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Manga Sites Closing Down?
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Posted 1/11/11 , edited 1/11/11
Yea i was shocked that onemanga was down but i use manga fox now x
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Posted 1/12/11

Natsu-x wrote:

Yea i was shocked that onemanga was down but i use manga fox now x


Be cautious. Mangafox gave my PC a virus.
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Posted 1/12/11

H3ctor87 wrote:


Natsu-x wrote:

Yea i was shocked that onemanga was down but i use manga fox now x


Be cautious. Mangafox gave my PC a virus.



Ah thanks man, i'll watch out
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I love Onemanga. It's one of my favorite website. I hate mangafox, it gives you virues. It pissed me off so much.
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Posted 1/12/11
onemanga was like the best until it shut down =[[ now i use tenmanga
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Posted 1/12/11
They aren't greedy as those websites had illegal scanlations. Scanlations can easily be compared to downloading music for free illegally. It can cause the publshers and licensors to lose money. Plus you could very well make the series you enjoy end because the company doesn't have enough money to pay the mangaka. Like if you read only scanlations of Naruto, and never bought the volumes, and Shueisha started losing a lot of money, it could make Masashi Kishimoto lose his job and abrubtly end the series. A company needs to earn a profit so it can keep providing you with the entertainment you enjoy. They had a very good reason to do this, so they aren't the bad guys. I for one support this action to an extent. I'm currently hoping OneManga goes legit like Crunchyroll did where they have manga up on there legally.
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Posted 1/13/11
aww.. that would be the manga lover's dooms day.. sux
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Your right the companies are all greedy bastards for wanting to be able to pay their workers so they can eat and continue to make the product you love so much-_-
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Posted 1/14/11

Maigraith wrote:

Your right the companies are all greedy bastards for wanting to be able to pay their workers so they can eat and continue to make the product you love so much-_-


You guys have to realise this, the best way I see it working out is that shonen or which ever manga company get their own translators, and put them up for free and just generate ad revenue from those sites.

also I use mangastream for when onemanga closed down, but it generally just has newer mainstream manga, but they do their own trans so they usually come out quick.
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Posted 1/14/11
NOOOOO , they made a new one it is 1000manga.com
at least thats what i heard... enjoy
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goldenzero2 wrote:

You guys have to realise this, the best way I see it working out is that shonen or which ever manga company get their own translators, and put them up for free and just generate ad revenue from those sites.

also I use mangastream for when onemanga closed down, but it generally just has newer mainstream manga, but they do their own trans so they usually come out quick.


so it's ok to just take what you want because they haven't done something that costs a good chunk of money to set up? Just ad revenue isn't that much and most likely not really enough to justify it right now. They'd have to pay for people to design and maintain the web pages, help/tech support, server maintenance, on top of paying translators and licensing fees or the mangaka/workers depending on who exactly sets it up. So while they should move with the times, it's a rather iffy business expense to justify.

You can dress it up whatever way you want, at the end of the day those sites are still stealing profit from the companies, so those companies have every right to take down those sites with extreme prejudice.
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Posted 1/14/11
*sigh* If you don't have money to waste on manga why not try to find cheap ones online? It'll only take you a few minutes to find a good site.

And I recommend buying used books off of amazon. Most of the used books are only 5 bucks on there and thats with shipping and everything.
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Posted 1/14/11

Maigraith wrote:

Your right the companies are all greedy bastards for wanting to be able to pay their workers so they can eat and continue to make the product you love so much-_-


This is just really true. After all, these companies employ people, and if they can't get payed, they have to be let go. Could you imagine if you worked for a manga licensor, and then have your job taken away because the company you're working for is losing money due to people reading only scanlations, and never buying the volumes? You would feel really bad wouldn't you.

Also, scanlations infringe copyright law. Copyright infringement is a huge deal, hence why lots of illegally uploaded YouTube videos (Ex: Fansubs, full TV shows not uploaded by the company, music videos not uploaded by the producers, etc.) get taken down.
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Posted 1/15/11
yeah...sucks... adult world is really complicated...
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Posted 1/15/11
Public libraries can actually have anime and manga, especially in urban/suburban areas. Your library can also order something from a different library in the same system. Where you live will change what you can get, but if you want free legal manga, check your library system. It is also so much nicer to be able to hold an actual book, I find. I guess other libraries might not have much, but I live in the Boston area, and I have read lots of manga, and watched some anime for free through my library. Some of the time, I would compromise by getting what was available from my library, and filling in the gaps with online sites. I always preferred reading the actual book.

Be warned that the manga section is likely to have books wildly out of order alphabetically, though it is theoretically sorted by title.

Make sure to use your library system's catalog, not just your individual library. Don't delay picking up books on hold to often, and return things promptly, it is very annoying for a particular volume to be unavailable for weeks.
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