10 Best Manga Apps for Android and iOS (2024)

While I adore all sorts of comics, manga aka Japanese comic books, has always been one of my top picks. Intriguing storylines coupled with vivid pictures, mangas like One Piece and Hunter x Hunter left a lasting impression on me. And despite having a boatload of movies to watch on Netflix, I turn back to the classy manga again and again. They fill my time with plenty of feelings that words can’t describe. If you are like me and are looking for the perfect manga reader, look no further than this meticulous selection of the 10 best manga apps for Android and iOS.

Last updated on January 10, 2024, to include new apps like Webtoon and Book Walker. We also replaced existing apps that are no longer available.

So, what sort of mangas do you like to take on: comedy, action, horror, or love? Considering the age-old theory that one size may not fit all, I have picked out the apps, both free and paid, that cater to a wide range of tastes. With that said, let’s flip over to the first story of a long series! These are the 10 best apps that you can download to read manga legally:

1. VIZ Manga

The best manga reader app that every otaku needs on their phone is Viz Manga. Boasting the entire VIZ digital catalog, the app offers you access to the most popular manga and comics, including some of the most shonen series such as Dragon Ball Super, My Hero Academia, Naruto Next Generations, One Piece, Boruto: Two Blue Vortex, and cult classics like Vampire Knight, Tokyo Ghoul, and more.

Furthermore, the VIZ Manga app keeps on adding new series regularly such as the critically popular Chainsaw Man, so that you always have something interesting to read.

One of my favorite features of this app is the ability to build a vast library of mangas. With a fully personalized library, you can catch up with your favorite comics at your own pace. Not just that, it also offers a downloading option to let you read books even offline. What’s more, the app also lets you read free previews of paid volumes to make an informed buying decision.

Key Features:

  • New chapters are added daily
  • Simul-release feature readily available
  • Free latest chapters available to read
  • Offline reading is available

Key Titles Available:

  • My Hero Academia
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • One Piece
  • Boruto
  • Dandadan
  • Chainsaw man
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • Kagurabachi
ProsCons
Biggest manga libraryCluttered UI
Offline readingUnwanted bugs and glitches
Up-to-date with new chapters, thanks to simul-release feature

Install: Android and iOS  (Free, in-app purchases available)

Note:

As of December 11, 2023, the anime streaming giant Crunchyroll discontinued their manga reading platform known as “Crunchyroll Manga”. You can look for its alternatives in our list below.

2. Shonen Jump Manga & Comics

One can’t possibly compile a list of the manga apps and not mention Shonen Jump, right? Well, the Shonen Jump app is the perfect manga reader for you if you’re a fan of titles from the Shonen Jump series. The app lets you read up to 100 chapters for free every day. However, if you want to read more than that, you can pay $1.99 per month to unlock unlimited reading.

Shonen Jump has all the latest chapters from your favorite Shonen Jump series that are updated as soon as new chapters are released, so you will never have to wait for new chapters. That said, bear in mind that this app only brings manga published in Shonen Jump, which includes popular names such as Naruto, Dr. Stone, and One Piece.

Key Features:

  • All of the Shonen Jump titles
  • New chapters are added as soon as they become available with simul-release chapter
  • 100 free chapters daily
  • The latest chapters of popular mangas are available to read for free of cost

Key Titles Available:

  • Naruto
  • Dr. Stone
  • Boruto: Two Blue Vortex
  • One Piece
  • Jujutsu Kaisen
ProsCons
Affordable subscription pricesUI is inconsistent
Large-scale manga library along with comicsRestricted browsing features
Simul-release feature to read latest chaptersOccasional black screen errors

Install: Android and iOS (Free, in-app purchase starts at $1.99 per month)

3. MANGA Plus by SHUEISHA

Another manga reader app you should check out is Manga Plus. The service brings an absolute ton of manga and comics to your fingertips for you to read anytime you like. It’s an official service that’s available free of cost and brings almost every popular Shonen title you can think of.

Whether you’re a fan of Naruto, My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, or Dragon Ball, you can check out all these comics right here on Manga Plus.

Manga Plus has the latest chapters from all your favorite manga series in English as well as Spanish and is controlled by Shueisha, a Japanese publisher that works with manga artists and creators. So, you can rest assured that you’re not indulging in piracy by using this free manga reader.

Key Features:

  • Almost every Shonen Jump title is available
  • Completely free of charge
  • Available in English and Spanish

Key Titles Available:

  • Naruto
  • Dragon Ball
  • My Hero Academia
  • One Piece
ProsCons
Best app for Shonen titlesYou can read a chapter only once
Free chaptersFlustering UI
Zero Ads

Install: Android and iOS (Free)

4. Mangamo

When you’re looking for the best manga reader apps for Android and iPhone, you will come across many that offer manga illegally. We don’t endorse that. Therefore, if you want to read manga legally and ensure that the authors get their due cut, you should check out Mangamo.

It is one of the best manga reader apps you can find out there, boasting a pretty solid collection of titles for your perusal. The app comes with some of the biggest titles out there like Attack on Titan and Blue Lock among others.

The subscription isn’t too steep at $4.99 per month and gives you access to over 300 manga comics. New chapters are added every week, so you’ll always have something to read. Plus, there are no ads either, which means your experience will not be hindered by random pop-ups and other ads.

Moreover, if you want to try it out before subscribing, Mangamo lets you read one free chapter every 24 hours without any registration.

Key Features:

  • Over 300 titles
  • All-inclusive subscription, no hidden fees
  • No ads

Key Titles Available:

  • Attack on Titan
  • Blue Lock
  • Fairy Tail
  • Fire Force
  • Loving Yamada at LV999
ProsCons
Offers three free chapters every dayNo new weekly updates
Small yet a good manga libraryLimited features and library
No ads with subscription plan

Install: Android and iOS (Free, subscription priced at $4.99 per month)

5. WEBTOON: Comics

Webtoon: Comics is one of the highest-rated manga apps on the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store. It delivers top-notch originals, and there are tons of webtoons at your disposal. However, this app doesn’t have many popular titles (except for Noblesse, Tower of God, etc.) but they do have their originals and also support new creators to add their creations to their platforms.

Key Features:

  • Largest webcomics community in the world covering over 23 genres
  • Provides their own Webtoon Originals
  • Includes epic sagas, short stories, manga, manhwa, and daily comic strips, access thousands of creator-owned comics

Key Titles Available:

  • Tower of God
  • Noblesse
  • The God of High School
  • Heart Stopper
  • Lore Olympus
ProsCons
Best destination for webtoonsLack of popular titles
Offers new originals regularly
Supports upcoming creators

Install: Android and iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)

6. INKR Comics

INKR Comics is the brainchild of the team behind the popular scanlation manga aggregator app, i.e. Manga Rock. Announced in April 2020, the team aims to support comic creators and publishers. To achieve this, the revenue generated from the app is split between content creators and publishers.

With this app, you get access to a variety of comics across action, romance, comedy, horror, drama, Isekai, slice of life, sci-fi, and more. Combined with the personalized recommendations system, you will discover content you will likely love. Moreover, if you have multiple devices, the app auto-syncs your data and reading progress.

Key Features:

  • Brings 1000+ manga, manhwa, and manhua in one handy location.
  • The preview option helps choose which titles to read next
  • Personalized recommendations

Key Titles Available:

  • Attack on Titan
  • GTO
  • Scarecrow
  • Tokyo Revengers
  • Spirit Catcher
  • Fire Force
ProsCons
Has over 1,000 manga titlesThe ink point system doesn’t work sometimes
Easy to organize your favoritesLonger loading time

Install: Android and iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)

7. MangaToon

Should you wish to read colorful comics, I would recommend you give MangaToon a try. Both in terms of having an extensive library and a range of genres, including comedy, love, horror, romance, and action, this manga app looks right on the money to me.

Just like most of its counterparts, it also adds the hottest web comics daily. Based on your taste, you can make a nice collection of your favorite books and even download the ones that you want to read without any interruption offline.

Have an interesting story to share with others? Well, you can also write your own stories that you have kept under wraps for years and share them with others. The platform can give the needed exposure to your stories so that they can bring a lot of praise to you.

Furthermore, MangaToon is here with support for several languages including English, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, and Thai, yet another plus from the flexibility perspective.

Key Features:

  • Daily updates
  • Brings a bunch of free comics
  • Offline reading support
  • Create your own stories

Key Titles Available:

  • Supreme Demon Warrior
  • Battle Through the Heavens
  • The Mask
  • Mode II
ProsCons
Free manga chapters are released every weekAn excessive amount of ads
Various language options are available
Self-publishing is a plus

Install: Android and iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)

8. Manga Dogs

When you talk about the top manga apps for iOS and Android, it would not be wise to miss a highly intuitive app like Manga Dogs. One of the biggest highlights of this app is a library of thousands of mangas from more than 20 sources. So, I bet it has the goods to cater to your different reading tastes. As the app also keeps a tab on your interest and offers recommendations accordingly, finding the mangas that can live up to your preference should be quite easy.

Besides, it also sends out alerts whenever your favorite books are updated so that you don’t miss out on the latest chapters. All in all, Manga Dogs comes with a handy advanced setting that opens the game for plenty of customization to spice up your reading.

Key Features:

  • Massive library of comics
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Horizontal and vertical reading modes

Key Titles Available:

  • Martial Peak
  • Apotheosis
  • God of Martial Arts
  • Yuan Zun
  • The Strongest God King
  • My Hero Academia
ProsCons
Simple and comfortable interface to useLack of popular titles
Manga and webtoons in one place
New originals

Install: Android and iOS (Free, in-app purchases available)

9. Amazon Kindle (formerly Comics & Manga by Comixology)

UPDATE:

As of December 4, 2023, Amazon has decided to merge Comics & Manga by Comixology with their popular Amazon Kindle app. Therefore, you can find all the comic contents in Kindle to read without any issues.

The Comics and Manga app by Comixology is brought to you by the Amazon team. You can access it with your Prime membership with no hassle. In their collection, they feature more than 230,000 digital comics, manga, and graphic novels from publishers like Marvel, DC, Viz, Kodansha (the publisher behind the best-selling manga of 2023), Dark Horse, Image, etc.

Moreover, they provide their own unique Comixology Originals that you might like. Thus, you can read your favorite mangas as well as try out comics such as Spiderman and Batman to widen your interests. It is available for both Android and iOS, so both users can enjoy this app.

Key Features:

  • Over 230,000 titles
  • New chapters and Originals added as soon as they are released
  • Offline support

Key Titles Available:

  • One Piece
  • Naruto
  • Attack on Titan
  • American Comics
  • Chainsaw Man
ProsCons
230,000 titles (manga, manhwa, and comics)Bad UI experience; especially since Kindle merger
Exclusive access to Comixology OriginalsNo proper options to exploring the library
30-day free trial and affordable plans

Install: Android and iOS (Free with Prime Membership)

10. Book Walker

We have yet another legal manga reader app on our list known as Book Walker. Don’t get confused by the name that it is a book-reading app, it is dedicated to manga and light novels. So, light novel readers, there you go, you can read them along with manga in this app.

They have more than 30,000 English light novels and comics available in their collection from publishers including KADOKAWA, Yen Press, Kodansha Comics, Seven Seas Entertainment, J-Novel Club, and many more.

Key Features:

  • over 30,000 titles
  • New chapters and Originals to be added as soon as they are released
  • Includes Light Novels

Key Titles Available:

  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
  • Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro
  • Ascendance of Bookworm
ProsCons
One-stop destination for manga, webtoons, e-books, and even audiobooksNo offline mode
Simul-pub feature for latest chaptersUI needs improvement
Personalizing library is easyCoin system implementation is poor

Install: Android and iOS (Free and subscription included)

What is the best free manga app?

Tachiyomi is the best free manga app now with many plugins.

Where can I read manga in India?

You can try out Crunchyroll Manga, Viz Manga, Shonen Jump, or any other platform as we mentioned above. They are all legal platforms where you can read manga without any hassle.

Is there any Indian manga?

Yes, there are new Indian mangas that have been coming out very recently.

Comments 25
  • PhantomFalcon says:

    Crunchyroll’s manga app is a visual nightmare and there aren’t nearly enough search options for genre.

    Viz Manga is trash; you have to scroll through every manga to find the one you want or a new one. If you don’t know the name of the manga you’re looking, well, good luck finding it without a genre search. That and from what I saw there is not many to search through in comparison to other manga apps.

    Manga Reader – genre selection is like Crunchyroll’s, but unlike Crunchyroll it doesn’t look like a 5 year old made the app.

    Manga Reader – Yes there are two “Manga Reader” apps. The one where the ‘M’ is a complete letter is the one I’m talking about in above. For this one the ‘M’ for the app icon looks like it consists of 3 parts. This Manga Reader is by for better than the above, the problem is that it’s only for webcomics even though it’s a ‘Manga’ app. Another problem is the fact it’s subscription based to remove adds and costs $4 a month or $40 for a year. It’s not really worth it.

    Manga Zone – is like a carbon copy of Manga Reader.

    MangaBAT – was a great app until two months ago and then it became trash that can’t load anything on the first try.

    Manga Man – the $10 cost to remove ads is too high, but other than that it’s a decent choice.

    Manga Monster – The same price as Manga Man to remove adds, but from only spending a minute on the app, it seems like a good choice. The design and layout is similar to many others, but the main difference is that this app has a good filtering for looking for manga.

    MangaKakalot – Same as the above two.

    Of these choices, I suggest the last 3 (MangaKakalot, Manga Man, Manga Monster), but if MangaBAT can get it’s shit together then I would suggest that app.

  • Johana says:

    MangaZone and Tachiyomi are the best read manga app.

  • null says:

    I found it … a good manga app well in the past it would obviously be either manga reader or an app that was soo good like literally perfect ( they are both totally free) but they don’t exist anymore ( either in the country or just on iOS in general ) but now after hundreds of hours I found a really good app on iOS it’s called manga up! It’s really good I know how manga apps have to be to be good like : good manga sources or the ability to download mangas to read offline . Well manga up has all these capacities well there are ads it annoying but it’s not that bad and we can just download 20 at a time and 200 on global for a manga but I believe that’s far more than enough at least for me

  • Nikki says:

    I downloaded the Shonen app with the promise of 100 free chapters and the option to pay to read more when in reality, you get a few chapters and then you have to subscribe to read the rest. Sure $2 a month isn’t bad, but you’re literally giving false information about these apps. I was reading the reviews on Shonen, Manga Plus, and Manga Monster and there were a lot of people who had similar experiences of being promised popular titles for free and either not having those titles available, having chapters missing, or having to subscribe when you said they’re completely free. Maybe do some research on these apps before declaring them as the best manga apps available.

  • Crimson says:

    I downloaded the Shonen app and I was promised 100 free chapters a day with the option to spend money to read more but in reality, you only get the first three chapters and then you have to subscribe. The reviews on it, and manga plus and manga monster are terrible. Why are you lying about these “amazing” apps?

  • Violette says:

    There were once an app that I had in my phone it’s was more than perfect and we can download manga as much as we want but now I changed my phone and I didn’t had the idea to see how it’s called I think it’s was mangago but it’s was a long title I can’t find it on AppStore I want to cry the logo had some yellow with something written in it which is not the name of the app ( lmaooo ) it’s looked kinda cheap but that’s app was really perfect what a waste so if anyone know what iam talking about please reply

  • Okami says:

    Tachiyomi is the best

  • nuque says:

    which region is manga reader available though?..

    • Gabi says:

      I’ve had mangareader for MONTHS and all of a sudden it’s “not available in my region” I am heartbroken okay. Do you know how many manga I’m in the middle of ???? I’m never gonna be able to find some of those again ?

      • shadow says:

        samee
        i was in the middle of demon slayer, promised neverland and aot manga but then it just wasnt there

      • nuque says:

        im desperate, i found someone online who currently have the app but im trying to figure out if there’s a way to transfer or share that app with me

  • bob Langon says:

    these apps are all garbage. Just use Tachiyomi. The author is a total idiot.

    • awit says:

      the downside of tachiyomin is that it doesnt give the readers a libary of mangas or manwhas to choose from, all you can do is search up the title of your favourite mangas which in itself aint very efficient. My point is, Having a library or categorized set of manhas to choose from helps the readers choose the best manga that they would like to read not letting them blindly go anywhere else just to search for specified or specific mangas or manwhas.

      • Lol says:

        Just download sources ans you will get a library of manga to choose from

    • Leafleeper says:

      Isn’t Tachiyomi just for android?

    • Urmali says:

      The downside on that is its not on IOS.

  • Kullia Zoldyck says:

    I likey

    • Rajesh Mishra says:

      Thanks!

  • Anonymous says:

    This was very obviously written by someone who has no experience with manga but instead did a quick search on the App Store and Google Play Store for apps for their “mangas.” VIZ and CR’s apps were included but the author failed to include MANGA Plus by SHUEISHA, additionally they chose to include several apps for reading scanlations that are both riddled with ads and contain micro-transactions without even a single reference to Tachiyomi. All other Android manga readers pale in comparison. Tachiyomi is the most popular FOSS reader, containing extensions for all major manga sources, zero ads, and actually has the support of the manga reading community outside of Japan. If you’re going to push free manga readers (that aren’t provided by a major publisher), you must avoid the apps that are attempting to profit off legally grey (and depending on the source, completely illegal) scanlations.
    This “list” should contain four items: VIZ, CR, MANGA Plus, and Tachiyomi; nothing else. Unfortunately iOS gets shafted in terms of ethical scanlation readers, their only option really is to read directly on MangaDex or use a publishers app.

    • Elder says:

      Thanks man for saving my time by replying your comment which I was about to fire after reading the list.

  • Amirull says:

    The three manga use in the thumnail picture, one of the is mirai channel, what are the other two
    Ps: can the author send a email (personally) to me the title of the manga

  • Anonymous says:

    You forgot shonen manga plus… All chapter are free.. No money needed

  • CyberCityBoy says:

    A best manga apps list without Tachiyomi is no list at all. Open source, multiple sources and a completely ad free experience.

    • Ammar says:

      Tachiyomi is an android only app , this article or list is for both android and ios

      • John says:

        Better check facts before writing your opinion.
        Number 3 and 10 are Android only, yet still in this list.

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