ComiXology Originals to host the English translations of manga series "BECK" and "Seven Shakespeares"
The announcement that ComiXology was going to be the host to a bunch of original content was a pretty big deal. It looks as if they're not stopping there, though, as it was just announced that the digital comics platform will be the host of English translations of two popular manga titles. Check out the details below.
ComiXology Originals Debuts Two New Manga Series from Kodansha Comics with BECK and Seven Shakespeares by Master Mangaka Harold Sakuishi
Today, comiXology and Kodansha Comics, announced the debut of two new manga series BECK and Seven Shakespeares from master mangaka Harold Sakuishi as part of the growing line of comiXology Originals titles. Sakuishi’s best-selling manga series BECK returns to readers with new, never-before-translated volumes and debuts today with the first 14 volumes available to read now. This release of BECK will see the series completed for the first time in English. In addition, Sakuishi’s new ongoing series Seven Shakespeares launches for the first time ever in English with 4 volumes available today.
Readers can enjoy the first 14 volumes of BECK and the first four volumes of Seven Shakespeares free to read for Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited customers. Volumes of BECK and Seven Shakespeares can also be purchased on Kindle and comiXology.
BECK is the story of fourteen-year-old Yukio Tanaka. He has no hobbies, bad taste in music, and his shy and neurotic personality make him his own worst enemy. Little does he know that his life will be forever changed when he meets rocker Ryusuke Minami, an unpredictable sixteen-year-old with a cool dog named Beck. Ryusuke inspires Yukio to get into music, and the two begin a journey through the world of rock ‘n’ roll dreams! Harold Sakuishi’s highly addictive manga series, that spawned the hit anime BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, will be completed for the first time in English with comiXology Originals bringing the additional volumes 15-34 in the next year.
Shakespeare wrote such famous works as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. But who was Shakespeare, the man? Seven Shakespeares unlocks the mysteries surrounding the international literary master. Seven Shakespeares is translated and available for the first time in English exclusively through comiXology Originals.
Both series are available now on ComiXology, with more volumes coming in the future.