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Digital Manga vs. print Manga?
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Posted 1/21/13
I prefer printed versions despite the multitude of books taking over my room~ I have resorted to digital versions of some series because either they have been dropped by the distributor, they are out of print, or I just can't find a printed copy of them.

I'm still mad at Viz for droppng Gintama and at Tokyopop for not finishing several series i can't find online...
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23 / F / Vermont
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Posted 1/21/13
I prefer print so that I can collect them, however being a college student I can't always afford to do that so I usually do digital.
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Posted 1/22/13
Print versions. I love collecting them!
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Posted 1/23/13
From a recent study in Japan by goo research:

"Q1: Do you read manga on a PC, smartphone, other electronic device? (Sample size=459)

Yes, almost every day 6.8%
Yes, sometimes 25.5%
No, never 67.8%

Q1SQ: On what kinds of electronic devices do you read manga? (Sample size=148, multiple answer)

PC 54.7%
Smartphone 45.9%
Tablet 23.0%
Feature phone 10.1%
Other 4.7%
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19 / F / Chicago
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Posted 2/5/13
I have no preference really lol Print manga holds a special place in my heart but being able to read manga online is awesome bc I'm expose to sooo many different kinds and new titles I haven't heard of xD
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Posted 2/5/13
Price is much loower for digital manga, but I've actually never tried buying it before. It sounds interesting.

I have to go a lot farther to get printed manga and it costs more than digital I see but I think I still prefer taking the book out whenever I want. I don't have many manga volumes yet due to the price though. I'd like to try a digital one day out of curiosity
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14 / F / California
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Posted 2/6/13
Print, but sometime digital
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Posted 2/6/13
I perfer print, but if a awesome manga is legally available for digital only, then I will support it. Besides a lot of legal tiltles are just not worth $10 (Blue Exorcist for example).
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Posted 2/7/13
Personally I would get printed manga because that's my collecting style but at the same time if I found a volume I really really liked I probably would buy a digital copy as well so I could have it on my phone or something and always have it with me and not have to worry about damaging my print copy
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20 / M / Virginia
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Posted 2/7/13
Digital Manga all the way! Paper manga wastes a lot of paper and costs an enormous amount of money to be printed. In the end most printed mangas are thrown away and not even recycled I'm particularly referring to shonen jump in japan. So, why not digital manga? Digital manga has a better fine quality to it then paper manga because it isn't printed. So, stop sticking to the old ways and start catching up to the present and future because whats in store for us is only digital manga that we'll be able to view on our iPods, iPads, Computers, and Smartphones anytime and anywhere.
Posted 2/7/13
Digital manga offers much more versatility... But as a collector, I quite like to have real books too. For keeping up with weekly manga, I'll use digital means. Orr... I would, if SJ:A wasn't limited to the states.

Then I'd collect my favorates in there book form >w< It makes the most sense to me that way. I do the same with novels too, after all.
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Posted 2/7/13
I prefer the print version, but due to cost and lack of decent stores selling more that the big ones, I stick mostly with my iPad 2 and the Mangastorm app ($3 full version) and I also use Manga Rock app. (also $3) The quality is good enough, and there are thousands of series.
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Posted 2/8/13

Ender143 wrote:

I prefer the print version, but due to cost and lack of decent stores selling more that the big ones, I stick mostly with my iPad 2 and the Mangastorm app ($3 full version) and I also use Manga Rock app. (also $3) The quality is good enough, and there are thousands of series.


dude that is illegal streaming not that is bad kuz that i how i read hungry joker........... but anyway i prefferd printed manga
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Posted 2/8/13
A couple months ago I would have said print. Then I got a Kindle Fire HD with a 9 inch screen...bought a volume of One Piece on Viz site, and havn't looked back. Digital is cheaper, looks great on a tablet screen, and you can take it ALL with you wherever you go.

Not being able to line it up all pretty on a shelf is definitely something I'll miss...but I was gonna have to buy a new shelf very soon anyway if I bought a few more volumes...so I'm saving some money there as well.
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Posted 2/9/13
When you say digital manga and mean the type using computer art, it kind of matters the format and art...they're usually different
If you mean online manga scans, those are usually ok......kind of matters the actually manga...
For physical manga.....fans will buy the manga even if they already have it available to them in the digital world
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