Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd, with the support of D-Arc, Inc., started the WEEKLY ASTRO BOY MAGAZINE service on November 18, 2009 in North America.
WEEKLY ASTRO BOY MAGAZINE is a digital magazine service providing the translated English version of Tezuka Osamu manga works for iPhone and iPod Touch. Scheduled to be published every Wednesday, each volume of about 100 pages contains various works including Astro Boy as well as The Phoenix, Black Jack, and Dororo.
The first volume, published on November 18, was a trial version for free download. The second volume and subsequent volumes are available at $0.99.
For more information: http://www.astroboymagazine.com/ (English)
* We are considering launching WEEKLY ASTRO BOY MAGAZINE in Japan after 2010.