NTT Solmare has announced that the company’s social manga reading service ComicFriends will be shutting down on December 20, 2012.
The English manga available on the Facebook based service will no longer be accessible after December 20, 2012. Any users who still have any of the “ComicCoin” currency used in the service to purchase manga will not be able to use it after December 20, 2012.
NTT Solmare launched the service in February 2012. ComicFriends encourages readers to connect with each other while enjoying a selection of manga. ComicFriends allows readers to write comments on the manga’s pages and share them with friends.
The service launched with a catalog of more than 60 titles in English, including Hiroshi Motomiya’s Salaryman Kintaro and the debut of Izumi Matsumoto’s Kimagure Orange Road manga in English.