In an effort to compete with the huge ad-supported pirated manga aggregator sites, the Japanese Digital Comics Association has announced that this August they will be unveiling Jmanga.com, a new English-language digital manga site with free content.
Jmanga.com will include manga never before on sale in the English speaking world, a number of social networking features, and special creator content. Some of the digital manga on the site will be free, while others will be available for purchase online.
The beta version of the site contains free preview chapters of popular manga including Claymore, Naruto, Ruroni Kenshin, and Death Note. Manga publishers in the Japanese Digital Comics Association include Kodansha, Shogakukan, Shueisha, and Square Enix among others.
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