Image courtesy of Manga UP! GlobalSquare Enix’s UP Manga! The global service confirmed to ANN on Friday that it is working to add Square Enix titles that Crunchyroll Manga previously released to its service.
Manga UP! Global released Looseboy and Iori Furuya’s Talentless Nana manga, and the service will continue to release the latest chapters of the manga. Manga UP! Global also added Shinkoshoto, Huuka Kazabana, Liver Jam and The Strongest Sage With POPO manga Weakest Crest on Sunday. Square Enix Manga & Books is publishing the manga in print.
In related news, Manga UP! Global added Etorouji Shiono’s Übel Blatt manga on Friday. Yen Press releases the manga in print.
Crunchyroll announced in November that the web and mobile app for its digital manga distribution service ‘Crunchyroll Manga’ will no longer be available after December 11.
The company launched the Crunchyroll manga service in October 2013. The service simultaneously publishes Kodansha USA Publishing titles in more than 170 countries. Crunchyroll removed 14 simulpub titles in February 2018 and removed 10 catalog titles in March 2018. Publisher Kodansha USA subsequently removed several of their manga titles from Crunchyroll on January 31. Kodansha released a statement to Crunchyroll, said that the suspension of simulub updates was due to “changes” in the simulpub distribution program.
Kodansha Ltd. launched exclusive K MANGA distribution in the United States on May 10.
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