[Updated] Manga Rock officially dead as reading scanlations no longer possible

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (published on Feb 13) follows:

Months after their official announcement, Manga Rock seems to be officially dead now. The scanlation site first announced shutting down in September 2019. This was immediately followed by removing the Manga Rock app on the Play Store and App Store.

However, some who already had the app seemed ta have been able to use the platform further. But just recently, Manga Rock posted an official announcement on their website the removal of all reading features of the platform.

Shut down announcement

The official announcement reads:

Hi all

As we announced previously, we have removed all reading features from the website.

Now when you visit each title’s info page, you can no longer read scanlations. Instead, we have added a feature that links each title in Manga Rock to an official content provider’s site (like Comixology, or viz.com etc.) where you can support the original authors and their work.

Disclaimer: We do not receive any referral fee from any of your purchases.

In the meantime, our team is still working hard on project “MR Comics” where we hope to make comics more accessible to everyone — we will share details with you soon.

If you have any questions or need help (membership, account etc.), please contact [email protected]

What’s next for Manga Rock?

Manga Rock may be officially dead. But as the announcement states, Manga Rock proponents are still working on MR Comics. This new platform is what they hope would allow them to continue in the manga business while supporting creators in the process.

This move may have inconvenienced a lot who patronize the Manga Rock platform, but it has inspired other scanlation sites to follow.

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Image credits: Mang Rock

Update 1 (April 22)

Alternatives for Manga Rock such as Mangazone and Mangadex rise. Head here for more details.

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Lambert Nathaniel

I am a university teacher who can't get enough of anime and manga. My class' group names are based on my favorite characters, especially from One Piece. I read manga or watch anime every chance I have. I started reading manga just a few years back and I was hooked the first day. I usually follow fan pages and am consistently given a Top Fan Badge. I also love baking and cake decorating and trying to make anime-themed cake designs.