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If you read manga, which one you prefer?

Buy physical books.  
73%
 
Download manga scans.  
26%
 

Total Votes : 15
depressant
Posted: Nov 03, 2005 10:22 am Reply with quote
ネコに風船 ネコに風船
Joined: 11 Sep 2005 Posts: 507 Location: Malaysia
Just making a survey here... Want to know how is the popularity of downloading manga scans nowdays...
 
spirus
Posted: Nov 03, 2005 10:34 am Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 20 Jul 2005 Posts: 935 Location: heartplace
Ive downloaded some books in doc files, then had a friend to make them pdf with an adobe thing and the result was great
I dont read mangas, though there are expensive otside japan, so maybe the manga scans are a good option.
personally I like normal books, they make a nice display and "stay"
Smile
 
eyn
Posted: Nov 03, 2005 10:46 am Reply with quote
羽ありたまご 羽ありたまご
Joined: 13 Apr 2005 Posts: 2094 Location: Canada
I prefer downloading them because the latest version comes out in digital format first. Also, I don't really enjoy having a manga in English translation, seeing most of my latest singles and albums are Japanese version. If I wanna buy the manga, I'll buy the Japanese version. Of coures, I can't read them yet, but I hope I can someday.

I'm not a manga freak so I won't spend too much money on them when you can find them online (yeah, I'm evil). Even if I can't find them online, I won't buy them anyway. Right now J-Pop is my priority so all my money will goes to buying albums and singles that I love. Tongue
 
yuko
Posted: Nov 03, 2005 11:27 am Reply with quote
ユメクイ ユメクイ
Joined: 24 Jun 2005 Posts: 1141 Location: italy
I usually buy them... I think it's easier Giggle
 
broken::dreams
Posted: Nov 03, 2005 1:51 pm Reply with quote
SMILY SMILY
Joined: 26 Jun 2005 Posts: 497 Location: New York
I usually buy manga. Or try to buy manga when I can and have enough money. JPop is definitely my priority though. I only download scanlations or Japanese version mangas, but I buy a manga if it's available in the US.
 
Polaris
Posted: Nov 03, 2005 4:21 pm Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 25 Aug 2005 Posts: 45 Location: Germany
I've downloaded only a few manga scans so far when I wanted to read a manga which isn't released here. But I usually buy them, too.
 
EVILXKAKASHI
Posted: Nov 04, 2005 12:00 am Reply with quote
SMILY SMILY
Joined: 01 Jun 2005 Posts: 457 Location: err..geez I duno
yep im a manga freak most of my money went to manga ^^ i rather buy it then DL it i dun like reading from the moniter my eyes cant take it
 
depressant
Posted: Nov 04, 2005 11:08 am Reply with quote
ネコに風船 ネコに風船
Joined: 11 Sep 2005 Posts: 507 Location: Malaysia
i buy comic magazine since i was 12 til now, for the past 8 years. Last time one book was RM3.00 in malaysia, now RM3.50, less than US$1.00... somehow it doesnt cost me too much. I think DL it from my 56k dial up is not worthy... my area still doesnt have broadband and i'm very upset with it...

I prefer to read the book instead of reading it in front of a monitor, yes u r right evilxkakashi...

i read naruto, death note, eye shield 21, full metal alchemist, conan, get backers, air gear... waiting for REAL 5th book to come out...

overall most ppl prefer to buy the book right? good... Tongue
 
Evil_tomba
Posted: Nov 05, 2005 12:20 am Reply with quote
上塩タン焼680円 上塩タン焼680円
Joined: 18 May 2005 Posts: 357 Location: Toronto, Canada
i love collection of mangas...
the special editions of dr.slump that are thick and short so cute! Love
and the special manga of doraemon circling around a theme like love or running away
 
EVILXKAKASHI
Posted: Nov 05, 2005 9:30 am Reply with quote
SMILY SMILY
Joined: 01 Jun 2005 Posts: 457 Location: err..geez I duno
depressant wrote:
Last time one book was RM3.00 in malaysia, now RM3.50, less than US$1.00... somehow it doesnt cost me too much.


w00t RM3.50 wow tats cheap man in Singapore each book is S$5.00 for singapore press and for taiwan or hongkong's its S$10.50 each man the price here is mad..and i started buying comic since P5 imagine the money spent...but overall the quality printing is clear no blacksmudge and good paper quality
 
depressant
Posted: Nov 06, 2005 10:36 am Reply with quote
ネコに風船 ネコに風船
Joined: 11 Sep 2005 Posts: 507 Location: Malaysia
yes, i know that comic mag is the cheapest, among all those in the market, and maybe among the world, Laughing . Average 17 chapters per issue. I bought since 300th something until now the 756 issue... imagine that, more than RM1000... Shocked . But of coz still lower than urs evilxkakasi... but nowdays i spent most of my $ for CDs... gonna collect $ to buy Ai's 3rd album then...
 
puffmama
Posted: Nov 19, 2005 6:19 pm Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 01 Aug 2005 Posts: 113 Location: Detroit,Michigan
i buy all my manga ,I've been collecting for a year , i just started with my jpop this year
 
Clover
Posted: Nov 19, 2005 6:32 pm Reply with quote
ユメクイ ユメクイ
Joined: 06 May 2005 Posts: 1029 Location: I need to find a job... boohoohoho
I'll only buy it if it's in an language I understand and if I have the money AND if it has the manga I'm looking for hehe XD
 
madgirlslovesong
Posted: Nov 19, 2005 6:36 pm Reply with quote
ユメクイ ユメクイ
Joined: 23 Sep 2005 Posts: 1137 Location: USA
I prefer buying the book version, but I have and do download scans sometimes. (Especially translated ones.) I just don't always have the money to spend on things like that. Blank stare
 
eVe
Posted: Nov 19, 2005 7:29 pm Reply with quote
甘えんぼ 甘えんぼ
Joined: 17 Nov 2005 Posts: 76 Location: Austria
Buy.
I never borrow them or so because it takes me AGES to read books or mangas *g*
The only time I downloaded scanlets were with NANA because they aren't released here (well only up to 5). But I don't have the feeling of reading a book if I do it at the computer o_O If I read, I must sit somewhere, where it is confortable, like in my bed or at my couch Smile
 
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