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30+ Manga Sites shut down

Discussion in 'Anime and Manga Forum' started by Drama, Jul 23, 2010.

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  1. Drama

    Drama Clubbed with The Big Club

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    According to a press release issued by Viz Media on Tuesday, the coalition's members include Square Enix, Viz Media, TOKYOPOP, Vertical, Inc., the Tuttle-Mori Agency, Yen Press, and the members of the Digital Comic Association: Akane Shinsha, Akita Shoten, ASCII Media Works, East Press, Ichijinsha, Enterbrain, Okura Shuppan, Ohzora Shuppan, Gakken, Kadokawa Shoten, Gentosha Comics, Kodansha, Jitsugyo No Nihonsha, Shueisha, Junet, Shogakukan, Shogakukan Shueisha Production, Shodensha, Shonen Gahosha, Shinshokan, Shinchosha, Take Shobo, Tatsumi Shuppan, Tokuma Shoten, Nihon Bungeisha, Hakusensha, Fujimi Shobo, Fusosha, Futabasha, France Shoin, Bunkasha, Houbunsha, Magazine House, Media Factory, Leed sha, and Libre Shuppan.

    I'm sure everyone already heard about Japan findng sites providing raws and translated versions of manga, but now a coalition has formed between U.S. and Japanese publishers to find both fan translations and scans of official English-print manga.

    The formation announced on the 8th, their target is 30 of these scanlation aggregator sites. MangaFox recently took down over 350 manga series which mostly belonged to Viz. It isn't the first, nor the last.

    Anime and manga fans have the same split views. Certainly, many fans are upset that it will be harder to read or even find manga online with such sites being shut down. These sites make discovering a manga they like easier and allow them to be able to keep up-to-date with the releases in Japan. They also allow for easy reference for internet discussions of certain scenes.

    It's very likely that sites we here use that are similar to MangaFox, such as OneManga, will be of the planned 30 sites.
     
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    Vocal サーベル 青 The Pit

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    aw..too bad.atleast onemanga forum will still be up.
     
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    I suppose, free raws there, even though their pictures taken w/ a camera often lol.
     
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    Very unfortunate, nevertheless people will find ways to read there manga,.
     
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