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Have you read any classic manga series recently?
Within the last year
Maybe 5 years ago
It's been 10 years
15+ years ago
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Translations
(4 posts, 289 views) Posted: 22d 3h, 33m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Quote from rozen1
Translaslations only translate manga of already existing raws or whatever the source is, but do NOT scan it.

Scanlations translate AND do scanning of manga, it's pretty easy to comprehend the difference.

That's an assumption ba ...
Translations
(4 posts, 289 views) Posted: 39d 18h, 6m ago by cmertb in Manga General
And sometimes you find "Fansubs".

Noobs aren't up to speed on the lingo, that's all it means. Unfortunately, if their group name sticks around, the result is that the meaning of the original terminology begins to shift, creating confusion. ...
Bad Translation
(14 posts, 819 views) Posted: 40d 8h, 1m ago by cmertb in Manga General
So basically, based on text alone, it is usually inconclusive. I would really hesitate to use these points to differentiate between a terrible human tler and a machine tl. Now, if a group admits to using machine translation, that is a different story.

Actually, your point about u ...
Bad Translation
(14 posts, 819 views) Posted: 41d 2h, 23m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Quote from Serendipity_
I have noticed for a long period of time that translators use Google translate as a means to...well translate a manga.

I think you have a bit of a terminology issue. Whoever uses google translate should not be described as a translator.

On the ...
Manga about Scanlation/Scanlating process?
(5 posts, 392 views) Posted: 61d 4h, 34m ago by cmertb in Manga General
I suspect it would be a pretty boring manga.

The only exciting stuff that ever happens in scanaltion is release wars with groups trading accusations in public. ...
New Scanlation Group for Newbies, but I need an experienced person as a co-leader I guess, in addition older groups I can't describe it in the 125 characters, pls read
(9 posts, 578 views) Posted: 62d 3h, 59m ago by cmertb in Recruitment
Quote from hurafloyd
The best way is to have a proofreader that knows the language check your translation.

My whole experience tells me that this isn't true. I've been on both ends of TLC, and it is generally not a good thing for anyone. It makes the T ...
Manga reader website that sponsors the author.
(7 posts, 1098 views) Posted: 90d 4h, 37m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Is it supposed to be a non-profit site? Then it will run like crap, like most volunteer projects.

If it is a for profit site (after paying the mangaka or rights owner), then why would scanlators work for it for free?

If it also pays scanlators, then it becomes non-viable as a bus ...
The SFX Issue
(43 posts, 6006 views) Posted: 90d 5h, 54m ago by cmertb in Manga General
I would prefer to have sfx translated for the sake of completeness, but only if the cost of doing that is negligible. And since that cost is never negligible, I would say screw them. The only exception is when an sfx is integral to understanding what is going on in the pan ...
Would you read it?
(9 posts, 710 views) Posted: 90d 5h, 59m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Personally, based on the description alone, I wouldn't read it. But if it received good reviews, then I would.

Which brings me to the important point: it doesn't matter what your story idea is. Most people can come up with a dozen good story ideas per wee ...
Translator looking for help!
(5 posts, 986 views) Posted: 151d 2h, 51m ago by cmertb in Recruitment
There is none. If you don't enjoy the process itself, this isn't for you. ...
New Poll - Kidnapped Daughter
(37 posts, 3145 views) Posted: 169d 5h, 34m ago by cmertb in News
You're taking this poll too seriously and not seriously enough at the same time. ...
Manga - Anime t.v series
(5 posts, 447 views) Posted: 188d 15h, 6m ago by cmertb in Manga General
You forgot that it needs to be well made. There are plenty of great manga that got turned into mediocre anime that no one care much about. ...
New Poll - Publication Frequency
(16 posts, 1950 views) Posted: 198d 12h, 2m ago by cmertb in News
I won't read anything until it's finished anymore, so I suppose my choice is the entire series.

As for how I would release if I could... daily. ...
Is manga scanlation coming to an end?
(8 posts, 1632 views) Posted: 212d 13h, 22m ago by cmertb in Manga General
I don't know if the number of releases is dropping, but it certainly isn't growing. Scanlation has been stagnating for years in terms of volume.

Now there are also legit manga sources online, so if you don't count them as scanlation, it is quite poss ...
Why is old manga unpopular?
(32 posts, 3266 views) Posted: 223d 1h, 43m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Raw availability for old series shouldn't be considered in this discussion. From the start, I specifically compared old series that are in fact being scanlated right now. They are there, as easy to find as any other recently scanlated work; nevertheless, few read ...
New Poll - Other Manga Activities
(21 posts, 2329 views) Posted: 234d 2h, 10m ago by cmertb in News
Unfortunately, I still scanlate.

Well, I also fansub, but not as much. ...
New Poll - Another Anime vs. Manga
(28 posts, 2453 views) Posted: 241d 22h, 12m ago by cmertb in News
The question is, is only the manga "reportedly good", or the anime as well? If the anime is good, I'll just watch it, and screw the manga. But if the anime has bad reviews, then I will never watch it, and just read the manga. I would never do both, unle ...
I would like to upload my very own manga series please, how can I do that here?
(6 posts, 714 views) Posted: 248d 7h, 38m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Batoto aspires to host self-published manga (and other comics), so you could try there. ...
New Poll - Evil Laughter
(20 posts, 2491 views) Posted: 248d 7h, 41m ago by cmertb in News
Can't stand this "fufufufu" crap in manga. It's simply improper transliteration due to disregarding the fact that there is no "hu" syllable in Japanese, so it's represented with "fu". It should have been "huhu ...
New Poll - Bad Scanlations
(55 posts, 4342 views) Posted: 252d 0h, 6m ago by cmertb in News
It's interesting how the dominant opinion in the comments is the opposite of the dominant opinion in the poll itself. ...
Why is old manga unpopular?
(32 posts, 3266 views) Posted: 252d 23h, 43m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Quote from Kawaiiprincess
Because they are old, duh! none

This is as perceptive as it is cogent. ...
New Poll - Bad Scanlations
(55 posts, 4342 views) Posted: 255d 14h, 3m ago by cmertb in News
Quote from Gleam
Unless some group barged in which result in two (or more) groups doing releases almost simultaneously (like with popular shounen manga), scanlators rarely do a re-release of chapters that already had been released by someone else. Espe ...
New Poll - Blood Boil
(68 posts, 5877 views) Posted: 261d 14h, 1m ago by cmertb in News
This is not a well thought out question.

If a character in a manga holds questionable views or engages in questionable activities, that alone isn't sufficient for a normal reader to get pissed about it. It comes down to mangaka's own attitude toward that. If ...
New Poll - Dropped Series
(24 posts, 3052 views) Posted: 275d 0h, 44m ago by cmertb in News
I'd say it's fairly impossible. Groups are always running at near 100% capacity, and when they have spare capacity, they already have something in mind they're going to pick up. An ideal situation would be where there is one common potential ...
New Poll - Dropped Series
(24 posts, 3052 views) Posted: 275d 12h, 24m ago by cmertb in News
You're a little confused. Attention to the scanlator's person is not the same as attention to the work. A scanlator (or, more specifically, a translator) who loves a series can just read it without translating it for others. If you translate it, it means you wan ...

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