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Download Links and Licensed Series
Due to some companies asking for the removal of download links, I have decided to remove all links for licensed series. Please do not report these download links anymore.

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Edit: You can still report these releases, but please do not include the download links.
Posted by Manick on October 3rd 10:32pm Comments ( 74 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Manga Underground Will Come Back!
silverado writes: As some of you know Manga Underground (MU) ran on I was notified by Wordpress that my site was suspended due to TOS violations. Our team will take the chance to create a new design for MU and use new technologies. You can help us finding a new host or by creating a new webdesign.

Contact form:

More news and updates can be found on jCafe:,1858.0.html
Posted by lambchopsil on September 30th 8:49am Comments ( 4 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Got Scanlation-Related News? We Need Your Help!
The scanlation world is biiig, while we do our best to catch most of the interesting news, sometimes it's easy to miss one or two (or a lot) items. So, if you come across something interesting, feel free to report them to us by submitting the news here!

Also to scanlation groups, feel free to send us news related to your group (as long as they're not recruiting posts or things like "we're starting/dropping this series!", etc.).

- Your friendly MU news team
Posted by Gum on September 29th 2:45am Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Manga Download Sites Featured on Japanese PC magazine
The latest issue of Windows 100%, a monthly Japanese PC magazine, ran an article on the various methods of acquiring manga raws from forums, websites, and blogs.

Sites featured in the article include jCafe, The Lurker, Manga Helpers, Ritual Scan Forge and more. A scan of the article can be found here.

Thanks to the news-submitter whose name was unfortunately lost due to a small accident
Posted by Gum on September 29th 2:39am Comments ( 7 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Dakku Manga has closed down
imp_boy writes: Dakku Manga has now closed its doors.
Posted by lambchopsil on September 25th 5:37pm Comments ( 3 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Photocopier That Can Translate Japanese? Mangaka Wedding, Interviews and More
Scanlation News

Photocopier that Can Translate Manga? According to Gizmodo, Fuji Xerox has developed a new photocopier that can scan an English document and then print a copy of it in Japanese or Korean. The photocopier can also work the other way around, translating from Japanese tp English...a new tool for scanlators?

SnoopyCool Returns The official site of SnoopyCool has been updated with a counter, which suggests that something will happen 40 days from now...according to this post, the group's site will be completely relaunched on October 31st.

Japan/China News

A Union of Mangaka: Yoshida Sensha and Risa Itou got married!

Koukoku no Shugosha Ends: Koukoku no Shugosha (Imperial Guards) by Daisuke Sato (author) and Yu Ito (artist) is ending in the October issue of Ultra Jump (9/19).

Moetan and Shana Manga Preview: Dengeki Kuro Maoh recently launched its official site, which features previews of the new Moetan manga as well as the new Shakugan no SHANA manga.

Manga Doing Well in Hong Kong: According to JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), manga is doing extremely well in the Hong Kong contents market, with around 60% - 70% comics publishing in Hong Kong being manga.

U.S. News

More E-Readers for Everyone: PW reports that Border plans to expand its relationship with Sony by offering more of Sony's e-book reader in its stores.

Interview Round-up: A brief round-up of recent interviews from various sites:
- Interview with author and translator Frederik L. Schodt (Animation Insider)
- Interview with Tokyopop Editor Tim Beedle (Newsarama)
- Interview with Japanime publisher Glenn Kardy (MangaBlog)
- Interview with Manami Iiboshi, VIZ Pictures's Director of Marketing (Variety)
Posted by Gum on September 22nd 1:51am Comments ( 11 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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