Azuki held their panel at Anime NYC and the digital manga cafe announced a promotional deal, a Black Friday sale, as well as updates, a feature roadmap, and new titles coming to their service! Outerhaven’s own Matthew Paul was on the floor of Anime NYC and passed along the details from Azuki’s panel.
Azuki stated that with most series, readers can experience up to three free chapters. In addition, if you haven’t subscribed yet, they have a 50% special going for Black Friday. Normally, their subscription service runs $59.88 per year; however, between Friday 11/26 and Monday 11/29, if you sign up, you can get in for just $29.99!
As for the updates, Azuki announced that they have done the following:
Larger images for their web reader
Surfacing release schedule and credits on Web
In-app payments on iOS and Android
The launch of their Discord server
There are still more updates on the way. They detailed what is to come in the future which includes:
More account & payment controls
Genres, Filters, and Sorting
Lastly, they announced some new & backlogged titles from SOZO Comics coming to their service! You can expect the following to be added:
Shin Henkei Shoujo
Prince of Lan Ling
The Warrior Demigods: Champions of Sparta
The Most Tsundere Boss in History
Azuki is an independent company with a small team not owned by any manga publishers. They consider themselves employee-owned where they have and deserve a say in their workplace. They are all about supporting creators by stating that all subscription fees go back to the publishers and the creators!