No matter what generation you belong to, Anime TV shows must have been part of your childhood, with Mazinga in the 80s, DragonBall Z in the 90s and of course Tokyo Ghoul in recent years – the sleek designs and character detail that we all know and love can be obtained from two sources that both stem from Japanese culture – Anime and Manga. Manga is the comic book version of anime and can be downloaded onto your Android device for instant access.
We’re even compiled 6 of the most user-friendly manga reader apps for Android for you to choose from:
Manga Browser is completely free on Android and carries a minimal UI that’s easy to run through. Since it’s a free app, there are a few pesky ads you’ll need to tolerate; but apart from that it’s packed with manga that you can browse through without limit. If the ads start to annoy you, you can easily commit to a one-time free or subscription package for uninterrupted reading.
Crunchyroll Manga is your one-stop-shop for both anime and manga! This subscription-based app allows you to create a free account and access a restricted amount of content. But opting for the full version could be super for the avid manga and anime lover. Their collection is great and super up-to-date. The only downside here is that the interface is not so user-friendly. Try out the free version before you subscribe.
MangaZone has a collection of +15K manga on its app. They have all been translated into English and hit the mark on each genre of manga, from Shonen to Shojo, this app has it all, just choose our category and get prepared for the most epic samurai battle. The free version will even give you access to the Community page where you can get tips and advice from fellow manga lovers. MangaZone could be a little buggy sometimes – only downside.
The verdict might be out for MangaLife – rated as one of the best manga apps out there for Android. The 24K titles are constantly updated with free access manga while a few elite selections will be saved for the premium subscription. The app is easy to navigate and fun to use – this one is really worth the download.
5. Manga Rock
Manga Rock is one of the most popular apps for any manga reader. Available on both Android and Apple, this app has a great selection of manga that can be saved to your phone. With over 100,000 titles, Manga Rock has the potential to serve your every manga need. You can even opt for a premium version for a minimal cost – test out your VPN before you subscribe; this app is location restricted.
6. Manga Geek
Manga Geek’s easy to use and aesthetically pleasing interface is creative and quite addictive. Manga Geek is your best friend while travelling with its fantastic offline mode feature – there are 40K titles to choose from and counting. With a huge stream of content providers connecting with this app you’ll never miss out on the latest issue or series.
Manga is a great creative art that compels readers to use their imagination and develop interesting; and sometimes unbelievable stories. Did we mention your favourite manga reader? Let us know in the comments below.