Apple has posted a new section to its iBooks electronic book store that is dedicated to comics and graphic novels. It includes a subsection labeled “manga,” and this subsection includes titles from Seven Seas Entertainment. There is also a pre-order listing of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Volume 12, which is published by Yen Press, and is scheduled to be released on May 29, 2012.
This subsection also includes Korean- and American-produced manga-influenced comics, independent comics (some of which are not published in English), cosplay guides, manga-based language books from the publisher Japanime, and several instructional art books.
Items purchased in iBooks can only be read on Apple devices that support iOS 4 or later; this includes all iPads, all iPhones except for the original model, and all iPod touch devices expect the first model. iBooks releases cannot be read on a personal computer.