Recap: Free manga reads and where to read them

I realised I made a small number of guides over the years about Japanese services like manga ebooks and very recently, drama CDs!

Here’s a recap post with additions that didn’t seem worthy of a new post on its own so here we go 🙂

Did you know that you can read manga serialisations for free? They often run over a period of time and chapters are often separated into mini chapters so you can read most (if not all) of them for free, in exchange for your time!

A good way to re-read familiar series and find new ones that spark your interest!

Then there are free-to-read promos, usually the first volume or the beginning of a series that is made free.

or at any of your preferred ebook retailer!

Check out my list of ebook retailers alongside a quick breakdown of their features. If you prefer to enjoy your fiction on audio, check out this post which includes Japanese audiobooks!

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Where to buy Japanese manga

Exactly where and how can one buy Japanese e-books and digital manga? A lot of Japanese publications have gone digital now so hefty import and shipping costs no more!

This post is not comprehensive and while I try to cover key points for each website listed, let me know if I’ve missed anything.

Want to read manga for free? Read here instead.

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favary, inc. crowdfunding sequel to First Love Story

Popping in real quick to mention First Love Story has a Kickstarter campaign to get the continuation localised for the Western audience!

Their original goal of $7,000 will now include the cost of translation, artwork, overall production and debugging as well as other aspects. They also aim to release the sequel three months after funding has closed.

Early access starts as low as $18 and many other attractive tiers with exclusive premiums (acrylic stands, canvas prints and etc.) are available for backers.

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Updates for Dormitory Love spring+summer

It’s been a long time since an update but there are several things ongoing with the game.

Update! The JP remake now has a demo covering the prologue. Brand new UI, shiny sprites and even fully-voiced (including the MC)!

Send in your comments to Mirin-san on Twitter (@Mirin36) 😀 Find the demo here.

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