Manga publisher and anime distributor Viz Media confirmed plans to expand its digital manga program to the Android operating system for smartphones today at its panel at the San Diego Comic-Con international. Beginning today consumers with smartphones running on Android 2.2 or higher can now download the Viz Manga app from the Google Play app store and read Viz manga titles on their Android phones.
Manga titles purchased on any of the Viz Manga digital channels (including Vizmanga.com) can be synchronized across Viz apps for Droid phones and for iOS devices. The Viz Media app for Android phones was developed by Viz labs, Viz Media’s technology division headed up by executive v-p Gagan Singh, founded to develop Viz Media’s digital content distribution.
Ken Sasaki, president and CEO of Viz Media, said, “Finally, the world’s most popular manga is available on the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Launching VIZ Manga on Android smart phones helps us make sure even more fans have access to the manga characters and stories they love.”