Japanese Manga magazine to become online only

Print edition will close down after July 2010, publisher says.

In a Yen Press blog post titled "The Future of Yen Plus," publisher Kurt Hassler said subscribers to the print version of the magazine will receive a full refund for the issues beyond the July issue. He hoped that subscribers will reinvest some of those funds back into the magazine's online version.

It is unclear whether the online version of Manga will be freely downloadable or a pay-to-view model. Manga publishes comics and print cartoons in the Japanese language that conform to the style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.