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Top Manga publisher set to make India entry

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Here's some good for comics aficionados, the largest US-based Manga publishers is all set to make its entry to India.

"The Indian market is especially important to us as we expand our reach and distribution of our English language manga around the world," says Kevin Hamric, director of publishing and marketing of VIZ Media, which has headquarters in San Francisco and distributes, markets and licenses anime and Manga titles from Japan.

Manga are Japanese comic books, read from right to left, covering a broad range of genres, including action and adventure, science-fiction and fantasy, romance, historical drams, sport, food and the paranormal.

The two main categories are Shonen - generally for boys and tending to be more action orientated, and Shojo - for girls and tending towards romance and the paranormal.

"With India's growing book and reading sector we have identified it as key to our growth. We receive many, many requests each and every month from fans in India to bring our product here," Hamric, who was in India this week, told PTI.

He is very enthusiastic about the Indian Otaku or Manga enthusiasts.

"We are very enthusiastic to bring our industry leading Manga to the thousands of fans in India who have been patiently waiting to purchase and read the likes of Naruto, Bleach, One Piece and many other series."

While the Naruto series is about an adolescent ninja Naruto Uzumaki who constantly searches for recognition and dreams to become strongest ninja in his village, Bleach follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper which helps him take on the duties of defending humans from evil spirits and guiding departed souls to the afterlife.

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First Published: Fri, September 20 2013. 12:15 IST
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