What is KissManga?
KissManga is a valuable source for some people’s manga and Japanese literature.
Many people don’t have clue about what manga is, or the difference between manga and anime, though.
Manga is a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels. It’s mostly aimed at young adults.
Anime is a style of Japanese film and television animation. It’s mostly aimed at young adults, as well.
Manga is found in book/comic book form. However, it’s gaining popularity on the web.
The internet has given people the chance to share popular manga novels and create their own. This especially helps during a pandemic.
KissManga is one of the more popular loophole websites. It allows people to scroll through several manga books and series and read them.
The site even has lists of “New & Hot” additions, “Recent Additions”, and “Most Popular” additions.
KissManga has a sister site called KissAnime. KissAnime provides people with anime.
Together, has been satisfying fans and readers with Japanese literature and productions throughout its 8 years of existence.
However, KissManga and KissAnime are NO MORE.
Problems With the Sites
KissManga and KissAnime were shut down on August 14, 2020.
An official confirmation was sent out the day it was taken down. The statements were from the official support team on the KissAnime Discord. These were the statements:
Many users have been devastated by the recent turn of events. However, some have been discontented with KissManga’s quality and service for quite a while.
Ads and pop-ups were very agitating for users.
Readers would often experience ads and pop-ups that would lead to very shady and insecure sites. Many fans have complained, but it’s led to nothing.
Users would also experience glitches such as suddenly being sent to the home page while in the middle of reading.
Japanese parliament joined together on June 5, 2020. They revised and added new copyright laws. Their goal was to prevent illegal downloading of manga, anime, and other Japanese texts.
Special instances and minor offenses would spared from punishment. However, websites who profited from providing users with pirated content would be taken down.
These laws will go into effect on October 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021.
Is KissManga Shut Down?
Due to the lack of quality on KissManga and pressure from the Japanese government, KissManga and KissAnime were taken down in mid-August 2020, and, unfortunately, isn’t coming back.
There have been many attempts to access it, but none have been successfully.
Best Official KissManga Alternatives in 2020
KissManga and KissAnime will be missed and mourned by all of its fans and users.
With KissManga and KissAnime gone, people have been frantically searching for a new site to rely on. This list will give you the TOP 3 sites for manga and anime.
Viz Media: www.viz.com
Viz Media was founded in July 1986 in San Francisco, California by Seiji Horibuchi, and has grown in popularity ever since. It is now one of the most famous and credible sites that sells manga and anime.
Their website is organized and arranged in an engaging way. Viz has a wide collection of manga and anime content for people of all ages.
What’s best about Viz is that it sells both digital and literary content. Users enjoy the fact that Viz sends printed copies and provides episodes from several anime series.
This popular site also creates a community by allowing users to send in photos of themselves where they’re posted on their website’s “Fan Zone” gallery.
It has gotten (almost) nothing but great reviews about their content quality, website functionality, and accessibility.
The already successful website is now in app form with currently 17,000 users and climbing. You can get it at the App Store for FREE!
Watch how BookWalker was started and how it grew:
BookWalker is a manga-only site, similar to KissManga. What’s also similar is that BookWalker also has a sister site, Comicwalker, like KissManga with KissAnime.
This is also a Japanese site, so you don’t have to worry about it being removed; the same with Comicwalker. Both sites also have Japanese content.
What draws readers to this site is the number of new books that’s uploaded every week and month.
So, if you’re running out of stuff to read, this is the place to go. You will never run out of manga at this site.
They put newly added manga on the homepage, and they have a search bar to find your favorite manga.
However, BookWalker is still a bit unorganized. The website is filled with ads. The content is also somewhat “cramped.”
There have also been complaints about it freezing and being slow despite downloading the content.
However, there’s a reason why BookWalker is 2nd on this list, and you should give it a try. It wouldn’t hurt.
Get the app at the App Store for FREE right now!
ComicWalker is the sister site of BookWalker. This site specializes in providing people with anime rather than manga.
When you take a look at the site, it’s not that decorative. It’s kind of bland, but organized.
This website is easy to navigate, and the content, both English and Japanese, is easy to access.
The ComicWalker app has been available on PC and mobile devices since March 22, 2020, but I believe it’s only on mobile Android devices.
Best Non-Official KissManga Alternatives in 2020
This list provides you with non-official alternatives for KissManga and KissAnime. Some are even available in app form.
By non-official, we mean sites that may or may not meet the same fate as KissManga and KissAnime.
Not all of these websites are secure, and some can expose you to viruses and malware, like KissManga did on its site.
These are also websites that don’t pay the creators for the content and, instead, keep the money. The official websites pay the creators accordingly.
Make sure the creators get the income they deserve!
- Manga Reader
- Manga Top
*The bolded websites are also in app form
If you’re interested in the latest anime, then you’ll be interested in Season 2 of Ahiru No Sora.
You’ll also be interested in Season 3 of Noragami.