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If you read what he said, it can never be inferred "scanlations are bad." That's a knee-jerk reaction. He's talking about the people that read scanlations and download the anime and never drop a single cent on the manga or DVDs. And he's right to be sad about it, because it's his work, and those people enjoy it but do not wish to support him.
credit to imshirou from tumblr for translating this.
Wow, I'm rather impressed with Mashima's forward-planning. Glad to see that he's planned the story well enough in advance. Also, for Mashima's next serialization.... anyone wanna bet he's going for Shueisha? although I don't think SM would be willing to hand over a guy whose series is pretty much giving the Big 3 a run for their money to another magazine.
Currently I'm going to start filling the gaps in Bleach and Fairy Tail, as well as buying the latest Naruto and One Piece volumes.
If it weren't for scanlations, I wouldn't spend as much as I do with merchandise.
Ok, that's what...? 7 chapters ahead of release? is Mashima serious or is he just trolling? Even Oda's storyboards are usually 3 chapters ahead of release. If this is true, then this makes Mashima easily 3 times faster than most mangakas out there.
I don't know if Mashima just built a head start during the breaks, if he can complete a chapter in less than a week, or if he's just a prolific monster. Either way, we probably don't have any breaks in the near future (other than Golden Week in May). That's encouraging.
As me and my area, well Fairy Tail is popular enough to be able to heard it in real life, in fact it's popular since first day it's release since Rave Master was popular too(not as much as Fairy Tail but still well known) so I think scanlated didn't affact my will to buying the series.
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Last edited by Blader; March 09, 2014 at 09:13 AM.