productions Konohana Sakuya have worked on
In 1996, established Hanamaru Weekly, the world's first Web site to
provide manga in nine languages: Japanese, English, French, Russian,
Spanish, German, Chinese, Dutch and Swedish. The site now has over
a million hits a month.
The history of Konohana Sakuya and cybermanga (a new style of manga
art designed specifically to be enjoyed using digital devices)
1996: Began production on next generation, Web-based manga using the
latest digital technology.
1999: Published "Hanamaru Angels" over the Net, before any
2001: Selected as an exemplar business for Web content production
by the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry-funded Digital Contents
Association of Japan. Began producing manga meant to be browsed over
the Internet, and named this genre "cybermanga."
2003: Awarded 1st Digital Manga Award, sponsored by weekly Shonen
Awarded MacFan Digital Manga Award, sponsored by Mainichi Communications.
Nominated for DCAJ-sponsored award for business that helped the most
in developing breakthrough technology for producing high-quality Web
"Encounter" was selected as jury's choice for the Manga
Category, while "Lost Alias: Dungun" and "GuruGuru
4-Koma Noroi no Yakata: Hyaku Monogatari" were selected as jury's
choice for the Entertainment Category at the Cultural Agency's Media
Arts Festival Awards for fiscal 2003.
2004-Present: Publishing the serial digital manga "Lost Alias:
Dungun" on the weekly Shonen Jump magazine Web site, Pop Web