Its pretty normal that we get the chapters of popular manga days before they appear for sale. The big 3 (Naruto, OP and Bleach) come 5+ days earlier for example. Its not even uncommon to be weeks before (during holydays like the Golden Week or Christmas/New Years). It has to be that Magi isnt popular enough yet, me thinks.
I'm perfectly fine with the chinese raws and Aegon's translation.But sometimes I wish the translation came first, because watching the raws without knowing what's going on is so frustrating.
Last edited by ladylola; March 16, 2014 at 08:43 AM.
Well, popularity doesnt always lead to the end product getting crappy due to milking
Id say FMA is a good example for that, and from what I have seen so far Ohtaka has a pretty definite plan for the story. Im writing this because im pretty sure Magi is already way ahead of Bleach in popularity and rivals Naruto (in Japan that is).
Now I know those figures cant directly show the current fanbase (due to old volumes sales, etc.), but I think what I said isnt far from the truth. In Japan, Magi is big. But looks like it hasnt caught up with that popularity outside of Japan yet. Im pretty sure it will within the next year and we will have our early scanlations
To be honest, in no way Ohtaka is a masterful storyteller. Her tricks are transparent, her foreshadowing is too obvious. However, she knows what she's doing. Her plot is somewhat simplistic, but solid nonetheless. And she is getting better at it all the time.
I firmly believe that "Magi" will be a really good story in the future (it is even now, arguably).
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Last edited by AlphaIkaros; March 16, 2014 at 04:11 PM.
It's because Sense Scans focuses on quality rather than speed which is a good thing.
Same reason why RHS's released Beelzebub a day or so after the big 3 got their scanlations released.
Oh yeah, Magi is definitely very popular in Japan. I often look at the マギ tag on twitter every morning at 4 am on Sundays and you don't need to understand the language to see how highly enthusiastic they are about the series (it actually trends on the Japanese twitter by the way). To me it's rather endearing seeing so many discussing about something you highly enjoy yourself. All of my friends have seemingly moved on and I honestly feel like the only one who still really like it. It's pretty disheartening ;;
Also, someone who works for sense scans has a tumblr and mentioned how the sense scans are in desperate need for typewriters, scanners, cleaners, and such and are constantly trying to recruit them. I suppose that's another factor affecting its "lateness" although Monday releases really don't bother me. I recall how horribly late Magi anime subs were during its first season, therefore I'm not complaining.
Alot of people underestimate the whole raw/scanlation/translation/cleaning process
one little thing could delay the process a day or so, not to mention the people participating are dancing the line or flat out breaking the law
and they have to be careful how they upload or share
So its never an exact science
You don't with the "breaking the law" though. When they're done with a chapter they just put in on their scanlation blog. It's going to be illegal no matter what and nobody has to be "sneaky" with the way they scanlate right now because there really isn't active enforcement on it.
Last edited by Rica_Patin; March 17, 2014 at 02:36 PM.