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Viz Media Advances Towards Nook Manga Offerings

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Viz Media is making some new inroads on getting its manga experience out into the world a bi tmore today as it’s been revealed that the company has signed an exclusive deal with Barnes & Nobel to get their manga out on the book Tablet and Nook Color devices. The company is set to sell 18 series on the Nook devices including such bestselling series as Naruto, Bleach, Cross Game and Vampire Knight at prices that are fairly common across their brands so far, from $4.99 to $9.99 depending on title.

Viz Media’s senior vice president and GM Alvin Lu was quoted as saying that they intend to have over a hundred volumes at the launch today and as we’ve seen on their own site and iOS app, they intend to expand the selection to more than 500 volumes in the coming months.  “The Barnes & Noble team and VIZ Media have put together a fantastic manga reading experience,” Lu said, noting that Nook consumers have, “full control of their reading experience with the ability to pinch and zoom to dive into the tiniest details.”

“Barnes & Noble has been a major partner with VIZ Media for many years in growing the North American print manga market, and we’re very excited to expand our relationship to make our vast digital library of manga titles available.”

The following manga titles are available today with many more coming:

  1. ABSOLUTE BOYFRIEND Vols. 1-6 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
  2. ARATA: THE LEGEND Vols. 1-8 · Rated “T” for Teens
  3. BACKSTAGE PRINCE Vols. 1 & 2 · Rated “T” for Teens
  4. BEAST MASTER Vols. 1-2 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
  5. BLACK BIRD Vols. 1-11 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
  6. CHILDREN OF THE SEA Vols. 1-4 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
  7. CROSS GAME Vols. 1-4 · Rated “T” for Teens
  8. DENGEKI DAISY Vols. 1-7 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
  9. FUSHIGI YUGI: GENBU KAIDEN Vols. 1-9 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
  10. HOUSE OF FIVE LEAVES Vols. 1-5 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
  11. HYDE & CLOSER Vols. 1-6 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
  12. I’LL GIVE IT MY ALL…TOMORROW Vols. 1-4 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
  13. KEKKAISHI Vols. 1-19 · Rated “T” for Teens
  14. MAOH: JUVENILE REMIX Vols. 1-7 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
  15. NOT SIMPLE · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
  16. OISHINBO Vols. 1-5 · Rated “T” for Teens
  17. SATURN APARTMENTS Vols. 1-4 · Rated “T” for Teens
  18. SOLANIN · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
  19. WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD! Vols. 1 & 2 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens

[Source: Publishers Weekly]

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