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The end of onemanga.com
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO........
i feeell ike crying now.
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I had to re-read the post on OneManga at first. I didn't quite believe it the first time. TT___TT
It hasn't quite sunk in yet that next week onward, OneManga won't really exist (except for the forums). Fate is cruel, no?

I usually test out a new series on OneManga before I go and buy it at Barnes and Nobles (if they have it). Plus, there are so many other series that haven't been licensed that I liked reading there. It pains me to see it go. It was pretty much the only website I went to for reading manga online (i went to MangaFox a few times, but it gave me a virus... >__>; )

I suppose i can live without it, but that was a major part of my day. I loved seeing which series was updated everyday. I had a good few years with that website. So long OneManga. Parting is such sweet sorrow. [/corny ending line]
Posted 7/22/10
shit happens and hosting that stuff is illegal on their part just like what cr used to do with fansubs. I really do not care one way or the other but it is sad to see that the golden age of piracy is coming to a end.
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anyways if they do that its still hard for people to purchase their mangas because their mangas arent available everywhere
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R.I.P One Manga, July 2010.

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I think I'm going to have a hernia. WTH man!!! What about those of us that can download crap into our computers so scanlation groups would be useless to me. What about those of use that actually put time and investment into buying the mangas and writing thank you notes to the author for their great work. I don't think I've ever been more pissed in my whole life.
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Its so hard for me to find good manga to read, and onemanga had alot of variety, reading bleach, naruto, bealzbub, and high school of the dead were my favorites, now i gotta try to find them and HSOTD is gonna be the hardest, onemanga you will be missed. and also i would pay for a subscription
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Posted 7/22/10
aww really but i know some other manga sites but i really like that manga site *sniff* *sniff*
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Well Crunchyroll, I see a pretty profitable business opportunity here for you...

Seriously though, they take down one of our few resources to keep up with the latest manga but do not offer a legal alternative. This is poor business sense, the only reason most of the manga and anime are popular in America and other countries in the first place is because of places like this. If the publishers were to call for an end to these manga sites but offer us an alternative for a fee then it would be just fine, in fact it would be great. Instead however, they completely snub their western fanbase by denying them one of their few resources for acquiring new manga and providing no legal avenue in return for them. I love anime and manga, but the way these publishers handle their business and products to customers abroad is appalling. At least anime has taken a large step forward with Crunchyroll, why can't manga follow suit?
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Posted 7/22/10
Yeah I'm pretty beaten up about it too.Damn its onemanga!Where else can we get manga that fast?I mean the translators and scans they have surpass the speed of the people who actually get paid to do it...I say they do what CR did,I'd pay extra.(as said by an earlier poster)
Posted 7/22/10 , edited 7/22/10
onemanga we will miss you!!!!

~btw i'm not rly sure but is the 1000manga.com (the sister site of onemanga.com) goin 2 stay open? cuz it didn't have the pop-up tht says it will closed down... but i dunno it might have a big chance it'll follow onemanga~


http://www.1000manga.com/
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Posted 7/22/10
If they're going to completely shut down those manga scanlation sites, they should give us a BETTER alternative to it then. They should have a website similar to this (Crunchyroll) where users can either have a regular, free account and still get access to most mangas and read them a day or two later and a premium account where the latest manga chapters will be available after a week. If noone's going to make it, it's either the more underground or unknown scanlation sites will start popping out OR Crunchyroll could add this to their current line-up of services offered.

I mean most, if not all, of us are paying for high-quality anime/Asian drama here already and are getting it all worth so why can't it be the same for manga? I'm willing to pay to read manga if it means that I can support my favorite mangaka more now (aside from watching the anime adaptations). It's just so wrong that there's no or limited access to our favorite series. It's either no publisher has picked up the series or it's not available in our native languages. Plus, the US releases are so behind! That's obviously one big reason why we preferred the scanlations.

*takes a deep breath* That's all.
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Posted 7/22/10

samuraikatana1 wrote:

Well Crunchyroll, I see a pretty profitable business opportunity here for you...

Seriously though, they take down one of our few resources to keep up with the latest manga but do not offer a legal alternative. This is poor business sense, the only reason most of the manga and anime are popular in America and other countries in the first place is because of places like this. If the publishers were to call for an end to these manga sites but offer us an alternative for a fee then it would be just fine, in fact it would be great. Instead however, they completely snub their western fanbase by denying them one of their few resources for acquiring new manga and providing no legal avenue in return for them. I love anime and manga, but the way these publishers handle their business and products to customers abroad is appalling. At least anime has taken a large step forward with Crunchyroll, why can't manga follow suit?


Exactly! It's beyond stupid to stop the scanlations without an alternative. I mean wouldn't you rather hear the publishers say:

"Okay. We are really going to put an end to all illegal scanlations groups BUT we're now going to offer them on our website (or Crunchyroll). It'll be a paid subscription, but you'll still be updated with the latest chapters plus other great features that only you will get from us!"

than this:

"Okay, We are seriously going to get rid off all of your illegal distributions! End of story."
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22 / M / 地球、米国
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Posted 7/22/10
R.I.P one manga

your the first of many casualties in the great manga war of 2010. I'm wondering how this will effect the traffic on the other sites, i'm certain they're going to close do to the redirected flow of readers from onemanga.
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Posted 7/22/10
Speed yes, accuracy no. Fanscanners have the same mindset as fansubbers where tehy think it's okay to twist translations and do ridculous things like add swears that don't even have direct Japanese to English translations.

That aside I'm saddened by OneManga's loss, but I do buy most of my manga so it's not the end for me...don't worry though. It was said on ANN a while ago Crunchyroll was making some kind of deal for digital manga. Odds are, we WILL get a legal alternative soon...
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