Fans of the Japanese form of graphic art have become a world wide occurrence. In Japan, it’s more than just a hobby, it’s life. A new service called ComCom, also known as Com2, by Japanese publisher Shinchosha, will deliver around 200 pages a month of the best in Japanese graphic art, directly to subscriber’s cellphones.
These art publications are not for the weak of heart. They’ll feature exaggerated gore and glassy eyed damsels in distress wearing schoolgirl outfits. The monthly manga will cost subscribers ¥350 ($2.97, cheap!) and will be available through the three major service providers, for now only in Japanese. — Andrew Dobrow