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Marfi09
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1:45 pm, Jan 14 2018
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I think I'm done with normal free websites for reading manga which are also illegal/bad in ways. There are too much incomplete/dropped/stopped manga. Same for Korean colored manga.

So, I'm interested about paying manga sites like Lezhin and stuffs to read. I can only read in English(my languages don't count). So, educate me about the whole pay to read manga system and suggest me about where I can read online and stuffs. I live in Bangladesh of southeast Asia(in case of region locked/NA in certain place).

I'm interested about ongoing Korea manga as well as lots of dropped/stopped Japanese manga.

Edit: I am also interested in buying hard copies of some manga. Though only my favorite manga for collection. So, tell me about buying physical copies of manga too.

Thanks biggrin

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Suxinn
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2:42 pm, Jan 14 2018
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I usually buy manga in book format, so I'm not sure how much I can help, but...

For webtoons in English, it's basically Lezhin (freemium), Spottoon (mostly paid), and LINE webtoon (free). (I remember Tapas used to have professional webtoons too, but I'm not sure if that's still available after their rebranding.)

Lezhin operates on a "coin" system, as in you pay a certain amount of money for coins and then use those coins to unlock chapters. I recommend spending coins during either sales or coinback events for maximum effect. I don't usually use Spottoon because I find their system annoying, but apparently you can keep comics you bought for only a year. Their free comics run on a rotation system which I don't entirely understand. For LINE webtoon, it's entirely free, though there are also self-published webtoons in the Discover category, and for those you can tip creators via Patreon. None of these are region-locked (I think), though LINE webtoon will automatically default to your current region if you use the mobile app, so I would recommend accessing it from their actual website instead if you want to read in English.

For other stuff (as in ebooks of manga/light novels), there's ComiXology, Kobo, Bookwalker Global, and good ol' Amazon. I have no idea about region-locking on any of these places.

Oh, and J-Novel Club, if you're a big light novel reader. Again, I have no clue about region-lock here.

svines85
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I've done business with both Lezhin and Spottoon and had no problems with either of them.....you whip out your credit card, fill in the blanks and follow the instructions, no problem.

In the case of Lezhin, they've got (as it seems to me) separate Korean and English language sites, which can be a little bit of a pain if you accidentally get off on the other one, I just make sure I'm on the English side...

https://www.lezhin.com/en

and then just keep watch if I'm navigating around on there to if I somehow find myself on the Korean side. Yeah, gotta stop what you're doing and get back on the English part biggrin

As for Spottoon, yeah, they're great, as a matter of fact I just started reading Cat and Dog (PARK Hee Jung) over there, paid for I think it was the next 40 chapters, I think it was around 15 bucks, just last night.

Yeah, those are the only two options I personally know of......I guess there's also Crunchyroll...

http://www.crunchyroll.com/comics/manga

Though I haven't done any business with them.......hey, I ain't a big shounen fan, and that's mostly what they do biggrin

Good luck with it smile

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