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Posted 11/6/13
I think a good move by crunchyroll would to try to get lesser known series, instead of all the really popular ones. The really popular ones have/will be released in English eventually, but there are a lot of hidden gems out there that probably won't.

There are a lot of very good series that aren't licensed outside of japan, and only have several chapters scanlated before they were dropped.

An example would be Shitsuren Chocolatier (Heartbroken Chocolatier) - it won an award in japan, but only has chapters one and two scanlated and hasn't been updated in over a year, so I'm pretty sure it was dropped. As far as I know, it isn't licensed, and there are 7 full volumes released, and I think it is still on going.

Series like this would be great to get on crunchyroll. Especially more diverse genres, instead of just the shounen ones.
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Posted 11/7/13 , edited 11/7/13
Someone brought up a good point in another thread, but how about allowing non-manga/All-Access members the ability to sample the first couple to a few chapters of the 1st volume of every series?
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Posted 11/7/13

suikojay wrote:

Someone brought up a good point in another thread, but how about allowing non-manga/All-Access members the ability to sample the first couple to a few chapters of the 1st volume of every series?


This +1 I refuse to read something in the chapter 200+ on that has massive spoilers without even know wtf the story is about.
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Posted 11/8/13
It would be nice to be able to delete bookmark from the bookmark list without having to open the chapter.
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Posted 11/8/13 , edited 11/9/13

suikojay wrote:

Someone brought up a good point in another thread, but how about allowing non-manga/All-Access members the ability to sample the first couple to a few chapters of the 1st volume of every series?


They have to get those first chapters before this can happen. All the ones I want to read are missing them, or in the cases of one, missing the middle chapters for some reason.


EDIT: Oh hey, they added the old chapters. For sale only...
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Posted 11/9/13 , edited 11/9/13
Page 5 of Wagatsuma's most recent chapter (68) appears to be two pages squished into one. It actually looks really terrible and unprofessional. I assume this isn't the only place where it happens. Obviously it's because the page numbering didn't line up with where the two page spread was, but that doesn't seem like any reasonable justification to do this. It's just plain ugly.
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Posted 11/12/13
A few comments:

1. The android app doesn't keep my login information for some reason. If I just had to re-login that wouldn't be so bad, but it doesn't give me the login screen unless I fiddle with the app for a while. I usually have to try to "log out" using the tools menu and exit the app and re-enter the app several times to get it to let me login again. Frequently this will take up to several minutes, wasting the time that I was going to use to read. Most apps that I use keep the user info and you don't have to re-login all the time. That would be better.

2. The bookmark system is nice, but it is unclear where you have to touch to open the bookmarked page. Sometimes I can't get it to open.

3. As someone else mentioned, it would be nice to be able to clear the bookmarks without opening the chapter.

4. I would like the bookmarks to be available on the site as well.

5. A queue would be great!
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Posted 11/13/13
They should definitely make it easier to know what chapters are missing per series. : )
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Posted 11/25/13
Really hoping to see that fixed zoom thing implemented soon. It's literally the only thing that significantly bothers me with this service (the queue thing is only a little bothersome to me). Other than that, this is really nice! I do like how the click and drag panning works, it's really suitable to my reading preferences. Heck, that zoom aspect is the only thing keeping me from using my USB controller to read manga (I actually still could, but it's too much of a hassle).
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Posted 12/23/13
Hoping these changes will be implemented soon. The top changes I want to see are:

- Being able to add bookmarks. It's really strange that we can bookmark from the app, but not from a computer browser.
- IF you can't add bookmarks, at least make chapter numbers visible via computer. Again, they're visible in the app, but not on computer.
- Queue series so that the latest chapter pops up in your queue, maybe even get an alert for it.

I'm not reading longer manga in one sitting, so I will leave it and come back later to finish. Unfortunately, there's currently NO way for me to come back and finish reading where I left off, since I can't bookmark, and there's no way to bookmark the page to your browser to come back to it, and chapters aren't numbered, so remembering that I left off at chapter 55 doesn't help me find the chapter again.
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Posted 1/18/14 , edited 1/18/14
Especially with more series being added, there definitely needs to be a more consistent tracking system. Not just something that comes up every now and again, but something dedicated. You could also have an RSS feed, although I'm not sure how many people use them these days.
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Posted 1/19/14
Something I think should really be changed is having chapter titles displayed. For instance, I'm reading Coppelion at the moment, and one I finished the latest backlog chapter (117), the next available chapter is 200. While it doesn't show a page or cover (just the simulpub one), the chapter title is clearly visible and is a spoiler (potentially a rather big one).

Additionally, on the iPad (and probably the iPhone) Manga reader app, when selecting a chapter the list is ordered from newest to oldest which represents a similar problem. I think it would be better to list only the number of the chapter. This would also make it easier to navigate until a queue is added, so you only need to remember the number of the chapter you're on instead of the name.
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Posted 1/29/14
I'm joining the chorus for a queue function and a bookmark option on the website.
Would make it a lot easier to keep track of what I want to read.
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Posted 1/31/14 , edited 2/1/14
I have a request too.

Since your manga images are of high quality, I like to read my online manga on my laptop in full screen mode, one page mode and zoomed in so I can reap the full benefit of this high quality.

The problem is that I can't use my laptop's up and down arrow-keys to go up and down the page, when reading a page in zoomed-full-screen-mode. Can't these key functions be added to the flash player?

To be able to enjoy the full quality is a must for every online reader, I just hope that Adobe Flash Players design isn't preventing this for us.

I always pay my debts.. ; )
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Posted 4/16/14
Some of the chapters are being locked for free members right when they're released. Silver Nina this week for example.
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