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If you were an assistant for your favorite mangaka, what would you love most about the job?
Getting paid
Touching the mangaka
Being the first one to see the next chapter
Witnessing the mangaka at work
Seeing the mangaka's face
Breathing in the same air as the mangaka
Having the mangaka's phone number
Talking with the mangaka about his/her manga
Knowing the mangaka on a personal level
Being the mangaka's idea bank
Adding/refining drawing details
Cleaning artwork going out of panels
Being listed in the credits for a series
Gaining experience as an artist
Other
 
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Why is Crunchyroll a scanlator group?
(47 posts, 6612 views) Posted: 486d 20h, 5m ago by babel in Suggestions & Bugs
Quote from FormX
I don't know about this, only the latest chapter is free and then you need to pay for the same chapter after the newest one comes out.
Eg. Kimi no Iru Machi 257 is no longer free on CR. ...



This.

Crunchyroll releases certainly don't qua ...
Group Links Removed
(226 posts, 35585 views) Posted: 539d 19h, 14m ago by babel in News
If not for the online readers raking in the cash in full view of the original publishers, I doubt that this would have ever happened. The only thing the morons who targeted this site will achieve is to push more business their way, and I have to wonder if this was not the in ...
Group Links Removed
(226 posts, 35585 views) Posted: 540d 0h, 18m ago by babel in News
This I think is the main issue here. The on-line reader sites (the only pirates here) - are going to become even busier and richer now.
Are they being dealt with in any way? Nope.
This is retarded. ...
New Poll - Last Gen Consoles
(52 posts, 3037 views) Posted: 551d 3h, 57m ago by babel in News
PC-only (and a hell of a lot of hours on 2 PSPs I've owned since 2005- jailbroken of course..). I've played on other peoples PS3s and Xbawks 360s, but wasn't hugely impressed (although I DO like the Xbox controller - I use one on my PC for the ...
Vortex Scans need translators
(3 posts, 471 views) Posted: 582d 12h, 48m ago by babel in Recruitment
I was just over at their site and read that their main translator for Minamoto's Story (PROzess) has left them, and the translator who was learning the ropes was having too much difficulty, so they are now in trouble and asking for new recruits.

They can be re ...
PSP or PS2 RPG suggestions?
(20 posts, 2179 views) Posted: 587d 18h, 8m ago by babel in Games
I've had two PSPs since 2005 and I still use them regularly. Over the years I've come to the conclusion that some types of games are better on it than others. Driving and straight fighting games are not very good IMHO - the PSP pad gives too much p ...
/a/non scanlations folds
(0 posts, 860 views) Posted: 669d 17h, 35m ago by babel in Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio
Sadly /a/non scanlator has announced he's dropped the last two titles he was scanlating, one of which was Arpeggio. He's done a great job and I wish him well.

Here's hoping someone picks this title up and does as good a job as he did. ...
Sura's Place/JanimeS Closing
(77 posts, 10736 views) Posted: 742d 5h, 9m ago by babel in News
Sad news indeed. The even sadder thing is that Mangafox won't give a $h*t about it.

Well all I can say is thanks to Sura/JanimeS for all the years and thousands of hours (and dollars!) spent bringing us all those titles. ...
New Poll - Anime OP/ED
(51 posts, 5747 views) Posted: 824d 14h, 41m ago by babel in News
Quote from quark1020
TERRIBLE POLL!! BLARGBLARGRAGEBLARG!!


Agree 100%

My answer? whichever one is better..... ...
The Endless Abyss Isn't So Endless
(17 posts, 2615 views) Posted: 864d 9h, 10m ago by babel in News
I always hate to see groups go. I hate it even more when they are good at what they do, and have been established a long time, like EA and Willful Muse were. There's always a small voice which says 'is this a trend which will result in the death of tru ...
Merry Christmas 2012
(16 posts, 3461 views) Posted: 884d 6h, 26m ago by babel in News
Jingle bells to everyone at baka and to all the scanlators who made my 2012 better for their presence.
Wishing you a happy and peaceful new year too. ...
RippersAnime/Crazyankan scans stop
(7 posts, 1756 views) Posted: 895d 1h, 4m ago by babel in Battle Angel Alita: Last Order
As far as I know, the new group (Pixie Dust) is using the translations from the Rippersanime group. The future of the scanlations depends on whether or not those translations continue, unless the group at some point gets its own TLer of course.

Personally I hope ...
RippersAnime/Crazyankan scans stop
(7 posts, 1756 views) Posted: 895d 13h, 32m ago by babel in Battle Angel Alita: Last Order
The new western publishers of Last Order (Kodansha) requested that the group stop scanlating this title, and the group have complied. Consequently, chapter 114 is the last release by them.

Personally, it's a sad day for me as I've been following the g ...
Is this all the same story?
(7 posts, 1713 views) Posted: 903d 1h, 42m ago by babel in Bakemonogatari (Novel)
Quote from gundamgundam
Also, "Monogatari" is NOT a formal, official term for the franchise, that's why nobody uses it formally in any encyclopedia/database since again, it's an informal term.


Check Wikipedia again. You'll noti ...
Scanlations now ending
(0 posts, 639 views) Posted: 921d 0h, 16m ago by babel in Sweet Blue Flowers
According to Lillicious, who have been scanlating this title, Aoi Hana is now licensed by Jmanga and as such they are discontinuing the scanlations. All existing chapters will be pulled from their site in a couple of weeks from today. ...
New Poll - Bad Parts of Manga
(38 posts, 3637 views) Posted: 1013d 5h, 31m ago by babel in News
Yeah two good examples there of poor endings. I think it's because of the way that Manga are created that leads to so many of these. Simply put, when you write a novel, you create the whole thing in one go for publication, so if the story was weak at the e ...
New Poll - Bad Parts of Manga
(38 posts, 3637 views) Posted: 1013d 5h, 57m ago by babel in News
I was really torn here. If I could I would have voted for Bad/weak endings AND Uninspiring/lame characters AND Lackluster plot AND Lack of originality. Many Manga titles (especially those for the Shounen demographic) seem frequently plagued by the combina ...
Negima to end after three more chapters
(32 posts, 1890 views) Posted: 1209d 10h, 52m ago by babel in News
lambchopsil: "I for one am very excited. Did you know that Negima was the very first series that I helped scanlate?"

Hell, I knew I'd seen your name before when I first joined here, but I couldn't place it exactly. Now I remember, it was at Aq ...
Do you watch less anime now?
(121 posts, 10997 views) Posted: 1222d 16h, 36m ago by babel in Manga General
I'm actually the opposite of most of you guys. I'm watching more anime and reading less manga than I did at this time last year.

Like many I started by watching anime and gradually finding out about manga. By 2009 my manga reading outstripped the n ...
im liking this
(9 posts, 938 views) Posted: 1222d 17h, 0m ago by babel in Klan
Beautiful art but somehow the story isn't grabbing me. On top of that this is yet another title that's suddenly sprouted watermarks on every scanlated page, which kind removes the only real reason I was reading it. I'll certainly be dropping it unle ...
Dynasty Scans Closing
(14 posts, 1640 views) Posted: 1275d 16h, 30m ago by babel in News
Though I haven't followed their recent stuff, I used to download most of their output in the early days (which goes back to about 5 or 6 years ago IIRC), especially Pastel which I still read. They did a great job on their titles; only a small handful of groups could m ...
Ascension Scanlations officially closing down.
(17 posts, 844 views) Posted: 1334d 21h, 6m ago by babel in News
I'd like to add my thanks for your work (especially for finishing Cannon God). Hope all goes well with your masters and future career. ...
Ascension Scanlations officially closing down.
(17 posts, 844 views) Posted: 1334d 21h, 8m ago by babel in News
No, I'm pretty sure it's you taking it the wrong way. ...
About matias067
(131 posts, 6918 views) Posted: 1362d 22h, 44m ago by babel in News
Very sad that yet another Scanlator is calling it quits due to the greed of others. I'm kind of surprised that matias067 has only been warned for his actions, but I understand that MU is short of staff and need to hang on to those they have. I hope he stops this c ...
New Poll - Target Demographic
(20 posts, 1254 views) Posted: 1382d 20h, 53m ago by babel in News
That sums me up too (except I'm reading less shounen these days. Too much of it is generic crap). ...

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