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Posted 12/10/12
yeah i would get manga if it was digital and priced accordingly
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Posted 12/10/12
I don't own a tablet or an e-reader. They seem fragile compared to laptops, and they have far fewer functions.


Merrymella wrote:

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.


Understandable. I'm really hesitant to purchase comics and videos that are only available for a short time, or in a very restricted format. One of my recent concerns is wondering if the content that's here today will be accessible tomorrow. The official scanned translation could vanish if a company went out of business, or if the creator suddenly decides that paper is the only viable format for his/her series.

And as for comics translations that are distributed through an online-only interface similar to what JManga offers, there are two other concerns... 1) is the buyer paying for specific chapters/volumes, or paying just to access content? 2) What happens when the customer can no longer afford to get internet access?
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Posted 12/10/12
Definatly, especially for long road trips or just in the dark, I can see it and read it before bed.
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Posted 12/11/12
I already read them on my phone, so yeah I wouldn't mind it. The apps that are available can be hit and miss sometimes, but if a big company got behind it, it could be something great.
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Posted 12/17/12
I probably would.
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Posted 12/17/12
I have read a dojinshi designed for e-books on my old Kindle, and while it was pretty good, it certainly wasn't optimised well as there was about half an inch or so border around the edge of the page, making the text rather small.

For anyone interested, the title is 'I am an Alien. I have a Question.' by Yoshitoshi ABe.
It can be found here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/alien-question-Graphic-Novel-ebook/dp/B003B66J50
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Posted 12/17/12
I do, its more convenient
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Posted 12/18/12
I would and I will
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Posted 12/18/12
Already do. I will always prefer hard copy books of any kind over eBooks but you can't beat the convenience factor.
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Posted 12/18/12
Even though i do read manga on my phone currently, if companies dropped print copies of manga in favor of digital i would be upset. Nothing beats reading a physical copy of a manga imo, and tbh i wouldn't buy E-manga unless there was no way to get the print copy.
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Posted 12/18/12
Definitey. I'm drowning in manga books over here.....
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Posted 12/22/12
I would give it a go seeing as I have never read an e-book before but I prefer to own a hard copy of a Manga...makes my collection look bigger and more awesome
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Posted 12/23/12
I allready use my tablet.
As a side-effect I'am saving some trees.. or maybe not...
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Posted 12/23/12
Probably won't be an option soon enough...one of my favorite authors (Terry Goodkind) only released his new book as an eBook; no print.
Not only does it save room on a bookshelf, or save trees, it also is cheaper for the author in the long run - running copies of books that may not sell is costly. Then again, it is a double edged sword. Those without internet access now can't purchase their favorite authors books. And the people in the printing industry will soon be out of work...

I don't currently have a Kindle or Nook, although I have the app on my PC already for both. If they had translated manga or graphic novels available as well as regular novels, I would purchase them.

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Posted 12/23/12
Absolutely YESS!! It'll save a lotta room! more room for anime!
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