I thought that it was important to mention this here seeing as a lot of viewers are being shut down recently, OM being the second popular site to go (MangaToshokan being the first) along with its sister site 1000Manga.Originally Posted by Zabi on the main site
It pains me to announce that this is the last week of manga reading on One Manga (!!). Manga publishers have recently changed their stance on manga scanlations and made it clear that they no longer approve of it. We have decided to abide by their wishes, and remove all manga content (regardless of licensing status) from the site. The removal of content will happen gradually (so you can at least finish some of the outstanding reading you have), but we expect all content to be gone by early next week (RIP OM July '10).
So what next? We're not really sure at this point, but we have some ideas we would like to try out. Until then, the One Manga forums will remain active and we encourage all of you to continue using them. OMF has developed into a great community and it would be a shame to see that disappear.
Regardless of whether you stay with us or not, on behalf of the One Manga team, I would like to thank you all for your unwavering support over the years. Through the ups and downs you have stuck with us, and that is what kept us going.
As a certain Porky was fond of saying... That's all folks!
Time for me to go lay down and let this all sink in.
As far as people know MangaFox is staying for the time being because the main server is in China rather than the US or where ever the other sites were based; however, people aren't sure how long publishers are going to let this continue. They really are serious about having viewing sites shut down this time.
It's also thought that Scanlators are going to be targetted as well, but that's not entirely certain at this point in time.
Any more news is appreciated seeing as I'm off on holiday tomorrow night for a couple of weeks.
(I might still be online during that time, I'm not sure whether the place I'm going to in France has free WiFi or not ^^;;)