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Posted 6/6/14 , edited 6/6/14
So I noticed that Viz doesn't send print mangas out anymore. Also, Crunchyroll even have mangas to read online. So I was wondering if people still care for printed manga or is digital the way to go?

Edit ( Sorry I meant to say Jump, they don't send out print copies in the mail)
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Posted 6/6/14 , edited 6/6/14
Are you sure about that? Check the site again man, it clearly says print manga in one of it's tabs. http://www.viz.com/manga/print What they're doing is actually very simple: Make potential manga digitally and legally available, to see if people like them. If they do, viz will consider printing them. Really depends how much demand there is though.

I prefer prints because unlike having it on a device, it makes you actually feel like you own it. Not to mention that new book smell, so refreshing and satisfying. Plus print manga make bookcases look awesome! But that's just me.
I hope they never permanently switch to digital, cause it's a lot less strain on the eyes when reading a book.

Edit: Ahh I see, it's been that way ever since the beginning of 2012. The English Weekly Shonen Jump was turned a digital magazine. And it updates the same day as its Japanese counterpart. It's a good way of staying up to date to manga in Japan. As I mentioned before, it's also a brilliant way for knowing which manga to print, or not.
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Posted 6/6/14 , edited 6/6/14
Not sure which Viz you are using, but they are still putting out print manga. Judging by the burst of manga at my local B&N store, not just Viz but the other companies as well are putting out more manga.

I personally like print copies. I actually get to see what I collect on my bookshelves. I also prefer the weight and feel of a book in my hand rather than a tablet or e-reader.
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I like digital for traveling and stuff like that, but I still prefer the good book feel. Nothing like turning pages by hand, and the smell of a new book.
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Posted 6/6/14
Personally I like both

Print for having the nice textures and feel to holding the book

Digital for the mobility of having it on my tablet or ipod
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26 / M / NJ
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Posted 6/6/14
I buy physical for my collection but don't read it.

The small print strains my eyes and gives me headaches. That's why I like to read it on my 24 inch monitor where it's blown up to be exact height wise and the appropriate width.
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Having a printed manga book in my hands is much more satisfying to me for some reason. Maybe it's because I like the actual flipping of the pages or that I appreciate the art more now that it's actually in front of me rather than on a screen. And like someone said above, the new book smell that goes along with it is pretty sweet.
I also think I'm more likely to re-read manga if I have the printed version of it in my bookshelf. Because it is right there, just grab it and read.
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Posted 6/6/14
I prefer printed, but I usually read digital.
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44 / M / Canada
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Much prefer print. I only read some digital here and on Nico Nico Seiga but a real book is easier for me to read.
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Posted 6/6/14
Print is, no doubt, better. But I guess I'd still go for digital. For a lazyass like me, it's less hassle. -.-"
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Posted 6/6/14
It's expensive as hell to buy physical volumes, but I just love collecting them. It will always be more impressive and satisfying to read and own books rather than a tablet full of data. I know some people don't have the means to do that, but I'm sure most people will prefer the actual books = )
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Posted 6/6/14
I am kind of an anti-horder. The less stuff I actually have to store the better. I am probably an enemy of the geek industry as a whole though. I like to look at cool things (toys, models, etc.) But I really see no point in owning them. I won't be playing with them, and all they will be doing is either collecting dust in sight, or being stored in some closet out of sight.
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23 / M / Elephant
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Posted 6/6/14
Digital. First off, details are not lost in the crease like in a physical book. That's one of the most annoying thing in buying physical releases. Some details are lost in the middle of double page spreads. Secondly, I can read hundreds of volumes with one device instead of carrying hundreds of books. With the VIZ app and iBooks, I can download the volumes on my iPad, so I don't have to worry about having internet to access the volumes.
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25 / M / 727 The Zoo
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Posted 6/6/14
Print, rather get away from the computer to read than get it on a tablet.
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28 / M / California
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Posted 6/6/14
Print!!!! IMHO print is so much better for the following: The feel of the book in your hands as you flip pages, the smell of the book, it's much easier on the eyes. I'd pay a premium for a Print/Digital release that way I can legally have my manga/light novel collection in my library and have the digital version for when I'm on a trip.
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