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It could have been five if not for common sense issues being resolved.
This is an amazing app with a library of incredible manga, and the $2 a month is an amazing deal. The only reason it didn’t achieve a five star rating from me was the lack of bookmarks making it a hassle to keep track of currently publishing manga and/or keeping track of what chapter you left off before closing the app. It would be great to have a favorites list where you can mark the mangas that you are following as well as a bookmark feature that allows you to tap the mangas name and it automatically puts you in the chapter and page you where reading. Also lately the chapters for MHA, Black Clover and other Friday published works are being published Sunday, this is a big problem because you guys are Shonen therefore why are pirated sites beating you to a punch in publishing speed? I have been spoiled of several chapters of MHA and Black Clover because of this. Other than these two big problems there’re several minor glitches of missing pages or pages not loading even if you are connected to strong internet meaning its a server info problem. If these issues are fixed i have no doubt in my mind that i will revise my 4star rating to a rightful 5star rating.
Its great to have all this manga but
I’m a heavy reader and can go through a series quite quick. What I would love is if the app could keep track of the pages I'm on for various manga. cause some series when I go to the next chapter I'm already on the last page and scrolling through 600 chapters just to get to one 18 page chapter it is pretty long and sometimes mid scrool the app will crash, kick me out, then forget what page I'm on leaving me with scrolling another 5 mins to chapter 20 out of 670 then in between chapters I’m given ads to buy a physical copy of the manga.I’m already paying for online service why would I buy a physical copy? I mean I can understand trying to sell the PBs but honestly. it is a nuisance I say again I’m already paying for online service. You are transitioning to online service a majority of your PB sales will drop its inevitable. I will say PBs will sell themselves with out constantly reminding your premium subscribers that they exist. Not saying every reader will strictly be online but in my opinion if I see a good series online a truly moving serialization I move heaven and earth for a PB in mint just to have on my shelf. End of rant
Few gripes, but overall solid
I recently subscriped to monthly SJ a few days ago, so I want to provide updates on things that would dramatically improve the quality of the app. - Bookmark feature: Unless you finish a chapter and know where you stopped reading, you constantly have to run through old chapters to see if you have read them or not. - Volume Cover Artwork: This is a small thing, but it would be cool to see the different volume covers when you switch from the end of one chapter to the beginning of another - More titles: The primary reason I purchased the subscription was to catch up on Tokyo Ghoul after being piqued by the anime series. While I am reading other series in the meantime, I hope more titles get added somewhere down the road. - Popular Manga section: Similar to different streaming services, it would be cool if SJ could create a section of different titles for people who are unsure of what they want to read, and possibly separate them by genre as well.
Fantastic service with some still needed QOL updates
$2 a month for a huge archive of shonen is too good a deal to pass up. They have all my favorites and I can even catch up on chapters as they’re released. The reading experience is pretty solid too, with zoom and jumping between pages. That said, there are some annoying aspects of the app I’d like to see worked on. For example, when “streaming” a series (reading without downloading) I’ve had trouble returning to the manga I was when I restart the app. There’s nothing on the home page to return to where I left off, and even on the browse / library pages my progress is totally untracked, so I have to remember what chapter I was on. There are also a number of bugs and crashes. I’ve been getting black screens as I read that force me to restart, as well as some blank pages that I’m not sure are intentional, and chapters have begun to act as if I’ve already read them—so I start off on the last page when I open them. I managed to briefly scroll to page -1 today, which crashed the whole app. Funny stuff! That said, I can live with the kinks, and hope they continue to improve a great core product.
Lack of features
I want to start this off by saying I love the new subscription service. It’s nice that I can support the creators of some of my favorite manga series; however, the app lacks a couple of vital features. The first feature missing is an indicator on where you left off in any given series. This is practically a must have in an app that contains multiple series with hundreds of chapters. The second feature missing is a “favorites” or “following” section. The only thing keeping me from having to re-search for all of the manga I want to read is whether I have it purchased or downloaded, but what if I’m not able/don’t remember to get on within seven days and download another chapter? All of my downloads will be automatically removed, and I will instantly lose track of everything I was reading. This is also a big inconvenience for those who don’t want to download anything, as they will have to search for the manga they want to read each time they open the app. Again, I love the fact that I can easily support creators for their hard work, but the features missing here are pretty much standard for other manga apps. In terms of organization, SJ’s only redeeming feature is it has a search bar...
Is the 2$ worth it?
This is a good app, the main reason I downloaded it is because the main licensed mangas like Naruto, One Piece, My Hero Academia, and One Punch Man are mangas you can’t read on an app like manga rock but isn’t worth the hassle to read on an online website. But with the 2$ subscription, you can read all these mangas( only the mangas under Shonen jump) but only up to 100 chapters a day. I get not being able to download a certain amount, but the fact that I’m paying for the subscription and I can only read 100 chapters a day seemed like a rip off: like they are trying to make sure you don’t speed through all the mangas and subscribe when in reality I just wanna binge all these mangas over and over again. So hopefully this changes but it’s almost pointless to have the free membership for this app, and then paying for it means that out of the about 50/60 titles that are provided by shonen jump: you can only read and download 100 chapters a day. I would say try to the free trial and see for yourself, but for me as long as there is a read limit I wouldn’t pay for the membership no matter how cheap it is.
Great Manga, Poor Reader
There’s no arguing that the amount of manga on offer her for $2 a month is a great value, and goes a long way to putting the putting the “pirate” sites out of business. That said, the reader software is incredibly lacking in features that are commonplace on the other “pirate” manga readers. The biggest fault is ZERO amount of tracking as to where you have left off on a chapter/series that you’ve been reading. Every time you open the app, you have to remember where you stopped. This isn’t a huge deal if you are only reading one series at a time, but with multiples? Forget it. There should definitely be a HISTORY tab on the bottom of the main menu screen. In addition, there should be CLOUD SAVES as to which series/chapters I’ve read, so that I can seamlessly switch between reading on phone and iPad. That aside, I would love for there to be a similar service available for SEINEN manga targeted at older readers, but I know that has nothing to do with this service and this particular app. With a few reader-friendly additions to the app here, I think it could definitely be bumped up to 5 stars.
Worth every cent spent!
First of all, if you keep up with many manga series currently running in Shonen Jump or published by viz, this app is worth a download even without the $1.99 paid subscription because the newest chapter of your favorite manga is released for free (with official translation) on this app every week! However, the value that is gained through the Shonen Jump $1.99 subscription almost makes it feel like stealing. You get access to every chapter of nearly every series SJ has to offer. Plus you can download and save up 100 chapters on your phone to be read offline. My only critique would be that certain series have gaps in the chapters available currently, but I can also see that these chapters are filled in at a fairly regular interval so I just have to be patient. All in all I like using this app, and I’ve found a lot of value in being a subscriber since the service’s release.
So good just needs a little more to be perfect
This app is great especially with there new features with simulcast and free chapters. I personally joined there subscription service which is pretty good for only $2 I can download the manga chapters but it Max’s at 100 chapters total of all the mangas. They have a great selection but there are a few missing. My only dilemma is that there’s now way to add manga you want to read to some sort of list and there’s no obvious sign of what chapters you’ve already read so you can find yourself checking around some chapters to try and figure out where you left off something as simple as graying out the chapters you’ve read or were reading would help a lot. Also the app can crash sometimes if I close my phone then unlock and try to keep reading which leads to the problem I mentioned earlier of trying to remember where your left off
A huge step forward for the medium
For starters, on value alone the $1.99 price tag is insanely reasonable and an incredibly high value for your money. A new manga fan couldn’t even hope to go through the catalogue in the foreseeable future. The vault is massive and amazing. Sure definitely missing some mainstays (HxH, Tokyo Ghoul, JoJo, etc) but what is there is comprehensive and somewhat overwhelming. Secondly the fact that all current manga chapters are free is an absolutely incredible ploy to keep the piracy crowd away from illegal sites. It’s honestly incredible that this was even able to be pulled off. Western comic book companies need to take notes. Print is dead (at least in its serialized format). People are still willing to buy trade paperbacks or in mangas case “volumes”, but the idea of shelling out 2-4 bucks an issue is in the past and the past is dead. DC and Marvel are gonna need to start playing catch up.
Great app some bugs....
Viz please add some of these features that I am listing because I feel they would greatly improve the reading performance. One bug I found is that the reader will basically become a slide show and I can’t do much besides slide and it may take some time to scroll to the next page. This generally happens whenever I turn off my phone. A thing you should add is a guided reading aspect. You can enable it and it scroll you through the ( I completely for got what they were called) the individual slides. I would also like it i the app remembers what chapter and page you left off on. The manga is great and I can’t believe how cheap it is. ( I have been reading The Promised Neverland if you need a recommendation) The app is overall great. I believe if these were added it would make the app even better! Thank you for reading my review!
BEST DEAL IN COMICS BUT STILL ROOM TO IMPROVE
Dollar for dollar, this is the best deal in comics. Great content. Great value. SUPPORT MANGA ARTISTS. I love this service. That being said, there are some problems with the rollout of the new version. It will flash a loading screen and then just a black screen until I reboot the app. If I try to back out from the black screen, it won’t load any chapters. The app would also greatly benefit from a bookmark feature. If they are encouraging me to read through One Piece or Naruto, which are hundreds of chapters long, they need something to help me remember where I left off. Also, a favorites function would help out a lot as well. So that way I can subscribe to my favorite manga and get notifications when they update. I’m confident they will come out with features that will make this app even better. This new version of the service just came out, so I expect more tweaks and upgrades in the new year.
Great value but the App needs improvement
Being able to catch up on the backlog of one piece and Naruto for this cheap is a great value and a perfect way to experience the series without resorting to piracy or spending hundreds on the paperbacks. However, there are multiple shortcomings in this app: * I’ve had multiple instances where I lost my ability to read the digital vault issues until I closed and restarted the app. * selecting the read next chapter option on the last page of a chapter, the next chapter will load at the last page, forcing me to scroll back to the first page before I start reading * the app doesn’t remember the last chapter you read unless you’ve downloaded it, so if you come back after a bit and forget which chapter you were on, you have to guess which one to read next
Manga reader must have
The interface is amazingly clean and easy to use. They let you read up to chapter three and most recent chapters of every manga on the app for completely free. The subscription fee is only $1.99 a month which is incredibly cheap for the amount of content you get. For the $1.99 a month you spend you can read literally any series and any chapter n the site including the most recent chapters released! Volumes cost more than double that for a single volume, but for $1.99 a month you can read 100’s to thousands of volumes. It almost seems unfair for them to give us all of that for such a small cost. My favorite app in the App Store I’d give it 10 stars if I could. P.S. The app DOES tell you what chapter you left off on when you select a manga. Those reviews are either old or they didn’t notice?
Promising, but far too buggy
The new model for Shonen Jump is exactly what I’d been hoping for a company to do for years; create a affordable, convenient alternative to the shadier online manga sites. Unfortunately, while the 2 bucks a month model they’ve set up is very reasonable considering all the content available, it’s iOS apps on iPhone and iPad are both fairly buggy. First off, I had problems originally with loading pages from a new chapter, and would have to scroll through a few black pages before getting the pages to load. I’d then try downloading the pages to see if that would fix the problem. It did, but instead of loading problems, downloaded chapters would have problems with pages from previous chapters replacing the correct pages in the current chapter. And in a baffling oversight, you can’t manually delete downloaded chapters, and instead must wait until they’re automatically removed after 7 days. Viz has a great model here, but a disappointing product.
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