Thanasis is a writer, professional geek, and assistant editor at MANGA.TOKYO. He started watching anime with the mecha shows of the 70s and hasn't stopped since. He loves JRPGs.
I love my Kindle. It’s my go-to device when I want a quick-read of a chapter or two, or when a book is too bulky too carry around. I still love ‘real’ books, but Kindle is so convenient. I never go anywhere without my Kindle and my PSP.
But Kindle has a major disadvantage: it wasn’t built with manga readers in mind. The 4GB memory of the Kindle Paperwhite is more than enough to hold thousands of e-books, but not manga. I haven’t even tried to read manga in my Kindle, but now that I think about it, it’s high-resolution black’n’white e-ink screen is probably amazing for manga reading.
The Japanese branch of Amazon felt it was their duty to do something about this. They created the Manga Model, which is is identical to the regular Paperwhite except for the memory: this new Kindle has 32GB of storage that Amazon estimates is good for about 700 manga volumes!
I wonder if they will bring the model to the west. Would you buy a Manga Model Kindle?