The official Twitter account of Manga Plus announced on Oct 4, 2023, that they have lauched a new subscription service called ‘Manga Plus Max‘.
The editorial team at Weekly Shonen Jump+ said that they aim to create an environment where overseas readers can easily discover new manga series. They also hoped that by expanding the readership of serialized manga worldwide, they could increase the likelihood of creating global hit series within the Jump Group.
The new service will include two subscription plans, namely standard plan and deluxe plan.
The standard plan will allow readers to catchup on all the currently serializing works. There are a total of 80 ongoing series, totalling over 6,000 chapters. However, once the work is completed, readers will not be able to read it after a certain period of time.
The plan is priced at $1.99/month in U.S. and ₹95.00/month in India.
The deluxe plan will feature all the chapters of currently serializing titles as well as completed titles for reading. It is priced at $4.99/month, and ₹390.00/month in India.
Manga Plus is an online manga platform and smartphone app owned by Shueisha that was launched on Jan 28, 2019. It is available worldwide except in Japan, China, and South Korea which already have their own services, including Shonen Jump+, the original Japanese service.
Manga Plus publishes translated versions of new chapters from currently serialized manga in Weekly Shonen Jump, a big portion of manga from the Shonen Jump+ app/website, and some manga from Jump Square, Weekly Young Jump, Tonari no Young Jump and V Jump.
Since the beginning of the app in 2019, all new Shōnen Jump manga in the magazine are simultaneously released in English, while since January 2023 all of the new Shōnen Jump+ manga are simultaneously released in English.