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

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  1. Terrybutler17

    Terrybutler17 New Member

    This is so cool
     
  2. MaxwellCoffeeCat

    MaxwellCoffeeCat Well-Known Member

    Oh yes!! This is the type of happy news I like to see. Excited to see how this turns out!
     
  3. Domino5

    Domino5 New Member

    Thank you Kanye, very cool!
     
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  4. bluefeatherr

    bluefeatherr New Member

    YAY! I'm gonna read some of the chapters right away!
     
  5. OkamiHime95

    OkamiHime95 Well-Known Member

    Thank you! :D
     
  6. LadyAiris

    LadyAiris New Member

    :smile:
    So excited!!
    A lot of phone apps have become extreme cash grabs (for gaming too ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ -- not a free player here) and the "free" ones now release spin offs of titles I'd like to read... missing the days where you had friends where everyone bought series and exchanged... solo is too expensive o(╥﹏╥)o
    But,
    Thank you everyone for this!
    :frustrat::laugh::laugh::frustrat:
     
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  7. ABOKAMAL

    ABOKAMAL New Member

    just awesome
     
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  8. chad28

    chad28 Active Member

    congrats on the partnership
     
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  9. shadowfoxza

    shadowfoxza New Member

    Asking the real questions :)

    Not that I have an issue buying LNs and manga - but there's more out there to read than I can possibly ever afford to buy - would be nice if they made some series completely available - even if it's only for a limited span of time.
     
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  10. zPriseax

    zPriseax New Member

    Obrigado!!!:megusta:
     
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  11. Grizz

    Grizz Database Moderator

    Posted by Grizz on May 26, 2020
    #31
    [Disclaimer: I am not directly involved in any of the partnership process]

    Unfortunately that's extremely difficult to pull off (especially for us). If we were owned by an official publisher (like a certain competitor is), we would have less barriers in the way to possibly allow us to be able to do that and more. However we don't have that form of connection with anyone, so we have an uphill battle to convince both the official publisher and the rights holders into doing this with us.

    So far its going extremely well even if it looks like its just the first chapter of some manga series and the first quarter/third of some light novels at the moment, that's big progress, it's a starting point. If it does well for J-Novel Club and our next upcoming launch partner, it give us a stronger front to approach more publishers with and hopefully get more content available.

    If people want to see more of this free content with more publishers and rights holders, we need people to show it by reading the free content and going though our partner links buying what they like.
     
  12. nikid

    nikid New Member

    Posted by nikid on May 26, 2020
    #32
    Nice, thanks a lot!!
     
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  13. Kari5

    Kari5 Database Moderator

    Posted by Kari5 on May 26, 2020
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    I've very excited for this, looking forward to seeing what doors this opens for AP. Official partnerships are always exciting!
     
  14. hinatahonoka

    hinatahonoka Member

    to tell you the truth I've been waiting for this!! Thank you so much!
     
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  15. LadyPsychic

    LadyPsychic Well-Known Member

    This is an interesting new addition. Hmmmm.... I might check this out. The problem is that we are limited to a preview instead being able to read the whole thing and are forced to buy the rest if we want to finish it. Now, I understand why they do this, but for someone like me (who hates digital downloads and refuses to buy stuff with internet transactions) this is frustrating. If I wanted to buy a manga I would go to a physical bookstore and buy a physical manga using physical money (well, obviously I can't do this now with the whole pandemic thing but you get the idea). So, I don't know if I'll use this manga thing since as a completionist I will want to read the whole thing but due to my distrust of internet transactions I can not buy the rest, so I shouldn't start reading in the first place.
     
  16. Perokia

    Perokia Member

    HECK YES!
     
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  17. NarkyOtic

    NarkyOtic Narkylepsy

    This is fantastic news! Congratulations to the A-P team for making this happen. I really look forward to diving in!
     
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  18. Kari5

    Kari5 Database Moderator

    Posted by Kari5 on May 27, 2020
    #38
    If it helps, J-Novel Club also prints its books physically, so you can go buy them at your local comic/manga/book store(s). I've bought some very recently at my local geek shop (they offer curbside pickup and delivery, bonus points for being about to support a small local business!). Previews can help you pick out which series you'd like to spend your money on, so you don't waste money on a series you end up hating right away.
     
  19. Falcon1991

    Falcon1991 New Member

    Excellent!

    So pleased that Anime Planet has this, alongside the already assigned Crunchyroll anime partnership. :)
     
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  20. TheBatter

    TheBatter New Member

    Since I often drop mangas within the first few chapters, this is really convenient. It's great to see how the site keeps on going better.
     
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