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Wondering who else out there finds it really annoying when people start complaining that free fan translations of manga end because it's been licensed?



This guy seems really pissed off about it. I personally have no problem if there's no legal published translation, but when people start taking a persons hard work and take them for granted without supporting the industry.

Obviously this is a much bigger issue in anime but it's still very important.
Posted 5/29/16
Meh. He either trolling or he can't afford to buy manga.
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He got trolled.
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If I had the money my walls would be lined with manga and anime.
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i know localized mangas aren't that expensive. back in Brazil, a single volume was what, 5 reais..? which translates to about 2 bucks or so.
"but that's too expensive for me 11!!oneone!11"

edit: unless i'm mistaken, a volume here in the us should cost about 5 bucks or so. (localized, obviously)
they really should do something about the ridiculous import tax though.
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My friend and I complain about this.

1) Usually the manga/LN/WN is 5, 7, 10+ volumes through translation, when licensed they only do a volume every quarter or so, meaning we will have to wait several years before reading new content.

2) Content gets licensed, sales suck, and they stop releasing new volumes. Series dies because TL groups can't translate and the company that licensed it won't translate.

3) TL groups don't want to deal with the harassment from companies licensing products, so they stop translating and take down everything that they translated. Even if the company on licensed Vol 1-3 and the TL group is on Vol 12, where they are still legally allowed to continue translating new content because those volumes are not licensed and may never be.

4) Why do I want to pay for something that I was previously getting for free online?
Posted 5/29/16

Solefyre wrote:

My friend and I complain about this.

1) Usually the manga/LN/WN is 5, 7, 10+ volumes through translation, when licensed they only do a volume every quarter or so, meaning we will have to wait several years before reading new content.

2) Content gets licensed, sales suck, and they stop releasing new volumes. Series dies because TL groups can't translate and the company that licensed it won't translate.

3) TL groups don't want to deal with the harassment from companies licensing products, so they stop translating and take down everything that they translated. Even if the company on licensed Vol 1-3 and the TL group is on Vol 12, where they are still legally allowed to continue translating new content because those volumes are not licensed and may never be.

4) Why do I want to pay for something that I was previously getting for free online?


Just you wait until somebody call you entitled.
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Too bad folks in the industry don't have Patreons or whatever. Seems like a decent way to directly give them money to continue making content peeps enjoy.
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I hate to say it but manga cost money and not everyone has the money to buy manga.
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Posted 5/29/16

KarenAraragi wrote:


Solefyre wrote:



Just you wait until somebody call you entitled.

Maybe, but its not something I'd spend money on in the first place. So not getting to finish a good story kinda sucks; also, by the time the volume with new content came out I would probably have forgotten about the series.

For example, Irregular at Magic Academy, they were translating volume 17 when it was licensed. I don't know how long it'll be before an English version of volume 17 is released for purchase.
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Posted 5/29/16

Jagdtiger1 wrote:

Wondering who else out there finds it really annoying when people start complaining that free fan translations of manga end because it's been licensed?



This guy seems really pissed off about it. I personally have no problem if there's no legal published translation, but when people start taking a persons hard work and take them for granted without supporting the industry.

Obviously this is a much bigger issue in anime but it's still very important.


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Son, this has been happening forever. Someone gets mad when something stops getting translated 'cause it got licensed and then someone else always cuts in with 'STOP RIPPING OFF MANGAKAS'

I can't even say anything because I used to have this attitude too back in the day. Then I got a good paying job.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

I hate to say it but manga cost money and not everyone has the money to buy manga.


Actually...not that I"m condoning this, but I've seen plenty of translations still around for series like Bleach, One Piece, AoT....

though to be honest, I despise Viz's translation of Bleach so fuck them. They got that Sailor Moon money now.

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Posted 5/29/16

Solefyre wrote:

My friend and I complain about this.

1) Usually the manga/LN/WN is 5, 7, 10+ volumes through translation, when licensed they only do a volume every quarter or so, meaning we will have to wait several years before reading new content.

2) Content gets licensed, sales suck, and they stop releasing new volumes. Series dies because TL groups can't translate and the company that licensed it won't translate.

3) TL groups don't want to deal with the harassment from companies licensing products, so they stop translating and take down everything that they translated. Even if the company on licensed Vol 1-3 and the TL group is on Vol 12, where they are still legally allowed to continue translating new content because those volumes are not licensed and may never be.

4) Why do I want to pay for something that I was previously getting for free online?


But it's the way it's always been though whenever a title that a scanslation group might be doing gets licensed. It sucks, but that's just the way it goes if you want to pursue this hobby.
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Posted 5/29/16

Nogara-san wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

I hate to say it but manga cost money and not everyone has the money to buy manga.


Actually...not that I"m condoning this, but I've seen plenty of translations still around for series like Bleach, One Piece, AoT....

though to be honest, I despise Viz's translation of Bleach so fuck them. They got that Sailor Moon money now.



I mean you can always get manga from a library depending if they have the one you want.
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Posted 5/29/16

qualeshia3 wrote:


Nogara-san wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

I hate to say it but manga cost money and not everyone has the money to buy manga.


Actually...not that I"m condoning this, but I've seen plenty of translations still around for series like Bleach, One Piece, AoT....

though to be honest, I despise Viz's translation of Bleach so fuck them. They got that Sailor Moon money now.



I mean you can always get manga from a library depending if they have the one you want.


That's true. But it also depends on whether your library carries manga in the first place.

My library carries some but it's like scattered volumes of certain titles like Bleach or Dragonball....

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