Japanese Comics for Mobile Users in France

Net Mobile AG, Europe’s leading provider of mobile and interactive value added services, today (August 31) began providing Manga Mode, a mobile-phone service for downloading Japanese comics, better known as Manga, to Orange and SFR subscribers in France.

Manga Mode is now offered to Orange, SFR, and Bouygues Telecom S.A. customers, and can be accessed by just typing “mangamode.net” into the mobile browser or by sending SMS to 31000 with the keyword “MANGA.”

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After subscribing to the service, customers can enjoy dynamic, colorful (some titles offered in black and white), French language Manga using a downloadable dedicated viewer application, says Net Mobile.

According to the company, Manga consumers will find a large range of attractive free sample content as well as premium content.

Manga Mode is a dynamic mobile book service, provided in cooperation with Japanese and other key French publishing partners via content aggregators (Bitway Co., Ltd. and mobilebook.jp Inc.).

The service features popular titles such as Naruto, Dragon Ball and Death Note.

Manga Mode has been offered to Bouygues Telecom S.A. customers since June 11, 2009. As of August 31, a total of 40 Manga titles are distributed including very recent ones like the “One Piece.”

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Rakesh Raman