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4:12 am, Jan 28 2011
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Last week, SleepyFans closed its doors. The speedster has come to a stop.

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Darkefire
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5:35 am, Jan 28 2011
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In the scanslation world speed trumps all else, and with Mangastream routinely beating SleepyFans by two days or more on the latest Jump issues (and typically having much higher quality scans, watermarks aside) I don't think I'd seen one of their scans in months. It's why Null and Inane gave way to the crappy speedscanners, people who collect and love high-quality work are in the minority compared to those of us who just want the latest updates.

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Post #537150 - Reply to (#537149) by Darkefire
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6:45 am, Jan 28 2011
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atlas shrugged as a next titian has fallen who shall feed the leaches now for it was the leaches that made thy great sleepy ones run at speeds far beyond the limits of man and ow they have collapsed in pain and agony oh old sleepy one rest and i shall pray for your return

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Post #537151 - Reply to (#537149) by Darkefire
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9:00 am, Jan 28 2011
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HQ scans are FAR better than speedscans however to most of the average readers there isnt any difference to them. however the people who cant tell have at least 50x the numbers of the people who can tell the difference. my biggest issue with Manga share is they put their credits as page 2 so it is in the middle of the damned chapter (and those watermarks are terrible for archiving series).

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10:23 am, Jan 28 2011
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Meh, Mangastream was simply doing it faster and did a good job with it. Watermarks are inconsequential to the average reader. As long as someone is covering the series in good time, the group disbanding isn't a problem, and probably a relief for the members of it.

Of course it would have been nice if they could have aimed their talent towards a series that wasn't being scanlated.

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Post #537153 - Reply to (#537149) by Darkefire
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10:26 am, Jan 28 2011
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Hmm.. No more Crappyfans and their infamously horrible translations. Like when they translated Sasuke's remark about heading to the Kage Summit and "killing the kages", when he only stated he was heading there for the head of the Hokage.

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Post #537154 - Reply to (#537153) by alexdhamp
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11:30 am, Jan 28 2011
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indeed, Mangastream sure has speed and higher quality in some aspects in editing, but the translation's a bit off mmm...

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12:43 pm, Jan 28 2011
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hadn't read SF scans in a long while, but last i did, their quality was horrid, their only saving grace was the translation they used. sometimes.

welp, i'm used to shoddy translations (Masuru D. Choceh and Duwang, anyone?), so MS, watermarks aside, is all i need.... till someone offers something better.

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Post #537156 - Reply to (#537149) by Darkefire
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12:49 pm, Jan 28 2011
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eh
they were the first for a short while but even then I preferred hbk translated scan to their own (sakura?)

That2ndGuy
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3:34 pm, Jan 28 2011
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Oh, those guys who were slower than MangaStream? Shounen garbage -_-
Still, it does suck to see a scanlator close down. I'm sure they'll be missed, but just not by me.

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Post #537158 - Reply to (#537157) by That2ndGuy
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4:18 pm, Jan 28 2011
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I used to read their scans few while back when they releases faster than any other groups. Well guess no use continuing when there are other group with speed and quality. I don't know how many times i jumped on other scanlator just because they either close down or dropped series like Naruto.

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12:26 am, Jan 29 2011
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shame they should've released other mangas instead

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Sadja Yuu
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12:34 am, Jan 29 2011
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It's just terrible, seeing you guys talking about a scanlation group like they are a thing.
you are not supposed to judge a group by their speed or quality, but what they brought
to this community.
They trully made us enjoy our share of manga at their time. Thank you for that.

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Post #537161 - Reply to (#537159) by pumpupthevolume
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1:04 am, Jan 29 2011
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I agree, scanlator groups shouldn't compete with each other. After all, the purpose of doing it is still the same with all others.

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But you ARE supposed to judge them by their speed and quality. Those are the main factors in deciding whether you want to follow a scanlation group or not.

Anyway, I'm not really sad to see them go, because their translations weren't really that good and were sometimes misleading, like alexdhamp up there mentioned with Sasuke.

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