The End of One Manga

OneManga.Com, the largest source of Manga Scanlations (scans of translated manga) at the net, is to take away all manga content from their website online.

The announcement become made all of sudden on Thursday (22 July) on the web page homepage, by One Manga’s webmaster, Zabi. He mentions the changing stance of publishers on scanlations, manga and his choice to comply with their desires.

Just weeks in advance 36 primary Japanese manga publishers and numerous American publishers had formed “a coalition to combat the “rampant and developing hassle” of scanlations”. Among them are publishing giants Square Enix, Viz media and Tokyopop.

The coalition concerns that scanlation web sites “now host thousands of pirated titles, incomes advert sales and/or membership dues at creators’ cost whilst simultaneously undermining foreign licensing possibilities and unlawfully cannibalizing valid sales.”

The coalition has additionally reportedly threatened legal action towards 30 scanlation web sites.

Square Enix have announced that it is to launch it’s very own on-line manga web page inside the fall, that allows you to be made available to visitors from North America and France. However, it’ll now not be loose as they aim to set up a “paid virtual distribution channel” to “higher serve the varied desires of its global customers”. Square Enix is fine regarded for the famous game collection Final Fantasy.

One Manga has been listed #935 in Google’s 1000 most-visited websites, which sourced its information in May of this yr. It states that One Manga acquired four.2 million particular visitors and 1.1 billion page views that month.

So is this the end of One Manga? Unlikely. Though the website will no longer provide traffic the translated scans which made them so popular, they do already have a thriving network forum with over a hundred,000 individuals. They also are ranked very fairly in lots of Google seek effects, which gives big capacity to increase a website geared toward the identical audience.

Among the titles which had been enjoyed by means of One Manga readers are Naruto, One Piece and Bleach.