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The end of onemanga.com
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I'm going through the manga publishing sites to see it they have any manga I recognise...
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I guess I'm one of the people who are glad that OneManga is closing (the only thing OneManga was good for was to read unlicensed series). I can't blame the manga company's since people would just go there, read the manga free, and won't even support the series (this is manly targeted at the people who live in America and actually have the money to go out and buy the manga series. It's a different story for UK people and poor/extremely poor people).

Hopefully, some people will just go and support the series. It's not really that hard just to wait for the OFFICIAL release of the series you like. It's not hard to wait until Shonen Jump Magazine gets to the chapter you left off in Naruto.

Some people say "without OneManga, I would of never gotten into this series and purchased it! ". I guess it depend on what series your talking about. Viz Media has a section on their page where you can read the 1st chapter free and then you can purchase the book. There's also Shonen Sunday which shows the next newest chapter of some of their series (I know they show the newest chapter for Ren-Ne, CrossGame, and Arata: The Legend). Just look to see if you can find a preview of the series Legally. If you can't find one, ask your friends if the series is good. You can also read the description of the story (this kinda helps for some).

If the manga company's in America can ask fans WHAT series do they want license and discuss it between people within the company and try and license the series, then everything will be fine. It only seems like SHONEN type manga's do the best here in America.... All we can do is just wait and see what happen next...
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Kira0309 wrote:

This is probably do to Funimation having its own manga site where you have to pay to read manga online now


What? FUNimation doesn't have a site where you can read manga... FUNimation is a Anime company. They license and distribute Anime in America. FUNimation has nothing to do with the Manga Industry. This is all between The Manga company's in America and the Manga company's in Japan working together.
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Norathedemon wrote:


Kira0309 wrote:

This is probably do to Funimation having its own manga site where you have to pay to read manga online now


What? FUNimation doesn't have a site where you can read manga... FUNimation is a Anime company. They license and distribute Anime in America. FUNimation has nothing to do with the Manga Industry. This is all between The Manga company's in America and the Manga company's in Japan working together.


I wonder if they meant Viz
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DeityZero wrote:


Norathedemon wrote:


Kira0309 wrote:

This is probably do to Funimation having its own manga site where you have to pay to read manga online now


What? FUNimation doesn't have a site where you can read manga... FUNimation is a Anime company. They license and distribute Anime in America. FUNimation has nothing to do with the Manga Industry. This is all between The Manga company's in America and the Manga company's in Japan working together.


I wonder if they meant Viz


I doubt Viz. I'm a Viz "fan-boy" and I usually know everything that's going on with them. I don't think there's any site where you have to pay...(YET)...
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These are basically the Legal Manga sites where you can Preview and Read (Some) Manga's.

Viz Media - http://www.viz.com/downloads/manga/
Shonen Sunday - http://www.shonensunday.com/top.shtml
Tokyo Pop - http://www.tokyopop.com/manga/read_tokyopop_titles/browse
Sigikki - http://www.sigikki.com/previews/index.shtml
Shonen Jump - http://shonenjump.viz.com/onlinemanga/
Shojo Beat - http://www.shojobeat.com/downloads/
Square Enix - http://www.square-enix.com/na/manga/

Those are Legal sites where you can preview a manga and decide If you want to purchase the series or not. Shonen Sunday and Sigikki both have many chapters of some series. You should check them out, might find a new series you like.
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the only reason i got into half of these series is because they are all conveniently located at onemanga.com and by taking away those manga's they have now lost me as a possible consumer ........ i dont get it. doesnt manga-ka like money?????

pisses me off when somebody does something really dumb that ends up making everybody suffer..... manga-ka has fewer readers, artists get less recognition and its harder for their material to make it into the world, and everybody who is reading manga on these sites are getting cut off and many of them will stop reading manga altogether because its so hard to try finding good translations. everybody who has depended on onemanga is now f***ing screwed.

why i ask?? who gains from this?
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I would like Crunchyroll to become a legal online manga site too. I hope it'll be something like, all the unlicensed scans, and then as it gets licensed, it gets removed so we can buy it.

Not that I'd actually buy it, seeing that I only buy manga that I've completely and completely love. Which I first have to test on Onemanga...which isn't happening anymore.

I won't mind, really, if manga disappears off the internet. The manga companies think they're going to get sales to rise, but thats crap since they're not. I only got into manga because of the internet, bought my D. Gray Man volumes, Fruits Basket volumes, Naruto Volumes...etc. That's not happening anymore though.

I think online manga is GREAT! I mean, I won't mind paying a monthly fee for it, or anything seeing that it'd be cheaper than buying the books, which come out months after the official release in Japan. The companies save the publishing fees you know? (And ultimately the trees ;))

I hope they won't do anything too drastic. Or else it'll become a huge manga war, and I'm on the scan site's side T_T
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Norathedemon wrote:

These are basically the Legal Manga sites where you can Preview and Read (Some) Manga's.

Viz Media - http://www.viz.com/downloads/manga/
Shonen Sunday - http://www.shonensunday.com/top.shtml
Tokyo Pop - http://www.tokyopop.com/manga/read_tokyopop_titles/browse
Sigikki - http://www.sigikki.com/previews/index.shtml
Shonen Jump - http://shonenjump.viz.com/onlinemanga/
Shojo Beat - http://www.shojobeat.com/downloads/
Square Enix - http://www.square-enix.com/na/manga/

Those are Legal sites where you can preview a manga and decide If you want to purchase the series or not. Shonen Sunday and Sigikki both have many chapters of some series. You should check them out, might find a new series you like.


What you fail to realize is that this isn't the same as being provided with an up to date and translated chapter each week like they have in Japan. These are nothing more than preview sites to get you hooked then you still have to wait months to buy a volume of translated chapters that are traditionally FAR behind where the actual progression is in the series. For instance, Katekyo Hitman Reborn publisher Viz recently released the most recent volume on July 6th that just finished the Varia Sky Battle! Meanwhile, the most recent chapter is already an two arcs ahead of this. That would mean at the pace they are offering and translating, it would be years before they even came close to this without offering some sort of way to read chapter by chapter either weekly or biweekly.

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oh man.. i just read this from ANN, and i actually went 2 the om's site to see if it was true, and it is!. if all the other manga sites close down, (pray that it won't) then i have no choice until i get the actual releases. ever since scanlated manga started, people didn't know what it is @ first. (click over here to learn more about the history of scanlation) and now millions and millions r still reading it every week, regardless of what genre it is. sigh, it had to come this eventually, right?

well, i've always supported om to be the #1 manga reading site, and i've always respected them and i loved the way how they released all the different series, (even new ones) and it was really fast. so after it ends, i might need to save some money to buy the legal volumes. (and i'll try mangafox) i only buy one manga series and its Negima!. and for reading naruto, bakuman, and some others i read it on om. one last thing... i would really like to thank onemanga after all these years, and i would give thanks to all the scanlation groups. R.I.P. onemanga...
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I know it's bad for publishing companies, but damn it! The manga series I like are not licensed, and probably never will be. And what about the series that take forever to get published? KHR is already up to volume thirty-something in Japan, right? We only have around fifteen last time I checked. If publishers want their cash, then they better hurry the fuck up. I'm tired of waiting for materials that Japan has already had for months, maybe even years. Guess there's no point in fighting it, so I might as well read as much as possible before they close =D
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Norathedemon wrote:


Kira0309 wrote:

This is probably do to Funimation having its own manga site where you have to pay to read manga online now


What? FUNimation doesn't have a site where you can read manga... FUNimation is a Anime company. They license and distribute Anime in America. FUNimation has nothing to do with the Manga Industry. This is all between The Manga company's in America and the Manga company's in Japan working together.


Sorry I meant square enix

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-21/square-enix-plans-digital-manga-store-in-n-america-france
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DeityZero wrote:


Norathedemon wrote:

These are basically the Legal Manga sites where you can Preview and Read (Some) Manga's.

Viz Media - http://www.viz.com/downloads/manga/
Shonen Sunday - http://www.shonensunday.com/top.shtml
Tokyo Pop - http://www.tokyopop.com/manga/read_tokyopop_titles/browse
Sigikki - http://www.sigikki.com/previews/index.shtml
Shonen Jump - http://shonenjump.viz.com/onlinemanga/
Shojo Beat - http://www.shojobeat.com/downloads/
Square Enix - http://www.square-enix.com/na/manga/

Those are Legal sites where you can preview a manga and decide If you want to purchase the series or not. Shonen Sunday and Sigikki both have many chapters of some series. You should check them out, might find a new series you like.


What you fail to realize is that this isn't the same as being provided with an up to date and translated chapter each week like they have in Japan. These are nothing more than preview sites to get you hooked then you still have to wait months to buy a volume of translated chapters that are traditionally FAR behind where the actual progression is in the series. For instance, Katekyo Hitman Reborn publisher Viz recently released the most recent volume on July 6th that just finished the Varia Sky Battle! Meanwhile, the most recent chapter is already an two arcs ahead of this. That would mean at the pace they are offering and translating, it would be years before they even came close to this without offering some sort of way to read chapter by chapter either weekly or biweekly.



I posted this as a way for people to know that some series do have previews where you can read them. I know there isn't a Legal site where you can read the up to date chapter. Katekyo Hitman Reborn manga has finally reached the Future Arc here in America (Volume 16). Also, Viz only release four volumes of this series. It's not like how they use to release six volumes for Case Closed, which now only has four volumes person year also. I don't think we will have a way to read the newest chapter of a series anytime soon... :S
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Kira0309 wrote:


Norathedemon wrote:


Kira0309 wrote:

This is probably do to Funimation having its own manga site where you have to pay to read manga online now


What? FUNimation doesn't have a site where you can read manga... FUNimation is a Anime company. They license and distribute Anime in America. FUNimation has nothing to do with the Manga Industry. This is all between The Manga company's in America and the Manga company's in Japan working together.


Sorry I meant square enix

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-21/square-enix-plans-digital-manga-store-in-n-america-france


Oh, that. Well, Square Enix just decided to do that.


The U.S. and Japanese publishers' coalition was announced on June 8. At the time, the coalition — which includes Vertical Inc., Viz Media, Tokyopop, and Yen Press, as well as members of Japan's Digital Comic Association such as Kodansha, Shogakukan, and Shueisha — announced that it was considering legal action against 30 unnamed scanlation aggregators.
- AnimeNewsnetwork

I can't see OneManga.com couldn't been on their list to take legal actions against.
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