Mangamo’s Announcements at Anime Expo 2022

Mangamo announced during its Anime Expo 2022 panel that it is adding the following five manga exclusively to its service in July 2022. The first three manga launch on July 1, 2022.

Title: My Stepsister Who Tells Me To Die Every Day Tries to Hypnotize Me So I Would Fall for Her…!
Creator: Tanaka Doriru
Release: July 1, 2022
Summary: High schooler Aoto Ichigaya’s light novels of forbidden love aren’t exactly flying off the shelves—but he’s got bigger problems right now. His cute-but-psycho stepsister Shizuku has decided the way to his heart is through hypnosis… which doesn’t actually work, but Aoto isn’t about to let her know that. Aoto’s childhood friend, Rinko, might be his only hope of rescue—if he even needs rescuing at all. When your stepsister wants to kiss you and kill you, there’s just no way for a guy to win.

Title: Kamisama Death Game
Creator: Joe Mashida
Release: July 1, 2022
Summary: Jingo, a shady debt-collector, awakens to find himself in an unknown forest surrounded by grotesque monsters. But, there’s more to these monsters than meets the eye–they’re gods and they want to play a game. Finding themselves as unwilling participants, players are forced to pair up and discover the world of horror and death sports in Kamisama Death Game.

Title: Guardian Angel: The Games Bring Girls Together
Creators: Mayu Sugiura, Sharumon
Release: July 1, 2022
Summary: Mio Kongoji and Akane Hinata start an e-sports club at Tomohana high school. Problem is neither of them have played e-sports before and there is already an elite e-sports club by the “advanced” students at the school. To make matters worse, they don’t even have enough club members to form a team. Can this unlikely club rise up and compete in the national championship?

Title: Yonezawa-san Is Done Being Human
Creator: Eisuke Kawata
Release: July 2022
Summary: Haru Yonezawa is an outstanding office manager who is looked up to by all of his teammates. On the surface, he is cool and collected, never getting his feathers ruffled by his grouchy boss. But the truth is he has a secret hobby that, if anyone found out about, would destroy his elite image. Every night, after a long, stressful day at work, he unwinds by dressing up and roleplaying… as a dog. Looking for a new “master” to help meet his needs, he calls upon a call-girl, who shows up and is none other than one of his subordinates from work.

Title: I Don’t Understand What My Sister’s Friend Is Thinking
Creator: Rei.
Release: July 2022
Summary: Chie’s big brother finds himself dumbfounded and perplexed by his younger sister’s best friend, Tsuyu, as she doesn’t say much. She seems to space out often and blushes easily, but what on Earth is going on in her head? Though she’s quiet and shy, Tsuyu seems to have romantic goals of her own as this coming-of-age story unfolds. Follow along with this young trio as they learn about each other in this cute tale of love and growth.

Mangamo is a mobile manga subscription service that gives readers ad-free unlimited access to legally licensed and professionally localized titles. The app launched in the United States and Canada in April 2020 for iOS devices. The company launched its Android version worldwide in November 2020.

Source: ANN

New Record of Ragnarok Manga Volume to Be Released on Mangamo

Mangamo, the mobile manga subscription app that gives readers unlimited access to hundreds of titles from Japanese publishers, has announced the acquisition of Volume 14 of Record of Ragnarok. Volume 14 is the latest release of the hit manga that became an anime on Netflix in 2021.

Record of Ragnarok Volume 14 will join Volumes 1 through 13 on Mangamo on May 18, 2022. All volumes will be available to read unlimited, ad-free for subscribers of the Mangamo app.

In Volume 14, the battle between the Gods and humans reaches a peak. It is Round 7 and the score is tied. The Gods bring out their King, but representing humans is also a King–the very first King of humankind. It’s King vs. King. Volume 14 was just released in Japan in March 2022, and Mangamo is the first to license and release this volume in English.

Record of Ragnarok is written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui and illustrated by Ajichika, and serialized in Monthly Comic Zenon by publisher Coamix since November 2017. The series follows an epic tournament between 13 notable humans from across history and 13 powerful gods and deities. The manga was adapted as an anime by Graphinica and premiered on Netflix in June 2021. The second season of the anime is currently in production.

In addition to the Record of Ragnarok series, Mangamo publishes the hit title Loving Yamada at Lv999!, as well as over 50 series that make their weekly English debut on the app, including Devil-Chi, Immortal Undertaker, Ghost Story Loop, Ultra-Fem Shishihara-kun, Tokyo Death Game, Nanase-san’s Crazy Love Obsession, You Guys are All Annoying!, I Wanna Be Your Girl, Memento Memori, DEATHDEUS: Hero of the Dead, A Man With A Thousand Skills, Do It or Die and many more, all included in one low monthly unlimited subscription price of US$4.99.

With Mangamo’s Daily Free Chapter promotional offer, readers new to the service can read up to four free chapters a day for free every day, without a subscription. This would also allow any user to read up to four chapters of Record of Ragnarok for free.

https://www.Mangamo.com/record-of-ragnarok

Mangamo to Add the Record of Ragnarok Manga

Mangamo has announced that it will launch all currently released 13 volumes of Shinya Umemura, Ajichika, and Takumi Fukui’s Record of Ragnarok manga on its service on March 18, 2022. They will be available unlimited and ad-free for subscribers.

The story is described as:

7 million Years of Human Civilization is coming to an end…

Every 1000 years, all the Gods of the world gather in heaven to attend the “Conference of Mankind Survival.” All the Gods agree to bring an ultimate end to the mankind due to their past foolish acts but before the final verdict is made, Brunhild, the eldest of the 13 Valkyrie sisters make and objection.

“To spice things up, why don’t you test humans?”

Her proposal was to have God vs Humanity’s final struggle also known as the “Ragnarok,” where all the Gods from the world and champions from the entire human history enters 1 on 1 battle. The first team to win 7 battles out of 13 will be the winner.

It seems almost impossible for the humans to win against the Gods.

Although Gods sneer at them, Brunhild makes further provocation;

“Are you chickening out?”

That touches Gods’ nerves and they accept her proposal in anger.

Therefore, Brunhild and her sisters must choose 13 of the strongest champions throughout the human history.

Will humans surpass Gods and make an stop to the ultimate end?

The eschatological battles between heaven and earth finally begin.

The Record of Ragnarok manga launched in Comic Zenon magazine in November 2017.

Source: ANN

Mangamo Announces Additions to Its Manga Library

Mangamo has announced that it has added the following manga between January 2022 and February 2022:

Title: Robustness – Road to Olympia
Creator: Yoshiyuki Satо̄
Summary: A tale of two brothers from ancient Greece, Grenos and Huros, trained together in the ways of Pankration — a martial art combining boxing and wrestling, considered the toughest sport in the original Olympic games — since they were old enough to walk. While still young, fate tears the two apart when their island home of Lemnos is invaded by Spartans, razing the town and killing everyone in their path. The Spartans take Huros prisoner and sell Grenos into slavery. Now, left with naught but a thirst for strength and a promise to his older brother, Grenos struggles to survive as a slave and one day reunite with Huros at the Olympic games.

Title: Dungeon Battle Royale
Creators: Gachasora and Pekoe
Summary: One day, a mysterious email goes out to everyone across Japan containing one simple command — take this aptitude test, or be branded “Neutral.” College loner Shion initially ignores the message, but when news of the strange aptitude test floods the media, he decides to try it out… and receives the designation “Chaos.” Soon after, the world is transformed by a mysterious young girl into a video game-style RPG battle royale between the classic Dungeons and Dragons alignments of Law and Chaos. The goal: motivate humanity from the brink of extinction by exposing them to some real conflict. As a newly-minted demon lord, Shion has to learn to play the game… or face conquest by adventurers eager to loot his stronghold and level up.

Title: Ultra-Fem Shishihara-kun
Creator: Mii Aimai
Summary: This lighthearted comedy follows the daily life of Yurika, a high school girl distinctly lacking in femininity, and her best friend Shouta Shishihara, an impossibly cute boy who loves baking and sewing — in other words, he’s more girly than any of his female classmates. This makes him popular with the girls and a target for the boys, but Shishihara also has a secret past… as a dangerous gangster. Though he pretends to be weak, meek, and terrible at sports to hide his checkered past, Shishihara has an aggressive side that manifests when pressed — or when he thinks his childhood friend Yurika might be in danger. Together, the unlikely pair navigate their first year of high school, replete with visits to cafes, school club recruitments, and even the occasional stalker.

Title: Ghost Story Loop
Creators: Jun Yagi and Tsunami Katо̄
Summary: Azusa Yuunami doesn’t believe in ghosts or curses – but she’s more than willing to photograph supposedly haunted locations for her brother’s website collecting local spooky folklore as long as he keeps bribing her with sweets. A fateful visit to an abandoned well, however, lands her right in the middle of her own terrifying ghost story. Tracking the mysterious figure appearing in her photographs reveals the true nature of her curse – she must relive the same day over and over again, and her only hope might be the mysterious exorcist who has seen the gruesome ends that await her.

Ultra-Fem Shishihara-kun and Ghost Story Loop are exclusive to the Mangamo service.

Mangamo currently partners with 19 publishers including Kodansha, Comicsmart, TOPPAN, and North Star Pictures. The company entered into a licensing deal with Dark Horse Comics to offer the Lone Wolf and Cub and Appleseed manga, alongside American comics such as Hellboy and Usagi Yojimbo, in December 2020.

Source: ANN

Mangamo Announces New Additions to Its Manga Library

Mangamo has announced that it is adding the following manga to its service:

Title: The White Necromancer: Road to the Spirit King
Creators: Hidefumi (story), azuyama (art)
Release Date: December 18, 2021
Summary: Winner of the 8th Internet Novel Awards, Comic Script Award. After dying at the young age of 15, Toru Kuromine is reborn in his favorite MMORPG game. He makes full use of his game knowledge to gain resources, skills and level up. While this story starts out slow with Toru and his friends as kids building up their skills, peace in the Empire starts to erode and Toru must rise up to the conflict where he becomes aware of his unique ability to see and communicate with the dead.

Title: Tokyo Death Game
Creator: Satoru Otsuka
Release Date: December 22, 2021
Summary: “Squid Game” is famous for having been inspired by Japanese manga such as Battle Royale, Liar’s Game, and controversially As the Gods Will. Now comes a live game competition to the death from world-famous video streamer “Cyper,” who purchases the city of Tokyo for the competition’s venue. High school student Kaname Amamiya enters the games to win money to save his sick sister, but amongst hundreds of strangers he struggles to stay alive in the wild metropolis.

Title: I Was Invited to the Otherworldly Country as a Warrior, But Refused and Decided to Start as a Soldier
Creators: Yusagi Aneko (story), Chihiro (art)
Release Date: December 29, 2021
Summary: From Aneko Yusagi, the author of best-selling light novel and manga The Rising of The Shield Hero (6.2 million copies sold in Japan) which has been adapted into an anime with the second season scheduled for April 2022. Ordinary high schooler Yukikazu Totsuka suddenly finds his life turned upside down when he’s transported to another universe — along with his whole class. While his classmates are hailed as heroes and appointed warriors in the new world, Yukikazu chooses to follow a different path: starting from the ground up as a humble military recruit. Can he climb the ranks, survive life as a soldier, and find out the truth behind this mysterious summoning?

Title: Nanase-san’s Crazy Love Obsession
Creator: Tomu Shinonome
Release Date: January 5, 2022
Summary: Corporate wage slave Takahashi has never had a girlfriend — until he tries out a dating app and finds what seems to be the perfect match. Pretty, young, and successful, Nanase’s got it all… except for sanity. Nanase’s had her eyes on Takahashi for a long time, and is willing to give him everything he wants, whether he likes it or not. A different kind of love comedy is about to unfold.

Mangamo is a mobile manga subscription service that gives readers ad-free unlimited access to legally licensed and professionally localized titles. The app launched in the United States and Canada in April 2020 for iOS devices. The company launched its Android version worldwide on November 23, 2020.

The service offers manga that have not received previous releases in English. The app also includes Attack on Titan, Somali and the Forest Spirit, Fire Force, Arte, Dropkick on My Devil!, Akatsuki Babies, Reset Game, and Daily Meteor Strike.

The app uploads chapters daily. Users can read manga on the app from left to right or by scrolling vertically, and the app features a customized reader.

Mangamo currently partners with 19 publishers including Kodansha, Comicsmart, TOPPAN, and North Star Pictures. The company entered into a licensing deal with Dark Horse Comics to offer the Lone Wolf and Cub and Appleseed manga, alongside American comics such as Hellboy and Usagi Yojimbo, in December 2020.

Source: ANN

Mangamo Adds Motoka Murakami’s JIN Manga and Announces Daily Free Chapter Feature

Mangamo announced during its Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 panel that it is adding Motoka Murakami’s historical medical manga JIN to its service. This marks the first time that the entire manga is available for subscription.

The service also announced a new feature called the “Daily Free Chapter,” which allows new users to read a free chapter every day without signing up for a subscription. The new tier will contain no ads, and it will include hundreds of manga chapters, including series that were not previously available in English. JIN‘s first 20 chapters will be available for free daily on the service.

Mangamo will also add the following manga from Kodansha Comics: Real Girl by Mao Nanami, I’m Standing on a Million Lives by Naoki Yamakawa and Akinari Nao, and Boarding School Juliet by Yōsuke Kaneda.

Mangamo is a mobile manga subscription service that gives readers ad-free unlimited access to legally licensed and professionally localized titles. The app launched in the United States and Canada in April 2020 for iOS devices. The company launched its Android version worldwide on November 23, 2020.

Source: ANN

Mangamo Adds a Whole Lot of Kodansha Series

Mangamo, the mobile manga subscription app that gives readers unlimited access to hundreds of Japanese manga series while supporting creators, is now adding more than 800 volumes bringing the total volumes available from Kodansha to over 1,200 manga volumes.

In addition to Mangamo’s library of Kodansha mega-hits like Attack on Titan and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Mangamo is adding volumes of well-known series such as Fire Force, Fairy Tail, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Attack on Titan: Before the Fall and Ajin – Demi-Human. Also, Mangamo welcomes recent hits like Edens Zero, Gleipnir, The Quintessential Quintuplets, A Silent Voice, Chihayafuru, and Tokyo Revengers.

Alvin Lu, President & CEO of Kodansha USA Publishing, said, “Kodansha’s diverse catalog perfectly complements Mangamo’s extensive and Japanese-manga-focused selection. We’re very excited to be extending our offerings on this promising platform.”

Kodansha is a key partner of Mangamo, which works with a growing list of manga publishers. Currently Mangamo partners with 19 different publishers. Mangamo has the most Japanese manga series available for mobile subscription and works with Japanese publishers to bring many manga series to users around the world in English for the first time through their Only On Mangamo first-release platform.

Mangamo Service Inks Deal With Dark Horse Comics

Anime News Network is reporting that Mangamo has entered into a licensing deal with Dark Horse Comics to offer the Lone Wolf and Cub and Appleseed manga, alongside American comics such as Hellboy and Usagi Yojimbo. Lone Wolf and Cub and Appleseed will be available later in December 2020, with more Dark Horse Comics titles planned over the coming months.

Mangamo is a mobile manga subscription service that gives readers ad-free unlimited access to legally licensed and professionally localized titles. The app launched in the United States and Canada on April 15, 2020 for iOS devices. The company launched its Android version worldwide on November 23, 2020.

The app uploads chapters daily. Users can read manga on the app from left to right or by scrolling vertically, and the app features a customized reader.

Source: ANN

Mangamo Manga Subscription App Launches Globally for Android

Mangamo, the manga subscription app that gives readers unlimited access to hundreds of titles from multiple publishers while supporting creators, has answered the request of manga fans around the world with the global launch of its app for Android. The service is now available for Android on the Google Play Store and for iOS on the Apple App Store and is offering a 30-day free trial for new users.

Mangamo was created by executives and leaders from Crunchyroll, VIZ Media, Hulu Japan, Netflix and more. A US$4.99 monthly subscription provides ad-free, unlimited access to 300+ series, more manga titles than any other English-language manga or comics subscription service.

“Mangamo was created by manga fans, for manga fans. Our purpose is to connect the manga community to manga creators and provide an easy and affordable way to read and discover tons of new manga whenever you want, in the palm of your hand,” said Buddy Marini, founder and CEO of Mangamo. “Being available on Android means bringing manga to even more people all over the world, and we encourage everyone to let us know what they think so we can make Mangamo the best way to read and discover manga.”

Read mega-hits like Fire Force, Attack On Titan, The Seven Deadly Sins, Fairy Tail, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, In/Spectre, Knights of Sidonia, and Ajin: Demi-Human; manga based on current anime hits like Japan Sinks 2020, Arte, Dropkick on My Devil!, and Somali and the Forest Spirit; and award-winning series like Loving Yamada at LV999!, and Reset Game.

Earlier this year, the service launched the Monthly Featured Titles initiative to inform fans about the hundreds of various titles available on the service, whether that’s top shonen hits or hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Mangamo has over 100 titles that have never before been released in English, and over the summer, Mangamo announced its first Mangamo Original Manga, Japan Sinks 2020, based on the Netflix Original Anime by director Masaaki Yuasa.

Mangamo’s November Featured Titles include Immortal Undertaker, Department of Demon Resources, Devil-Chi, Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, and Laughing Under the Clouds plus two of its spin-offs, Laughing in the Fog and Laughing in Purgatory. The service also recently announced the launch of The Most Tsundere Boss in History and The Warrior Demigods, Champions of Sparta.

In addition to adding new publishers and titles since its initial launch in April 2020, the service has ramped up chapter releases. The new chapter release schedule can be found on the website, shared on social media and on the app’s explore page. Over one third of Mangamo’s library is current (vs. complete), which means that the app will be releasing new chapters on over 100 titles regularly.

An experienced editorial team curates and localizes each series, handpicked out of thousands of available titles in Japan to bring the very best from genres like Shonen, Seinen, Isekai, Shojo, Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action, Romance, Comedy, School, BL, Yaoi, Adventure and more to readers everywhere.

A customized reader and tracker is included so you can keep your own personal library with all of the manga that you’re currently reading, the titles you’ve added to your list for later, and your completed manga. Need a break? Your reading progress will automatically be saved.

Over 30 million people worldwide access English-language manga piracy sites every month, and despite this global popularity of manga, publishers and manga creators do not reap the rewards of their hard work. Mangamo licenses all titles directly from publishers and shares profits to support creators and the industry.

Mangamo recently completed an investment round which included investments by Sony, through their investment arm The Sony Innovation Fund; the Septeni Group, the Japanese digital marketing and media company with their own domestic manga business, and others.

“Mangamo is ushering in a new frontier in digital manga that makes it as widely available and easily bingeable as anime for fans everywhere,” said Gen Tsuchikawa, Chief Investment Manager, Sony Innovation Fund. “This investment signifies our confidence and excitement in Mangamo’s role in the growing global manga market and the possibilities for this new, influential consumer touchpoint of entertainment IP.”

Laughing in Purgatory Manga Launches on Mangamo

The Mangamo app launched Kemuri Karakara’s Laughing in Purgatory manga on November 6, 2020. The first five chapters of the prequel manga to Laughing Under the Clouds are available to read on the app.

Laughing in Purgatory serves as a prequel to Laughing Under the Clouds, and it is set during Japan’s Warring States period, 300 years before the main manga’s story. The story centers on the Orochi at Lake Biwa.

Karakara launched the ongoing manga in Monthly Comic Garden in January 2014.

Source: ANN