Lineup of Japanese manga and Korean webtoons
Kakao Piccoma France service image introduced by Gimmu profit model. ⓒ Kakao Piccoma [Dailyan = Reporter Choi Eun-soo] Kakao Piccoma announced on the 18th that Piccoma, a comprehensive digital comics platform, started its official service in France on the 17th.
France is known for its rapid growth in the digital comics market and a high preference for Japanese manga. Recently, the recognition and popularity of Korean webtoons have been steadily rising.
Piccoma put a lot of effort into servicing works that reflect the tastes of local users, including a number of Japanese manga and popular Korean webtoons that have not been released to France in their lineup.
In addition, we will introduce a “wait-and-hold free” revenue model that allows users to experience content optimized for the digital environment.
Previously, in September of last year, the establishment of ‘Pikcoma Europe’ was completed and CEO Kim Hyung-rae was appointed. CEO Kim Hyung-rae served as the chief operating officer at Delitoon SAS, the first digital comics platform in Europe, and is evaluated as an expert in the local digital content industry.
France Piccoma can be found through the Android app, and iOS app and web service will be provided in the first half of this year.
Kim Hyung-rae, CEO of Kakao Piccoma Europe, said, “France Piccoma will continue to provide fresh works of various genres to satisfy users diverse tastes and delicate needs.” We will expand the proportion of works by including works,” he said.
Meanwhile, Piccoma, a comprehensive digital comics platform operated by Kakao Piccoma, has maintained the No. 1 spot in the non-game app sector in Japan since July 2020 with user-friendly services and policies.