Mangazuki

An Update on Mangazuki’s Current Situation

26 Sep. 2019 ·  Kid

Greetings, fellow readers of Mangazuki, 

It has been a very long time since we’ve posted a site-wide update. We apologize for that, but please understand that it’s been a very stressful and demoralizing journey for us. Hopefully, this announcement will shed some light into what’s been going on internally.

Website: 

A lot of you may already know that we moved on to a new temporary website. This was a very necessary step for us because the old temp website just wasn’t working out for us. We won’t bother to go into the boring details, but just know that without this new temporary website, we would have been very limited in what we could do in terms of website appearance and content.

As for the beta, as you can tell, we are nowhere close to going out of beta. Due to our main web developer no longer being available as he used to be, we have kind of hit a deadend in terms of our progress with the beta. 

Therefore, we REALLY need web developers. If you are interested in joining or know of anyone that could be, then please email [email protected].

Weekly releases: 

As you all may have noticed by now, MZ is no longer consistent with our official releases. As much as it sucks to admit this, real life caught up with us and it’s made everyone incredibly busy. Even though we would love to be consistent with our releases and give our awesome community a new chapter to look forward to everyday, this is no longer the case. We ask for your understanding in this matter. Despite our busy schedules, please know that we really are putting in as much effort as we can to keep pumping out new releases.

Raws:

Many of you may have noticed by now that we have stopped uploading Toptoon raws. This is because Toptoon’s security system has gotten much stricter as time went on. Unfortunately, the financial burden involved with purchasing Toptoon raws has become too much for us to handle. With the limited income that we receive every month, if we were to continue to battle with Toptoon in purchasing their raws, then we’d probably go bankrupt in a matter of months.

Therefore, because we see no other option available, we will be uploading Toptoon raws from other websites. We really didn’t want to have to go down this route since MZ prides itself in always being able to provide our own raws, but we just don’t see any alternative options. And since we want to keep our amazing community happy and satisfied, this is the solution that we have decided to go with. Once again, we ask for your understanding in this matter.

Missing chapters and series: 

We will upload all missing chapters and series to the beta site once it is ready to function with no issues/bugs. This task can be pretty time consuming so we thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.

As an added bonus, MZ will be uploading all of our old series that we’ve already done up until now to the new temp website. We hope you will be filled with nostalgia as you enjoy these series that you all used to love reading~!

Ads: 

We haven’t had any complaints about the ads that we have been running so we are assuming that everything is okay in this area. Once again, to everyone that takes us off their adblock, we are immensely grateful. As stated before, the revenue we gain from ads goes into maintaining our server, our website, and paying our hardworking staff members. MZ can’t function without our monthly ad revenues so please continue to support us! 

Lack of manga releases:

As disappointing as this may be, our manga situation has not changed. We are still lacking a JP-EN translator to translate our mangas. We have received many applications since our last big announcement, but it’s very difficult to come across a JP-EN translator who can produce the quality of work that we look for in our TLs. If you know of anyone, then please have them email [email protected].

Always looking to recruit: 

Mangazuki is always recruiting. Right now we are heavily in need of redrawers for both our manhwas and mangas. If you are interested in joining the MZ staff, then please email [email protected].

Closing Statement: 

To our Mangazuki community members, readers, donors, and anyone else that loves MZ, thank you all for your unending support. Once again, we want to emphasize how grateful we are to our Patrons for making all of this possible by continuing to support MZ in all that we do. We want everyone to know that we will continue to work hard so that MZ can always be a central hub for manga/manhwa for you guys. We love you fam~!

 

Best wishes,

Kid and everyone at Mangazuki

Special thanks to Seeker for drafting and editing this announcement. 

 

Links: 

Beta Website - https://beta.mangazuki.co/ (Down at the moment)

Discord - https://discord.gg/73W8Nx6



 

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