Today we have good news for manga fans with Android phones or other devices – your Android phone or tablet easily doubles as a manga reader. I know, your phone probably has a really small screen and that can make you skeptical towards using it for reading manga. Bear with me here, though. There are few great Android applications that go out of their way to make the reading experience enjoyable even on small screens. In this article, will be taking a closer look at three of the best ones.
1. Mango – The Best Free Manga Reader for Android
This fast working, powerful, and free application lets you read fan-translated manga series. With Mango, you can choose what to read from a library of over 10,000 titles, with more manga series being added every day. Mango is designed for speed and the ultimate reading experience – its cloud parsing service removes junk data from HTML before sending it to your phone or tablet to offer faster download times and less data usage. The only downside of Mango is that as it’s a free application, it’s supported by ads. However, the app allows you to save chapters onto your SD card for offline reading and the ads don’t work when your phone is offline.
- Huge selection of manga series – Over 10,000 titles and more added every day
- Speed – Mango is designed for fast download times
- Great user interface – Easy to find your favorite manga or discover new series to read.
- Offline reading – Allows you to save your favorite manga chapters on your SD card to read whenever, wherever.
- Great Favorites System – Easy to keep track of your favorite manga in one list.
- Notifications – Mango’s notification system will make sure that you never miss the latest chapter of your favorite manga series.
- Awesome reader – Mango comes with a lot of nifty features to make reading manga on smaller screens as enjoyable as possible
Mango is no longer available on Google Play. However, you can still download Mango for free from the developer’s website.
2. MangaWhat – An Alternative Free Manga Reader for Android
MangaWhat is another great free application for reading manga on your Android device. It allows you to bookmark the chapters you really liked as favorites and keeps a history of what you’ve read, so you wouldn’t lose that one manga series you stumbled upon and loved but couldn’t remember the title.
- Good favorites system
- Keeps history of what you have read
- Pinch zoom and single touch zoom to make the reading experince as convenient as possible
- Two layouts: single page view and multi page view
- Automatically loads the entire chapter while you are reading so you never have to wait for the next page to load
- Allows you to save manga series to your SD card
- Allows you to browse and read the manga series you’ve saved on your SD card when your phone is not connected to the Internet
You can also download MangaWhat from Google Play for free.
3. Manga Watcher – The Best Paid Manga Reader for Android
With Manga Watcher, you can read or download manga series to read later just like the previous applications. Manga Watcher also allows you to share what you are reading on Twitter and Facebook and supports multiple languages. The one and only drawback is that Manga Watcher is not free – the app costs $2.99 on Google Play.
- Supports multiple languages – with Manga Watcher you cand read manga series in English, French, Russian, Spanish, German or Arabic
- Allows you to download and read downloaded manga series offline
- Multitouch and one-finger zoom
- Is connected to numerous different manga sites, offering a wide selection of different manga series for you to choose from
You purchase Manga Watcher from Google Play for $2.99.
That is it for now. However, make sure to check back, as we will update the list if another good Android app for reading manga comes out. If you feel like we have missed something, please let us know in the comments section.