Digital manga service Azuki has announced that it has licensed three new titles for its service. They include the manga adaptation of Aresanzui’s light novel series Turning the Tables on the Seatmate Killer!, Natsumi Ito’s My Dear Detective: Mitsuko’s Case Files, and Mississippi‘s short story collection Invisible Parade.
The first two manga titles will be exclusive to the Azuki digital manga app and will be made available sometime this August. Invisible Parade is available to be purchased from indie publisher Glacier Bay Books. The first three chapters of the short story collection can now be read by premium subscribers.
The manga adaptation of Turning the Tables on the Seatmate Killer! is written by Aresanzui with artwork by Bachi Miyako, based on Sabamizore’s original light novel character designs. The manga series was first published in Gaugau Monster magazine on April 14, 2020. Three tankoubon volumes have been published as of July 6, 2022.
My Dear Detective: Mitsuko’s Case Files was first launched by Natsumi Ito in Futabasha’s Manga Action magazine on May 18, 2021. One tankoubon volume collecting five chapters have been published in total so far.
Finally, one more exclusive: My Dear Detective: Mitsuko’s Case Files by Natsumi Ito!— Azuki 👋 AX2022 (@ReadAzuki) July 4, 2022
Starting this August, follow Mitsuko — Japan's first female detective — and her handsome new assistant as they solve cases in early Showa-era Japan 🔍https://t.co/oC5mpkCpGo pic.twitter.com/ZipiXwMPJS
Invisible Parade is the latest short story collection from indie manga artist Mississippi. The series expands on their 2020 digital short story collection Tsukiko and the Satellite and other stories, which compiled 5 short stories from 2014-2019. Invisible Parade features 12 new stories spanning over 160 pages, published from 2010-2021.
First up, we’re adding 💧 Invisible Parade from @glacierbaybooks! A new short story collection from painter and manga artist MISSISSIPPI (Tsukiko and the Satellite and other stories). First three chapters available right now for Premium members! 💖https://t.co/FKeB6GEGZK pic.twitter.com/PlG2cDH6vA— Azuki 👋 AX2022 (@ReadAzuki) July 4, 2022
Azuki now has three exclusive manga series on its service, with Hikaru in the Light! being their first license acquisition in May 2022 at Anime Boston.
The Azuki app was first launched in June 2021 on iOS, Android, and web browsers worldwide, except in Japan. It is described as a modern digital manga streaming service that “puts Japanese manga at your fingertips.” The service features many manga titles from Kodansha USA and other smaller publications.
Free readers are able to read select manga series with advertisements. The premium subscription, priced at US$4.99, allows readers to read as much manga as they want without any ads.
Source: Azuki Official Twitter