DeNA manga app for the unpublished

JIJI

DeNA Co. on Wednesday released a smartphone manga app that offers artists’ previously unpublished works for free.

The social games operator is offering the Manga Box app in both Japanese and English.

The first issue contains 28 comics series, including “Sungeki no Kyojin,” a spinoff of blockbuster “Shingeki no Kyojin” (“Attack on Titan”).

Three to five new episodes are available each day, and all 28 works will be updated weekly.

Publishers Kodansha Ltd. and Shogakukan Inc. will edit the comics with DeNA. Like print magazines, the comics will also be distributed in book and e-book form, with popular works made into smartphone games and movies.

DeNA plans to distribute a Chinese version of the app.