Announcing a new way to read manga online! Read free, legal manga worldwide on Anime-Planet

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  1. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on May 25, 2020
    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.

    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

    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.
  2. Feinraf

    Feinraf Developer Gold Supporter

  3. Grizz

    Grizz Database Moderator

    Posted by Grizz on May 25, 2020
    We now have something to direct all those people who ask how to read mangos to.
  4. howtoprocrastinate

    howtoprocrastinate Well-Known Member

  5. kitsune641

    kitsune641 New Member

    Sweet, this is awesome
  6. ChalamiuS

    ChalamiuS Squisher of Bugs Developer

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  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Posted by Guest on May 25, 2020
    How 2 read mangoes?!

    (This is honestly incredible, thank you so much dev team for always putting out incredible content)
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Posted by Guest on May 25, 2020
    Thank you beam!
  9. Zed

    Zed Database Moderator

    Posted by Zed on May 25, 2020
    Hey that's not the type of mangoes I was hoping for
  10. xesxen

    xesxen Squashes bugs Developer Bronze Supporter

    puts @Zed in the shame corner
  11. yaqmur

    yaqmur New Member

  12. OkamiHime95

    OkamiHime95 Well-Known Member

    Omg. And right on my birthday, too. *Happy tears*

    Thank you so much, Anime Planet team! <3
  13. SaberHikari

    SaberHikari New Member

    So cool! :D <3

    Thank you!
  14. KebaFox

    KebaFox Database Moderator Silver Supporter

    This is great news! I'm really excited about the future partnerships you're hinting at, too. Thank you for all your hard work!

    Also, has it really been six years since the first time we could watch anime on A-P? Time sure does fly.
  15. Vega

    Vega Well-Known Member

    Posted by Vega on May 25, 2020
    This sounds seriously neat! I don't read a whole lot of manga or light novels but I may have to check this out myself at some point!

    One question though, are these limited to only previews or will there be full series available in the future?
  16. Mayank

    Mayank Database Moderator

    Keeping the community well fed during the quarantine first with new online anime partnership and now with the reading portal.
    Happy Birthday! :balloon:
  17. Helbaworshipper

    Helbaworshipper Database Moderator

    Woo! New stuff for the users is always good.
  18. Grizz

    Grizz Database Moderator

    Posted by Grizz on May 25, 2020
    What we have is what they offer for free on their own site, theres only one series currently that has more than just a couple parts free.
  19. YuiYui

    YuiYui Well-Known Member

    This is so cool :duck: Thank you everyone who worked so hard on it <3
  20. Zed

    Zed Database Moderator

    Posted by Zed on May 25, 2020
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