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Obtain a harem
Beat the final boss (or best fighter)
Take over the world
Introduce technology
Learn magic
Blend in with the locals and live a normal life
 
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Why is Crunchyroll a scanlator group?
(47 posts, 6786 views) Posted: 519d 18h, 51m 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, 36060 views) Posted: 572d 18h, 0m 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, 36060 views) Posted: 572d 23h, 4m 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, 3114 views) Posted: 584d 2h, 42m 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, 477 views) Posted: 615d 11h, 34m 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, 2213 views) Posted: 620d 16h, 53m 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, 874 views) Posted: 702d 16h, 20m 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, 10944 views) Posted: 775d 3h, 54m 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, 5817 views) Posted: 857d 13h, 27m 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, 2641 views) Posted: 897d 7h, 56m 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, 3479 views) Posted: 917d 5h, 11m 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, 1786 views) Posted: 927d 23h, 50m 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, 1786 views) Posted: 928d 12h, 18m 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, 1747 views) Posted: 936d 0h, 28m 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, 650 views) Posted: 953d 23h, 2m 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, 3665 views) Posted: 1046d 4h, 17m 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, 3665 views) Posted: 1046d 4h, 43m 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, 1918 views) Posted: 1242d 9h, 38m 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, 11101 views) Posted: 1255d 15h, 21m 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, 955 views) Posted: 1255d 15h, 46m 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, 1654 views) Posted: 1308d 15h, 15m 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, 861 views) Posted: 1367d 19h, 52m 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, 861 views) Posted: 1367d 19h, 54m ago by babel in News
No, I'm pretty sure it's you taking it the wrong way. ...
About matias067
(131 posts, 7058 views) Posted: 1395d 21h, 30m 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, 1298 views) Posted: 1415d 19h, 39m 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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