It’s seems the “it” thing to do these days for manga publishers is to offer at least one manga chapter for free. I figure it’s their way of trying to get a buyers interest into a series and hopefully hook them into purchasing the rest of the series.
Manic Tours is one such manga which is being released on the iPad. One difference is that it is being released simultaneously in Japanese, French, and English. For another, it seems like it’s being released with it’s anime counterpart as well; the first episode is free too; which is quite unusual as anime’s are normally created after a manga series is made.
Each subsequent manga or anime episode will be available for $0.99 USD for a total of 10 manga chapters and anime episodes respectively.