Nintendo Switch Owners Can Now Read Their Favorite Manga

InkyPen Comics and manga publisher Kodansha are teaming up to provide Nintendo Switch owners a way to read Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, and more

It’s no secret that outside of Nintendo Switch’s impressive library of games, there’s not much to really do on its interface (not even a web browser or Netflix). But thanks to a partnership between InkyPen Comics and manga publisher Kodansha, there’s a huge library of manga now available for your quarantined needs:

Kodansha publishes a wide variety of manga for a much larger and more diverse audience than other manga publishers tend too, which means that readers will now have quite the catalog to choose from. And InkyPen has been providing digital comics to Nintendo Switch owners since 2018, meaning their interface is well polished and suited for the influx of new content.

You can either read free samples or subscribe to their service for $7.99 a month. Manga now included through their service are Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, Battle Angel Alita, Parasyte, and more.

In a recent report from Nikkei Asian Review, Nintendo stated that they would be increasing Switch production to meet the high demands in response to the growing demand from newly homebound gamers. Nintendo has “asked multiple suppliers and contract assemblers to prepare for additional production,” a necessary move due to the coronavirus pandemic. Case in point, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has sold 3 million copies in Japan alone, which greatly contributed to the high demand for the console.

In other news, following recent reports of Nintendo accounts getting hacked, Nintendo announced that they would no longer allow for consumers to login through their Nintendo Network ID. According to an official statement: “As one action in our ongoing investigation, we are discontinuing the ability to use a Nintendo Network ID to sign in to a Nintendo Account. All other options to sign in to a Nintendo Account remain available.” The statement went on to “reassure users that there is currently no evidence pointing toward a breach of Nintendo’s databases, servers or services.”

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Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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