Newspapers, mostly known as those dull, boring paper things delivered in the morning featuring just walls of text over and over again. How would you feel, if our daily boring newspaper were to be changed into a manga form?
KaBa Net, an internet service company recently started a service which provides its readers with daily news in the form of a manga. Yes, instead of using those dull newspaper, they're using manga as their news medium. One news article is usually 4 to 8 frames long, covering at least 1 or 2 pages at its max.
The project is named, "Manga de Yomu News: Manga no Shimbun", translated it would come out as, "News Read Through Manga: The Manga Newspaper", KaBa Net is now using the Manga Newspaper for news of different sections, like, Politics, Business, International News, Society, Art, Sports and the newspaper's own special features.
As of now, KaBa Net has started a trial run with several "manga articles". The articles that were covered included the recent launching of North Korea's missiles and the upcoming Bullet Train models that Japan might adopt.
Unfortunately, if you're a fan of a "moe" kind of art-style, you'll be disappointed. While the news is in the form of manga, KaBa Net's intention is still to deliver news to a general public in a more entertaining way. The art itself is considered mediocre, but, hey, it's the news that counts! And since it's being drawn by a small team of mangakas, whose job is to draw several articles in one single day to cover the huge variety of news, it can't be suspected to be great art, can it?
You can view the Manga Newspaper right here
. Beware, it's in Japanese only.
Sources: Not Cliché