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Otaku Apps: MangaSeed
E-books are becoming a common commodity for people who like to read on the go. You pull out your laptop or tablet while you’re on the bus, on a plane, or just lounging around the house.
That behavior isn’t lost on the Otaku though. Used to spending time in front of a screen, whether it’s torrenting an episode of your favorite hentai, or leaving a comment on your favorite artists work. Point is, this is nothing new to the Otaku.
With this likely in mind, the folks at NineManga came up with the MangaSeed App, available in the Google Play store (so it’s likely also available on the Apple App Store.) There’s not a lot to say, on MangaSeed aside from the fact it does a pretty good job of delivering what you’d expect.
There’s a wide selection of Manga to choose from, of varying genres from hentai (stumbled on one of those by accident,) Shonen, Shojo, etc. You can find a number of classic, modern, and unknown manga, and while it’s probably not the biggest library in the world, there’s likely something for everyone.
The layout can be a bit wonky at times, noticeably when you try searching or bringing up your favorites. Multiple items can sometimes overlap on the screen and make it difficult to see what you’re typing. It’s also not the most engaging app. It’s a bit bland, but I don’t suppose you’re meant to spend a lot of time inspecting the main pages on the app vs. the actual manga.
On the plus side, the team is growing their catalog of manga, so if they don’t have something there’s a chance they’ll get around to getting it and there’s still no shortage of reading material for the Otaku-on-the-go.
If you’re looking for reread an old favorite, try something new, or just have a little extra time to kill, MangaSeed is a solid go-to App. You can bookmark favorites, get information on what you’re reading before you download it, and their selection is pretty up to date.
Really enjoyed this app. I’m curious what other apps out their Otaku find interesting, so if you have any you’d like to see me test out and give my opinion on myself, feel free to suggest them! Thanks!