Ever since its debut in September 2009, Hajime Isayama’s dark fantasy manga series, Shingeki no Kyojin, aka Attack on Titan, has become a global smash. The manga’s popularity has only grown with its anime adaptation, plus a live-action film adaptation. Now, at 139 chapters and 34 volumes, Isayama’s manga series is now complete. That means new legions of fans can discover the series from the very beginning and read it until the end in a matter of months, days, or even hours. If you are looking to start fresh, or even just re-experience, the manga series, here’s a look at the five best places to read the Attack on Titan manga online!
Attack on Titan Plot:
In the world of Attack on Titan, what remains of humanity is in a city that’s besieged by gigantic man-eating creatures known only as Titans. Titans are large, powerful, and extremely hard to kill. After a group of Titans cause massive destruction in the kingdom of Paradis, young Eren Yeager vows to exterminate all the Titans and get revenge after the destruction of his home and the death of his mother. Eren and his adopted sister, Mikasa Ackerman, and his childhood friend Armin Arlert join the kingdom’s Survey Corps. to combat the Titans.
However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. After an encounter with the Titans, it’s shown that Eren has a mysterious ability to transform into a Titan and back to a normal humanoid form. Eren’s strange ability is connected to the truth of humanity’s post-apocalyptic nightmare, the Titans, and the world itself. This truth will shake the very foundations of the planet.
5 Places to Read Attack on Titan Online
PLEASE NOTE: This list is will only mention legal places to read the Attack on Titan manga series online. It’s not going to include unauthorized or unofficial outlets to read the manga for free without subscriptions.
Mangamo is a great, free-to-download resource for all your Attack on Titan manga-reading needs. The good news is that you do not even need a subscription to read the manga for free. With Mangamo, you are allowed to read four chapters of any manga every day for free without a subscription. That means you can read four chapters of Attack on Titan per day and finish the entire series in about five weeks for a grand total of $0.
Now, if you are less patient and want to start reading the full series as quickly as possible, the Mangamo subscription runs at $4.99 a month. For that subscription rate, readers have unlimited reading access to all the manga in the app’s library. So, you will have unlimited access to every chapter of Attack on Titan, plus all the other manga in Mangamo’s library.
The other great thing about Mangamo is that all the books are officially, legally licensed from Japan. This means by using Mangamo, you are supporting a user-friendly manga app, the original creator Hajime Isayama, and the publisher Kodansha. Supporting the original creators and publishers is not only the morally right thing to do, it helps advance future creations for stories and properties you enjoy.
- Four free chapters a day, no subscription required.
- Free to download.
- Only one low subscription plan. Little nonsense.
- You have to wait 24 hours for your free chapter limit to reset.
- Only available on mobile devices. No browser-based online reading.
The buy-in subscription price for Mangamo is $4.99. For that price, you have unlimited access to all the manga in the app’s library, and you can binge all the chapters as much as you want.
I really like the setup and layout of Azuki. It’s an official and legal place to read all 139 chapters of the Attack on Titan manga from start to finish, or in whatever order you choose. The website also allows you to read the first three chapters for free, while the rest are behind the premium subscription paywall.
Azuki has its own web-based browser, as well as mobile apps on iOS and android. The browser-based reader is very quick and easy to use. I like this website. It’s nicely organized and easy to understand, and it has a simple setup. It’s not hard to use or start reading the manga.
- Great browser-based manga reader.
- Free to download on iOS and Android.
- Simple, well-organized layout.
- Every chapter of the original manga is available in Azuki’s library
- Only three chapters can be read for free.
- The free chapters are ad-supported. Your ad blocker might make using this format difficult.
The premium membership for Azuki is $4.99 per month. For that price, every chapter of Attack on Titan and Azuki’s library is available to read ad-free on Azuki’s web browser and mobile devices.
Inkr is another official, digital, legal format to read every chapter of the Attack on Titan manga. While Azuki has a horizontally scrolling digital reader, Inkr has a vertical scrolling one, which isn’t bad. However, I don’t think the layout and organization for Inkr is quite as good as Azuki’s. Inkr also uses a digital coin currency. Besides the website, the Attack on Titan manga is also available for the Inkr app on mobile devices (iOS and Android).
- It has a decent browser-based digital reader for the manga.
- There are looks like a good number of free chapters on the mobile app.
- The plans and subscription options aren’t clear on the main website.
- It operates on a digital coin system which is a bit confusing.
- Organization and layout could be a little clearer.
Inkr’s paid premium subscription currently runs at $4.99 a month. It appears there’s a digital coin currency to unlock chapters as well.
What’s that? Yes, you can read manga on Crunchyroll now, including Attack on Titan. Crunchyroll isn’t just simulcasting anime, they’re also simul-publishing manga, and Attack on Titan is getting digital publication for Crunchyroll’s manga section. Crunchyroll and Funimation have now merged. Sony owns it, so everything is legal and above board.
- It’s another official, legal way to support Attack on Titan.
- The browser-based user interface is user-friendly, easy to read, and easy to use.
- Only three volumes are available to read for the manga right now.
- Only one chapter can be read for free.
Crunchyroll has three premium subscription plans: Fan at $7.99 per month, Mega Fan at $9.99 a month, and Ultimate Fan at $14.99 a month. Users also get a 14-day free trial option for each plan to see if they like it. All the premium plans include access to Crunchyroll’s digital manga library.
So, Comixology Unlimited was absorbed into Amazon. So, with Comixology Unlimited, you will get access to the Attack on Titan manga. Volume 1 is also available to read for free in digital format if you’re already an Amazon Prime member. Also, all 34 volumes for the Attack on Titan are now available on Amazon. Also, spinoffs such as Attack on Titan: Junior High and the Attack on Titan: Before the Fall light novels are also available.
- There’s a great selection.
- It has a good digital reader and user interface.
- The Comixology Unlimited subscription doesn’t give you unlimited, unfettered access to the entire manga.
- Only select volumes are readable through the subscription.
The Comixology Unlimited subscription runs $5.99 a month. It includes access to thousands of comics, graphic novels, and manga. However, you won’t get unlimited reading access to the entire Attack on Titan library for that price.
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