TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 7, 2015 — eBOOK Initiative Japan Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 3658) (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan; President & CEO: Hitoshi Koide), who operates ebook-selling website, “eBookJapan”, which boasts the largest line-ups of the digital comics in Japan, will be launching the Japanese comics digital bookstore, ”MangaMon” on November 1st, in collaboration with Elex Media Komputindo and m&c!.
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“MangaMon” will introduce the properly-licensed Japanese comics in digital form (i.e. “ebook”) that are translated into Bahasa-Indonesia. This brand-new service will provide a whole new level of experience for millions of Indonesians who have been long waiting for the excitement of the Japanese comics. “MangaMon” offers the following three characteristics:
1) VAST LINE-UPS OF THE JAPANESE COMICS
“MangaMon” will be the first service in Indonesia which can offer the vast line-ups of the Japanese comics in ebook. This unprecedented service is made happen only when the giants in Indonesia and Japan collaborate: Elex Media Komputindo and m&c! which are subsidiaries of Kompass Gramedia Group and publish 80-90% of the Japanese comics in Indonesia, and eBookJapan which focuses on ebook business in Japan, building firm relationships with most of the Japanese comic publishers.
“MangaMon” has a vision to introduce all of the Japanese comics into Indonesia in ebook. The first goal is to offer all of the Japanese comics available in paper copies in Indonesia. Then the next goal will be launching all of the comics to be created including Indies.
2) CURATED INFORMATION ON JAPANESE COMICS & POP CULTURE
“MangaMon” will provide the latest information on Japanese comics and pop culture: interviews with a famous comic artists; announcements on comic titles which will be expanded to animations and films; reports on Japanese events related to comics such as “Comic Market”; etc. ”MangaMon” envisions to become the portal site on Japanese comics and pop culture information.
3) CONTRIBUTION REWARDS OF COMICS AND GOODS
"MangaMon" will offer a special "point system" with which its users can later use to get ebooks and goods. All they need to do is to tap “like” or “share” button, post comments, or participate in events, etc. on its website. Variety of events such as COSPLAY and ILLUSTRATION contests will be held for users to participate, and enjoy.
“MangaMon” opening campaign
“MangaMon” plan to offer various opening campaign.
First of all, “MangaMon” will participate in Anime Festival Asia INDONESIA 2015, which will be one of the largest anime festivals in the world. “MangaMon Vouchers,” with which users can get 1 free ebook comic, and fliers will be handed out by our famous cosplayers.
Secondly, “MangaMon” plans to open a conceptual cafe featuring Japanese comics and animation starting on November 1st. The cafe will also exhibit original drafts and other materials owned by comic artists.
With its brand-new service and promotional activities, “MangaMon” will take you to the whole new experience.
ABOUT AFA 2015 INDONESIA （Anime Festival Asia）
Born in 2008, AFA is the largest and most followed J-pop culture event in Southeast Asia, covering Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia & Malaysia, with 9 festivals in the past 8 years exceeding 145,000 attendees.
Period: September 25th (Fri) – September 27th (Sun), 2015
Place : Jakarta International EXPO Hall B1, B2, and B3
Events: Demonstration of ”MangaMon”
The advantage of ebook
eBook is a digitalized book, which is available on your digital devices
(PC, smartphone and tablet). There are various advantages. You can:
a） CARRY all books with you,
b） BUY books without experiencing out of stock,
c） VISIT the bookstore anytime you like,
d） KEEP books without deteriorating, and
e） SAVE space for keeping books.
Enjoy our upcoming new service of “MangaMon”!! From now on, comics fans will be able to read officially-licensed ebook. eBookJapan, Elex Media Komputindo and m&c! are committed to develop Indonesian entertainment market together.
About eBOOK Initiative Japan Co., Ltd.
eBOOK Initiative Japan Co.,Ltd.（eBookJapan）was established on May 17,
2000 in Tokyo, Japan.
eBookJapan operates ebook-selling website, “eBookJapan”, which boasts the largest line-ups of the Japanese comics in ebook format. It is listed in Section #1 of Tokyo Stock Exchange Market since October 2013.
eBOOK Initiative Japan Co., Ltd.
Sayoko Kimoto, 81-3-3518-9544