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Khaltazar wrote:

The selection looks very limited. $1.80 a chapter doesn't seem good to me either when I get the Anime for like $1.20.



Ever check out marvel or DC comic prices? It's like 1.99 per issue with only about 18-24 pages. With those to compare, jmanga, albeit Japanese, translated, and almost like comics, would still be cheaper.


Comparing Marvel and DC prices to manga prices doesn't make sense, since the superhero TPBs are already much more expensive in print form. A 200-page TPB will have an MSRP of ~$15, while a 200-page manga tankoubon will have an MSRP of ~$10.

That's like comparing over-priced fast food to a sit-down restaurant and saying it's "still cheaper," when it should be compared to non-over-priced fastfood.
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Posted 8/18/11

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kakashi2407 wrote:

Soooo....This site is actually Legal?!


If Crunchyroll is handling it, i wouldnt even doubt that it isnt


you should have been here from 2006-2008


Yeah it wasn't very legal then. Actually I think they money made off of illegal fansubs I'm not sure about that though. I'm glad they changed their ways or we wouldn't have much variety of anime legally available if they were sued and forced to shut down back then.


Lol I am well aware of the history of Crunchyroll....
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I gotta say, I'm with everyone else. This is a stupid business model.

Why not just use Amazon or Barnes and Noble or Google's ebooks? No, seriously! They ALREADY have an App for every device under the sun AND they take care of distribution AND have multiple methods of payment. You can read it online, offline, or with an ebook. Many advantages that digital stores like Jmanga and Viz just don't have.

Honestly, I think that most of these publishers aren't even trying. They don't want Digital content to succeed. They like how they do things. They want things to stay the same, (seemingly) safe and reasonably profitable.

If they made a subscription model like Crunchyroll, free with ads or pay with no ads, people would use it. Many people want to have legal digital access to manga, but there better be a good incentive to use it. Keeping the price the same as retail paperback, only having access rights, and only being able to read it on the computer is not incentive enough.

This business will fail. I'll be amazed if it last beyond 2013. I don't want it to, but them's the ropes.
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If they made a subscription model like Crunchyroll, free with ads or pay with no ads, people would use it. Many people want to have legal digital access to manga, but there better be a good incentive to use it. Keeping the price the same as retail paperback, only having access rights, and only being able to read it on the computer is not incentive enough.

This business will fail. I'll be amazed if it last beyond 2013. I don't want it to, but them's the ropes. :(


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seems pretty cool lol haha hmm
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I'm afraid I will have to side with this being too expensive, and only being able read online is waaay too restrictive. If I'm going to pay full manga price, then I expect manga I can hold in my hands and read at any time.
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The selection is absolutely horrible. There is nothing I am interested in that I can't already buy at the store. I will not be using this, unless they get more updated manga that I actually care about.
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Holy crap! They actually have "Girl Friends", one of my favorite manga titles - it never got licensed or anything. So is there a chance that the manga on this site will eventually have physical releases as well??

I honestly prefer reading manga in my hands, but I'll do anything I can if it means supporting my favorite mangaka. If you people haven't guessed it yet, reading manga free online doesn't net the author/writers ANYTHING. This service hopefully will change that, though $10 is a little iffy....
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Draw2much wrote:

I gotta say, I'm with everyone else. This is a stupid business model.

Why not just use Amazon or Barnes and Noble or Google's ebooks? No, seriously! They ALREADY have an App for every device under the sun AND they take care of distribution AND have multiple methods of payment. You can read it online, offline, or with an ebook. Many advantages that digital stores like Jmanga and Viz just don't have.

Honestly, I think that most of these publishers aren't even trying. They don't want Digital content to succeed. They like how they do things. They want things to stay the same, safe and reasonably profitable.

If they made a subscription model like Crunchyroll, free with ads or pay with no ads, people would use it. Many people want to have legal digital access to manga, but there better be a good incentive to use it. Keeping the price the same as retail paperback, only having access rights, and only being able to read it on the computer is not incentive enough.

This business will fail. I'll be amazed if it last beyond 2013. I don't want it to, but them's the ropes. :(





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SirRandolf wrote:

For about the same price, or less, you can buy most of the titles on Jmanga in print... I don't see the point...


This^


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For me, the price issue is immaterial. This site is ruined for me by the inability to actually download manga, and own DRM-files that I can read anywhere, at any time.

I want to own content, not pay for access rights to content.

As it is, I hope this business model fails. If this is the future of niche manga, I'll be reading a lot less manga in the future.


And this ^

Stopped reading through the thread at about page four or so. I was expecting jmanga to be more like Crunchyroll as well. It's really disappointing that it isn't.

From my point of view, I don't have the money to be spending on manga, but if/when I do, if my options are:
A) buy a digital volume for $9 and have unlimited viewing ONLY on my computer and ONLY when I have internet connection and ONLY for as long as the website stays in business,
or
B) buy a physical volume for $9 that I can read any time, any place, for as long as it survives natural disasters and normal aging/wear and tear
then you can bet that I'm going to pick B every single time.
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I want this.

But with better selection. And readable on a Kindle/Nook/Whatever eReader you have.

I have seriously been waiting to buy an ereader because I am waiting to see how manga gets implemented. So far, Amazon has some titles but they are a sad selection. Would be great if someone sold DRM-Free PDF format manga, but that's probably an impossible dream.

So yeah, I am eyeing the Kindle DX since it's bigger, but I recently looked at some scanned manga pages on a Nook Color, and it's not too shabby, honestly. Despite the smaller screen size, it worked and was quite readable.

So yeah, JManga, I dunno... they seem to have a big selection of manga that's not even in English. That's another problem if you want to sell to people who primarily speak English.
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Shinji not to sound rude , but everyone can just simply read ANY(kinda) manga for free , no need to pay or anything. >.>
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Posted 8/19/11 , edited 8/19/11

Cecilthedarkknight234 wrote:


Eternal-Lover wrote:


kakashi2407 wrote:

Soooo....This site is actually Legal?!


If Crunchyroll is handling it, i wouldnt even doubt that it isnt


you should have been here from 2006-2008


LOL i knew that they used to be a regular anime site aka illegal - But they are legal now. I don't think they want to have a bad name and put illegal manga since crunchyroll and Jmanga are related. That just ruins business and chances of getting trust


TrueLoveMyGoddess wrote:

Shinji not to sound rude , but everyone can just simply read ANY(kinda) manga for free , no need to pay or anything. >.>


Elaborate? If you mean ONLINE such as mangafox ect -- sorry those are illegal :l If you've been here for a while, you'll know that this site focus on being LEGAL

AND REMEMBER, IT JUST LANCH. Give suggestions but don't curse or be mad at Shinji and the crew. They just started. I personally like the connections they give us fans on Facebook. They mostly reply that they are in discussion of working this out, and changing the subscribtion system. PLEASE BE PATIENT
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I don't usually start new manga, so I"ll just wait for the manga that I'm reading to catch up a little bit first.
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