Japanese publishers had filed criminal complaints against the website in summer through fall 2017, and Japanese authorities revealed in May 2018 that they were actively investigating Mangamura.
The four Japanese publishers had filed a notice of voluntary dismissal on May 8.
However, the publishers’ subsequent legal filings noted difficulties in determining the identities of the operators of Hoshi no Romi.
The court accepted the request, which gave the publishers until May 20 to complete service of process.
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