The Ultimate List of Legal Online Manga Sites

By Katy Castillo

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!


The Master List of Legal Online Manga Reading Sites

LAST UPDATED: January 6th, 2020

( 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. )

Use the links below to quickly navigate to each site’s information.

Mature/Hentai Manga:

Purchase Digital Manga Volumes (Links In This List Open in New Window)

List of Manga/Light Novel Publishers coming soon!

Balloons and Chapters

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


Book Walker

Price: Varies (Digital Download & App reader available)
Available: Worldwide, except in Japan
Visit Book Walker’s Website


Comic Walker

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


Crunchyroll

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


E-Manga

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


Futekiya (BL/Boys’ Love)

Price: $6.99 USD per month subscription
Available: Worldwide
Visit Futekiya’s Website


Gen Manga

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


J-Novel Club (Light Novels)

Price: FREE / $4.95 USD a month or $4.50 USD a month (annually) / Premium Membership: $10.95 a month or $10 a month (annually)
Languages: English
Visit J-Novel Club’s Website


Juné (BL/Boys’ Love)

Price: $7.50 USD per volume
Languages: English
Visit Juné’s Website (Website contains Mature content)


Lezhin

Price: Varies ($0 – Coin purchases)
Languages: English, Japanese, Korean
Visit Lezhin’s Website (Website may contain Mature content)


Lilyka Manga (Yuri)

Price: Varies
Languages: English
Visit Lilyka Manga’s Website (Website may contain Mature content)


LINE Webtoon

Price: FREE (Web) / Free – Varies (App)
Languages: English
Visit LINE Webtoon’s Website (Website may contain Mature content)


MANGA.CLUB

Price: FREE
Available: Worldwide
Visit MANGA.CLUB’s Website


Manga Plus

Price: FREE ( 3 most recent chapters of every series ) / $2 a month (Access Digital Archive)
Available: English & Spanish, Worldwide (except Japan, China, and South Korea)
Visit Manga Plus’ Website


Manga Reborn

Price: Free (Select Volumes) / Various  (Pay per chapter) –  Online Viewer 
Available: United States, Japan, Asia
Visit Manga Reborn’s Website


Manga Planet

Price: $6.99 USD per month
Available: Worldwide
Visit Manga Planet’s Website


Net Comics

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


Renta!

Price: Varies ($0-$4 per chapter/48-hour rental or unlimited)
Available: Worldwide
Visit Renta!’s Website (Website contains Mature content)


Shonen Jump (App)

Price: $1.99 USD per month 
Language: English
Get The Shonen Jump App


 SuBLime (BL, Yaoi or Shounen-ai)

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


Tapas

Price: Varies (Free – Purchase tokens)
Languages: English
Visit Tapas’ Website


TappyToon

Price: Varies (Free – Purchase tokens)
Languages: English
Visit TappyToon’s Website


Viz App

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


Project-H (Hentai)

Price: Varies
Languages: English
Visit Project H’s Website (Mature Content)


FAKKU (Hentai)

Price: $12.95 USD per month
Languages: English
Visit Fakku’s Website (Mature Content)


Pssst! If you are still a fan of having the physical version of manga, we do a Manga / Light Novel / Book Releases 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.

  2. Tapas.io
    Tappytoon.com
    I use both of the above. Also love this list as I’m making the switch to legal site to help support the creators. So thanks!