Sep
21

The end of one manga

Onemanga.com, the largest source of manga scanning (scanning manga translated) on the internet, is to delete all manga content from their site.

The announcement was made suddenly on Thursday (July 22) on the site of the site, by a webmaster manga, zabi. He mentioned the change in the attitude of the issuer about scanning, and his decision to comply with their desire.

Only a few weeks before 36 Japanese manga publishers and several American publishers have formed a “coalition to combat” rampant and developing problems “from scanning”. Among them published Giants Square Enix, Viz Media and Tokyopop.

The coalition is worried about the scanning site “now โดจิน hosts thousands of pirated titles, generating income and / or membership contributions for the cost of creator while simultaneously damaging the opportunity for foreign licenses and illegally to the legal sales.”

The coalition also reportedly threatened legal action against 30 scanning sites.

Square Enix has announced that it will launch its own online manga site in the fall, which will be available for visitors from North America and France. However, it won’t be free because they aim to organize “paid digital distribution channels” to “better serve a variety of global customer needs”. Square Enix is ​​famous for Fantasy Final Series popular games.

One manga has been registered # 935 in 1000 Google sites that are most visited, which comes from data in May this year. It states that one manga received 4.2 million unique visitors and 1.1 billion page views of the month.

So, is this the end of one manga? It doesn’t seem like. Even though the site will no longer offer visitors, the translated scanning which makes it so popular, they already have a community forum that develops with more than 100,000 members. They also rank very high in many Google search results, which offer great potential to develop sites intended for the same target audience.