LINE is releasing LINE MANGA


LINE is releasing a new app service called LINE Manga (LINEマンガ).  It’s a digital manga service where users can read manga, and uses stickers from such manga to communicate with friends.


LINE Manga will work with famous manga publishers from Japan such as Shueisha, Shogakukan and Kodansha.  There will be about 30, 000 manga available at the launch of the app with popular titles such as Space Brothers and Attack on Titan.  It is expected to have about 1000 new titles a month.


After purchasing a digital manga, users can download the free stickers from such manga series.  You can also share your favorite manga series with friends as well.  However, this app is currently only available in Japan and it’s going to be difficult for it to make its way to US.