Kodansha has some ambitious plans for it’s Morning manga magazine site by reeling in English language readers. Late last month, preliminary changes have been made to the site with new bi-lingual buttons with both Japanese and English clearly labeling links on the main menu bar.
It is unclear when the English version of the site will be available but it has been announced that it will open in the near future and that it is the first step to making the site available in multiple languages with simultaneous dispatches worldwide.
The site changes also introduced a number of new series along with an app for Apple’s iPhone and Android smartphones, and a new mascot – a bear. Some Morning magazine titles include: Chi’s Sweet Home, Giant Killing, Kurogane, and Vagabond.