Announcing Official Service Launch of Full-Color and Vertical Comic Reading App “HykeComic” with Over 100 Titles, Including 25 titles Released in Japan for the First Time

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Akatsuki Inc. announces that its 100%-owned subsidiary Hyke Comic Inc. (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan; Representative Director and CEO: Teturo Koda) officially launched its service on June 22 with the “HykeComic” webtoon app, designed for vertical reading of full-color manga, following application development and content creation that began last year.

Release Lineup

HykeComic’s lineup of over 100 titles includes original in-house titles, popular overseas titles for which exclusive distribution rights have been acquired, and 25 titles that are being released in Japan for the first time. A breakdown of titles available at the time of official service launch are shown below.

Please take a look at the app and the various contents on offer!

In-house original titles 10 titles
Overseas titles with exclusive rights 13 titles
Pre-release works 2 titles
General distribution titles 81 titles
Total 106 titles

We aim to become a webtoon app that delivers evergreen high-quality works to users, thus we intend to steadily expand the library of works on offer – including both original titles as well as the works of talented production studios and publishers from Japan and overseas.

Service Outline

Name HykeComic
Platforms supported iOS/Android
Price Free (some in-app purchases available)
Official site
Official Twitter
Operator HykeComic Inc.

Download QR Codes

App Store

Google Play

Official Promotion Video

HykeComic Release Offering 3 Special Prizes

Prize one: ¥10,000 value Amazon gift card (80 winners)
Prize two: 10,000 in-app coins (10 winners)
Prize three: 10,000 in-app coins + limited edition present (90 winners)
Eligibility: those who apply June 22-29
For details, please visit our official Twitter site at

◼︎ HykeComic Inc. Profile

Established April 2022
Representative Tetsuro Koda, Representative Director and CEO
Address (HQ) Oak Meguro 8F, 2-13-30 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Businesses E-book distribution, E-comic creation

◼︎ Akatsuki Company Profile

Akatsuki’s mission is to “Entertain the World and Resonate with Creators” as we pivot on games to become an IP production company. We aim to bring stimulating entertainment to the people of the world by leveraging our strengths in game development and game operations that incorporate a deep understanding of the world view of IP content, our capability in original IP content creation, and our ability to provide solutions that maximize IP value.

Established June 2010
Representative Tetsuro Koda, Representative Director and CEO
Address (HQ) Oak Meguro 8F, 2-13-30 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Businesses Gaming, IP

For inquiries regarding this press release

If you are a creator, company, or organization interested in serialization, production participation, mixed media, etc., please contact HykeComic Inc. at the email address