I'd like to purchase the original Japanese manga in digital form but prefer in PDF format as I don't want to be tied down to using a particular website or even losing my purchased manga (I remember buying a digital manga a couple years ago but when I logged into my account recently it was no longer there.)

  • @JohnD that's mostly just a list of animes and mangas. Nothing about purchasing them. – user24016 Nov 1 '17 at 8:03
  • I do not think you can purchase manga in PDF format. The whole point of tying your purchased manga to your website account is to avoid redistribution. If you really want to save the manga to your own device, the only way is to save all the pages as images as you read them on the website. But even this is only supported by few digital manga sellers. – user23823 Nov 30 '17 at 6:02
  • You could buy them as epub and convert them to pdf – Doomenik Jan 23 '18 at 13:53
  • How about this website? comixology.com/Manga – Germa Vinsmoke Sep 23 '18 at 10:55

As far as I know, there are no raw, digital manga being sold in PDF format. You can convert them, however, using applications found in the Internet. Here are some sites I found that sell raw, digital manga (and there are more mentioned in the forum links I posted below):

  1. https://booklive.jp
  2. https://www.ebookjapan.jp/ebj/
  3. https://www.cmoa.jp
  4. https://books.rakuten.co.jp/e-book/
  5. https://sokuyomi.jp
  6. https://bookwalker.jp
  7. https://honto.jp
  8. https://www.amazon.co.jp

Where I found those sites above:

  1. https://www.reddit.com/r/manga/comments/3ekjyj/sites_to_buy_raw_manga_from/
  2. https://www.reddit.com/r/LearnJapanese/comments/212get/is_there_a_way_to_buy_legal_digital_copies_of/
  3. https://www.reddit.com/r/manga/comments/7hg7i6/best_legal_japanese_ebook_sites_for_raw_manga/

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