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It's unfortunate but it looks like it's true., having been with the scanlation community for a long time, is closing.

Read more about it at their website here:

RIP You will be missed.
Posted by Manick on March 11th 8:07pm Comments ( 5 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
[Press Release] is now accepting works from outside of Japan
This was submitted to us here... some of you might find it interesting.

CuriousFactory, Japan’s biggest online product distribution site, is now accepting works from outside of Japan

HERNDON, VA ・March 9, 2007 - CuriousFactory today announced that, Japan’s most notable distribution portal site for Doujin and Indy products, is accepting works from outside of Japan. carries thousands of Doujin products such as Doujinshi, CG collection, game, novel, music, and utility tool. Due to the increasing interest from the creators and users outside of Japan, CuriousFactory and is now working together to accept works from outside of Japan.

Ayaka Hahn, the Director of CuriousFactory says, “ has a long experience in the field of online digital product distribution in Japan. They have been helping many creators to self-publish their works effectively. Recently the Internet allows the creators all over the world to share, distribute and sell their works. With trusted, experienced product download distribution service like, it is now easier than ever for individual creators to distribute and market products to reach the world audience”.

Characteristics of
  • In total, has more than 4,200 registered creators and productions, has more than 19,000 registered titles, and has sold more than 7,000,000 products to date.
  • There is no limitation to the product size that can be uploaded onto for distribution. (On average, each title is about 1 GB)
  • Once the creator registers his/her title, it is distributed on forever, unless he/she decides to terminate the distribution.
  • will take care of marketing, sales and distributing products in total so that creator can focus on just creating his/her works.
  • accepts products in various genre including General, R, and Mature (18+).
  • There is absolutely NO registration fee.

CuriousFactory will be the exclusive agent to handle products for that is submitted from outside of Japan. Creators outside of Japan are required to register with CuriousFactory’s distribution service in order for their products to be listed / distributed on

More details can be found at:

*’s server and administration company is located in Japan. Therefore, the service and use of is governed by and construed in accordance with Japanese law.

To register your product, go visit:

About CuriousFactory
CuriousFactory is a company which specializes in the field of Japanese subculture entertainment. Besides offering various BtoB services such as Product localization / translation / PR service, CuriousFactory focuses on the development of Western community and subculture entertainment industry where the contents and trend originate from Japan.
CuriousFactory Website:

About is administrated by EISYS,Inc., Japan. was one of the first company in Japan to provide a diverse array of Doujin items such as Doujinshi, CG collection, game, novel, music, and utility tool via online. All products are available in data format and can be downloaded instantly 24/7/365.
Posted by Manick on March 8th 11:06pm Comments ( 1 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Update on NarutoBuzz
We received this from a staff member of NarutoBuzz:

"For a previous release NarutoBuzz featured the work of another scantlation team (slighty touched up by us), we sincerly apologize for any confusion that we may have caused, we did credit the team however we apologize for not obtaining proper permission, NarutoBuzz will avoid such behavior in the future and sincerly apologize to the Scantlation Group whose work was featured. We also thank MangaUpdates for reconsidering our Ban and promise to be as Ethical as possible in the future. We have been greatly humbled by this experience and thank everyone for allowing us to further serve the Naruto Community."

As a result of this formal apology to the original scanlators, Mangaupdates will again report NarutoBuzz releases.
Posted by Manick on March 5th 3:42pm Comments ( 7 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Review
We have a new review for you today thanks to keiichirou!

Check it out here: Jadou Tenmou Yatan (Shounen Ai)
Posted by Manick on March 4th 10:47pm Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
It has come to our attention that this group is actually stealing scans from other scanlators. The original scanlators came and complained to us. After attaining proof of this, we first attempted to email the admin of this group, but since we have not gotten a response, we have decided to not allow releases from this group any further.

We're sorry for any inconvenience. Baka-Updates does not allow stolen scanlations to be shown on the site.

Posted by Manick on March 3rd 12:47am Comments ( 6 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Review
We have a new review for you today thanks to keiichirou!

Check it out here: Demian Syndrome (Romance, Shounen Ai)
Posted by Manick on February 14th 2:49pm Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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