Limited period free distribution of manga and animation

2020-03-19 OTHERS
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A wide variety of digital content is being distributed free to students who have a longer spring break the normal and for people who cannot go outside. On this occasion, I have summarized free distributions of manga and anime, children’s books for learning about history and science, and exercises that you can do in the home to help you move your body (Japanese content)

Manga

Shueisha “Jump+”

Editions 1-13 of “Weekly Shonen Jump” issued in 2020, the April 2019 – March 2020 editions of “Jump SQ”, and volumes 1-60 of “ONE PIECE” are being distributed free of charge.

Period: Until 3/31 (for ONE PIECE, until 4/5)
Member registration: Not required

Shogakukan “Sunday Webry”

Editions 1-12 of “Weekly Shonen Sunday” issued in 2020 are being distributed free of charge. All volumes of the book format popular work will also gradually be distributed free of charge limited to certain periods.

Period: Until 3/31
Member registration: Not required

Akita Shoten “Manga Cross”

Editions 1-12 of “Weekly Shonen Champion” issued in 2020 are being distributed free of charge.

Period: Until 3/31
Member registration: Not required
https://mangacross.jp/news/143

Kodansha “Comic DAYS”

Episodes 1-47 of “Chihayafuru”, episodes 1-5 of “Card Captor Sakura”, etc., are being distributed free of charge.

Period: Differs depending on the content
Member registration: Not required
https://comic-days.com/blog/entry/muryo/20/03

Hakusensha “e-net!”

A total of 10 volumes, including the main work and extra editions of “Hana-to-yume” and “LaLa” are being distributed free of charge.

Period: Until 4/2
Member registration: Not required
https://www.hakusensha-e.net/store/special/200305maga

KADOKAWA “BOOK WALKER”

A total of 85 volumes of comic magazines issued by KADOKAWA from October 2019 to the February 2020, such as “Young Ace”, are being distributed free of charge.

Period: Until 4/5
Member registration: Not required
https://bookwalker.jp/select/314/

Children’s books

Shogakukan “Shonen-Shojo-Nihon-no-Rekishi”

“Shonen-Shojo-Nihon-no-Rekishi” (Japanese history for boys and girls) is the best-selling comic book for learning, which has sold a total of 20.2M million copies. A total of 24 volumes of them are being distributed free of charge.

Period: Until 4/12
Member registration: Not required
https://kids-km3.shogakukan.co.jp/

KADOKAWA “BOOK WALKER”

A total of 400 volumes or more from “Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko”, “Kadokawa Manga Gakushu Series”, “Kadokawa Bunko”, “Media Works Bunko”, and “Futabasha Junior Bunko” are being distributed free of charge.(Press the <trial read> button to read this.)

Period: Until 4/5
Member registration: Not required
https://bookwalker.jp/select/311/

Seibundo Shinkosha “Kodomo-no-Kagaku”

The January to December 2019 editions of “Kodomo-no-Kagaku” (Children’s science) and the December 2016 edition which was featuring “Exposing the threat of the microworld – the nature of viruses”, are being distributed free of charge.

Period: Until 4/5
Member registration: Not required
https://www.kodomonokagaku.com/20200305/

Video contents

Amazon Prime Video

Section of the content for kids, such as “Pocket Monsters”, “Yo-kai Watch”, “Puzzle & Dragons” and “Ninja Boy, Rantaro”, is being distributed free of charge. For the PC version, access the “Prime Video store”. For the smartphone or tablet, install the “Prime Video” app. After logging into your Amazon account, you can view titles under “Free to Watch – Kids” for free.

Period: Until 4/5 (Differs depending on the content)
Member registration: Required
https://www.amazon.co.jp/b/?ie=UTF8&node=8101704051

Hulu

More than 100 Japanese dramas and variety programs, and some of the content of the exercise videos “Tipness Channel” are being distributed free of charge. (Only episodes displayed as “Free” from the content displayed in the following URL)

Period: Until 3/31
Member registration: Not required
https://news.hulu.jp/hulufree0306/
https://www.hulu.jp/search?q=%E3%83%86%E3%82%A3%E3%83%83%E3%83%97%E3%83%8D%E3%82%B9

Studio yoggy “Yoga classes you don’t need to go to”

Seven yoga lesson videos, which will allow even beginners to casually take exercise from home are being distributed free of charge.

Period: Until 3/31
Member registration: Not required
https://www.studio-yoggy.com/news/1221

Sports club Renaissance “Renaissance Channel”

Exercise videos are being distributed free of charge on the official YouTube channel.

Period: Until 3/31
Member registration: Not required
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvMM-2pkpUjKgh93yeafVMg

Tokyu Sports Oasis “WEBGYM”

This is not free distribution for limited period, but free membership of the app. A wide variety of content is being delivered as “video lessons”, from light exercise to serious training. Functionality is heavily restricted, and advertisements are displayed, but you can join free of charge. With the “MOSSA Digital Workouts” subtitles, the content can be viewed in English.

Member registration: Not required (Free membership/use without logging in)


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