Anime News Network suddenly blocked in Saudi Arabia (Manga Fox unblocked)

February 22, 2010  |  Saudi Internet

Anime News Network (www.animenewsnetwork.com), a very popular Anime news website was suddenly blocked in Saudi Arabia sometime last week according to @Shinryoma.

Anime News Network was never blocked in the country. Anime is not porn, CITC.

Update: Thanks @Turke and @Missice81 for telling me this. Manga Fox ( www.mangafox.com ) a Manga source, as been blocked as well! What’s next? One Manga? Manga Stream?

Update 2: Manga Fox unblocked.

To help getting it unblocked as soon as possible fill the form at internet.gov.sa, write an email to unblock@internet.gov.sa or send a fax to +966(1)2639290.

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19 Comments


  1. Unblock request sent… ( DONE )

    I hope I can see it soon :)

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  2. Great. Just great.

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  3. why did they block mangafox?

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  4. That’s seriously retarded. Wth? Seriously? Why the block? Mangatoshokan.com is now blocked, btw. OneManga better not be next. I’m seriously pissed off right now. :/

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  5. more importantly the biggest anime community in the internet (4chan.org) is blocked

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  6. dont bother sending an unblocking request
    i sent one 3 months ago (the form said that i would receive a reply within a day or 2)

    guess what?? they never check them!!

    الله يكافيهم بس

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  7. Hey guys is mangatoshokan still blocked there?how about IRC?And lastly tokyotosho?

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  8. As usual, these Saudi pricks like to infringe on people’s privacy and needs. I can understand that they don’t want that stuff seen in public, but what goes on behind closed doors is no ones business as long as it stays there.

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  9. Dammit, was going to look after Adnan wa Lina anime on that site but just to see it blocked. What the hell is this.

    This just ruined my night.

    It would be FAR by much better if they actually give you a god damn reason of the block… but just saying “Sorry, page is blocked, now go run along” is just god damn pathetic.

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  10. i also aend about 9 unblock forms to unblock the site but i didnt get any answer from them and i think the people how work there are not knowing what is bad from good and also i think they block any site has words like anime girls and so on so i think they dont know good from bad and that’s why people use program’s and proxy to open these sites and also most of the site’s that have anime are not bad but what i think that the people at the internet they are liers and will not do a thing and i think there all are from the uneducated peopl and as loyal as dogs to there supervisor.

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  11. /late comment

    Sigh, I wish only certain parts of the site were blocked. You know like what they do on sites like YouTube (hey, it’s better than nothing).
    I’ve been so behind on anime since it was blocked~
    My favorite sites keep getting blocked. http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/ recently got blocked (a few days ago?) I really don’t know why.
    And http://www.pixiv.net/ (a Japanese art site) got blocked a while back. I wish only certain tags could get blocked instead of the whole thing or something. ;n;

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  12. Feel your pain.
    Rise up against your oppressive regime, use a proxy.
    Sites can never be blocked unless you block ALL nodes on TOR. Then there are always web proxies.

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