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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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Post #534127 - Reply to (#534125) by SCKing88

8:52 pm, Dec 13 2009
Posts: 403

I actually tend to slap people who use phrases like "Amerimanga," "OEL Manga" and "American Manga" on the back of the head. Manga are Comics but Comics aren't Manga. I would expect anyone who isn't a native English speaker to flip that around for their own terms. (i.e. I expect a Japanese Person to think of all Comics as Manga)

Post #534128 - Reply to (#534127) by kaloo
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9:03 pm, Dec 13 2009
Posts: 111

It's worth noting that even in Japan they occasionally call manga "comics" (コミック).

Post #534129

12:41 am, Dec 14 2009
Posts: 70

This site gives its own definition directly under the poll.

Glad to know that nearly 40% of the people here are incorrigible idiots.

Those people can try and sound as learned as they want; it's

Post #534130 - Reply to (#534126) by gringe

1:44 am, Dec 14 2009
Posts: 26

Clearly because you have nothing to say. It's great that we all get a view of how immature you really are. Once you find a worthwhile arguement on why we should use the american term for the japanese manga yet not vice versa; try commenting again.

Post #534131 - Reply to (#534129) by Unrequited

1:45 am, Dec 14 2009
Posts: 26

So because people don't see it the way you do they are "idiots". You sir/mam, are a genuine moron, so refrain from even replying here.

Post #534132

4:05 am, Dec 14 2009
Posts: 38

It bothers me when people think there IS a difference.

Post #534133

5:59 am, Dec 14 2009
Posts: 54

I actually enjoy reading comics and manga and in a sense manga is just a Japanese comic.

In fact when I'm trying to explain manga to people who don't understand I have to use the word comic in order to explain it.

I own a ton of manga, just as much as the comics I own and online I've read way more manga.

I am seriously not bothered by this at all and honestly to get more people to read manga I think it should be marketed more through comic book shops.

Post #534134
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7:10 am, Dec 14 2009
Posts: 286

...doesn't manga mean "comic" in japanese?
Not bothered at all -_-

"to the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world."

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so" (from Hamlet, Wm. Shakespeare; Act II, scene ii)

(Even though the quote above is from Hamlet, I first saw it in a Final Fantasy Versus XIII trailer on YouTube ^o^)
Post #534135 - Reply to (#534130) by SCKing88
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7:27 am, Dec 14 2009
Posts: 111

"Comic" is a broad term while "manga" is a specific classification of comics from a specific part of the world. I thought everyone knew this but apparently not.

Post #534136 - Reply to (#534135) by gringe

2:55 pm, Dec 14 2009
Posts: 26

I see the problem now, your one of those people who would refer to Stem Cell research as just Cell research. It may not be "incorrect" but its not the correct way to address it either; because it is a specific type of cell, thus it needs to be addressed for what it is. Suprised that you haven't been disciplined in that manner... >_>

Post #534137
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2:08 am, Dec 15 2009
Posts: 6

It annoys me more when people insist that manga is NOT comics, as if it not being comics somehow automatically makes it better (and at the same time the reader themselves for not reading "just comics"). A rose by any other name would smell as sweet - comics are comics, no matter where they come from or what you call them.

Post #534138 - Reply to (#534118) by ayashe

4:30 am, Dec 15 2009
Posts: 6

the term cartoons is used to refer to animated cartoons. Look it up on

Post #534139 - Reply to (#534137) by frostious

4:33 am, Dec 15 2009
Posts: 6

Calling anime "manga" is like calling animated cartoons "comics". Anyone do that? No, I didn't think so. =/

Post #534140 - Reply to (#534136) by SCKing88
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6:16 am, Dec 15 2009
Posts: 111

Just stop.

Post #534141 - Reply to (#534137) by frostious
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8:02 pm, Dec 21 2009
Posts: 43

Props to my good man frostious. You put my exact qualms with this hypocritical community into word.

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