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Best manga reader apps for iPhone and iPad in 2024

We, weebs and Otakus, always look for convenient and immersive platforms to devour our favorite manga. However, with many options available, it might get confusing to find a platform where you can read non-pirated manga. That’s why I have brought you the best manga reader apps for iPhone and iPad.

Best manga apps for iPhone and iPad

With these manga apps, you will never miss a new chapter and will have an exceptional reading experience!

1. Shonen Jump Manga & Comics – Editor’s choice

Shonen Jump Manga & Comics - Editor's choice

Shonen Jump is the most-used app on my iPhone. It provides all the trending shonen manga and lets you download chapters to read offline. I love to read the ongoing series on it as the app updates new chapters whenever it’s available in Japan. That takes the waiting game out of the picture.

You will enjoy each manga panel as the app offers a 2-page spread view in landscape mode. Besides, it syncs your reading progress across all your devices to help you keep track of your favorite series. The best part is you can get a free preview of premium volumes before purchase.  

Titles available: My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, One Piece, Chainsaw Man, Demon Slayer, One-Punch Man, Naruto, Bleach, Death Note, Dragon Ball, Boruto, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Spy x Family, etc.


  • 15,000+ manga chapters
  • No ads
  • Dark mode available


  • Difficult to switch between landscape and portrait modes
  • The interface could be improved 

Price: Free (In-app purchases start at $2.99)


2. MANGA Plus by SHUEISHA – Best app to read manga for free


Any list of free manga reading apps would be incomplete without this top pick – MANGA Plus. This is the official manga reader from Shueisha Inc., the publisher behind the most notable comics such as NarutoDragon Ball, One Piece, Bleach, and more. My current favorite is Spy X Family.

It’s available globally, and you get the latest chapters for free simultaneously when they are released in Japan. Moreover, the app directly compensates the creators and avoids piracy. My favorite part about this app is connecting with a large web community and leaving comments on each chapter you read.

You can even create a collection of your favorite manga. Lastly, the app is well laid out and easy to navigate. Rotating your phone quickly switches between landscape and portrait modes. You can even choose the reading direction and manga resolution.

Titles available: One Piece, My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, Hunter x Hunter, Black Clover, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Dragon Ball Super, Bleach, Naruto, Death Note, Tokyo Ghoul, Mashle: magic and Muscles, etc.


  • Classic legendary manga collection
  • Read for free
  • Multiple language translation


  • Some chapter gaps
  • Limited content

Price: Free


3. VIZ Manga – All genres in one place

VIZ Manga

VIZ Manga offers the most comprehensive collection of manga of all genres, including shojo romance, slice of life, drama, comedy, horror, etc. I use this app to read new chapters of Komi Can’t Communicate for free (no pun intended ). The app updates its library weekly and makes the chapters available the same day it is released in Japan.  

The manga reader is easy to use and displays each panel as original without cropping. Moreover, you may read offline by downloading chapters. Also, the registered users can continue reading where they left off and sync all devices. Moreover, the premium subscription is affordable and gives access to the whole library. 

Titles available: Komi Can’t Communicate, Uzumaki, Inuyasha, Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, Nana, Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, Kimi ni Todoke, Call of the Night, etc.


  • 10,000+ manga chapters
  • Create a personal reading list
  • Few titles offer new chapters for free


  • Glitchy sometimes

Price: Free (In-app purchases start at $1.99)


4. WebComics – Enjoy webtoons with manga

WebComics - Webtoon, Manga

Not only manga but also webtoons take up a large portion of my reading list. And WebComics is the best place to get trending webtoons. It has an extensive collection of manga, comics, manhwa, anime, etc. In almost all genres! Also, it includes American, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese comic books.

Besides, BL lovers can enjoy exclusive original series. I liked its simple UI, smooth reading experience, full-colored HD panels, and personalized suggestions. The app releases new comics and updates chapters daily. Further, you may unlock exclusive deals to read limited-edition books.  

The best part is you can interact with your favorite creator via the creator community. The app also has connected 8000k comic enthusiasts worldwide. Additionally, you may create your own community and chat with web friends.

Titles available: My Disciples Are She-Devils, The God Devourer, Marvelous Hero of the Sword, Bride of the Dawn, The Naive Mr. Lu, School Beauty’s Private Bodyguard, etc.


  • Free manga released every day
  • Exclusive original content
  • Supports full-screen view and dark mode
  • Interactive creator community


  • Need to buy coins to read for free
  • No way to track read and unread comics. 

Price: Free (In-app purchases start at $0.99)


5. MangaBAT – Manga Rock Pro – Best manga reader app for iPad 

MangaBAT - Manga Rock Pro

MangaBAT is the best free manga reader app for iPhone & iPad. It has an intuitive and user-friendly UI and has almost all genres. You can access the entire library and all the features by watching ads. If ads seem annoying, you may remove them with a one-time purchase. 

Besides, other in-app features, such as Most Viewed, Most Recent, etc., help find the trending titles.


  • Useful reading mode
  • No monthly subscription
  • Strong search filters


  • No landscape mode
  • Can’t download chapters to read offline

Price: Free (Remove ads at $9.99)


6. MangaToon – Read manga in your language

MangaToon - Manga Reader

If you want an app to read more than manga, then MangaToon is ideal. It offers various manhua, comic books, novels, and chat stories. To enjoy premium chapters for free, you may earn free points and reading vouchers. The best part is the app supports 8 more languages besides English. 

Titles available: Mademoiselle will mess around, Bossy President, Dragon Princess Yuan, The Heiress Young Ruffian, etc.


  • Publish your original stories in their community
  • Multiple language translations
  • Read novels and chat stories
  • iMessage support


  • The library is updated weekly
  • Reading on iPad is glitchy

Price: Free ($0.99 for 100 coins)


7. Manga Readеr – Offline reading companion

manga reader offline reading companion

While on the go, we don’t have a stable network connection to fetch and load HD manga. To solve this, I suggest using the Manga Reader app. It offers 1000+ manga titles to pick and download for offline reading. Hence, you will get the finest uninterrupted reading experience.

Besides, I liked its smooth navigation and personalized daily recommendations on the “Today” home page. Moreover, the app has enhanced filtering and search capabilities to explore new titles quickly. However, the app requires a membership to read a whole manga.

Titles available: Solo Leveling, Jujutsu Kaisen, Black Clover, Hunter X Hunter, Chainsaw Man, One-Punch Man, Naruto, etc.


  • Personalized manga recommendations
  • Minimal and non-intrusive advertisements
  • Multiple reading modes


  • Needs a subscription to read manga

Price: Free (In-app purchases start at $3.99)


8. Manga Reader – Daily Update

manga reader daily updates

How about getting a curated library with popular mangas from big publications? This manga reader app for iPhone handpicks titles from Shonen Jump, Kodansha, and Viz Media, so you don’t have to search around. Once you find your favorite manga, bookmark it.

To preserve your reading experience, the app lets you save your progress within a series and continue just where you left off. You can simply manage and track your reading progress, whether it’s individual chapters, complete volumes, or various series.

I use its “Latest, Hot, Newest” list to keep up with the current trends and the most popular manga titles in real-time. The best part is the app allows you to set your preferences and get timely updates for new releases from your favorite manga series.

Titles available: Mushoku Tensei, Codename Anastasia, My Wife is a Demon Queen, Moon Worm, The Scholar Warrior, etc.


  • The library is categorized by genre, publisher, and author
  • Get notifications for new releases
  • Fluid reading experience


  • No auto-save feature

Price: Free (In-app purchases start at $1.99)


9. Manga Storm CBR – Read different manga formats

Manga Storm CBR

This app is a free manga comic reader that can fetch DRM-free comics in CBR/CBZ/PDF files from your cloud storage. So, it imports comics you already have on the cloud onto your iPhone or iPad for easy offline reading. Also, you can use it to organize your imported comics in multilevel folders (called “comic groups”).

Besides, the app lets you set your most comfortable reading direction. Further, your reading progress is saved automatically, and you can even read multiple comics continuously, moving from the last page of the current one to the first page of the next comic with a swipe.

Of course, this app does not help discover any new content. It’s solely a manga reader app for those who already have comics in supported formats like CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT, RAR, ZIP, 7Z, TAR, and PDF files.


  • Handy reading options 
  • Supports multiple file formats
  • Create Comic driver
  • Automatic bookmarking


  • The interface looks outdated and clunky

Price: Free (Get Pro subscription at $2.99)


Enjoy fellow otakus, Dattebayo!

The best manga reader apps for iPhone and iPad offer a convenient and immersive way to indulge in the captivating world of manga. With various features, extensive libraries, offline reading, and user-friendly interfaces, these apps cater to the preferences of all manga enthusiasts.

Which app do you use to read manga and comics? Let me know in the comments below; I will surely try that app!

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