manga-dlp - python script to download mangas


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A manga download script written in python. It only supports for now. But support for other sites is planned.

Before downloading a new chapter, the script always checks if there is already a chapter with the same name in the download directory. If found the chapter is skipped. So you can run the script on a schedule to only download new chapters without any additional setup.

The default behaiviour is to pack the images to a cbz archive. If you just want the folder with all the pictures use the flag --nocbz.

Currently Supported sites


Quick start

python3 \
          --url \
          --language "en" \
          --chapters "all"

With GitHub

git clone # clone the repository

cd manga-dlp # go in the directory

pip install -r requirements.txt # install required packages

# on windows
python <options>
# on unix
python3 <options>

With pip (pypi)

python3 -m pip install manga-dlp # download the package from pypi

python3 -m mangadlp <args> # start the script as a module
manga-dlp <args> # call script directly
mangadlp <args> # call script directly

With docker

See the docker README


usage: [-h] (-u URL_UUID | --read READ | -v) [-c CHAPTERS] [-p PATH] [-l LANG] [--list] [--format FORMAT] [--forcevol] [--wait WAIT] [--lean | --verbose | --debug] [--hook-manga-pre HOOK_MANGA_PRE]
[--hook-manga-post HOOK_MANGA_POST] [--hook-chapter-pre HOOK_CHAPTER_PRE] [--hook-chapter-post HOOK_CHAPTER_POST]

Script to download mangas from various sites

optional arguments:
-h, --help                                      show this help message and exit
-u URL_UUID, --url URL_UUID, --uuid URL_UUID    URL or UUID of the manga
--read READ                                     Path of file with manga links to download. One per line
-v, --version                                   Show version of manga-dlp and exit
-c CHAPTERS, --chapters CHAPTERS                Chapters to download
-p PATH, --path PATH                            Download path. Defaults to "<script_dir>/downloads"
-l LANG, --language LANG                        Manga language. Defaults to "en" --> english
--list                                          List all available chapters. Defaults to false
--format FORMAT                                 Archive format to create. An empty string means dont archive the folder. Defaults to 'cbz'
--forcevol                                      Force naming of volumes. For mangas where chapters reset each volume
--wait WAIT                                     Time to wait for each picture to download in seconds(float). Defaults 0.5
--lean                                          Lean logging. Minimal log output. Defaults to false
--verbose                                       Verbose logging. More log output. Defaults to false
--debug                                         Debug logging. Most log output. Defaults to false
--hook-manga-pre HOOK_MANGA_PRE                 Commands to execute before the manga download starts
--hook-manga-post HOOK_MANGA_POST               Commands to execute after the manga download finished
--hook-chapter-pre HOOK_CHAPTER_PRE             Commands to execute before the chapter download starts
--hook-chapter-post HOOK_CHAPTER_POST           Commands to execute after the chapter download finished

Contribution / Bugs

For suggestions for improvement, just open a pull request.

If you want to add support for a new site, there is an api template file which you can use. And more infos and tools in the contrib

Otherwise, you can open am issue with the name of the site which you want support for. (not guaranteed to be implemented)

If you encounter any bugs, also just open an issue with a description of the problem.


  • Make docker container for easy distribution --> Dockerhub
  • Automate release --> Done with woodpecker-ci
  • Make pypi package --> Done with release 2.1.7
  • Add more supported sites