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Fansubbing Interview
Before you yell at me, I REALIZE that we are a manga site, while the article is about anime. But remember, what happens on that side also influences this side. We like the same stuff, right? (No arguments about which is better!)

The original article came from ANN:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2008-03-11
The person interviewed is Tofusensei from the group Live-Evil. As a former fansubbing AND scanlator, I totally understand his sentiments. I would consider myself "old-school" in that sense, even though I've only been on the scene for a few years (read the article for what I mean).

Now the question is, will this spread to manga scanlators too? Notice all the one-man teams that speed scanlate the most popular series? (Some are just individuals that have a tiny knowledge of Japanese and editing and just throw together a sad looking thing they call a "scanlation") How about the large speed groups that do tons of series, but in LQ? Will the book industry decline like DVD sales? It's all to be seen...
Posted by lambchopsil on March 11th 6:58pm Comments ( 47 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Who Knows?
First, sorry about being a day late with updating the poll. I've been too busy the last few days to manage much, but here I am!

The new poll is Who knows you read manga? I realize most people have some sort of mixture of the options, but please just choose the one that most applies. There is also no "other" category, or else most people would vote for that one (probably), and we'd not really have much of a poll there, would we? Personally, I'm interested in knowing how many closet readers we have.

As for the old poll:
Question: How do you get most of your manga?
Choices:
IRC - votes: 1207 (17.5%)
Torrents - votes: 386 (5.6%)
The scanlation group's website - votes: 2213 (32%)
Manga hosting sites - votes: 2496 (36.1%)
I buy most of my manga - votes: 480 (6.9%)
Other - votes: 128 (1.9%)
There were 6910 total votes.
The poll ended: March 9th 2008

Torrents are dying for manga releases (although I wouldn't say the same for anime releases). IRC interestingly enough still has plenty of people using it! If you haven't already, visit #lurk and you'll be in heaven. As for the top results, scanlation group websites and manga hosting sites ran neck to neck. Quite an turnout, I'd say~
Posted by lambchopsil on March 9th 6:44pm Comments ( 8 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Serenus Dreamers Not Closed!
Some good news for once~

snowdrop writes: Serenus Dreamers decided not to shut down. The group will continue their work but dropped a couple of series. For more details http://www.serenus-dreamers.com/~sizzle-manga/Dream/
Posted by lambchopsil on March 9th 1:00am Comments ( 10 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Shonen Sunday Series
barbapapa writes: ANZAI Nobuyuki, author of Flame of Recca and Marchen Awakens Romance, is starting a series called MiXiM ♀ 12 in issue #21-22 of Shonen Sunday.

FUJITA Kazuhiro, author of Ushio and Tiger and Karakuri Circus is starting a series called Gekkou Jourei in issue #17.
Posted by lambchopsil on March 8th 10:29am Comments ( 8 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Manga Distributor Target of Frequent Hacking
Anonymous writes: For the past few months the site of long time manga distributor, MagicBulletGirl, [also the home to the group Endless Youth and Co.] has been the target of hacking. She scans in various mangas from the magazine Shonen Sunday and seems to always be willing to buy manga if requested. Those zips of raw manga, as well as the ones of manga her group scanlates, were deleted in the most recent spree of hack-deleting.
The identity of the hackers is unknown.
The zips are currently in the process of being restored according to a message on the site.
Posted by lambchopsil on March 5th 11:18pm Comments ( 11 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
HYDE Ltd. Closes Its Doors
Unfortunately, a fairly new group is forced to close down. Guerriero, staff of HYDE Ltd., has stated that his group is dead for right now due to time constraints, including school and Air Force training.

We hope that in the future, they can once again take up scanlating
Posted by lambchopsil on March 4th 10:55pm Comments ( 5 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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