Attention, Crunchyroll users! You might need to catch up with some of your favorite manga titles on the platform soon. The company announced on Thursday, Jan 12, it will remove a total of 16 manga works published by Kodansha USA from its platform on Jan 31 due to “changes” in Kodansha’s distribution program.
The full list of Kodansha titles that will be leaving the Crunchyroll platform is as follows:
- A Sign of Affection
- Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
- Drifting Dragons
- EDENS ZERO
- Fairy Tail
- Farewell, My Dear Cramer
- Fire Force
- Space Brothers
- That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
- Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm
- The World of Summoning
- To Your Eternity
- Toppu GP
- UQ HOLDER!
- Wave, Listen to Me!
In a statement sent to Crunchyroll, Kodansha wrote:
“Due to forthcoming changes in Kodansha’ simulpub distribution program, we are suspending simulpub updates until further notice. For now, the best way to keep up with your favorite series will be by following the collected volumes. We at Kodansha are deeply sorry to those of you who have kept up-to-date through the simulpub format, and while we can’t divulge any details at the moment, we have exciting announcements to make about simulpubs in the coming months.”
Earlier this month, digital manga service Azuki also revealed that Kodansha is scheduled to end its simulpub manga distribution on the platform starting Jan 16. Previous simulpub chapters from Kodansha’s titles will however remain on Azuki until Jan 31.
The anime adaptations of some the 16 manga titles will nonetheless remain on Crunchyroll. Among these include Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Fairy Tail, Fire Force, Tensura, and To Your Eternity, among others.