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Posted 6/1/13
Absolutely would buy! Think of it as Crunchyroll for your manga, same day access, except that you get it in minutes. I have a Paperwhite Kindle and love it.. Right now, you can download all of "Give My Regards to Black Jack" from amazon for free (because the author made it available for free.) It is in Japanese, but if you are a Japanese learner, like me, that is a plus, not a minus. When I order books from Japan, even at the fastest speed, they take a week to get here.
Somebody mentioned that the type on ereaders was small sometimes. That is one of the brilliant things about Paperwhite. Tap the frame twice and it enlarges, which means you can see the kanji better. Surely the new ereader would have the same feature.
And I would use the new ereader, the same way I use Crunchy, to preview. When I watch a series here, and like it, I buy it. Just because you have an ereader, does not mean that you cannot buy the hard copy as well. You would just get to read it sooner.
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Posted 6/1/13
I do it all the time!
I have a Barnes & Noble Nook account and own dozens of Viz Media digital manga. I also have the Weekly Shonen Jump subscription as well on my iPad. Between the two, my living space is much more open compared to the stacks of manga I would have had to deal with...
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Posted 6/1/13
Why not? I read manga online all the time ~~
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Posted 6/3/13
If I had to buy.. I would rather own the hardcopy...
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Posted 6/3/13
Yes, and I have. I downloaded two onto my Kindle a year or two ago, actually. Harlequin comics: Daniel and Daughter by Mayu Takayama and Lucy Gordon, and Harlequin comics: Blue Moon Bride by Kako Ito and Renee Roszel. As far as I'm concerned, it's no different from me reading anything else on a computer or phone.
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Posted 6/4/13
No, I wouldn't. To me, reading on the computer/a tablet isn't the same as reading a physical copy. I don't retain what I read as much, I get distracted too easily while reading, and I don't like the fact that the company could delete my book when they feel like it. I also don't like the thought of all manga becoming e-books because it means that one, I'd have to buy a tablet, which I strongly dislike (they're pricey, and I REALLY don't like that my book can vanish because they feel like it). Two, it'd be impossible to receive manga as a gift, or to get it used. Three, it would force everyone who likes manga to buy a tablet for the privilege of legally reading manga, which to me is terrible. Not everyone can afford a tablet, and forcing people to spend money they don't have to be able to continue their hobby legally isn't right. And four, I like to have something I can hold and flip through at my leisure without worrying about the device locking up. I also like having something that'll last more than 10 years.
I like the current system we have--primarily paper books, but with a lot of titles available for e-book too. They can make them for both as far as I'm concerned, as long as a paper version of each title comes out too.
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Posted 6/4/13
I wouldn't mind a membership service to read manga or comics...once I read or watch something I have no desire to view it again as it becomes "boring". Not to mention all those books and dvds would take up previous space in my apartment collecting dust.
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Posted 6/4/13
I do all the time. I have purchased some via the Viz app and have gotten a few others on kindle or other services.
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Posted 6/4/13
If it is available in hard copy for a reasonable price than I would be more likely to buy the hard copy. Its easier to show off a hard copy collection than an electronic one :P. I do however primarily use online because of how easily accessible they are.
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Posted 6/4/13
Owning the actual thing and holding it in your hands will always beat online for me, sadly.
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Posted 9/18/13 , edited 9/18/13
I read manga on Kindle Paperwhite, mostly Attack on Titan and Fairy Tail since both are available on Amazon in the Kindle Version, and must say - as I did once before - that working on this device is pure MAGIC and I think Kindle Paperwhite is worth the price Amazon asks for it. Too bad most great mangas aren't kindle'ized and to read them on the device one must [you-know-what]...

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Posted 9/18/13
yes !
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Posted 9/21/13
I do about 90% of my manga reading on my tablet. While I love physical books and buy tons of manga, I love the portability of ebooks, the fact they don't take up much room (my apartment is overrun by books, lol!) and I can read in the dark, plus various other reasons. I make a lot of my own ebooks for my own use.
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Posted 9/22/13
I won't. I have a Nook and I've trialed some manga but I just don't like reading manga on a screen. I love owning the books and increasing my collection. I'm currently trying to collect all volumes of PandoraHearts
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Posted 9/22/13
I would read on my kindle if I could own both the digital version and the paper version. I like to buy manga because of artwork and the pictures on kindle don't look as good as the print versions. So I would still want to own the print versions but if you could have a digital copy to read when you aren't at home that would be nice. To bad you have to buy only one or the other. I will never buy an ebook only version of manga.
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