Among the many wonders that the internet has provided us, the most important must be the ease with which it is to enjoy manga.
Recently, an app known as Azuki launched, providing access to a wealth of digital manga for fans to sink their teeth into. It costs $4.99 (or £3.60 for those of us in the UK) per month to unlock dozens of titles with no ads and access as soon as they are published in Japan.
But what are some of the best titles on this new manga service? Fortunately, I’m here to help you pick out where to start with the Azuki app.
I’ve talked before about how much I have enjoyed the anime, so of course I’m excited to have a look at the manga it is based on. It manages to avoid most of the pitfalls of most harem anime while still having the adorable, slice of life moments that I am looking for. It follows the story of five nearly identical quintuplet sisters who are hopeless at studying, and the tutor with the difficult task of trying to get them to pass their exams.
There is a real sweetness to the Quintessential Quintuplets, so if you do decide to take the plunge with the Azuki app, it is certainly a must-read title. Especially with the upcoming movie announced for release in 2022.
Attack on Titan
Few shows have had more of an impact on the anime fandom in the last few years than Attack on Titan, so seeing the entire run on the Azuki app is the perfect excuse to dive in without needing to purchase every volume.
This dark story, set in a land beset by man-eating giants that have laid siege to the last home of humanity, quickly became a mainstay at conventions and a hot topic among anime fans the world over. If you’re looking to relive your favourite moments from the anime or to check out this now iconic story and setting for the first time, this is your chance.
Few shows are as fast and loose with their own world-building as Fairy Tail. The story of a group of wizards who have banded together in a guild in order to take on more dangerous jobs and unlock the power of friendship has spawned a full anime as well as several movies. Better still, Fairy Tail is chock full of potential waifus, though of course I’m a bit partial to Erza myself. (Who isn’t? – Ed.)
The Azuki app not only has the full run of Fairy Tail on it but it also has the numerous spin offs and side stories, meaning that you can get your chaotic wizard fix without shelling out loads of money. It’s a win-win, really.
Your Lie In April
Not much needs to be said about this manga. Following a pianist who has lost his drive to create music, it explores loss and love and how the two can be entrenched in each other.
All thirty-six chapters of the manga are available on the Azuki app, so if you’re looking to have a good cry this is a great option.
My Dad’s the Queen of VTubers
All I know about this manga is the title and it already makes it to the top of my list. We here at Rice Digital love VTubers, so this is a no-brainer to include in this list.
You can check out all the manga available from Azuki on their website. The app is available for iOS and Android. If you’re not ready to take the plunge on the monthly fee, you can take advantage of the free thirty day trial instead.
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