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Media Do Partners with TAICCA for Digital Debut of Taiwanese Manga Titles by Award-Winning Creators
Media Do Partners with TAICCA for Digital Debut of Taiwanese Manga Titles by Award-Winning Creators

Media Do Partners with TAICCA for Digital Debut of Taiwanese Manga Titles by Award-Winning Creators

On February 6th, be sure to check out the release of four fresh manga e-books from Media Do’s YUZU comics label on top digital platforms.

On January 31, 2024, Media Do Co., Ltd., the biggest eBook distribution company in Japan, and its subsidiary Media Do International Inc., based in the U.S., have joined forces with TAICCA, a nonprofit organization in Taiwan that helps with the creation, distribution, development, and international expansion of Taiwan’s creative content. Their collaboration aims to translate and promote original comics, read from right to left, created by various Taiwanese manga artists into English and Japanese versions. The initiative will launch with four Taiwanese manga titles and will be the first e-book comics under YUZU comics, Media Do’s vertical scrolling digital comics project.

Some of the new titles added to our collection are: CONFESSIONS OF A 35-YEAR-OLD, a slice-of-life drama in one volume, THREE SECONDS AFTER OUR EYES MET, a BL romance also in one volume, THE LIGHT CONJURER, a comical fantasy with supernatural elements spanning three volumes, and LOVING YOU WHEN THE WORLD ENDED, a post-apocalyptic romantic BL adventure in one volume.

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The book is available on popular digital platforms such as Kindle, Google Books, Apple iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Bookwalker, MangaPlaza, and Renta.

YUZU comics was designed for vertical scrolling comics and Media Do now expands the service into the e-book format with these first 4 Taiwanese titles. To date more than 50 vertical-scrolling digital comics have been produced in various languages worldwide by the YUZU label since it began in 2022.

“This marks the initial collaboration between Media Do and TAICCA, and we are delighted to present a compilation of comic works from a group of accomplished Taiwanese artists and creators through our YUZU comics label,” states Daihei Shiohama, the CEO and President of Media Do International. “We extend a warm invitation to fans and readers of comics and manga to explore these fresh titles and immerse themselves in the dynamic realm of Taiwanese comics, with its inventive narratives and distinctive perspectives from these talented creators.”

“Media Do is one of the world’s leading digital book distributors and our partnership will bring an exciting collection of comics by acclaimed Taiwanese creators to a global market eager for graphic novel content across a range of popular genres,” says TAICCA CEO Jiun Wei Lu. “Taiwan has a very robust comics and graphic novel creator community, and we are very happy to see this first round of titles gain a wide international fanbase.”

CONFESSIONS OF A 35-YEAR-OLD, story and art by TEI ∙ SRP: $5.99 ∙ 146 pages ∙ eISBN: 9781647115586 ∙ For Readers Ages 12+ ∙ Available February 6th 

Jason, a 35-year-old single office employee, often struggles to find love. He doesn’t pay much attention to his colleague Frank when he starts working at the same company. However, a random encounter leads to them spending more time together and eventually becoming roommates. Will this unexpected turn in their relationship lead Jason to discover that love has been in front of him all along?

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After locking gazes for three seconds, Rancha’s story and art will be available for purchase on February 6, 2020. The book contains 146 pages and is priced at $5.99. The eISBN is 9781647115579 and the recommended age for readers is 12 and up.th 

Hezhan, the President of the Student Union’s Event Division, is known for being friendly and kind. However, when his fellow student Shunwen witnesses Hezhan’s outburst in a meeting room, Shunwen unintentionally becomes aware of Hezhan’s hidden side. Concerned that his secret will be exposed, Hezhan approaches Shunwen. But whenever their eyes meet, Shunwen seems to see right through him, forcing Hezhan to avoid prolonged eye contact. Will Hezhan be able to keep his secret safe or will Shunwen change both their lives?

THREE SECONDS AFTER OUR EYES MET was a Gold Prize-winner in the BL category at the second-ever Glory Original Comic Competition. Rancha is one of Taiwan’s most popular BL comic creators and renowned for delicate storytelling and for realistically presenting the emotions of his characters.

THE LIGHT CONJURER, story and art by Gene ∙ SRP: $5.99 ∙ 146 pages ∙ eISBN: 9781647115555 ∙ For Readers Ages 17+ ∙ Available February 6th 

Rubin, an apparently inept summoner whose attempts at conjuring are hilariously unsuccessful, harbors a secret desire to defeat a dragon. Destiny has a sense of irony when Rubin summons a cryptic prince who coerces him into journeying to a deserted castle… where a dragon resides. Will this ineffectual conjurer be able to confront the daunting task of facing a mythical creature?

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Gene, the creator, is a comic artist and illustrator from Tainan, Taiwan. They won the Bronze Prize in the BL category at the First Ever Glory Original Comic Competition and is a prominent member of doujin communities. Their unique style incorporates humor into their stories, and their piece “Wanted Magic Girl!” was featured in the 10th Taiwan Original Comics Collection.th

In 2019, he received the Golden Comic Best New Artist Award, and in 2020, he was honored with two top awards at the Kyoto International Manga Anime Awards.

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After an apocalyptic disaster, two unfamiliar individuals must navigate a chaotic world where the previous societal norms have been destroyed. Will it be a matter of survival of the strongest or the wealthiest? Privileged Nuowan is unable to survive in this new reality without the assistance of capable hotel employee Yu Seng, who he met just before the world collapsed. Yu’s past military experience proves useful, but is a sudden kiss a strategy for survival?