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Viz brings ‘One Piece,’ ‘Naruto’ and other manga to comiXology

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More than 500 volumes of such top-selling manga as One Piece, Naruto and Death Note debuted today on comiXology as part of a new North American distribution agreement with Viz Media.

The publisher, which already had its own self-contained app for multiple platforms, brought its digital catalog to the Amazon Kindle in October; just days later, comiXology announced a deal to distribute titles from Viz Media Europe and its subsidiary Kazé to French-speaking European countries. Amazon purchased comiXology in April.

The launch titles under the new deal are: Bakuman (all volumes); Bleach (all volumes and same day as print); Blue Exorcist; Claymore; Death Note; Dragon Ball Full Color; Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z; Hikaru No Go; Knights of the Zodiac; Nana; Naruto; One Piece; One-Punch Man; Rosario + Vampire; Rosario + Vampire Season II; Rurouni Kenshin; Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration; Shaman King; Tenjo Tenge; and The Prince of Tennis.

“The addition of Viz Media today marks a huge increase in our manga offerings and I, for one, cannot wait to dive into today’s releases and the many thousands yet to come,” comiXology CEO David Steinberger said in a statement.

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Weirdly Amazon has just removed the “kindle for iOS” option for all of their manga, including titles I’ve previously bought from Kodansha like Attack on Titan. And the Viz stuff isn’t even viewable on Comixology UK, or on the .com from within the UK.

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