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.
This is slightly old news, but I figured in case people didn’t know, the artist “lunch” has finally resurfaced after many years of hiatus!
This is their Twitter account, where they’ve tweeted a couple pictures: https://twitter.com/lunch_dattamono
It looks like their art has improved. It’s too early (and perhaps too hopeful) to say if they’ll return to drawing h-manga again, but at least the possibility exists.
FAKKU recently announced that they picked up COMIC KOH for their subscription service. This news somewhat hit me by surprise, because I thought something like this would happen during an event like Anime Expo, such as when they announced they had picked up BAVEL, Europa, and Girls forM last year.
But I can’t say I’m completely surprised. As I wrote last year, once they’d spread beyond WANIMAGAZINE, it was only a matter of time until they picked up another magazine, and my first prediction happened to be correct.
Now I was a bit dramatic when I said BAVEL’s acquisition was a huge blow to the scene, but this news means we will no longer work on COMIC KOH works moving forward. Fortunately, we didn’t have any current projects from COMIC KOH, and surprisingly there was only one KOH work in our potential projects list. It was a magazine I used to look forward to the most, like back in 2015, but I haven’t been excited by their lineups in quite a while.
So I guess we’ll chug on with the noose a little tighter than before. Now that KOH has fallen, what comes next: Anthurium, ExE, or possibly HOTMiLK? We can only wait and see.
Just a little public service announcement.
I imagine repeat visitors have noticed already, but for a bit over a month we’ve had a link to a public Trello board on the right side of the site, below the search bar:
The public Trello shows all the projects we are currently working on, as well as their stages of progress. It’s far easier for me to maintain than listing the projects on the site. We won’t necessarily phase out showing current projects on this site completely, but generally it will not be the full picture, so I suggest visiting the public Trello instead if you want to know what we’re up to.
Chapter 1 here.
Well, I guess we won’t be doing those chapters because another group got to them, but here’s the continuation so far:
Sassy-Sister Complex! Ch. 2
ex | e-h
Sassy-Sister Complex! Ch. 2.1
ex | e-h
With regards to future chapters in this series, I believe we will still work on them. We weren’t able to do chapters 2 and 2.1 because the editor dropped out without informing anyone, but this shouldn’t happen again in the future.
We’ve had a Discord server for several months, and I meant to mention it sooner, but I was lazy.
Feel free to join if you’d just like to hang out (I’m up for playing osu! on the weekends sometimes). Or if you’re interested in joining our group as a translator/editor/quality checker, please do so via Discord as well (just come by and leave a message). I’m not a fan of shilling, but we could definitely use the help of any editors at this time. 頼む！
Hope to see you there!
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It seems that last night, during Fakku’s panel at Anime Expo, they announced they were picking up three new magazines to publish.
They are COMIC BAVEL, COMIC Europa, and Girls forM.
We’ve never scanlated anything from Europa and Girls forM, so that doesn’t affect us. But we do have ten releases from COMIC BAVEL, as well as the current story I’m working on. Of course, this means we will no longer scanlate material published in COMIC BAVEL. I don’t know what to do with the current project. I suggest grabbing the releases if you haven’t already, as we may have to take them down in the near future. Or perhaps we will preemptively remove them to cover our backsides, either way. Get them while you can.
The broader implication is that Fakku has spread beyond WANIMAGAZINE. I mean, I know they did pick up some tankoubon published by GOT (Anthurium’s publisher), so it’s not a complete surprise. But Girls forM is Akaneshinsha and COMIC BAVEL/Europa is… I forget its name, but that was the publisher who used to do Purumelo. The question is what’s next? COMIC KOH (Akaneshinsha)? Anthurium (GOT)? Hell, who’s to say they won’t get AUN (Hit Publishing) or HOTMiLK/Megastore Alpha (CORE) in the future.
Point is, nothing is safe anymore. I’m not sure what this means for us moving forward, but this is a blow to the eromanga scanlation scene, the biggest since WANIMAGAZINE’s DMCA spree two years ago in my opinion. It’s very disappointing news to me, to say the least.
Just a quick notice, but all Fakku links are now down as the site removed all unlicensed scanlations at the end of 2015. I am striking them out as I speak,
but there’s quite a few of them so it may take some time. and I’m done.
Not much to say here, I just felt like making a post. One hundred feels like a lot, but hopefully this is just the beginning. Thanks to all of you who read and enjoy our work!