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Posted 6/9/10
Would anyone support the creation of an online manga library, where people could read some manga for free with ads and a whole library of manga for a small subscription (Similar to what Crunchyroll does for anime)? This library would be set up to work with manga producers instead of scantilations. This would help ensure that these companies continue to produce good manga and make it easily accessible to the public. This could also create a market for digital manga, which would cut printing costs.

Any ideas on how to create such a website?

How many people would subscribe?

And what manga would people want participating?

Finally, would anyone mind setting up a website like this or would anyone support this website?
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not just anyone can just do this, it would have to be a company that has a good standing with manga companies. and similar to crunchyroll if it did happen then there are going to be people that will complain about it in one way or another or steal the manga from the site and put it up on some other site that would generate money for themselves.

I'm not against the idea but it there are some problems with it.
Posted 6/9/10

munchthis wrote:

not just anyone can just do this, it would have to be a company that has a good standing with manga companies. and similar to crunchyroll if it did happen then there are going to be people that will complain about it in one way or another or steal the manga from the site and put it up on some other site that would generate money for themselves.

I'm not against the idea but it there are some problems with it.


it's all about money nothing more nothing less, if not for some scanlation sites i would have never picked up series in the the stores that were licensed here. I would love to series uploaded that are not available in every country on on site legality and pay for a legal fee like the they do for comics here.
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munchthis wrote:

not just anyone can just do this, it would have to be a company that has a good standing with manga companies. and similar to crunchyroll if it did happen then there are going to be people that will complain about it in one way or another or steal the manga from the site and put it up on some other site that would generate money for themselves.

I'm not against the idea but it there are some problems with it.


it's all about money nothing more nothing less, if not for some scanlation sites i would have never picked up series in the the stores that were licensed here. I would love to series uploaded that are not available in every country on on site legality and pay for a legal fee like the they do for comics here.


as I said I'm not against it, rather I would like it, don't really have a place to get any manga thats within walking distance nearest bus stop is about 5 miles away town is about 20 and I would order some online but don't have a credit card or anything like that. if it was available for viewing online and it also did the weekly, bi-weekly and monthly stuff and do it like crunchyroll does it by releasing it to paid subscribers first then the free viewer when the next one come out then I'll wait if I have to. one of the problems that might come from it is how to regulate the more mature stuff like the manga's with a lot of blood, violence and nudity(and by nudity I don't just mean boobs) it just takes one complaint and there will be a wave of other complaints.
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I agree. This is simply an idea. The reason I brought this up is due to the fact that manga companies are beginning to take legal action against scantilation sites. If they are successful, manga will be harder to get a hold of. If they are not successful, some manga companies will probably start going out of business. As far as regulations go, a rating system will need to be set up and some how enforced. I by no means have the ability to do this, but if manga corporations or corporations such as Crunchyroll can set this kind operation into motion, it might be possible. And it would be better then spending $10-$20 on online books.
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Posted 6/9/10

munchthis wrote:


CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:


munchthis wrote:

not just anyone can just do this, it would have to be a company that has a good standing with manga companies. and similar to crunchyroll if it did happen then there are going to be people that will complain about it in one way or another or steal the manga from the site and put it up on some other site that would generate money for themselves.

I'm not against the idea but it there are some problems with it.


it's all about money nothing more nothing less, if not for some scanlation sites i would have never picked up series in the the stores that were licensed here. I would love to series uploaded that are not available in every country on on site legality and pay for a legal fee like the they do for comics here.


as I said I'm not against it, rather I would like it, don't really have a place to get any manga thats within walking distance nearest bus stop is about 5 miles away town is about 20 and I would order some online but don't have a credit card or anything like that. if it was available for viewing online and it also did the weekly, bi-weekly and monthly stuff and do it like crunchyroll does it by releasing it to paid subscribers first then the free viewer when the next one come out then I'll wait if I have to. one of the problems that might come from it is how to regulate the more mature stuff like the manga's with a lot of blood, violence and nudity(and by nudity I don't just mean boobs) it just takes one complaint and there will be a wave of other complaints.




Same here.
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Posted 6/10/10
I would definitely subscribe to something like CR but for manga but I find the likeliness of that happening to be slim most likely because of licensing issues. though I would likely be concerned about selection of manga and the content too since some manga publishers will allow more graphic content compared to others
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Posted 6/10/10 , edited 6/10/10
If you do a little research, you'll find that Crunchyroll has been wanting to do this for a long time. It's just that there's a lot of uncertainty about the whole thing and what this might do to/for the industry. Getting things rolling is a challenge.

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Posted 6/11/10 , edited 6/11/10
As long as the manga creators and the original book publishers agree with it, sure I would love to read publisher-approved and good quality manga.

I think the only thing that would stop me from paying is really quantity. There can be 1 manga series I really like and might even buy the volumes of it, however to recycle though other crappy series, which I'm paying for, is the problem. I need to find ENTERTAINMENT.
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Posted 7/3/10 , edited 7/3/10
It would appear that Crunchyroll is already attempting to pull something like this off.
Thank you Crunchyroll
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Yeah, I really hope something like this happens at some point. I don't mind paying, crunchyroll-style, for content. For me, timely release dates of the english version would be important. It's just when you have to wait for a manga to get licensed, then come out in the US. You end up buying it book form, for $15 or more each, and by the time the volumes come out, the material is 18 mos old. This is the case with my fav, Dogs, and it's really frustrating.
Also, I'd never have heard of Dogs, or any other manga/anime really were it not for fansubbers and scanlation groups- I saw the animated version of volume 0 on Yuurisan then went out and bought the manga volumes. Often the popularity of these titles on the web tips off publishers on which titles to license, so shutting down all the scanlation sites would have adverse effects as well, as some people, like myself check it out online, then buy it if it's good.
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Posted 7/22/10 , edited 7/22/10
Yes, THIS IS BRILLIANT IDEA like what i am trying to spread in onemanga. God damn it.

seriously, they should work up a system. whereby scanlations webbie pays royalty to the publishers and the users will have to pay for membership in order to view the mangas.

Seriously, taking all the scanlations webbie away is NOT A SOLUTION> its pulling us back to the feudal AGE! With the internet, we can get the material in 1 to 2 days. That is fast and this would satisfy most fans out there.

I dont mind paying as afterall manga is the BREADWINNER for the mangaka. THEY NEED TO EAT TO SURVIVE! and as fans, we SHOULD support them!

IM A FAN! IM NOT A JAPANESE! I CANT AFFORD TO LEARN JAPANESE AS I AM NOT EVEN SURE WHERE THE HECK I CAN GET THE MATERIAL FROM IN THE FIRST PLACE AS MANGAS ARE VERY HARD TO GET IN MALAYSIA! PLS DONT TAKE THIS AWAY!
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Posted 7/22/10
And we could have a system like the anime simulcasts when they're published/the manga membership xD
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Posted 7/22/10
eh.. i read somewhere that crunchyroll has been trying to make this idea possible.. since when did they start trying to make this idea a reality?
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Posted 7/22/10
Having an online Manga library, set-up to work with the manga companies is really the best option. Manga fans will pay the price of a subscription as posed to spending $10 a book on all there favorite series. Because honestly most people will sit in a bookstore and read the manga instead of buying it because the just cant afford to buy all their favorite series. Manga fans will pay the money for a subscription especially if they continue putting out new releases, like the scanlators do now.
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