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FourteenHatch37 karma

How much do scanslations / piracy hurt the industry / your company?

FourteenHatch10 karma

is Crunchyroll directly responsible for the DMCA requests?

considering every major japanese manga company has specifically, publically, come out against scanlations, i don't think it matters.

The manga creators don't want people to scanlate, but they do anyway. Way to "love" your fandom, fans. :(

FourteenHatch7 karma

ITT people who don't realize how common this is

"i am an american who had their hair bleached, ama?"

FourteenHatch3 karma

I disagree. Kinokuniya raised their prices about 9 months ago - they are now about $10-$12 over JPY per book.

That means if buying more than one book, it is cheaper to go through AmazonJP. In addition, they carry such a small line of A-list titles that it is barely worth going there.

FourteenHatch3 karma

Absolutely agree.

What burns my biscuits the most is how cheap they can get their comics if they really wanted to - Amazon.jp is right there, people.

If you read a scan, AT THE VERY LEAST go buy the original Japanese books.

Manga authors work hard. Respect that.