Manga

Manga Structure

A good structure would be:

Library Root
  ┖── Series Name
      ┠── Series Name v01.cbz
      ┠── Series Name v02.cbz
      ┠── Series Name v03.cbz
      ┖── Specials
        ┖── Series Name Omakes SP01.cbz
  ┖── Series Name 2
      ┠── Series Name 2 Vol.01 Ch.1.cbz
      ┠── Series Name 2 Vol.01 Ch.2.cbz
      ⋮
      ┖── Series Name 2 Vol.02 Ch.6.cbz

Manga Specials

Kavita treats multiple types of files as "Specials" and will group them in a separate tab in series detail. Special marker (SP) will be removed from the UI title, however is used when ordering.

An entity is considered a special when:

  1. A series can be parsed out of it, but no volume or chapter information is found.

    Library Root
     ┖── Series Name
         ┖── Series Name.cbz
  2. There are keywords in the filename like "Specials", "Omake" "OneShot", "Extra", "Art Collection", "Side Stories"

    Library Root
    ┖── Series Name
         ┖── Specials
             ┖── Series Name Omakes SP01.cbz
  3. To force a Special status, the filename can use SP01, SP02, etc.

    Library Root
    ┖── Series Name
         ┠── Series Name v01.cbz
         ┠── Series Name v02.cbz
         ┠── Series Name SP01.cbz
         ┖── Specials
             ┖── Series Name SP01 Special Name.cbz

Specials will fall back to the folder name for Series name. If you have a different name than the series files, then your special may not properly group.

Examples of Naming conventions supported out of the box

  • Noblesse - Episode 406 (52 Pages).7z -> Noblesse Chapter 406
  • [Hidoi]_Amaenaideyo_MS_vol01_chp02.rar -> Amaenaideyo MS Vol 1 Chapter 2
  • Transferred to another world magical swordsman v1.2 -> Transferred to another world magical swordsman Vol 1 Chapter 2
  • Okusama wa Shougakusei c003 (v01) [bokuwaNEET] -> Okusama wa Shougakusei Vol 1 Chapter 3
  • Goblin Slayer Side Story - Year One 025.5 -> Goblin Slayer Side Story - Year One Chapter 25.5
  • Itoshi no Karin - c001-006x1 (v01) [Renzokusei Scans] -> Itoshi no Karin Chapters 1-6
  • Beelzebub_53[KSH].zip -> Beelzebub Chapter 53
  • Killing Bites Vol. 0001 Ch. 0001 - Galactica Scanlations (gb) -> Killing Bites Vol 1 Chapter 1
  • And many more...

Supported but not preferred (v0.4.3 or higher)

└── Manga 2
    └── Vol. 1
        └── Ch.1 - Ch.3
            ├── 1.zip
            ├── 2.zip
            └── 3.zip