[Updated] MangaOwl down or not working? You’re not alone

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

The original story (published June 14, 2022) follows:

To note: MangaOwl is an illegal website that distributes content without permission from the authors. PiunikaWeb is not associated with MangaOwl or any alternative. The report below is for its closure only.

If you love to read Manga, you must have heard of MangaOwl at some point. It’s a website where people can read manga for free, but it’s not legal and the authors don’t get paid for their work.

That said, with a huge collection of illegally obtained manga titles and an ad-free reading experience, it has become a go-to destination for some people.

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

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

Many are venting their frustration on social media platforms like Twitter. Here are some MangaOwl user reports that 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 can’t access because mangaowl is literally part of my daily life lol (im not proud but im a pathetic neet so thanks to understand) and all these books i read so i just bookmarked them.. i can’t remember the name so if this really stops, well i’m screwed
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MANGAOWL IS DOWN WHY, it says on the radar up and down, it’s ok, I wonder if this is a pldt problem or if the whole website is just down 😭
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As of this writing, we haven’t come across any official word from MangaOwl on this. It is likely that the website was taken down for promoting pirated content.

As always, we’ll be keeping an eye out for more information and updating this space accordingly, so be sure to stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

Update 1 (June 14)

6:05 p.m. (IST): One of our readers pointed out that MangaOwl changed their website from mangaowl.net to mangaowl.to. So that could be a reason why the website is not opening.

Update 2 (June 15)

10:14 a.m. (IST): A user shared a screenshot of his conversation with Vyvymanga support where he said that the MangaOwl website will be back soon. Here is Vyvy’s full statement.

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Update 3 (June 16)

08:57 (IST): In a previous update, we mentioned that MangaOwl had replaced “.net” with “.to”. However, this is not the case because ‘MangaOwl.to’ is not affiliated with MangaOwl websites, as several people have pointed out.

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We regret any confusion this may have caused.

Update 4 (June 17)

10:39 a.m. (IST): One of our readers suggested users to restore their bookmarks to Vyvymanga, another illegal MangaOwl alternative.

Thanks for the tip: Wolfgang Bichler!

Update 5 (June 20)

09:57 (IST): According to alleged chatter on the MangaOwl Discord channel, “Owl-san” took a break and directed users to Vyvymanga as an alternative. However, there is no information on how long this “pause” lasts.

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

Update 6 (June 21)

09:15 (IST): It looks like MangaOwl users may have to finally give up hope of the service returning, as the owner has reportedly announced that MangaOwl is shutting down completely and not just on hiatus.

This information was shared via a reader in the comments section below who claims that the announcement was made on the Discord server. Details have not been independently verified.

Thanks for the info Luna Li!

Update 7 (June 22)

09:30 (IST): Those who have viewed Vyvymanga report that they are logged into the site with the accounts of other users.

Also, in some cases, users cannot log in through their own accounts.

Click/tap to enlarge the image below:

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Update 8 (June 23)

10:22 a.m. (IST): Here is the screenshot of the official announcement on Discord that the website is shutting down.

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Update 9 (June 24)

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

– Crunchyroll

-Shonen Jump

– ComicWalker

– Comixology

Update 10 (June 30)

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

Update 11 (July 1)

10:52 a.m. (IST): Users have started a petition on Change.org calling for MangaOwl to be brought back.

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

Update 12 (July 4)

1:47 p.m. (IST): VIZ is another legal MangaOwl alternative that users can use to read their favorite manga.

Update 13 (July 5)

10:55 a.m. (IST): eManga is another legal alternative for MangaOwl. However, this is a paid website and users will have to pay for each title separately.

Update 14 (July 6)

12:33 p.m. (IST): If you are looking for a legal MangaOwl alternative, you can check out Mangamo. Apart from the website, it also offers an app available on Android and iOS.

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