VIZ Media has partnered with eBookstore Kobo, bringing its digital manga graphic novels to the Kobo store. The partnership brings more than 500 volumes from 60 different series to the Kobo store including titles from Shonen Jump, Shonen Jump Advanced, Shojo Beat, and VIZ Signature collections.
The launch also includes the popular manga titles Naruto, Bleach, Blue Exorcist, One Piece and Vampire Knight. The publisher will regularly release new titles from its collection. New titles will be added regularly on Tuesdays. Over time, Kobo will carry VIZ Media’s full digital manga catalog of more than 1,500 volumes and 130 series. In addition, VIZ Media has synchronized its digital publishing schedule with print for future manga titles so that readers can get the books digitally at the same time as the print editions are available.
The Kobo platform is designed for comic book reading. It allows readers to zoom and pan in on different frames on comic books by double tapping.