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As Japanese, curious about people doing scanlation and reading them
(26 posts, 3893 views) Posted: 556d 17h, 13m 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, 2019 views) Posted: 628d 16h, 33m 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, 801 views) Posted: 642d 0h, 3m 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, 801 views) Posted: 642d 3h, 52m 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, 754 views) Posted: 643d 20h, 35m 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, 1363 views) Posted: 660d 13h, 37m 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, 1334 views) Posted: 662d 13h, 24m 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, 1811 views) Posted: 666d 0h, 53m 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, 3971 views) Posted: 671d 3h, 56m 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, 2019 views) Posted: 675d 13h, 37m 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, 3394 views) Posted: 676d 13h, 16m 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, 42938 views) Posted: 676d 20h, 24m 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, 3394 views) Posted: 676d 20h, 30m 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, 20201 views) Posted: 684d 15h, 5m 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, 20201 views) Posted: 684d 22h, 50m 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, 20201 views) Posted: 687d 2h, 23m 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, 20201 views) Posted: 687d 4h, 29m 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, 20201 views) Posted: 687d 16h, 33m 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, 20201 views) Posted: 687d 19h, 1m 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, 20201 views) Posted: 687d 21h, 13m 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, 20201 views) Posted: 688d 17h, 10m 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, 20201 views) Posted: 690d 18h, 6m 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, 20201 views) Posted: 690d 22h, 53m 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, 20201 views) Posted: 690d 23h, 56m 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, 20201 views) Posted: 691d 0h, 29m 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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