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Manga Reading Site JManga to End Service in May

posted on by Egan Loo
JManga7 already ends service; subscribers offered Amazon gift cards, refunds

JManga, a platform for reading legal manga online, emailed subscribers on Thursday to announce that it "will be concluding its retail and viewing services on May 30th 2013." It gave the following schedule for its service shutdown:

JManga Point Distribution and Sales Termination
March 13 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT)

Digital Manga Purchasing Service Termination
March 26 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT)

Manga Viewing Service Termination
May 30 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT)

JManga7, JManga's service with unlimited access, already shut down on Wednesday, March 13. JManga members with unused JManga Paid Points as of March 13 will be issued Amazon Gift Cards. JManga will process refunds between March 21 and March 25.

JManga launched in August of 2011 as part of an initiative by the Digital Comics Association, an industry group of 39 Japanese publishers. It became a worldwide service last year.

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