On October 4, 2021, Amazia Inc. Japan launched the Manga Bang Channel on YouTube. This is an official YouTube Channel hosting videos of original manga works found on the Manga BANG! app.
The Manga Bang Channel features “motion manga,” a new experimental way to enjoy Japanese manga translated into English. Motion manga include background music and visual effects. The sound and motion aim to produce a more immersive experience than typical book reading.
In addition, the Manga Bang Channel allows the service to present text for each speech bubble in chronological order. Amazia hopes this visual direction will be convenient for new readers who are unfamiliar with traditional Japanese style reading, which often progresses from the right side of the panel to the left.
Titles currently available on Manga Bang Channel:
-Milimoss Saga - War Records of the Reincarnated Youngest Prince
-The Date of Marriage - If you can't have a fiancé let's get married
-Dungeon Battle Royale
-I Was Invited to the Otherworldly Country As a Warrior, But I Refused and Decided to Start As a Soldier
-Necromancer of White: The Road to the Spirit King
This is the third ever English language service offered by Amazia since October 2020. Its first service was Tokyo Anime News, a website written in English dedicated to news about manga, anime and other Japan-related stories. Amazia then followed up with its second free service, the Manga Flip app, which launched on March 30, 2021.
Amazia aims to make an environment for people from the US and other English speaking countries to legally and habitually read officially licensed Japanese manga. In the future, the company will seek the possibility of monetizing its manga services through a paid subscription business model.
Content: Motion manga videos of Manga BANG Comics translated into English
*Manga Bang Channel hopes to upload 20 new videos per month while increasing the number of works and episodes.
The Japanese company founded its manga app business in 2012. It grew rapidly after launching “Manga BANG!” in November 2014. Amazia’s products aim for their consumers to enjoy their leisure time. The company promises to create new businesses and expand globally to enrich the lives of its users.