Unfortunately, this is neither a prank nor joke. As broken by Maximum Joe, one of the admins/mods (and elaborated on in 4chan’s /h/ board), now’s the time to backup stuff because the fjorded material (e.g. lolicon manga/doujinshi) located on exhentai will be going down in approximately 12 hours, and the site as a whole will have the plug pulled within six months.
Obviously, this is majorly bad news for eromanga/doujinshi scanlators like ourselves, and we’ll have to think about how to operate in a post-e-hentai future. But for now, the most important thing is to save any exclusive material located on exhentai while it’s still possible to.
Update: Exhentai has been dead as of around 4 am EDT 2019 July 26. Tenboro made a statement in the EH forums that indicates that EH will still continue operations until at least the end of 2020, so the sky hasn’t completely fallen yet.
As for us, there’s a ton of dead links to deal with on the website, so bear with us. Edit: They’ve been taken care.
Update 2: As of about 4 am EDT 2019 August 2, EX has become accessible again. Details are scarce beyond edits to Tenboro’s forum post from a week ago, but it seems that EH admins have been hard at work on getting EX back up, and for now it’s a success. Crisis averted folks, but stay cautious.