Digital manga subscription service Azuki announced on March 1, 2023, that they have licenced Hamachi Yamada’s Crescent Moon Marching manga. The first two chapters of the manga will be available to read on the service’s website and app on March 16, 2023.
Azuki will be releasing the manga worldwide, except Japan, in English. The manga is described as:
To escape the stress of city life, high school, and her overbearing mother, Mizuki runs away from home to spend spring break with her aunt. But her future is looming and she still has no idea what she’s interested in… until she crosses paths with Akira, a high school trumpet player who introduces her to the world of marching band! Music, movement, and the passions of youth collide in a breathtaking coming-of-age tale for fans of Sound! Euphonium and Whisper of the Heart!
Crescent Moon Marching manga was originally published by Futabasha in Manga Action in Japan.
Azuki manga app features over 200 series, including international hits like Attack on Titan and acclaimed new series like Natsume & Natsume and My Dear Detective: Mitsuko’s Case Files.
All titles are available worldwide in English, except Japan.
Kodansha USA was the first publisher that Azuki collaborated with, making the most popular titles of Japanese publisher’s available for on-demand viewing. This was followed by tie-ups with Glacier Bay Books and Star Fruit Books, which gave Azuki access to their selection of their critically acclaimed indie manga, and then an exclusive partnership with Los Angeles-based manga publisher, Kaiten Books.
However due to recent policy changes, they wont be simul-publishing titles owned by Kodansha.
Azuki, created by KiraKira Media Inc., debuted on June 28, 2021, on iOS, Android, and web browsers.
Select chapters with advertisements are available to free users. Customers can also purchase a subscription for US$4.99 that allows them to read manga without advertising. Each chapter includes comment threads for registered user conversations.
Source: Press Release