Manga Rock revealed on Sunday to the J-Cast News site that it intends to close down the administration. The administration’s site is as of now out of reach, however, the cell phone application stays accessible to download. The site and Facebook page for Hong Kong-based innovation organization Noizer Limited’s backup Not a Basement Studio, the Vietnamese organization that oversees Manga Rock, are additionally unavailable.
Not a Basement Studio told J-Cast News that Manga Rock began as a task when the staff was undergrads, and it assembled scanlations that were at that point discharged. The organization likewise stated:
Around then, we didn’t comprehend the manga business, and we didn’t know the starting point of the scanlations counting things without authority licenses. As time has passed, we have come to comprehend the harm being brought about by manga makers and distributors. In addition, as Manga Rock’s ubiquity expanded to an ever-increasing extent, the harm additionally expanded. In this way, we are profoundly considering our job in quickening the prevalence of scanlations, and we give our sincere conciliatory sentiments to the people in question, manga makers and distributors. Therefore, we intend to close down our scanlation site and application. We likewise prescribe that comparable scanlation destinations there are many closed down also. We are really upset about causing issues for the manga business.
Irodori Comics CEO On Takahashi posted a progression of Tweets in both English and Japanese last Tuesday condemning Manga Rock. Their Japanese Twitter string has gathered more than 60,000 retweets since its posting. In the tweets, Takahashi portrayed the Manga Rock application for Japanese speakers. The application is a district obstructed for clients in Japan. Not just does Manga Rock share unlawful sweeps of various manga arrangement, the application additionally has a paid membership administration that expenses US$4.99 every month. Because of this and the authenticity the application gains from being facilitated on the Google Play Store and the App Store, Takahashi contended that numerous clients of the application are uninformed that it is an unlawful administration.