What are the best manga apps?

Don't let yourself get left behind your anime-lover friends. Whether it's a regular busy day at work or you just wanna kill time while on your way home, binge-read your favorite manga series with this list of the best manga apps, whenever and wherever you want.

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    #1Comixology

    Comixology

    Comixology is a cloud-based digital comics platform that enables you to discover, buy, and read comics. This app will help you discover new comics based on your preferences. Aside from the app, the service can also be accessed on browsers.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Arthur Cruz
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "used to buy some of my comics over on Google Play Books but then came across this app and noticed they had a much more bigger collection for me to enjoy... 100% love this app"
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    #2PaigeeWorld

    PaigeeWorld

    This app is the perfect place to share your art, find new artists and discover new techniques. You will also meet other artists from around the world, so you will be inspired by other styles, which can be easily learnt with the step-by-step tutorials. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Pamela Hayes
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "This is definitely not primarily a manga app. It's an app for learning and improving your art. It also lets you connect with other Artists, so while you might be able to hone your manga drawing skills, look elsewhere for manga reading."
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    #3Anime Amino

    Anime Amino

    Anime Amino is the perfect social network for manga lovers: you can explore and discover new manga titles, share your favorite ones, comment mangas with other manga lovers from around the world and meet new people as passionate about manga as you!

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Doris Ortiz
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Anime Amino is a sort of social networking app for people into anime. You can talk about what animes you are into and meet people just like you. Who needs Twitter anyways?"

DID YOU KNOW?

Forget about hotels and coffee shops. Did you know that Manga Kissa in Japan exists? The word Kissa came from the Japanese term kissaten which literally means "tea room". Hence, the meaning. Manga Kissa, more popularly known as Manga Cafe, is a place where people pay to stay--whether for an hour or even overnight. But this is not your ordinary transient house or hotel. This place, aside from the fact that it costs a lot cheaper than staying at a hotel, the best part is you get to read your favorite mangas of all time! Yes, you can read One Punch Man and other popular manga from One Piece, Dragon Ball, Naturo and many more through the internet-powered computers or just download the best manga apps for iOS or Android. Also, these rooms are internet-ready so you can surely catch you fave shows just by visiting your favorite anime website!

Interestingly, the existence of manga-plus-internet cafes started in 1995 in Tokyo, Japan. And from there on, it has evolved from more than just a place to surf the web. It has become an alternative place to stay in temporarily because it literally has everything you need to survive. Imagine a library offering unlimited soft drinks, or coffee for that matter, DVDs, PCs, reliable internet connection, peace and quiet, and most importantly, shower. No wonder, some tired Japanese workers live in Manga Cafes. If you still can't imagine how it looks like, try watching movies set in Japan. And the last thing that you have to worry about is your privacy and security because they are well-maintained. Well, anyway, the next time you travel to Japan, be sure to include visiting a Manga Cafe in your itinerary. And lastly, don't forget to install some useful Japan travel guide apps!

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    #4Manga 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.

    Apps

    Arthur Morris
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "If you like reading Manga this is the app for you. Pretty extensive collection and easy to access and sort making finding what you want simple. Easy interface and the personalized recommendation section is a nice touch. "
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    #5MangaZone

    MangaZone

    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. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Janet Robertson
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "MangaZone is a great interactive app for manga fans. You can watch a ton of titles and they are translated. You can also comment, read comments, and make recommendations to friends. "
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    #6Manga Bird

    Manga Bird

    This app will help you enjoy manga everywhere and anywhere: it features an amazing manga viewer, a manga download system to enjoy your favorite mangas anywhere and a manga management system. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    David Garza
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "This is a good app for reading your favorite manga, though I find the UI color scheme to be a bit too colorful for my tastes. I do like that you can have a grid view in the library, which makes it easier for me to find the title I want. "
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    #78manga

    8manga

    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. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Jacob Schmidt
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "I like reading manga whenever I am on the public transportation and I recently found 8manga. 8manga makes it a lot easier to access what I want to read."
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    #8Hulu

    Hulu

    Hulu is a video-on-demand service offering a huge catalog of exclusive programs, Hulu originals, and many more. It launched its live television streaming service in 2017, but currently, it is only available in the United States and Japan.

    Websites

    $5.99- Varies by plan

    Nathan Bishop
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "Hulu has a wide selection of Manga movies and shows available. Hulu is a leader in the streaming industry so you can always depend on them. You can even try them out for free if a bit unsure."
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    #9Crunchyroll Manga

    Crunchyroll Manga

    Crunchyroll is a mobile application which provides unlimited access to a variety of Japanese manga. Moreover, its premium users will be able to access the latest Japanese titles from Fairy Tale, Space Brothers and many more. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Free trial available

    Juan Meza
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Highly useable app in pepole"
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    #10MangaLife

    MangaLife

    MangaLife is a free manga and comic reader app developed by MediaLab Entertainment for Android devices. The app has a huge library of comics and manga ranging from action, comedy, mystery, supernatural, shounen, seinen, webtoons, and more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Elizabeth Hanson
    Written on July 11, 2019
    "I love this manga reader just because I got a new phone and I didn't lose my saved mangas. I can sync my mangas to my cloud so I can read from all my devices. Thank you!"
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    #11Manga 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. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Harini Rodrigues
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "If someone were searching for the best manga reader apps for IOS, there isn't a better choice than just searching iTunes itself. You can just search "manga reader" and then sort by the highest rated."
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    #12Comic 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. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99- with in-app purchases

    Félix Rivera
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Great and simple comic viewer. "
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    #13ZingBox 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. 


    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Aarav Pillai
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "ZingBox Manga Reader is my favorite Manga reader app. The interface is clean and easy to use. It has great content and features. I have tried others and I still prefer this one. A must for any Manga fan."
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    #14Manga Storm

    Manga Storm

    Read and follow manga from your favorite websites with Manga Storm, the app that allows you to smoothly read manga and to download it so you can enjoy it anywhere you go. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Keith Alexander
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "i like reading so its good app for me"
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    #15Komik

    Komik

    This app is perfect for both comic and manga lovers. It is exclusive for Android devices, and it provides tools to help your manga and comic reading, like zooming, and you will also be able to thumbnail pages to scan through comics.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Amber Ren
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "This is one of my favorite comic/manga readers for Android. The layout is sleek and easy to use. I can upload ones that I already have on my computer and it doesn't take long for it to be transferred. I highly recommend this app!"
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    #16VIZ Media

    VIZ Media
    VIZ Media is an online platform which provides everything related to Japanese anime and manga. Through this, users will be able to read their favorite manga titles and enjoy watching the best anime. 
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- 1 month. Free trial available

    Jennifer Chen
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I love me some manga! I've been in search of a great manga reader that will give me access to anime and manga in one simple, easy to use application. Now I can simply open up Viz Manga and have all of the anime and manga that I could ever want or need at my fingertips. Manga dorks, this is the best option for you and your manga reading needs!"
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    #17Manga Browser

    Manga Browser
    Manga Browser - Manga Reader helps you read manga or comic on your android devices. Optimized user interface, Very easy to use! What you need to do is select and read.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ruth Jordan
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This is actually a really good app and one I would highly recommend to manga-philes. The library is extensive and really quite up to date. There is the occasional loading issue and I am hoping Google will go next-gen and devise a way for users to save their faves. But, really as a manga maniac, I really dig this app."
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    #18Manga Mania

    Manga Mania

    Manga Mania is a free manga reading app for Android devices. Developed by CARTNO, Manga Mania allows users to access and read a huge library of manga titles. It has popular titles such as Attack on Titan, Fairy Tale and more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    George Ford
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Manga Mania is perfect for anime lovers who read on the go. The app has a huge anime library and also provides captions in Japanese and English. 4/5!"
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    #19MANGA Plus

    MANGA Plus

    Developed by SHUEISHA, the MANGA Plus is a legal entertainment anime app where anime-lovers can binge-read their favorite mangas--be it the classic ones like One Piece, Black Clover, or the latest chapters of on-going titles.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Jason Weaver
    Written on July 11, 2019
    "The problem with some manga apps is that they have different translators, unlike Manga Plus. Some titles from Viz that are featured here carry the same translation. Anyway, interface is similar to Shonen Jump+ if you are familiar. The latest chapters are uploaded underneath."
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    #20BOOK WALKER

    BOOK WALKER

    BOOK WALKER Manga & Light Novels offered by BOOK WALKER itself is an anime app that lets users read the most popular titles in collaboration with J-Novel Club, KADOKAWA, VIZ Media, Yes Pres, and many more.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bryan Medina
    Written on July 11, 2019
    "If you are looking for the best manga reader app, I am recommending this to you first hand. Name it, digital manga, light novels, etc. I also love that they have exclusive titles. I say do not settle for pirated mangas, because you can always get better with paid apps."
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    #21Manga Fans

    Manga Fans

    Manga Fans is an app that contains manga resources such as MangaNelo, MangaPanda, MangaPark and more. This free Android app also caches manga chapters with three reading methods. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    geroh anny
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "+2,5000 mangas and 13 manga sources can free read +Can cache all Manga[Comic] chapters to local devices. +Enter keywords to search for Manga[Comic] from more than a dozen mainstream websites at the same time. +Provide three mainstream manga reading methods +APP is small [4Mb], but full of functions to read & cache manga."
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    #22MALClient

    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

    Rosalba Escamilla
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "I found this to be one of the best manga apps. It seems intuitive to use. It has lots of powerful features."

Summary

Best What are the best manga apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ComixologyApps 17 Free
2PaigeeWorld Apps 16 Free
3Anime Amino Apps 13 Free
4Manga RockApps 13 Paid
5MangaZoneApps 12 Free
6Manga BirdApps 11 Free
78mangaApps 8 Free
8HuluWebsites 5 Paid
9Crunchyroll MangaApps 3 Free
10MangaLifeApps 1 Free
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