myManga is a Manga Downloader and Reader for Windows - gHacks Tech News

myManga is a Manga Downloader and Reader for Windows

If you are a fan of Japanese manga and anime, you will find lots of sources on the Internet that allow you to read or view those online, or even download them to your local PC for offline reading.

And while some sites may be borderline-legal, or not legal at all in some countries, what they offer may be perfectly legal in others. Before I'm getting into another argument about the legality of those sites and tools, I'd like to point out that I'm reviewing an application, and that it is the decision of the individual to use it or not.

MyManga is a program for the Windows operating system that you can use to download, read and organize manga.

It lets you search various manga websites on the Internet, download manga series information and chapters, and read the manga using the built-in reader.

MyManga review

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The program does not need to be installed, and will launch directly after you have downloaded and unpacked it on your computer system.

It displays a selection of manga to you on its frontpage on first start, but those are just default items added to the library but not available for offline reading right away.

You can use the search function to find manga that you are interested in. MyManga scans the archives of several popular online manga repositories including MangaReader, MangaHere and MangaPanda.

A click on "add to library" adds the selected manga to the local library. You need to switch to a different view mode or click on "more information" on the library page to display information about the selected manga as well as download options.

Downloading chapters

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You find all manga of your library on the left, and a description and information about the selected manga on the right.

It is possible to switch between the manga here. You have two options to read manga using the MyManga application.

First, you may select any chapter displayed to you and hit the "read selected chapter" button afterwards.

MyManga starts to download that chapter to your local system and you can start reading it once that is done as it switches to reader mode right away.

The second option that you have is to select the "download to latest" option instead which will download all chapters and volumes of the selected manga to the local system for offline reading.

Downloads may take a while depending on your Internet connection, the selected manga, and the host.

The manga reader

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The reader itself is basic, it allows you to zoom in and out of a page (using shortcuts if you want or the mouse), to flip back and forth, and to select a specific page from the page selection menu at the bottom.

You may also click on the name of the manga at the top to display a thumbnail bar of all pages of the selected chapter to jump directly to a certain page. The reader indicates the volume, chapter and page you are on.

The preference list options of interest. You may switch the default theme from light to dark, change the default zoom amount, and configure how many chapters you want to keep (or disable the feature to keep all).

There you find listed the sources, including non-English repositories, which may be useful if you want those added or some of the sources removed if you prefer others.

The author of the program has plans to integrate additional features into it, including bookmarks, auto update options and options to archive favorite chapters.

The program requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0. It is compatible with all recent 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system. A source code is provided on the project's GitGub page.

Closing Words

MyManga is a useful manga downloader and reader application. The program has a few usability issues that could improve it further.  It is for instance not possible to click on a library item in the default view to jump to it right away. While that is likely a bug, it is something that needs addressing quickly.

 

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Software Name
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    Comments

    1. jay said on May 28, 2012 at 5:32 pm
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      Just tried it abit and so far so good! Thanks so much for letting us knoe about this program makes manga reading much more easier :)

    2. John Parks said on May 30, 2012 at 9:40 am
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      Thanks for the review and blog post. Added a link to this post from myManga’s documentation.
      http://mymanga.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Using%20myManga

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on May 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm
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        John thanks for that, keep up the good work, I’ll definitely keep an eye on the program’s development.

    3. otaku :) said on September 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm
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      Ugh. I got frustrated because I can’t open the program. My laptop keeps on saying myManga has stopped working .. windows is trying to blah blah blah. Huhu! I really want to have an offline manga reader in my computer. :(((((

    4. Anonymous said on November 29, 2012 at 2:17 am
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      This is unlicensed manga on this app. For the Mangaka, our very much appreciated manga writers, we as true fans should reward them for their time and effort put in good work for our pleasure as well as contribute to the funding of the manga we enjoy through purchasing. Try Viz.com and its app for Shonen jump manga. It is a start and it is $4.99 for a volume (which offers 10-11 chpaters each) and you get a free previews of the first 59pages of all the ”1st” volumes of Shonen jump series(plural). Vizanime.com has episodes of shonenjump anime for free, but it is licensed builds views for the actual distributors of the anime. I would help you find funimation and other brands of anime/manga, but truly am a shonen jump fan, so I will leave that research to you. So give the mangaka a chance, they have an idea of what we want and are working progressively faster to make us happy. The distributors are fighting for our love of the manga and manga, so Please give them your support.

      1. Anon v2 said on September 29, 2015 at 5:29 pm
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        Bro, some of us are struggling just to get food on the table… When I have a work and things are good for me, then i will support them with all my heart, till then I will enjoy it as a pirate till I build a basement for a manga Library! haha

    5. jules said on March 2, 2014 at 7:14 pm
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      This is one beautiful program its actually exactly what ive been looking for. Could you add the ability to add your own manga sources? Like, say batoto?

    6. Anonymous said on March 25, 2014 at 7:06 am
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      maybe i missed it but how do you download this program? lol

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on March 25, 2014 at 7:55 am
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        You follow the link in the second paragraph and click on download on the Codeplex website.

    7. Fenris said on May 5, 2014 at 11:04 am
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      Hi! Just here to say that! i’m still downloading the software and I think it’s good, well according to the feedback mentioned above:)

    8. Tourri caccamo said on July 14, 2014 at 4:39 pm
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      please i need manga reader software but dont support manga creator or manga editing ,only viewer please i need help

    9. me chan said on February 26, 2015 at 12:36 pm
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      how to run the application?mine is 64 bit…that say i must install on of the following versions of the .NET Framework: v4.0.30319.

    10. Tomoko said on May 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm
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      I cant use this program T^T
      i download it but it just say that i have some kinde of error T^T
      thx for makeing this program … even i cant use it T^T
      why God?? Why T^T

    11. JohnCarlo said on February 16, 2016 at 5:54 am
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      How To Download it I can’t Find it

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on February 16, 2016 at 7:54 am
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        The project moved. You find the latest release here: https://github.com/jrjparks/myManga/releases

    12. Fan said on March 31, 2016 at 11:07 am
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      I already have many manga in image format.
      how do I add it to Reader Application ?

    13. Mrpirate said on May 19, 2016 at 7:17 pm
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      well i tried downloading it from https://github.com/jrjparks/myManga/releases

      but i cant seem to open the mymanga.exe.

      the error says that mymanga has stopped working.

      any solutions?

    14. Mrpirate said on May 19, 2016 at 7:19 pm
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      i have downloaded ur mymanga from https://github.com/jrjparks/myManga/releases

      but it seems that i cant run the application. the error is “mymanga has stopped working”.

      any solutions?

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