The publishers of Japanese manga have at last decided after a lot of years of reluctance to finally take online distribution seriously.
As much as the convenience of having the ability to read and store manga on to a portable device has been loved by fans, there is a problem with the hardware when trying to consume comics in the same way.
Originally, e-readers were intended to work with text. Certainly, there may be some fancy art on the covers and even a smattering of drawings spread out within e-books but they are very much made up of words for the biggest part. However, for digital manga the story is totally different as every page is created using images that are memory-gobbling. This is not only for background and character artwork but also for the sound effects as well as the lettered dialogue.
There is also the fact that some of the more popular series can contain volumes by the dozen, you can also load manga on to an e-reader pretty quickly.
The Japanese Amazon have decided that they are going to start selling a brand new version of their Kindle e-reader which is popular and has been designed specifically for reading manga because of the problems that were previously encountered on e-readers.
The Kindle model being used will be the Paperwhite Manga which boasts storage space of 32-gigabytes making it eight times larger than the standard version of the Paperwhite.
Therefore, Amazon are claiming that there will be enough space on the new Kindle for around 700 collected volumes of manga, and this means that you will now have plenty material to read regardless of the length of your flight overseas. As well as the function of page-turning being quicker by 33 percent than the other models, it also allows you to flick forwards and backwards while checking earlier issues to find out what the circumstances are for the hottest scandalous storyline twist.
As there is the option that allows you to zoom in on the six inch screen wherever you wish, you will be able to appreciate all the finer details of the work from your favourite artist.
There will be two different prices for the Paperwhite Manga Model of the Kindle and these are noted below:
- Amazon Prime members 12,280 yen.
- Other Amazon customers 16,280 yen.
All Domestic orders for the new Paperwhite Manga Kindle can be placed here.
I personally think that this will be a great addition to the range of kindles, especially people who love to read Manga as they will now have the capacity to store more volumes without their memory being gobbled up by the images thanks to the 32-megabytes memory storage.
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