Mangastream is among the most famous manga scanlation websites that has shut down recently. Mangastream was one of the oldest known manga scanlation websites that was shut down abruptly without warning a few months ago. The original Facebook and Twitter handle of this popular online mangaka manga comics site has disappeared completely, and now their new domain name returns a blank webpage with the following error message: “IP address not available.”
Mangastream was also one of the few manga scanlation sites which offer uncensored and uncut Japanese text for download. Most of the other scanlation sites which are popularly known as the Big Names in Online manga comics offer only Japanese text and nothing more. This is because they have bought or are owed the rights to licensed Japanese animated films and manga series and need to get those movies released in the West. They then sell these copyrights over again to other people who want them for their online manga books or image galleries. This means that the people who buy licensed Mangastream translations may also end up paying for the same work twice, in one country and then once again in another.
The good news is, however, that there are some brilliant new Mangastream Alternatives which are starting to appear on the web. These new Mangastreams are being developed by fans of this classic English-language comic book series who want to give Mangastream another shot in the world of online comic reading. The most interesting of these new Mangastream Alternatives is the Mangastream Polish, which is a fresh take on the classic story and cartoon. Another alternative worth looking into is the Mangastream Alternative: Color, which will feature art from the new movie adaptation and will be in full color wherever you go!
So what is so great about these new Mangastream Alternatives? In short, they are each and every different form of the Mangastream brand of comics: Mangastream: Europe, Mangastream: Asia, Mangastream: Latin America, and Mangastream: United States. While all of these have their own unique qualities, there are some key similarities between each of these, which I will discuss below. Now it’s time for me to introduce you to the Mangastream Alternatives: Europe, Mangastream: Asia, Mangastream: Latin America, and Mangastream: United States.
First, let’s talk about Mangastream: Europe. This is the most complete collection of translated Mangastream comics that you’ll ever find, because the company has translated each and every one of its original European editions! Mangastream: Europe features everything from the original Japanese release of Mangastream, including the “Manga Super Fever” arc, to the newer “Manga Super Overdrive” series, which features the “Shikai” and “Zetsumei” releases from the same manga artist. The best thing about Mangastream: Europe is how each chapter has its own cover drawn by its own manga artist! These are great additions, because a lot of Mangastream’s European releases lack this important aspect.
Finally, let’s talk about the Mangastream: Asia option. Mangastream: Asia features manga series such as “Kuro-Ryu” by Hiroyuki Takahashi, “Hozukai Sen” by Takao Aoki, “GHOST VS GIBILE” by Hiroyuki Takahashi, “Zillionaire Guy” by Takeshi Utsumi, and the “Seiichi Koizuka: The Perfective Master” by Hiroyuki Takahashi. Like Mangastream: Europe and Mangastream: USA, these mangas have their own dedicated fanclubs, so if you’re interested in reading one of these mangas, make sure to join one of these fanclubs! If you’re not, then don’t worry: they’re not nearly as popular as the aforementioned mangas, so there’s no harm in not being a member of a Mangastream: Asia fanclub!