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InkyPen™ is an all-you-can read comic subscription service for Nintendo Switch™


InkyPen AS (With help from our buddies at Rain Games AS). Both based in Bergen Norway

Release Date:

InkyPen was released on the Nintendo eShop December 17th 2018


Nintendo Switch™

Subscription Price:

$7.99 / €7.99 or local equivalent

Kodansha USA Publishing & InkyPen Bring Manga on Demand to Nintendo Switch

Starting today you can read Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL manga on Nintendo Switch with InkyPen all-you-can-read subscription service.

Bergen, Norway / New York, NY - 24/04/2020

You can now read many of the world's top manga on your Nintendo Switch using InkyPen, the All-You-Can-Read comic subscription service. InkyPen has joined forces with Kodansha USA Publishing, purveyors of some of the world’s most recognized manga properties, to bring All-You-Can-Read manga to its subscription catalog, retailing at 7.99USD per month.

Kodansha USA Publishing houses world famous manga titles such as Attack on Titan, Parasyte, Battle Angel Alita, FAIRY TAIL and much, much more. All of which are available immediately on InkyPen, with new releases to be added regularly.

View the announcement video here:

InkyPen launched in December 2018 as one of the few apps on the Nintendo eShop launching soon after YouTube and Hulu. With a diverse range of comics from top publishers such as IDW, Dark Horse, Archie Comics and Valiant. However while InkyPen had a strong catalog with hundreds of series and over 10,000 comics, manga was not among the list and quickly became the top requested addition from the community.

“Our readers wanted manga and we listened and there’s simply no bigger and better manga publisher than Kodansha.” says Ronan Huggard, InkyPen CEO

“We’re thrilled to further bring the Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL library into the digital space through InkyPen’s digital subscriptions service,” said Alvin Lu, Kodansha USA Publishing President and CEO. “We’re excited for not only InkyPen readers, but also Nintendo Switch users to have easy access to a growing number of Kodansha USA Publishing titles through this all-you-can-read service.”,

Now for the first time, popular comics such as Archie, Locke & Key, Hellboy and Bloodshot, can be found amongst the likes of fan-favorite manga titles such as Attack on Titan and Fire Force on a purely all-you-can-read service.

Whether you’re jumping back in for manga, or just now hearing of InkyPen, it’s an exciting time to check it out. The application is free to download from the Nintendo eShop and has a variety of free comics to read, with all-you-can-read comics and manga for only 7.99USD a month.

About InkyPen

InkyPen is developed by a Norwegian company that spun out of indie developer Rain Games. The company has large goals to get the best publishers onboard and provide a great range of content for their users. With the goal of manga being hit, the company now intends to focus on its next big goal, availability on other platforms and they say it may be sooner than you’d expect.

About Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC

Established in New York in 2008, Kodansha USA Publishing (KUP) is a subsidiary of Kodansha, Japan’s largest publisher. Its manga imprint is Kodansha Comics, which began by releasing Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira and Shirow Masamune’s The Ghost in the Shell. Today, thanks to hits like Attack on Titan, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Noragami, and FAIRY TAIL, it is now the No. 2 manga publisher in the United States by revenue. VERTICAL, which publishes fan favorite manga titles like Chi’s Sweet Home and BLAME!, as well as the popular MONOGATARI novel series, is also an imprint of KUP. Both Kodansha Comics and VERTICAL are distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services.

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