Best Manga App for Android?
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I use to use [app that shall not be named] but for some reason they took it down from Google Play. I am now using [another app that shall not be named] but it lacks a lot of manga such as Fullmetal Alchemist, Nana, etc.

Is there a better app? or will they all be lacking those mangas anyway?
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boufff wrote:

I use to use [app that shall not be named] but for some reason they took it down from Google Play. I am now using [another]app that shall not be named] but it lacks a lot of manga such as Fullmetal Alchemist, Nana, etc.

Is there a better app than manga rock? or will they all be lacking those mangas anyway?


I've closed this because individual threads requesting help/advice/information are not allowed in the discussion forums. To handle these kind of posts regarding manga we have The Manga Help Thread, so you can post there. However, as mentioned in my response to the other copy of this thread you'd started, I'm pretty sure both apps you mention provide access to materials they don't have legal rights to. Naming such sources is against CR's site rules. Therefore, please don't mention these if you post the question in that thread, and please ask for answers that do not suggest apps which include manga provided without permissions.

Most apps which offer, or claim to offer, hundreds or thousands of titles for free do not have a legal right to offer those titles.

Some legit apps I'm aware of are:

Viz -- free preview issues of most titles that they have; other volumes available for purchase. They have Nana but I'm not sure if it's available on their Android app (they don't offer it on the iOS app even though you can purchase and read it online on their site). Viz titles are also available on Kindle, Nook, etc so if you have some of those apps on you android you can purchase manga from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc and read them on those apps. (Nana is available on the Kindle app).

Yen Press -- they publish Full Metal Alchemist. I'm not sure if this is available on their app but I did find it on Amazon as available on Kindle.

Mangabox -- a few Kodansha titles. This is free access but no big name titles. For a little more info, see this thread:
/forumtopic-830297/manga-box

And, of course, there's the manga that Crunchyroll has

To be honest, if you want a single app that gives access to a wide range of manga from a variety of publishers, going with purchases from a retailer like Amazon or Barnes & Noble is probably your best bet.
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VIZ MEDIA APP?
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