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Post Reply New Simulpub Manga: Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru, Spirit Circle
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My All-Access purchase is looking like a sound investment, nice work Crunchyroll
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Kodansha Comics, Futubasha, and now Shounen Gahousha! Yay, more publishers!
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TheGreatHoneyBun wrote:

I don't think you should announce that a manga is available worldwide except 8 countries. Isn't that contradictory?


It is, but doing so is a lot easier to read than to list out every country that is available.
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Wow, you guys are like on a roll now, seriously.
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AND YET THE TOWN MOVES?! Oh my gosh!

D: I know what I'm reading now!
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Nice image of Takao on the simulpub page:





TheGreatHoneyBun wrote:

I don't think you should announce that a manga is available worldwide except 8 countries. Isn't that contradictory?

Would you rather they name every country it is available in, and have to search through that long list for your country?

If you look up the definition of "except", you'll see the statement isn't at all contradictory.

It is little different than a contest stating something like "Open to all residents of the U.S., with the exception of Florida".

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And... again none of the 3 titles starts from the begining a.k.a. chapter 1... So doing simple math, I'm guessing we will be able to read chapter 1 by 2016?
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Moar Arpeggio! Keep the good simulpubs coming!
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I'm glad Crunchyroll is licensing all these manga but please add the earlier volumes ASAP! Even the manga announced a couple of weeks ago (Inside Mari, Silver Nina, Love Theory) are not caught up. Also (I probably should have started off with this) Thank you for licensing all these new manga!
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please for freak sakes stop adding to your work load and go back and START adding ealrier chapters for what you do have. are u aware that some of these mangas havent been translated into english at all? how do u expect us to enjoy the story. how are you gona keep up with 50 manga updates a week. (in the future at this rate) and start filling in the gap?
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Yes, I also hope the catalog chapters for Arpeggio of Blue Steel are added. I can't very well start reading at chapter 53.

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I've seen Arpeggio listed on several wish lists! Good job CR!
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I tried to check out the manga section and all i get is a grey page with nothing on it. So I guessing the section for now is broken. Because all i see when checking anything in the manga section is gray pages with nothing on them.
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I'd like to quote a certain post concerning CR's decision to post the more recent chapters than right from the beginning.

agila61 wrote:

The catch up material won't get available any sooner by not putting up the current material as it comes out, and so those who were getting it from bootleg sources can jump over right away, while those who only rely on legit access get it as soon as they were going to be able to have it anyway.

Add on top of that, the catalog rights and the simulpub rights are likely handled by two different departments in the Japanese publishing houses, and getting the catalog (tankoubon) side to hustle in order to build business for the simulpub (serial) side may also take some doing.

And there will likely often be a few chapters gap anyway, just like in Japan, where a reader that came across Space Brothers in a serial and liked it might be able to find a manga cafe with the 22 released volumes through to Ch.214, and the most recent chapters in the serial that it appears in, but since people often toss serials into the trash when they are done with them, after their commute to work or school, it might not be so easy to find some of the first few chapters in the volume currently being written.

We can all guess what kind of sources some Japanese readers will turn to in order to fill in those kinds of small gaps, because if those sources didn't exist, the bootleg translation groups that rely on those sources would also lag much further behind Japanese publication.

As far as Western readers demanding immediate, starting from the first chapter access to series at one, low, "all you can read in a month" price is a much sweeter deal than any Japanese reader gets from any legit source, so its likely going to take some convincing to get Japanese publishers to give Western readers what they will view as premium deluxe service at cut-rate, bargain basement prices.



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Nice explanation but the problem is managing people's expectations. You keep posting messages saying "Hey guys we got 3 new series in the manga section!". People get excited and... then they realize that none of the series have the chapter 1 available. To avoid having the same complaints every single time you announced a new manga let people know in the first post that the first chapter is not going to be available any time soon. This way you will avoid complaints from people who got excited by the idea of reading Arpeggio of Blue Steel only to find out that they just have chapter 53 available.
Out of the 25 manga series available in CR, 14 don't have the first chapter available. It's normal that some people get frustrated by the announce of new titles while they still waiting for the 1st chapters for months.
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