We bring you a small collection with 16 pages and services to read manga and manhwa legally. In most cases, these are pages that offer free content, so you will have many Japanese and South Korean comics to read at no cost.
We are going to offer you this list by briefly talking about each of the alternatives. And in addition, we are also going to provide you with the links to enter their website or mobile apps, since many platforms are hybrid and you can consume the content from any device.
As we always say at Xataka Basics, today’s are our proposals, but if you are a fan of mangas and manhwas, we invite you to leave us other legal platforms that you may know about in the comments section. Thus, all fans of this type of comic will be able to benefit from the knowledge of our community of Xatakeros.
Let’s start by skipping the alphabetical order because this article can only start with Manga Plus. It is possibly the best platform to read legal manga in Spanish, and it is a free service. It comes from Shueisha, which is one of the best-known manga publishers in the world. You have both the official website and mobile apps.
The bad news is that you will be able to find in English and Spanish the latest chapters of some of the best mangas, such as even the incombustible Dragon Ball, One Piece, or Naruto. The bad news is that they are not complete and that you usually have a combination of the first three publications with the last ones, without intermission.
- Links: mangaplus.shueisha.co.jp, App Store and Google Play
It is possibly one of the best-known anime streaming services with the highest quality and quantity of content, and it also has a good collection of manga to read. You will find a few in their free version, and you can access them on their website and in their apps.
The bad news is that most of the content is paid, you have to subscribe just like you have to on Netflix and similar platforms. But if you want to pay to read manga and watch anime, it is possibly the best option that combines both.
- Links: crunchyroll.com, App Store and Google Play
This is a public meta-platform where each community can create its book-lending platform for several days. It is something like a network of public libraries that lend you free digital books. There are not many mangas on this platform, but there are them just as there are comics. Once you order them, you will only have a few weeks to read them.
To access this service, you need to have a user card from the Public Library Network of the community you have chosen. To use it, you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed and configure it. You can use it on your website or in mobile applications. although you also have official applications for Android and iOS.
- Links: official website, App Store, and Google Play
Lektu is something similar to GOG but aimed at the world of digital books. It is a Spanish platform for the online sale of ebooks and digital comics, where you can also find some manga. Some of its content is paid, but it also has a lot of free content.
The great attraction of this platform is that its content does not have DRM. This means that when you purchase the content, you can download it and use it however you want, share it, and upload it to the devices you want. There are also some interesting options such as “pay if you like”, which allows you to pay voluntarily after downloading a work.
- Links: lektu.com
It is one of the most powerful and important manhwa portals to find Korean mangas in Spanish. More adult themes predominate, with romances and LGBT+ stories, and you have both free content and paid content. In Spanish, you can only read from the Spanish website, not from the apps.
Here, as in the rest of the pages, you will be directly supporting the creators who have decided to bring their works to this platform. Each volume usually has at least one free chapter so you know if you like them, and for the others you have your digital currency system with which to continue purchasing the rest.
- Links: lezhin.es
It is a webtoon reader, which means that its content is original mangas created especially for this platform. The good part is that you will have a large collection of titles to read from your mobile, and the bad part is that there are no famous titles.
It does not have a web version, only an iOS version in the official App Store, and an APK to download the Android version. The manga viewer has ads but with the option to remove them for a subscription of about $6 a year. It offers different reading modes, viewers designed for manga, and a recommendation system.
- Links: mangadogs.com and App Store
This is a website where you will be able to read a large number of mangas in English. Some of their catalog is free, and in many cases, they don’t even require you to create an account, but others require you to register and pay a monthly fee.
Access to all Manga Planet content costs $7 per month, with some special promotions for subscriptions of up to 12 months. You also have a free trial to see if the service meets your expectations before paying. Of course, remember, everything is in English.
- Links: mangaplanet.com
This is a platform that tries to be a competition for Manga Plus, although it focuses on webtoons and indie comics. Their philosophy is to offer a small collection of free content, and then a lot of other paid content.
In this aspect, what the application uses is a points system with which to acquire the chapters of paid works. Comics are shorter, and some can have several updates per week. As for genres, you will find everything from action and comedy to yaoi or romantic.
- Links: manga toon. mobi, App Store, and Google Play
Panel Syndicate is one of the pioneering pages in the digital comic and manga format, and is a portal where digital volumes are purchased directly from the authors, and can be downloaded in different formats. It is not to read for free but to be able to buy them at a very very low price.
On this page, you will find incredible creative teams offering top-quality works, some so good that they were later released in physical format. Many of these comics do not have a fixed price, but you decide how much you pay for them. You can find them in both English and Spanish.
- Links: panelsyndicate.com
If you are an Amazon Prime user, one of the services included in your subscription is Prime Reading. This is a catalog of e-books for Kindle available in the subscription, and in which there are some manga and comics. I’m not going to lie to you, there aren’t many, but if you’re a Prime user it’s worth taking a look.
- Links: Prime Reading
Tapas is becoming one of the go-to apps for reading webcomics and manhwas. On this platform, you will find thousands of stories from independent creators, with a huge community of creators who have published tens of thousands of stories.
In Tapas, you will find all kinds of stories of all genres. The platform is free, and so are some stories, although the bulk of them are paid. Sometimes you can read one or two chapters for free as a trial, and then pay for the rest with its virtual currency system.
- Links: tapas.io, App Store and Google Play
Another portal for manhwas and mangas, although in this case with titles in English. It has a range of themes, from more adult stories to others more focused on romance adventure, or action. There is practically something for everyone, with many volumes of each collection being free and others requiring payment with internal currency.
- Links: tappytoon.com
Your Manga Online
Another great free and legal platform where you can read manga of many genres. They are all labeled, and you have lists with the monthly or weekly tops to see which ones are trending, as well as a rating system to identify which ones have the best votes.
You will not find large commercial titles, since it is a repository with its viewer where translations made by fans and personal creations of fans from all over the world are hosted, which have been published freely and disinterestedly.
- Links: lectortmo.com
A Korean platform where you will find amateur mangas and manhwas, with some free content and the rest subject to your monthly subscription. You have all kinds of genres, and it includes a family mode with which you can hide adult content from the platform.
- Links: comics. site, App Store, and Google Play
A page generally for manhwas, where you can find a large number of free titles. Here, although there are science fiction, fantasy, and adventure titles, romance and LGBT+ titles predominate. All this on a legal platform.
Here, you should know that although many chapters of each collection are completely free, others are paid and you purchase them with the portal’s currency or token. You can access the content through its website and its official applications.
- Links: webcomicsapp.com, App Store, and Google Play
And to finish on a high note, we are going to do it with one of the best manga and comic pages created by amateurs. You won’t find great titles, but you will see a lot of free content of all genres, from some for children to others for adults.
You can read all the mangas there are complete with all the chapters, and you have a bookmark system to know where you left off. There are a few better alternatives for digital manga, and you can access the catalog both from the website and from its official apps.
- Links: webtoons.com, App Store, and Google Play
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