Licensing: not just for Microsoft anymore?
Last September, Yahoo Japan announced plans to launch an online manga rental system, whereby readers could buy 80-day licenses to read volumes of manga like Astro Boy or Cyborg 009. The licenses would be 360 to 400 yen, which is about three or four dollars (or was when I was in Tokyo last summer, anyway).
Itâ€™s certainly one of the biggest commercial webcomics ventures youâ€™ll find: big, big comics in a country that loves it some comics. Continue Reading