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How do you prefer reading Manga?
On the Screen
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In my Hands
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PostSubject: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   23rd February 2013, 4:53 pm

So what do you guys prefer reading, manga on your computer or manga in a book?

I personally cant stand reading it online. Not just manga, I need to touch the pages and get the satisfying "swip" noise of the paper XD If I'm reading a book or manga online all I'm thinking is "oh my god where are the pages. why are there no pages. why can't i touch the pages. I want the pages. How dare you not give me the pages".

I could never use a nook XD

stupid technological revolutions

But everyone's different. I can see the allure of the screen, its like "ooh how con-vi-ni-ent for me~"

What about you guys? Do you prefer reading manga off the screen reading it in your hands

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   23rd February 2013, 5:01 pm

While I do read manga online, it just isn't the same as reading and holding the actual, real manga. That's why I don't own a kindle or nook, because they just seem really off to me. I can tolerate reading manga online, but I don't care for it.

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   23rd February 2013, 5:06 pm

I prefer to read manga downloaded to my computer or a device. When I read manga, I immerse myself in the world in such a way that it feels like I'm watching a movie - in which case, I want the speed of using arrow keys to turn pages so I don't break out of the world I've put myself in.

I dislike reading manga on the internet - the pages take too long to load depending on my connection/the website, and I always have to adjust the page and scroll down or something.

I like reading physical copies of the manga just fine... it's just slower, and, on top of that, I'm very very poor. Getting a book I can read in fifteen minutes or less when I'm in the zone for however much they cost right now just isn't in the cards for me. XD

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   23rd February 2013, 5:26 pm

I personally prefer to read manga in my hands, on paper. Because first, I love to keep my shelves full, and second: you always appreciate it better (IMO)
This is why I waited for Kodansha to release volume 9 to start reading the dream arc

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   23rd February 2013, 5:53 pm

I have the nook! But it's not the touch screen and I prefer my grandmothers Kindle, but I haven't found any manga apps for such a device except in a formatted text version, which I loath!

Personally I prefer owning the manga, I own the old Sailor Moon collection but I do not like to read them often at all, in fact I don't like touching or having other people touch them. Some people collect cards, some collect stamps, some statues or figurines or dolls. Me? I collect manga! so they must remain in the best condition.

I own the original Sailor Moon manga and the Japanese originals. Their the smaller thicker books but I also used to own the bigger thinner comic like collection, it was the first types I ever had and I got them when I was a kid but unfortunately from reading them hand having flipping the pages and having exposed them to other various elements they began to deteriorate and fall apart.

I noticed most of my other book collections are in pretty much the same condition. That's why I got the nook, I can read all my favorite books and I don't have to worry about wear and tear that comes from excessive use and time.

Sadly I can't seem to get actual manga on my nook, if you know how let me know! I did download the manga from the Miss Dream website but some of the translations are wrong despite being better in some parts then the actual purchased books.

I like having the online version as well because I use it for references for drawing, writing or general information on specific topics or whatnot, this way I don't have to worry about wear and tear.

I currently have the old Sailor Moon, Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, Mugan Spiral, Kashimashi: Girl Meet Girl, Vampire Knight, Shinobi Life, Dengaki Daisy,James Patterson- Maximum Ride graphic novel version, Girlfriends, Twilight graphic novel by Young Kim, Clover and Black Butler manga books. Most are incomplete collections at the moment excluding SM, Clover, Mugan Spiral and Kashimashi which are complete.

I only have the Sailor Moon manga on my PC as well and I'm disappointed in it. It took forever to download and it's supposedly the new release manga of Sailor Moon thus the reason for it being different and I was at first impressed with certain translations because I've been keeping up on the updates about the new manga and some of the translation disappointments and realized the one online was lightly better until I reached parts where pages seem to be missing, certain translations were dead wrong to what they were supposed to be and it put me off big time.

At first I thought I downloaded the real new release and I was instantly put off from wanting to buy it because I don't like wasting my money considering I'm poor lol, but I was told the one I downloaded was just a fan scanlation. I intend to buy the new manga with this information and when I can afford a scanner I intend to upload the pages. I can't seem to find the old scans of the original manga anywhere which saddens me because my manga is already a little frayed so I refuse to damage the lining anymore by pressing the book into a scanner.

Anyone know where I can find the old scans?
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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   23rd February 2013, 7:35 pm

In my hands. I'm not crazy about E readers and tablets. I think they're pointless.

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   23rd February 2013, 9:31 pm

I adore my kindle and its convenient when I don't want to clutter up my house anymore than it already is with more books. I do enjoy buying manga and reading it because its a treat when I have money to do it with but most of the time I don't or I don't want to chance myself and buy a series I may not like so reading it online is pretty helpful when it comes to see if its something I want to buy or put in my collection.

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   23rd February 2013, 11:27 pm

This was a hard decision for me I like both in case I lose my book I can download the manga on my tablet so either way works for me but if I hadda to choose I would read it by hands just to show off what I am reading Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   24th February 2013, 2:52 am

I would prefer the manga in book form, to carry around like on the bus while I wait for it to come on by. Laptops are easy to carry as well if you have internet connection, if you wish to read the manga.

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   24th February 2013, 5:20 am

there really should be a third option called "i don't have a preference"

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   24th February 2013, 10:38 am

Pros to online manga are obviously that you don't have to buy it, and some of the online images are a lot clearer, because the most popular websites clean up the images. Also, you can maybe kind of look at it before deciding to go all the way over to (insert bookstore name here) to go take a look at it before purchasing it.

I mean I'd rather have it in my hands but I thought I'd just point out some other pros to reading it online ^^

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   24th February 2013, 8:23 pm

such an "american question"

i'm german and of course we buy the manga books. no wonder some famous series got pretty
bad sales in america and very high sales in germany. not to menton that
america got a lot of manga releases germany is still waiting for but
americans are not thankful and still downloud instead of buying (Higurashi for example).
a lot of germans are frustrated because of that situation because it's just unfair

btw i spent 10-32 dollar every month for my collection.

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   24th February 2013, 8:27 pm

well i made this thread and im not american at all but okay >..>"

This thread is about whether you like using screens or not, not about piracy...

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   24th February 2013, 8:34 pm

Minene wrote:
such an "american question"

i'm german and of course we buy the manga books. no wonder some famous series got pretty
bad sales in america and very high sales in germany. not to menton that
america got a lot of manga releases germany is still waiting for but
americans are not thankful and still downloud instead of buying (Higurashi for example).
a lot of germans are frustrated because of that situation because it's just unfair

btw i spent 10-32 dollar every month for my collection.

This thread was created NOT talking about illegal scans, but buying and downloading legitimate copies of manga to e-readers and tablets such as Kindle's, Nook's, and the likes. Assuming this is a little bit rude to the other members. While, yes, there may be truth behind it, you don't know what everyone on this forum buys and doesn't buy. I hope you can understand where I'm coming from. Smile


Anyway, I much prefer buying my manga in physical form! It also gives me an excuse to go to the booksotre!

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   24th February 2013, 8:35 pm

Well, funny this thread isn't about nationality at all. It's preference, which, has absolutely nothing to do with your preference. At all. Rolling Eyes

Ahem. My preference is that...I don't really read manga that much anymore these days. I can go either way; online or an actual manga. However, I prefer for my reading, an actual book with pages over something online any day.

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   24th February 2013, 9:07 pm

Ohhhhhh my bad I was under the impression that this was just internet reading, not tablet reading.

So I have a dumb question.. I'm assuming scanning manga and putting it online isn't illegal? Because otherwise websites like mangastyle would be gone by now... right? So can someone define "illegal" manga piracy? Or is that actually illegal?

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   24th February 2013, 9:09 pm

well its not technically legal though it depends on what it is but thats not what we're talking about XD we are talking about reading online vs. reading in your hands skating over all legal issues.

This is probably not the point to discuss copyright law.

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   24th February 2013, 9:09 pm

From what I understand, like with Mangafox, they only put up manga that isn't licensed? Then, if the manga does become licensed, it's pulled off the site. But that doesn't explain why Sailor Moon is on there, does it?

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   24th February 2013, 9:13 pm

Depends on which translation of Sailor Moon it is, how long ago it was printed, whether its still printed, how much Kodansha and Tokyopop/Mixx actually care or notice and so on. Its not such an easy thing to say for sure so maybe we can keep on topic instead Wink

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   24th February 2013, 9:55 pm

I am very partial to paper books, but the electronic version has the added benefit of the spine not coming undone. So many of my older manga come apart so easily, especially Mixx/Tokyo Pop.

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   25th February 2013, 9:07 am

Hallo loves,

This thread was not brought up to discuss copyright issues, so please try not to veer off-topic here. Smile This thread is to discuss whether people prefer reading their manga electronically or by hard-copy.


And personally, I love to hold a manga in my hands when I read it. I love that whole feeling of holding a book. If I like a Japanese manga that much, I'll even buy the book, even though I cannot read Japanese. Razz





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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   25th February 2013, 9:29 am

I like having the books, but if I can't find it, I don't mind online. Also it's easier, storage wise, with online/downloadable ones.
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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   25th February 2013, 3:27 pm

I prefer reading books in physical form, but I actually like reading comics--including manga--online. Not the least reason because it's cheaper--or free...
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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   25th February 2013, 3:56 pm

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I like having the books, but if I can't find it, I don't mind online. Also it's easier, storage wise, with online/downloadable ones.

See I'm weird and I'm a packrat who has a ton of physical stuff but I'm super particular about how much storage is taken up on my computer so I would really never download it, unless it's not online and I delete it like page by page as I'm reading it hahah Smile

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   25th February 2013, 5:41 pm

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See I'm weird and I'm a packrat who has a ton of physical stuff but I'm super particular about how much storage is taken up on my computer so I would really never download it, unless it's not online and I delete it like page by page as I'm reading it hahah

I'm the same way that's why I started buying USB storage devices. I have a USB harddrive for all my different things. After having a lot of computer crashes due to the fact I download a lot of stuff and I have torrent, I get viruses easy and when you write and draw and you lose everything, you'll want to have a backup device. I used to use CDs but USB drives are so incredibly easy to use. Plug it in, have all your stuff on the drive, take it out it's no longer on your computer.

I keep all my manga scans on the USB devices.

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I am very partial to paper books, but the electronic version has the added benefit of the spine not coming undone. So many of my older manga come apart so easily, especially Mixx/Tokyo Pop.

I've had that happen far too often, makes me mad because I like to keep my books in top condition, especially my manga, this is why I enjoy having both kinds and can't choose between manga and online because they both have such varying pros and cons. I have to have options, sometimes it causes me problems lol
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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   1st April 2013, 2:22 pm

I voted for reading my manga as an actual book since I love books. The feeling you get when reading an online book is very different from the feeling that a book in your hands gives to you.

However I will say that online manga has its good sides.
If you own a kindle or a smartphone you do not need to carry your books with you. I personally do not have anything against having books with me but since I want my books to be in the best condition possible, carrying them around is not a good option and this is where online/ kindle editions come handy.
Also when you read the manga without actual pages you do not need to worry about the binding or that you bend the pages of the books too much.

But my last word will be that at least for me, not any kind of online book wins over the actual book which you can hold in your hands as your fingers run on the pages and on the cover. That feeling is just something that you cannot get from any scans or online books.

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   8th April 2013, 9:44 am

I voted for "in my hands" because if I love it I want to own it. Websites can crash.
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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   8th April 2013, 12:58 pm

I'll always prefer having the actual book (manga or otherwise) in my hands as opposed to reading it on a screen. I'm just old fashion that way. Sadly, I had to do more of the latter because of a lack of places that sell manga in my area. I only found out rather recently Books and More sold some but haven't had a chance to look at their stock yet.

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   8th April 2013, 1:15 pm

I personally prefer the feel of an actual book. The texture of the paper and the smell of the ink and binding just has a very comfortable feel to it for me. I will admit, having a Kindle or a Nook is very nice when you want to take a large number of books with you but have limited space or just don't want to lug the weight around. However, I feel like the digital format for manga is hard to read for whatever reason. I think I will always prefer a physical book, of any kind, over a digital one.

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PostSubject: Re: POLL: Manga Online or Manga Books   8th April 2013, 1:54 pm

I don't have a personal preference, but I tend to read stuff online/on screen nowadays.

I've read CNSV and the first 6 chapters of Sailor Moon on screen, as well as who knows how many comics and texts, and books. Examples are The dark elf and the icewind dale trilogies, but when I come across a book in a physical copy, I just pick it up in the morning, and I am done before going to bed. Yeah. Reading offscreen is actually a lot easier on the eyes.

But of course there's the convenience of looking stuff up online, especially on a smartphone/tablet that has torrent capabilities and is jailbroken/linux based.

So I'm completely mixed on this matter, but voted on screen because that's what I do nowadays

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