15+ BEST Manga Apps of all time (Android, iOS, Browser)

Best Manga Websites

If you are into anime, then after a while, the thought of reading manga must have come through your mind. Reading two chapters is definitely quicker than watching one episode, and the original art of the author gives a different vibe to the story. Also, not every manga got an adaptation, so you can discover even more media to consume!

There are plenty of websites and apps you can use to read your favorites, but if you want to do it legally, then paying a subscription fee is probably necessary. These apps all feature official or certified translations, with the highest quality images.

Here, I gathered the 16 best apps and websites to read manga legally! Make sure to check out the better ones, so you can find the most suitable for your taste! They are also ranked based on the price, accessibility, collection of manga, and overall experience.

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16) Spot Toon

Spottoon
Manga Collection User Experience Total
10/20
8/20
18/40

Subscription Price: Not clarified
Platforms: Web
Link: Spottoon

Well, what can I say about this? It’s pretty close to being a manga app, but a key element is missing: there are only Korean media featured on it, like webtoons and manhwa

If you can decipher the Korean language and you are interested in their stuff, then Spot Toon might be the one for you, but it fails to capture the most important aspect of this ranking. Collection of Manga!

15) Kindle eBooks by Amazon

Manga Collection User Experience Total
10/20
10/20
20/40

Subscription Price: From $1 per purchase of title/volume
Platforms: PC, Android, IOS, Web, Amazon Kindle Device, Windows Phone, Blackberry OS
Link: Kindle ebooks

Kindle is really like a Hummer merchant in 2021. Pretty useless all around the board. While there are millions of options for the platforms to use, Amazon stresses the users to pick up their digital reading board, the Kindle Device to read the manga.

Kindle eBooks show no interest in serving enjoyment for the otakus, as there is a miserably low amount of stuff to read here. They didn’t even publish a clear number of entries, which says one or two things. But it’s still worth checking out since they KNOW what they’re doing.

14) BookLive

Book Live
Manga Collection User Experience Total
12/20
10/20
22/40

Subscription Price: First chapters are free, others can be purchased via a coin system
Platforms: Web
Link: Book Live

BookLive might not be a bad site. I can’t say for sure just yet, because the whole app is in Japanese. There isn’t an English version, but if you can find the right manga for you, then it can be enjoyable! You can still use Chrome’s Translator to browse through the cataglog.

Not the first one on this list that isn’t in English, but BookLive still has to get a better score than Splottoon, as it actually features pure manga.

13) Viz Manga by Viz Media

viz
Manga Collection User Experience Total
15/20
10/20
25/40

Subscription Price:7 days free trial | $2/mo
Platforms: Android, IOS
Link: Viz

Woa woa, you might be surprised about this one! I don’t want to sugarcoat anything, Viz Manga is this low on the list? While the concept is almost the same as in the case of the big rival company, Shueisha’s Manga Plus, there are some dire differences.

While Manga Plus is easily accessible from almost anywhere, Viz Manga is only available in a few countries, mostly Western ones. Well, it was expected as Viz is an American company, but considering that they don’t even have a better product list than Manga Plus, it’s only worth it for the Western Audience. Y’all are blessed!

 

12) Manga Box

Manga Box
Manga Collection User Experience Total
10/20
16/20
26/40

Subscription Price:COMPLETELY FREE
Platforms: Android, IOS
Link: Mangabox

Manga Box is one of the few places where you can actually read stuff for free, and it was an ambitious project launched in 2014. The idea was great, but people had to realize that they will never have actual impressive stuff.

To not trouble themselves with copyright, the owners of this app decided to pick up only underground franchises, and they also released much fan-written manga over the years.

11) Futekiya

Futekiya
Manga Collection User Experience Total
16/20
12/20
28/40

Subscription Price:  First chapters are free, others reached via subscription
Platforms: Web
Link: Futekiya

For the lovers of BL and yaoi, this manga app is a pleasure cave. It has almost everything you were looking for, but it might feel sketchy along the way. While they advertised it as being completely free, you won’t even know the details of getting stuff to read before creating an account.

A free account nonetheless, but it takes away from the user experience.

10) Inkr Comics

Inkr Comics
Manga Collection User Experience Total
15/20
13/20
28/40

Subscription Price:  Free – limited version | $5/mo subscription
Platforms:Android, IOS
Link: Inkr Comics

Inkr is also a hardcore romcom site, with vanilla situations in the focus. Who would have thought at this point! They have a pretty good collection of stuff, so you will never get bored after buying a subscription!

On the other hand, if any other genre caught your interest along the way, Inkr will be somewhat dry to satisfy you. Well, some stuff is free on the site, so trying it out can’t be that bad!

9) InkyPen

inky pen
Manga Collection User Experience Total
17/20
11/20
28/40

Subscription Price: Free – limited version | $8/mo
Platforms: Only Nintendo Switch
Link: Inky Pen

InkyPen deserves a high place on the list, but it somehow doesn’t. On InkyPen you can find almost anything to read, and not only manga! There are countless types of media to consume, which makes the site fantastic.

But there is a slight issue. The service is only accessible from Nintendo Switch, a device that not many people have currently. For them, paying 8 dollars a month might seem like a good deal, but is it really worth it?

8) Manga Club

Manga Club
Manga Collection User Experience Total
16/20
13/20
29/40

Subscription Price: First chapters are free, others can be purchased via a coin system
Platforms: Browser
Link:  Manga Club

Manga Club is a fun place to be if you’re interested in erotica. Well, the whole website revolves around very mature stuff, to be honest. There is nothing else, but they have an exceptional palette to work with.

It also features an interesting coin system, one where you can buy chapters and whole volumes with the coins in your wallet. These coins can be earned over time, or you can buy some of them for real money. Feels like a mobile game, huh?

7) Crunchyroll

crunchyroll
Manga Collection User Experience Total
13/20
17/20
30/40

Subscription Price: From $8/mo, also includes streaming anime
Platforms: Android, IOS, Web
Link: Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is a known factor in the otaku community. Almost everything that the Western world experiences in anime probably went through their licenses, but with that being said, they focus on anime for the most part.

They have some good titles when it comes to manga to read, but they can hardly keep up the quality of some other services. If you are interested in both anime and manga, I can say for sure that the Crunchyroll subscription is an investment to make! For 8 dollars a month, you can get the most popular franchises on demand!

6) Renta!

renta
Manga Collection User Experience Total
19/20
12/20
31/40

Subscription Price: From $0.70 per renting out a title/volume
Platforms: Android, IOS, Web
Link: Renta

No, not a girlfriend. Renta! is really a different type of manga reader app on this list. For the first time we encountered renting out the manga, and it’s pretty cheap overall. If you are not planning on coming back to read your manga over and over again, then renting out one can be a more financially conscious decision.

Renta! doesn’t have such a detailed and pleasant home screen like the upcoming apps, but it does have a huge collection of manga. ESPECIALLY BLs and yaoi work. You can find the best of the best if you are in for that kind of entertainment!

5) Comixology by Amazon

Comixology
Manga Collection User Experience Total
15/20
16/20
31/40

Subscription Price: Free – limited version | from $1 per purchase of title/volume
Platforms: Android, IOS, Web, Amazon Kindle Device
Link: Comixology

Comixology is also a big gun when it comes to variety. Well, it features mostly other media besides manga, so Comixology is more known to the Western audience and the rest of these services. 

Owned by Amazon, this site has access to many mangas, but the perks really come in when we talk about accessibility. It comes automatically with an Amazon account, but the titles have to be purchased separately.

4) Manga Plus by Shueisha

Manga Plus
Manga Collection User Experience Total
14/20
19/20
33/40

Subscription Price:Free – limited version | $2/mo
Platforms: Android, IOS, Web.
Link: Manga Plus

Manga Plus features five categories after getting your account: the first one being Weekly Shonen Jump, the main magazine of the publisher allows you to read the first three chapters along with the last three for a mere 2 dollars a month. It also features the most mainstream franchises, like MHA and Black Clover.

Jump SQ, Re-Edition, Jump Plus, and the non-categorized are similar to WSJ, but they all feature lesser-known manga. They also have very few differences in the release periods of the manga on the platform, and they are also separated based on whether the series is already finished. Jump Plus is actually entirely free, but the updates are unregulated.

3) ComicWalker

comic walker
Manga Collection User Experience Total
14/20
20/20
34/40

Subscription Price:  COMPLETELY FREE
Platforms: Web
Link: Comic Walker

ComicWalker was a website launched by the famous Japanese publishing company, Kadokawa. The really fun part about it lies within the price range: it is absolutely free to use, and it also has a good amount of manga to read!

Mostly featuring Kadokawa titles, you can find some interesting franchises here like Neon Genesis Evangelion, High School DxD, or Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. The site is clean, and it only focuses on one thing: to read manga! You don’t have to bother with registrations either, as ComicWalker works even if you visit it as a guest!

2) Mangamo

Mangamo
Manga Collection User Experience Total
17/20
18/20
35/40

Subscription Price: $5/mo
Platforms: Android, IOS
Link: Mangamo

Mangamo is a pretty underrated choice when it comes to manga apps. It can be called underground, which is a total surprise as it features more than 400 series for only 5 dollars a month! 

The app is only available only on phones, but the design is clean, and the manga is easy to read. It is just good to look at everything that is featured on your screen and that’s why Mangamo is totally worth your money! They are a trustworthy company for sure.

1) BookWalker

Manga Collection User Experience Total
20/20
19/20
3940

Subscription Price:  Free – limited version | from $1 per purchase of title/volume
Platforms: Android, IOS, Web
Link: Bookwalker

It’s really not a surprise to see BookWalker taking first place! The service was already recommended by every YouTuber possible. On top of fantastic manga choices, counting over a thousand readable goods, you can also get access to any other written media!

BookWalker has the biggest pool of manga on this list, and their service is also worth the price. The website is clean and easy to access, the quality of works are stable, and textbookperfect. If you are searching for a good app to read manga on then BookWalker is your choice!

Conclusion

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Did you know some of these apps are completely free?!

These were my top picks for the best manga reading apps! While this list is mostly objective, there really are just minor differences between the biggest apps here, so saying that one is better than the others would be a personal opinion

Try out one or two to see for yourself! You can also check out our other articles featuring manga.

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