Anyways I think when Madara will decide to capture Bee and will either succeed or be in the process, that's when Sasuke will appear...I mean Naruto was promised to Sasuke so...
Publishers told mangahosting sites to gtfo with hosting, hence why sites like OM and MH stopped. It's sad, really, because it's a waste of time on their part, and it's inconvenient for us. Scared many other groups as well, I guess.
I never knew OM took the time to get high quality scans. I only saw low quality that was known as Sleepyfans back when SF was first in releasing manga. I remember reading SF first and augmenting it with Binktopia for better quality and translation. It sucks Japflap was taken down as I trusted them the most and liked their scans. Rather, they stopped scanlating because of I think publishers.
If I recall, there was a site that replaced old scanlations with Japflap, was it MangaReader? Anyway, online manga readers are business so they will do whatever they can to earn a profit, evne if it means using bad scanlations as long as it comes out first. MangaFox got a bad rep, if I recall, when they started hosting MangaStream's scans and refused to take it down. Even limited some of the admins' power who took it down at MS's request.
To be honest, I think whoever is doing Mangareader's translations is doing a damn fine job at it right now, hell, I think even their translations are more accurate than MS's translator, Hisshou. That's not to say Hisshou isn't an excellent translator as well. But the thing is, sometimes Hisshou takes a few liberties here and there which causes some of the translation to get lost. But as for someone on MS who takes wayyy too many liberties...... that's naruhodo. Welp, can't help it since he is very inexperienced compared to the others.......
If I had to choose between these 3, I think I'd pick Mangareader. Their scan quality is also quite good and on top of that, they translate Bee's raps quite well. Perhaps even better than Hisshou's. The difference between them is that I feel Mangareader's translator is more accurate and doesn't take any liberties compared to Hisshou. (of course, it's actually only a gut feeling)
They didn't lol. After they shut down and I switched to mangastream I was astounded at the quality. But I do so miss OM, their archives were unparalleled.Quote:
OM was decent, but their reader was bad. MangaToshokan and MangaReader had/have better readers. I miss when MT hosted manga as well, nothing like reading Naruto on a good, high quality reader.
Japflap, I miss you like a French fry misses ketchup. T_T
Used to be so fun when spoilers came out on Monday and stayed until Thursday or Friday. We'd get the chapters either on Thursday or Friday, waiting for it and complaining when it didn't come out and asking when it'll come out. Nowadays, it's just less than a day of spoiler, then the chapter releases. Not as fun.
I remember that at least with bleach they regularly updated their sleepy fan translations with juni ones... Probably not the case for other mangas though.
As for myself,i also remember the race to get the first coloring of the chapter out.The art section used to be really active back then.Ah,well...
As for the readers,Mangareader has fast releases,but the double spreads are better on Mangastream and Mangafox.
This is really off topic, but I was reading on Slashdot and found this article about how scientists can read the brain and predict movements. Made me think: "So this is how a sharingan would work".
@Rikudou King: They were not considered non-essential and killed, they were killed for plotting treason.
The balance doesn't require Naruto to sit on a perch waiting like a totem to be seen as enemies pass by, the other villages likely just respect that each village has ownership. The balance could have been disturbed over time in not for the war creating unity or for most villages losing their beasts anyway. There is no rule that people must take advantage on your timeline. They could have been building forces, who knows. Anyway, no one probably feared a reaction from Konoha since Konoha gave them out to create the balance in the first place. As for Kumo, who knows what they would have been plotting, but they are known for doing shit to grab power from other villages (Hinata/Kushina).
Last edited by jdw; July 04, 2011 at 05:50 PM. Reason: @Rikudou King
But the balance would require said Jinchuuriki to be present in the actual village, otherwise the village not having the Bijuu isn't an issue. If the Jinchuuriki can be absent from the villages for multiple years, then there's not much difference between that and waiting for the Bijuu to be reborn into the world. If the balance wasn't a problem because the war created unity, then considering Madara attacked after the Third war, that doesn't change anything.
Building forces is hardly an excuse, as we have actually seen that they don't require that much time to prepare for war. It's far from just Konoha that would attacked. Both Iwa and Kumo have shown militaristic aggression. against the much weaker Suna and Kiri, they wouldn't have much trouble even with them possessing their Jinchuuriki. The fact is, that for being so supposedly important, the so-called balance hasn't effected a thing.
Time building forces was an example, there could be any number of reasons not to launch attacks at a given time. even if Kumo could overpower Suna or Kiri, Kumo might still have to worry about any alliances that might have been formed, etc. Anyway, I don't really think your view takes into account importance nuances.
The whole reason the whole Suna invasion could have worked for Konoha was because they had a Jinchuriki and an entire other country helping them. It was a complete surprise attack that utterly failed, but it's still reasonable to see why it would work.
If one country just openly declared war on another, the whole world would be in chaos because you would have multiple countires ready to strike when they see someone show any weakness. The whole reason Itachi stopped the Uchiha clan from rebelling wasn't just to save Konoha, but to save all of the ninja world, because if Konoha went down, it would be an endless cycle of village attacking one another until no one was left.
In every ninja war we hear about, it isn't just one village attacking another, but multiple villages fighting. The 2nd ninja war had at least Konoha, Suna, and Ame. The 3rd had Konoha, Kumo, and Iwa.