The MyAnimeList platform announced that publishers Kodansha, Shueisha and Shogakukan will invest in the platform through a third-party allocation. MyAnimeList proposes to issue new shares, increasing its capital by a total of 1.2 billion yen (about 11.33 million dollars). The companies, in conjunction with MyAnimeList's parent company, Media Do Holdings, will implement a third-party allocation and subscribe for half of that amount.
MyAnimeList plans to invest the funds obtained from the third-party allocation to accelerate the expansion of its platform, focusing on accessibility for new and returning users, promoting information sharing, increasing server robustness and advancing the interconnection between fans and companies. The company's immediate plans to achieve these goals include implementing infrastructure changes to increase speed and support advanced UI / UX features, multi-language support for databases and user lists, enhancements to iOS applications, and Android, such as dark mode and social functions, and an improvement in communication tools between users.
Furthermore, the platform was launched in 2005 and DeNA bought the site in 2015. Later, Media Do Holdings acquired the site in January 2019. The site has a digital manga store in association with Viz Media and Kodansha Comics, in business since March 2018.
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