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5:11 pm, Aug 9 2015
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Aaaaand it's gone again: http://raffmanga.ch/it-happened/

Looks like it's for good this time. It's not clear what happened exactly but my money's on DMCA complaint or a more serious kind of threat of legal action.

However the owner says they're involved in a new manga-related project, so we'll see how what happens next.

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6:12 pm, Aug 9 2015
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I would like to thank the owner of "raffmanga" for providing me with endless amount of entertainment. smile

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Seinen is RIGHT
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9:21 am, Aug 10 2015
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Do mind the wording and don´t burry them just yet as none but Uncle Ben stays dead in comic books or so the saying goes wink .
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Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea... and ideas are bulletproof.

Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

(The translations still work and raws are easy to come by so have fun with them in the meantime.)

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6:44 am, Sep 14 2015
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So i was correct that the reports of Mangalator´s death have been greatly exaggerated as it´s more skilled at getting resurrected than Jesus.
Ladies and gentlemen start your engines to be annoyed and delighted yet again as Otakumole is mostly working as of today thanks to bubbler.me!
The site is further schedule to fully come back in a week or so and the manga are even easier to read now too. You can't keep a good (wo)man down it seems.
Until the next death and rebirth...

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8:39 am, Sep 21 2015
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And so you were. Once again I find myself split between seeing this as good news or downright horrible news, sigh.

I doubt closing registration will keep the DMCA sharks away from Otakumole for long, though. If they managed to get it down before, it's only logical to assume one of them had already registered and can now see everything a registered user can.

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Once again I find myself split between seeing this as good news or downright horrible news, sigh.

I doubt closing registration will keep the DMCA sharks away from Otakumole for long, though. If they managed to get it down before, it's only logical to assume one of them had already registered and can now see everything a registered user can.


The existence of Mangalator is unequivocally bad news, in that it puts Japanese raws up for all to read, including Japanese persons.

We've all heard over the years that Japanese manga publishers haven't seriously gone after scanlators because they mainly care about their domestic market. That is because they are insular in their thinking, apparently, and even more importantly because they have a rabid captive otaku public right there at home to make big money off of.

If fools start posting Japanese raws for all to easily see, including the Japanese public, that can cut into sales in Japan. Publishers will be FURIOUS. They will go after "pirates" (which we all are) all out.

Mangalator is a threat to scanlation.





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1:21 pm, Jan 28 2016
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OM introduced a feature in late 2015 that allows a user to invite 3 people to the site via a custom link which will then "burn after reading". Your account needs to have been created before a specific date to have gotten this privileged and your invited friends don´t get invites of their own. Mine have all been given away to pm friends and this isn´t an invitation to create a soon-to-be-locked MU thread to start begging.
You all now know that there is a chance peak behind the curtain so be creative or logical in which avenues you need to be perused and you will succeed.
OM´s functionality is now better than ever before, the community is very nice and appreciative of everyone´s hard work, the site´s alexia rank is staggering for what it is and the amount of scanlations that ended up staring thanks to OM is highly impressive and climbing! OM can always go away again but i could also die tomorrow for all i know.
I thus thank everyone involved for their work (you may recognize familiar MU faces) and consider OM to be the best thing that happened to the translation scene of female targeted manga in a decade. Shoujo is my 2nd most read demographic from a statistical standpoint btw. Interesting eh?

I lastly regularly update and categorize as many MU pages as i can to give back to OM´s (and obviously MU´s) database due to the way OM syncs back ever time an update of an entered manga occurs. I recommend everyone who feels secure in giving out descriptions, genres and categories to do the same. Sharing is caring wink .
Edit: The invite feature is currently disabled. Hm.

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12:10 am, Mar 11 2016
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Omg! Can someone invite me?? I'm a lonely reader; no friends that read manga sad and I can't find any raw chapters of Bread & Butter, manga I have just finished reading chapter 5 and I really need to know what's gonna happened. Or at least can someone tell me??

Please please please
And thank you

Raff manga I miss you !!!!

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12:35 am, Mar 11 2016
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No asking for links on where to read or download manga.

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7:21 am, Jun 5 2016
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There is actually a way to get an account. Try participating in one of the contests the owner of the site features on her blog: https://raffmanga.ch/category/my-blog/
(No questions, no drama, dear community.)

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5:03 pm, Mar 25 2020
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Sad to see this site gone for good :c (it seems likely)
I really enjoyed reading some of the series, especially Hatsu Haru.

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