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Your favorite series was dropped by the only group scanlating it, so you...
Find the raws and look at them without understanding the words
Ask other groups to pick it up
Bug the old group to pick it up again
Try to start your own scanlation group
Learn the language so that you can read it yourself
Look for summaries or synopsis to spoil yourself and feed the urge
Do nothing and wait patiently (sadly)
I already read the original language, so no worries
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New Poll - Translation Accuracy vs Fluency
(56 posts, 6845 views) Posted: 945d 18h, 34m ago by mewarmo990 in News
Professional localization translator here, who started doing amateur translation years ago as a hobby.

Let me say that while semantic accuracy (meaning) is, of course, paramount, the choices presented in the poll are oversimplifications.

A good translation transm ...
New Poll - Scanlation Ethics
(80 posts, 11663 views) Posted: 1177d 1h, 33m ago by mewarmo990 in News
It is wrong, but not hard to sympathize with those who do. It sucks for people who can't get the media in their region at a reasonable price, and have to resort to piracy.

Yeah, there will always be pirates and people who will do anything to get stuff for free but ...
(59 posts, 22107 views) Posted: 1302d 19h, 34m ago by mewarmo990 in Claymore
Quote from Toto
That is not official. That is speculation based on limited information.

Basing completion on a preview of the next magazine's ToC does not a series end

Speculation? Yes, it does.

Read the bottom left panel.

For whatever reason -- be it author or publisher decision -- it' ...
New Poll - Sports
(78 posts, 8580 views) Posted: 1302d 19h, 41m ago by mewarmo990 in News
Bullfighting! ...
New Poll - Sports
(78 posts, 8580 views) Posted: 1303d 6h, 2m ago by mewarmo990 in News
My opinion on sports manga is that the sport doesn't matter. Chances are it's going to get turned into some crazy superhuman Dragonball thing like Prince of Tennis anyway, since recording an actual bout of most sports in comic book form would be ...
New Poll - Amount of Ecchi
(79 posts, 11887 views) Posted: 1317d 17h, 32m ago by mewarmo990 in News
What kind of series are we talking about here?

Sex appeal and sexual jokes aren't necessary at all or even relevant for a lot of genres, and it seems like a very odd question to ask. Sounds to me like this poll is limited to shounen series targeted at adolescen ...
New Poll - The Extras in Volumes
(18 posts, 2012 views) Posted: 1327d 19h, 22m ago by mewarmo990 in News
re: communicating with authors, I think most would be put off by the language barrier. ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 170 - Marrying a Manga Character
(45 posts, 5294 views) Posted: 1377d 3h, 5m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Ho ho ho!


Unless the question is if the character was a person in real life. Then it becomes tricky, right? Not really, because most of these fictional characters would be hard to get along with in real life.

I'm looking at you, every tsundere girl ever. Nobody w ...
MangaStream Drops VIZ Media Licensed Series
(170 posts, 20114 views) Posted: 1386d 14h, 7m ago by mewarmo990 in News
A shame to see their most popular work dropped.

But MangaStream is correct in their announcement. It's something mangaka Ken Akamatsu noted in his Twitter and interviews as well - if companies are going to consistently release delayed, expensive, and ...
Site Manga Poll Suggestions
(2131 posts, 535946 views) Posted: 1491d 17h, 35m ago by mewarmo990 in Manga General
Are you a...?

- Potato
- Not a potato
- Steak

Kidding. How about:

Assuming money is not an object, how do you prefer to consume your manga?

- Printed book/volume of a series
- Printed periodical considering multiple series
- Online reader
- A digital file on my com ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 156 - Fantasy vs. Reality
(41 posts, 3031 views) Posted: 1491d 17h, 37m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Reality, probably.

Maybe a fantasy world, but if and only if I could still have all my knowledge from the real world. Science, yo. ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 154 - Animals in Manga
(23 posts, 2209 views) Posted: 1505d 7h, 14m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Doesn't matter to me as long as it's well thought out.

Animals in manga can serve any purpose, from monsters, to characters we actually care about, to comic relief. It's the execution that matters most. ...
What should you really be doing now instead of MU?
(513 posts, 30850 views) Posted: 1550d 8h, 2m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Translating Fate/hollow ataraxia. ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 147 - Recruitment Pages
(24 posts, 2612 views) Posted: 1552d 17h, 31m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
I don't really care one way or the other, but if you're going to advertise, that's the one place readers will see for sure. ...
American comic book suggestions?
(20 posts, 1992 views) Posted: 1576d 16h, 37m ago by mewarmo990 in I'm Looking For...
Watchmen is amazing. It might fall as a little too cerebral for your tastes if you want something light, though.

Also, the whole Marvel Civil War/Initiative crossover story arcs are a lot of fun to read, even if they are riddled with the usual inconsistencies. ...
Today, for the first time in my life, I...
(1680 posts, 213327 views) Posted: 1578d 6h, 19m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
edit: oops ...
Dating a slim person over a chubby.
(107 posts, 12380 views) Posted: 1578d 18h, 49m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Obviously personality is most important. BUT!

A person's physical appearance is a pretty good indicator of how well they take care of themselves, which is a key to other personality traits. ...
Today, for the first time in my life, I...
(1680 posts, 213327 views) Posted: 1578d 18h, 50m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Had my blog featured on the front page of a popular website. ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 143 - Online Manga Readers
(36 posts, 4502 views) Posted: 1578d 18h, 58m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
They hurt the industry and the scanlation scene.

It's not that the the concept of reader sites are the problem, but frequently the reality of it is that scanlators have their credits edited out (unless the reader is run by a scanlator group), cleaners' hard wor ...
Site Poll - Chat Box 142 - Cooking up Manga
(31 posts, 2760 views) Posted: 1596d 3h, 1m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
I can cook just fine, but I've never tried to cook anything I see in manga. What is up with those limited poll choices, anyway? ...
[The Company] Recruiting all positions! All the time!
(42 posts, 4732 views) Posted: 1608d 17h, 51m ago by mewarmo990 in Recruitment
Hello. I have a good amount of experience translating manga and visual novels in earlier days (though I still work on Fate/hollow ataraxia), and work as a J-E translator IRL.

Just wanted to help out the community so I'll do a chapter or two on my free time, jus ...
Subs vs dubs: discuss and debate!
(65 posts, 6526 views) Posted: 1608d 17h, 54m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Original language when it comes to anything. Can't really stand Kingdom Hearts in Japanese, for example, when I've grown up hearing Disney characters in English.

Also note that it's a lot easier to recognize bad acting in a language you under ...
Female Vampire Human Male
(12 posts, 5088 views) Posted: 1650d 16h, 36m ago by mewarmo990 in I'm Looking For...
Seconding Shingetsutan Tsukihime. Great adaptation of the game. Ignore the anime, it doesn't exist. ...
Epic Titles
(13 posts, 1513 views) Posted: 1661d 6h, 18m ago by mewarmo990 in I'm Looking For...
I love series with epic storylines too!

These are all good ones:

Mahou Sensei Negima! - starts out harem and then, a few volumes in, undergoes a rapid genre shift into an epic fantasy battle manga.
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle - similar to the above in that it's ...
How to behave around girls?
(111 posts, 10457 views) Posted: 1665d 10h, 8m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Quote from mattai
-Remain calm and avoid sudden movements.
-Give her plenty of room, allowing her to continue her activities undisturbed. If she changes her behavior, you're too close so back away.
-If you see a girl but the girl doesn't see you, deto ...

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