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Group Links Update 2
(45 posts, 3426 views) Posted: 134d 3h, 30m ago by Hinokai in News
You don't really need to put a face on anything, it's obviously Crunchyroll considering the timing. Gotta protect those licenses to put on a good impression for the new investors. ...
Group Links Removed
(226 posts, 23323 views) Posted: 137d 2h, 58m ago by Hinokai in News
What is this, the DMCA equivalent of a Pay-up-or-else scheme? Send a ridiculous notice and then go 'Oh, but we can begrudgingly accept you removing all links from your site'.
How absurd. ...
Group Links Removed
(226 posts, 23323 views) Posted: 137d 5h, 58m ago by Hinokai in News
Could be Crunchyroll, recently opening their manga department and all. ...
Sura's Place/JanimeS Closing
(77 posts, 7294 views) Posted: 338d 7h, 37m ago by Hinokai in News
Well, in my mind it is that 2D. Scanlation groups are not entitled to whine about Mangafox taking their work and proftting off it because they don't own or have any right whatsoever to that work.

And no, scanlation is not a grey area. It's illegal. You can' ...
Sura's Place/JanimeS Closing
(77 posts, 7294 views) Posted: 338d 15h, 55m ago by Hinokai in News
You misunderstand the point of my posts.
I have no issue with Sura's Place or how it was operated, on the contrary, I find the amount of releases to be incredibly impressive and the loss of such a group to be damaging. What I take issue with is not the group i ...
Sura's Place/JanimeS Closing
(77 posts, 7294 views) Posted: 338d 19h, 57m ago by Hinokai in News
I just draw issue with the fact that 'online readers stealing from scanlators' is the far more prevalent line as opposed to 'online readers stealing from the mangaka', when really, the latter is the only one that is true, and that's why I' ...
Sura's Place/JanimeS Closing
(77 posts, 7294 views) Posted: 338d 20h, 37m ago by Hinokai in News
A site about scanlation is best suited to a discussion of it's ethics, is it not?
Not to mention it's specifically on topic as the news post and Sura's Place cites Mangafox hosting releases, which is my main discussion point, and I haven't been p ...
Sura's Place/JanimeS Closing
(77 posts, 7294 views) Posted: 338d 21h, 45m ago by Hinokai in News
Many mangaka (and content creators in any medium) consider illegal reproduction of their creation to be disrespectful as well. Why are scanlators more important than the people who make the medium we consume? ...
Sura's Place/JanimeS Closing
(77 posts, 7294 views) Posted: 338d 21h, 54m ago by Hinokai in News
The day scanlator entitlement reaches a level where they have to wrap a mangaka's work in elaborate DRM in order to get their ego fix is a day when we should all pack up and move on to a different medium because nobody will be doing it for the love of ...
Sura's Place/JanimeS Closing
(77 posts, 7294 views) Posted: 339d 1h, 59m ago by Hinokai in News
Of course, it takes work to produce a scanlation, but it takes far more work to produce the original manga in the first place. Yet I rarely see a group up in arms that Mangafox is illegally profiting of of the original authors work, it's usually that Mangafox is pro ...
Sura's Place/JanimeS Closing
(77 posts, 7294 views) Posted: 339d 3h, 14m ago by Hinokai in News
Shame to lose an old and productive group like this.
I always find it a little hypocritical when people condemn online readers or download sites for hosting their scanlations when they're hosting the creator's work illegally to begin with though. ...
New Poll - Bad Spelling/Grammar
(81 posts, 6947 views) Posted: 495d 2h, 13m ago by Hinokai in News
If you riddle your release with typos, grammar mistakes, or worst of all, incomprehensible sentences, then you probably shouldn't be scanlating in the first place.

Everyone makes mistakes, so sure, I'm not saying that an error here and there isn' ...
:: Mediocrity is recruiting ::
(1 posts, 502 views) Posted: 1558d 7h, 18m ago by Hinokai in Recruitment
Well, as the topic states, I am recruiting for my small group (read: just me at the moment).

I'm not especially good with words, so bear with me.
Just like almost every other group out there I'm looking for a J to E translator.
There's a few things I' ...
Small Site Layout Change
(115 posts, 2678 views) Posted: 1560d 1h, 22m ago by Hinokai in News
I kind of preferred the old design more. ...
Typesetter looking for people to work with.
(1 posts, 523 views) Posted: 1651d 20h, 10m ago by Hinokai in Recruitment
Hello, I've been leeching scans for a while now and I decided that I may as well return the favor to the community, and since I have an abundance of free time for a while, I decided now was the time to do it.

I have moderate ability as a typesetter but I'll b ...
Announcing History! Inside Scanlation!
(55 posts, 1759 views) Posted: 1651d 21h, 48m ago by Hinokai in News
Not necessary, maybe, but its the best way for people to see it, a lot of people may only go straight to the new releases (I know I do sometimes).

Not like it hampers your browsing in anyway. Great site too. ...
Viz taking over scanlated manga?
(134 posts, 16904 views) Posted: 1669d 3h, 38m ago by Hinokai in Chatter Box
Quote from PossessedNinja
No, they hadn't approached Viz yet, like I said, someone blew the lid off before they could do so...


Ah, ok then, well either way, not like there's much to do but wait and see what happens. ...
Viz taking over scanlated manga?
(134 posts, 16904 views) Posted: 1669d 4h, 25m ago by Hinokai in Chatter Box
Quote from PossessedNinja
I seriously doubt this plan will go into motion anytime soon, someone out there blew the lid off this thing and exposed it to everyone. Obviously, Mangahelpers is going to push back on these plans. So the "waiting for viz's take ...
Viz taking over scanlated manga?
(134 posts, 16904 views) Posted: 1669d 4h, 32m ago by Hinokai in Chatter Box
Well, most of all, Viz's response, along with some more details on things. They need to have an open discussion with people or something, maybe that would help them keep some of their userbase if people new exactly what would happen. ...
Viz taking over scanlated manga?
(134 posts, 16904 views) Posted: 1669d 4h, 49m ago by Hinokai in Chatter Box
Quote from blakraven66
<lots of text>

OMG, I'm trying to look for the good in people...I'm usually pessimistic... >.>


You could have fooled me.

You make some good points though, but all we can do is wait I guess. ...
Viz taking over scanlated manga?
(134 posts, 16904 views) Posted: 1669d 5h, 27m ago by Hinokai in Chatter Box
I'm pretty sure that even though they'll start with mainly Viz stuff, they want to get their hands on anything they can license, and to use as many scanlations (that are volunteered by anyone who volunteers them, note - not paid for) and then make big pro ...
Viz taking over scanlated manga?
(134 posts, 16904 views) Posted: 1669d 6h, 3m ago by Hinokai in Chatter Box
If they weren't selling anything, why would they list online scanlations as competition on page 19? Why do they comment on how they intend on getting licenses to make the scanlations legal to sell? Why do they use data on read and downloaded scans as the ...
Viz taking over scanlated manga?
(134 posts, 16904 views) Posted: 1669d 7h, 11m ago by Hinokai in Chatter Box
Sorry if im reposting stuff thats already been mentioned, but it was stated (possibly edited in) on MH that the scans already there wont be sold without permission, thankfully.

And yes, they are indeed planning on making the site pay to read, and on page 19 of the busin ...

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