MyAnimeList.net, a website that serves as an anime community as well as a way to track the anime and manga that you watch/read, has partnered with VIZ Media and Kodansha Comics to offer select titles digitally. The store launched back on March 8 but was only available in Canada. The store has now become available in the United States and the United Kingdom. MyAnimeList offers over 200 digital titles from both publishers and has stated that there will be more titles coming the future.

A list of countries has been provided via the site’s FAQ section. Those additional countries include:

  • Germany
  • Australia
  • France
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Greece
  • Denmark
  • Belgium
  • New Zealand
  • Czech Republic
  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Lithuania
  • Ireland
  • Croatia
  • Slovakia
  • Estonia
  • Slovenia
  • Latvia
  • Cyprus
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta

DeNA, the owners of MyAnimeList, continue to look for ways to grow the site. They previously purchased Anime Consortium Japan and used their Daisuki streaming service to embed episodes of anime into the site; however, Daisuki ceased operations back in 2016, losing out to other companies such as FUNimation, Netflix, Anime Strike and Crunchyroll. To supplement this, MyAnimeList added anime from Crunchyroll as well as Hulu.

If you’re interested in checking out the manga store, you can do so at the following link: https://myanimelist.net/store

About The Author

Josh Piedra

Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.

3 Responses

  1. clockworkerr0r

    I’m so happy to see that digital manga is becoming more popular! I think in the near future we’re going to be seeing a lot more titles releasing digitally rather than in print. Reading digitally is just becoming a lot more convenient now that pretty much everyone owns a smartphone or has access to computers. Accessing titles online can happen within seconds, and when comparing that to print titles, which can be hard to find and take a while to receive, I think it’s clear that digital copies will probably become the go to way to read manga for most people pretty soon. Personally, I try to read titles digitally whenever I can. I actually ended up reading a lot of great series that I never would have found otherwise. One of my current favorites is The Shop With No Name. It’s about an antique shop that sells items that are supposed to grant any wish. This series really takes that idea and puts a unique dark spin on it. There’s so much detail in the customer’s backstories, and a mysterious aura surrounding the shop and its owner that I can’t wait to learn more about. I definitely recommend trying this one out if you’re new to the digital medium, or even if you’ve been reading for a while! It’s honestly a great story all around.

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    • Joshua J. Piedra

      Here’s the funny thing with me. With manga, I actually prefer physical over digital (despite the fact that I do read some scanlations online), but when it comes to light novels, I prefer digital over physical. For whatever reason, I can’t sit and read a light novel in a physical format, but when it’s digital, I don’t have an issue. I know… I’m an oddity.

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      • clockworkerr0r

        I totally understand where you’re coming from. I think sometimes it’s just easier to read different formats digitally. Personally I love reading webtoons online, but I don’t know if I could ever read one if they were printed (if that would even be possible, lol).

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