BOOK WALKER – Manga & Novels 17+

Read Manga & Novel eBooks


    • 3.9 • 317 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Read your favorite light novel and manga eBooks on the go or at home! BOOK WALKER Global is one of the most popular reading platforms for digital light novels and manga. Our Libary is growing weekly and includes over 30,000 English light novels and manga being offered from publishers like KADOKAWA, Yen Press, Kodansha Comics, Seven Seas Entertainment, J-Novel Club and more.

■V-Scroll Comics (Webtoons)
・Enjoy scrolling through our new V-Scroll Comics lineup, consisting of manga and comics in webtoon (vertical) format (FREE chapters available).
・Popular Titles:"The Devil Is a Part-Timer!!", "Bungo Stray Dogs", "Interspecies Reviewers" and more!

■Manga simultaneous publication (simulpub)
・Read chapters of selected titles (almost) at the same time as they come out in Japan! BOOK WALKER provides their users with a selection of simultaneous chapter releases for popular titles with weekly and monthly updates.
・Popular Titles: "So I'm a Spider, So What?", "The Case Study of Vanitas", "Goblin Slayer" and more!

・ Listen To Your Favorite Novels with our growing audiobook selection available on the BOOK WALKER App.
・Popular Titles: "Solo Leveling", "MONOGATARI", "Sword Art Online" and more!

■Exclusive short stories
・We have a selection of exclusive short stories provided only to BOOK WALKER users such as "Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Light Novel", "Min-Maxing My TRPG Build in Another World" and many more!

■Unique bonus content & giveaways
・BOOK WALKER not only offers users unique purchase bonus items, such as illustrations, but also holds regular giveaway promotions on social media with exclusive prizes, such as author signatures, BOOK WALKER coin, and more!

■Special Coin Back, Discount and Free eBook promotions
・BOOK WALKER hosts many types of promotions on a weekly basis to help users catch up with the latest series or discover all-time classics.
・New users will get an exclusive 50% Coin Back on their first purchase. (There is no limit to the amount purchased)
・Store-wide promotions will reward a great amount of BOOK WALKER coins.
・Theme promotions will help you to discover new series of all genres such as romance, comedy, isekai , fantasy and many more
・Title promotions provide limited-time bonus items to enjoy in the BOOK WALKER App.

■Earn coins with every purchase (1 coin = 1 JPY)
・Earn BOOK WALKER Coin every time you purchase eBooks during a promotion or based on your Membership Rank! Coins you earn can be used to purchase eBooks.

■Personalize your library
・The BOOK WALKER app has been renewed! Now it's easier than ever to create your ideal light novel and manga collection and take it wherever you go.
・Customizable "Cover Images" for your bookshelf
・Bookshelves can now display 1,000 books
・Display series together!

▼Popular Titles▼
"Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation"
"So I'm a Spider, So What?"
"That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime"
"Ascendance of a Bookworm"
"Trapped in a Dating Sims"
"Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro!"
"My Quiet Blacksmith Life in Another World"
"Please Put Them On, Takamine-san"
"Classroom of the Elite"
"Disciple of the Lich"
"How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom"
"Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World"
"Der Werwolf: The Annals of Veight"
"Min-Maxing My TRPG Build in Another World"
"I'll Never Send a Selfie Again!!"
"Failure Framer"
"The Eminence in Shadow"
"The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat"
"Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest"

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What’s New

Version 7.6.0

・Some minor modifications.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
317 Ratings

317 Ratings

Vassai ,

Current version auto-selects store based on UI language

I’ve used this app to purchase light novels and manga in Japanese for years. It used to be possible to select the Japanese language store even with the UI set to US English. However as of current version, the app automatically switches between Global and Japanese-language stores based on the device UI language. As far as I can tell, there is no way to set the language within the app (the language selection on login only affected the login/account pages)

Fortunately my existing purchases are still accessible within the app, and it’s fairly quick to switch iOS UI language nowadays so I can still purchase books in Japanese with some extra steps. But it does get me worried about future access. I hope this isn’t a precursor to dropping access to Japanese language ebooks for those of us living outside of Japan.

Developer Response ,

Hello, Sorry for the inconvenience.Since November 9th, 2022, you need to use internet browsers or change the language setting of your device to Japanese to access the Japan Store.
We take your comment seriously and will share it internally.

shakkahou ,

Inconvenient to get Japanese Version

Before, you were able buy the Japanese version of mangas and books in the app, but now they’ve made it complex. If you want the Japanese version in the app, you will need to change your device language setting to Japanese. Otherwise, you will need to use a browser and go to the Japanese store for Bookwalker. I don’t know why they made it more inconvenient to purchase the Japanese version. Could it not just be a simple option in app to default to a certain version of the store?

Previously, I would overlook the poor UI, slow load times, and crashes because this app allowed easy purchases of the Japanese versions, but now I would not recommend it. Until they bring back the ease of purchasing the Japanese version in app, I will just buy physical copies or look somewhere else. It’s strange how they would make it harder for people to buy their products…

Some good things is that it has a large category of mangas/books to buy. They also give you previews (like the first couple of page) so you can get an idea if it will be something you’d like. I don’t really get the bookshelf part of the app because it is easier to just view your library and organize it by series, title, or author. Reading is easy, plus you can zoom (useful if there is small text or using smaller devices). Searching and bookmarking is simple too.

Developer Response ,

Hello. Thank you for your comment. And sorry for the inconvenience about the app and store.
We take your comment seriously and will share it internally.

Nonjadude5186 ,

Removed language selection

I use Bookwalker for most of my manga and light novels but the "feature" where you have to either use the web browser or change your system language to access the Japanese store is frustrating. You used to be able to switch between them freely. It doesn't take long to switch your system language, and if you're reading Japanese books it's probably not too big of a deal to have it in Japanese permanently, but it's just an unnesseary step that makes the app slightly more hostile and gives benefit to any competition.
For the developer responder, having to swtich system language or operate outside of the app to use the app is not a fix, it's a hack. Please fix the issue.

Developer Response ,

Hello, Sorry for the inconvenience.Since November 9th, 2022, you need to use internet browsers or change the language setting of your device to Japanese to access the Japan Store.
We take your comment seriously and will share it internally.

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