DoCoMo Netherlands B.V. a subsidiary of the NTT DoCoMo has announced a new service that enables European users to download Japanese comics on their mobile phone. This service is fully available as from today, June 12, 2009.
The company said that the service, named MANGA MODE, is expected to appeal to the growing number of people who enjoy reading manga, a popular form of Japanese pop culture.
French mobile phone users and customers of the operator Bouygues Telecom will be able to download French translations of famous manga into their mobile phone and view them panel by panel using a dedicated reader.
Among the Manga titles available provided by the Japanese publisher SHUEISHA Inc. include international acclaimed manga like Naruto, Dragon Ball and Death Note. The content will be distributed via Bitway Co., Ltd, a Japanese firm operating content distribution servers.