Today some sad news for manga fans has been revealed. The company will be shutting down their digital manga store that allows users in North America and France to purchase a number of manga volumes and read them online. The shut down will occur on May 23rd but the company did state that anyone who has purchased manga will still be able to read it after the service ends, though whether this will remain the case in the future is unknown.
What makes this news all the more unfortunate is that likely a large number of manga fans probably didn’t even know that this service existed. That coupled with the fact that Square Enix recently reported a major loss that saw the company’s CEO Yoichi Wada step down from his position in the company.