[Updated] MangaOwl down or not working for many

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on June 14, 2022) follows:

Note: MangaOwl is an illegal website that distributes content without permission from authors. PiunikaWeb isn’t associated with MangaOwl or any alternatives to it. The report below is solely surrounding its closure.

If you like reading Manga, you must have heard about MangaOwl at some point in time. It is a website where people can read manga for free but isn’t legal and results in authors not being paid for their work.

That said, with an extensive collection of manga titles obtained illegally, and an ad-free reading experience it became a go-to destination for some individuals.

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However, many MangaOwl users are now reporting that the website is down or not working at the moment (1,2,3,4,5).

Some initially thought it was a problem on their end and tried resetting their internet connection, clearing browser cache, and deleting cookies but nothing seems to help.

Many are expressing their frustration on social media platforms like Twitter. Here are some reports from MangaOwl users for whom the website is down or not working.

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God I thought i was the only one.. i was about to cry when i cant access cuz mangaowl is literally part of my everyday life lol (i aint proud but im a pathethic neet so pls understand) and all of those books i read so i just bookmarked them.. i dont remember the name so if this really shutdown, well im fcked
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MANGAOWL IS DOWN WHYYY, its said on up and down radar, its up tho, i wonder if this is a pldt problem or the whole website is just down 😭
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At the time of writing, we did not come across any official word from MangaOwl on the matter. It’s likely that the website has been taken down due to it promoting pirated content.

As always, we will be keeping an eye out for more information and update this space accordingly so make sure you stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

Update 1 (June 14)

06:05 pm (IST): One of our readers has pointed out that MangaOwl changed its website from mangaowl.net to mangaowl.to. So this could be a reason why the website is not opening.

Update 2 (June 15)

10:14 am (IST): A user has shared a screenshot of their conversation with Vyvymanga support where they said that the MangaOwl website will be back up soon. Here’s the full statement by Vyvy.

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Update 3 (June 16)

08:57 am (IST): In a previous update, we mentioned that MangaOwl replaced ‘.net’ with ‘.to’. However, this isn’t the case as ‘MangaOwl.to’ is not affiliated to MangaOwl websites as pointed out by several individuals.

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We regret any confusion that it may have caused.

Update 4 (June 17)

10:39 am (IST): One of our readers suggested that users can restore their bookmarks on Vyvymanga, another illegal alternative to MangaOwl.

Thanks for the tip: Wolfgang Bichler!

Update 5 (June 20)

09:57 am (IST): According to alleged chatter on the MangaOwl Discord channel, ‘Owl-san’ went on a break and directed users to Vyvymanga as an alternative. However, there’s no information on the length of this ‘break’.

Thanks for sharing the info in the comments, Funanya Okafor!

Update 6 (June 21)

09:15 am (IST): It seems MangaOwl users may have to finally let go of hopes for the service coming back as the owner allegedly announced that MangaOwl is shutting down completely and isn’t just on a break.

This information was shared via reader in the comments section below who claims that the announcement was made on the Discord server. The details haven’t been verified independently.

Thanks for the info, Luna Li!

Update 7 (June 22)

09:30 am (IST): Those who checked out Vyvymanga are reporting that they are being signed into the site with other users’ accounts.

Also, in some cases, users aren’t able to sign in via their own accounts.

Click/tap to enlarge image below:

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Update 8 (June 23)

10:22 am (IST): Here’s the screengrab of the official announcement on Discord that says that the website is shutting down.

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Update 9 (June 24)

09:37 am (IST): Here are some paid and legal alternatives users can check out to entertain themselves and help their favorite authors as well:

– Crunchyroll

– Shonen Jump

– ComicWalker

– ComiXology

Update 10 (June 30)

10:58 am (IST): GenManga and Book Walker are the two legal alternatives to MangaOwl that users can check out. Legal websites are reliable and less likely to shut down randomly.

Update 11 (July 1)

10:52 am (IST): Users have started a petition on Change.org where they are appealing to bring back MangaOwl.

However, the irony is that they are signing a petition to bring back an illegal website. And thus it’s likely we wouldn’t see anything to come of it.

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.