Application to Read Manga

You have a real passion for i manga and, as soon as you have time, relax and read them. For some time now, however, you have often been away from home and would like to find a solution that allows you to continue reading your favorite duets without forcing yourself to load your backpack with dozens of volumes.

If this is the situation you are in, you will certainly be happy to know that there are several apps for Android and iOS / iPadOS that allow you to read manga comfortably from a tablet and (a little less comfortably) from a smartphone. If you want, therefore, I can show you the ones that, in my humble opinion, represent the best in the category and explain how they work.

Some of these applications to read manga allow you to access vast databases of online comics and download those of your interest, others to import the digital copy of the comics already owned. To find out more, keep reading: everything is explained below!

Android Applications for Reading Manga

You are looking for android applications for reading manga and would you like me to suggest the most interesting of the category? I'll settle you immediately. You can find them right below.

My Manga

The first application to read manga on devices Android which I advise you to consider is called My Manga. It integrates a rich library of free manga (in Italian language) that can eventually be filtered by category, it is quite simple to use and does not include annoying advertisements. Plus, it's completely free.

To download the app on your device, visit the relevant section of the Play Store and press the button Install. In continuito, avvia l'app, sfiorando il pulsating apri comparso sul display oppure selecting the relative icon which has been added to the home screen and / or drawer.

Now that you see the main screen of My Manga, select the cover of the manga you want to read. If you can't find any readings you are interested in, you can search by keyword by pressing the button with the magnifying glass, at the top right, and typing the keyword of your interest in the appropriate field. Alternatively, you can explore the various categories available by pressing the button with the lines horizontally located at the top left and selecting the one you prefer from the menu that appears.

After choosing a manga, press the button Read in the tab Info to start reading from the beginning. Alternatively, select the tab Chapters and tap on the individual chapters. I point out that the various chapters can also be downloaded by pressing the button with the cloud and the down arrow that you find in their correspondence.

As for the ability to read content offline, you can access it by pressing the button with the lines horizontally located at the top left and choosing the item Downloads give the menu check if you press.

Comic Trim

If you are looking for an app that allows you to read the manga you already own (perhaps after having imported them from your PC to your device), I suggest you contact Comic Trim. It is, in fact, a simple and light comic book viewer in digital format that analyzes the pages and eventually allows you to view one cartoon after another in full screen. It supports all popular e-comic formats and is free. However, it offers in-app purchases (from 2,59 euros) to unlock all functions.

To download the app on your device, visit the relevant section of the Play Store and press the button Install. In continuito, avvia l'app, sfiorando il pulsating apri comparso sul display oppure selecting the relative icon which has been added to the home screen and / or drawer.

Now that you see the main Comic Trim screen, follow the introductory tutorial proposed, then grant the app the necessary permissions to access the files on your device and choose whether to download your manga from the Internet or from a local folder, by selecting the appropriate items located at the bottom right. Once the import is complete, tap the covers, to start reading manga.

If on the main screen of the app you cannot find the content you are interested in, you can search by keyword, typing it in the visible field after tapping on the icon of the magnifying glass, up. Instead, pressing the button with the lines horizontally located on the left you can open the Comic Trim menu, through which you can choose the contents to view, change the way you order the manga and access the app settings.

To delete a manga from the application, rename it and, in general, manage your collection, instead, tap the button with the three dots vertically that you find in correspondence with each element and used the items attached to the menu you see appear.

Other Apps to Read Manga on Android

If none of the apps that I have already indicated has convinced you in a particular way, try taking a look at the further solutions below. I'm sure you will be able to find one that will satisfy you.

  • Manga Geek - it is a famous app through which you can read numerous manga by taking them from the Internet. The choice is quite wide, but unfortunately there is no content in Italian. Note, then, that it is possible to receive alerts whenever new chapters are available. It's free, but offers in-app purchases (starting at € 1,09) to unlock all functions.
  • Manga Reader - excellent app to read manga on Android, which allows you to download and read thousands of comics for free, using the link to various sites. You can search for manga by title, author name, genre and much more. It's free,
  • Perfect Viewer - allows you to read your own manga and comics, which can be picked up from various locations, including cloud storage services. It supports all major e-comic formats and is very easy to use. It's free.

IPhone Applications for Reading Manga

Now let's see what the iPhone applications for reading manga (also valid for iPad) which, in my opinion, you would do well to rely on. You can find them listed below. Happy downloading and, of course, happy reading!

Manga.Lib

Manga.Lib is one of the best apps for reading manga on iOS / iPadOS. It is, in fact, an app that allows you to search, download and read your favorite manga (also in Italian), using a huge database of over 10.000 Japanese comics. Note that it also offers recommendations based on genre, rating and favorite titles. It is free, but offers in-app purchases (at a cost of 3,49 euros) to unlock all the functions offered.

To download Manga.Lib on your device, visit the relevant section of the App Store, press the button Get, by your complaint Install and authorize the download by Face ID, touch ID o password Apple ID. Then start the app by tapping the button apri comparso sullo schermo oppure selecting the relative icon which has just been added to the home screen.

Once the app is launched, make sure that theItalian as language (otherwise you can provide it from the specific menu), then tap on arrow located at the top left to go to the main screen of Manga.Lib. Start scrolling, therefore, the list of available manga and when you find something you think you might like, tap on the relative cover.

If you want, you can search by keyword by clicking on the icon with the magnifying glass, at the top right, and typing the relevant keyword in the field provided, or you can filter the manga by collection, by pressing the icon of the folder adjacent. To view the manga by genre, instead, press the button with the lines horizontally located at the top left and select the one of your interest from the section Catalog menu that opens.

When the screen of the manga you have chosen appears, to start reading, tap on the icon of open book next to the chapter of your interest and you will immediately find yourself in front of the reader inside the app, while to proceed with the offline download of the contents you can press the down arrow. You can also decide to download all the chapters by tapping on the item Download everything, top right.

Keep in mind that any content downloaded for offline reading will be accessible by pressing the button with the lines horizontally located at the top left and then choosing the item My downloads give the menu check if you press.

Comic Storm

If you are looking for an application that allows you to read the manga you already own, I suggest you contact Comic Storm. It's free, supports the main formats used for digital distribution of comics, is very simple to use and has a minimal but well-finished user interface. Note that it offers in-app purchases (at a cost of € 5,49) to remove advertising.

To download Comic Storm on your device, visit the relevant section of the App Store, press the button Get, by your complaint Install and authorize the download by Face ID, touch ID o password Apple ID. Then start the app by tapping the button apri comparso sullo schermo oppure selecting the relative icon which has just been added to the home screen.

Now that you see the main screen of the app, tap on the item Download present below and choose how to import the manga you want to read: via FTP, Web Server, via cloud storage services etc. After import, go to the section library of the app and select the manga of your interest, in order to start reading it.

If you can't find the content you want to access on the app's main screen, you can help yourself by changing the order using the appropriate filters at the top right, or you can search by keyword by pressing the icon with the magnifying glass.

You can also create custom collections by clicking on the button (+), and you can remove certain elements by tapping on the item Modification, selecting them and touching the wording Delete. I also point out the possibility of increasing the size of the previews, by moving the scroll bar to the top left.

Other Apps to Read Manga on IPhone

No application to read manga on the iPhone that I have already suggested has convinced you in a particular way and would you then like me to recommend some other solution of this type? If so, take a look at the list of additional apps available below.

  • Panels - application very easy to use and with a well-maintained and intuitive interface that allows you to read your own comics and manga, importing them in various ways. It's free, but offers in-app purchases (starting at € 1,09) to unlock all functions.
  • Manga Reader - is the counterpart for iOS / iPadOS of the application to read manga that I have already reported to you in the previous lines for Android. Even in this case it is free, but offers in-app purchases (at a cost of 7,99 euros) to unlock all the available functions.
  • Manga Storm - it is a popular app to read your favorite manga, with the ability to download the content of your interest from the Internet. It supports saving reading progress, allows you to download CBZ files and sync manga to iCloud. It's free, but offers in-app purchases (at a cost of € 4,49) to unlock all functions.

IMPORTANT: scanlations, or scans of comics, are to be considered illegal (although tolerated by many publishers, until licenses for national distributions of works are acquired). According to current copyright regulations, the distribution and unauthorized use of material covered by copyright and for which a national license has been distributed is to be considered illegal. The only exception allowed is the one that concerns the private use of a scan, subject to the purchase of the original copy. I do not want in any way to encourage piracy and, therefore, I do not take any responsibility for the use you will make of the information in this post.