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Get the hottest Manga titles directly from Japan with the Crunchyroll manga app! As soon as it hits newsstands in Japan, you can read the latest from hit titles like Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, Coppelion, and Space Brothers. With a Premium Membership: • View the entire series catalog anytime, anywhere! • Acquire full mobile support, including 'Koma-View,' which allows maximum scale per panel. • Unlimited reading access. • Read the latest manga immediately as it becomes available in Japan! This will be the Manga enthusiasts' one-stop-shop for all their Manga needs. Not available in select territories. Thanks for your understanding. ================= Check back with us for the latest updates and additions, here: crunchyroll.com/manga facebook.com/crunchyroll twitter.com/crunchyroll
Why
by moooncat on 2020/01/27 02:45
Why
Please help......
by marksofargone on 2020/01/23 21:54
Is there a reason why this app, never working like it’s supposed to. I’m not gonna keep paying $9 a month for something I can’t use.
Add update for new iPhones
by Jake.smith9 on 2020/01/23 17:21
Why does the manga app not utilize the full screen, but the anime app does? Please let me use the entire screen to read manga.
Amazing app! Well, that would be the case if it actually worked.
by UltraInstictBrandon on 2020/01/22 23:13
We pay every month for anime and manga but not being able to read manga on the go is aggravating. Fix this please.
Constant glitching
by Hairfreek on 2020/01/20 07:42
Would be a great app if it actually worked!
Do they even test this?!
by Reviewen Man on 2020/01/20 05:39
The app no longer functions properly. As in I can’t go from portrait to landscape. My I can scroll I can’t use the guide. And while I’m writing this review my letters are invisible. Don’t k ow if that had anything to do with Crunchyroll but I’m only able to type because my phone has auto fill.
No full screen reading
by SamBnjgrds on 2020/01/20 04:12
The app was perfect until it was updated and the reader now opens in a smaller window.
Can’t login
by SaltyArmyDad on 2020/01/19 07:42
Can’t login. Can online, can’t on app. *deleted devices on account page *deleted and re-downloaded app, still won’t work *pay for subscription and can’t access manga? WTF🤨
It WONT LET ME LOG IN
by willyozz on 2020/01/19 05:59
Literally just made me reset my password twice ! Just for it to say “ incorrect password “ again! Does anyone else have the same glitch???
Won’t sign in
by Kit6724 on 2020/01/19 04:54
Won’t sign in at all
Cannot login
by apersoniswhoiam on 2020/01/19 01:20
I am paying VRV subscription each month but i keep getting login errors. The error messages vary and sometimes it fixes itself after reinstalling or logging out. But i have tried all tht but it still keeps saying “Incorrect Login Information” which is impossible since I can login to the Crunchyroll app, just not the Manga app. Please fix this. I am so fed up and considering to cancel my subscription entirely.
Nope
by 6"?46!:@!, on 2020/01/18 22:37
App doesn’t work well often. There are weeks it works, but, mostly no.
Constantly doesn’t work
by CarguyintheUSA on 2020/01/18 04:38
I don’t think this app has ever worked right for me since it came out. I am a big Crunchyroll user and love watching anime but I don’t even bother trying to open the manga app anymore. It is always stuck authenticating and crashes.
Can’t log in no matter what I do
by itstoday on 2020/01/18 03:50
It’s hard to say more about the app when I’m not able to log in or reset my password. This app fails on the most basic ways.
Not very pleased
by OmarLx on 2020/01/17 22:05
I REALLY love the crunchyroll but the manga app is such a problem, it would never let me log in even though I’m premium?? And I know my logging info is correct but it never lets me log in.
Way too many bugs
by Bbagg on 2020/01/17 07:06
Recently changed my password and the app wouldn’t even let me re-log in. I had to delete the app and redownload it just to get back to the login screen. Now I can’t even log in. If you want to deal with constant bugs and a UI that looks like it was made for a fourth generation iPod touch, then go ahead and use this app.
No true full screen on iPad
by Jimmehxg5 on 2020/01/16 22:44
The app doesn’t open any manga in full screen mode, instead opening the page in a smaller box with rounded corners. It does nothing but make the size of the image smaller and the orange border from the surrounding UI becomes distracting. Just allow full screen reading to fill the whole screen.
No full screen page view =/
by k9d on 2020/01/12 08:03
I pay for Crunchyroll and want to support the imdustry so I won’t give it a low star review but what utter garbage
Finally Fixed
by Reviewer 001 on 2020/01/11 20:52
For the longest time, I couldn’t log in to this app. Now it’s finally working again. My only complaint is that I can’t view 2-page spreads. Other than that, the app is great.
Past chapters
by splitvision4 on 2020/01/10 16:40
We need to be able to see the past chapters
Authentication
by Blaaaaaaahtvgbf on 2020/01/10 15:59
App gets stuck on authenticating even after closed and re opened. Great when it works, but both their ups glitch up so often.
Things I don’t like
by ariematay on 2020/01/08 18:28
I don’t like when chapters disappear before I can read them.
Ok.
by Vgwdmvnuiefdvnerojfnvnegrhjk on 2020/01/08 08:26
Mine keeps saying it cannot connect to service when im on wifi. But the other app works fine?
Better manga/WEBTOON apps
by Captnhowdy86 on 2020/01/08 06:53
Tried multiple times and each time I open a manga app force closes due to connection error (not my fault everything I use works fine). I was trying to find an alternative to the two manga/WEBTOON apps I subscribe to already. Stick to video Crunchyroll you do well there. Thank you.
Kinda abandoned
by nenwenth on 2020/01/05 07:27
No support. Constant crashes and server errors. Known issues for over a year. Almost no updates to stories....can’t even read this review as I type it in app
ugh
by CaptainPlatt on 2020/01/03 19:20
bruh this doesn’t even have any good anime in it i’m tryna read demon slayer😡
Great content but unstable
by KevinInMD on 2020/01/03 17:11
I enjoy reading the selection of available manga, but on my iPad Pro (9.7”) running the latest iOS, I can’t read through more than two episodes/chapters before the app crashes (i.e. while reading Knights and Magic) which kills the overall enjoyment. It’s one of the key reasons I rarely use the app.
This is the reason it has four star
by eeeeeeeeeeeeeè on 2020/01/03 00:59
It has no JoJo
Would love this but..
by KDPATE on 2020/01/03 00:51
I’m honestly frustrated with Crunchyroll in general. Neither the other app, nor this works for me. This one won’t allow me to create an account in general. And the other won’t allow me to login after creating an account on my tv. Been dealing with this for well over a month and I’m over it:
Doesn’t work
by animebanjo1 on 2020/01/02 02:24
The app almost never works and you can’t get on.
Premium content
by DarkWolfAJ on 2020/01/02 01:10
This app is great, but I don't have premium and 90% of this stuff only has a few chapters that are not premium. Why is this? It seems like you are focusing on your BIG fans that have premium, and not the middle schoolers that don't have parents that are willing to pay for a subscription. This is a big deal because I loved that AoT anime, and now I want to read the manga, but only chapter 1 is not premium. This app is great, but it's just better for non-premium people to go to a library. P.S.- add the One Piece manga.
Fix it.
by Extryt on 2020/01/02 00:50
First, the loading problem. Second, it does not have much mangas, and last, it’s just bad.
Update the app
by prodbyrichie on 2020/01/01 17:48
Can we get better support for newer phones like the Iphone XR it just seems like the overall design of the app and the interface don’t fit on the phone
Manga is good as Anime
by Dante2545 on 2019/12/31 15:15
It’s holds my favorite manga!
Can’t read in full screen anymore!
by inter4ever_7 on 2019/12/29 16:39
Did no one test the latest update? Bug fixes that won’t allow me to read manga in full screen? I mean, come on.
Never works
by Gr1mwolf on 2019/12/27 12:45
The app itself is decent. The problem is that it never works. I used to have the authentication problem in which the app just refuses to start, maybe every other week. By this point though, I haven’t been able to use the app in months. So I uninstalled it. If this doesn’t deserve a 1 star review, then nothing does. The only way an app could be worse than NEVER EVEN STARTING would be if it somehow straight up harmed you, like by stealing your bank accounts. And Crunchyroll doesn’t even care. It’s been an issue for years, and they’ve done nothing to fix it. Their responses on the issue have been have been very unconcerned as well. They act like that with all their apps, across all devices. Wildly unprofessional.
Thought it would be better
by skylar*~~~ on 2019/12/27 01:00
It doesn’t even let me read it just freezes when I try to read a chapter
Meh
by Gameingspider on 2019/12/25 06:46
Most of it is romance or girl protagonist. Rising of the shield hero is there but only 4 chapters and seven deadly sins has the 1st chapter then moves straight in chapter 294. Most of the manga can only be read with premium (I have so I don’t care but might as well point it is $8 USD for the cheapest plan or $7.99 USD). Wish more action manga and get more chapters.
The bummer issues with it
by Noñitos on 2019/12/23 23:40
I really love the app and keeping up with my favorite manga but I haven’t been able to actually use the app for months and if I’m lucky it works but when I sign back it it stops working again and can’t find a server :-/ suggest just using the website. Doesn’t seem like they got anyone trying to fix this apps problems. Still love Crunchyroll tho just not this app anymore
not enough manga
by waffle teen on 2019/12/23 16:59
Need more manga like my hero more action and older readers interesting anime that will keep the readers entertained the reason why you only getting two stars focus on this app please crunchy roll the anime streaming part is great thousands over thousands probably is good enough right now
Needs Better iPad Pro Display Support
by TreyJohnsonMN on 2019/12/23 16:48
The UI needs to be adjusted to fit the entire screen of the various iPad Pro versions. This will fix the sizing and blurring which is currently happening. I also want landscape support so that I can read two pages at a time. On a side note, a genre search would also be much appreciated.
Bugs
by Firewis on 2019/12/23 05:30
Not my favorite manga app but the one I pay a monthly fee for the app looks nice but its got a bunch of problems currently I've been unable to use it for a few months because I’m stuck in an authentication loop
There is no good anime
by Menmaxknshin21 on 2019/12/20 18:19
There is know sign of Naruto are dragon ball z not even my hero academia are one punch man just stupid attack on titan and seven deadly sins
Still can’t connect to any servers
by Ezzac on 2019/12/20 05:50
No idea. But probably for the past year or two the app doesn’t ever load at all—I check it every now and again to see but nothing ever changes.
Always messing up
by Clockkitty on 2019/12/17 06:14
I pay for the premium account and this app always has problems. I wish the company would put bit more time into the manga app and not just the webpage.
Cannot Connect To Server
by Ilkia on 2019/12/12 04:59
Won’t allow me to open app even though my anime app works just fine. Have premium so it’s frustrating that this won’t work with me.
Does not live up to the Crunchyrollroll name
by animesatcher on 2019/12/10 05:49
This app has a rather limited library of manga. The servers are also consistently down leaving other manga apps to be desired.
Good
by kai738393 on 2019/12/08 20:56
This thing be yeet
Useless. Always “Could not connect to server”
by Troy0891 on 2019/12/08 14:14
I really want to love this app because I really want to read manga on my phone. But every time I launch the app I get and endless circle of “Could not connect to server. Check your network connection and try again.” Doesn’t matter if I’m home on my WiFi or out and about on my unlimited data plan.
Broken app
by Stickerclub on 2019/11/30 04:09
I loved the app. Please fix it.
Jojo
by Kamui2004 on 2019/11/30 01:45
So Crunchyroll has Jojo on the anime, which is nice. But I don’t see why there isn’t one for manga, and MangaZone! Doesn’t have color for Jojo manga, I hope it will change for Crunchyroll soon
It doesn’t work
by trtlman on 2019/11/28 17:44
It won’t open, it says it won’t connect to the network
Needs More Manga
by *Sp4rkz* on 2019/11/27 18:04
Great way to read manga but theres not enough series on the app to read
Login issues
by DartRasen on 2019/11/26 20:27
Every time I try to log in it tells me my information is wrong. I can log on to the video app but not this one.
When it wants to work
by mo@1995 on 2019/11/26 18:54
The app is great when it decides to work. But that’s the thing it never wants to work. I haven’t been able to use it for months. No update for iPhone X and above. It’s pathetic. Crunchyroll doesn’t seem to care. Good thing I can pirate them and buy paperback volumes when I need them.
Does not work!
by Chickenbutttttt on 2019/11/26 18:13
If you have an older IPhone don’t bother.
Love the app but...
by _LoveFrida on 2019/11/26 12:52
I use to love this app but it doesn’t work anymore. From what I’m hearing the developers won’t fix the problem so don’t even waste your time downloading it. Would be better off finding a new app for manga
Won’t let me log in
by AxP Xeno on 2019/11/26 04:57
I have been trying to log into the app for two days now.I keep trying to figure what wrong but it says i have the wrong password.But when i put it in on the website it lets me in.But when i try on the app it won’t let me log in saying i put int the incorrect information.
Can’t sign in at all
by Mike_971 on 2019/11/26 03:00
I’ve been trying for two days now to log into my manga app, I’ve sent the reset password to my email and it never showed( even though I can log into my crunchyroll anime account just fine) and now when I try to enter my email for the account I’m meet with” you do not have permission to do this” so now I’m literally locked out of my own account for no reason at all
Can’t log in
by Stephiethoughts on 2019/11/25 11:00
Won’t let me log in. Can’t change password and says I don’t have authorization?? I can log into main account just fine though....
Won’t let me login.
by Heyitshippie on 2019/11/25 05:11
Your app won’t let me login even when I type in my password right. I’ve changed my password twice and it still won’t let me login. It’ll let me login the anime app fine but the manga app won’t. And no it’s not my internet.
App doesn’t work
by jsao14 on 2019/11/25 00:39
Can even login or sign up for that matter. Emailed developer but it’s been several days and still can’t login so I’m deleting the app and trying someone else’s. Sooo I’m open to suggestions
Needs work
by Blooddragon50 on 2019/11/24 16:55
When this app actually works it’s a good place to read the latest chapters of your favorite manga. However for the past couple years I’ve had to uninstall and reinstall on a weekly basis due to the cursed “authentication loop”. It’s a real pain and should be fixed. The painful reality is that this app doesn’t get updated regularly. The last one as of this comment was 3 months ago. And the one before that was almost a year before that. So I’d suggest finding a better way to read those favorites until this app sees more support.
Don’t bother people
by Review guy 467 on 2019/11/24 12:50
Doesn’t let you login keeps saying incorrect information. I can login in just fine on the website but not here. Doesn’t seem to add chapters to the series they allow to read only a few they have. Been trying for while to get back on but it’s always a login problem or authenticating takes hours. Just don’t bother until this is fixed. Wish I could give -10 stars for terrible app.
Garbage
by J. J. Smith on 2019/11/24 03:35
The app refuses to authenticate. It us absolutely worthless.
“System Error please contact us for help”
by AsianDingDong on 2019/11/24 03:25
So I downloaded both Crunchyroll and this app, and I made an account on Crunchyroll, and then when I tried to make on here it said “System error please contact us for help” and I didn’t know how to contact you guys so this is the only way I can ask you guys for help. So if you’re reading this please try to do something about it. PS: I love both of your apps. I would give it a 5* but there’s this error here so if you can fix it for me I would rate it 5* :)
App doesn’t work
by Houoin Kyouma on 2019/11/23 11:56
The app basically doesn’t want to work. Every time I try and log in, it either tells me the request failed, or gets stuck in an infinite loading screen that I have to force close the app to get out of, and still doesn’t let me log in to read. It also fails to recognize my account information even when the main website and app do, and if I try and reset my password, it tells me I don’t have permission. All in all, this is a garbage app that is honestly not worth anyone’s time. Crunchy clearly doesn’t care about it, why should you?
Can’t login or signup?
by _trouble_logging_in_ on 2019/11/23 03:54
Dear Crunchyroll, I’m having trouble logins into my account, I have entered my login info and it did not register. (I’m using my Crunchyroll account from the anime app) And when I try to sign up it says in correct format. I tried signing up with 2 separate accounts and it has yet to function. Please help, Thanks
Errors
by Sydney595 on 2019/11/22 16:50
I can’t believe they haven’t resolved this issue. It won’t authenticate or the “Could not connect to the server please check your network connection” when there’s no issues. I’m just trying to read some manga man. That’s all. Hopefully they fix this. Cause otherwise it’s great when it actually works.
App is unusable
by Deinster on 2019/11/22 15:22
There are so many bugs that I have to delete the app and re download it many times. And then more than half the time I can not log into my account which therefore prevents me from accessing all the manga . There anime app is usually fine but their manga app has slowly just gotten worse to the point I can’t even use it anymore
Won’t let me log in
by Kyle Griffith on 2019/11/22 13:41
App won’t let me login in. It’s keeps saying that I have the incorrect login and when I try to change the password it says I don’t have access. Why am I paying for a premium membership when I can’t even use all the benefits. Please fix
Login Doesn’t Work
by ConorM97 on 2019/11/22 04:17
App hasn’t worked for months, wont let anyone log in even with their correct login info
Didn’t get the manga I was searching for
by emmas900 on 2019/11/22 04:09
I was looking for My Hero Academia but you do not have it. Can you please add more recent manga to the app.
Can’t login
by fool1602 on 2019/11/21 21:22
Keeps saying incorrect format
Error
by InZomboyaK on 2019/11/21 12:15
Idk what’s wrong with the app. Every time I try to sign in, I get an error message. It says sorry try again later or contact customer support. Then I go ahead and try to make a new account just for the manga. Still same message.
I can’t even sign into my Crunchyroll account which I’ve had for a year now
by @d H@t3r on 2019/11/21 08:22
Every time I try to sign in it tells me I have the wrong information, which I’m certain I don’t. How am I supposed to use an app the rejects my account?
Unusable
by Cmccccojrl on 2019/11/19 03:14
Cant login with what I have confirmed through the website and the anime app as the correct login info. Then after 30 attempts with the same info, it finally let me log in. This is my first ever use of this app and its been nothing but frustrating.
Used to be ok
by Der Baschti on 2019/11/16 02:13
But now it’s not working at all, simply can not connect to server. This app is dead :(
Bad just bad
by Gray star 98 on 2019/11/14 05:15
The variety of the mangas are awful cause I want to read Boruto’s mangas but they aren’t on there. Plus the app keeps crashing and the screen isn’t fully filled for the iPhone X. I seriously doubt they are going to fix this sooooo...... developers if you are reading fix this ASAP
Connection Issues
by Morrowind Remake on 2019/11/14 01:58
Can’t Connect on WiFi or Data. Can’t Connect Can’t Connect Can’t Connect. Been trying all day.
Broken
by Dread Lord CyberSkull on 2019/11/13 11:19
The Crunchyroll Manga app has been broken for a while now. It’s stuck on the authentication screen. I have to delete it, reboot my iPad, reinstall it and sign in again. And hope it doesn’t get stuck again on the authentication screen. It would be nice if (when it works) I could download manga for offline reading and get proper notifications of new chapters of series I follow. Underneath all this mess is something that could be quite nice if these issues were addressed.
The App Never works
by zvzzbzzdy on 2019/11/13 06:21
Who are developers for this app? Fire them all, get them some help or get rid of the app.
iOS 13 Dark Mode & iPhone X/XS/11 screen support??
by FlameXSilver on 2019/11/13 04:05
Great app, but please update it to support dark mode on iOS 13 and a more fitting screen for iPhones like X,XS & 11?
App get stuck on Crunchyroll sign when i open it
by Rod Wave on 2019/11/10 23:16
Please fix the connection error bugs and when i open the app i gets stuck on the loading page turning grey. Its very frustrating please fix it
THIS CANNOT CONTINUE
by Corgi the Crow on 2019/11/10 22:13
The app in and of itself is pretty good except when it decides to completely implode and somehow be unable to connect to the internet via cellular, WiFi or any other means. At first I thought it was just a one time thing until I restarted my phone only to have it happen again. And again. And again. Again again again again again again. I forcefully closed it and restarted my phone and forgot about it only to open it months later and have it do the same thing. Ironically it asked me to review the app but proceeded to also say it cannot connect. So here I am. I can’t imagine what made the application act in such a way and can rightly say I’m not particularly inclined to give it another chance.
Seriously
by treannec on 2019/11/09 10:07
When I can get the app to open it takes so long I am surprised I don’t have a longer beard than Gandalf’s. 90% of the time it just refuses to open at all
Hurry up!
by c a t o a la ehs on 2019/11/09 08:30
I’ve been wanting to actually use the app that I got but the authenticating glitch is too annoying.I can’t actually read manga on a manga app!
Good
by NvdXkaZnm on 2019/11/07 21:18
Nice app, has several different good titles such as Fairy Tail, Edenz Zero, some title I haven’t heard of but great manga The tenth prism. One downfall is that you can’t download manga. I hope they add that feature soon
Won’t work
by NicoleAdele on 2019/11/06 18:43
It just says it can’t connect to the server when my internet is fine. Literally useless.
On going bugs
by The O! on 2019/11/04 23:06
I have really enjoyed this app and the anime one as well, however for the last couple months whenever I try to open the manga app it gets stuck in an authentication loop and I am unable to login. I hope this can be fixed soon as I am falling behind on some series that I have been reading and would like to catch up.
Stability is not their priority...
by Chase1187 on 2019/11/02 12:52
If it was the app would work as intended and not have to delete and reinstall repeatedly to have a working product. Ridiculous!
Needs “continue reading” feature
by NH all the way on 2019/11/02 02:15
It is nice to have the app as a way to gain CR manga access (which I was under-utilizing), but there are some features that are lacking. 1) The app crashes often when starting a new chapter if I swipe while loading. Please fix this. 2) The app lets you “heart”/favorite certain series, but there isn’t a “continue reading” feature for a given series. People used to use physical bookmarks to keep their place. The app needs to give a way to continue from the last read page.
Has some glitches here and there
by 21353925274 on 2019/11/02 02:05
Ok so to be honest I was scrolling around for a manga app and downloaded but couldn’t sign up. Even though I wasn’t really able to read anything, seems pretty ok
Won’t Open
by CacktusJack🌵 on 2019/11/01 18:30
Doesn’t ever wanna open and constantly crashes
“Could not connect to server”
by ShadowNuke on 2019/11/01 01:12
Wrong. **Will not** connect to server. It appears the app is hardwired to expect just one of a huge number of available server connections. This means you have to wait for a properly connected client to disconnect, and then hope you win the server connection lottery for that one good connection. Otherwise, you just keep rotating among all the bad connections. CR, please fix your app.
I speak for many
by 163980**+&:&&*$ on 2019/10/31 23:46
I think this app is amazing for being free if you have a subscription to the the anime one. But there are many anime’s on that but few of them are on the manga app. I understand there is a little delay but if you want to keep up with Shonen jump then you are going to need to expand your selection. Thank you for reading this and hope that you take what I have said into consideration
Big pile of trash
by CalvinOTD on 2019/10/31 07:28
The app is completely broken. It maybe works 0.001% of the time.
It's ok but
by Oceaniawave lover on 2019/10/31 01:56
I don't like how it's locked after the first chapter I much rather buy manga and read them in real life so I don't have one chapter I love the anime app but this one it's the best is so annoying you get in to the manga then you have to stop
Please Address The Login Bug
by Anonymous546&;5 on 2019/10/30 03:51
Every single time I open the app I get an “authentication” message and says it’s not available. It’s been like this for WEEKS and I have deleted and re-installed like 12 times. I’m a have to read my manga elsewhere since Crunchyroll manga app isn’t working.
Solid foundation, but with too small a library.
by Anderjak on 2018/02/26 11:16
As a supplementary service offered au gratis with your Crunchyroll subscription, their manga service is pretty great. You get a no-nonsense UI with basic bookmarking and favoriting to keep up with your favorite series, and an interface that works well. As a proprietary service, it feels anemic. While there are notable works made available, like A-Jin, Seven Deadly Sins, and Arakawa Under The Bridge, the library is overall pretty small — especially when compared to the substantial collection on Crunchyroll’s primary anime and j-drama service. It also doesn’t have a particularly good storefront as a result. Since the library is so small, there’s no need for discoverability or genre classification — which, in and of itself, is a problem worth addressing should they ever expand its collection. However, new series don’t pop up on here often enough to inspire confidence. It’s great as a free offering to Crunchyroll, which is already a pretty hefty service, and you won’t run into low-quality art or amateurish translations like in free services, but it’s still got a ways to go in a market desperately in need of strong competition, and it starts with the library.
The biggest pain in my neck
by Kitty West Side on 2019/09/07 17:49
I have loved using the CR Manga app for a few years now with a lot—and I mean a LOT—of patience. I understand the app has a ways to go in improvements but honestly issues just kept getting worse and worse over time rather than improving. The amount of times the app would stay stuck on “Authenticating” forcing me to delete and reinstall is ridiculous. I’ve been forced kicked out of my account while I was reading manga because it suddenly didn’t recognize my account. Now it gets stuck saying there is no server activity. I should not have to be uninstalling and reinstalling this app this many times just to get caught up with my fave manga so far. Oof and don’t even get me started on the meager collection of manga available. It has some popular manga but come on, where are the bigger major titles of the season? Maybe we’ll get a bone thrown at us here and there but this is just making me want to just give up on this app altogether. I hope there can be some better improvements for the iOS version but so far, two stars is all it’ll get from me. :/
Still Broken
by supersaiyangoku196 on 2019/04/24 08:27
If you’ve been reading the reviews then you already know the issue. This authenticating/Infinite loading glitch has been happening well over a year now. I have also emailed them constantly, they continue to say they are aware of the issue and working on a fix and blah blah thanks for being a premium member. It’s pretty obvious they do not care. I’m currently on my second phone, my iPhone X and this problem started on my old 6S and it persisted into my new. It also doesn’t help that their regular anime watching app is also broken beyond belief on my X. They refuse to actually pay and get proper programmers to fix the problem with these consistent loading issues that is plaguing their apps. I’ve had it with crunchyroll I’m switching over to VRV as well subscribing to Comixology because as far as I’m concerned they have a wide selection of not only Japanese manga but regular American comics. Could probably cost a little more than crunchyroll subscription but at least I am getting quality for the money I am paying for and not some dumb PR email that’s copy and pasted every time crunchyroll gets a support problem.
WAY to restricted
by McShrinkins on 2018/10/26 20:08
This app is a good concept, but has some major flaws. First of all, the free content. There simply isn't enough to be worth your time at only one chapter per series being free. Second of all the selection. There is a noticeable lack of popular and classic manga series that are much more accessible and free on other sources outside of this app. Lastly, the required membership. If you plan on getting more than one chapter available(sometimes none) be prepared to sign up for a membership to get any sort of fulfilling experience out of this app. As for suggestions, employ a similar formula here that you did for crunchy roll. Make the app free to use at the expense of some adds and pop ups. Have the paid membership get rid of adds and many through in early access or even original Japanese versions of manga. It would also be helpful, in my opinion, to include some older manga such as the dragon ball series to pull in more people out of nostalgia. Hope my thoughts were helpful, thanks.
Love Crunchyroll, hate their manga App
by Paul753 on 2019/09/04 03:24
For those that don’t read this whole review: Translations are top notch but the app is crap. Crunchyroll does spectacular anime and manga translation. It’s why I’m willing to cough up money for what I could get free with patience (anime) and good timing (manga). If I’m spending money, though, I’d love it if I could actually access the manga app on a regular basis with out it sitting at the “authenticating” screen, no matter what I do. On top of that, The category sorting is atrocious. I have no trouble sorting and searching their anime, so why the difficulty with the manga? If you can program one app well, it makes little sense as to why the other is so clunky and problematic. The last complaint is the least, namely that their manga catalogue is pitiful compared to their anime selection and often series are missing huge swathes. I respect that they might simply have not had the rights to series or portions there of, but it’s still a little frustrating by comparison to their anime. C’mon Crunchyroll. Let’s polish this app a bit.
I love this but....
by Nelsvic the weeb on 2019/02/23 05:47
This is a great app!!! Although we don’t always get the newest of manga. I hope the devs or people in charge can read this, but can y’all work on the authentication loop that happens to plague this app?!! I’m not the only one I’ve seen this on other comments, I just hope you release an update an app to solve this problem. I also hope you would focus on this app more, than just the video streaming one, because this app has great potential, imagine having a manga app they released the Managua translated the day of the Japanese version!!! This app would be wayyy more successful, anyways I love both of the apps so props on that! Thank you for your time and I hope you can fix the infinite authentication loop, I’m just trying to read some anime here :). —sincerely Me
Didn’t know I was a masochist
by head-desk on 2019/03/25 05:23
I’ve seen this app work and while the selection is sparse, I found some titles that are phenomenal. Outside of the selection there is also an issue where a couple of long running titles have a large chunk missing. You might see chapter 1 and then only the 60 (I didn’t actually count) most recent chapters. But even this would be workable if it’d let me get past “authenticating”. I’ve checked the forums and tried the solutions and while I’ve gotten this to work from time to time, it is so infrequent that I question my rationality every time I decide to go here for manga. This problem has been around for years and CR’s anime app doesn’t have this problem (at least for me) so I have to assume that this will isn’t getting fixed because it isn’t their bread & butter. No one signs up to CR just for manga access. This feature/app exist primarily to build out the list of features available at some membership tiers.
Uninstalling and reinstalling every few uses.
by Irratated person on 2019/03/13 04:00
I use the app to read a manga, close it, open it a few days later to read something else, now it’s stuck authenticating, restart app, nothing, restart phone, nothing, uninstall and reinstall, logs in fine, rinse and repeat for 3 months... okay maybe it hasn’t been updated in a while....... two years pass. Same issue...... fast forward to today. I left it logged off to keep from having to uninstall again and GUESS WHAT IT GETS STUCK AUTHENTICATING AFTER I LOGGED IN!!! This is RIDICULOUS how long has it been since an update??? I have been through three different phones and this app seems to have never been updated even for the X which means it’s at least a YEAR AND A HALF out of date. Will this ever update and allow me to read the manga I pay a subscription for on ANY device other than my computer? Or is there any plan to change the reader from REQUIRING adobe flash which is NOT ON iDEVICES?
Great app! Just needs some work…
by Words-To-Liv-By on 2017/11/16 22:41
I love reading manga and watching anime. The anime app is amazing, but the manga leaves something to be desired. The quality is perfect and even has a scene by scene guide instead just the while page. However, there is not very much manga on the app and you need to be a premium member to access most of it. It has a few of my favorite manga (including Fairy Tail and UQ holder) and I love reading them on my phone. As a premium member myself I thoroughly enjoy this app and I give it 4 stars, but if you aren’t a premium member you should go for a different app.
I do like this app, but?
by abrams2227 on 2019/03/25 05:08
I am really fond of this app and I have had it for a while now. Is easy to use and is updated frequently. But lately I have had this recurring Issue of it authenticating my account. But it will sit there and do this for ever if I let it. I’ll have signal or even with WiFi It still does it. But it will let me on one day then it won’t the next few. The next issue is I’d have down time and this is what I’d like do. It was great, and I read a lot of titles that interested me. But I don’t feel like it has enough honestly and some titles that were complete they aren't anymore and there’s been a few new titles here and there but as much as you would think with an app with premium member ship. But I still like this app, and if I’d give it 5 stars if not for these to issues.
An amazing app when it works
by joaquínSwishers on 2019/06/27 17:54
I’m sad to say this but I’m never able to use this app I’m trying hardest to get the attention of the people who can fix this app for I love Crunchyroll I’m a super fan premium member and I love being one all the other apps work tremendously well and I would recommend this subscription or any they offer to everyone wether you’re just getting into anime which is why it pains me to say this but the app never works I’m never able to login or get past the infinite Authentication screen which is a shame since there is so many well worth manga and exclusive manga on here to enjoy if someone out there sees this please try and fix this app it has so much potential
Disappointing, makes me thing about unsubbing.
by Durra Gaaz on 2019/02/28 15:41
I have several series I’ve been following using the manga app, as I found the experience of reading manga much better on the go rather than chained to my PC at home. The app is constantly getting in the way of that however, as it is frequently losing connection, failing to load new chapters, or getting stuck in an “Authenticating” hang that is so bad hat I have to delete and reinstall the app to make it work, more recently this has been happening so much that I can’t even get it to work once after a reinstall. Sad to only give it one star but the app is literally unusable the majority of the time. This was the last feature that is keeping me on a premium subscription instead of just using my partners VRV account for anime, and subbing to funimation instead to bring us more variety. Be nice to see bug fixes more than once a year or so...
Expect it to break every month
by ObsidianTeapot on 2019/09/04 15:48
The standard state of this app is broken, which is a shame. It works pretty well when I can log in and if you have a subscription there are some fun things to read. The problem is the bugs. There is a pretty common failure mode where it tells you its authenticating forever. Currently, the failure mode is server not found. Another time if you deleted the app and reinstalled every time you wanted to use it, you could get it to work. Another time the free users could use it, but the people with subscriptions couldn’t log in. When it’s broken there is no communication that the devs know about the break and no communication about an ETA for a fix. Sometimes its just broken for a day or two, sometimes the breaks last weeks, and the longest one I’ve seen (the one where it only worked for free users) was about 8 months.
Too Restricted
by 0vel0rd on 2019/04/17 21:05
The app is nice and all that, but I wish you could read more. Maybe have a system where you could read one chapter per week or day and start with five chapters per manga to kickstart everything. To make this easier to understand for others who may read this I mean that you start with five chapters in a manga and after a week you unlock another manga. I really feel that reading one chapter isn’t enough to let you get the feel of the manga that you’re reading. Also I’m having problems where I can’t load up the app, which is weird because I have really good wifi just about all the time, I even tried switching to mobile data. Also your update was a year ago and you need a major makeover for mobile the authentication loop is STILL HERE I’ve had this in my apps folder for so long now and I honestly just have up on it....
Missing basic features
by Gorzagh on 2018/07/06 05:00
I was having a nice day reading some Edens Zero when I came to a splash page (a page with panels that go across both pages spread out in front of you when you have the comic/manga in front of you). The reader being used in portrait mode, naturally, only showed one half of the page so I turned my phone to the side to view the whole splash page at once just like I would on any other comic reader. Instead of showing both sides of the splash page like any decent reading app would it showed the top part of one half of it. This is an extremely basic feature for any manga or comic reading app and it’s truly pathetic that one by as prestigious a service as Crunchyroll is missing it.
Always stuck on Authenticator screen!
by Sir. Elwes on 2019/03/20 04:32
Apps broke been broke, after about 3 months of the app stuck on the same screen I emailed support. They email me back thank me for being a premium crunchyroll member tell me it’s a known issue and it’s being worked on. I close the app and move on with my life. Fast forward to today. I wanted to read some manga open the app same fudging problem! This has been broke for long long long fudging time and crunchyroll support knows it’s an issue and it’s been broke for well over a year. AND ITS STILL NOT FIXED!!! This kinda sums up every experience I’ve ever had with crunchyroll support, they don’t fix anything just hope the problem goes away on its own and I’m starting to wonder why I keep giving them my money!?!??!!?! I may end up canceling my membership!
Great... when it actually works [UPDATED]
by Caterosarrows on 2019/01/19 17:19
I really like the app, but it's buggy as heck. It won't open a lot of the time, saying that it couldn't connect to the network when I'm hooked to very good wifi. There's also the issue of it crashing and not loading the next chapter. This issue mostly happens when loading the next chapter. I really wish this app worked better, since I like the selection that's available. They have quite a few bugs to fix for this to get better. Update: they took down most of the chapters of the mangas, leaving only the most recent ones. They used to keep every chapter, but now they don’t. Extremely disappointed to see how far this app has fallen.
Needs work.
by doggo_go_cronch on 2019/02/23 00:56
It’s a decent app for reading but doesn’t have some of the more popular series and has to delete certain series chapters because of licensing restrictions which can be very annoying, when you want to start a series and it starts at chapter 200. Also has an issue with starting up the app it says authenticating but stays stuck in that loop and doesn’t load anything. Also has been giving trouble when trying to log into my account. I know the email and password are correct because I’ve signed into my account with safari but it keeps saying my login is incorrect. Definitely has some major issues, there are better apps for reading manga out there.
You were the chosen one!
by Vagabond820 on 2019/05/01 17:42
I had such hopes for this app. But unfortunately, it has left me disappointed. You cannot login half the time. Their are broken images left and right in the mangas with no way of reporting these errors. Even those manga that do not have broken images do not fully load 10-20% of the time and often require a complete restart of the app to fix as it lacks a simple reload image option. The favorite system will save your titles but lacks a resume function so you need to hunt for the page if you close the app for to long. And it lacks anything as basic as a download to read offline mode so hope you have data or constant wifi access. It has become blatantly obvious that this is a minimum viable product that Crunchyroll has no interest in fixing or improving. They have your money and don’t care anymore. You were the chosen one Crunchyroll. But rather than destroy the industry, you joined them. Bring a valid and accessible legal option to the anime and manga industry, but instead you have left it just the same. I had such hope for you, but you broke my heart.
Major flaws that need to be addressed
by Manthrothro on 2019/03/11 16:50
So I like that I have manga included in my Crunchyroll subscription, and when I saw that they had a mobile app I was excited to download it. However, I’ve had many major issues with the app since I downloaded it, and it’s become incredibly frustrating. Sometimes the app gets stuck in the “authentication” step and I can’t get it to open no matter if I restart the app completely. The manga selection is fairly limited and they don’t have entire collections available; so if you are behind, you cannot catch up (legally). Overall, I love the idea of having manga available with Crunchyroll, but there are issues that need addressed. Thank you
Love the app, but recently broken
by HeyItsKjae on 2019/02/28 14:16
I love reading some of what Crunchyroll thinks are the best manga’s from Japan in this app. I am excited to wait every month for a new volume of a manga to come out. But recently, since Jan 2019, the Manga app has stopped working for me in general. I looked through forums and noticed the people had this problem way before I did. Some said to uninstall then reinstall the app to fix it. This did not help me, but instead made it to where it is stuck on the “Authenticating” screen. I’ve missed some volumes, and tomorrow is going to be March 1st, 3 months of no access to the app. Please crunchyroll, push an update that will fix the app.
Outdated, lacking basic features
by Ar7ific1al on 2018/12/16 11:46
I love Crunchyroll, but I really wish they would put more energy into this app. They seem to be neglecting their manga-reading members. This app is clunky and lacks basic features. The notification setting in the app doesn’t work; you’ll never ever see a notification for new chapters of your favourite manga. You may not even be able to use the app at all without uninstalling and reinstalling many times. The app very frequently gets stuck on “Authenticating” when trying to load the app, and the only solutions I’ve had work are to reinstall the app (and then log back on after launching the reinstalled app), or simply stop using it and try again hours, days, or weeks later to see if anything has changed. Crunchyroll, please give this app the attention it needs. Please. I don’t really like using third-party apps that deliver fan translated manga. UPDATE DECEMBER 15, 2018 App is still garbage. Hasn’t received an update. Haven’t been able to use the app since around March because of “authenticating” problem. I use MangaRock app now. Get it, it’s free. Stop supporting Crunchyroll’s broken garbage.
Connection issues
by TPKiii on 2017/10/08 04:54
This is a great way to legally read many series, WHEN THE APP WORKS. This app seems to have major connection issues, where it will work fine for a few chapters, then suddenly it can’t connect to the server. I’ll usually try to reconnect for a minute or two before I move on to something else, regardless of how absorbed I was by whatever series I was reading. If they could fix that, then it would be an amazing, nearly flawless app (my only other complaint being the lack of some major series that I can’t be too hard about because I’m sure they tried to get the license for them), but as it stands, I feel I have to give it a somewhat low rating.
Crunchyroll doesn’t care and it’s sad
by Infamous103 on 2019/02/04 10:18
Crunchyroll obviously doesn't care about updating their apps and that goes for their whole site so it’s no wonder that the manga app would be neglected for over a year. The app is outdated as mentioned by other reviewers and when running into the authentication you’re better off deleting the app and re downloading it if you want to use it because it’s never going to authenticate. Honestly it’s nice that Crunchyroll even provides us with free legal manga to read but that’s the only benefit I’m going to give them. Also maybe instead of creating an original anime they should first focus on their outdated site and apps. Idk just my opinion I guess overall 1 out 5 stars not enough effort but at least you tried.
Broken app
by Catgrl106 on 2019/05/27 00:22
So, I started reading a manga, finished a chapter, and it asked me to log in to continue reading. No big deal, I thought, I have an account this should only take a second. So I put in my info, and it starts doing a loading swirl, saying “authenticating”. After a few seconds I think, huh this is taking a while. After a couple minutes, I think, huh, it crashed. I close out of the app, swiping it closed to fully turn it off, and open it again. It’s still trying to authenticate, even though I haven’t pressed any buttons yet. I delete it and re-download, still can’t authenticate. I try putting the app on a different device, still can’t authenticate. I check the reviews. Apparently the app just doesn’t work? Lame.
App Barely Works
by EPMelodicAudit on 2019/03/11 16:22
I pay for a Crunchyroll subscription monthly, but this app seems to have little funding going towards maintenance. The app was last updated over a year ago, so it is still not optimized for iPhone X, which is slightly annoying because their main Crunchyroll app is (and this is the only app on my phone that has not been upgraded yet). Starting about a few months ago, every time I tried to use the app, the “Authenticating” screen would sit there forever and never load the app. Recently, I deleted and reinstalled the app, but now I cannot login, only sitting at the loading screen after typing in my login credentials. To put it simply, I cannot use an app that I pay for monthly. This is very disappointing.
Great. But occasional technical difficulties.
by ZorosTheSecond on 2017/10/30 19:06
An absolutely enjoyable app that makes reading manga easy and provides a decent catalogue to keep you interested. Perfect for breaks at work. It is smooth with good bookmarking and setting options, and easy to navigate. Technical difficulties however, are what keeps this from being a 5star. 1. “Authenticating” - sometimes the app will simply not load, and reinstalling it may or may not resolve this. 2. Minor, but page skipping can occur. Especially when going back and forth between pages or after moderate breaks between swiping to the next page; you will occasionally be directed to a page ahead of your proper destination. This can be identified easily by keeping an eye on the page number. If Crunchyroll can ever spare some staff to work out, at the very least the first problem, I’d be willing to give this app a 5.
Never works
by Gr1mwolf on 2019/12/27 12:45
The app itself is decent. The problem is that it never works. I used to have the authentication problem in which the app just refuses to start, maybe every other week. By this point though, I haven’t been able to use the app in months. So I uninstalled it. If this doesn’t deserve a 1 star review, then nothing does. The only way an app could be worse than NEVER EVEN STARTING would be if it somehow straight up harmed you, like by stealing your bank accounts. And Crunchyroll doesn’t even care. It’s been an issue for years, and they’ve done nothing to fix it. Their responses on the issue have been have been very unconcerned as well. They act like that with all their apps, across all devices. Wildly unprofessional.
THIS CANNOT CONTINUE
by Corgi the Crow on 2019/11/10 22:13
The app in and of itself is pretty good except when it decides to completely implode and somehow be unable to connect to the internet via cellular, WiFi or any other means. At first I thought it was just a one time thing until I restarted my phone only to have it happen again. And again. And again. Again again again again again again. I forcefully closed it and restarted my phone and forgot about it only to open it months later and have it do the same thing. Ironically it asked me to review the app but proceeded to also say it cannot connect. So here I am. I can’t imagine what made the application act in such a way and can rightly say I’m not particularly inclined to give it another chance.
Not working anymore
by FatTummy on 2019/03/19 09:55
This App has stopped working for me. I’ve deleted and reinstalled the app multiple times and the issues still persist. 1) I can’t login to my profile anymore. Whenever I try I always receive a login files prompt. 2) When I was able to login before my recurring problem was the app would go through a “authentication” process and not load the app. I had the app open for an hour and it still wouldn’t load. Please fix this problem.
Buggy and unusable
by kevinfodness on 2019/02/25 01:17
In nearly all cases, gets stuck on “Authenticating.” If you leave the app open and try coming back to it later, you often receive a 400 error, “bad request.” The only fix is to force close the application and hope you can reopen it without getting stuck on the authenticating screen. This is with a paid membership. The issue was reported several times in the forums and no fix has come out in several years of this being a problem. Notifications seem to do nothing, even though I have them enabled. I would like to be notified when a new chapter of one of my favorited series is available. Experience is so terrible that I am contemplating canceling my membership.
Hot Garbo
by JQ_twirl on 2019/02/21 03:03
Crunchyroll has been bugging me for a while with their lack of care for their product. I pay a subscription for quality media but in reality I only get about 50% of what I pay for. Every time I try to use the Crunchyroll manga app I’m met with a loading screen that says “authenticating”. Very rarely am I able to get past this screen without re-downloading the app. On top of that I can’t actually log into my account because every time I try to log in it says “Login Request Failed”, it doesn’t matter if I put the right password in. Pair that with a awful user interface and I just feel mad. I have good things to say about their anime app, but their manga app is hot garbage. C’mon Crunchyroll, I’m rooting for you. Sincerely, Crunchyroll subscriber
Would be 5 stars, if they would fix it!
by Shiro-Kei on 2018/12/30 03:57
Been using this app for a long while, loved it, so easy to use, I could make a queue, it would save my spot and when I moved to a new chapter it wouldn’t leave big screen. Then sudden the app stopped working, i let it go thinking it was glitching that day, came back a week later and still doing it, couple months later I finally emailed Crunchyroll about it and they said it was a known issue and they were working on a fix... that was almost a year ago now and still no fix. I am frustrated and annoyed that they don’t seem to be putting any effort into fixing their manga app, which was such a great app before this happened. Come on Crunchyroll, get your act together!
Needs “continue reading” feature
by NH all the way on 2019/11/02 02:15
It is nice to have the app as a way to gain CR manga access (which I was under-utilizing), but there are some features that are lacking. 1) The app crashes often when starting a new chapter if I swipe while loading. Please fix this. 2) The app lets you “heart”/favorite certain series, but there isn’t a “continue reading” feature for a given series. People used to use physical bookmarks to keep their place. The app needs to give a way to continue from the last read page.
Great reader, broken app.
by Miniarts on 2019/08/25 05:55
This app is one of my favorites for reading manga, especially with the added "guide" feature allowing me to swipe from panel to panel. The problem is that I, like many others, have succumbed to the infinite authenticating of death. Please Crunchyroll, this is a problem that has been known for years. Either fix it, or have other means of releasing your exclusive manga (cough cough Silver Nina cough cough). Edit: the 4.1.0 update has fixed about 85% of the problem, but it's still a shame it took this long to fix.
Small selection and crashes more often than not
by Spells a lot on 2019/08/06 03:14
I am dissatisfied with the app. It crashes multiple times daily for me so I end up redownloading it several times a week to try and finish the books I was in the middle of. It also does not have very many to choose from, especially compared to how many stories it has the anime equivalent for. Some stories are also incomplete, with them offering the first chapter and then skipping a volume and resuming on like the 30th chapter? I only use it because I have a subscription anyway and I would like to support content creators by using official services instead of pirating online.
I came to have a good time and it’s not happenin
by 2Chanez on 2019/04/25 14:49
I have a premium subscription to Crunchyroll for anime but saw there was manga so got excited. Within the last twenty minutes I’ve attempted to login, read one chapter, it tell me that I need to login, attempt to login five times, had to delete and then redownload the app and then instead of saying that it couldn’t log me in or something like that, it just closes the app whenever I attempt to open it. So had to delete and redownload and do all that over again. The one time it actually gave me an error message it said “internal server error”. Then it closed the app. So yeah. Pretty much the opposite of excited rn.
Decent manga app but few options
by VirginX on 2017/12/26 08:21
The biggest issue with this app is the few manga that it has. The way it works for iPad it also not good. Comparing this app to manga rock, a 5 Star app, brings to light the problems it has. But the app has potential, if this app starts bringing mangas that manga rock doesn’t have like Overlord, One piece, One punch man, a certain magical index, etc. Then it will became much better, minimum a 4 Star app. Guys stop spending in Japanese dramas, nobody like those, we members are only interested on anime and manga. Please show more love to this app and it will be great.
Premium content
by DarkWolfAJ on 2020/01/02 01:10
This app is great, but I don't have premium and 90% of this stuff only has a few chapters that are not premium. Why is this? It seems like you are focusing on your BIG fans that have premium, and not the middle schoolers that don't have parents that are willing to pay for a subscription. This is a big deal because I loved that AoT anime, and now I want to read the manga, but only chapter 1 is not premium. This app is great, but it's just better for non-premium people to go to a library. P.S.- add the One Piece manga.
This Needs to be Fixed
by Glitchy Mai on 2018/06/08 10:12
It can be a good app. It has a decent amount of mangas and is easy to navigate. But it never properly works. I can never even make it into the app to read, I’m always stuck with the Crunchyroll logo and the screen saying “Authenticating...”. I assure you that my app is up to date too. I had eventually given up on the app and came back, after months of not using it, to see if the problem was fixed, it was not. I’m still stuck on the same screen. Crunchyroll, if you want people to use and enjoy this app, I advise you to fix the problem. Because I’ve had enough of this.
Could be WAY Better!
by AquariusBat on 2018/05/11 12:59
It’s a decent app, but extremely lackluster when it comes to content... “CrunchyRoll: Unlimited Anime and MANGA straight from Japan!” False advertising.... The app only has a collection of 30 or so mismatched mangas. The only manga that seems to have all of its chapters is FairyTail. Either take down the app and WORK on the licensing issue, so y’know it doesn’t feel like our Premium is being wasted....or add COMPLETE manga chapters? It’s frustrating that you can only read the FIRST chapter of a manga and the next chapter is like chapter 53 or something. Guess I’ll have to figure out what happens ONLINE since CrunchyRoll isn’t providing it...oh well.
Very good app but...
by poopy sloopy on 2019/10/08 02:07
This app has potential along with help to read the manga and overall a nice selection on manga book to read all translated with full images. The only setback is that what they don’t want you to realize is that the app is mostly used as financial gain. Basically they will give you the first chapter of one of their mangas, then the rest of the chapter will be skipped till maybe the last 7. They do this to get readers interested and hopefully buy the actual manga it self in stores. So if you truly wish to read full manga series I don’t not suggest this app.
“System Error please contact us for help”
by AsianDingDong on 2019/11/24 03:25
So I downloaded both Crunchyroll and this app, and I made an account on Crunchyroll, and then when I tried to make on here it said “System error please contact us for help” and I didn’t know how to contact you guys so this is the only way I can ask you guys for help. So if you’re reading this please try to do something about it. PS: I love both of your apps. I would give it a 5* but there’s this error here so if you can fix it for me I would rate it 5* :)
That app that will authenticate forever
by Here's Johnny87 on 2019/02/10 16:59
I had this app on my phone for awhile and couldn’t remember why I didn’t use it that much. I tried to recently and remembered why. I was able to read a chapter before it asked me to log in. No problem, i have had a premium account for years. Tried signing in and got the “authenticating” screen. Waited a few minutes and nothing. Checked around on the internet and saw this is a common problem. Deleted the app and reinstalled, this was late last night btw. Tried to log back on and once again got the authentication screen. Force quit does not end this process. Thought I would wait it out. I accidentally fell asleep and when I woke up this morning I found that the app was still authenticating! Crunchyroll has good content. Like i said, I have been a member for years. But this app makes me question if they even care about their customers anymore. Don’t let your success go to your head crunchyroll!
Great content, but app could use some love
by rubergly on 2018/01/17 11:03
The app has felt neglected for the past couple years (still doesn’t natively support the iPhone 6 Plus resolution that has been available for... 3.5 years, not to mention the iPhone X screen size), and has had lots of connection issues (that have required deleting & reinstalling just to load anything), though hopefully the latest update fixes those. But it’s the most affordable way to read tons of great manga and some great series simulpub.
Ehhh...
by 😆😉😜💩😜 on 2018/08/11 19:48
Ok so, I have to say, crunchyroll manga has a great setup! It’s actually a pretty good app! Accept for one thing... there are no recognizable mangas!!! And that wouldn’t be a problem, accept for the fact that all of the mangas need premium to read! I have a library 5 minutes from where I live that is more convenient for finding manga than this app. I think this is a great app for the people who can afford premium, however I cannot and the library is free. I suggest that this app should be given at least a few more mangas if you want it to be worth paying for.
Pretty decent
by Studmaster9001 on 2017/09/05 05:18
Doesn't have every manga or even the manga for most the shows they stream. For something to kill a bit of time with or keep yourself entertained its pretty decent. I have gotten into quite a few interesting series that I would have never heard of or bothered with without the app. I usually use it when I'm trying to take things off my mind while in bed. Helps me switch my gears to sleep mode.
Unable to access ANYTHING
by Kaymy19 on 2019/04/25 14:34
I have been using Crunchyroll for a few years now. I enjoy my manga, I love to catch up on new anime, and CR has been the best at giving me that full experience. Until recent. The CR Manga app refuses to open. I have removed it from my device, and downloaded it again, and it would work until I logged on to access my bookmarked/favorited content and it would crash, only to restart the whole process. I don’t know if anyone else has ever had this issue, and I have done anything and everything I could to make sure it wasn’t an error on my end making the app just quit. I hate writing bad reviews but if the app is broken, it’s broke. Also- Nite that at the posting of this Review, the app hasn’t had a proper update in over a year. That just tells me that CR doesn’t care about their mobile consumers. Which I add is probably the most used item from a computer itself. Something needs to change CR. Until I see a new update on the CR Manga app, you have lost my membership.
Good but needs more
by Klynosti on 2018/06/23 16:47
Ok first off the anime app is amazing and i use it daily but the manga app I rarely ever use because it barley has any selection (at least in my opinion) and for things that it does have it will have the first chapter and then skip ahead, which forces me to go to untrustworthy sites just to read what i could on this app if it had it, overall its a good app it just needs more manga and for series that it already has should have all of it while keeping it updated, changes like that would bump this up from a 3 to a 5
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Get the hottest Manga titles directly from Japan with the Crunchyroll manga app! As soon as it hits newsstands in Japan, you can read the latest from hit titles like Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, Coppelion, and Space Brothers. With a Premium Membership: • View the entire series catalog anytime, anywhere! • Acquire full mobile support, including 'Koma-View,' which allows maximum scale per panel. • Unlimited reading access. • Read the latest manga immediately as it becomes available in Japan! This will be the Manga enthusiasts' one-stop-shop for all their Manga needs. Not available in select territories. Thanks for your understanding. ================= Check back with us for the latest updates and additions, here: crunchyroll.com/manga facebook.com/crunchyroll twitter.com/crunchyroll
Why
by moooncat on 2020/01/27 02:45
Why
Please help......
by marksofargone on 2020/01/23 21:54
Is there a reason why this app, never working like it’s supposed to. I’m not gonna keep paying $9 a month for something I can’t use.
Add update for new iPhones
by Jake.smith9 on 2020/01/23 17:21
Why does the manga app not utilize the full screen, but the anime app does? Please let me use the entire screen to read manga.
Amazing app! Well, that would be the case if it actually worked.
by UltraInstictBrandon on 2020/01/22 23:13
We pay every month for anime and manga but not being able to read manga on the go is aggravating. Fix this please.
Constant glitching
by Hairfreek on 2020/01/20 07:42
Would be a great app if it actually worked!
Do they even test this?!
by Reviewen Man on 2020/01/20 05:39
The app no longer functions properly. As in I can’t go from portrait to landscape. My I can scroll I can’t use the guide. And while I’m writing this review my letters are invisible. Don’t k ow if that had anything to do with Crunchyroll but I’m only able to type because my phone has auto fill.
No full screen reading
by SamBnjgrds on 2020/01/20 04:12
The app was perfect until it was updated and the reader now opens in a smaller window.
Can’t login
by SaltyArmyDad on 2020/01/19 07:42
Can’t login. Can online, can’t on app. *deleted devices on account page *deleted and re-downloaded app, still won’t work *pay for subscription and can’t access manga? WTF🤨
It WONT LET ME LOG IN
by willyozz on 2020/01/19 05:59
Literally just made me reset my password twice ! Just for it to say “ incorrect password “ again! Does anyone else have the same glitch???
Won’t sign in
by Kit6724 on 2020/01/19 04:54
Won’t sign in at all
Cannot login
by apersoniswhoiam on 2020/01/19 01:20
I am paying VRV subscription each month but i keep getting login errors. The error messages vary and sometimes it fixes itself after reinstalling or logging out. But i have tried all tht but it still keeps saying “Incorrect Login Information” which is impossible since I can login to the Crunchyroll app, just not the Manga app. Please fix this. I am so fed up and considering to cancel my subscription entirely.
Nope
by 6"?46!:@!, on 2020/01/18 22:37
App doesn’t work well often. There are weeks it works, but, mostly no.
Constantly doesn’t work
by CarguyintheUSA on 2020/01/18 04:38
I don’t think this app has ever worked right for me since it came out. I am a big Crunchyroll user and love watching anime but I don’t even bother trying to open the manga app anymore. It is always stuck authenticating and crashes.
Can’t log in no matter what I do
by itstoday on 2020/01/18 03:50
It’s hard to say more about the app when I’m not able to log in or reset my password. This app fails on the most basic ways.
Not very pleased
by OmarLx on 2020/01/17 22:05
I REALLY love the crunchyroll but the manga app is such a problem, it would never let me log in even though I’m premium?? And I know my logging info is correct but it never lets me log in.
Way too many bugs
by Bbagg on 2020/01/17 07:06
Recently changed my password and the app wouldn’t even let me re-log in. I had to delete the app and redownload it just to get back to the login screen. Now I can’t even log in. If you want to deal with constant bugs and a UI that looks like it was made for a fourth generation iPod touch, then go ahead and use this app.
No true full screen on iPad
by Jimmehxg5 on 2020/01/16 22:44
The app doesn’t open any manga in full screen mode, instead opening the page in a smaller box with rounded corners. It does nothing but make the size of the image smaller and the orange border from the surrounding UI becomes distracting. Just allow full screen reading to fill the whole screen.
No full screen page view =/
by k9d on 2020/01/12 08:03
I pay for Crunchyroll and want to support the imdustry so I won’t give it a low star review but what utter garbage
Finally Fixed
by Reviewer 001 on 2020/01/11 20:52
For the longest time, I couldn’t log in to this app. Now it’s finally working again. My only complaint is that I can’t view 2-page spreads. Other than that, the app is great.
Past chapters
by splitvision4 on 2020/01/10 16:40
We need to be able to see the past chapters
Authentication
by Blaaaaaaahtvgbf on 2020/01/10 15:59
App gets stuck on authenticating even after closed and re opened. Great when it works, but both their ups glitch up so often.
Things I don’t like
by ariematay on 2020/01/08 18:28
I don’t like when chapters disappear before I can read them.
Ok.
by Vgwdmvnuiefdvnerojfnvnegrhjk on 2020/01/08 08:26
Mine keeps saying it cannot connect to service when im on wifi. But the other app works fine?
Better manga/WEBTOON apps
by Captnhowdy86 on 2020/01/08 06:53
Tried multiple times and each time I open a manga app force closes due to connection error (not my fault everything I use works fine). I was trying to find an alternative to the two manga/WEBTOON apps I subscribe to already. Stick to video Crunchyroll you do well there. Thank you.
Kinda abandoned
by nenwenth on 2020/01/05 07:27
No support. Constant crashes and server errors. Known issues for over a year. Almost no updates to stories....can’t even read this review as I type it in app
ugh
by CaptainPlatt on 2020/01/03 19:20
bruh this doesn’t even have any good anime in it i’m tryna read demon slayer😡
Great content but unstable
by KevinInMD on 2020/01/03 17:11
I enjoy reading the selection of available manga, but on my iPad Pro (9.7”) running the latest iOS, I can’t read through more than two episodes/chapters before the app crashes (i.e. while reading Knights and Magic) which kills the overall enjoyment. It’s one of the key reasons I rarely use the app.
This is the reason it has four star
by eeeeeeeeeeeeeè on 2020/01/03 00:59
It has no JoJo
Would love this but..
by KDPATE on 2020/01/03 00:51
I’m honestly frustrated with Crunchyroll in general. Neither the other app, nor this works for me. This one won’t allow me to create an account in general. And the other won’t allow me to login after creating an account on my tv. Been dealing with this for well over a month and I’m over it:
Doesn’t work
by animebanjo1 on 2020/01/02 02:24
The app almost never works and you can’t get on.
Premium content
by DarkWolfAJ on 2020/01/02 01:10
This app is great, but I don't have premium and 90% of this stuff only has a few chapters that are not premium. Why is this? It seems like you are focusing on your BIG fans that have premium, and not the middle schoolers that don't have parents that are willing to pay for a subscription. This is a big deal because I loved that AoT anime, and now I want to read the manga, but only chapter 1 is not premium. This app is great, but it's just better for non-premium people to go to a library. P.S.- add the One Piece manga.
Fix it.
by Extryt on 2020/01/02 00:50
First, the loading problem. Second, it does not have much mangas, and last, it’s just bad.
Update the app
by prodbyrichie on 2020/01/01 17:48
Can we get better support for newer phones like the Iphone XR it just seems like the overall design of the app and the interface don’t fit on the phone
Manga is good as Anime
by Dante2545 on 2019/12/31 15:15
It’s holds my favorite manga!
Can’t read in full screen anymore!
by inter4ever_7 on 2019/12/29 16:39
Did no one test the latest update? Bug fixes that won’t allow me to read manga in full screen? I mean, come on.
Never works
by Gr1mwolf on 2019/12/27 12:45
The app itself is decent. The problem is that it never works. I used to have the authentication problem in which the app just refuses to start, maybe every other week. By this point though, I haven’t been able to use the app in months. So I uninstalled it. If this doesn’t deserve a 1 star review, then nothing does. The only way an app could be worse than NEVER EVEN STARTING would be if it somehow straight up harmed you, like by stealing your bank accounts. And Crunchyroll doesn’t even care. It’s been an issue for years, and they’ve done nothing to fix it. Their responses on the issue have been have been very unconcerned as well. They act like that with all their apps, across all devices. Wildly unprofessional.
Thought it would be better
by skylar*~~~ on 2019/12/27 01:00
It doesn’t even let me read it just freezes when I try to read a chapter
Meh
by Gameingspider on 2019/12/25 06:46
Most of it is romance or girl protagonist. Rising of the shield hero is there but only 4 chapters and seven deadly sins has the 1st chapter then moves straight in chapter 294. Most of the manga can only be read with premium (I have so I don’t care but might as well point it is $8 USD for the cheapest plan or $7.99 USD). Wish more action manga and get more chapters.
The bummer issues with it
by Noñitos on 2019/12/23 23:40
I really love the app and keeping up with my favorite manga but I haven’t been able to actually use the app for months and if I’m lucky it works but when I sign back it it stops working again and can’t find a server :-/ suggest just using the website. Doesn’t seem like they got anyone trying to fix this apps problems. Still love Crunchyroll tho just not this app anymore
not enough manga
by waffle teen on 2019/12/23 16:59
Need more manga like my hero more action and older readers interesting anime that will keep the readers entertained the reason why you only getting two stars focus on this app please crunchy roll the anime streaming part is great thousands over thousands probably is good enough right now
Needs Better iPad Pro Display Support
by TreyJohnsonMN on 2019/12/23 16:48
The UI needs to be adjusted to fit the entire screen of the various iPad Pro versions. This will fix the sizing and blurring which is currently happening. I also want landscape support so that I can read two pages at a time. On a side note, a genre search would also be much appreciated.
Bugs
by Firewis on 2019/12/23 05:30
Not my favorite manga app but the one I pay a monthly fee for the app looks nice but its got a bunch of problems currently I've been unable to use it for a few months because I’m stuck in an authentication loop
There is no good anime
by Menmaxknshin21 on 2019/12/20 18:19
There is know sign of Naruto are dragon ball z not even my hero academia are one punch man just stupid attack on titan and seven deadly sins
Still can’t connect to any servers
by Ezzac on 2019/12/20 05:50
No idea. But probably for the past year or two the app doesn’t ever load at all—I check it every now and again to see but nothing ever changes.
Always messing up
by Clockkitty on 2019/12/17 06:14
I pay for the premium account and this app always has problems. I wish the company would put bit more time into the manga app and not just the webpage.
Cannot Connect To Server
by Ilkia on 2019/12/12 04:59
Won’t allow me to open app even though my anime app works just fine. Have premium so it’s frustrating that this won’t work with me.
Does not live up to the Crunchyrollroll name
by animesatcher on 2019/12/10 05:49
This app has a rather limited library of manga. The servers are also consistently down leaving other manga apps to be desired.
Good
by kai738393 on 2019/12/08 20:56
This thing be yeet
Useless. Always “Could not connect to server”
by Troy0891 on 2019/12/08 14:14
I really want to love this app because I really want to read manga on my phone. But every time I launch the app I get and endless circle of “Could not connect to server. Check your network connection and try again.” Doesn’t matter if I’m home on my WiFi or out and about on my unlimited data plan.
Broken app
by Stickerclub on 2019/11/30 04:09
I loved the app. Please fix it.
Jojo
by Kamui2004 on 2019/11/30 01:45
So Crunchyroll has Jojo on the anime, which is nice. But I don’t see why there isn’t one for manga, and MangaZone! Doesn’t have color for Jojo manga, I hope it will change for Crunchyroll soon
It doesn’t work
by trtlman on 2019/11/28 17:44
It won’t open, it says it won’t connect to the network
Needs More Manga
by *Sp4rkz* on 2019/11/27 18:04
Great way to read manga but theres not enough series on the app to read
Login issues
by DartRasen on 2019/11/26 20:27
Every time I try to log in it tells me my information is wrong. I can log on to the video app but not this one.
When it wants to work
by mo@1995 on 2019/11/26 18:54
The app is great when it decides to work. But that’s the thing it never wants to work. I haven’t been able to use it for months. No update for iPhone X and above. It’s pathetic. Crunchyroll doesn’t seem to care. Good thing I can pirate them and buy paperback volumes when I need them.
Does not work!
by Chickenbutttttt on 2019/11/26 18:13
If you have an older IPhone don’t bother.
Love the app but...
by _LoveFrida on 2019/11/26 12:52
I use to love this app but it doesn’t work anymore. From what I’m hearing the developers won’t fix the problem so don’t even waste your time downloading it. Would be better off finding a new app for manga
Won’t let me log in
by AxP Xeno on 2019/11/26 04:57
I have been trying to log into the app for two days now.I keep trying to figure what wrong but it says i have the wrong password.But when i put it in on the website it lets me in.But when i try on the app it won’t let me log in saying i put int the incorrect information.
Can’t sign in at all
by Mike_971 on 2019/11/26 03:00
I’ve been trying for two days now to log into my manga app, I’ve sent the reset password to my email and it never showed( even though I can log into my crunchyroll anime account just fine) and now when I try to enter my email for the account I’m meet with” you do not have permission to do this” so now I’m literally locked out of my own account for no reason at all
Can’t log in
by Stephiethoughts on 2019/11/25 11:00
Won’t let me log in. Can’t change password and says I don’t have authorization?? I can log into main account just fine though....
Won’t let me login.
by Heyitshippie on 2019/11/25 05:11
Your app won’t let me login even when I type in my password right. I’ve changed my password twice and it still won’t let me login. It’ll let me login the anime app fine but the manga app won’t. And no it’s not my internet.
App doesn’t work
by jsao14 on 2019/11/25 00:39
Can even login or sign up for that matter. Emailed developer but it’s been several days and still can’t login so I’m deleting the app and trying someone else’s. Sooo I’m open to suggestions
Needs work
by Blooddragon50 on 2019/11/24 16:55
When this app actually works it’s a good place to read the latest chapters of your favorite manga. However for the past couple years I’ve had to uninstall and reinstall on a weekly basis due to the cursed “authentication loop”. It’s a real pain and should be fixed. The painful reality is that this app doesn’t get updated regularly. The last one as of this comment was 3 months ago. And the one before that was almost a year before that. So I’d suggest finding a better way to read those favorites until this app sees more support.
Don’t bother people
by Review guy 467 on 2019/11/24 12:50
Doesn’t let you login keeps saying incorrect information. I can login in just fine on the website but not here. Doesn’t seem to add chapters to the series they allow to read only a few they have. Been trying for while to get back on but it’s always a login problem or authenticating takes hours. Just don’t bother until this is fixed. Wish I could give -10 stars for terrible app.
Garbage
by J. J. Smith on 2019/11/24 03:35
The app refuses to authenticate. It us absolutely worthless.
“System Error please contact us for help”
by AsianDingDong on 2019/11/24 03:25
So I downloaded both Crunchyroll and this app, and I made an account on Crunchyroll, and then when I tried to make on here it said “System error please contact us for help” and I didn’t know how to contact you guys so this is the only way I can ask you guys for help. So if you’re reading this please try to do something about it. PS: I love both of your apps. I would give it a 5* but there’s this error here so if you can fix it for me I would rate it 5* :)
App doesn’t work
by Houoin Kyouma on 2019/11/23 11:56
The app basically doesn’t want to work. Every time I try and log in, it either tells me the request failed, or gets stuck in an infinite loading screen that I have to force close the app to get out of, and still doesn’t let me log in to read. It also fails to recognize my account information even when the main website and app do, and if I try and reset my password, it tells me I don’t have permission. All in all, this is a garbage app that is honestly not worth anyone’s time. Crunchy clearly doesn’t care about it, why should you?
Can’t login or signup?
by _trouble_logging_in_ on 2019/11/23 03:54
Dear Crunchyroll, I’m having trouble logins into my account, I have entered my login info and it did not register. (I’m using my Crunchyroll account from the anime app) And when I try to sign up it says in correct format. I tried signing up with 2 separate accounts and it has yet to function. Please help, Thanks
Errors
by Sydney595 on 2019/11/22 16:50
I can’t believe they haven’t resolved this issue. It won’t authenticate or the “Could not connect to the server please check your network connection” when there’s no issues. I’m just trying to read some manga man. That’s all. Hopefully they fix this. Cause otherwise it’s great when it actually works.
App is unusable
by Deinster on 2019/11/22 15:22
There are so many bugs that I have to delete the app and re download it many times. And then more than half the time I can not log into my account which therefore prevents me from accessing all the manga . There anime app is usually fine but their manga app has slowly just gotten worse to the point I can’t even use it anymore
Won’t let me log in
by Kyle Griffith on 2019/11/22 13:41
App won’t let me login in. It’s keeps saying that I have the incorrect login and when I try to change the password it says I don’t have access. Why am I paying for a premium membership when I can’t even use all the benefits. Please fix
Login Doesn’t Work
by ConorM97 on 2019/11/22 04:17
App hasn’t worked for months, wont let anyone log in even with their correct login info
Didn’t get the manga I was searching for
by emmas900 on 2019/11/22 04:09
I was looking for My Hero Academia but you do not have it. Can you please add more recent manga to the app.
Can’t login
by fool1602 on 2019/11/21 21:22
Keeps saying incorrect format
Error
by InZomboyaK on 2019/11/21 12:15
Idk what’s wrong with the app. Every time I try to sign in, I get an error message. It says sorry try again later or contact customer support. Then I go ahead and try to make a new account just for the manga. Still same message.
I can’t even sign into my Crunchyroll account which I’ve had for a year now
by @d H@t3r on 2019/11/21 08:22
Every time I try to sign in it tells me I have the wrong information, which I’m certain I don’t. How am I supposed to use an app the rejects my account?
Unusable
by Cmccccojrl on 2019/11/19 03:14
Cant login with what I have confirmed through the website and the anime app as the correct login info. Then after 30 attempts with the same info, it finally let me log in. This is my first ever use of this app and its been nothing but frustrating.
Used to be ok
by Der Baschti on 2019/11/16 02:13
But now it’s not working at all, simply can not connect to server. This app is dead :(
Bad just bad
by Gray star 98 on 2019/11/14 05:15
The variety of the mangas are awful cause I want to read Boruto’s mangas but they aren’t on there. Plus the app keeps crashing and the screen isn’t fully filled for the iPhone X. I seriously doubt they are going to fix this sooooo...... developers if you are reading fix this ASAP
Connection Issues
by Morrowind Remake on 2019/11/14 01:58
Can’t Connect on WiFi or Data. Can’t Connect Can’t Connect Can’t Connect. Been trying all day.
Broken
by Dread Lord CyberSkull on 2019/11/13 11:19
The Crunchyroll Manga app has been broken for a while now. It’s stuck on the authentication screen. I have to delete it, reboot my iPad, reinstall it and sign in again. And hope it doesn’t get stuck again on the authentication screen. It would be nice if (when it works) I could download manga for offline reading and get proper notifications of new chapters of series I follow. Underneath all this mess is something that could be quite nice if these issues were addressed.
The App Never works
by zvzzbzzdy on 2019/11/13 06:21
Who are developers for this app? Fire them all, get them some help or get rid of the app.
iOS 13 Dark Mode & iPhone X/XS/11 screen support??
by FlameXSilver on 2019/11/13 04:05
Great app, but please update it to support dark mode on iOS 13 and a more fitting screen for iPhones like X,XS & 11?
App get stuck on Crunchyroll sign when i open it
by Rod Wave on 2019/11/10 23:16
Please fix the connection error bugs and when i open the app i gets stuck on the loading page turning grey. Its very frustrating please fix it
THIS CANNOT CONTINUE
by Corgi the Crow on 2019/11/10 22:13
The app in and of itself is pretty good except when it decides to completely implode and somehow be unable to connect to the internet via cellular, WiFi or any other means. At first I thought it was just a one time thing until I restarted my phone only to have it happen again. And again. And again. Again again again again again again. I forcefully closed it and restarted my phone and forgot about it only to open it months later and have it do the same thing. Ironically it asked me to review the app but proceeded to also say it cannot connect. So here I am. I can’t imagine what made the application act in such a way and can rightly say I’m not particularly inclined to give it another chance.
Seriously
by treannec on 2019/11/09 10:07
When I can get the app to open it takes so long I am surprised I don’t have a longer beard than Gandalf’s. 90% of the time it just refuses to open at all
Hurry up!
by c a t o a la ehs on 2019/11/09 08:30
I’ve been wanting to actually use the app that I got but the authenticating glitch is too annoying.I can’t actually read manga on a manga app!
Good
by NvdXkaZnm on 2019/11/07 21:18
Nice app, has several different good titles such as Fairy Tail, Edenz Zero, some title I haven’t heard of but great manga The tenth prism. One downfall is that you can’t download manga. I hope they add that feature soon
Won’t work
by NicoleAdele on 2019/11/06 18:43
It just says it can’t connect to the server when my internet is fine. Literally useless.
On going bugs
by The O! on 2019/11/04 23:06
I have really enjoyed this app and the anime one as well, however for the last couple months whenever I try to open the manga app it gets stuck in an authentication loop and I am unable to login. I hope this can be fixed soon as I am falling behind on some series that I have been reading and would like to catch up.
Stability is not their priority...
by Chase1187 on 2019/11/02 12:52
If it was the app would work as intended and not have to delete and reinstall repeatedly to have a working product. Ridiculous!
Needs “continue reading” feature
by NH all the way on 2019/11/02 02:15
It is nice to have the app as a way to gain CR manga access (which I was under-utilizing), but there are some features that are lacking. 1) The app crashes often when starting a new chapter if I swipe while loading. Please fix this. 2) The app lets you “heart”/favorite certain series, but there isn’t a “continue reading” feature for a given series. People used to use physical bookmarks to keep their place. The app needs to give a way to continue from the last read page.
Has some glitches here and there
by 21353925274 on 2019/11/02 02:05
Ok so to be honest I was scrolling around for a manga app and downloaded but couldn’t sign up. Even though I wasn’t really able to read anything, seems pretty ok
Won’t Open
by CacktusJack🌵 on 2019/11/01 18:30
Doesn’t ever wanna open and constantly crashes
“Could not connect to server”
by ShadowNuke on 2019/11/01 01:12
Wrong. **Will not** connect to server. It appears the app is hardwired to expect just one of a huge number of available server connections. This means you have to wait for a properly connected client to disconnect, and then hope you win the server connection lottery for that one good connection. Otherwise, you just keep rotating among all the bad connections. CR, please fix your app.
I speak for many
by 163980**+&:&&*$ on 2019/10/31 23:46
I think this app is amazing for being free if you have a subscription to the the anime one. But there are many anime’s on that but few of them are on the manga app. I understand there is a little delay but if you want to keep up with Shonen jump then you are going to need to expand your selection. Thank you for reading this and hope that you take what I have said into consideration
Big pile of trash
by CalvinOTD on 2019/10/31 07:28
The app is completely broken. It maybe works 0.001% of the time.
It's ok but
by Oceaniawave lover on 2019/10/31 01:56
I don't like how it's locked after the first chapter I much rather buy manga and read them in real life so I don't have one chapter I love the anime app but this one it's the best is so annoying you get in to the manga then you have to stop
Please Address The Login Bug
by Anonymous546&;5 on 2019/10/30 03:51
Every single time I open the app I get an “authentication” message and says it’s not available. It’s been like this for WEEKS and I have deleted and re-installed like 12 times. I’m a have to read my manga elsewhere since Crunchyroll manga app isn’t working.
Solid foundation, but with too small a library.
by Anderjak on 2018/02/26 11:16
As a supplementary service offered au gratis with your Crunchyroll subscription, their manga service is pretty great. You get a no-nonsense UI with basic bookmarking and favoriting to keep up with your favorite series, and an interface that works well. As a proprietary service, it feels anemic. While there are notable works made available, like A-Jin, Seven Deadly Sins, and Arakawa Under The Bridge, the library is overall pretty small — especially when compared to the substantial collection on Crunchyroll’s primary anime and j-drama service. It also doesn’t have a particularly good storefront as a result. Since the library is so small, there’s no need for discoverability or genre classification — which, in and of itself, is a problem worth addressing should they ever expand its collection. However, new series don’t pop up on here often enough to inspire confidence. It’s great as a free offering to Crunchyroll, which is already a pretty hefty service, and you won’t run into low-quality art or amateurish translations like in free services, but it’s still got a ways to go in a market desperately in need of strong competition, and it starts with the library.
The biggest pain in my neck
by Kitty West Side on 2019/09/07 17:49
I have loved using the CR Manga app for a few years now with a lot—and I mean a LOT—of patience. I understand the app has a ways to go in improvements but honestly issues just kept getting worse and worse over time rather than improving. The amount of times the app would stay stuck on “Authenticating” forcing me to delete and reinstall is ridiculous. I’ve been forced kicked out of my account while I was reading manga because it suddenly didn’t recognize my account. Now it gets stuck saying there is no server activity. I should not have to be uninstalling and reinstalling this app this many times just to get caught up with my fave manga so far. Oof and don’t even get me started on the meager collection of manga available. It has some popular manga but come on, where are the bigger major titles of the season? Maybe we’ll get a bone thrown at us here and there but this is just making me want to just give up on this app altogether. I hope there can be some better improvements for the iOS version but so far, two stars is all it’ll get from me. :/
Still Broken
by supersaiyangoku196 on 2019/04/24 08:27
If you’ve been reading the reviews then you already know the issue. This authenticating/Infinite loading glitch has been happening well over a year now. I have also emailed them constantly, they continue to say they are aware of the issue and working on a fix and blah blah thanks for being a premium member. It’s pretty obvious they do not care. I’m currently on my second phone, my iPhone X and this problem started on my old 6S and it persisted into my new. It also doesn’t help that their regular anime watching app is also broken beyond belief on my X. They refuse to actually pay and get proper programmers to fix the problem with these consistent loading issues that is plaguing their apps. I’ve had it with crunchyroll I’m switching over to VRV as well subscribing to Comixology because as far as I’m concerned they have a wide selection of not only Japanese manga but regular American comics. Could probably cost a little more than crunchyroll subscription but at least I am getting quality for the money I am paying for and not some dumb PR email that’s copy and pasted every time crunchyroll gets a support problem.
WAY to restricted
by McShrinkins on 2018/10/26 20:08
This app is a good concept, but has some major flaws. First of all, the free content. There simply isn't enough to be worth your time at only one chapter per series being free. Second of all the selection. There is a noticeable lack of popular and classic manga series that are much more accessible and free on other sources outside of this app. Lastly, the required membership. If you plan on getting more than one chapter available(sometimes none) be prepared to sign up for a membership to get any sort of fulfilling experience out of this app. As for suggestions, employ a similar formula here that you did for crunchy roll. Make the app free to use at the expense of some adds and pop ups. Have the paid membership get rid of adds and many through in early access or even original Japanese versions of manga. It would also be helpful, in my opinion, to include some older manga such as the dragon ball series to pull in more people out of nostalgia. Hope my thoughts were helpful, thanks.
Love Crunchyroll, hate their manga App
by Paul753 on 2019/09/04 03:24
For those that don’t read this whole review: Translations are top notch but the app is crap. Crunchyroll does spectacular anime and manga translation. It’s why I’m willing to cough up money for what I could get free with patience (anime) and good timing (manga). If I’m spending money, though, I’d love it if I could actually access the manga app on a regular basis with out it sitting at the “authenticating” screen, no matter what I do. On top of that, The category sorting is atrocious. I have no trouble sorting and searching their anime, so why the difficulty with the manga? If you can program one app well, it makes little sense as to why the other is so clunky and problematic. The last complaint is the least, namely that their manga catalogue is pitiful compared to their anime selection and often series are missing huge swathes. I respect that they might simply have not had the rights to series or portions there of, but it’s still a little frustrating by comparison to their anime. C’mon Crunchyroll. Let’s polish this app a bit.
I love this but....
by Nelsvic the weeb on 2019/02/23 05:47
This is a great app!!! Although we don’t always get the newest of manga. I hope the devs or people in charge can read this, but can y’all work on the authentication loop that happens to plague this app?!! I’m not the only one I’ve seen this on other comments, I just hope you release an update an app to solve this problem. I also hope you would focus on this app more, than just the video streaming one, because this app has great potential, imagine having a manga app they released the Managua translated the day of the Japanese version!!! This app would be wayyy more successful, anyways I love both of the apps so props on that! Thank you for your time and I hope you can fix the infinite authentication loop, I’m just trying to read some anime here :). —sincerely Me
Didn’t know I was a masochist
by head-desk on 2019/03/25 05:23
I’ve seen this app work and while the selection is sparse, I found some titles that are phenomenal. Outside of the selection there is also an issue where a couple of long running titles have a large chunk missing. You might see chapter 1 and then only the 60 (I didn’t actually count) most recent chapters. But even this would be workable if it’d let me get past “authenticating”. I’ve checked the forums and tried the solutions and while I’ve gotten this to work from time to time, it is so infrequent that I question my rationality every time I decide to go here for manga. This problem has been around for years and CR’s anime app doesn’t have this problem (at least for me) so I have to assume that this will isn’t getting fixed because it isn’t their bread & butter. No one signs up to CR just for manga access. This feature/app exist primarily to build out the list of features available at some membership tiers.
Uninstalling and reinstalling every few uses.
by Irratated person on 2019/03/13 04:00
I use the app to read a manga, close it, open it a few days later to read something else, now it’s stuck authenticating, restart app, nothing, restart phone, nothing, uninstall and reinstall, logs in fine, rinse and repeat for 3 months... okay maybe it hasn’t been updated in a while....... two years pass. Same issue...... fast forward to today. I left it logged off to keep from having to uninstall again and GUESS WHAT IT GETS STUCK AUTHENTICATING AFTER I LOGGED IN!!! This is RIDICULOUS how long has it been since an update??? I have been through three different phones and this app seems to have never been updated even for the X which means it’s at least a YEAR AND A HALF out of date. Will this ever update and allow me to read the manga I pay a subscription for on ANY device other than my computer? Or is there any plan to change the reader from REQUIRING adobe flash which is NOT ON iDEVICES?
Great app! Just needs some work…
by Words-To-Liv-By on 2017/11/16 22:41
I love reading manga and watching anime. The anime app is amazing, but the manga leaves something to be desired. The quality is perfect and even has a scene by scene guide instead just the while page. However, there is not very much manga on the app and you need to be a premium member to access most of it. It has a few of my favorite manga (including Fairy Tail and UQ holder) and I love reading them on my phone. As a premium member myself I thoroughly enjoy this app and I give it 4 stars, but if you aren’t a premium member you should go for a different app.
I do like this app, but?
by abrams2227 on 2019/03/25 05:08
I am really fond of this app and I have had it for a while now. Is easy to use and is updated frequently. But lately I have had this recurring Issue of it authenticating my account. But it will sit there and do this for ever if I let it. I’ll have signal or even with WiFi It still does it. But it will let me on one day then it won’t the next few. The next issue is I’d have down time and this is what I’d like do. It was great, and I read a lot of titles that interested me. But I don’t feel like it has enough honestly and some titles that were complete they aren't anymore and there’s been a few new titles here and there but as much as you would think with an app with premium member ship. But I still like this app, and if I’d give it 5 stars if not for these to issues.
An amazing app when it works
by joaquínSwishers on 2019/06/27 17:54
I’m sad to say this but I’m never able to use this app I’m trying hardest to get the attention of the people who can fix this app for I love Crunchyroll I’m a super fan premium member and I love being one all the other apps work tremendously well and I would recommend this subscription or any they offer to everyone wether you’re just getting into anime which is why it pains me to say this but the app never works I’m never able to login or get past the infinite Authentication screen which is a shame since there is so many well worth manga and exclusive manga on here to enjoy if someone out there sees this please try and fix this app it has so much potential
Disappointing, makes me thing about unsubbing.
by Durra Gaaz on 2019/02/28 15:41
I have several series I’ve been following using the manga app, as I found the experience of reading manga much better on the go rather than chained to my PC at home. The app is constantly getting in the way of that however, as it is frequently losing connection, failing to load new chapters, or getting stuck in an “Authenticating” hang that is so bad hat I have to delete and reinstall the app to make it work, more recently this has been happening so much that I can’t even get it to work once after a reinstall. Sad to only give it one star but the app is literally unusable the majority of the time. This was the last feature that is keeping me on a premium subscription instead of just using my partners VRV account for anime, and subbing to funimation instead to bring us more variety. Be nice to see bug fixes more than once a year or so...
Expect it to break every month
by ObsidianTeapot on 2019/09/04 15:48
The standard state of this app is broken, which is a shame. It works pretty well when I can log in and if you have a subscription there are some fun things to read. The problem is the bugs. There is a pretty common failure mode where it tells you its authenticating forever. Currently, the failure mode is server not found. Another time if you deleted the app and reinstalled every time you wanted to use it, you could get it to work. Another time the free users could use it, but the people with subscriptions couldn’t log in. When it’s broken there is no communication that the devs know about the break and no communication about an ETA for a fix. Sometimes its just broken for a day or two, sometimes the breaks last weeks, and the longest one I’ve seen (the one where it only worked for free users) was about 8 months.
Too Restricted
by 0vel0rd on 2019/04/17 21:05
The app is nice and all that, but I wish you could read more. Maybe have a system where you could read one chapter per week or day and start with five chapters per manga to kickstart everything. To make this easier to understand for others who may read this I mean that you start with five chapters in a manga and after a week you unlock another manga. I really feel that reading one chapter isn’t enough to let you get the feel of the manga that you’re reading. Also I’m having problems where I can’t load up the app, which is weird because I have really good wifi just about all the time, I even tried switching to mobile data. Also your update was a year ago and you need a major makeover for mobile the authentication loop is STILL HERE I’ve had this in my apps folder for so long now and I honestly just have up on it....
Missing basic features
by Gorzagh on 2018/07/06 05:00
I was having a nice day reading some Edens Zero when I came to a splash page (a page with panels that go across both pages spread out in front of you when you have the comic/manga in front of you). The reader being used in portrait mode, naturally, only showed one half of the page so I turned my phone to the side to view the whole splash page at once just like I would on any other comic reader. Instead of showing both sides of the splash page like any decent reading app would it showed the top part of one half of it. This is an extremely basic feature for any manga or comic reading app and it’s truly pathetic that one by as prestigious a service as Crunchyroll is missing it.
Always stuck on Authenticator screen!
by Sir. Elwes on 2019/03/20 04:32
Apps broke been broke, after about 3 months of the app stuck on the same screen I emailed support. They email me back thank me for being a premium crunchyroll member tell me it’s a known issue and it’s being worked on. I close the app and move on with my life. Fast forward to today. I wanted to read some manga open the app same fudging problem! This has been broke for long long long fudging time and crunchyroll support knows it’s an issue and it’s been broke for well over a year. AND ITS STILL NOT FIXED!!! This kinda sums up every experience I’ve ever had with crunchyroll support, they don’t fix anything just hope the problem goes away on its own and I’m starting to wonder why I keep giving them my money!?!??!!?! I may end up canceling my membership!
Great... when it actually works [UPDATED]
by Caterosarrows on 2019/01/19 17:19
I really like the app, but it's buggy as heck. It won't open a lot of the time, saying that it couldn't connect to the network when I'm hooked to very good wifi. There's also the issue of it crashing and not loading the next chapter. This issue mostly happens when loading the next chapter. I really wish this app worked better, since I like the selection that's available. They have quite a few bugs to fix for this to get better. Update: they took down most of the chapters of the mangas, leaving only the most recent ones. They used to keep every chapter, but now they don’t. Extremely disappointed to see how far this app has fallen.
Needs work.
by doggo_go_cronch on 2019/02/23 00:56
It’s a decent app for reading but doesn’t have some of the more popular series and has to delete certain series chapters because of licensing restrictions which can be very annoying, when you want to start a series and it starts at chapter 200. Also has an issue with starting up the app it says authenticating but stays stuck in that loop and doesn’t load anything. Also has been giving trouble when trying to log into my account. I know the email and password are correct because I’ve signed into my account with safari but it keeps saying my login is incorrect. Definitely has some major issues, there are better apps for reading manga out there.
You were the chosen one!
by Vagabond820 on 2019/05/01 17:42
I had such hopes for this app. But unfortunately, it has left me disappointed. You cannot login half the time. Their are broken images left and right in the mangas with no way of reporting these errors. Even those manga that do not have broken images do not fully load 10-20% of the time and often require a complete restart of the app to fix as it lacks a simple reload image option. The favorite system will save your titles but lacks a resume function so you need to hunt for the page if you close the app for to long. And it lacks anything as basic as a download to read offline mode so hope you have data or constant wifi access. It has become blatantly obvious that this is a minimum viable product that Crunchyroll has no interest in fixing or improving. They have your money and don’t care anymore. You were the chosen one Crunchyroll. But rather than destroy the industry, you joined them. Bring a valid and accessible legal option to the anime and manga industry, but instead you have left it just the same. I had such hope for you, but you broke my heart.
Major flaws that need to be addressed
by Manthrothro on 2019/03/11 16:50
So I like that I have manga included in my Crunchyroll subscription, and when I saw that they had a mobile app I was excited to download it. However, I’ve had many major issues with the app since I downloaded it, and it’s become incredibly frustrating. Sometimes the app gets stuck in the “authentication” step and I can’t get it to open no matter if I restart the app completely. The manga selection is fairly limited and they don’t have entire collections available; so if you are behind, you cannot catch up (legally). Overall, I love the idea of having manga available with Crunchyroll, but there are issues that need addressed. Thank you
Love the app, but recently broken
by HeyItsKjae on 2019/02/28 14:16
I love reading some of what Crunchyroll thinks are the best manga’s from Japan in this app. I am excited to wait every month for a new volume of a manga to come out. But recently, since Jan 2019, the Manga app has stopped working for me in general. I looked through forums and noticed the people had this problem way before I did. Some said to uninstall then reinstall the app to fix it. This did not help me, but instead made it to where it is stuck on the “Authenticating” screen. I’ve missed some volumes, and tomorrow is going to be March 1st, 3 months of no access to the app. Please crunchyroll, push an update that will fix the app.
Outdated, lacking basic features
by Ar7ific1al on 2018/12/16 11:46
I love Crunchyroll, but I really wish they would put more energy into this app. They seem to be neglecting their manga-reading members. This app is clunky and lacks basic features. The notification setting in the app doesn’t work; you’ll never ever see a notification for new chapters of your favourite manga. You may not even be able to use the app at all without uninstalling and reinstalling many times. The app very frequently gets stuck on “Authenticating” when trying to load the app, and the only solutions I’ve had work are to reinstall the app (and then log back on after launching the reinstalled app), or simply stop using it and try again hours, days, or weeks later to see if anything has changed. Crunchyroll, please give this app the attention it needs. Please. I don’t really like using third-party apps that deliver fan translated manga. UPDATE DECEMBER 15, 2018 App is still garbage. Hasn’t received an update. Haven’t been able to use the app since around March because of “authenticating” problem. I use MangaRock app now. Get it, it’s free. Stop supporting Crunchyroll’s broken garbage.
Connection issues
by TPKiii on 2017/10/08 04:54
This is a great way to legally read many series, WHEN THE APP WORKS. This app seems to have major connection issues, where it will work fine for a few chapters, then suddenly it can’t connect to the server. I’ll usually try to reconnect for a minute or two before I move on to something else, regardless of how absorbed I was by whatever series I was reading. If they could fix that, then it would be an amazing, nearly flawless app (my only other complaint being the lack of some major series that I can’t be too hard about because I’m sure they tried to get the license for them), but as it stands, I feel I have to give it a somewhat low rating.
Crunchyroll doesn’t care and it’s sad
by Infamous103 on 2019/02/04 10:18
Crunchyroll obviously doesn't care about updating their apps and that goes for their whole site so it’s no wonder that the manga app would be neglected for over a year. The app is outdated as mentioned by other reviewers and when running into the authentication you’re better off deleting the app and re downloading it if you want to use it because it’s never going to authenticate. Honestly it’s nice that Crunchyroll even provides us with free legal manga to read but that’s the only benefit I’m going to give them. Also maybe instead of creating an original anime they should first focus on their outdated site and apps. Idk just my opinion I guess overall 1 out 5 stars not enough effort but at least you tried.
Broken app
by Catgrl106 on 2019/05/27 00:22
So, I started reading a manga, finished a chapter, and it asked me to log in to continue reading. No big deal, I thought, I have an account this should only take a second. So I put in my info, and it starts doing a loading swirl, saying “authenticating”. After a few seconds I think, huh this is taking a while. After a couple minutes, I think, huh, it crashed. I close out of the app, swiping it closed to fully turn it off, and open it again. It’s still trying to authenticate, even though I haven’t pressed any buttons yet. I delete it and re-download, still can’t authenticate. I try putting the app on a different device, still can’t authenticate. I check the reviews. Apparently the app just doesn’t work? Lame.
App Barely Works
by EPMelodicAudit on 2019/03/11 16:22
I pay for a Crunchyroll subscription monthly, but this app seems to have little funding going towards maintenance. The app was last updated over a year ago, so it is still not optimized for iPhone X, which is slightly annoying because their main Crunchyroll app is (and this is the only app on my phone that has not been upgraded yet). Starting about a few months ago, every time I tried to use the app, the “Authenticating” screen would sit there forever and never load the app. Recently, I deleted and reinstalled the app, but now I cannot login, only sitting at the loading screen after typing in my login credentials. To put it simply, I cannot use an app that I pay for monthly. This is very disappointing.
Great. But occasional technical difficulties.
by ZorosTheSecond on 2017/10/30 19:06
An absolutely enjoyable app that makes reading manga easy and provides a decent catalogue to keep you interested. Perfect for breaks at work. It is smooth with good bookmarking and setting options, and easy to navigate. Technical difficulties however, are what keeps this from being a 5star. 1. “Authenticating” - sometimes the app will simply not load, and reinstalling it may or may not resolve this. 2. Minor, but page skipping can occur. Especially when going back and forth between pages or after moderate breaks between swiping to the next page; you will occasionally be directed to a page ahead of your proper destination. This can be identified easily by keeping an eye on the page number. If Crunchyroll can ever spare some staff to work out, at the very least the first problem, I’d be willing to give this app a 5.
Never works
by Gr1mwolf on 2019/12/27 12:45
The app itself is decent. The problem is that it never works. I used to have the authentication problem in which the app just refuses to start, maybe every other week. By this point though, I haven’t been able to use the app in months. So I uninstalled it. If this doesn’t deserve a 1 star review, then nothing does. The only way an app could be worse than NEVER EVEN STARTING would be if it somehow straight up harmed you, like by stealing your bank accounts. And Crunchyroll doesn’t even care. It’s been an issue for years, and they’ve done nothing to fix it. Their responses on the issue have been have been very unconcerned as well. They act like that with all their apps, across all devices. Wildly unprofessional.
THIS CANNOT CONTINUE
by Corgi the Crow on 2019/11/10 22:13
The app in and of itself is pretty good except when it decides to completely implode and somehow be unable to connect to the internet via cellular, WiFi or any other means. At first I thought it was just a one time thing until I restarted my phone only to have it happen again. And again. And again. Again again again again again again. I forcefully closed it and restarted my phone and forgot about it only to open it months later and have it do the same thing. Ironically it asked me to review the app but proceeded to also say it cannot connect. So here I am. I can’t imagine what made the application act in such a way and can rightly say I’m not particularly inclined to give it another chance.
Not working anymore
by FatTummy on 2019/03/19 09:55
This App has stopped working for me. I’ve deleted and reinstalled the app multiple times and the issues still persist. 1) I can’t login to my profile anymore. Whenever I try I always receive a login files prompt. 2) When I was able to login before my recurring problem was the app would go through a “authentication” process and not load the app. I had the app open for an hour and it still wouldn’t load. Please fix this problem.
Buggy and unusable
by kevinfodness on 2019/02/25 01:17
In nearly all cases, gets stuck on “Authenticating.” If you leave the app open and try coming back to it later, you often receive a 400 error, “bad request.” The only fix is to force close the application and hope you can reopen it without getting stuck on the authenticating screen. This is with a paid membership. The issue was reported several times in the forums and no fix has come out in several years of this being a problem. Notifications seem to do nothing, even though I have them enabled. I would like to be notified when a new chapter of one of my favorited series is available. Experience is so terrible that I am contemplating canceling my membership.
Hot Garbo
by JQ_twirl on 2019/02/21 03:03
Crunchyroll has been bugging me for a while with their lack of care for their product. I pay a subscription for quality media but in reality I only get about 50% of what I pay for. Every time I try to use the Crunchyroll manga app I’m met with a loading screen that says “authenticating”. Very rarely am I able to get past this screen without re-downloading the app. On top of that I can’t actually log into my account because every time I try to log in it says “Login Request Failed”, it doesn’t matter if I put the right password in. Pair that with a awful user interface and I just feel mad. I have good things to say about their anime app, but their manga app is hot garbage. C’mon Crunchyroll, I’m rooting for you. Sincerely, Crunchyroll subscriber
Would be 5 stars, if they would fix it!
by Shiro-Kei on 2018/12/30 03:57
Been using this app for a long while, loved it, so easy to use, I could make a queue, it would save my spot and when I moved to a new chapter it wouldn’t leave big screen. Then sudden the app stopped working, i let it go thinking it was glitching that day, came back a week later and still doing it, couple months later I finally emailed Crunchyroll about it and they said it was a known issue and they were working on a fix... that was almost a year ago now and still no fix. I am frustrated and annoyed that they don’t seem to be putting any effort into fixing their manga app, which was such a great app before this happened. Come on Crunchyroll, get your act together!
Needs “continue reading” feature
by NH all the way on 2019/11/02 02:15
It is nice to have the app as a way to gain CR manga access (which I was under-utilizing), but there are some features that are lacking. 1) The app crashes often when starting a new chapter if I swipe while loading. Please fix this. 2) The app lets you “heart”/favorite certain series, but there isn’t a “continue reading” feature for a given series. People used to use physical bookmarks to keep their place. The app needs to give a way to continue from the last read page.
Great reader, broken app.
by Miniarts on 2019/08/25 05:55
This app is one of my favorites for reading manga, especially with the added "guide" feature allowing me to swipe from panel to panel. The problem is that I, like many others, have succumbed to the infinite authenticating of death. Please Crunchyroll, this is a problem that has been known for years. Either fix it, or have other means of releasing your exclusive manga (cough cough Silver Nina cough cough). Edit: the 4.1.0 update has fixed about 85% of the problem, but it's still a shame it took this long to fix.
Small selection and crashes more often than not
by Spells a lot on 2019/08/06 03:14
I am dissatisfied with the app. It crashes multiple times daily for me so I end up redownloading it several times a week to try and finish the books I was in the middle of. It also does not have very many to choose from, especially compared to how many stories it has the anime equivalent for. Some stories are also incomplete, with them offering the first chapter and then skipping a volume and resuming on like the 30th chapter? I only use it because I have a subscription anyway and I would like to support content creators by using official services instead of pirating online.
I came to have a good time and it’s not happenin
by 2Chanez on 2019/04/25 14:49
I have a premium subscription to Crunchyroll for anime but saw there was manga so got excited. Within the last twenty minutes I’ve attempted to login, read one chapter, it tell me that I need to login, attempt to login five times, had to delete and then redownload the app and then instead of saying that it couldn’t log me in or something like that, it just closes the app whenever I attempt to open it. So had to delete and redownload and do all that over again. The one time it actually gave me an error message it said “internal server error”. Then it closed the app. So yeah. Pretty much the opposite of excited rn.
Decent manga app but few options
by VirginX on 2017/12/26 08:21
The biggest issue with this app is the few manga that it has. The way it works for iPad it also not good. Comparing this app to manga rock, a 5 Star app, brings to light the problems it has. But the app has potential, if this app starts bringing mangas that manga rock doesn’t have like Overlord, One piece, One punch man, a certain magical index, etc. Then it will became much better, minimum a 4 Star app. Guys stop spending in Japanese dramas, nobody like those, we members are only interested on anime and manga. Please show more love to this app and it will be great.
Premium content
by DarkWolfAJ on 2020/01/02 01:10
This app is great, but I don't have premium and 90% of this stuff only has a few chapters that are not premium. Why is this? It seems like you are focusing on your BIG fans that have premium, and not the middle schoolers that don't have parents that are willing to pay for a subscription. This is a big deal because I loved that AoT anime, and now I want to read the manga, but only chapter 1 is not premium. This app is great, but it's just better for non-premium people to go to a library. P.S.- add the One Piece manga.
This Needs to be Fixed
by Glitchy Mai on 2018/06/08 10:12
It can be a good app. It has a decent amount of mangas and is easy to navigate. But it never properly works. I can never even make it into the app to read, I’m always stuck with the Crunchyroll logo and the screen saying “Authenticating...”. I assure you that my app is up to date too. I had eventually given up on the app and came back, after months of not using it, to see if the problem was fixed, it was not. I’m still stuck on the same screen. Crunchyroll, if you want people to use and enjoy this app, I advise you to fix the problem. Because I’ve had enough of this.
Could be WAY Better!
by AquariusBat on 2018/05/11 12:59
It’s a decent app, but extremely lackluster when it comes to content... “CrunchyRoll: Unlimited Anime and MANGA straight from Japan!” False advertising.... The app only has a collection of 30 or so mismatched mangas. The only manga that seems to have all of its chapters is FairyTail. Either take down the app and WORK on the licensing issue, so y’know it doesn’t feel like our Premium is being wasted....or add COMPLETE manga chapters? It’s frustrating that you can only read the FIRST chapter of a manga and the next chapter is like chapter 53 or something. Guess I’ll have to figure out what happens ONLINE since CrunchyRoll isn’t providing it...oh well.
Very good app but...
by poopy sloopy on 2019/10/08 02:07
This app has potential along with help to read the manga and overall a nice selection on manga book to read all translated with full images. The only setback is that what they don’t want you to realize is that the app is mostly used as financial gain. Basically they will give you the first chapter of one of their mangas, then the rest of the chapter will be skipped till maybe the last 7. They do this to get readers interested and hopefully buy the actual manga it self in stores. So if you truly wish to read full manga series I don’t not suggest this app.
“System Error please contact us for help”
by AsianDingDong on 2019/11/24 03:25
So I downloaded both Crunchyroll and this app, and I made an account on Crunchyroll, and then when I tried to make on here it said “System error please contact us for help” and I didn’t know how to contact you guys so this is the only way I can ask you guys for help. So if you’re reading this please try to do something about it. PS: I love both of your apps. I would give it a 5* but there’s this error here so if you can fix it for me I would rate it 5* :)
That app that will authenticate forever
by Here's Johnny87 on 2019/02/10 16:59
I had this app on my phone for awhile and couldn’t remember why I didn’t use it that much. I tried to recently and remembered why. I was able to read a chapter before it asked me to log in. No problem, i have had a premium account for years. Tried signing in and got the “authenticating” screen. Waited a few minutes and nothing. Checked around on the internet and saw this is a common problem. Deleted the app and reinstalled, this was late last night btw. Tried to log back on and once again got the authentication screen. Force quit does not end this process. Thought I would wait it out. I accidentally fell asleep and when I woke up this morning I found that the app was still authenticating! Crunchyroll has good content. Like i said, I have been a member for years. But this app makes me question if they even care about their customers anymore. Don’t let your success go to your head crunchyroll!
Great content, but app could use some love
by rubergly on 2018/01/17 11:03
The app has felt neglected for the past couple years (still doesn’t natively support the iPhone 6 Plus resolution that has been available for... 3.5 years, not to mention the iPhone X screen size), and has had lots of connection issues (that have required deleting & reinstalling just to load anything), though hopefully the latest update fixes those. But it’s the most affordable way to read tons of great manga and some great series simulpub.
Ehhh...
by 😆😉😜💩😜 on 2018/08/11 19:48
Ok so, I have to say, crunchyroll manga has a great setup! It’s actually a pretty good app! Accept for one thing... there are no recognizable mangas!!! And that wouldn’t be a problem, accept for the fact that all of the mangas need premium to read! I have a library 5 minutes from where I live that is more convenient for finding manga than this app. I think this is a great app for the people who can afford premium, however I cannot and the library is free. I suggest that this app should be given at least a few more mangas if you want it to be worth paying for.
Pretty decent
by Studmaster9001 on 2017/09/05 05:18
Doesn't have every manga or even the manga for most the shows they stream. For something to kill a bit of time with or keep yourself entertained its pretty decent. I have gotten into quite a few interesting series that I would have never heard of or bothered with without the app. I usually use it when I'm trying to take things off my mind while in bed. Helps me switch my gears to sleep mode.
Unable to access ANYTHING
by Kaymy19 on 2019/04/25 14:34
I have been using Crunchyroll for a few years now. I enjoy my manga, I love to catch up on new anime, and CR has been the best at giving me that full experience. Until recent. The CR Manga app refuses to open. I have removed it from my device, and downloaded it again, and it would work until I logged on to access my bookmarked/favorited content and it would crash, only to restart the whole process. I don’t know if anyone else has ever had this issue, and I have done anything and everything I could to make sure it wasn’t an error on my end making the app just quit. I hate writing bad reviews but if the app is broken, it’s broke. Also- Nite that at the posting of this Review, the app hasn’t had a proper update in over a year. That just tells me that CR doesn’t care about their mobile consumers. Which I add is probably the most used item from a computer itself. Something needs to change CR. Until I see a new update on the CR Manga app, you have lost my membership.
Good but needs more
by Klynosti on 2018/06/23 16:47
Ok first off the anime app is amazing and i use it daily but the manga app I rarely ever use because it barley has any selection (at least in my opinion) and for things that it does have it will have the first chapter and then skip ahead, which forces me to go to untrustworthy sites just to read what i could on this app if it had it, overall its a good app it just needs more manga and for series that it already has should have all of it while keeping it updated, changes like that would bump this up from a 3 to a 5
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