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Manga Downloads Calls It Quits

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Post #539167
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7:03 am, Feb 3 2012
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sneezl writes: Due to a sad event in his personal life, Athanor of Manga Downloads has decided to shut down the scanlation team.

Manga Downloads specialized in (although was not limited to) scanlating the works of Adachi Mitsuru (Cross Game and Rough among others).

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Post #539168
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An innocent

9:08 am, Feb 3 2012
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This is the most painful reason to shut down, that I've seen until now....

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Post #539169

10:59 am, Feb 3 2012
Posts: 317

This is pretty much sad news for me. I remember about 2 years ago when I frequented their site to get my weekly Cross Game fix. I am now a die-hard Adachi fan, and I owe much of it to the efforts of Athanor and the staff of Manga Downloads.

My heart goes out to Athanor and I wish him all the best.

Post #539170 - Reply to (#539169) by auriga
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still lurqing

11:31 am, Feb 3 2012
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oh, we share the same story. i also remembered the time when i frequented the website for newest cross-game releases. those are fun times. athanor, thanks for your past works. i pray thee fare well.

grammar mistake is intentional, grammar nazis need their entertainment.
Post #539171
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12:16 pm, Feb 3 2012
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Look lambchopsil, how about posting some good news for once. Maybe some good up-and-coming new scanlation teams ect?
Seeing group after group close in MU news gets me really down.

Post #539172 - Reply to (#539171) by RilleL
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12:38 pm, Feb 3 2012
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I kind of agree and disagree to your view. First, it's pretty disrespectful to say that in view of Athanor's situation. I really like them and their works, and wish them all the best in each of their future endeavors. Next, mangaupdates has always been a neutral site, can they really say what's a 'good up-and-coming new team'?

Though it would be interesting

Post #539173 - Reply to (#539171) by RilleL
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The H Emperor

3:50 pm, Feb 3 2012
Posts: 501

What a funny one you are? So what is a good group and do you think Lamb got all the time in the world looking for those for you? Not to mention, do you know how many new groups pop up only to die after a few releases?

About seen groups dying well it is sad for many, still I felt relieved when I sad my group closing on this site, going: Yes....freeeeedom!!!
Still it was sad for our readers, I mean who's gonna continue their favorite title (I am allowed to wish someone had a favorite from our collection) which I didn't manage to get a group to continue before closing down? Though in the end I still blame the online readers to take the trafic from the scanlators making the readers unable to know when their favorite group needs help to continue the readers favorite title and in the end die out.

PS: Many more groups will die out. I haz proposized that sinze I raged and decided to cloze the shop! Muahahahaha!

Post #539174
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The H Emperor

3:52 pm, Feb 3 2012
Posts: 501

Manga Downloads have been one of my time's scanlation groups...I'm sad to see it go but I clearly understand Ath's decision. I would do the same if I was in that position too.

Dude, get hold of your life. That's what comes first. After you do that, take one step at a time until you are back to normal. Trust me you can get through it if you focus on yourself and slowly come back to your old self^^

Post #539175 - Reply to (#539171) by RilleL
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4:12 pm, Feb 3 2012
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hmmm.... like a saying in my homeland: "one falls, thousand grows"
Eventhough MU doesn't post something about new group, but I believe there are always new group/scanlator rises. And I've even found some new releases that MU doesn't have track of it, or its scanlator.

And IMO it's more important to spread the news about closing of a group, so that someone or some group would know about the news and maybe want to pick the undone project from the group...

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Post #539176 - Reply to (#539170) by yuno19

7:09 pm, Feb 3 2012
Posts: 486

same here. That's how I discovered Adachi.
Hoping the best for Athanor.

Post #539177 - Reply to (#539171) by RilleL

7:17 pm, Feb 3 2012
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scanlation teams closing..bleak future of manga publishing...true, it's a bit sad...feels like the obituary section of the newspaper....but I just don't feel MU/BU has ever been about making "news" like ANN.

Post #539178
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9:59 pm, Feb 3 2012
Posts: 489

I hope that all goes well with Athanor, and I am very sorry for his loss. It'll be hard for him, but I hope that time with heal his pain.

Thank you, Athanor, for making me an Adachi fan. Good luck, buddy.

Post #539179
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4:46 am, Feb 4 2012
Posts: 72

thanks for bringing adachi's work into the english community

Post #539180
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1:48 pm, Feb 4 2012
Posts: 19

well i too am an ADACHI MITSURU fan and i think this group did fairly well

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