I definitely learned several lessons when ebookjapan decided to flip the tables on us, the kind of people where you don’t live in Japan, don’t have a Japanese phone or isn’t familiar with ways to circumvent region-restrictions for apps – but still want to buy and read manga. Or if you like to read them for free (legally!).Continue reading “Where next after ebookjapan? It’s BookWalker”
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 🙂Continue reading “Where to read Japanese manga for free”
Exactly where and how does one buy Japanese e-books and digital manga? A lot of Japanese publications have gone digital now so no more hefty import and shipping costs!
This post is not comprehensive and while I try to cover key points for each website listed, let me know if there’s anything else you want to know.
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Note 2: The migration process has closed in May 2020 (or so).
Note 3: Japanese mobile numbers are now required if you wish to create a Yahoo! Japan account 😦 – I recommend checking BookWalker for international-friendly accessibility for manga in Japanese and English (global store).
I will go into detail about the merging of eBookJapan with Yahoo! Japan’s Bookstore (their ebook retail arm). Read it here.
This post is originally published on September 21, 2017 with major revisions made on June 13, 2019. Some revisions are still ongoing.
Page 1 This page is for existing users. Read more after the cut.
Page 2 for creating a new account.
Page 3 is how to login on Android.
Page 4 is the out-of-date guide for the now defunct eBookJapan Initiative website.
Note: This post is heavy on graphics/screenshots.
eBookJapan finally sent out that email.
June 27, 2019 is when the old site shuts down. There are still methods to continue reading what you already have.
Reminder! If there are still e-books you want to buy and it’s already released, BUY IT NOW.
New! Guide on registering/logging into the new website and Android app.