Date: 2022 February 26 19:12
Posted by Joe
We've received a press release from digital manga subscription service Azuki . They've just told us that they've added two new titles to their service. Cagaster is a story about a disease transforms its victims into cannibalistic insects and decimates human society. It follows bug hunter Kidow and his newfound friend Ilie who struggle to survive in this brutal new world. While Crueler Than Dead is about another virus which results in fast-paced and violent zombie action.
With Azuki it should be noted that their titles are available in English worldwide (apart from Japan). The first few chapters of most series are available for free with ads, and for $4.99 (USD) per month users can sign up for a Premium account and read the entire catalogue without ads. A 30-day free trial and a discounted annual plan are also available.
Press release as follows:
Cagaster and Crueler Than Dead Now Available on Azuki Manga Subscription Service
SAN FRANCISCO, CA-Digital manga subscription service Azuki and comics publisher ABLAZE have announced that the manga series Cagaster and Crueler Than Dead will be available in their entirety on Azuki's service. ABLAZE publishes both series in print and digital formats. The first chapter of each series is available on Azuki right now for users worldwide (except Japan), and new chapters for both will go live every week until they are complete.
In Cagaster, a disease transforms its victims into cannibalistic insects and decimates human society. Bug hunter Kidow and his newfound friend Ilie struggle to survive in this brutal new world, while delving into the mysteries of the plague and its causes. The series is six volumes long.
Crueler Than Dead is a fast-paced and violent zombie action series inspired by the works of Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) and The Walking Dead. When Maki Akagi wakes up in a lab full of corpses, she learns that she is the result of an experiment to cure humans of a virus turning them into zombies. Can her newfound powers save humanity? The series is two volumes long.
The first chapter of each series is currently available for free with ads. Starting with Chapter 2, each week's new chapters will be exclusively available for Azuki Premium members for the first week, after which they will be made available for free with ads for a week-long promotional period. After that, they'll be Premium-only again.
"These new series bring Azuki's list of publishing partners up to six," said Azuki CEO Abbas Jaffery. "We're excited to work with ABLAZE to offer more complete series and free, ad-supported chapters on Azuki."
Azuki is available on the web at azuki.co, as well as in the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. Fans can read the latest English chapters from 22 ongoing series including EDENS ZERO, The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse, and The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting, with most chapters released on the same day as their Japanese editions. Azuki also features a back catalog of over 200 series, including hits like Attack on Titan and acclaimed indie manga like The Blood Red Boy.
The first few chapters of most series are available for free with ads, and 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 and a discounted annual plan are also available. All titles are available worldwide (except Japan) in English. 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.
ABLAZE is a publishing company releasing a variety of titles-in different formats, genres, and age ranges-original material, crowdfunded titles, reprints, art books, including international titles from Europe, Asia (manga, manhwa), and more.
The mantra of ABLAZE is quality first, with the goals of giving creators a platform, bringing new voices into the conversation, serving as diverse an audience as possible, and growing the company's publishing schedule sustainably over time.