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What sexist trope in manga bothers you the most?
Patronizing "but you're a girl!" statement
Objectification
Falling in love with their rapist
"All women are..."
Sexual assault/rape portrayed as a joke
Harassment is okay because she's "playing hard to get"
Damsel in distress
Girl solely exists to be a love interest
Jealous, vain, and/or cruel fangirls
Madonna/whore dichotomy
What? Sexism still exists?
 
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Downloading and Reading Manga

Questions, policies, and information related to Downloading and Reading Manga

How do I download manga here?
How do I read manga here?
I can't find a manga series... You have all these "releases"... Yet you don't provide anything at all!
What is IRC? And how do I use it?
How do I find this particular group's "channel" (for IRC)?
What do I do with these torrent files?
What is BitTorrent? How do I use it?
How come there are no download links for <name of series>?

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How do I download manga here?

The Answer: You don't. MangaUpdates does not offer or host free manga (legal or illegal) for you to read or download. We are an information site and strive to keep you updated on the latest series and release information.

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How do I read manga here?

You don't. See the above question How do I download manga here?.

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I can't find a manga series... You have all these "releases"... Yet you don't provide anything at all!

That's right. We aren't a download service, and we do not encourage downloading licensed manga series. If you like a series, go buy it and help out the anime and manga industry. I'm sure they will appreciate it.

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What is IRC? And how do I use it?

IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat, and it consists of several large chatting networks. You can login, join a "channel" and talk with other people on that channel.

Check out the mIRC guide here.

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How do I find this particular group's "channel" (for IRC)?

A particular group's channel address can be found on that groups "Group Info" page to the right of where it says "IRC". If that space is empty it is because that particular group does not have an IRC address or they have requested that it not be posted.

Check out the mIRC guide here for further details on what to use to log on to IRC as well as to where to enter the address info in the client.

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What do I do with these torrent files?

BitTorrent is a popular peer-to-peer file sharing technology. You will need to download a program like uTorrent to use them. You may also find a beginner's guide in their "Guides" section

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What is BitTorrent? How do I use it?

See above question What do I do with these torrent files?.

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How come there are no download links for <name of series>?

There are three main reasons:

Reason 1: The series is licensed. We do not allow download links of licensed series. See this and this news post for more information.

Reason 2: The person that added the release simply didn't add a public download link here so that you would visit his website or IRC channel

Reason 3: No one has scanlated that manga yet. You'll have to wait until some group decides to translate and scanlate the manga.

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