Hoopla Digital, the streaming service for books, audio, and video content available through many public libraries, has long been a valuable resource for budget-conscious readers who want to read comics, whether it’s sampling new material or staying current on ongoing series. Now the service has filled a huge gap in their comics catalog, as today hoopla rolled out the addition of manga to their streaming collection.

hoopla’s new manga landing page, within the Comics section of the app

The manga addition to hoopla also comes with an enhanced in-app reading experience. From the service’s announcement:

Understanding the importance of the manga experience, hoopla has updated its exclusive ActionView functionality to allow readers to be fully immersed in the action in the traditional order. hoopla’s unique ActionView brings comics, and now manga, to life by taking the reader through the story panel-by-panel, allowing them to view the intricacies of the art and take in the story at their own pace.

The launch of manga on hoopla includes a distinct offering of popular series including Berserk, Aria: The Masterpiece, Gunsmith Cats, Oh My Goddess!, and Path of the Assassin. At launch, hoopla’s manga offering includes content from Dark Horse Comics, TOKYOPOP, Fantagraphics, Titan Comics, and Ablaze Comics, with titles coming soon from Media Do International. Media Do’s initial content will include publishers Manga Classics, Saturday AM, UDON Entertainment, VAST Visual and more. The offering will grow quickly, with new titles being added weekly. By year’s end, thousands of titles are expected, as well as new partnerships with prominent manga publishers.

The manga catalog on hoopla is available to browse by category or genre.

The addition of manga to hoopla’s digital catalog enhances the appeal of an already very appealing service. The app already hosts comics from dozens of publishers from around the world, including all the major US-based publishers, with new titles added regularly (including not just new-release graphic novels and backlist books, but also new and recent single-issue releases for publishers like Image, Archie, IDW, and others).

Check out hoopla Digital’s manga library for free through your public library now.