Japan Airlines To Start The World’s First In-Flight e-Comic Next Spring

Japan’s national carrier Japan Airlines(JAL) announced the world’s first digital manga(Japanese comic) service “Sky Manga” on board with one of the nation’s largest publisher Shogakukan and digital publishing company eBook Initiative Japan [J]. The new service will be a part of new Boeing 787 debut on JAL.

The service will start from March 2012, 90 comics in total, the first to the third series of each 30 manga-s supplied by Shogakukan. The manga-s are changed each couple of months. The first selection includes following popular comics series (click to Amazon Japan),

Major―Dramatic baseball comic (1) (少年サンデーコミックス)
Major―Dramatic baseball comic (1)

釣りバカ日誌 (1) (ビッグコミックス)

岳 (1) (ビッグコミックス)

天(そら)は赤い河のほとり (1) (少コミフラワーコミックス)

僕の初恋をキミに捧ぐ 1 (フラワーコミックス)

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@akky is one of the first Japanese pro-bloggers [J]. He also leads Asiajin, writes a tech column on The Japan Times, consults for some foreign companies interested in Japanese web market. (please inquire to akimoto on gmail.com).