Happinet Corporation and Inception Media Group have launched the “Manga 2.5” distribution service, which is releasing English-language “motion comic” versions of manga in video form. These “motion comics” include English voice acting, sound effects, animation, motion, and coloring.
The service has launched with two titles: Sakura Kinoshita’s The Mythical Detective LOKI and Ouji Kozaki’s Karasuma Kyoko no Jikenbo. Currently, the first chapters of these manga are streaming for free. A “motion comic” version of Yumi Amachi’s Otogi Soushi will be available in March 2013.
At this time, the “motion comic” titles are only available on the iTunes store in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and South Africa.