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Azuki CEO Shares Origin Story Of The New Digital Manga Streaming Service, Launches June 28

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KiraKira Media Inc. announced on Thursday that a new digital manga streaming service will debut on June 28 on iOS, Android, and web browsers in English globally except Japan. Azuki has collaborated with Kodansha USA as its first partner to make the most popular titles of Japanese publisher’s available for on-demand viewing.

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In the recent update message on Azuki’s website, co-founder and CEO Mr. Abbas Jaffery revealed their origin story for the streaming service and how they came up with the name.

As the name and logo suggests, ‘Azuki’ means beans. And they came up with the idea of naming the service after beans when Jaffery revealed his favourite snacks while reading manga is “mochi”. Furthermore, he disclosed in the message that his idea to create Azuki actually buds from his wish to experience a space where he could read manga and discuss it with other fans, sharing opinions, recommendations, and more.

Jaffery assures that Azuki IS a big deal that has the dream team(co-founders from Kodansha, Yelp, The Internet Archive, and Medium) who came together to create this manga service. A service that works across phones, tablets, and computers, with free chapters and great community features.

Azuki will feature series from Kodansha on its debut, all officially licensed and in high quality. The service will offer simulpub manga chapters that will be streamable in English shortly after they launch in Japan in addition to a library of other titles.

Azuki will have content for both free and subscription users. The service will be free for select chapters with ads, but users who sign up for Azuki’s $4.99 per month subscription service will get access to the service’s entire library, ad-free. Comment threads will be available on each chapter for registered users to discuss the story with fellow fans.

Titles available at launch include worldwide hits like Attack on Titan, Tokyo Revengers, and Fairy Tail, as well as bitter-sweet reads like Land of the Lustrous and Chihayafuru. Simulpub mangas such as EDENS ZERO, Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card and To Your Eternity will be updated on the website and apps before long after their Japanese release.

Full List of Titles Available on Azuki

  • A Sign of Affection
  • Ace of the Diamond
  • Again!!
  • Aho-Girl
  • Air Gear
  • Ajin Demi-Human
  • Alicia’s Diet Quest
  • ALIVE
  • All Out!!
  • All-Rounder Meguru
  • Ao-chan Can’t Study
  • Aoba-kun’s Confessions
  • APOSIMZ
  • Are You Lost?
  • Arisa
  • As Gods Will The Second Series
  • ASHIDAKA -The Iron Hero-
  • Atsumori-kun’s Bride-to-Be
  • Attack on Titan
  • Attack on Titan Anthology
  • Attack on Titan Before the Fall
  • Attack on Titan Junior High
  • Ayanashi
  • Basilisk
  • Battle Angel Alita
  • Battle Angel Alita Last Order
  • Battle Angel Alita Mars Chronicle
  • Beauty Bunny
  • Beware the Kamiki Brothers!
  • Black Panther and Sweet 16
  • BLAME!
  • BLAME! Academy and So On
  • Bloody Monday
  • Boarding School Juliet
  • Cage of Eden
  • Can I Kiss You Every Day?
  • Can You Just Die My Darling?
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
  • Cells at Work
  • Chi’s Sweet Home
  • Chihayafuru
  • Clockwork Planet
  • Complex Age
  • COPPELION
  • DAYS
  • DEATHTOPIA
  • Defying Kurosaki-kun
  • Descending Stories
  • Devils’ Line
  • Domestic Girlfriend
  • Drifting Dragons
  • Drowning Love
  • EDENS ZERO
  • Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
  • Fairy Girls
  • Fairy Tail
  • Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest
  • Fairy Tail Blue Mistral
  • Fairy Tail City Hero
  • Fairy Tail Ice Trail
  • Fairy Tail S
  • Fire Force
  • Flowers of Evil
  • Flying Witch
  • Fort of Apocalypse
  • FukuFuku Kitten Tales
  • Full-Time Wife Escapist
  • Fuuka
  • Gakuen Prince
  • Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex
  • Giant Killing
  • Gleipnir
  • Golosseum
  • Goodbye! I’m Being Reincarnated!
  • Grand Blue Dreaming
  • Happiness
  • Heroic Legend of Arslan
  • Hotaru’s Way
  • House of the Sun
  • Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
  • I Am Here
  • I Want to Hold Aono-kun so Badly I Could Die
  • I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives
  • In/Spectre
  • Interviews With Monster Girls
  • Inuyashiki
  • Kakafukaka
  • Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition
  • Kamikamikaeshi
  • Karate Heat
  • Kasane
  • Kira-kun Today
  • Kiss for Real
  • Kiss Him Not Me
  • Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight
  • Kitchen Princess
  • Knights of Sidonia
  • Kokkoku Moment by Moment
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • LDK
  • Let’s Dance a Waltz
  • Love and Lies
  • Love Hina
  • Love In Focus
  • Love Massage: Melting Beauty Treatment
  • Magatsuki
  • Magical Sempai
  • Manga Dogs
  • Mardock Scramble
  • Missions of Love
  • My Boss’s Kitten
  • My Boy in Blue
  • My Boyfriend in Orange
  • My Little Monster
  • My Sweet Girl
  • My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san
  • Mysterious Girlfriend X
  • Negima!
  • Nekogahara
  • Nodame Cantabile
  • Noragami
  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season
  • Our Fake Marriage
  • Our Precious Conversations
  • Parasyte
  • Peach Girl
  • Peach Heaven
  • Pitch-Black Ten
  • Prince in His Dark Days
  • Princess Jellyfish
  • Princess Resurrection
  • Pumpkin Scissors
  • Rave Master
  • Real Account
  • Real Girl
  • Sankarea
  • Say I Love You.
  • Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei
  • School Rumble
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse
  • Shangri-La Frontier
  • Sherlock Bones
  • Shojo Fight
  • Shugo Chara
  • Shugo Chara Chan
  • Silent Voice
  • Smile Down the Runway
  • Space Brothers
  • Spoof on Titan
  • Springtime with Ninjas
  • Starving Anonymous
  • Suzuka
  • Sweetness and Lightning
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
  • That Wolf-Boy Is Mine
  • The Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm
  • The Knight Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets
  • To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts
  • To Your Eternity
  • Tokyo Revengers
  • Tokyo Tarareba Girls
  • Toppu GP
  • Tsuredure Children
  • Until Your Bones Rot
  • UQ Holder
  • Wake Up Sleeping Beauty
  • Walls Between Us
  • Watari-kun’s ****** Is about to Collapse
  • Wave, Listen to Me!
  • Welcome to the Ballroom
  • Yagyu Ninja Scrolls
  • Yamada-kun and Seven Witches
  • Your Lie in April
  • Yozakura Quartet

Source: AZUKI Website

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