Why do you Scanlate?

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I like manga.Then I was introduced to scanlation by FH.Then I begin to feel scanlating is fun.So, I scanlate :p
 

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I was interested in reading online manga. That was the beginning. Then I once worked on a manga scan group which is now dead. I enjoyed working there, and added with my random curiosity, I decided to try building my own manga scan group. :)
 

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I started reading volumes in my language when they were finally released in germany ^^

later i found animes and mangas on the internet and them being way ahead of my releases ;-(

and after a long time with no time to help / after stopping playing a certain game, i thought it was time to give something back
 

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  • for fun, hobby
  • loves manga (and yaoi)
  • to share with everyone
  • meet new friends
 

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It's all started because of my hobby, I guess.
I enjoy cleaning and typesetting, and later on, I found out that I've got a bunch of Manga raws which seemed to be nice enough to be scanlated. I mean, why not?

Not to mention that I can't translate Japanese/Chinese, so I guess it's better to make a Scanlation, then work out for those Raws. If you know what I mean. It's just about hobby for me...
 
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I like cleaning raws ^^ it's really fun for me because every raw has a different challenge.
I like just downloading raws and cleaning them to see it I can do it. It's fun :D
That's probably why :D
 

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I was bored and some of the manga I like were released way too slow.
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Hmm..even though I release slowly and I am a new scanlator, I do it because I love manga, I wanted to give back, and introduce people to new manga artists, all the bad and good...
 

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Because it seems like nobody else wants to work on Kochikame. (and I really want to see more of it released)

Well, aside from that it's just because I already knew how to do much of it and because cleaning & typesetting is a good way to pass the time while listening to a podcast or something.

It's a nice little hobby which can even be fun sometimes, and the end benefit is seeing a manga that you like get a release in a new language.
 
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I find it very entertaining and a fun hobby to pass time. It is a nice reprieve from the stress of daily life and the other things I have to deal with. The community within itself is fun and very pleasant.
 

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To give back to the scanlation world, I've read soo many mangas that wouldn't have being possible if not for scanlators. so i continue doing it no matter how boring or hard it gets.
 

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Typesetting/Redrawing/Cleaning is pretty fun and can be quite relaxing, since it's pretty stress free unless you're working under a deadline.
Translating is a different monster and accounts for most of my stress when it comes to scanlating. However, it's a pretty good way to keep up with and practice reading Japanese. I scanlate because I want to and when I want to, so my reasons are mostly selfish. But it's also a good way to give back to the community what it has been giving me for a decade, especially since I have the occasional time and energy.
 

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