On August 1st, OneManga.com removed its viewable content due to mounting pressur from publishers. With anything in the same vein as OneManga, they constantly run the risk of being shut down. For many it’s a matter of when not if. It is a direct violation of copyright laws, but it doesn’t make it suck any less. Now its not as if OneManga was the only site online with viewable content of translated manga, for the most part places like OneManga are just a place for scanlation groups to upload their work for other people to enjoy. They weren’t the most comprehensive, but they did have an extensive collection, when a title was licensed into English they were removed, with a scant few notable exceptions. It raises the question, a constant familiar for those of us into anime and manga, is fansubbing/scanlating a bad thing?
Seriously, there are some great shows I'd love to have officially subtitles/dubbed so that I can support the original creators...Japan (and Asia in general) needs to get on this and release a lot of these Kdrama's online or via DVD!