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Eid Mubarak
Just wanted to wish all our Muslim people out there all Eid Mubarak.
Posted by mellowmut on October 12th 11:20am Comments ( 29 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Manga Site Offers Scanlation-like Service, Detective Conan Ending? and More...
New Rival to Scanlation?: A new site called Manganovel has been launched by Toshiba Corporation. The new service provides Japanese manga to its readers, who can then translate the manga into another language, either for free or for a small amount of fee as "reader-translators". Will this new service affect the world of scanlation?

Detective Conan to End? Goushou Aoyama hinted during an interview with Sankei Shimbun that Detective Conan (also known as Case Closed) may be ending soon.

Light Novels to be Adapted into Anime: Three of MediaWorks' light novel series will be animated. They are: "Alison" and its follow-up "Lilia and Trais" by Keiichi Sigsawa (author) and Kohaku Kuroboshi (illustrator), and "Wagaya no Oinari-sama" by Jin Shibamura (author) and Eizou Houden (illustrator).

Jump SQ Releases New Promotional Video: Jump SQ has updated its official website another promotional movie called "Burning!!!", downloadable versions can be found here.

11th Japan Media Arts Festival Nominees: The nominees for the 11th Japan Media Arts Festival has been announced, nominees for the manga category:

- "Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru" by Masakazu Ishiguro
- "Kayo-chan no Nimotsu" by Sumako Kari
- "Aria" by Kozue Amano
- "Yasashii C++ Part 2" by Takahiro Yonemura
- "Chimuchimu Parade" by Shiho Suzuki

Serialization Updates:

Ikki December issue (10/25)
- "Even a Monkey Can Draw Manga 2.0" by Kentaro Takekuma and Aihara Kooji

Morning No.45 (10/11)
- "Angel Bank -Dragon Sakura Gaiden-" by Norifusa Mita

Nakayoshi December issue (11/2)
- "Moonlight Himejion" by Moyoco Anno

Ribon December issue (11/2)
- "Hikari no Su he" by Fumi Eban
Posted by Gum on October 8th 12:31am Comments ( 15 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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.

Thank you.


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 ]
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