If you are interested in reading Japanese e-books, this news is definitely for you. Media Do International Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Media Do Co., Ltd., Japan’s largest e-book distribution company, now announces its expansion of Japanese titles that will be available on OverDrive, a leading reading service digital for schools and libraries around the world. .

For the upcoming Golden Week Japanese Content Sale, its highlights include a catalog of over 20,000 manga and other selected Japanese and English titles. This set of exclusive e-books will be made available to schools and libraries around the world with a diverse range of categories. These categories include:

  • Acclaimed bestsellers
  • popular adult fiction
  • popular non-fiction
  • Storybooks for children
  • Educational books
  • manga

Since manga is one of the most popular categories in libraries around the world, OverDrive has made these exciting titles available to e-book readers: Baki, Kill la Kill, Persona 3 and 4, Shoku-King , Street Fighter, Shaman King, Great Teacher Onizuka and many more.

Some of the exclusive titles in this addition include: The Gutsy Frog (a classic children’s humor manga), an anthology Fujio “Gag Manga King” Akatsuka, literary classics, guides to photography, solo camping, travel and more. For patrons of participating libraries, titles are made available on OverDrive’s Libby library reading app and students at participating schools can read them through the Sora student reading app.

For a limited time, all of these OverDrive titles in all categories come with a 25-50% off purchase. OverDrive’s Golden Week Japanese content sale will begin on April 29, similar to Japan’s annual celebration of national holidays known as Golden Week.

About OverDrive:

OverDrive is the largest catalog of digital eBooks, audiobooks, comics, magazines, videos and more. It serves 76,000 libraries and schools in 94 countries around the world. In North America, OverDrive has partnerships with approximately 90% of public libraries and over 52,000 schools. For more information, you can visit: http://www.overdrive.com.

About Media Do:

Media Do Co., Ltd is based in Tokyo and one of the largest e-book distribution companies in the world. It retains the largest share of the Japanese eBook market and even acquired NetGallery, Quality Solutions/Fireband Technologies in 2021. For more information, you can visit: https://mediado.jp/english.

WATCH MANGAS! OverDrive & Media adds 20,000 Japanese e-books to its digital reading platform!

Author: Hanumanth Reddy

Hanumanth is an anime geek who writes about anime and manga. He’s been watching anime for over 5 years now and never shy away from writing down his thoughts. He is obsessed with the Gintama anime and his day never ends without watching at least one episode of it.