Manga fans in the United States and Canada can now download the VIZ Manga app, a new subscription-based manga reading service separate from the Shonen Jump app.
The VIZ Manga app’s catalogue includes titles like Komi Can’t Communicate, Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, Call of the Night, Inuyasha, Kimi ni Todoke, Uzumaki, and more. While new chapters are available for free, users can pay US$1.99 a month (versus the Shonen Jump app’s US$2.99 a month subscription fee) to access the service’s full “10,000+” worth of manga chapters.
VIZ’s website also lists the ability to buy digital volumes and to “stream, download and sync across devices.”
In a video, VIZ CEO Ken Sasaki said that the new app’s offerings, which span various genres including fantasy and romance, are curated by the company’s editors. “Also, we are very excited to offer many series published simultaneously with Japan in English for the very first time,” he added.
Sasaki also promised that the app will have “so much more” manga in the future.
The VIZ Manga app is available on App Store and Google Play. It currently has a 4.9 star rating on the former and a 4.8 rating on the latter.