The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites

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I remember reading my first non-American comic book. It was lent to me during high school by a friend of mine who knew I liked anime. It was a Korean manga or manhwa called Demon Diary. Once I tasted blood known as manga, I was hooked. After the first volume, I quickly devoured the rest of the 6 volumes of the series.

Demon Diary
Not only was it my first manga, but also my first time reading a shounen-ai.

Fast Forward To Now

Nowadays, Chris and I are always on-the-go and rarely have a quiet moment to ourselves. After college, I stopped buying manga, since I was moving so much that anything else I bought would mean more stuff we need to haul around.

That’s where digital downloads and online reading come into play. I have a Crunchyroll account which allows me to get the best of two worlds: anime and manga. I have the CR manga app installed on my iPad so when I have a brief moment, I like to browse and read the available manga.

Don’t get me wrong! I miss the old Borders/Waldenbooks days when every birthday and Christmas would come around. My sister, Ashley, and I would make a list of manga we would want and purposely buy them for each other. That way, when she is done with her manga, we would switch and read each others’ presents. Ah, the perks of siblings who shared the same interests.

So, friend, if you are in need of a manga fix, I have good news for you! I have searched and scoured the internet to create a comprehensive list of 100% legal, online manga sites. If you know a site that is legal and does online manga, please let me know in the comments and I’ll add them!

[ Note: Due to licensing, some of these sites might not be available in your country and I apologize in advance if that is the case. ]

Manga:

Crunchyroll

The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites - Crunchyroll

Price: FREE (limited selection) / $6.95 per month (all access) / $11.95 per month (all access)
Available: Worldwide 
Visit Crunchyroll’s Website


Comic Walker

The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites - Comic Walker

Price: FREE
Available: Worldwide
Visit Comic Walker’s Website


Book Walker

The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites - Book Walker

Price: Varies (Digital Download & App reader available)
Available: Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, United States
Visit Book Walker’s Website


Manga Box

The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites - Manga Box

Price: FREE
Available: Japanese, English, and Chinese in 140 countries and regions 
Visit Manga Box’s Website


Viz

The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites - Viz

Price: Free (Select Chapters) / Digital Download (Kindle, Nook, iBooks & Google Play)
Available: North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa
Visit Viz’s Website


E-Manga

The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites - E-Manga

Price: Free (Select Chapters) / Digital Download (iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony, Kobo and Android-based devices)
Available: Worldwide
Visit E-Manga’s Website


Kodansha

The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites - Kodansha

Price: Varies – Digital Download (iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Comixology)
Available: North America and possibly Worldwide
Visit Kodansha’s Website


Gen Manga

The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites - Gen Manga

Price: $24 (Bulk Archive Digital Download)
Available: North America and possibly Worldwide
Visit Gen Manga’s Website


Yen Press

The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites - Yen Press

Price: Varies – Digital Download (iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Comixology)
Available: North America and possibly Worldwide
Visit Yen Press’ Website


Net Comics

The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites - Netcomics

Price: Varies – Online Viewer (Pay per chapter)
Available: North America and possibly Worldwide
Visit Net Comics’ Website


Comixology

The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites - Comixology

Price: Varies – Digital Download (Comixology App)
Available: 
North America and possibly Worldwide
Visit Comixology’s Website


Manga Reborn

The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites - Manga Reborn

Price: Free (Select Volumes) / Various  (Pay per chapter) –  Online Viewer 
Available: Worldwide
Visit Manga Reborn’s Website


Balloon and Chapters

The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites - Balloons and Chapters

Price: Varies – Online Viewer (Pay per volume)
Languages: English, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Thai, Tagalog, Malaysian, Japanese
Visit Balloon and Chapters’ Website


 SuBLime (BL, Yaoi or Shounen-ai)

The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites - SuBLime

Price: Varies – Digital Download & Online Viewing available
Languages: English
Visit SuBLime’s Website (May contain mature content)


Pssst! If you are still a fan of having the physical version of manga, we do manga release roundup every month that you should check out! Also, we have an anime version of this list and what countries they are available in!

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  1. Wow such a nice list, I had no idea that Manga was so widely and legally available, will switch to this alternative immediately. Also thanks for your legal anime streaming list, I added a comment there with some cool site I found.