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Akita Shoten’s Young Champion Retsu Launches New Webtoon Brand J-Toon

Akita Publishing Co., Ltd. is a Japanese publishing business based in Tokyo’s Chiyoda district and Teio Akita founded it on August 10, 1948. On Tuesday, the company’s new Webtoons brand J-TOON, Akita Shoten’s first vertical-scrolling and full-color manga service, was revealed in the third edition of this year’s Young Champion Retsu magazine.

Furthermore, J-TOON will be available in several manga apps and e-book stores in Japan, and will launch five new manga series on February 28.

The five new manga that will launch in J-TOON include:

  • Little Killer by Kōsuke Nakatsu, Kōsuke Tokumine, and SHINE Partners
  • Keiyaku Kareshi (Contract Boyfriend) by Sabure, Yū Kohaku, Minami Tamano
  • Kore ga Ai Dato Omotta Noni ~Aru Toshi no Sakon no Hanashi~ (I Thought This Was Love ~An Age Gap Marriage Story~) by Shinobu Kuroda and SHINE Partners
  • Kill Myself by Masaki Kitahara, Kengo Gonke
  • Takarakuji ni Atatte Serebu na Machi de Keiyaku Kekkon Shimasu (I Will Win the Lottery and Get in a Fixed Marriage in a Celebrity Town) by Ran Sakura, Mau Mukai, Kurumi Sumomo

Akita Shoten will announce the manga apps and e-book stores where J-TOON will be available at a later date. These platforms will give readers access to a diverse selection of works, with genres ranging from comedy and romance to horror and slice-of-life.

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