Developer(s)Kakao piccoma Corp.
Initial releaseApril 2016
Operating systemiOS, Android
Available inJapanese, French
Typewebtoon, manga

Piccoma (Japanese: ピッコマ, romanizedPikkoma) is a Japanese digital comic app that is available on smartphones, tablets, and personal computers. It was developed and released by Kakao piccoma Corp., the Japanese subsidiary of Kakao.


When the service was first launched, it offered a regular model of buying each individual manga and volume similar to other online shops but it has since moved to adopt the webtoon model where a user can purchase individual chapters and wait 24 hours to read some for free.[1] Korean webtoons that are offered on Kakao's services (Daum Webtoon & KakaoPage) are offered through Piccoma in Japanese.[2] Kakao Japan announced that it will start offering original Japanese, Korean, and Chinese webtoons for Piccoma in the summer of 2018.[3] Kakao Japan changed its name to Kakao Piccoma Corporation in Nov. 2021[4]

in 2018 they founded the manga award "Piccoma AWARD"[5]

in November 2021, it announced its expansion in Europe and North America, and in September of the same year, it also revealed that it had established a local subsidiary in France .[6] On March 17, 2021, Kakao launched its French language service of Piccoma which includes translated webtoons as well as translated manga.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Kakao Counts on Japan's Manga Love to Break Through Overseas". Bloomberg.com. Bloomberg. 3 September 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "As manga goes digital via smartphone apps, do paper comics still have a place?". The Japan Times. 2 August 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Kakao Japan ramps up manga content via smartphone app". Nikkei Asian Review.
  4. ^ "On the 11th of this month, Kakao Japan changed the name to "Kakao Pickcoma"". Kakao corp.
  5. ^ Inc, Natasha. "【イベントレポート】新サービス「ピッコマTV」など発表、マンガ原作のドラマやアニメを中心に配信". コミックナタリー (in Japanese). Retrieved 2022-02-26. ((cite web)): |last= has generic name (help)
  6. ^ "カカオ「欧州と北米攻略を強化」...仏市場でピッコマを展開".
  7. ^ "Kakao's Piccoma goes live in France". 18 March 2022.