MediBang's goal is to use the internet to help people connect through art.
The birth of the internet has made it easy for people to share their art with other people.
Because of this, the gap between writers, artists, and their audience has never been smaller
than it is now.
With television and print media it's not always easy to get in contact with creators.
With the internet, creators and their fans can get in touch with one another more easily
than ever before.
Creators can easily share their work and viewers can easily access them.
On top of that, the internet has made easier for more people to share their art,
and allows people to find creators they wouldn't have ordinarily found.
Due to that the gap between creators and their audience has begun to close.
MediBang is aiming to bridge the gap between creators and their fans even more.
On MediBang users can quickly turn their comics into ebooks that people can
read in their browsers the moment they're uploaded.
Creators can also share those works on multiple social networks from MediBang.
MediBang hopes this will help bring the internet yet another step towards brings creators
and their fans closer together.
|Company Name||MediBang Inc.|
|Established||January 27th 2014|
|Capital Stock||100 million yen (as of December 31, 2020)|
|President||CEO Hideyuki Takashima|
|Location||Shibuya Infoss Annex Level 10 12-10 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0031, JAPAN|
|2019||April||Increased capital by 120 million yen through third party allotment.|
|February||MediBang Colors series reached a total of 1 million downloads.|
|2018||April||Crowdfunding service specializing in manga with CAMPFIRE Inc. began.|
|MediBang Paint series reached a total of 20 million downloads.|
|2017||June||MediBang entered into a partnership with MEDIA DO Co. Ltd.|
|JUMP PAINT by MediBang — the official Weekly Shonen Jump magazine's tool for creating manga — was released.|
|MediBang Colors for iOS was released.|
|January||MediBang Colors for Android was released.|
|2016||December||MediBang Paint series reached a total of 10 million downloads.|
|November||Acquired novel submission service — STORIE.|
|May||MediBang Paint series reached a total of 5 million downloads.|
|March||Increased capital by 300 million yen through the allocation of new shares to a third party.|
|January||Reader App - MediBang for Android was released.|
|The MediBang Partner ad revenue service began.|
|2015||November||The MediBang Factory printing service began.|
|October||Reader App - MediBang for iOS was released.|
|MediBang Paint series reached a total of 1 million downloads.|
|August||MediBang Paint for iPhone was released.|
|July||MediBang Paint Mini for Android was released.|
|MediBang Paint Tablet for iPad was released.|
|June||CloudAlpaca became MediBang Paint Pro.|
|MediBang Paint Tablet for Android was released.|
|March||MediBang Paint added 10 Japanese fonts from FontWorks.|
|January||Users were able to begin selling their ebooks on Kindle, iBooks, and the Google Play store through MediBang. (Service ended in August 2017)|
|2014||December||Increased capital by 240 million yen through the allocation of new shares to a third party.|
|Manganame, an app for sketching and laying out comics on smartphones was released.|
|November||CloudAlpaca, a free program for creating comics and illustrating was released.|
|August||Office was relocated to Shibuya Infoss Annex.|
|June||MediBang began offering a free service for artists and writers to share their work online.|
|January||MediBang was formed.|