What are the best apps to read manga on Android?

Wanna be able to read manga on the go with your Android device? Well, now you can without having to open a browser! Check out this list of the best apps to read manga on Android and get them digital pages turning!

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    #1Crunchyroll Manga

    Crunchyroll Manga

    Crunchyroll is a mobile app which provides unlimited access to a variety of manga. Premium users will get access to the latest updates as they become available. It is a good option as an app to read manga on Android.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Free trial available

    Linda Zheng
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "Crunchyroll has been my go-to for all my anime needs. Their service is great and their content is updated regularly. The same goes for the manga side of things. I do think the free version is a little too limiting though."
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    #2Comixology

    Comixology

    Comixology is a digital comics platform that enables you to discover, buy, and read comics. This app will help you discover new comics based on your preferences and is a good app to read manga on Android.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Alexander Rivera
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "This service is great but their content focuses a bit more on comics than on manga. Still, their selection is good and you'll still probably find something you'll like here. Give it a try."
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    #3VIZ Media

    VIZ Media

    VIZ Media is an online platform which provides a sizeable catalog of anime and manga titles, both new and classic ones. The service is also available as a mobile app making a great app to read manga on Android.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- 1 month. Free trial available

    Randy Miller
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "This is a great manga app for Android that has a library of titles. You have the classics like Dragon Ball and Naruto as well as on-going ones like One Piece. You can read all the manga that you want all in place. Definitely recommended."

DID YOU KNOW?

The very first manga that had been officially translated in English was Barefoot Gen, a dystopian story about a boy named Gen in the aftermath of the Hiroshima Atom bombing incident in 1945 Japan. The story was loosely based on the experiences of the mangaka, Keiji Nakazawa, who was a Hiroshima survivor. Nakazawa was six years old at the time of the bombing, a year younger than protagonist Gen, but Gen’s family reflects Nakazawa’s in almost identical detail. Barefoot Gen, while inspiring in its message and story, was not for the faint of heart. The manga features graphic imagery of the effects of the Atom bomb, showcasing the mass destruction it caused as well as the gruesome detail of melting flesh and bone from the heat and radiation of the blast. This was especially apparent in the scene where Gen and his pregnant mother find Gen’s father and siblings trapped underneath the rubble of their home. Unable to lift the rubble, Gen is forced to watch his father, sister, and brother die as the flames come down on them. After the death of his family, not only does Gen have to survive the aftermath of the bombing, he also has to deal with prejudice and insults from other survivors as his family was outspoken critics of the war.

Barefoot Gen is a heartbreaking but inspiring story that would take eight years and three different magazines until it completed its publication run in the west. Thankfully, the internet has allowed for manga of different eras to be translated by large communities, including Nakazawa’s work. All you need to do is check out the apps to read manga on Android found on this list and you can follow the barefooted steps of Barefoot Gen.

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    #4Mangaa Reader

    Mangaa Reader

    Mangaa Reader was an app to read manga on Android with manga titles in more than 20 languages as well as offering an offline reading option. It's no longer available but there are plenty of other options.

    Apps

    Jim Gao
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "What made this app unique was it offered manga titles that were available in multiple languages which should make a lot of users all over the world happy. It's no longer available but hopefully, a similar app gets released someday."
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    #5Manga Rock

    Manga Rock

    Manga Rock is an app to read manga on Android as well as on iOS devices. It has thousands of high-quality manga in its library. It has a feature that allows the downloading of manga for offline reading.

    Apps

    Jane Austin
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "This is one of the best apps to read manga on Android that you will ever try out. The app itself is nice-looking and fast with plenty of reading options available to you. Offline reading is really useful when I don't have access to an internet connection."
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    #6Perfect Viewer

    Perfect Viewer

    Perfect Viewer is an open-format digital comic reader for Android devices that supports multiple comic-friendly file formats, import methods, and reading styles. Through the app, you can transfer comics from your Android device to your PC.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Tian Ye
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "This is a good app that you can use to read your manga collection. It has plenty of options to customize the experience to your liking. It does not, however, any manga of its own so if you plan on using this, users need to provide your own source."
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    #7Dark Horse Comics

    Dark Horse Comics

    Dark Horse Comics is one of America's leading comic book publishers founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson. It's a publisher that's most notable for producing many creator-owned franchises such as Sin City, 300, Hellboy, The Escapist, and many more.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Steven Foster
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "The selection of titles is limited to comics by Dark Horse Comics. There's no manga here but it does not make it any less great. Dark Horse has some of the best comics ever like The Umbrella Academy, Mass Effect, and Avatar: The Last Airbender."
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    #8MALClient

    MALClient

    MALclient is an app that allows you to manage your anime and manga list from MyAnimeList.net, as well as accessing other website features. Browse your own list, search for characters, discover new animes with MALclient, which also lets you discuss topics with other users, with its own forum, messages and friend feed. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Cheng Gu
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "There is no manga to be read here but it is a good resource if you're looking for more information about a particular manga or even anime. Think of like the Wikipedia of anime and manga."

Summary

Best What are the best apps to read manga on Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Crunchyroll MangaApps 10 Free
2ComixologyApps 9 Free
3VIZ MediaApps 8 Free
4Mangaa ReaderApps 7 Paid
5Manga RockApps 6 Paid
6Perfect ViewerApps 4 Free
7Dark Horse ComicsApps 3 Free
8MALClientApps 3 Free
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