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[Courtesy of Kakao Piccoma = Yonhap News]
Reporter Han Hye-won = Kakao Piccoma announced on the 18th that the digital comic platform Piccoma started its official service in France on the 17th.
Kakao Piccoma introduced the market atmosphere that France is known for its rapid growth in the digital comics market and a high preference for Japanese manga.
The company further explained that Piccomas strength is that it simultaneously services Japanese manga and Korean webtoons, each with distinct characteristics, including a number of Japanese manga and popular Korean webtoons that have not been released to France.
Kakao Piccoma plans to apply the wait-free sales model to France, which has been successful in Japan.
If you pay for the latest webtoon episode, you can watch it right away, and wait for a certain amount of time and it will be provided for free.
Kakao Piccoma established Piccoma Europe in September last year and appointed Kim Hyung-rae, former Delitoon SAS chief operating officer, as its representative.
CEO Kim said that in the future, he will expand the proportion of works to include local French comics and works from all over Europe.