Manga and anime are known to be a dominant part of Japanese culture. Reading manga and watching anime are in vogue for decades not only in Japan, their core fans are all over the world. Nowadays the world for comics has gone to digital and mobile. Tons of manga fans are shifting their ways of reading manga. The traditional reading media like paperback and hardback are gradually abandoned, young manga fans prefer to read manga on their smart phones or portable eReader devices.
Manga Rock is a free go-to app for all your manga reading needs. It provides access to an extensive catalogue of the most popular Manga titles available. You can discover, read and download manga with this awesome app. There are 24 sources and 7 different languages of manga to choose from, and you will certainly find the desirable manga out there.
Its unique “FOR YOU” option discovers new manga, great authors, or “hidden gems” through recommendation. The “RECENT” option lets you see your recent activity. You can get recommendations, see popular ones, view related ones and more. Manga Rock has three different reading modes and advanced reading settings which gives you a seamless reading experience, and you can customize it any way you want. It also allows you to read both vertically or horizontally, adjust the brightness, change reading direction, and zoom in and out.
This app is light on the battery, has push notifications, save your favorites, pick up where you left off reading, sync and read between iOS devices, backup to the Manga Rock Cloud, and allows you to download mangas. What’s awesome is next chapter automatically downloads in the background when you are reading the manga.
One of the noticeable problems for Manga Rock is some pages won’t load for certain chapters when reading a Manga title online. Another downside that more and more users mention is they’re constantly getting mangas that aren’t fully downloaded and pages are never loading with the recent versions of the app. The downloading system and performance were way better before the developers released the later versions. Hope the issues can be fixed soon.
The app size is 94.5MB and it requires iOS 9.0 or later to install. You can download it via Apple App Play Store.
Manga Bird is also an excellent manga reader app for iOS. It has a clean navigable and easy-to-use UI design. It claims to have the biggest library. It supports 8 languages, more than 20 manga websites, and over 100,000 mangas. Like the other mentioned manga readers, Manga Bird also features with several different reading modes (including Day and Night reading modes), 2 reading directions, bookmarking, image crop, various manga searching methods, “Restore data from iCloud” option, etc.
Beside those, it also supports multiple concurrent downloads, offline reading, systematic manga management and more. It has good quality downloads on shoddy networks or on mobile data. It’s able to auto check and notify favorited manga’s releases every day in the background.
The most fantastic feature that distinguishes Manga Bird from other manga readers is how easy it is to manage storage! It checks storage size of every read manga in storage management.
In the meantime, it also has some areas need to improved: the developers may give it a more advanced filtering system, so you can choose to see titles in two or more categories and maybe blacklist some when you’re browsing. Maybe try to set folders or dividers for my favorites tab, or a way to customize the colors. Well, we’ll see whether the users’ wishes are realized in the new releases of Manga Bird in the future.
The app size is 20.1MB, and it requires iOS 8.0 or later to install. You can download it via Apple App Store.
ZingBox Manga is one of the most amazing free manga readers for iOS. You can read manga in a clean and easy-to-use interface without any banner ads. It supports paper-rolling, page-turning, landscape and portrait mode. The smart sync of your reading history allows you to pick up where you left off last time when read a manga title on another device with ZingBox. Exclusive and original manga of different themes will be updated daily. And also you can find novels adapted from manga here.
Other appealing services include unlimited download and one-click bulk download. Rapid manga downloader with several concurrent download and background download to save any sort of manga for offline reading.
Besides being able to read manga whenever you want, ZingBox gives you the option to create a wish list, get notifications when a new issue is released, and preview mangas with a scoring system to help you decide if the comic is worth purchasing.
Effortlessly backup and also restore ZingBox Manga data across several iOS devices utilizing your Facebook, Twitter, or email account.
Read and download over 100,000 manga from more than 20 manga sources with ZingBox!
The app size is 36.1MB, and it requires iOS 8.0 or later to install. You can download it via Apple App Store.
This looked like a good manga reader. It can display manga from multiple websites, and it is still more convenient than reading on a website. However, I paid to get rid of ads, and they are still showing up. This is very annoying, since the ads are animated and cause the manga image to be reduced in size.
You can download it via Apple App Store