Post Reply Does Crunchyroll have raw manga?
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Sorry, I can't seem to find an answer anywhere and there doesn't seem to be a manga trial. I like watching anime on Crunchyroll because I can simply disable the subtitles and enjoy it like that. I love manga too, but I don't want to read in English. Does the manga let you read in Japanese too? Is it supported for all the manga or only some of it?
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Posted 5/1/14

subnaut wrote:

Sorry, I can't seem to find an answer anywhere and there doesn't seem to be a manga trial. I like watching anime on Crunchyroll because I can simply disable the subtitles and enjoy it like that. I love manga too, but I don't want to read in English. Does the manga let you read in Japanese too? Is it supported for all the manga or only some of it?


Moved to Manga Support.

Since the most recent chapter of the simulpub titles is available to all users, you can get a feel for the CR manga experience that way, but to more directly answer your question, No, there isn't a way to read the manga on CR in Japanese.
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Thank you for answering!
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Crunchyroll, Could you make raw(as in untranslated) manga a part of the services that you provide?Apparently, I am not the only person who would want this. PLEASE, and thank you.
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Posted 10/2/16 , edited 10/2/16

Tara-Nico wrote:

Crunchyroll, Could you make raw(as in untranslated) manga a part of the services that you provide?Apparently, I am not the only person who would want this. PLEASE, and thank you.


We will not be awarded licenses to distribute non-localized manga. Our Japanese partners have their own services for that.
Also, we're an entertainment service, not a language learning service. Sorry about that.
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We will not be awarded licenses to distribute non-localized manga. Our Japanese partners have their own services for that.
Also, we're an entertainment service, not a language learning service. Sorry about that.


I understand that you are an entertainment service. If wanted a language learning service I would use Japanese pod 101. It is just that I find it entertaining to read it raw. i.e. Like how some people prefer dubs over subs.
Who are these partners? I would like to know so that I can buy their services instead of paying crunchyroll 60/yr.

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Posted 10/2/16 , edited 10/2/16

Tara-Nico wrote:


We will not be awarded licenses to distribute non-localized manga. Our Japanese partners have their own services for that.
Also, we're an entertainment service, not a language learning service. Sorry about that.


I understand that you are an entertainment service. If wanted a language learning service I would use Japanese pod 101. It is just that I find it entertaining to read it raw. i.e. Like how some people prefer dubs over subs.
Who are these partners? I would like to know so that I can buy their services instead of paying crunchyroll 60/yr.



i have to say that Jpod 101 is horrible for learning the language, as it was shown to have elementary mistakes in their videos.
(which implies there's no quality control). for learning, you should really get a good and reliable source (Japanese textbooks written by reputable Japanese professors)

as for manga raws, you can either buy from Amazon kindle service, Rakuten (楽天), or from Kodansha (http://kc.kodansha.co.jp/).
all of them offer a preview version of sort, which lets you read the first few chapters or so for free.
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