Keeping our favorite manga series up to date can be a huge challenge, especially while the publications arrive and especially because of the tremendous economic expense that comes with getting all the volumes.
While the compilations arrive and we are making room in the portfolio, a great option is to stop by SLEEVE Plusa publishing platform Shueisha where you can read some of the biggest manga of the moment at the same time they are published in Japan.
Completely free, although with certain limitations
MANGA Plus can be enjoyed both as a web page and as a mobile application, and is available worldwide except for Japan, China, and South Korea. The platform has a system called “simulrelease”, with which you can read the publisher’s manga with translations in different languages practically as they come out in magazines like Shūkan Shōnen Jump or Jump Square.
Not all manga are available in all languages, especially depending on demand and popularity, but minimum yes they usually have translation in English and Spanishin case your Japanese is a bit rusty.
It must also be said that the limitations change a bit depending on the country. Specifically from Spain and due to the limitations of the licenses we cannot read the manga in full, If not, we only have access to the first three chapters to start with the story and the last three. So if we manage to catch up, we can access the new publications every week or every month for free.
The platform is constantly updated as the new chapters of each series are released and it is quite intuitive, and even allows us to create our own library with our favorites. If we enter each of the series, we also have the date and time at which the next chapter will be published so that we do not miss it.
Not only can you read new ones of the moment like ‘One Piece’, ‘Spy x Family’ or ‘Boku no Hero Academia’, but re-editions of some classics like ‘Death Note’, ‘Dragon Ball’ are also available. , ‘Captain Tsubasa’ or the first arcs of ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’, so we have reading for a while.
The downside is that the amount of content that can be read, at least from Spain, is very limited. Perhaps in the future the system will change with some type of subscription, so it’s time to be aware in case the publisher decides to open the library at all.