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Best Comic Book and Manga Apps of 2021

From One Punch Man to Age of Ultron, mobile comic readers are perfect for on-the-go viewing. But how much should you expect to pay for your favorites? We tested 9 of the best apps to find out.

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Best Comic Book and Manga Apps of 2021
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Looking for a way to read your favorite comic books on your mobile? We tested some of the best comic and webtoon apps on the market to see which ones are worth downloading. 

After our extensive research, Marvel Unlimited came out on top. It’s a must-have for Marvel fans and only costs $9.99 a month. Want to know which other apps made our list and where the Manga and Anime apps placed? Read on to find out more.

Our Pick

Best for Marvel fans

An essential app for all fans of Marvel. Get access to over 28,000 comics right there on your phone or tablet. 

Why we chose Marvel Unlimited:

  • 7-day free trial, after which you can subscribe for $9.99 a month or $69 per year.
  • Plenty of content with access to over 28,000 Marvel comics
  • Easy-to-read on a tablet or phone
  • New comics appear 3 months after they’re released in stores.
  • Incredible artwork and design. 

You can download your favorite comics to read on the go, and read as much as you want without incurring extra charges. A fantastic app for all comic book fans.

Read Marvel Unlimited's Full Review
Runner Up

Best for true manga fans

Shonen Jump Manga brings your favorite comics to life with its fantastic app. Everything has been designed to give you the true Manga experience, including reading right to left just as they do in Japan. 

Why we chose Shonen Jump:

  • Enjoy a 7-day free trial, and subscribe for only $1.99 a month.
  • Breathtaking artwork that will bring each chapter to life.
  • Read your favorite comics in true Manga style.
  • Read new chapters the same day they’re released in Japan.
  • Gain access to over 10,000 manga chapters, including old favorites or new titles. 

Shonen is a fantastic app for all true Manga fans where you can read all your favorite comics, including top titles such as My Hero Academia and Naruto.

Read Shonen Jump's Full Review
Also Groovy

Best for watching anime

Crunchyroll is the perfect way to watch your favorite anime shows at a time of your choosing. 

Why we chose Crunchyroll:

  • 14-day free trial then only $7.99 a month for a standard membership
  • Includes all the best titles, including hidden cult classics and modern hits.
  • Watch shows without ads, and download your favorites for offline viewing.
  • Watch over 1000 anime shows, approximately 80 manga titles, and over 200 East Asian dramas.
  • Option to upgrade your account to get more features such as increased streams and access to gaming and cartoon channels. 

You can get all the top titles, such as Attack on Titan and One Punch Man, and with the ability to watch ad-free, this is the perfect app for anime fans.

Read Crunchyroll's Full Review

Everything We Recommend

  • Our Pick
    Marvel Unlimited is Marvel’s premier digital comics subscription service. Gain instant access to over 29,000 digital comics and over 80 years of comic books through the Marvel Unlimited app, or your web browser. Start your 7-day free trial now!

    Marvel Unlimited features all of your favorite characters from Marvel movies, TV shows, and video games. Read the comic books that inspired your favorite super heroes and villains on the big screen!

    Experience the all-new digital comic format, Marvel’s Infinity Comics available exclusively on Marvel Unlimited. Featuring in-universe stories from top creators told in visionary vertical format, designed for your device.
    Read comics and stories about Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel, The Avengers, Thor, Hulk, the X-Men, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Doctor Strange, Deadpool, Thanos, Mysterio, Ant-Man, The Wasp, Black Panther, Wolverine, Hawkeye, Wanda Maximoff, Jessica Jones, the Defenders, Luke Cage, Venom, and many more!

    Wondering where to start? Check out endless reading guides curated by Marvel experts to guide you through the last 80 years of the Marvel Universe. Read about comic events that inspired the movies such as the Spider-Verse, Civil War, Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet, and even Star Wars!
    Unlimited downloads allows you to read as many comics as you want offline and on-the-go! Follow your favorite characters, creators and series and get notified when new issues come out! Marvel Unlimited is available on mobile phones, tablets, and anywhere you can access the web.
    Key Features:
    • Access over 29,000 Marvel comics at your fingertips
    • Infinity Comics, in-universe stories from top creators designed for your device
    • Endless reading guides
    • Unlimited downloads to read anywhere
    • Personalized comic book recommendations
    • Sync progress across devices
    • New comics and old classics added every week
    • No commitments. Cancel online at any time.

    Choose from three different Marvel Unlimited comic subscription plans as follows:

    • Monthly – Our most popular plan!
    • Annual – Great savings!
    • Annual Plus – Get a new, exclusive merchandise kit each year you’re a member! (US Only)

    Helpful Links:

    • Terms of Use: https://disneytermsofuse.com
    • Privacy Policy: https://disneyprivacycenter.com
    • Subscriber Agreement: https://www.marvel.com/corporate/marvel_unlimited_terms
    • California Privacy Rights: https://privacy.thewaltdisneycompany.com/en/current-privacy-policy/your-california-privacy-rights
    • Do Not Sell My Info: https://privacy.thewaltdisneycompany.com/en/dnsmi

    • Marvel Unlimited: https://www.marvel.com/unlimited
    • Marvel: https://www.marvel.com

    Subscription via Google Play

    Download the app and sign up to start reading. Your membership will automatically renew each month. You can cancel at any time. Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the then-current subscription period. Your payment method associated with your Google Play account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal, as stated above, within 24 hours prior to the end of the then-current billing period. You can manage your subscription and/or turn off auto-renewal by visiting your Google Play Subscriptions after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

    Before you download this app, please consider that it may include or support advertising, some of which the Walt Disney Family of Companies may target to your interests. You may choose to control targeted advertising within mobile applications by using your mobile device settings (for example, by re-setting your device's advertising identifier and/or opting out of interest-based ads).
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $9.99 - $68.99 per item
    $9.99 - $68.99 per item
  • Runner Up
    The Shonen Jump app is your official and trusted source to read the world’s most popular manga and comics straight from Japan.

    READ MANGA FREE!
    • Read the latest chapters from hit series FREE the same day they come out in Japan!
    • Includes hit series like My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, One Piece and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations!
    • New chapters weekly, with brand new series added regularly!

    MEMBERS GET MORE!
    • Becoming a member unlocks the Shonen Jump digital vault of 10,000+ manga chapters!
    • Catch up on current hits from any point, revisit old favorites from the beginning, and discover new series
    • Includes nearly every series Shonen Jump has published in English, including the mega-hits Naruto, Bleach, Dragon Ball, Demon Slayer, Chainsaw Man and Death Note! And lots more!
    • ONLY $1.99/month (USD*)! Start your 7-day free trial today!

    BUILD YOUR GRAPHIC NOVEL LIBRARY
    • Get into a new series or finish collecting your favorites
    • Read free previews of paid volumes before purchasing
    • Includes the full Shonen Jump catalog, featuring series that inspired hit anime like One Punch Man, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures and The Promised Neverland!
    • Home of digital-exclusive series: Tokyo Ghoul Jack, Astra Lost in Space and élDLIVE

    ENJOY OUR ADVANCED READER
    • Stream manga to read without filling up your device’s storage
    • Download manga to read offline
    • Bookmark your favorite moments
    • Purchase once, read on any device
    • Use landscape mode to view awe-inspiring 2-page spreads as they were drawn

    *Prices may vary to reflect your local currency.

    Questions? Comments? Please let us know at sjsupport@viz.com
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $13.99 per item
    $1.99 - $6.99 per item
  • Also Groovy
    Stream the world’s largest anime library. Watch over 1,000 titles - from past seasons to new episodes fresh from Japan, including critically acclaimed Crunchyroll Originals.

    Get full access to new shows like Dr. STONE, Tower of God, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Black Clover, Food Wars!, Fire Force, plus favorites like One Piece, Naruto Shippuden, My Hero Academia, Hunter x Hunter, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and more! Whether you’re new to anime, or have been a fan for decades, Crunchyroll has something you’ll love.

    Want to upgrade your experience? Try Crunchyroll Premium FREE for 14 days!

    Premium upgrades are available for additional features like:
    - No ads
    - New episodes one hour after they air in Japan
    - Streaming on up to 6 screens at once
    - Offline viewing
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $7.99 - $99.99 per item
    $7.99 - $99.99 per item
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