K-Drama Comics Platform Manta Launches Suite Of Titles In French

EXCLUSIVE: Manta is transporting its K-drama platform into the French-speaking world.

A curated selection of 10 titles for audiences in France, Canada, and other French-speaking markets launches today.

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Titles set to debut in French include Manta’s acclaimed series, such as Under the Oak Tree, Lies Become You, I’ve Become a True Villainess, Mokrin, Finding Camellia, and Disobey the Duke if You Dare, with new releases scheduled every month.

The move represents Manta’s second localization initiative following a Spanish launch in Spring 2023.

Digital comics platform Manta offers readers and audiences exclusive k-drama content for a subscription cost. The platform had been downloaded 14 million times as of January 2024. Its comics have been developed as TV dramas and physical books. Owned by South Korea‘s RIDI Corporation, the service first launched in November 2020 and has become a key comics app in the U.S., Mexico, Mexico and Spain.

Travis Kim, CEO of Manta stated, “We consider Manta to be the ultimate destination for every fan who is deeply passionate about exceptional storytelling.” Kim added, “With a library of best-in-class stories cherished by millions of English and Spanish-speaking fans, Manta has actively embraced a significant opportunity to connect with an even broader audience by introducing French as our next language expansion.”

In January, Manta launched a web novels vertical so readers could binge through original source material for the comics.

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