Azuki

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Japanese comic subscription service

Azuki: Your Digital Manga Cafe is Netflix-style Japanese comic subscription service where users can subscribe for $4.99 a month to unlock access to all the manga on the service. Free users have access to select chapters with ads.

Azuki
Founded:2020
Team Size:5
Location:San Francisco

Active Founders

Adela Chang

Co-founder at KiraKira Media Inc., musician, and published webtoon writer. Prior to Azuki, I worked as senior mobile developer at companies such as Crunchyroll, Yelp, Medium, and Facebook. Graduated in 2014 from U.C. Berkeley with a B.A. in Computer Science and minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures (specifically Japanese and Korean).

Adela Chang
Adela Chang
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Abbas Jaffery

I've worked across a variety of fields in my career including community management, quality assurance, backend engineering, product management, and now CEO of KiraKira Media. So I'm a bit of a jack of all trades which allows me to have a good understanding of how different types of systems work with each other and how to work in non-dev roles. In my personal life I'm a cat person with 2 of my own, a fan of anime/manga/film/games, non-alcoholic by choice, and like to go to comedy shows.

Abbas Jaffery
Abbas Jaffery
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Evan Minto

Designer, web developer, accessibility nerd, manga expert, and anime hamburger aficionado. Heading up design, marketing, and content acquisition for Azuki. In my spare time I drive myself insane watching cartoons and podcast about it.

Evan Minto
Evan Minto
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Krystyn Neisess

Co-founder and passionate Android developer for KiraKira Media Inc. I'm primarily responsible for anything and everything Android dev and social media; I also assist with design and marketing efforts. I'm very bubbly and excitable, but don't let that fool you! Beneath that is a highly ambitious and industrious spirit.

Krystyn Neisess
Krystyn Neisess
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Ken Urata

Co-founder of KiraKira Media, Inc., working on Azuki: Your Digital Manga Cafe. My prior work experience include Software Engineer at Crunchyroll and Thumbtack, and English to Japanese translator (native level in both languages). On the side, I operate a bilingual manga analytics website.

Ken Urata
Ken Urata
Azuki