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Posted 1/19/15 , edited 1/19/15
I work long hours at work and I'm wondering if its possible, or perhaps even a future feature to be able to read manga offline. Kind of like how I can with my kindle app.
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Laz1985 wrote:

I work long hours at work and I'm wondering if its possible, or perhaps even a future feature to be able to read manga offline. Kind of like how I can with my kindle app.


If you are asking about CR manga specifically, the answer is no. You must be online to read the manga and cannot download it to your computer or device.

There are places to purchase manga that you read offline,much as manga purchased at Amazon can be read on a kindle device or app, or purchases from Viz which also has an app that allows offline reading.

I'm going to move this to new Advice, Info, Recommendations since it wasn't clear if you were asking only about CR manga. If you have other questions about the CR manga service specifically you may ask in CR's Manga Support forum.
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I support the idea of an offline reading option for CR Manga. It can be limited to the CR manga app and managed via the app so it cannot be pirated to other people but an offline reader option would be awesome.

When will the be available? If Crunchyroll doesn't supply it someone else will...
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What has to be taken into consideration about this is in terms of what licensing agreements were put in place with the Japanese publishers; I don't think it's Crunchyroll's call entirely---it's more than likely what the Japanese publishers had agreed to. If they don't allow offline reading capability and only online access, that's the end of that story, I"m afraid. Publishers in Japan are really cracking down hard on manga/anime piracy. Aggregator sites are a major problem, and that's not going to go away any time soon.

I would love to have more options for offline legal reading; I don't like reading things online if I don't have to. However, even more I support sites and publishers who are really trying to listen to fans as much as possible and giving them what they want, and sites like Crunchyroll are a god-send!

In all honesty, I don't think Crunchyroll are being ogres by not providing an offline reading app. Commonly, not just with them but other sites that handle licensing, they are bound by the legalities. And if I was a manga artist/writer, I'd what to make sure I was getting royalties for my published work, same as any author or artist.
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