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First Mangastream, now this. Hopefully another team will pick it up.
Like Kaiten aptly said in the Mangastream thread, just because they got a cease and desist doesn't mean no one is going to translate/scanlate them. Most probably they will either release it directly to baoto.net, or through other methods. Again, this is Viz purely doing business, and Bakuman is very popular.
On the positive side, maybe this means Beelzebub will get licensed. >_>
They haven´t dropped to scanlated "Bakuman" and "Beelzebub".
They just don´t want to upload these 2 Series on ther "Red Hawk Reader".
So don´t worry again, that Red Hawk Scanlation is dropping "Bakuman" and "Beelzebub"
Scanlators aren't the problem, and Viz knows that. The problem is sites where you can easily read manga. People usually turn to aggregator sites because they're the most convenient way to read manga, but if Viz gets rid of them, Viz Manga and Shonen Jump Alpha will end up being the most convenient way to read manga. People don't mind paying a small fee every month if it's convenient for them, even if pirated versions are a torrent away.
Wow. Gotta hand it to Viz....like 'em or leave 'em, they're on a vendetta. Though does this mean a Beelze license is in the air? Or are they just acting in interest of Shuiesha? Though I wouldn't want them to get Beelze since there's a good chance it'll get dropped at volume 23.....(If it doesn't end by then.) Or volumes 8, 9, 14 and 19 will be unavailble after I actually decide I want to buy them. *sigh* Nice to see that Red hawk isn't going to drop it, cause I like their translations of the series when I do occasionally read them.
Last edited by Bomber D Rufi; February 14, 2012 at 11:56 AM.
magico wasn't mentioned so Beelzebub will probably get licensed some time in the future.
This is reason number 500 that groups should go back to exclusively posting to IRC and bittorrent. Scanlations should go back to the netherworld.
Not die, but go back to being the shadowy little subculture it was before Onemanga, Mangafox, and the like appeared. No more ddl, online readers, and phone app's.
I'd be completely screwed without scanlations, to many of the manga I read will never get licensed.
Though yeah I think things were much better when the real men released in the shadows. What Viz is fighting is a war on convienence.
I did read that they weren't dropped it's just that I liked reading them in their reader. Oh and it's Shueisha NOT Viz that sent the DMCA notice.
SQm3: Well, VIZ is owned by Shueisha anyway.
And it seems like they're only targetting websites with online readers, which makes sense.
VIZ didn't have much of an issue with scanlators when you had to jump on IRC and download .zip files from the scanlator's fserve.