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Popular manga site offers pirated works

  • April 18, 2018
  • , NHK
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NHK’s “Close-up Gendai+” reported on a website offering pirated manga. The website, called Manga Mura, makes more than 50,000 manga available free of charge. The network said people of all ages have been using the site without knowing that the manga it offers are pirated, saying the site received 170 million visitors last month alone. Manga artists and publishers have been heavily affected by Manga Mura. The government plans to block the site. 

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