There was still a lot to do though. I wanted to present the club as something that was all inclusive. Originally, I had thought we might run it along similar lines as my online club which meant we would need to get more than one copy of which ever manga was chosen, and considering that that was an expense we couldn't afford, I had to find alternatives. On my own Samsung tablet I tried out a few different manga apps but settled on Manga Master.
For my lap top I tried out both Manga Blaze
and Comics Unlimited.
I like both apps, especially Comics Unlimited as I can read some pretty old comics (which is great for my research).
There is also, Mangareader.net an online resource for those who do not have access to devices or have an older computer without Windows 10.
I tried to cover all the bases so that any new member to Mangamaniacs! could read the manga I had hoped to cover.
It didn't quite work out the way I had hoped. Most students would prefer to read the actual volume rather than look at a screen (well...for reading a book that is), but the information is still handy, especially when we have gaps in our collection. I encourage students to have a look at these websites to fill in those gaps.
For myself I found these apps to be invaluable. To be able to read what book choices are made on my online group, and also to do research on whatever story might be chosen next for Mangamaniacs!
We haven't limited ourselves to just reading manga but looking at the Marvel and DC universes as well. Which is where Comics Unlimited has been very valuable. Last spring we did Infinity Wars for the month of May and it was a very interesting month, discussing various superheroes, right down to their origins. I got a lot from the experience as well as learning something new.