What are the best apps to read manga on iPhone or iPad?

Manga has surpassed Japan and has grown into a worldwide phenomenon loved by many all over the world on their smart devices. If you're an iOS user, here are some of the best apps to read manga on iPhone or iPad.

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    Comixology is a well-known manga reader app with thousands of high-quality manga. It also allows offline reading, making it one of the best manga reading app for iOS devices.


    Web, Android, iOS


    Matthew Martinez
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "Downloading can be slow in this app so probably not the best choice if you want to read something Right Now, but it's got a huge variety and good prices. Also works well with Marvel Unlimited which is a huge plus for Marvel fans."
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    #2Crunchyroll Manga

    Crunchyroll Manga

    Crunchyroll is an app which provides unlimited access to a variety of manga. Premium users will be able to access the latest manga titles and chapters as they become available. It is a premium manga reader app for iOS.


    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Free trial available

    Randy Hanson
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "I enjoy reading manga on crunchy roll because there are a lot of stories available but the reader is kinda difficult if you're reading it from a phone. It's so much easier to read manga from this app if you're using an ipad. I hope future update makes it easy for phoen as well"
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    #3Shonen Jump

    Shonen Jump

    This app is dedicated to providing manga from the best manga publisher in Japan, Shonen Jump. It provides the latest chapters of hit series with new ones being added weekly making it a great manga reader app for iOS.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Nick Ma
    Written on July 2, 2019
    "Anyone reading manga should be familiar with Shonen Jump. They have published some of the best and most popular manga titles ever and loved by millions of readers all over the world. A no-brainer manga reader app for iOS that you should have in your list."


Did you know that manga is said to be the basis for the right-to-left reading style used today? The history of manga originated from scrolls dating back to the 12th century. The rise of manga artists began in the post-war period. Astro Boy, the product of artist Osamu Tezuka’s creative mind became and until now remained popular in Japan and in the whole world. It's also considered by many to be the first-ever anime in history. Thus, it has become responsible for popularizing the anime that we always binge-watch on anime sites today. Astro Boy’s popularity led to the rise of more manga artists. Manga is Japanese comics and in Japan, almost everyone regardless of age reads it. It has a wide range of genres including the best action anime, romance, science fiction, fantasy, sexuality, suspense, comedy, detective, history, mystery, horror, sports, games, and commerce.

During the 1950s, manga played a major part in the development of the Japanese publishing industry. In 1995, almost 1.9 billion manga books and magazines were sold in Japan which is equal to 15 copies per Japanese citizen. Now, many mangas are translated into different languages and sold worldwide. Manga serves to a worldwide audience and by 2005, the manga market in France was already worth $569 million. Valued at $175 million by 2008 in the United States and Canada. And in 2012 the value of the manga market rose to $250 million in Europe and the Middle East. With the advent of smartphones, people can even read manga on the go using some of the best manga apps for iOS or Android available in the market today.

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    #4Manga Bird

    Manga Bird

    The Manga Bird manga reader app offers great features for iOS users such as a manga download system to enjoy your favorite mangas anywhere and a manga management system to keep your collection in order.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Margaret Fernandez
    Written on July 2, 2019
    "It's a really nice looking manga reader app for iOS that I keep coming back to. It's easy to use, has nice management tools, and you can download your manga for offline reading. Recommended."
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    #5Manga Storm

    Manga Storm

    The Manga Storm app allows users to add their favorite manga websites to it just by adding its URL. Users are now able to read their favorite manga on the go from one app. It's one of the best manga apps for iOS users.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Yu Ma
    Written on July 2, 2019
    "Think of this manga reader app as an aggregator of all your favorite manga sources, all in one place for easy reading and organization. Check this one out, there's a lot to like about it."
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    #6Manga Rock

    Manga Rock

    Manga Rock is an application created by Not A Basement International. It has thousands of high-quality manga in its library. It has a feature that allows downloading of manga for offline reading.


    Philip Palmer
    Written on July 2, 2019
    "This is one of the best manga reader apps for iOS that I have tried so far. It has an amazing collection of manga titles, both new and old releases. I particularly appreciate the offline reading feature for when I don't have access to an Internet connection."
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    Manga.Lib is a manga reader and downloader developed by Dasist Entertainment S.L. for iOS devices. The users get recommendations and access to over 10000 manga. Aside from that, the app also allows the user to read manga offline.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Heather Ortiz
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "I really like this app because I can read manga anywhere I go because I can save my library offline. So far, this app has been working really well and everything is so easy to read on my iphone hehe"
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    #8Manga Box

    Manga Box

    Read your favorite mangas anywhere with Manga Box, an automatically updated manga library that will also help you expand your manga collection, as it will help you discover new manga titles. 



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Vibhore Chauhan
    Written on December 2, 2017
    "The monthly plans start at $0.99, and for the offered selection that is super cheap! As always I would watch what your kids access, as manga available could be more in the MA category. Awesome manga available!"
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    #9Comic Zeal

    Comic Zeal

    Comic Zeal was the first reader in the App Store and lets you read comics and organize your collection. It features two-page mode for a faster reading and allows you to import new items by different ways. 



    $4.99- with in-app purchases

    Donna Beck
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "This app is a must-have for manga enthusiasts who own an Apple device! It allows you to download a variety of content either using your phone's data plan or a wifi connection. Files can be sorted into folders for easy organization. The folders can be password protected if needed, which is great if your kids like comics too, so you can be selective about what they are able to access while still being able to view more adult type content yourself."
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    More than 15000 manga titles are waiting for you in MangaZone! They are all translated to English, and you will also be able to leave comments on any manga and recommend your favorite ones to all your friends. 




    Frances Jenkins
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "I've used this app as a tool to read manga offline on my iPhone. Helpful for my spare time hobby"
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    This daily updated manga reader contains lots of free manga titles waiting for you to read them. Just download the app, search for the manga you want to read and get ready to have a great time. 




    Patricia Gardner
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "One of the best apps to read manga on iOS devices. Smooth and easy "
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    #12ZingBox Manga Reader

    ZingBox Manga Reader

    ZingBox is a free manga reader app for iOS that provides you access to a huge manga catalogue with a clean and very easy-to-use interface.


    Megan West
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "I've had this on my iPhone for like forever. It works both for whatever purpose you may imagine for manga reading"


Best What are the best apps to read manga on iPhone or iPad
1ComixologyApps 19 Free
2Crunchyroll MangaApps 17 Free
3Shonen JumpApps 13 Free
4Manga BirdApps 9 Free
5Manga Storm Apps 8 Free
6Manga RockApps 8 Paid
7Manga.LibApps 8 Free
8Manga BoxApps 7 Free
9Comic ZealApps 7 Paid
10MangaZoneApps 7 Free

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