The Jakarta Post
Monkey D. Luffy, a character in 'One Piece' comics. With Line aiming to expand its business in the manga industry, there is a possibility that 'One Piece' and 'Dragon Ball' join Indonesian Line Manga. (shutterstock.com/enchanted_fairy/File)
Line Digital Frontier Corporation is expanding its services in the manga industry by working with Line Manga, a comic reading platform and extension of the Line messaging app.
Formed in early July by Japan-based Line Corporation and comic service platform Naver Webtoon Corporation, the collaboration aims to improve digital comic services in Line Manga and Line Comics, as reported by kompas.com.
As a result of the collaboration, Line could be looking to bring renowned comics like One Piece and Dragon Ball to Indonesian Line Manga in the future. Currently, the weekly Shonen Jump’s One Piece can be read on Japanese Line Manga.
“We had previously teamed up with ‘Shonen Jump Manga’ for Line Manga content. But for Indonesia, there’s always a possibility in the future to develop this manga,” said Jun Matsuda, the director and CSMO of Line Corporation.
Since it was launched in April 2013, Line Manga has released 250,000 titles originating from 250 publishers. Moreover, this platform has also provided 600 manga titles that can be accessed for free daily. (wir/wng)