Manga and Cell Phones

Tom Spurgeon points to this Wired article on manga for cell phones. The land of the rising sun seems to have an impressive lead in the handheld content department, not that strange when corporate behemoths like Sony Pictures Entertainment is in the mix.

Sony Pictures Entertainment will almost triple the number of comic books it formats for viewing on mobile phones, making it the No. 1 provider of ‘manga’ for Japanese turning to their handsets for entertainment.

The move means Sony will offer 300 titles, compared to less than half that figure combined by top rivals NTT Solmare and Toppan Publishing.

Australian newspaper The Age has slightly more info on the news (free subscription required *cough*bugmenot*cough*).