Square Enix recently launched its Manga Up! app worldwide, giving manga readers from around the world the chance to legally read some of their favorite titles. However, app users were surprised: the censorship of adult and pornographic content was too strict. Black censorship bars are commonly found, so many users have taken to Twitter to complain about the browsing.
For example, the manga My Dress Up Darling is rated “for adult readers” and has been moderated on the Manga Up app. The global site (following simulpubs) also has censored content. It’s interesting to note that it’s the same picture (from the first chapter of the series) as the Manga Up! version.
Manga Up released a statement on Twitter saying that some “revisions are inevitable” and stressed that they will strive to improve based on user feedback. The reason they give for the censorship is unclear, but regional restrictions and app store regulations (CHPlay, App Store…) may be involved in this.
Regarding the Censorship on the MANGA UP! App pic.twitter.com/npsmrbiQhw
— MANGA UP! Global (@MangaUpGlobal) July 27, 2022
Information about the Manga Up . app
The Manga Up app was launched globally a few days ago, after getting positive results in Japan. The app gives users the ability to read the latest releases legally, but it has a paywall system. You can read 8 chapters for free every day and you also need to earn/buy special (in-app use) currencies called UP, Coin and XP. The type of currency converted on the app to read premium chapters. UP points refresh twice a day, XP can be earned by doing special tasks (participating in events, subscribing to newsletters) and you get both of these points if you buy Coins, only can be obtained through purchase.
The Manga Up app/website is pretty smooth and the app even offers a dark mode. The service provides access to a number of fan-favorite titles such as Barakamon, Fullmetal Alchemist, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Soul Eater, Horimiya, etc.
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