If you're a fan of Japanese comics and manga, and you also use the instant messaging and chat app LINE, don't hesitate and download LINE Manga for Android. It's an online comic store that incorporates its own reader and viewer.
LINE's manga store and comic reader
It's basically a comic reader that incorporates an online store. To access, you need to be a registered LINE user, as you'll do so through this application (you'll also need to have it installed on your phone). Here, you'll be able to browse through all sorts of titles in its huge catalog, which you'll be able to purchase and download. After that, you'll obviously be able to access them from your library to read them whenever you want, even when you're offline. However, we hope you're good at Japanese, otherwise, you're in trouble because the majority of the comics and manga copies haven't been translated, not even into English.
Its catalog contains over two and a half million comics, ready to be read online or downloaded.
These are the main features and functions offered by LINE's manage reader:
- Explore the suggestions made by the application to find the best manga.
- Use the manual search tool and find comics according to different criteria: by name, by genre, by publication date, by popularity...
- Browse through its huge catalog with over two and a half million copies.
- Purchase and download comics and read them offline without requiring an Internet connection.
- Start reading any copy and resume it later one just where you left it when you return to the app.
- Zoom in and zoom out of the contents to make it much more comfortable to read.
Expanding the LINE ecosystem
LINE has become one of the most serious competitors for WhatsApp Messenger in Japan. It has managed to do so not only thanks to its chat and instant messaging service but also by creating an application ecosystem that has turned it into an appealing social platform. One the one hand, we can find apps full of emojis and stickers to complement those offered by the messaging app itself; on the other, applications such as games or this comic reader that intend to expand the service's sociability functions amongst its users. However, all the latter is based on the instant messaging application as its user ID will grant us access to the rest of its online services.
What's new in the latest version
- Renovates the app's icon.