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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 1:06 pm Reply with quote
This thread is meant to be a resource listing official & legal online manga.

Please post the name of the manga, the site name (linked) (or app name) and the language & territory, and price.

We'd like a volunteer to aggregate these into a single digest post at the top of this thread.

Here's an example post

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Naruto (Chapters 1-3 only), [url=http://www.shonenjump.com/e/mangaonline/index.html]Shonen Jump Manga Browser[/url], English, North America, Free
K-ON!, [url=http://www.yenpress.com/yenplus/]Yen Plus Online[/url], English, North America, $2.99 / month (multi-title subscription)


Naruto (Chapters 1-3 only), Shonen Jump Manga Browser, English, North America, Free
K-ON!, Yen Plus Online, English, North America, $2.99 / month (multi-title subscription)
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Paploo



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 2:10 pm Reply with quote
I can do it if you'd like Smile

http://gomanga.com/ Seven Seas serializes several titles online as webmanga, which you can check out on their homepage, generally new volumes of their original titles. As they own digital rights to thee titles, they also sell completed series on several ereader devices-
http://gomanga.com/manga/aoi.php If you click through their original properties, you'll see links for downloads in Nook, Kindle and Itunes formats.

The most major development-

http://www.viz.com/apps

VIZ has apps for Iphone, Ipad and Ipod Touch, which you can preview and purchase manga on, offering full volumes for 4.99-5.99. This catalogue includes manga of their popular series, and new volumes are added as they are released in book stores for some of the more popular series- on two occasions they even released titles early to test the market for that.

I assumine they'll expand beyond Apple products at some point, given the growing tablet market.

VIZ also has a few websites.

http://www.shonensunday.com Shonen Sunday's online english anthology from VIZ, updating 2009-present. Free online serializations, and some sample chapters. Like SigIkki, Shonen Sunday takes chapters down once in the print edition is out, but it's great for those reading the books or who want to sample a large chunk of a series

Ongoing serialized chapters-
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/arata/index.shtml
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/rinne/index.shtml
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/hyde/index.shtml
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/maoh/index.shtml

note- Rin-ne is on hiatus due to issues in Japan, but there's over 20 chapters up for your perusal. Other series are unaffected.

PREVIEWS- 1 or 2 early chapters
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/caseclosed/index.shtml
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/crossgame/index.shtml
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/recca/index.shtml
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/inuyasha/index.shtml
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/hayate/index.shtml
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/kurozakuro/index.shtml
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/mar/index.shtml
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/mermaidsaga/index.shtml
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/midoridays/index.shtml
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/ueki/index.shtml
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/yakitate/index.shtml

Extended Preview- [several chapters]
http://www.shonensunday.com/series/kekkaishi/index.shtml
Will post more Smile

Wallpapers!-
http://www.shonensunday.com/download/index.shtml

SIGIKKI- featuring titles from the Ikki line of books

http://sigikki.com/previews/index.shtml Chapters are posted online then taken down when print edition is out. Free, ad-based website.

Some like Tokyo Flow Chart haven't been released in print yet
http://media.viz.com/flash/omv/index.php?x=tokyoflowchart/omv01

I'll do a rundown later, but manga fans should check out
http://sigikki.com/series/kingyousedbooks/index.shtml
which covers a wide array of manga by basing it's stories around a used manga bookstore

http://sigikki.com/series/dorohedoro/index.shtml And the ultraviolent yet full of delcious gourmet food Dorohedoro.

http://sigikki.com/


EDIT---

Will add more about SigIkki, but here's some more sites-

http://emanga.com/ mostly DMP titles, so a lot of yaoi/boys love titles but also some of their seinen, shonen and shojo titles for general audiences, along with a large number of Harlequinn digital manga titles. Of note to shojo fans, they're serializing a series by the creator of Wedding Peach online via this service, created for the english market.
Their site offers samples, and you can buy titles to read online via their points system- it's similar to Marvel's digital service in that you access the content online by logging into their service, though you buy things on a per title basis. Titles you buy [either as a rental or as a permanent addition] are added to your library. Flash based

http://netcomics.com/ serialized online. Many titles skew towards fangirls [who seem the most adaptable to the "pay for this" online method], bvut there's also some shojo, shonen and seinen korean works along with some japanese manga. It's an online manga rental service- the first chapter is free, then you can rent a volume for a 25 cents a chapter, and access it for 48 hours. Netcomics also has a small print line, and puts out books infrequently, depending on the demand for a given title [RightStuf stocks many of them]


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st_owly
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:54 pm Reply with quote
Shojo Beat has free chapter 1 previews of most, if not all their series. Just click on the series name in the list, then click "Online Manga" at the top of the page.
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Paploo



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:37 pm Reply with quote
st_owly wrote:
Shojo Beat has free chapter 1 previews of most, if not all their series. Just click on the series name in the list, then click "Online Manga" at the top of the page.


SBeat's online previews are something fans need to know more about!! Thanks for reminding me. Just edited in some other sites and formats for DMP, VIZ and Seven Seas
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:43 pm Reply with quote
Another often overlooked distributor- NTT Solmare
http://www.nttsolmare.com/en/appstore/

They've been at the cellphone manga market game for years, and lately have been putting out a lot of content. A lot of it has never been released in english before, and includes genres not translated often, as well as some manga created speicifically for cell phones like new full colour Cobra manga.

Jason Thompson reviewed some here-
animenewsnetwork.com/house-of-1000-manga/2011-02-04
animenewsnetwork.com/house-of-1000-manga/2010-11-11 Cobra!
animenewsnetwork.com/house-of-1000-manga/2011-02-17

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003N17ZR4/ref=s9_simh_gw_p351_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=15PH8CY6XCNX1HBDGWC7&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846 The NTT Solmare titles by the artist Solaru are available on Kindle BTW, tho not their other titles.

More titles are also available in the Itunes store
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/cyborg-009-digest-shotaro/id325007915?mt=8


ANOTHER MAJOR APP-
http://www.astroboymagazine.com/ AstroBoy Magazine, released by Tezuka productions, offering chapters of assorted Tezuka works that've been released in english over the years
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:11 am Reply with quote
http://www.vizmanga.com/ VIZ's entire Ipad catalogue can now be read/purchased on the web at this site!
http://www.jmanga.com/ A similar site will be launching at JMANGA with other publishers contents, some exclusive licenses, and some VIZ materials as well.

EDIT- Jmanga is now active, and has also reduced their prices on all their titles http://www.jmanga.com/

http://www.jmanga.com/list/genre/shonen
If you go to their site, they divide their licenses into Shonen, Seinen, SHojo, Josei and Kids/Kodomo manga, and also had cover images for many VIZ titles [VIZ has said that the plan is for them to link back to VIZManga for those titles, tho that hasn't happened yet]

http://manga.about.com/b/2011/10/11/report-card-jmanga-com-slashes-prices-but-does-it-make-the-grade.htm Deb Aoki has posted an extensive review of the site here.

You can read the first chapter http://www.jmanga.com/list/previews, or a short preview, for all of the books involved. Numerous original licenses, so worth checking out for some really offbeat titles whose previous licensing chances were pretty slim, along with some license rescues of TP titles.

Note- translations are primarily all-new for those titles, and Deb covers the inconsistencies w/some publishers [tho not all] in her review.

Prices are similar to Emanga's, using the same sort of point system, with international distribution in mind in their case


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:54 am Reply with quote
I wont list the anime title ‘coz you can search it here @ [illegal scanlation site] (posting link related to the topic is allowed ryt?)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:17 am Reply with quote
deskiejhan wrote:
I wont list the anime title ‘coz you can search it here @ stealingfromartistsislame (posting link related to the topic is allowed ryt?)


I wouldn't say it is. The topic is reading manga online legally, which was the point when this sticky was suggested.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:55 am Reply with quote
Paploo wrote:
deskiejhan wrote:
I wont list the anime title ‘coz you can search it here @ stealingfromartistsislame (posting link related to the topic is allowed ryt?)


I wouldn't say it is. The topic is reading manga online legally, which was the point when this sticky was suggested.


I thought that site had died a death anyway?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:58 am Reply with quote
st_owly wrote:
Paploo wrote:
deskiejhan wrote:
I wont list the anime title ‘coz you can search it here @ stealingfromartistsislame (posting link related to the topic is allowed ryt?)


I wouldn't say it is. The topic is reading manga online legally, which was the point when this sticky was suggested.


I thought that site had died a death anyway?


Sort of? They don't host scans, tho their forums [which is all that's left to it] are still a place for trading them last I saw.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:16 pm Reply with quote
animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-14/viz-to-launch-weekly-shonen-jump-alpha-digital-anthology

the biggest news yet, and I suspect the culmination of the Digital Manga Coalition that was started last year, VIZ has announced Shonen Jump Alpha, as reported by ANN at NYCC.

" Each issue of the anthology will have installments of Bakuman., Bleach, Naruto, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, One Piece, and Toriko — two weeks after their print debut in Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine."

It'll cost 99 cents an issue [available for a 4 week viewing window as a rental] or 25.99 for a years subscription [48 weekly issues, with a years worth of archives]. Excellent value, and to be available on VIZ's Apple apps as well as http://www.vizmanga.com their webbased service. You can apparently read your subscription on multiple devices with this program.

http://twitter.com/#!/AlexisKJump/status/124903973508489216 VIZ editor Alexis Kirsch pointed this out- you don't need a credit card to buy the program- you can use an Itunes gift card, which are available at many grocery stores, electronics stores and department stores.
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You guys are really good man
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:57 pm Reply with quote
Barnes and Noble has many series from Yen Press and Viz for Nook. The prices vary, but they're usually around $8 for a Yen volume and $5 for a Viz volume. Kodansha is listed as a Nook manga publisher as well, but they currently do not have an volumes up. You don't need a Nook to read graphic novels (or regular novels) from Barnes and Noble, but I've never seen what they look like on a computer screen, so I can't suggest a non-Nook owner buy their volumes yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:27 am Reply with quote
You guys are really amazing!
Thanks for all the manga resources!
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