Monkey D. Luffy, also known as Straw Hat, is the main character in One Piece. Photo: Handout Monkey D. Luffy, also known as Straw Hat, is the main character in One Piece. Photo: Handout
Monkey D. Luffy, also known as Straw Hat, is the main character in One Piece. Photo: Handout

Japanese manga giant Shueisha moves hit titles behind paywalls, signalling the end of free online content for Chinese fans

  • Digital content has been moving behind paywalls, fuelled by a rising middle class with money to spend as well as more government attention to IP rights
  • Revenue generated from paying anime users grew from US$2.8 million in 2012 to an estimated 7 billion yuan in 2019

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Monkey D. Luffy, also known as Straw Hat, is the main character in One Piece. Photo: Handout Monkey D. Luffy, also known as Straw Hat, is the main character in One Piece. Photo: Handout
Monkey D. Luffy, also known as Straw Hat, is the main character in One Piece. Photo: Handout
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