Bitway partners with CR in hopes to distribute manga
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Posted 6/15/10 , edited 8/10/10
Posted 6/15/10
No doesn't seem that way.


Bitway, a Japanese distributor of electronic books and other online media content, has announced on Tuesday that it made a US$750,000 strategic investment in the American media-distribution website Crunchyroll. According to Bitway's announcement, the company aims to work with Crunchyroll to build a comic-distribution platform overseas, with an emphasis on the United States and Canada.


It's just talking about the business deal CR is making with Bitway from what it says, which is good

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Posted 6/15/10
The only way it could possibly effect you is by long term giving you access to some form of Manga on CR.
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Posted 6/17/10
Is this why I'm getting ads via email? I need to figure out how to turn it off or just forward it to spam.
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Posted 7/11/10
I'd spend extra on membership to access manga!!!!!!!!
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Posted 7/26/10
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Posted 8/10/10
that would be like soo cool if there would be manga here..
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Posted 8/10/10
A legal alternative to scanlations? I think that would be an amazing way to get more money to creators of most of our shows (since anime comes from manga, if there is no manga, there will be no anime), and allow us international users to access more of the immense graphic novel market that is in Japan. I see only good news coming from this!
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Posted 8/19/10
i really hope that it works out really soon >_<
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Posted 5/17/11
I feel like it's been a while since the deal with Bitway was announced. Are you anywhere close to launching a manga service here on Crunchyroll?
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Posted 5/17/11

Proximately wrote:

I feel like it's been a while since the deal with Bitway was announced. Are you anywhere close to launching a manga service here on Crunchyroll?


There's been a lot of delays which weren't on our end. Last I heard, a closed Beta will probably be coming around in a month or so but this isn't finalized info.
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Posted 5/17/11 , edited 5/17/11
Alright, I'm hoping that's the case. I'm certain it'll make one hell of an impact on the site and users.
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Posted 8/21/11
Just found this topic after looking for information whether there are plans for having manga in Crunchyroll. Hadn't heard about this Bitway deal, so I was positively surprised even though it has been over a year since the announcement. I am however a bit disappointed that emphasis is once again on US and Canada region.

Us europeans are always left feeling like second class customers when it comes to media business, whether it is US produced TV series, anime or manga, we're always left with less and later. I wonder when media corporations worldwide wake up to the fact that Earth is round.

Either way, I hope I'll be able to read english translated manga off Crunchyroll in the future.
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