Jason Thompson’s latest House of 1000 Manga column evaluates Crunchyroll’s new online manga service. I appreciated the writeup, since it goes over the basics, including cost and selection, making it easier to decide whether it’s something worth paying for.
For me, the answer is still no, but that’s because I’m so backlogged on physical manga, and that’s my preferred format. (It’s a lot cheaper to risk reading print in the bathtub, for example, and easier to carry it around with you.) But I appreciate Jason’s thorough rundown, particularly his short reviews of the 12 titles the service launched with and his comparisons with Viz’s Weekly Shonen Jump digital manga magazine.Similar Posts: Shonen Jump Alpha Launches; Print Magazine Goes Digital § Viz Manga Now on ComiXology § Shojo Beat Ending § Viz Manga Android App Gives Away Shonen Jump Issues With Offers § Viz the Digital Publisher of the Year