Popular pirate sites Kissanime, Kissmanga taken down due to copyright

Popular pirate websites “KissAnime” and “KissManga” have been taken down due to copyright issues.

This is according to the message, which appears on their official websites, kissanime.ru and kissmanga.com. The full message reads: “All files are taken down by copyright owners. The site will be closed forever. Thank you for your supports.”

Last June, Kyodo News reported that Japan has enacted a revised law, which tighten copyright control, banning illicit downloading of manga, magazines and academic texts. This is in addition to music and videos that were already covered by the existing legislation.

The ban on illegal downloading will take effect on January 1 2021, while restrictions on leech sites will come into effect on October 1.

The article will be updated once more information has been available.