It seems like only yesterday we were reporting on the opening of the online manga portal, JManga, and now we hear that the site is scheduled to be shut down.
The site launched back in the Summer of 2011 as a way to combat the piracy that threatens the manga industry, bringing together 39 publishers from the Japanese Digital Comics Association. Now it’s all due to end on May 30th, 2013, customers with unused JManga Paid Points will be receiving Amazon gift cards as compensation.
The below is from the official statement released about the closure:
It is our deep regret to inform you that JManga.com will be concluding its retail and viewing services on May 30th 2013.
Below is JManga.com’s Service Termination Schedule.
JManga Point Distribution and Sales Termination:
March 13th 2013 at 11:59pm (US Pacific Time)
Digital Manga Purchasing Service Termination:
March 26th at 11:59pm (US Pacific Time)
Manga Viewing Service Termination:
May 30th at 11:59pm (US Pacific Time)
All JManga Members will be issued Amazon Gift Cards for use on Amazon.com as a substitute the amount of unused JManga Paid Points (*1) possessed at March 13th 2013 at 11:59pm.
Refunds will be processed between March 21st 2013 to March 25th 2013 (US Pacific Time).
For further details regarding JManga.com’s retail and viewing service termination, please visithttp://www.jmanga.com/urgent-message
As of March 13th 2013 at 11:59pm (US Pacific Time) JManga7.com has concluded its services. JManga7 Premium Members who signed up between February 14th 2013 and March 13th 2013 at 11:59pm (US Pacific Time) will be refunded. For further details regarding JManga7.com’s service termination, please visit the Jmanga7 FAQ athttp://www.jmanga7.com/
Did Japandaman readers use JManga? If you did, what did you think of it or these news?