Chuang Yi Publishing Pte Ltd. (Simplified Chinese: 创艺, Pinyin: Chuàngyì, meaning "creative arts") is a publishing company based in Singapore that specializes in producing domestic and imported comics and comics-related merchandise, in English and simplified Chinese. Chuang Yi distributes all or some of its products in Singapore, Malaysia, India, and the Philippines. Distribution to Australia and New Zealand occurs through Madman Entertainment.
Chuang Yi Publishing was founded in 1990 as a distributor of Japanese comics published in simplified Chinese. It had early success with Dragon Ball
and Slam Dunk
, and soon began importing titles from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea. In 1995, Chuang Yi set up its first branch office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and launched two Japanese comic series in Malay. In 1998 and 1999, Chuang Yi published its first TV-drama-to-comic adaptations of Legend of the Eight Immortals
and Liang Po Po
. Chuang Yi expanded into the English-language market in 2000 with the launch of its Pokémon
series, and two Taiwanese comics began serialization in local newspapers. In 2003, Chuang Yi secured licensing rights to distribute its comics to Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, and in 2004 branched into the magazine market including licensing of several Disney
titles. Chuang Yi began distribution of sticker collectibles from Panini
UK in 2004 and 2005, and in 2006 began distribution of comics in India. In 2007, the company secured the rights to develop stationery merchandise for Pokémon and Disney products, and began exclusive distribution of DC Comics
and Marvel Comics
products to Singapore and Malaysia.
Manga published by Chuang Yi Publishing in Chinese
Manga published by Chuang Yi Publishing in English
Other comic magazines published by Chuang Yi Publishing in English
Manhwa published by Chuang Yi Publishing in English