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Is manga scanlation coming to an end?
(6 posts, 466 views) Posted: 5d 16h, 54m 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?
(29 posts, 1626 views) Posted: 16d 5h, 15m 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, 690 views) Posted: 27d 5h, 43m 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, 902 views) Posted: 35d 1h, 44m 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, 420 views) Posted: 41d 11h, 11m 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, 921 views) Posted: 41d 11h, 14m 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, 1833 views) Posted: 45d 3h, 38m 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?
(29 posts, 1626 views) Posted: 46d 3h, 16m 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, 1833 views) Posted: 48d 17h, 36m 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, 2390 views) Posted: 54d 17h, 33m 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, 1231 views) Posted: 68d 4h, 16m 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, 1231 views) Posted: 68d 15h, 57m 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 ...
English releases by Renta
(11 posts, 680 views) Posted: 68d 16h, 8m ago by cmertb in Suggestions & Bugs
I think it should count as licensed. Anything officially released in English should be marked "licensed". ...
New Poll - Dropped Series
(24 posts, 1231 views) Posted: 69d 1h, 43m ago by cmertb in News
Quote from Melrakki
If you want to get definitions of Kanji from reading raw manga (digitally) you can download Kanjitomo which lets you hover over Kanji from images and it'll give you the English definitions.

Great app. Recognizes every character I alread ...
New Poll - Dropped Series
(24 posts, 1231 views) Posted: 69d 6h, 19m ago by cmertb in News
Many series get dropped because their readers fail to make their interest known and make the scanlator feel that their work isn't worthwhile. Many series stay dropped because their readers "Do nothing and wait patiently (sadly)" instead of tryin ...
Assistance for script typing on manga
(2 posts, 265 views) Posted: 71d 15h, 13m ago by cmertb in Recruitment
This has to be the strangest recruit post I've seen in a while. ...
New Poll - New Words/Terms
(16 posts, 763 views) Posted: 76d 14h, 59m ago by cmertb in News
I will never believe that people bother to research unknown terms every single time or even most of the time. Unless it is crucial to understanding the story, you will just skip over it and not even notice much.

I have to assume that instead of answering the question tha ...
Red Hawk Scanlations Closed
(42 posts, 4092 views) Posted: 78d 13h, 37m ago by cmertb in News
It isn't difficult, it's just time consuming. ...
Red Hawk Scanlations Closed
(42 posts, 4092 views) Posted: 79d 10h, 48m ago by cmertb in News
People, why are you talking about DMCA? Don't you read the news? If your early raw provider and probably group member gets arrested, and your whole business model is based on early raw access, what are you going to do? ...
Red Hawk Scanlations Closed
(42 posts, 4092 views) Posted: 79d 12h, 45m ago by cmertb in News
Quote from katsudon
PSA- if your group have members in japan, i recommend you close shop.

it is not worth it.

Hah. With TPP, it might soon be dangerous in many other countries. ...
As Japanese, curious about people doing scanlation and reading them
(26 posts, 2675 views) Posted: 81d 5h, 0m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Quote from amenoumi0340
I see your point. And your suggestion of joining a group as translator sounds well, interesting : ).

Just in case you decide to try it, this is the subforum where scanlation groups advertise looking for staff: http://www.mangaupdates.com/t ...
Why is old manga unpopular?
(29 posts, 1626 views) Posted: 81d 17h, 23m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Quote from Karonhioktha
I wouldn't necessarily say it's due to an "old" art style.
To be frank, a lot of the subject matter from manga 20+ years ago is outdated to us now.
We've now read too many, say, sci-fi manga stories, so to go ...
Japan to strengthen copyright protections in light of TPP
(1 posts, 439 views) Posted: 81d 17h, 30m ago by cmertb in Manga General
The likely implication is that there will be tighter cooperation between law enforcement in different countries, so geography won't be protection anymore.

Like the recent news of several people involved in producing early raws arrested in Japan, we might se ...
Why is old manga unpopular?
(29 posts, 1626 views) Posted: 82d 5h, 3m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Hmm, interesting, I did not think of art at all. Well, I'm not an artsy person, but now I'm curious. Do you think the old style art is simply inferior (less sophisticated) than modern style, or is it that our aesthetics have changed over the years?

Actually, come ...
Is it just me, or has Batoto decided not to let people be able to read the manga on their site?
(30 posts, 2771 views) Posted: 82d 5h, 11m ago by cmertb in Manga General
I suppose your basic problem is that you consider your quite banal arguments as something of utmost importance and then you think people fail to understand you when they disregard them. In reality, your arguments are disregarded simply because everyone has ...

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