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5 Tips for Finding the Best Apps for Reading Manga

5 Tips for Finding the Best Apps for Reading Manga

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There are plenty of apps to choose from when it comes to discovering and reading your favorite manga, but before you start downloading, you should check out our 5 tips for finding the perfect manga apps.

Whether you’re just getting into manga and want to learn more to find what you like or already have your go-to comics and want them at your fingertips, there are apps that’ll fit your specific needs. Here’s how to find them.

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  1. Discover the manga to go with your favorite anime series
  2. Make reading more fun with your favorite style & genres
  3. Find places to buy manga in store & online for convenience
  4. Learn about manga so you can understand better
  5. Access manga in multiple languages to learn new vocabulary

Most anime series come originally from manga, so if you’re just getting into reading manga and already love watching or drawing anime, the manga that your favorite anime is based on is a good place to start.

Also, whether you live in Japan or America or anywhere else else around the world, some of your favorite video games may be based on anime and manga as well. It’s a good idea to keep an eye out for any manga you’re already familiar with, since you’ll already know the world and the basic storyline.

Apps for reading manga make it easy to search through all the titles to find exactly what you’re looking for, so you can settle in and start reading faster. Many of these apps even have a special section with an anime list that contains all the manga that is based on popular anime titles, like Bleach, One Punch Man, and Naruto.

If you’re a newbie and want to find the manga that interests you or if you’re a seasoned manga reader but want to find new material to read, it’s a great idea to choose an app that has a variety of different genres and styles and that can help you navigate all the different kinds of manga.

Different styles of Japanese comics can have very different plots, tones, and settings for the story and characters. Whether you enjoy reading battle manga where the characters have powers and fight each other, or you enjoy more adventure manga like Treasure Island, there are apps that can give recommendations based on the manga you already like to help you find the books you should read next. You can even use apps to find the best manga from different time periods, from the earliest manga and choju giga all the way through the 2000s and 2010s.

If eBooks aren’t really your style and you like to actually hold the comic book in your hand, you might want to find an app that can direct you to your nearest manga store or online store so can order manga online and have it shipped directly to your doorstep. You can even use apps to find books to learn more about manga such as the popular book Manga Manga that gives a detailed history of comics in Japan and the development of manga and anime drawings and artistic style.

Also if you’re looking to buy Japanese comics either online or from a store, manga apps can be a great help for finding deals and discounts, especially if you’re looking for bundled prices to buy multiple volumes of a series at once so you don’t have to wait to find out what happens next!

Manga is a very big part of Japanese culture and history, so for beginners and those who are new to the scene, it’s a good idea to learn more about it as an art. It’s especially a good idea to learn how to read it if you’re not to familiar with the flow of reading the panels, the structure of pictures, and the speech bubbles or furigana. Or, if you don’t speak Japanese, you may find it helpful to get an app that has audio features so that you can learn the correct pronunciation of the titles and character names. You may even find yourself learning some Japanese along the way.

Certain apps can not only point you in the right direction of the best manga for you, but they can also help you learn about the timeline of Japanese manga, so you understand a little bit about how it started and how it has evolved into the modern world. Or if you’re interested in studying it further and always being in the know on updates, other manga article or news apps can give you the latest scoop on new manga. 

While most manga is originally written in Japanese, there are often translations available in English or other languages. Even if the translated versions are not available in printed books, there are usually online PDF versions and app reader versions you can find that have all kinds of languages to choose from. The app readers also give you the freedom and flexibility to read manga on the go without having to carry all those heavy books with you.

If your favorite indie manga isn’t available in your language, you may also want to look into some language translation apps so that you can enjoy any manga you like without language barriers. Or, even if you can’t read the speech bubbles and action descriptions, you can always simply enjoy and pictures and art! Sometimes the pictures can tell you all the story you need without any need for reading at all.

With these five tips, you’re ready to find the perfect manga app for you and get to reading. Check out our Best 10 Apps for Reading Manga to get started!

  • Manga Searcher - Manga Reader V2
    10

    Manga Searcher - Manga Reader V2

    Manga Searcher - Manga Reader Free Manga Reader App

    pu haozhi

    4.4 4K+ Reviews
    100K+
    Free Install
    • 23 users said "useful"
    • Free
    Manga Searcher - Manga Reader V2
    • my one and.only offline reading apps. i love it.coz it enable u to dlwnld when.ur online and read it when.ur offline. but recently encounter problem where after dwnlding certain manga..when i want to read it, a lot of pages missing and after opening up to 2/3 missing.pages the apps closed down by.itself reverting back to it downld home screen.

      Lolla Gem
  • Manga Box: Manga App
    9

    Manga Box: Manga App

    Read original manga written by popular Japanese manga authors for FREE!

    DeNA Co., Ltd. Manga Box

    3.7 42K+ Reviews
    1M+
    Free Install
    • Free
    • In App Purchases
    • Editor's Choice
    Manga Box: Manga App
    • Great app if you're learning how to read Japanese. Sure you often don't start from volume 1 but, hey it's free.

      Christian De Leon
  • Shonen Jump Manga & Comics
    8

    Shonen Jump Manga & Comics

    Official & Free from Japan

    Viz Media

    4.7 13K+ Reviews
    100K+
    Free
    • 93% positive reviews
    • Free
    • Fresh
    • In App Purchases
    Shonen Jump Manga & Comics
    • I wasn’t much of a manga reader, always preferred just watching the anime adaptations but this app has turned me into actually preferring to read the manga than watch the anime. It is fantastic and convenient if not a bit buggy when flipping between apps or closing to write a text and then coming back. I always have to close the app and then start it up again but that is just a small small small inconvenience for this fantastic app.

      Anime Watcher 112233
  • MangaZone HD
    7

    MangaZone HD

    Manga Zone ------ Manga for you, anytime, anywhere Manga is the Japanese comics with a story line and style. In Japan p

    Kevin Wang

    3.0 298 Reviews
    Free Install
    • Free
    • Editor's Choice
    MangaZone HD
    • I was able to get into manga after using the website version of Mangazone, but I like the app even better. The filter is beautiful, and I am able to also read chapters upon chapters of manga, manhua, and others. It does get a little glitchy sometimes, but it is still the best source of manga I have found.

      Mattison family
  • Manga Rock - Best Manga Reader
    4

    Manga Rock - Best Manga Reader

    Discover, read, and download thousands of manga

    Not A Basement International

    4.5 396K+ Reviews
    5M+
    Free
    • 236 users said "too many ads"
    • Free
    • Fresh
    • In App Purchases
    • Editor's Choice
    Manga Rock - Best Manga Reader
    • Seriously... I love this app wayyy to much! Though I'd have to say my FAVORITE FEATURE would be the ability to SCROLL down through the chapters (like a webcomic) I LOVE IT SO SO SO SO MUCH!!!! I also love the overall layout you get on your homepage, no annoying pop ups but that it's all neatly categorized for you! >////< some good designing went into the layout if I do say so myself! I also love the fact that this app has some of the old OG classics!!! Y'know the manga's we all started reading in like junior high (if you were into manga at all!) This app is also a great app for those just starting to get into manga because it has sooo many titles and genres to choose from and makes the process of finding anything that'd suit your preference even easier!!! I will always love this app, I don't mind the ads (they're a little banner at the bottom) but I would pay to have them removed if that was ever an option! Just, please developers, don't ever make the ads annoyingly in our way (like a pop up)!! That's my only request! Anyways I went a bit off, heh,;; but I truly do love this apps to bits and I will always redownload it! I ALSO LOVE THAT YOU CAN CHANGE THE VIEWER OPTION TO BLACK/DARK face background (for preference or battery saving purposes) but ahhh can it get any better? ❤️ Thank you for such a awesome app, that's really all I can say^^

      Geezmaree2424
  • MangaToon-Good comics, Great stories
    3

    MangaToon-Good comics, Great stories

    The world's most-loved social storytelling platform

    Mangatoon

    3.8 159K+ Reviews
    5M+
    Free Install
    • 257 users said "great stories"
    • Free
    • Fresh
    • In App Purchases
    MangaToon-Good comics, Great stories
    • i used to like this app. but something happened, every manhua i had downloaded suddenly disappeared after i switch to download path to SD card. then i downloaded them again but same thing happened plus one of manhua that i don't read appears in my download like a virus i guess. then i uninstalled this app and installed it again yesterday. nothing disappear yet but that manhua I don't read still there.

      A Google user
  • WebComics
    2

    WebComics

    Lots of exclusive comics for FREE! Daily Updates! Can't wait to read more!

    WEBCOMICS HOLDINGS HK LIMITED

    4.8 131K+ Reviews
    1M+
    Free Install
    • 1,191 users said "great stories"
    • Free
    • Fresh
    • In App Purchases
    WebComics
    • Its just great!!!! Thanks to this app my hobby of reading finally showed up. This app was also a help for me whenever I get bored and when I have sad days. I really love this app. Thank you, thank you soooo much!!!!! 💕💕❤

      //JinnyTheGachaTuber// ·

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