It was announced at Comic-Con International that the JManga.com manga portal site was officially launch in North America on August 17, 2011. The site is currently only availale to those participating in a closed beta test.
This is what you can expect from JManga.com, according to their press release:
- An official manga portal website in which a concentration of Japanese manga publishers can release content.
- A place for the release manga titles from the plethora of genres spawned by Japanese manga culture.
- A site to read such diverse titles as: Naruto, Kekkaishi, Crayon Shin-chan, Devil King, Cigarette Kisses, Dragon Girl, Tujiurauri, Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru, Young-kun, ADEKAN, Manga Science, and more.
- A medium to provide services and content that only an official site can, such as, manga artist interviews and feature articles.
- A gathering point for manga fans worldwide to communicate their activities, thoughts and tastes via social networking features to be integrated.
- An official manga portal website operated by the Digital Comic Association supported JManga Co., Ltd.
- The JManga Portal aims to become a hub to unite readers worldwide more dynamically than ever before.