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One question..... is this gonna be free??? they'd better make it free, otherwise scanlations will never stop. If anything they'll need a good deal with the readers with the "free" option.
@Newkerzy - http://twitter.com/#!/debaoki/status/94476164881580034
Read more of her tweets from comic-con to get a mini transcript of the manga panels.
Ah, you mean similarly to mangastream.... whereas MS deletes the previous chapters, they have the older chapters on premium service. Hmmm... yeah, that would definitely work. Or maybe they have an early subscription system, with the early subscribers getting it first through payment while the non-subscribers get it a few days later. Or maybe it could work like this, the non-subscribers get it on the same day or a few days after it hits the stands. While subscribers get it on the same day as early subscribers in Japan.
So... nobody knows Jmanga has just been launched??
Would U.S. netizens review the site?? I'd like to the reviews and all that as I'm an international netizen.
The Manga Critic and Manga Worth Reading give a more in depth review.
Yup, as I expected. The prices are horrible, and shows that they know next to nothing about competing . But since this is only in its preliminary stages, we'll just have to see. Frankly, I believe that Akamatsu's J-comi format is the way to go. Hell, Akamatsu even says that the amount of revenues he's gained from the site is no different than when he publishes his manga in print. That's not a bad thing, really. And oh, let's not forget just how many popular mangas can gain in their revenues.
Let's say for every hit on the site or manga series, the author gains $1 for each hit. Let's look at Naruto's statistics on MF, shall we?? it has 14-15 MILLION hits every month. Multiply that by 12, and Kishi would approximately get 180 MILLION dollars a year. And if I remember correctly (from Bakuman), mangakas earn LESS than that per year (not including tankobon sales if I'm correct). That's a hell lot of money and it would be stupid, I believe, to NOT follow Akamatsu's format. And more over, they practically pay next to zero if there's a fan willing to voluntarily translate their mangas.
And BTW, I have a question, what is the magazine anyways?? do they release the most recent chapters of a manga in Japan or what???
THIS INTERVIEW. I haven't read it in a while, but I remember him saying something like using his method for ongoing series would put editors and the traditional way of publishing out of business. That's not to say it wouldn't work.
Are you talking about the free little "magazine that JManga is offering each week? If so, it is just sample chapters of random manga that they pick. Not the most recent chapters. I think it will be a long time before JManga offers the most recent chapters online in a timely manner, if at all. THIS INTERVIEW with the JManga creators from Comic-Con makes it seem like mass simultaneous worldwide releases would be next to impossible for them to do.Quote:
Are these gonna be series or oneshots?
If it's a series I'm interested in Raiku's.
Last edited by Galactic Tomahawk; August 18, 2011 at 11:07 PM.
As for mass releases around the world, if they're going to take scanlation teams seriously, then it should be no problem. Although, they will certainly have to be very active in our community so that they know which scanlation teams are the best and which translators are good. Perhaps MH can play a part in that.
BTW, I just love this part of the interview:
Sei-Onii-san will take A break
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Here's another different manga site:
This one accepts contributions from the scanlation community.