Six years ago we launched a groundbreaking way to watch anime online on Anime-Planet, featuring aggregated, legal streaming episodes through partnerships with the anime industry. Today, we've launched a brand new portal for reading manga and light novels on Anime-Planet. Introducing a way to read manga online on Anime-Planet: (Note: Dark Mode is available for all registered users - sign up for your free account today to access dark mode, track your reading and viewing history, get personalized recommendations, and much more!) Like the "watch online" portal, our manga portal features free, legal chapters from industry partners. Our first launch partner is J-Novel Club, a leading publisher in the industry for a wide range of genres from isekai to shoujo and more. You can now read 100+ manga and light novel previews from J-Novel Club in the portal, worldwide. The reader has several settings for "direction", fit (to height, or width, depending on the manga type), and single-page versus paginated. Coming soon, more exciting partner announcements for the portal! Press Release Here is the press release from J-Novel Club: ---- J-Novel Club Digitally Launches Light Novel and Manga Previews on Anime-Planet’s Online Reading Portal! Showcasing J-Novel Club’s entire catalog of over 100 manga and light novel previews! (PORTLAND, OREGON– May 25, 2020) – Anime-Planet, the most popular destination for watching aggregated, legal streaming anime, breaks into the manga realm with their newest endeavor: an official Online Reading Portal supported by major publishers in the industry. J-Novel Club LLC is proud to announce that they’ve partnered with Anime-Planet to showcase their entire catalog of over 100 manga and light novel previews in the portal, along with links to purchase the eBooks or physical volumes. In addition to the Online Reading Portal, Anime-Planet features an information database for a wide range of content such as manhwa, manga, webtoons, OELs, light novels, and other media, with the ability to keep track of your reading history. Users can discover new content by browsing personalized recommendations, or filtering the database using hundreds of curated tags, publisher or label information, or many other options. With over 80 light novel series and 20 manga series’ previews available on the Online Reading Portal on launch, J-Novel Club will continue to work closely with Anime-Planet to introduce more English-translated content to readers in the future. ABOUT ANIME-PLANET Anime-Planet was created by fans, for fans. Reaching 6 million users a month, the site is the most popular destination for streaming legal anime from many industry partners. Anime-Planet offers the ability to track the anime you've seen, and the manga, webtoons, and OELs that you've read; has personalized anime and manga recommendations; and has a vast content database for anime and manga, tags, characters, and staff. Learn more at Anime-Planet.com. ABOUT J-NOVEL CLUB J-Novel Club is a digital publishing company started by translators and fans like you! By focusing on digital releases and providing a membership service to let people read our books as soon as they are translated, our goal is to build a growing community of light novel and manga readers, so that more and more releases can be officially licensed and translated. J-Novel Club has published over 450 volumes of light novels and manga in 3 years. ---- Q & A How many chapters can I read for each manga? Availability depends on the partner and the type. Currently, the community can read one preview (part of the first volume of the manga or light novel) on Anime-Planet, which maps to 1 or more chapters. If you like the series, you can purchase the volume through the Amazon button at the bottom of the chapter. Can we have [this feature] for the reader? The current manga reader is simplistic, but we aim to add a more slick UI and feature-set as we add more partners. Thanks, as always, for your support of Anime-Planet.