Electronic books distributor eBook Initiative Japan Co. said it will distribute Japanese “manga” comic books via an Internet portal site in Singapore starting Tuesday.

The service will initially offer 30 titles, including a collection of “Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro” by Shigeru Mizuki, in their original and Chinese-language versions, the Tokyo-based company said.

The number of tiles will be boosted to 50 by the end of the year.

The new service will be handled jointly with two Kyocera Corp. group firms — Kyocera Communication Systems Co. in Tokyo and Kyocera Communication Asia Pacific Pte. in Singapore.

Customers will need special software to read the manga.

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