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Japanese Manga Portal Launches in North America

Japan’s Digital Comic Association, a group of 39 Japanese manga publishers, has launched a new portal for North American readers called JManga. The site will update its catalog on a weekly basis and they hope to have 10,000 titles available by 2013.

Here’s more from the release: “ provides online manga for sale by chapter and volume, made purchasable using a monthly point subscription system, free previews available to be read by all, as well as information regarding manga currently published in North America.”

This manga portal has made several hundred manga titles available including popular hits such as NarutoSoredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru and Manga Science. Users can also enjoy the social features such as the interactive forums and a Facebook page.

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