If you read manga, you probably read some Square Enix series. They don't publish manga under their own name in the U.S., but their titles are licensed by Viz and Yen Press. In December, Square Enix launched an online manga store, so I decided to check it out.

The best thing about the site is the selection of books: Black Butler, Fullmetal Alchemist, Hero Tales (a favorite of mine), Black God, Pandora Hearts. Unfortunately, that's the last nice thing I'm going to be able to say about it. The design is terrible, the registration process is way too complicated, and the reading software is unwieldy and locks the user in to one or two computers. Oh, and it's only available in the U.S.; the rest of the world is locked out. But if you're reading this in Canada or some other exotic place, let me reassure you: You're not missing much. Read More...

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