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Shueisha asks for the end of scans
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Posted 7/7/10
Well, even tough we still have this kind of problem most people buy manga in Japan maybe bcause it's not expensive (you can buy 5 volumes for $20-$4 each). As far as I remember weekly Shonen Jump was like only $2 each so every child could afford to buy it every Monday. I konw a manga for $10 each is just too expensive for younger kids who don't have incomes.

It's difficult issue because if you don't support manga/comic industry or what so ever in your country, you will never be ablet to have the big market in your own country. I've heard that there are so many scanlated manhwa in Korea so some Korean manwha artist try to go aborad because since many people read their manhwa on internet for free they can not make living easily or be succesful. There are also some Korean manga artists in Japan who have made manga for Japanese readres because they can make more money in Japan since Japanese people buy their manga.
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Posted 7/7/10 , edited 7/7/10
If it wasnt for scanlators, I wouldnt love half the manga I do. They do a service for the mangaka - even if it cuts into their sales. This especially since they dont advertise much outside of the coutnry. They want to be popular, but they dont do anything outside of Japan to make themselves popular. Then they whine and btch about it.

As others have said though, theres too many scanlators to count, and the publishers and mangaka will never get rid of them.

On the otherhand I can understand it as an artist myself. I would hate to have people stealing my art and putting it up for free... but then I also wouldnt be trying to limit my customerbase to just the US either. If I wanted my art to be popular in Asia, Id do my best to get exposure there.

Oh and for the record, nearly all anime and manga I have downloaded that I really liked, I have also bought from stores... some I am waiting on box-sets or enough money to be able to afford them.
Posted 7/7/10
what happens happens, that is all i can say. I will just import my manga, scan and translate for my own use.
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Posted 7/22/10
The amount of scan readers are massive. If they were to just take the initiative to legalized the scans webbie by asking for a certain amount of royalty --> like a franchise. Wouldnt this be a better solution rather than just BANNING every single scan webbie?

A manga to translate, publish, tax and etc will definitely increase the price when it comes to retail outside of japan. Who can actually afford it? With the use of internet and charging the readers a certain amount of subscription fee, would be a better way.. Besides that, it would actually reduce the damage done. Scans webbie just need to pay the royalty to publishers but they will be compensated by the user paying the web the subscription fee.

Readers would still have easy access and also the fan base for the manga would not deteriorate.

I mean come on, if u were to make access to manga hard, fanbase is definitely going to drop drastically as fans might just give up and lose interest. And new titles that are out wont get any global coverage outside japan. Isnt banning just make things hard for everyone? Is there no other solution than BANNING? damn...

think about it. I know that nothing is easy but its better to find a good solution rather than just taking the easy way out by just banning banning and banning.
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Posted 7/22/10
lol thats like asking ppl to stop streaming/dling videos online & buy them.
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