NTT Solmare Corp has officially launched its newest digital manga service MangaPlaza today. It will host a broad range of titles from some of the major Japanese publishers, including Kodansha and KADOKAWA. Some of the titles offered in the service will be released in English for the first time.
To commemorate the occasion, first-time users of MangaPlaza will be offered a seven day free trial if they register starting today. NTT Solmare Corp will also offer US$10.00 Amazon gift cards to 301 lucky registrants to celebrate the service’s official launch.
MangaPlaza was first announced in December 2021, when NTT Solmare Corp announced plans to offer U.S. manga fans an extensive list of titles to read in genres such as shounen, shoujo, josei, boys’ love, and teens’ love among others. Readers can enjoy chapters from their favorite series such as Attack on Titan, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku, and Obey Me! The Comic.
A month after their initial announcement, a series of exclusive pre-registration bonuses was launched on MangaPlaza’s trial page. These included special campaigns featuring different products and promotions, including the world premiere of the English version of Obey Me! The Comic and collaborations with YouTuber Akidearest. Additionally, a subscription cash bonus campaign motivated thousands of manga fans to pre-register for the service ahead of the March launch.
The new digital storefront will offer users access to nearly 50,000 chapters of manga from over 2,000 different titles. New users will need to pay a monthly fee of US$6.99 to have unlimited access to the digital library. They can also pay a nominal fee between US$0.45 to US$3.99 to purchase manga individually without a subscription. Readers will also be able to read one free chapter from every manga at no cost.
MangaPlaza was created to serve both the manga industry and its many global readers, while limiting the circulation of pirated content.
Source: Press Release