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. With these apps, you will never miss out on a new chapter and get an exceptional reading experience!
- Shonen Jump Manga & Comics
- MANGA Plus by SHUEISHA
- VIZ Manga
- BILIBILI COMICS
- Manga Dogs
- Manga by Crunchyroll
- Manga Storm CBR
1. 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 Naruto, Dragon 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 release 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, etc.
- Classic legendary manga collection
- Read for free
- Multiple language translation
- Some chapter gaps
- Limited content
3. VIZ Manga – All genres in one place
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. INKR – Officially licensed comics, manga, and webtoons
Will Takemichi save Hinata from dying in Tokyo Revengers? I was also curious and found the official manga on the INKR app. I loved its black and white panels that gave a vibe of real-time comic books. You will find over 1,000 popular and underrated titles from independent studios and creator-owned comics.
Besides, the intelligent, potent AI-powered content recommendation system personalizes your reading list. For example, you may add series to lists like Recently Read, Read Later, Subscribed, Liked, and Disliked. Also, the app reader adjusts to every comic style for a hassle-free, smooth reading on all devices.
Titles available: Tokyo Revengers, Attack on Titan, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Cherry Blossoms after Winter, Wayward, etc.
- Get Isekai genre manga
- Immersive manga reader
- Sign in with Apple and auto-sync your devices
- Most content behind a paywall
- Slow and glitchy content loading
Price: $1.99 for 32 coins
5. WebComics – Enjoy webtoons with 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)
6. MangaBAT – Manga Rock Pro – Best manga reader app for iPad
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)
7. BILIBILI COMICS – Enjoy special genres
Bilibili Comics is the go-to platform for high quality fully colored manga, manhwa, comics, and webtoons. Besides popular titles, you can read exclusive series from renowned authors. The app is a treasure of romance, teen-BLGL fantasy, mystery, harem, suspense, etc. Genres with daily releases and updates.
To access the whole library, you must subscribe to the app. I have subscribed to my favorite series. So, whenever a new chapter is released, it notifies me. The best part is you can enjoy over 3000 original manga translated by local language experts. Moreover, the app offers a welcoming community for comics, manga, manhua, and manhwa lovers.
Titles available: Tales of Demons and Gods, Heaven Official’s Blessing, My Unexpected Wife, Emperor-in-law, and Please Spare Me! Apprentice!, etc.
- HD graphics
- Library of original titles
- Large fans community
- Can’t read for free at all
Price: $0.99 for 100 Coins
8. MangaToon – Read manga in your language
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)
9. Mangamo – Smooth reading experience
Like me, whoever is shipping Yamada needs to have the Mangamo app. You can read the Loving Yamada at Lv999! manga for free. Besides, there is partial series of hit titles like Attack On Titan, Tokyo Revengers, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Fire Force, and A Silent Voice.
The app is the official manga destination for over 20 prominent Japanese publishers and houses 300+ series and 1000+ books. Besides, I like its pure black theme, intuitive page-to-page navigation in the gallery view, and three different zooming options.
In addition, you can track your reading progress automatically for every book and add bookmarks for later reading. To know the trending manga, follow the top weekly charts.
Titles available: Loving Yamada at Lv999!, I Fell in Love, So I’m Streaming It, Ultra-Fem Shishihara-kun, etc.
- Over 1,000 books legally licensed from Japan
- Professional, accurate translation
- Supports authors and creators
- Chapter updation is not good
Price: Free ($1.99 for 20 coins)
10. Manga Dogs – Cute webtoons
I love the cute graphics in Manga Dogs that perfectly match that Kawaii vibe (UwU). You can browse thousands of manga from over 20 sources and in six languages. While you read, it seamlessly downloads the following chapters in the background.
Moreover, this free manga reading app supports landscape and portrait views and night mode. You can also check out what others are reading and which comics are trending.
It’s user-friendly and easy to understand, although some aspects could be improved. For instance, it needs a better notification system to track which titles have been downloaded. Also, the abundance of ads is annoying and interferes with the reading experience.
Titles available: Martial Peak, Apotheosis, God of Martial Arts, Yuan Zun, The Strongest God King, The Mythical Realm
- Smart speed optimizer to save battery and data usage
- Cloud backups
- Plenty of free content
- Doesn’t support pinch to zoom
- Too many ads
Price: Free (In-app purchases start at $4.49)
11. Manga by Crunchyroll – Quick releases
Crunchyroll is a household name for anime lovers. Now you can also get to read all the latest manga for free on this platform. As I have a premium membership, I got access to the whole library and read unlimitedly. Besides, the app is tailored to support iPhone and offers a ‘Koma-View’ to maximize the scale per panel.
Titles available: Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, Coppelion, Space Brothers, etc.
- Works with your existing membership
- Good view
- Updates chapters as soon as released
- Frequent app crashes
- Not available in a few regions
- The UI is not good
Price: Free (Need Crunchyroll subscription)
12. ComiXology – Comics & Manga
Here’s an app that’s much more than a manga reader – ComiXology. You can read all types of comics on this, including digital comics, graphic novels, Marvel, DC, and more. Moreover, you can log in with your Amazon account to access Kindle comics.
The guided view lets you experience immersive and cinematic reading options. Conveniently read offline and add books to your wish list to never run out of options. Further, you can read all your purchased books from Prime Reading and Kindle across all your devices.
Thus, you can use it as your eBook reader. However, a subscription to ComiXology Unlimited is only available for US customers.
Titles available: Attack on Titan, Naruto, Spider-Man, Batman, etc.
- Explore over 230,000 digital comics, manga, and graphic novels
- Immersive guided reading view
- Hide and unhidden comics
- Need to sign in with Amazon or create a ComiXology account
13. Manga Storm CBR – Read different manga formats
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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