Manga Rock v1.5.1 now available

WHAT’S NEW

Today, we’re excited to launch v1.5.1 of Manga Rock (formerly known as Manga Rock 2, more on the name change later). This version contains new sources, many bug fixes and improvements that makes the app faster, more stable to use.

You can read the full change log and download v1.5.1 here.

MANGA ROCK (2) NAME CHANGE

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Starting from version 1.5, the app is no long called Manga Rock 2, just Manga Rock.

Why the change?

Before, there were 4 versions of Manga Rock apps: 3 legacy Manga Rock apps and Manga Rock 2. This caused many confusion. When we announced Manga Rock 2 last year, we said that we would keep supporting legacy Manga Rock apps for as long as anyone is still using it.

A year later, most of you have already moved to Manga Rock 2. Therefore, we believe it’s time.

Starting from v1.5, Manga Rock 2 will simply be called Manga Rock, and old legacy Manga Rock apps are removed from the App Store. Our other less successful apps are also removed, including Comic Express, Wikly, Chuppy Jump.

As painful as it is to kill off our own creations, it’s a necessary evil.

STAYING FOCUSED

Instead of spreading ourselves too thin, by removing old and obsolete apps, we’ll be able to spend more time developing key products Manga Rock, Fuzel, and KeepShot – that means more quality updates with less bugs. 

Thank you  everyone for supporting us. For now, you can get the latest version of Manga Rock here, or download our latest app KeepShot and get your free photo book (worth $36) here.

Removal of Yen Press’s manga

Today, we received an email from Apple notifying us that the Hachette Book Group (Yen Press) has asked us to remove all of their manga from Manga Rock on the US iTunes App Store. Thus, in order to prevent Manga Rock from being taken down, we have removed these following manga:

Bamboo Blade by Masahiro Totsuka, Aguri Igarashi;

Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) by Yana Toboso;

Black God by Dall-Young Lim, Sung-Woo Park;

Cirque du Freak (The Saga of Darren Shan) by Darren Shan, Takahiro Arai;

Darker Than Black by BONES, Tensai Okamura, Arklight;

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa, Gaku Tsugano;

Hero Tales (Juushin Enbu) by Zhou Huang-Jin, Hiromu Arakawa;

Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Abducted by Demons Arc;

Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Cotton Drifting Arc;

Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Curse Killing Arc;

Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Time Killing Arc;

Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Eye Opening Arc;

Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Atonement Arc;

Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Massacre Arc;

Higurashi WHEN THEY CRY: Festival Arc by Ryukishi07;

Jack Frost by JinHo Ko,

K-ON! By Kakifly;

Laon by YoungBin Kim, Hyun You;

Legend by SooJung Woo, Kara;

Nabari no Ou by Yuhki Kamatani;

Omamori Himari by Milan Matra;

Pandora Hearts by Jun Mochizuki;

RomeoxJuliet by COM, GONZO, SPWT;

Soul Eater by Atsushi Ohkubo;

Spice and Wolf by Isuna Hasekura, Keito Koume;

Spiral by Kyo Shirodaira, Eita Mizuno;

Sunshine Sketch (Hidamari Sketch) by Ume Aoki;

Yotsuba&! By Kiyohiko Azuma;

Zombie-Loan by PEACH-PIT.

If anyone experiences duplicate catalog, please go to the Info tab in Manga Rock and choose “Reset Application”, then restart Manga Rock to repopulate the catalog. Thank you and we are very sorry and thank you for your support and understanding.