Duluradoh.com When we search for online comic reading sites or applications on the Google search engine, we will find various kinds of digital comic sites. But. Did you know that most of these sites are illegal sites?
The content they provide is the result of “scanlation”, where they scan comics and translate them into various languages without the permission of the original creator of the comic.
If we look at it from the reader’s perspective, of course this makes it easier for us to read comics quickly and for free. However, if we take the perspective from the creator’s point of view, it certainly doesn’t feel good if someone hijacks the work we have worked so hard to make, let alone commercialize it.
For those of you who want to appreciate the work of comic artists, you can read their work on legal comic reading sites. Here we have provided 8 reviews of legal comic reading sites for comic lovers.
1. Manga Plus
Do you want to read and read manga online for free while appreciating the mangaka’s work? Manga Plus can be the right answer for you. The site provided by a well-known manga magazine publisher, Shueisha has a fairly diverse range of manga collections. Some popular manga like Boruto, Death Note, Tokyo Ghoul to classic manga like Dragon Ball are also available here.
The most interesting thing is that the manga collection on this site is updated according to the manga’s release schedule in Japan. So, you no longer need to wait long to read the latest updates from your favorite manga.
MangaPlus also provides a part of the ad-revenue that runs on this site to mangaka. Besides being able to be enjoyed through the official website, Manga Plus is also available in the form of an application that can be downloaded by iOS and Android users.
Crunchyroll is one of the most popular manga and anime sites for Japanese Culture fans. This comics reading site has quite a large collection of popular manga, such as Attack on Titan, Seven Deadly Sins, Fairy Tail, The Grim Reaper and an Argent Cavalier and many more.
In addition, Crunchyroll also provides a forum where users can discuss, review, and ask questions about anime or manga. The services on this site can be enjoyed free of charge. However, there are many limitations to the free membership, such as not being able to read or watch premium content.
So, if you want to access unlimited anime and manga, you can subscribe to a premium membership starting at $7.99 or around IDR 100,000 for each month. To make it easier for users to access manga via mobile, Crunchyroll is also available in the form of an application that can be downloaded on the Google Play Store and App Store.
ComicWalker is a free comic book service provider site. ComicWalker was launched in 2014 by renowned manga publisher Kodokawa. This site ComicWalker provides several additional features such as “Favourite” which can make it easier for users to access your favorite manga again.
Then there is also the “Calendar” feature where users can see the update date of the manga collections available on this site. ComicWalker has a range of classic to new manga collections, such as Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin, Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons, Sword Art Online Fairy Dance. The manga collection can be accessed on the ComicWalker website for free and legally.
ComiXology is a digital comics service provider managed by Amazon. Different from the previous site which only provided comics issued by Japan, the collection provided by comicXology is very wide. They provide comics published by DC, Marvel, Image, Archie, Fantagraphics, Dark Horse, other Japanese comics, to original comics from ComiXology.
The digital comics they provide are released together with the comics edition in printed form. Then, the comics they provide are also in high definition quality. Through comiXology, you can buy your favorite comics in digital form or subscribe to the ComiXology unlimited service where you can access their comic collections for free.
To subscribe to the ComiXology unlimited service, you will be charged a tariff of $5.99 or around Rp. 89,000 per month. The entire collection of ComiXology digital comics can be checked via a web browser or via applications available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.
Ridibooks or Ridi Corporation is a Content Platform company founded in March 2008. Ridi’s first service ‘Ridibooks’ was launched in 2009, which started as an e-book platform. Currently Ridibooks holds a leading position in the Korean e-book market, and has expanded its services to webcomic, webfiction, and animation etc.
Apart from Ridibooks, Ridi also has many other services. In 2019, an animation streaming service called ‘Laftel’ is combined. In 2020, a global webcomic subscription service called ‘Manta’ was launched in North America.
Ridi’s financial performance has shown sustainable growth since 4Q 2010 to 2021 3Q for 44 consecutive quarters
6. Ciayo Comics
Ciayo Comics is a digital comic reading site originating from within the country. The comic genres it offers are also quite broad, ranging from light ones such as romantic comedy, slice of life, drama to fantasy, horror, and action. What makes this site special is that they provide comics created by Indonesian comic artists.
So, most likely you can relate to the stories they present, especially in the slice of life genre. Then, the “Schedule” feature here also makes it easier for you to check the update schedule for your favorite comics.
Another interesting thing is that the comic content that Ciayo offers can be accessed freely or for free. However, for those who want to get more services such as free access without ads, exclusive content and early access to some comic titles, you can subscribe to Ciayo Comics Plus+ by paying IDR 15,000 per month.
For those who are interested in the Ciayo platform, you can directly open the official website or download the application on Google Play or the App Store.
7. Line Webtoon
Most of you must be familiar with this digital comic reading service platform from Korea. How not, so far, the users of the Webtoon platform have reached more than 62 million users.
Because of its popularity, several stories from Webtoon have even been adapted into several Korean drama titles, such as Cheese in the Trap, My ID is Gangnam Beauty and many more.
So that users feel comfortable when reading, this site provides webtoons with high definition image quality, the stories can be easily scrolled and the most interesting thing is that there are additional sound effects on several webtoon titles.
The next recommendation is still from the original webtoon platform, namely KakaoPage. If Line Webtoon is provided by Naver, this KakaoPage is managed by Kakao Corp. Just like Line Webtoon, KakaoPage’s webtoon collection has also been adapted into dramas, one example being Itaewon Class.
Then, KakaoPage is also equipped with a download feature, so users can read webtoons offline. This collection of original KakaoPage webtoons can be easily obtained on the KakaoPage website or via applications that can be downloaded on the App Store and Google Store.
Those are 8 comic reading sites that you can legally access, ranging from free to paid ones. How? Have you ever read comics on these sites? Which comic-reading site intrigues you the most? Write your answer in the comments column yes!
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