Media Do Partners With TAICCA for Digital Debut of Taiwanese Manga Titles

Lindsey
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A new partnership has been announced between Media Do Co., Ltd., Japan’s largest eBook distribution company (and its U.S.-based subsidiary Media Do International Inc.) and TAICCA, a Taiwan-based nonprofit organization that supports the production, distribution, development, and overseas expansion of Taiwan’s creative content. The purpose of this partnership is to translate and promote original right-to-left comics created by an array of Taiwanese manga creators into English and Japanese language formats.

The initiative will launch with four Taiwanese manga titles, which will also be the first e-book comics from YUZU comics (Media Do’s vertical scrolling digital comics initiative).

The following titles will be available as of February 6 across major digital platforms, including Kindle, Google Books, Apple iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Bookwalker, MangaPlaza, and Renta:

Confessions of a 35-Year-Old

TEI/EVER GLORY

Story and art by TEI
For readers ages 12+

Thirty-five-year-old, single office worker Jason normally finds love to be elusive. He doesn’t give much thought to his new coworker Frank when he joins the company. But when a chance encounter evolves into a series of shared moments, an unanticipated twist in their relationship finds Jason and Frank being roommates. Will Jason find his new normal is love?

Three Seconds After Our Eyes Met

Rancha/EVER GLORY

Story and art by Rancha
For readers ages 12+

The friendly, kind Student Union Event Division President Hezhan has a carefully maintained image but when fellow student Shunwen witnesses Hezhan’s outburst in a meeting room, he inadvertently becomes the keeper of Hezhan’s hidden side. Worried his secret will be revealed, Hezhan approaches Shunwen but every time their eyes lock, it feels like Shunwen sees right through him and he must “never lock eyes for more than three seconds.” Will Hezhan be able to protect his secret or will Shunwen reshape Hezhan’s life and his own?

The Light Conjurer

Gene/EVER GLORY

Story and art by Gene
For readers ages 17+

Rubin, a seemingly useless summoner whose conjuring attempts are comically futile, secretly dreams of defeating a dragon. Fate has a sense of humor when Rubin summons a mysterious prince who coerces him into going to an abandoned castle … where a dragon lives. Can a useless conjurer face the challenge of confronting a legendary beast?

Loving You When the World Ended

Gene/EVER GLORY

Story and art by Gene
For readers ages 15+

An apocalyptic event forces two strangers to navigate a world where the old order is shattered. Is it survival of the fittest or survival of the richest? Spoiled Nuowan can’t stay alive in this new reality without the help of skilled hotel worker Yu Seng, whom he met only moments before the world ended. Yu’s former military training comes in handy but is kissing out of the blue a survival tactic?

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By Lindsey
Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. If she's not writing or out and about with her camera, she's probably watching anime, nerding out over Star Wars, reading manga, and definitely forgetting to water her plants. And waiting for the Genshin loading screen to pop up. Contact: lindsey@nerdsandbeyond.com
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