by Marlan Moore | staff editor
VIZ Media has announced that the first volume of space battle fantasy manga series Barrage has leapt out of Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha and made its way to VIZManga.com and the Viz Manga App.
Written and illustrated by Kouhei Horikoshi, Barrage is a Prince and the Pauper-esque tale set on the chaotic world of Industria, where young orphan Astro is given the chance to change his life and the lives of everyone on the planet.
The first chapter of Barrage is available free onVIZManga.com so you can whet your space fantasy appetite and see if this manga’s for you.
Here’s more about VIZManga from the press release:
VIZ Media’s innovative digital manga platform allows for universal access to read manga from your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android smart phones and tablets, as well as on VIZManga.com on your desktop and laptop computers. The free VIZ Manga App is the top application for reading manga and features a rapidly growing library of the most popular manga series in the world.
Manga are generally $4.99 from the site, versus the general $9.99 for the printed version, so it ain’t a bad deal. Currently there are over 100 series available for download on the site, with more series and volumes added every Tuesday.