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Renta! is an eBook rental service for romance manga, allowing you to buy digital manga and read it on a variety of devices, while keeping your purchases in the cloud so there’s no need for you to download anything! It’s great for people using shared computers or who have nosy family members—there’s no need to hide files on your computer or password-lock anything other than your account on the Renta! website.
Using Renta is very simple: just register an account (using an email address, password, and a username) then check your inbox for a registration confirmation email. Click on the link enclosed, and off you go!
Once you’ve registered and logged in, you can browse through the manga you’re interested in, which is helpfully arranged in categories such as Yaoi, Sweet Love, and Spicy Love. Each category breaks down into more specific subgenres: for example, “Yaoi” includes themes such as “salarymen,” “showbiz,” or “college.” Many manga on the site include previews so you can get a free taste of what to expect from a particular title. Note that titles in the Yaoi, Spicy Love and Hentai categories are strictly for over-18s, so if you wish to view these titles, you’ll need to set your birthdate (which can’t be changed) to confirm that you’re old enough to look at restricted material.
Rentals are paid for with “R-tickets” which are available in a variety of denominations. Each ticket costs just over one US dollar (at the time of writing) and you can pay by Visa or Mastercard. The more tickets you buy at one time, the more you save in the long run. For example, buying 50 tickets will give you two bonus tickets; buying a pack of 100 tickets will give you five bonus tickets. Once you’ve purchased your tickets, you can then start renting manga. Simply click on the option to rent the manga for the period of time you would prefer. Depending on the title, manga can be rented for a specific period (48 hours) or indefinitely by using a few more tickets.
Renta! allows your profile to display titles you’ve viewed as well as a wishlist, so you can keep track of what you’ve looked at and manga you might wish to remember for a later date. Because you only need to log in to the website to view what’s on your “virtual bookshelf”, it’s an easy, accessible and discreet way to get your yaoi fix whenever you’re in need, provided you have access to the internet on your device.
It’s as simple as a few clicks, a credit card payment, then reading manga on demand. All Room 801: Mile High Club attendees will receive a free gift code for one ticket to try the service out; just check your showbag for the flyer and code!