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Where to Read Online Manga Legally (Japanese and/or English)
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Posted 8/18/15 , edited 8/19/15
www.mangachapter.me
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Posted 8/19/15 , edited 8/19/15
Wide selection of shojo titles, good prices, and you don't need a Japanese address: http://margaretbookstore.com/
They also have a free preview of the first chapter of every manga. I read on my Kindle Fire and it is formatted perfectly, but I think there is actually an app if you have another device.
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Posted 8/19/15 , edited 8/19/15
I second http://ebookjapan.jp to read manga in Japanese. It is the only site which I have found that I could use its mobile app from outside Japan. You don't need a Japanese address you can select 海外, overseas.

They regularly run sales events and you can read some books for free for a limited time: http://www.ebookjapan.jp/ebj/freebooks/

eBooks are sold the same price as paperbacks, but during sales, you can have up to 40% off.
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Posted 8/19/15 , edited 8/19/15
Amazon Kindle - You need to sign up for a Japanese account (Just use the address of a hotel or something... they don't care!) and register a card against it (Best if you have a card which is good for foreign transactions as you'll be billed in yen, also tell them about the account so they don't block you buying anything) and bob is your uncle.

They have all the manga going at the JP retail price... and also, tons are free! I got the first 3 volumes of シドニアの騎士 for free recently (and tons of other stuff...)

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Posted 8/19/15 , edited 8/19/15

shanaleonhardt wrote:

Amazon Kindle - You need to sign up for a Japanese account (Just use the address of a hotel or something... they don't care!) and register a card against it (Best if you have a card which is good for foreign transactions as you'll be billed in yen, also tell them about the account so they don't block you buying anything) and bob is your uncle.

They have all the manga going at the JP retail price... and also, tons are free! I got the first 3 volumes of シドニアの騎士 for free recently (and tons of other stuff...)



My Spain amazon account is valid in USA, Japan, UK, and the rest of Europe, which includes, of course, Spain. So I bet there´s no need to create an account just for japanese kindle books....

I use amazon japan mainly to buy paperback manga, for example. And I have zero problems.

Also amazon.jp has an option to see it in english.
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Posted 8/20/15 , edited 8/20/15
My regular Amazon account is valid for everywhere but I find that I can only download certain things from the JP site if I am logged in with my JP account.

If I search for something using my normal account, even if I type it in Japanese... it simply yields no results.

Yeah, the JP site has a "view in English mode" which is fine but personally, I try not to resort to "easy mode" when searching for things as well... if I can't find what I'm after in Japanese then I'll have no chance of actually being able to read it, lol.
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Posted 8/20/15 , edited 8/20/15

shanaleonhardt wrote:

My regular Amazon account is valid for everywhere but I find that I can only download certain things from the JP site if I am logged in with my JP account.

If I search for something using my normal account, even if I type it in Japanese... it simply yields no results.

Yeah, the JP site has a "view in English mode" which is fine but personally, I try not to resort to "easy mode" when searching for things as well... if I can't find what I'm after in Japanese then I'll have no chance of actually being able to read it, lol.


I wonder why using your normal account you get "no results" when searching in amazon japan... That´s weird.

I don´t use the english version of amazon.jp, too...
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Posted 8/21/15 , edited 8/22/15
I normally buy my manga in Barnes and Nobles and then I have an annual subscription at VIZ manga.
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Posted 9/30/15 , edited 9/30/15
I think the only legal manga sites I know of is this one "crunchyroll" and renta.....yeah I don't umm, read a lot of manga...."cough"...
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Posted 10/16/15 , edited 3/3/16
renta, comixology, bookwalker, ebookjapan, cdjapan, vizmedia, comicwalker....
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Posted 3/3/16 , edited 3/3/16
really wish Crunchroll had One Piece manga, anyone know where I can read it legally?
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Posted 3/3/16 , edited 3/3/16
shonenjump.viz.com

$26 a year for an English Shounen Jump subscription is a steal.
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otakuforlife wrote:

shonenjump.viz.com

$26 a year for an English Shounen Jump subscription is a steal.


Plus they usually have special deals going on throughout the year to make the price lower. So theoretically you could get it for 20 if the timing is right
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Posted 12/30/17 , edited 12/31/17
Year-end cleanup. Closing threads with no new posts since 12/31/2016.
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