If you're not sure how to read manga legally consult this guide every once in a while.

IMG_0189Here the other list, the one that lets you know how you can read manga legally in 2016.

You may be surprised to know that the main companies (Viz and Crunchyroll) have their own service, but in 2015 new services emerged — that’d be Yen Press selling digital chapters of their manga titles, Kodansha starting a new imprint to sell digital manga, and “New challenger” BookWalker stepping in to bring forth more content. You even have ones you might not know about.

So, the list of manga available for your consumption:

  1. Yen Press
  2. Comixology
  3. Viz Manga
  4. eManga
  5. Crunchyroll
  6. Manga Reborn
  7. Weekly Shonen Jump
  8. Netcomics
  9. Kodansha
  10. Dark Horse Comics
  11. Seven Seas
  12. Balloons and Chapters
  13. SuBLime
  14. Renta!
  15. Amimaru Manga
  16. BookWalker
  17. MangaBox
  18. Silent Manga
  19. J-Comi (JP)

Now here’s some more information on those services for your knowledge:

1) Yen Press

How you can read manga: Kindle, Google Play, iBooks, Yen Press App, Kobo and Nook.

Where you can read manga: North America, but a solid amount of titles can be read worldwide, may depend on region though.

What’s worth reading:

  1. Interview with LN Translator Stephen Paul — English Light Novels
  2. Interview: Kurt Hassler and JuYoun Lee on Yen On Light Novels — Manga Comics Manga

2) ComiXology

How you can read manga: Online, Kindle, App, Tablet

Where you can read manga: North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. May have some titles region locked elsewhere.

What’s worth reading:

  1. Finally: Viz Media Manga is Now Available on ComiXology — Comics Alliance
  2. Attack on Titan and Sailor Moon Publisher Will Bring Lots More Manga to ComiXology — Polygon
  3. 75 Million and Counting…is ComiXology the Bridge to a New Age of Comics? — WIRED

3) Viz Manga

How you can read manga: Online, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Kindle Fire, ComiXology.

Where you can read manga: North America.

4) eManga

How you can read manga: You can download eManga titles in 7 formats (PRC, MOBI, EPUB, PDF, CBZ, Apple EPUB, Kobo EPUB), for a bunch of devices, though it depends for some: PC, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Android, Nook 6”, Nook Color, Kobo 6”, Kobo Tablets, Sony Readers, Linux, Mac, Windows, and Palm OS, Windows Mobile, Motorola Xoom, Abode Digital Editions, Blackberry, Bebook, Aluratek Libre Pro, Cybook Opus, Digital Reader 1000, EZ Reader by Astak, Hanlin, iLiad, iRiver Story.

Where you can read manga: It’s a worldwide service.

5) Crunchyroll

How you can read manga: Online, on iOS, and Android.

Where you can read manga: Worldwide, though some titles may be region locked.

What’s worth reading:

  1. Crunchyroll Manga: “Quality Control? Customer Service? Up Yours!” — AstroNerdBoy’s Anime and Manga Blog
  2. Fun With Numbers: Crunchyroll Mangas’s Uncertain Future – Animetics
  3. Dallas Middaugh Moves to Crunchyroll — The Beat

6) Manga Reborn

How you can read manga: Online

Where you can read manga: It looks to be readable everywhere, you just need to know English or Japanese for some parts. Also some titles in different languages.

What’s worth reading:

  1. Manga Reborn: Globalizing Japanese Manga, One Translation at a Time — Ricky Reports

7) Weekly Shonen Jump

How you can read manga: PC, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Kindle Fire, ComiXology

Where you can read manga: North America, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.

8) Netcomics

How you can read manga: North America, though it may be a worldwide service? At least, available in certain regions.

Where you can read manga: Online, though you buy digital manga and read it on Kindle.

9) Kodansha

How you can read manga: Some titles on their site,

Where you can read manga: ComiXology, Kobo, iBooks, Nook, Kindle. Some Kodansha titles are on Crunchyroll.

What’s worth reading:

  1. Interview: Kodansha Advanced Media on the Future of Manga – Anime News Network
  2. NYCC 2015: Q&A with Kodansha Comics – Women Write Comics

10) Dark Horse

How you can read manga: PC, iOS, Android, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kobo Vox, Nook, Nook Color.

Where you can read manga: North America, though some places might be able to read some manga.

11) Seven Seas

How you can read manga: ComiXology, Kindle, Nook, iPad.

Where you can read manga: US and Canada.

12) Balloons and Chapters

How you can read manga: PC, Tablet, Google Play, iBooks, Kobo, Nook.

Where you can read manga: North America, might be available in other regions though.

What’s worth reading:

  1. The Legal Manga Reading Sites You Don’t Know About — Manga Bookshelf

13) SuBLime

How you can read manga: You can download it, read it online,

Where you can read manga: Anywhere in the world.

What’s worth reading:

  1. Interview With SuBLime Editor Jennifer LeBlanc Discussing All Things Yaoi — Geekscape

14) Renta!

How you can read manga: Computer, Tablet, Phone.

Where you can read manga: It’s a worldwide service.

15) Amimaru Manga

How you can read manga: It’s been a tablet service, but that may be changing, to an extent?

Where you can read manga: It’s a worldwide service.

16) BookWalker

How you can read manga: It’s a phone/tablet service at the moment.

Where you can read manga: North America, Japan, possibly elsewhere.

17) MangaBox

How you can read manga: It’s a tablet, phone service. You can read the latest episodes on their site.

Where you can read manga: Definitely available for those in North America, not certain for elsewhere aside from Japan.

18) Silent Manga

How you can read manga: Online, you can read it on the tablet, just no app.

Where you can read manga: Looks like it’s everywhere, but with restrictions most likely for some places.

19) J-Comi (Zeppan Manga Toshokan, JP)

How you can read manga: Not sure aside from online, though maybe it says in the FAQ section.

Where you can read manga: It’s a JP service, though you might be able to read titles there…if you know Japanese.

What’s worth reading:

  1. Ken Akamatsu Updates Digital Manga Library Service With GyaO – Anime News Network