Hold on to your cosplays, everyone – Studio Bebop has created a gold mine for all those manga and anime enthusiasts out there! Now, with the iManga Reader, fans can access countless manga series on-the-go with the tap of a button.
Linked to One Manga, iManga Reader brings every series available on the site to the palm of your hand. Users can tap the “Pick A Series” button to begin sifting through the available series alphabetically, or search for a specific series in the search bar at the top of the screen.
As readers come across titles that capture their attention, all one must do is tap on the name to be taken to a page revealing the manga’s cover art. The button in the top right corner provides details about the series, such as its title, license, source, author, artist, genre, available chapters, the date of the series’ last update, and a summary.
Hitting the back button, readers return to the cover art and the two buttons at the bottom of the screen. The button on the bottom left allows users to mark the particular series as a favorite. Users can then access their marked favorites through the main menu of the app. The button on the bottom right of the screen allows users to begin reading the manga, taking them to a menu list of all the available chapters.
Once you start reading, you can zoom in or out on any given page simply by expanding or contracting your fingers as you would in most other apps. iManga Reader also lets you effortlessly move the page with your finger so you can focus in closely on the specific frame you are reading. Readers can move from page to page by tapping the “Next” button in the bottom right corner. If you close out of iManga Reader while reading, the app will ask you if you’d like to continue reading on your last viewed page upon your return.
For a YouTube demonstration of exactly how iManga Reader works, visit Studio Bebop’s site dedicated to the app itself here.
While iManga Reader provides access to more popular, mainstream manga series such as Death Note, Naruto and Bleach, their access to the One Manga library puts classics, like Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, as well as up-and-coming series, like Romeo x Juliet, into a portable, easy-to-use format. One of the most comprehensive and fulfilling apps out there for the manga fan, iManga Reader comes with a high recommendation, even for the anime/manga novice.
iManga Reader requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch.