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As Japanese, curious about people doing scanlation and reading them
(26 posts, 3282 views) Posted: 225d 7h, 49m ago by -shiratori- in Manga General
I'm a scanlator; I'm in my mid-20s, but am still in education, so I have enough free time to spend on translating manga.

I think what has drawn me towards manga and scanlation as a non-Japanese person is the Japanese concept of "cute", w ...
White skin
(15 posts, 1576 views) Posted: 297d 7h, 9m ago by -shiratori- in Manga General
Quote from NightSwan
Quote from kLuTz243
I've been reading quite a few LNs recently and I noticed that they always describe beautiful girls with "big eyes" and "snow-white" skin. I know this is a standard of beauty in Asian countries ...
Doing research on scanlation
(5 posts, 581 views) Posted: 310d 14h, 39m ago by -shiratori- in Manga General
Quote from mattfabb
For me, it's not that they are horrible, its more that the selection criteria seem to be quite narrow. In comparison, the selection available in scanlation is much broader in terms of generes and target demographics. This is something that ...
Doing research on scanlation
(5 posts, 581 views) Posted: 310d 18h, 28m ago by -shiratori- in Manga General
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One of the things that I could not really explain in detail in my thesis is the issue of motivation. There is a motivation to read scanlations (maybe because there is no other way to get some manga series) and there is a motivation to scanlate, which is different, b ...
Be able to search using Japanese characters
(5 posts, 653 views) Posted: 312d 11h, 11m ago by -shiratori- in Suggestions & Bugs
If you use the search box on the start page, it only searches for released scanlations, which naturally don't have Japanese titles. You need to click on "Go" and then use the "Title" search. I just recently learned that as well lol. ...
Mental Illness/Disorders
(7 posts, 1074 views) Posted: 329d 4h, 13m ago by -shiratori- in I'm Looking For...
Try Mozuya-san Gyakujousuru. It says it's about a "tsundere syndrome", but it's actually closer to paranoid schizophrenia. ...
Traditional Chinese or Simplified Chinese?
(4 posts, 881 views) Posted: 331d 4h, 0m ago by -shiratori- in Chatter Box
Do you want to translate manhua or manga translated in Chinese?

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I do not care about SPEAKING the language because I realized that Chinese characters are not based on phonetics (sounds), so learning how to write does not help you learn how to speak. ...
Mangator Release
(17 posts, 1607 views) Posted: 334d 15h, 30m ago by -shiratori- in Suggestions & Bugs
Quote from lambchopsil
Do you guys realize that the 2nd post in this thread is me saying that we're allowing it?


I guess they just assumed that you guys would do something about it if the userbase voices their discontent. Silly people. ...
New Poll - Pirate Remorse
(34 posts, 3144 views) Posted: 339d 18h, 32m ago by -shiratori- in News
Quote from residentgrigo
5903 picked male and 6117 picked female. Women proved to be more open minded but i was nice to get to pick the choice that the market wanted from me for a change.


Well, I'm pretty positive the userbase here is at least 70% fe ...
White skin
(15 posts, 1576 views) Posted: 344d 4h, 13m ago by -shiratori- in Manga General
Yeah, I think white skin looks more feminine.

I'm not sure how it is among other people, but there's also a noticeable sex difference in skin tone among the Japanese. The women are a bit lighter-skinned and the men a bit darker. Probably a product of m ...
New Poll - Genders and Demographics
(28 posts, 2843 views) Posted: 345d 3h, 52m ago by -shiratori- in News
Quote from mikako17
Odd assumption to make...and also it'd be weird to add since yaoi and yuri aren't demographics. The poll isn't asking for preferred genre, it's preferred demographic and everyone should answer that question unles ...
Mangalator/Raffmanga is down
(24 posts, 37421 views) Posted: 345d 11h, 0m ago by -shiratori- in Chatter Box
If it's a DMCA issue, they should try making the site private with access through registration only. Maybe ban Japanese IP addresses too.

Publishers don't care much for English scans hosted online, but the Japanese raws are a thorn in their side. ...
New Poll - Genders and Demographics
(28 posts, 2843 views) Posted: 345d 11h, 6m ago by -shiratori- in News
I'm male and mostly read moe-type Seinen.

There should be poll options for yaoi and yuri though, since I'm sure all the fujoshis not voting is distorting the results. ...
MangaLator.ch - Everything You Should Know
(112 posts, 17434 views) Posted: 353d 5h, 41m ago by -shiratori- in Suggestions & Bugs
Quote from cmertb
It's actually a pretty famous sociological experiment in which most choose "no" time and again.


Citation needed.

Quote from cmertb
Although I can't discount the possibility that the amount is clouding your judgment. I don ...
MangaLator.ch - Everything You Should Know
(112 posts, 17434 views) Posted: 353d 13h, 26m ago by -shiratori- in Suggestions & Bugs
Quote from cmertb
"The burden of proof lies on you for assuming that mangafox and the like hurt your group in the first place. So bring it on, I'm waiting." -- the burden of proof lies on both of us since we both put forward our hypotheses. You get ...
MangaLator.ch - Everything You Should Know
(112 posts, 17434 views) Posted: 355d 16h, 59m ago by -shiratori- in Suggestions & Bugs
Quote from cmertb
"Please feel free to prove me wrong." -- I will, after one of two things happens: either a) you attempt to prove your original assertion; or b) you admit that you were making the claim without any ability to back it up, what is colloquially kn ...
MangaLator.ch - Everything You Should Know
(112 posts, 17434 views) Posted: 355d 19h, 5m ago by -shiratori- in Suggestions & Bugs
Quote from cmertb
"What do you lose from them hosting your scans?" -- My faith in humanity.


If that much makes you lose your faith in humanity, you must be the greatest misanthrope ever by now.

Quote from cmertb
"But as I explained before, the ...
MangaLator.ch - Everything You Should Know
(112 posts, 17434 views) Posted: 356d 7h, 9m ago by -shiratori- in Suggestions & Bugs
Quote from cmertb
It's not a principle, but a normal ingrained reaction of a social animal that is the human being, who doesn't like when some people take advantage of others. It's like saying that touching something extremely hot and immediate ...
MangaLator.ch - Everything You Should Know
(112 posts, 17434 views) Posted: 356d 9h, 38m ago by -shiratori- in Suggestions & Bugs
Quote from cmertb
We care because that's what differentiates human beings from simpler animals. People will try to enforce fair play even if it is disadvantageous to them (depending on the price, of course). There are various sociological experiments tha ...
MangaLator.ch - Everything You Should Know
(112 posts, 17434 views) Posted: 356d 11h, 49m ago by -shiratori- in Suggestions & Bugs
Quote from T1
Nothing wrong with bitching. Scanlators do it when their readers decide to not visit their site and instead go to mangafox and help them earning money on the releases... for FREE! Leechers do it when they think it's been long enough since they ...
MangaLator.ch - Everything You Should Know
(112 posts, 17434 views) Posted: 357d 7h, 47m ago by -shiratori- in Suggestions & Bugs
Quote from train93
I see your point but I see Prozess' point to. If we make a poll, it would create a precedent. We wouldn't be doing an exception, we would be changing the rules of this site. They would no longer bear absolute value. For example, if I wa ...
MangaLator.ch - Everything You Should Know
(112 posts, 17434 views) Posted: 359d 8h, 43m ago by -shiratori- in Suggestions & Bugs
Quote from PROzess
Quote from -shiratori-
Hey, I'm not the one whining about scanlation being "dead" because of people like me here. Boo hoo.

Quote from PROzess
Maybe you ought to get a job then instead of spending time on scanlation?


An ...
MangaLator.ch - Everything You Should Know
(112 posts, 17434 views) Posted: 359d 13h, 29m ago by -shiratori- in Suggestions & Bugs
Quote from PROzess
Hue Hue Hue
Poor soul. I bet you're the only person on earth, who has ever faced hardships. You have my condolences, really.



Hey, I'm not the one whining about scanlation being "dead" because of people like me he ...
MangaLator.ch - Everything You Should Know
(112 posts, 17434 views) Posted: 359d 14h, 32m ago by -shiratori- in Suggestions & Bugs
Quote from PROzess
Quote from -shiratori-
How do you think charity organizations are being run? The goal is not to make profit, but at least financially compensate their employees. Scanlation is the same. I wouldn't be able to afford to work 5+ hours every d ...
MangaLator.ch - Everything You Should Know
(112 posts, 17434 views) Posted: 359d 15h, 5m ago by -shiratori- in Suggestions & Bugs
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People who wants donation for running their websites/buying raws/scanlating are trash. Why? Because they make scanlation a business by doing this.


How do you think charity organizations are being run? The goal is not to make profit, but at least financially ...

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