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Azuki Announces New Partnerships and Licenses from Sozo Comics, Glacier Bay Books, and Star Fruit Books at Anime NYC

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NEW YORK, NY — At their Anime NYC panel on Sunday digital manga subscription service Azuki announced a new partnership with SOZO Comics, including new simulpub and catalog titles, along with new licenses from publishers Glacier Bay Books and Star Fruit Books to distribute more of their critically acclaimed indie manga on the platform.

SOZO Comics is a digital manga publisher that works directly with Japanese comic authors to create new series. SOZO Comics is bringing 10 series to Azuki including simulpubs Enchanted Racer, ZAN, Egwin & Friends, and Fade-Away Bunny. These simulpubs will have new chapters available roughly every one or two months. SOZO is also providing a number of completed series including Marin, Shin Henkei Shoujo, Prince of Lan Ling, The Warrior Demigods: Champions of Sparta, The Most Tsundere Boss in History, and Guardy Girls. All SOZO Comics titles are now available to read on Azuki.

In addition to the SOZO news, Azuki also announced two new titles from their partners at Glacier Bay Books and Star Fruit Books: boys love one-shot When Pink Rain Falls from Star Fruit Books and surreal teen romance Rabbit Game from Glacier Bay Books are also now available on Azuki.

“I’m very excited to have SOZO Comics titles on the wonderful manga platform Azuki,” said SOZO Comics CEO Hiroaki Ikegami. ”I’m very happy to be working with the team at Azuki and I’m sure Azuki will be loved by manga fans all over the world! All the members of SOZO Comics are grateful for the Azuki team’s support.”

“With these new series from SOZO Comics, Glacier Bay Books, and Star Fruit Books, fans can now explore an even wider variety of manga available on Azuki, including our very first BL title, When Pink Rain Falls,” said Azuki Marketing Director Evan Minto.

As is the case with most of Azuki’s catalog, many of these series will have select chapters available for free with advertisements, allowing users to sample over 190 series on the service for free. For just $4.99 per month users can sign up for a Premium account and read the entire catalog with no ads. A 30-day free trial is also available. All titles are available worldwide (except Japan) in English.

Azuki is available on the web at azuki.co, as well as in the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. Readers can stay up to date on the latest announcements by following Azuki at twitter.com/ReadAzuki, facebook.com/ReadAzuki, and instagram.com/readazuki.

About Azuki and KiraKira Media Inc.
Azuki is created by KiraKira Media Inc., a proudly employee-owned company dedicated to improving access to legally licensed manga, led by a small team of passionate manga fans and tech experts in San Francisco, CA. KiraKira Media Inc.’s founders are Adela Chang, Abbas Jaffery, Evan Minto, and Krystyn Neisess.

About SOZO Comics
SOZO Comics is a Los Angeles-based digital comic publisher. Creating digital comics directly with Japanese comic authors. SOZO is a gateway between comic authors and fans around the world. SOZO distributes digital comics worldwide in several languages through platforms and apps. Visit them on the Web at sozoip.com.

About Glacier Bay Books
Glacier Bay Books is a small independent publisher based in the USA. Glacier Bay focuses on small press art comics and the indie / alternative manga scene. Among other works, they are the publisher of the award-winning manga anthology series GLAEOLIA. Visit them on the Web at glacierbaybooks.com.

About Star Fruit Books
Star Fruit Books is a small boutique manga publisher that currently features an assortment of slice-of-life, action, horror, and other unique indie titles. They offer releases via their website and will soon be in a few small comic shops across the US. Visit them on the Web at starfruitbooks.com.


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