JManga.com added fourteen more manga releases on February 14, 2012:
- Girlfriends Volume 2 by Milk Morinaga
- The Perfect Girlfriend Volume 2 by Wataru Akiduki
- Morita-san wa Mukuchi Volume 4 by Tae Sano
- LOVE MY LIFE Volume 1 by Ebine Yamaji
- Cousin Volume 1 by Ryo Ikuemi
- BROCKEN BLOOD Volumes 1-3 by Etorouji Shiono
- Daniel and Daughter by Mayu Takayama and Lucy Gordon
- The Celebrity Doctor’s Proposal by Masami Hoshino and Sarah Morgan
- Million Dollar Men Volumes 1-3 by Kanako Uesugi and Leanne Banks
- The Seduction Bid by Kazuko Fujita and Amanda Browning
- Angus’s Lost Lady by Kazuko Fujita and Marie Ferrarella
- In the Arms of the Seikh by Kaori Himeki and Sophie Weston
- Backwards Honeymoon by Ritsuka Amane and Leigh Michaels
- Blue Moon Bride by Kako Ito and Renee Roszel
JManga has announced that the site has added two new titles: Volume 1 of Tae Sano’s Morita-san wa Mukuchi and Keiko Nishi’s Kyudo Boys.
Morita-san wa Mukuchi costs 599 points per volume, while Kyudo Boys costs 499 points per volume. Free previews are also available for both titles.
JManga has announced that the site has added Hiroki Kusumoto’s King’s Moon – The Life of Akechi Mitsuhide- manga. This one-volume title is now available for 899 points with a free preview.
JManga has added Chikuhime’s Love Beyond Time to its website. This two-part historical manga is available for 499 points per volume. There is also a free preview for the volumes.
The JManga website has posted three new manga titles in the past three weeks. All three titles are now available on the site for 899 points per volume with free previews.
The new titles are:
- Hitohira (1-2) by Izumi Kirihara
- Nogi (1) by Hiroto Ida
- Sherlock Holmes (1) by Toya Ataka
In addition, JManga is hosting a sale from October 4-October 31, 2011. Also, JManga will give users back 50 percent of all points used before the sale started. The site also announced on its Twitter account that it plans to release an iPad application by the end of the year.
JManga has added two more manga titles to the site. Both titles are available for 899 points with free previews:
- Brocken Blood (1) by Etorouji Shiono
- Edo Nekoe Jubei Otogizoshi (1) by Maru Nagao
JManga has announced the addition of twelve new manga titles to its site. Unfortunately, none of these titles are available for purchase at this time.
- Baka to Test to Shokanju ja (1) by Kenji Inoue, KOIZUMI, Yui Haga
- Daimajin Kanon (1) by Seijuro Mizu, Daimaijin Kanon Production
- Dolls (1) by Yumiko Kawahara
- Junjo Romantica (1) by Shungiku Nakamura
- Neo Angelique (1) by Mika Kajiyama, Ruby Party, Kairi Yura
- Rental Magica (1) by Akiho Narimiya, Makoto Sanda, pako
- Shin Koihime Muso: Otome Ryoran Sangokushi Engi- (1-2) by BaseSon, Akari Ryuryuu
- Teizokurei Monophobia (1) by Saki Okuse, Seigo Tokiya
- The Emerging Story of Mismarca (1) by Tomoaki Hayashi, Keiji Asakawa, Tomozo
- The Girl Who Leapt Through Time After (Toki o Kakeru Shojo After) by Minoru Hashiguchi, Yasutaka Tsutsui/2006, TOKIKAKE Film Partners
- Trinity Blood (1) by Kiyo Kyujyo, Sunao Yoshida, THORES Shibamoto
- Zettai Shojo Seiiki Amnesian (1) by Kaishaku
On August 23, 2011, JManga listed 17 new titles on its site. Of the 17 new titles, only one is available for purchase: Hawking by Takao Saito.
The new manga titles listed at JManga are:
- Blood+ (1-2) by Asuka Katsura, Production I.G. Aniplex
- Deadman Wonderland (1-10) by Jinsei Kataoka, Kazuma Kondou
- Ga-Rei (1-6) by Hajime Segawa
- Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (1) by Yoshiki Takaya
- H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~ (1) by Makura, SCADI, Kira Inugami
- Hawking (1) by Takao Saito
- Kiss of Rose Princess (1) by Aya Shouoto
- Kokaku Torimonocho (1-4) by Yoshitsugu Katagiri
- MAIL (1) by Hosui Yamazaki
- Momogumi Plus Senki (1) by Eri Sakondo
- Namonaki Tori no Tobu Yoake (1-3) by Hiirotaka Kisaragi
- Queen’s Blade – Hide & Seek – (1-5) by Iku Nanzaki, Hobby Japan
- Shuffle! -Days in the Bloom- (1-6) by Shiroi Kusaka, NAVEL
- The Vanishing of Nagato Yuki-chan (1) by Nagaru Tanigawa, Puyo, Noizi Ito
- Todenka (1-2) by Eiji Otsuka, Nato Kio
- Tsuyo-kiss (1) by Hamao Sumeragi, Candy Soft
- Watashi no Messiah-sama (1) by Suu Minazuki
- Zone-00 (1-2) by Kiyo Qjo
JManga, a platform for legally reading manga online, launched in the United States today (Wednesday, August 17, 2011).
According to the site’s FAQ, you are able to browse information on manga works, access bookselling sites, access publishing companies’ sites, preview manga, purchase and view digital comics, and access exclusive JManga project content (such as author interviews). It also states that the browsers that are supported by this service are Firefox 3.0+, Google Chrome 6.0+, and Safari 5.0+.
There are two levels of service currently available on the site: a free subscription and a $10 monthly plan. Currently, the subscription fee grants the user 1000 “points” a month, with a limited time kickoff bonus of an additional 500 points). These points can be redeemed to purchase chapters or volumes of manga. At this time, it is required that one be a paid member to buy more points or purchase manga. To purchase the $10 monthly plan, you need to register your credit card information with JManga. It should be noted that when you purchase chapters or volumes of manga on the site, they are not downloaded to your computer; you are paying for the right to read the manga online from JManga’s server.
According to Anime News Network, these were the only manga titles available for purchase when the site launched:
- A Kiss on Tearful Cheeks (1)
- ADEKAN (1)
- Anesthesiologist Hana (1)
- BLACK SUN SILVER MOON (1)
- Cigarette Kisses (1)
- CONFESSION (1)
- Crayon Shin-Chan (1-11)
- Crime and Punishment: A Falsified Romance (1)
- Devil King (1)
- Dingo (1)
- Drifting Net Cafe (1)
- Ekiben Hitoritabi (1)
- GIRLFRIENDS (1)
- GOKUDOU MESHI (1)
- Hitohira (1)
- Joshi Kousei (1)
- Kamakura Monogatari (1)
- Kitty Hawker (1)
- LOL Theater (1)
- Madame Joker (1)
- Manga Science (1)
- Mori no Asagao (1)
- My Sadistic Boyfriend (1)
- Nagai Michi (1)
- Nao Go Straight-Guide Dog Trainer- (1)
- Ninja Papa (1)
- NO COLOR (1)
- Non-chan no Tenohira (1)
- Odds GP! (1)
- Oh my god! (1-2)
- Otaku-Type Delusion Girl (1)
- Pet on Duty (1)
- PIECES OF A SPIRAL (1)
- Romeo/Romeo (1)
- Sherlock Holmes (1)
- Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru (1)
- STAR PROTECTOR DOG (1)
- Survival: Another Story (1)
- The Larceny Log of Zampei the Cloud Snatcher (1)
- The Perfect Girlfriend (1)
- The Town of Evening Calm, The Country of Cherry Blossoms (1)
- THE YOUNG MAGICIAN (1)
- To All The Corners of The World (1)
- Tsugumomo (1)
- Urameshiya (1)
- When I’m With You (1)
- WONDER! (1)
- Young-kun (1)
Anime News Network is also reporting that JManga is planning to update the site’s catalog every Tuesday to increase it “to a few thousand titles within the next year and onto 10,000 by 2013.” The site is also reporting titles that are listed at the site, but are not currently available for purchase. For a full list of these titles, take a look at Anime News Network’s article about JManga’s launch
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.