Japan Mobile Phones: Now Featuring Comics

by Irma Arkus

Unveiling of additional mobile services in Japan has brought on some Marvel superheroes onto the mini-screens opening up North American comic books to transit viewers in Japan.

Japanese market is estimated to garner up to 22 billion yen during this year, making 3G applications such as video streaming, and reading novels and comic books, a major market.

Japanese audiences already have access to multi-media content on their cell phones, but introduction of few new user-friendly services is expected to increase comic book audiences and gain a great deal of profits.

Current screens are up to 3.3″ and combined with 3G services are expected to bring on a whole new generation of comic book fans.