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Post Reply Would you read manga on an e-book?
Posted 1/1/12
I would.
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Posted 1/6/12
yes, but they have almost no manga available on e-books. it's a shame
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Posted 1/6/12
i use a manga app =P
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Posted 1/7/12
I read it on the ipad, so why not?
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Posted 1/7/12
I guess, as long as I can read manga I don't care what I read it on plus I could take a bunch of manga's on the go without the weight
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Posted 1/8/12
As much as I love paper books, can't deny the convenience of e-books. So yeah, I would go for manga in e-book form. And if the pricing is reasonable, then paying to get the digital editions of manga would not be a problem either.
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Posted 1/8/12
You can get "mangled" on your Kindle. (google it) I read alot of manga on the kindle...but sometimes the print is really tiny
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Posted 1/8/12
What if the e-reader stops working? If that happens, and you no longer can view or re-download your content, then it's not worth it.
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Posted 1/8/12
I might use it if it comes down to some publishers only putting out the digital release and thats the only legal way to get it, but otherwise no.

This might sound weird to some people but I just love the feel of a manga volume in my hands, the feel and look of the paper with the black and white art, and I find it fun to read right to left as something unique that I really only experience in the form of manga. Plus it just seems more convenient (for at home at least) to just be able to go, for example "I feel like reading some Love Hina" and grabbing the volume off the shelf and flipping to the desired page. I just don't find looking up a series and digitally flipping through pages on an e-book or computer to be all that enjoyable in comparison, especially for long periods of time because it tends to start hurting my eyes, which can also hurt the experience.

I guess you could call me old school or a purist, which hell, I am, but I just find it overall more enjoyable that way. And for me I would actually enjoy having a big shelf full of manga.

On the other hand, if I could get History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi in english on an e-reader legally and there were no physical volumes, I would get one immediately lol.
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Posted 1/8/12
I read manga to get a break from computer screens. If manga was available for say, the readers that use e-ink. I would probably enjoy it. A normal lit-up screen would defeat the purpose for me though.
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Posted 1/9/12
i soooo agree! if i had one piece and naruto that i could just download and stuff, then hell yes with reading with a screen!n
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Posted 1/9/12
I have a app for manga on my tablet.. but I still like owning the real thing.. I like seeing the looks of shock on ppls faces when they walk into my apt. for the first time and the see shelves full of my favorite stuff.. plus i like the way books smell.. weird I know!
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Posted 1/9/12
first thing first: buy a tablet, someone
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Posted 1/9/12 , edited 1/9/12
I would especially cause I already have a nook tablet and It would be nice to have an entire library of manga to carry around.
edit: that and I hate how i read them so much they start to fall apart.
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Posted 1/9/12
At first, I'd be hesitant about it, in the same way that I am hesitant about buying regular books, or pirating manga (despite the obvious moral reasons). It just doesn't have the same feel, and I can't throw it onto my "collector's" bookshelf (well, you know).

For the right price, $2-3 total, without a subscription or anything, I would eventually adapt, but it would probably take time.
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