Tankobon are those phone-book-sized manga magazines printed out on a regular basis at Japan and this December, they will be getting a digital version with the release of a new tankoban called Dengeki Comic Japan. Dengeki Comic Japan is being launched by ASCII Media Works (the Japanese publisher of Yotsuba&!, Those Who Hunt Elves, and Gunslinger Girl) and will specifically by for the iPad and iPhone devices.
Each issue will cost 500 yen (around $6 USD) with the first 120-page pilot edition free to all this fall. Issues will eventually be made available for the PC but for now, it will be locked to Apple’s popular gadgets. More information can be found at ANN with news of other upcoming digital plans from other companies.