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23 / M / Shuri Castle
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Posted 2/10/12
I have the Mangastorm app on my iPad, and that thing is SWEET.

But as a kindle owner, I'll tell you right now - e-readers suck for stuff like that.
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Posted 2/10/12
Pff.. I'm saving to buy a tablet, so I can buy e-mangas~
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F / Magnolia
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Posted 2/10/12
I've already wished for it many times over. I read Manga on my iphone and it's incredibly convenient. If they had manga on ebook devices, I would have a reason to buy one XD
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Posted 12/6/12
I think I will if i have enough money to get one. Oh, well, I hope i can read manga all the time, even in the bus or in the train.. I am suck into manga..
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Posted 12/7/12 , edited 12/7/12
I have a 7" tablet I read manga on and it's perfect. The screen size is just right and so is the size of the tablet so my arms don't get tired holding it. I have an Asus Nexus 7. I also prefer digital manga, because it's a space saver and with the Viz manga app manga is half the price of what it would be for a physical copy. Though I wish more manga publishing companies would distribute their manga digitally. Another thing I like is being able to download manga apps that have translations of manga that hasn't been released here yet so I can find new manga I might be interested in.
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Posted 12/8/12
I read them just fine over my droid phone and it is much more convenient between with me being a closet reader and having limited physical storage space in general.
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Posted 12/8/12
Ewwww, first generation Kindle.. o.o
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Posted 12/8/12
Sure, sometimes it would easier to get a hold of (pricepoint wise) than hardcopy versions. BUt still like having it on the shelf (nice colours).
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25 / M / Far west texas
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Posted 12/8/12
I don't read e-books in general but if I did I don't see a problem with getting manga in an ebook format. I read webcomics so I don't imagine it to be all that different. I never gave it much thought but it'd be awesome to download a ton of manga and put them on my 7" tablet, a lot easier than carrying a box of manga considering it takes almost no time to finish reading a normal volume of manga, usually less time than it would take to watch it in anime format.
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17 / M / Tórshavn
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Posted 12/9/12
Sure, I mean why not? -.- If I have anything to read a e-book with I would totally do it, but as of yet I only have my Iphone and well, that's too little But if I were to get an Ipad, I would definitely buy and e-book manga instead of the manga books, because of the prize of course -.- I like to have these types of books floating around, but I think it's better to have it electronic:P
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Posted 12/9/12
I already read it on my Kindle Fire, only way to get manga around here is through the internet now that the only book store that actually sold much is closed down.
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24 / M / Portland, Oregon
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Posted 12/9/12
I would on occasion. If I didn't have the cash for the physical copies or it was all I had. Probably would be great for travel which I do a lot. But I still prefer the physical copy over electronic.
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Posted 12/9/12
I have two requirements that need to be fulfilled before I move to reading manga on an e-reader (or more likely a tablet, since reading manga on my tiny e-ink screen sounds painful): 1) the manga must be DRM-free, and 2) I must be able to download it to my computer. Even then, I'd buy just one at first, and spend some time testing out file conversions to see how they do. If the manga were dirt cheap, I'd maybe be less strict on my requirements.

If I were just reading manga to read it once and move on, that'd be one thing, but I often like to reread my manga. Sometimes my rereads happen a few years after my first read. Sometimes my rereads happen long after the manga has gone out of print and the company that originally licensed it has disappeared. My print copy is mine and will be around as long as I have room for it and keep it safe from damage. If I have an e-manga volume and I can't back it up myself and can't convert it into other file formats, I can't guarantee I'll still be able to read it 5 years from now. That, to me, isn't worth the space I'd save by not owning physical volumes.
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35 / F / SF, California
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Posted 12/10/12
I read manga on my kindle fire. I like it because is very convenient, I can carry it in my bag without having to worry about damaging the book. Plus you can carry more than one volume with you, and it's cheaper than buying the paper version. I received my kindle as a present last christmas and for most of the year it was just a decoration on my desk. I started buying manga on it because I don't have a lot of space where to keep my paper manga. So if it is a series that I want to read only once or I'm just curious about, then I get it on my kindle. Other than that I love paper books. There's nothing like feeling the book in your hand and turning the pages. Plus the whole experience of going to the book store and looking at the shelf deciding what to buy is so fun. If you buy manga from a small store you're also helping a local business. And then you get to look at all your beautiful manga on your shelf and reread them any time you want.
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24 / M / Portland, Oregon
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Posted 12/10/12 , edited 12/10/12

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I read manga on my kindle fire. I like it because is very convenient, I can carry it in my bag without having to worry about damaging the book. Plus you can carry more than one volume with you, and it's cheaper than buying the paper version. I received my kindle as a present last christmas and for most of the year it was just a decoration on my desk. I started buying manga on it because I don't have a lot of space where to keep my paper manga. So if it is a series that I want to read only once or I'm just curious about, then I get it on my kindle. Other than that I love paper books. There's nothing like feeling the book in your hand and turning the pages. Plus the whole experience of going to the book store and looking at the shelf deciding what to buy is so fun. If you buy manga from a small store you're also helping a local business. And then you get to look at all your beautiful manga on your shelf and reread them any time you want.


I can see what you mean entirely. Granted as I said up above I prefer the physical copy if I can... but I HATE carrying books in my bag because I fear them getting damaged, which totally happens. I've gotten better at protecting them and using creative methods, but even then I am still being extremely careful and checking on them throughout the day to make sure they aren't getting bent up.
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