If you’re scrolling through Instagram or Twitter, and you’re an anime fan, you might have encountered the #mangafox hashtag.

Now, there’s some confusion about what this hashtag means. In our research, it refers to the MangaFox website.

Is MangaFox Now FanFox.Net?

If you try searching for MangaFox on Google, it doesn’t seem to appear in Google. But if you Search for it on Bing, the top result is actually FanFox.net, which is apparently the old MangaFox that’s been rebranded.

The Manga Fox Fan Fox Website For Anime
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For whatever reason, it looks like it changed domains. What sometimes happens, in our experience, if a site is publishing content that they don’t own, Google can deindex them. Sometimes there are even legal issues that will force a website to shut down, or perhaps change domain names. We’re not sure that’s what’s happened here- but we have seen a lot of websites that deal with copyright infringement situations dramatically alter their online presence.

There’s an App?

Apparently, FanFox also has an anime app, which markets itself as the best manga app reader.

If you’re a fan of manga, FanFox actually features a ranking system- here’s the top 20 based on their audience response:

  1. A Story About Treating a Female Knight Who Has Never Been Treated as a Woman as a Woman
  2. Tales of Demons and Gods
  3. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
  4. The Last Human
  5. World’s End Harem
  6. Iron Ladies
  7. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
  8. The Boy in the All-Girls School
  9. Battle Through the Heavens
  10. Tsuyokute New Saga
  11. Feng Ni Tian Xia
  12. Star Martial God Technique
  13. Gaishuu Isshoku
  14. Boku no Hero Academia
  15. Re:Monster
  16. Bleach
  17. Hunter Age
  18. Black Clover
  19. Onepunch-Man
  20. Solo Leveling

10 MangaFox Alternatives

According to Softonic, these are the most popular MangaFox alternatives:

  1. Mangafreak
  2. Kissmanga
  3. Comixology
  4. Manga Rock
  5. Manga Panda
  6. Mangareader.net
  7. VIZ Media
  8. Read Comic Books Online
  9. View Comic Online
  10. Comic Book Plus

The #mangafox Hashtag

All of the above is pretty interesting- a lot of the hashtags we research, sometimes it’s difficult to tell if they refer to a brand/company, or whether they refer to some obscure concept.

In this case, it seems like the #mangafox hashtag is leveraged by anime and manga fans who want to see their Instagram posts get more visibility.

For example, this post below from mangajinxx is one of the top results- you can see that the account is able to leverage the hashtag, along with a ton of other anime-related hashtags, to increase visibility to this content:

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Name: Arranged Marriage With My Beloved Wife Author: XuanMiao Studio GENRES: Romance, Drama STATUS: Ongoing, 35 chapters _ ℹSummary: She was forced to marry a crippled president for the sake of her family. Reluctant to accept the marriage at first, she kept a distance with her nominal husband. But his love and respect slowly unsealed her heart _ ⚠️SOURCE: MangaToon app _ #romancemanga #shoujomanga #animecouple #animelover #mangakiss #Mangatown #mangafox #mangalover #mangareader #boyfriend #mangarecommendation #mangaupdate #shoujo #mangaka #Manga #shoujo #cute #kawaii #mangaupdate #kiss #hug #blush #love #romance #naver #gintama #anime #keneki #mangajinxx #webtoon #comics #romance #romancewebtoon

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As a big player in the anime niche, hashtags like this are a powerful way to appear in Instagram’s search results.

For example, if you head over to All Hashtags, and you input #mangafox, you get a list of related hashtags you can use to drive traffic and awareness to your Instagram and even Twitter content:

  1. #mangafox
  2. #myfirstloveisaproblemboy
  3. #mangatoon
  4. #manga #manhua
  5. #manhwa
  6. #webtoon
  7. #webcomic
  8. #comic
  9. #mangaboy
  10. #mangagirl
  11. #mangacouple
  12. #mangahere
  13. #mangarock
  14. #mangakiss
  15. #shoujo
  16. #mangaromance
  17. #romancemanga
  18. #shoujomanga
  19. #mangashoujo
  20. #recommendmanga
  21. #mangarecommend
  22. #mangarecommendation
  23. #otaku
  24. #animecouple
  25. #animelover
  26. #Mangatown
  27. #mangalover
  28. #mangareader

Another popular Instagram post from the same user as the last one showcases a scene of two characters in a luxury car. The man is making a sly remark about the woman’s physical appearance.

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This is so nice and interesting👀 _ Name:Related Marriage Author: Yan Shui Lin; Tu Shan Jun Studios STATUS:66 chapters | Ongoing | GENRESComedy, Romance, Shoujo _ ℹSummary: A young girl plays truth or dare with her friends one evening and gets challenged to ask the first male that walks into the bar to give her his belt. This evening was meant to be her bachelorette party after making a deal with her adoptive mother. The deal they made was that if she agrees to an arranged marriage, she will get to continue her studies. In order to keep her education going, she sacrifices herself, but little did she know the identity of her fiancé _ ⚠️SOURCE: Mangarock _ #romancemanga #shoujomanga #animecouple #animelover #mangakiss #Mangatown #mangafox #mangalover #mangareader #boyfriend #mangarecommendation #mangaupdate #shoujo #mangaka #Manga #shoujo #cute #kawaii #mangaupdate #kiss #hug #blush #love #romance #naver #gintama #anime #keneki #mangajinxx #webtoon #comics #romance #romancewebtoon

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The user credits “Mangarock” as the source, which is apparently another anime reader-style site.

If you read the Instagram description, the user posts a ton of detailed information about the comic.

It’s a smart strategy- this Instagram account, if you click through to the profile, says that what it does is “Manga| Drama Recommendations |Manga |Webtoons |Anime |Drama I Only post ENG translated manga/webtoons #mangajinxx”

It has a decent amount of followers who apparently enjoy receiving snippets of manga screen-shotted from the account.

What Is Manga? Your Guide To Japanese Comics

If you’ve heard someone use the word “manga” before, you may have questions about what it means. Some people believe that manga refers to a specific product, or that it’s a genre. However, “manga” is simply the Japanese word for comics. It’s used to describe any comics that are made in Japan.

What Is Manga Like?

Manga is tremendously popular in Japan, and it is read by people of all ages. Because of this, there are all kinds of comics out there. There are adventure stories that are aimed at young stories, romance tales designed for young women, and psychological thrillers that are big hits with adults. Hundreds of titles are published every year, which means there is plenty of variety.

Manga is typically published in black and white rather than color. With that said, manga with color does exist. Occasionally, a manga may be reprinted with colored art.

Where Do People Read Manga?

It’s common for a manga series to be serialized in a magazine. There are plenty of popular magazines that collect stories, including Shounen Jump and Comic Gum. Most magazines focus publishing stories that appeal to a specific audience. For example, a magazine that targets the Kodomo demographic will be aimed at young children.

While manga is usually published one chapter at a time, these chapters are collected and published in volumes. Readers usually have to buy a magazine to read the latest update for a story, but they can read several chapters at once if they wait for the next collected volume.

How Long Has Manga Been Around For?

The earliest known manga magazine is Eshinbun Nipponchi, which published its first issue in 1874. However, Japanese cartoonists were creating original works far before that. While the first manga magazines had readers, manga magazines didn’t see an explosion in popularity until the early 1900s.

Since then, manga has continued to be popular in Japan. Manga is also translated and exported to countries all over the world. Many popular stories have been adapted into animated movies, live-action television shows, novels, and even video games. It’s clear that manga is enduringly popular.

What About Fan Works?

Although a lot of manga is professionally published in established magazines, anyone can publish their own manga if they desire. It’s becoming increasingly common for cartoonists in Japan to publish manga on the web. It’s also common for people to publish their own manga independently. Independent manga is referred to as “dōjinshi” in Japan.

Dōjinshi can legally be based on existing work; it is common for people to publish fan stories set in the worlds of popular manga. However, there are also independent comics that tell wholly original stories. The independent manga scene brings in millions of dollars in revenue each year.

Whether or not you’re familiar with manga, it’s worthwhile to take the time to learn more about Japanese comics. Japan has a thriving comics scene. Many talented creators are working to craft memorable stories. There are stories that can appeal to virtually anyone.

Summing Up

This is another interesting hashtag- anime insanely popular online. It honestly surprised us how many people are looking for anime and manga content. We don’t pretend to know much about it, but some Googling did unearth the backstory of MangaFox. Interestingly, Twitter has a ton of hashtags, too- it’s another good place to do some research. So the next time this site goes down or changes domains, social media is a great resource to defer to if you need up to date information.


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