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If I open up something that isn't being created from scratch (Or therefore, something that's "done."), all I'm doing is editing it, don't care how you look at it, but that's all it sums up to.
so basically the paper and ink sucks and the only way to get it a good scan is if you play with your scanner setting to make a mq scan, problem is that no one wants to screw around with their scanner to do it. (I do remember seeing a really awesome mq raw for a gantz chapter)
Last edited by wade69; April 11, 2009 at 01:19 PM.
lol @ dosetsu
Let's all cease the arguing and stop acting like the number of times you're right is penis size (luckily everyone who posted here was a guy). I'm pretty sure the question is answered by now, I was curious about it also, but just to throw it in, I've always wondered where spoiler images come from.
I would like to know that too
shop owners in japan get jump a few days b4 they sell it.
so 4 ex. the owner gets jump on saturday. they'll keep it and officially put them out 4 sell on monday. thats wht they're supposed to do.
but some owners dun care and sell them on saturday anyway. thats how u get spoiler pics
aren't spoilers out on Sundays and Mondays?
... i guess time difference is the problem? different time zones..all that?
n i think that scanners get they jump mailed so that would take bout 2-3 delivery days. then they scan it on thurs/fri (notice the word I THINK)
maybe a scanner should answer this question haha
Nah, actually it's more ironic than that. Ever since the famous arrest 2 years back or so, I don't think the Japanese bookstores actually got their stock that early. As far as I know, there are 2 sources:
Spoiler: Inside job. Mostly the workers of the printing company taking shots with their phones. That's where you get the spoilers and such (most of the time).
RAWs: Bookstores outside of Japan. These places will get their stocks early prior to the actual Monday sale day. Usually in HK, east China and Taiwan, iirc. US bookstores get these a day later compared to these places. Probably why you'll see Chinese scanaltions usualyl are out early, even before we get our raws.
So, you can see that the RAWs are actually not coming from Japan, most of the time.
Hmmm... I'll just answer for both mediums, just in case (although I'm pretty sure this was answered somewhere else a few times).
If you're looking for the early magazine, then your best bet is your local bookstores, give and take a day late than the online RAWs (if it's available in your place of course). Some bookstores even get it a week late.
If you actually do mean the volumes, if it's not available in your bookstores, then online buying is your only way, unless you want to search for other places in Indonesia or fly to Malaysia, Thailand or Singapore to buy it ^^;; (judging from your flag).
Kirimi wrote a good guide on how to buy online here:
I personally recommend bk1.