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so why dont you have watamote vol. 2 yet anon
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Because i don't want garbage in my room
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>>100196434
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It's still on pre-order from amazon.
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Just went out and bought vol. 1 yesterday
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I still don't get used to the translated title.
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>>100196252
dunno, I preordered it on amazon. Where did you guys yours from?
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Because I read this shit for free on the internet.
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Because I support the author's by buying from the publisher that gives them a cut of gross, not the flat rate international licensees get.
Basically you suck.
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Because i don't buy shit
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Because it's not in the book store where I live.
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Because I have the Japanese version, and the name they decided on is fucking retarded .
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>>100199797
Super flawed logic. Basically, you are retarded.
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>>100199743
chapters/indigo
>>100199948
>the name they decided on is fucking retarded
ill give you that
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>>100199959
are you joking?

>>100196252
>implying anyone who actually gives a shit didn't just buy the raws a long time ago
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There's something I like better about having the physical copy of a manga. I'm the same way with books.
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Are there any special pages like this one?
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>>100202969
uhh theres this
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>>100196252
>local kinokuniya had it on the shelves
>when I took it to the counter they took it back and apologized saying it wasn't supposed to be out yet
>they then retrieved the other copies
So close, but at least they gave me $15 off the rest of my purchase as an apology. OPM 1-5 and MH4 ultimate hunter's guide if any of you were wondering
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>>100203316
That's just the omake from volume 2.
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>licensed manga
Yeah, no. I bought the real thing, ages ago, as did anyone who actually cares. Fuck off.
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>>100203646
>not buying both
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>>100203656
I'm not going to give my money to a bunch of con men for no reason.
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>>100196252
I spent all of my money on the BDs.
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>>100204687
But not all of the BDs are out yet, so you can't possibly have done that unless you preordered all of them and paid in advance.
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>>100201990
So you would have preferred if yen press didn't pay the author for licensing? Thus earning him less money because of the lost potential market?

What exactly are you saying? If absolutely zero people bought the english version then in the future or in the past they would just stop buying license and the authors would make even less money.

Or perhaps Japanese manga authors should just have their Japanese publishers translate it to English in the first place. Too bad they don't.
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So where is the cheapest place to import books 1-5 and anthology?

I just realized I make way too much money for a single person with no expenses.
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>>100207226
>Japanese publishers translate it to English in the first place. Too bad they don't.

That would be the best solution
But it's not going to happen, unless the market expands so much that they see this as a viable method of raking in more dosh
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>>100207357
Where do you live?
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>>100207633
United States of Derp
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I'll probably get 1 and 2 if my LCS still has any in stock, or I remember to visit them.
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>>100207357
>>100207698
Google and /buyfag/ are your friends

https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1Y1U5YDGrvgFW-5H_cBnDoHwCfWjPDaQ6p05-HJMcVh4#id.hlrd0sgt0l4a

Think a bit for yourself aside from this one time where I spoonfeed
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>>100207226
>>Japanese publishers translate it to English in the first place. Too bad they don't.

Kodansha does. Shogakukan and Shueisha own VIZ media. So major 3 manga publishers in Japan actually do.
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>>100207698
I'm going to spoonfeed you real quickly because there's something you won't know unless you already know about it.

kinokuniya is the best place to order them from right now because they are having a sale where you get free shipping on all orders over $40.
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>>100196252
I already contributed to it getting translated by sending a picture of my testicles to the author. I've done my part, and now I can pirate it in peace.
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>>100208154
>>100207698
Oh shit, I just checked them all out and all five volumes comes up 55 cents short of $40.

They also have anthology and the fan book if you want those.
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>>100208285
I'm on their website, but I type in watamote and other english titles and come up with nothing. Guess I'll go copy paste the Japanese once I find it.
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>>100208392
It should take you like five seconds to find out the japanese title.
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>>100208520
Lets just stop responding to the retard
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>>100208520
Ok, done. Ordering. Thanks.
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>>100208774
Do you live near any of them?
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>>100196252

Because it apparently IS very popular.

In Little Tokyo, anyway.
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>>100209073
No
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>>100209185
>they even sold the display copy
But what the fuck is up with that note, and what does FA mean?
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>>100209227
Sucks to be you.

So where the hell DO you live? I might be able to help you find a local import store that doesn't have rape prices
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>>100209389
Look at the picture
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>>100209389
more importantly the
>epig maymay face
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>>100209448
I live in Kansas. I already bought them and with the free shipping thing it wasn't even expensive.
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>>100208089
I'm still surprised some people still don't know this theres a resaon del rey stopped
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>>100209185
>Monster Musume
>Watamote
>Both incredibly popular and already becoming best-sellers

Glorious time to be a manga fan in the US. It has taken a long time, but it is finally getting better and better (for the kind of manga series that are getting picked up now).
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>>100196252
Because I'm still waiting for Amazon to ship my four copies of volume 2.
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>>100209474
>Kansas
I got nothing. That entire area is a giant blank spot on my list of distributors. I heard there are some resellers in Kansas City, but I don't know anything about them and they probably overprice shit.
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>>100209725
Didn't you know that it becoming popular actually makes it bad?

I don't think you got the memo in hipsters of america magazine.
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>>100209725
don't forget Lucifer and the Biscuit hammer comes out this year
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>>100209814
anon where is your fanbook
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>>100209834
I don't care about actually going to a store. They can all deliver so what difference does it make? All 5 books + anthology + fanbook for $60 was pretty cheap compared to 75 for only the 5 books in all other places.
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>>100209839
eh comes with the territory but seriously WTF is up with this month having a fuckton of manga being released
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>>100209977
The carry things in the store that they don't list on their website.
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>>100210020
But I don't want anything else.
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>>100210097
>he doesn't want cheap gasha/figures/character goods
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>>100210153
I don't have anymore room for things like that. I'm just buying some manga of things that I really like.

I've pirated so many things so it is the least I can do now that I actually make a good amount of money.
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>>100207226
I contribute to the creator's net by purchasing a product that gets them a cut of gross.
I give only yen press money if I buy from them, the license is already paid for.
Ergo I am not supporting the creator's buy purchasing the latter.
If you have a physical media fetish that's your business, but you don't get to ride the high horse of author support buying licensed anime or manga. Ever.
As an aside there are companies that publish via their own arms in other regions. Purchasing in your native tongue would support them in this case but that's second party, not licensing.
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>>100210387
I already explained why that is false and incorrect logic.

Either way I just bought both so stop being so elitest.
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>>100210476
Nothing he said is actually false or incorrect. The only thing he doesn't mention is that if not enough people buy from yen press, then they won't renew the license.

Unfortunately for you, the license sells for peanuts.
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>>100203440
That's some patrician taste right there.
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>>100210476
Your logic is the only flawed logic here.
x% of gross sales = contribution
0% of gross sales = zero contribution
I'm not against licensees doing good translation work and putting a product out to market. I am against the fallacious position (which they have peddled since as long as they've existed) that purchasing from them is the moral equivalent (and imperative if you want to "support" the creators) of purchasing from the Japanese publishers.
I don't know about you mate, but amongst the low power level this is widely been bought hook line and sinker and I'm tired of it.
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>>100199774
>I don't want to support the authors who work for a living creating the things I enjoy reading so I'll just do it for free,
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>>100211016
Where do they make that claim?
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>>100203440
You went to the one in SF? Did they still have the GuP artbook. I saw it when I went last month but I was poorfagging hard and couldn't buy it at the time.
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Does anyone have a shot of the english covers up close, where all the text is readable?

I need this for reasons.
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>>100210687
Have you ever been to one? The kinokuniya in seattle just has a giant wall of raw manga. They even have a ladder to reach the higher shelves, and not because asians are short, but because it went like twelve feet up. They even had a second story that was all imported music. They even have a second indoor entrance/exit that leads to uwajimaya and a food court.

It's a wonderful place.
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>>100212050
best i can find
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>>100212192
Does that one have a Yaoi section like the SF one?

I wish they had a Yuri one
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>>100212353
Yep, they even have a section for translated Yaoi. Does the SF one have tons of character goods?
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>>100209857
does it really
great
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>>100209631
Wasn't Del Rey a partnership/fuck-Tokyopop-up-their-fucking-ass between Kodansha and Random House?
Then Kodansha decided to cut out Random House and do it solo, that was the story, right?
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>>100209839
Sorry, my subscription must have lapsed. SORRY.

>>100209857
Truly a glorious era we live in. That we'll finally be able to see Biscuit Hammer released, in print, in the US. Based Seven Seas.

>>100212050
You can find HQ covers of Yen Press stuff on Hachette Book Group (their distributor).
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>>100210387
>I contribute to the creator's net by purchasing a product that gets them a cut of gross.
>I give only yen press money if I buy from them, the license is already paid for.
>Ergo I am not supporting the creator's buy purchasing the latter.

You know that they get royalties based on sales on top of the licensing fee, right?
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>>100209943
I totally thought I had ordered it with the guest anthology. Turns it I didn't. Picked it up at a Kinokuniya a while back, though.
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>>100211016
Hi, I work for a manga publisher and just wanted to say that while your statement does hold some merit, JP authors get a better royalty percentage from US licensors than in Japan. However, of course, sales are far lower in the US which is why people generally make a big deal about this.

In Japan, royalties are a bit trickier, especially in manga publication. Mangaka are not making big bucks from their royalties in Japan (neither is it too terribly much in the US), but it does provide a preferably consistent stream of income.

Also, for what it is worth, Yen Press is kind of known for spending lots of money on licensing fees (since they have very deep pockets). I'm betting that Tanigawa Nico both got a pretty penny for the contact.
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>>100211016
just wanted to say that while your statement does hold some merit, JP authors get a better royalty percentage from US licensors than in Japan. However, of course, sales are far lower in the US which is why people generally make a big deal about this.

In Japan, royalties are a bit trickier, especially in manga publication. Mangaka are not making big bucks from their royalties in Japan (neither is it too terribly much in the US), but it does provide a preferably consistent stream of income.

Also, for what it is worth, Yen Press is kind of known for spending lots of money on licensing fees (since they have very deep pockets). I'm betting that Tanigawa Nico both got a pretty penny for the contact.
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>>100214365
Then his statement holds zero merit in this particular case.
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>>100211016
>>I am against the fallacious position (which they have peddled since as long as they've existed) that purchasing from them is the moral equivalent (and imperative if you want to "support" the creators) of purchasing from the Japanese publishers.

It is the moral equivalent of purchasing from the Japanese publishers, when compared to scanlations.
Yeah, buying first-hand (no second-hand shops) Japanese editions would be a more direct way of supporting the creators. But for people who can't read Japanese, and who want a more professional (approved by the Japanese publishers) English version than a scanlation, I don't see why buying from the US companies is some con job perpetrated on the plebs.
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>>100214695
Don't ruin his day. He was feeling superior for a little bit.
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>>100214581
Ah, I suppose it is mostly true. Went on a bit more of tirade than I was intending. But he did mention "moral equivalent" too, which I did find curious. I don't think he is wrong in that sense, as JP publishers obviously pay more attention to domestic sales, rather than what is currently selling hotly over here (or even in France, Italy, Germany, Spain).

So yeah, he does have a point there (for most titles). Though, in recent days, US sales of manga have caught the attention of Japanese news sites/publishers/mangaka. When Monster Musume volume 1 went on sale, it was on the New York Times Manga Best Sellers for 7 weeks in a row, and consistently ranked at #1 on Amazon's Manga Best Sellers for a few weeks (beating out a new vol of Attack on Titan). Some news sites picked it up, and even Okayado heard about it and was quite thrilled.

Watamote too has done immensely well, and ranked a few times on the New York Times Manga Best Sellers (and Amazon). So in the larger picture, overseas sales won't have as much an impact on the JP manga industry as domestic sales do, but that isn't something you could ever hope to win. All we can do, as fans, is continue to support these mangaka by either importing and/or supporting localized releases.

Buying localized releases isn't hurting them, it isn't taking away money from them. It's still giving mangaka money. Makes sense for people who don't have viable import options, and vice versa.

I import when I can (like when Kinokuniya has a free-shipping sale), but I also plunk down about $200/month on localized manga, since that is largely what I consume in the medium.
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>>100196252
>mfw volume 1 has not yet arrived
>mfw I bought it on day 1
fucken amazon, it's not my fault to doesn't live in clapistan
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>>100215070
You should really contact Amazon, bro. There is plenty of stock. And it came out in October. It should have arrived by now.
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>>100215070
>yfw UPS lost your package, but the shipping tracker shows it as having been dropped off with the local postal service
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>>100213460
Thanks!
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>>100216446
Also, don't mind the lines that are bleeding through. That's actually just a draft for the cover, but the translated lines should remain the same (though they may alter spacing/font and other cosmetic things).
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>>100196252
Because Amazon UK will deliver it only on the 21th. Apparently
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I've got it on pre-order on amazon along with a few volumes of DMC
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Speaking on Watamote volumes, anyone else pre-order that volume 6 bundle with the Tomoko petite-nendoroid? Damn, can't believe it's already 2014 and almost time for it to come it. Feels like just yesterday I pre-ordered it...even though that was last summer.
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>>100217605
Before you know it volume 7 is going to be coming out and everyone is going to be wondering what is on the dvd it comes with.

Also, the english volume 4 is up for preorder on amazon.
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>>100206090
that's the plan
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>>100218514
I'm doing the same thing, except instead of preordering all of them I'm waiting until they all go on sale.
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>>100218514
Dammit, I'm pretty jelly, man. Wish I had a better paying job so that most of my money didn't just go to my rent and college tuition.

Are the extras nice so far? How many out so far, 2 or 3?
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>>100218933
If you look closely, you'll see that 4 released last week.
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>>100218852
at least that's something i guess

in a few years i plan on ordering complete BD sets on amazon.co.jp for random folk with a pricetag of $5 or best offer on ebay. i just wonder if I'm allowed to do that, because it seems shady, but it's the best way to ensure liability with buyer addresses. seems worth it if it's not too late by then to push for a s2
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>>100219080
I don't know what you mean.

Are you going to middleman?
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>>100219120
yea

hopefully it doesn't violate ebay/amazon terms so ill look into them when i put my plan in action
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>>100209857
>mfw I got my friend into Biscuit Hammer
>mfw his sister letters manga for that publisher
>mfw he made sure she was the one who got to letter it
>mfw I could walk over to his house and watch his sister prepare it for the English release

My life is weird.
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>>100209857
no way, thank you based god
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>>100209185
>that fucking forever alone meme
At least they try
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i cant find any watamote in vancouver bc, i wanted to purchases it for my sister. i even found "my little sister etc" but i cant find this

is online the only way
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>>100220684
Raw or English?
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>>100220720
english, she cant read moonrunes
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I don't bandwagon.
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>>100220777
you may as well man, its not like you don't have time for it
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>>100202969

>eating spaghetti

How long has she been aware of that age-old meme?
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This girl makes my dick hard

and I feel that I've seen similar character designs somewhere...
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>>100220875
I doubt she gets the actual meaning of it
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>>100196252
I spent my manga budget for the month on the 2nd volume of monster musume.
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>>100220875
Some other boards and websites refer to Tomoko as "spaghetti-tan".
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>Good news - your pre-order is on its way
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i'm selling some ps2 games right now, i'll make sure to order tomoko once i'll get money
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>>100208089
TECHNICALLY the Japanese publishers translate their own books in English.

In reality, it's the US companies of those publishers that do it. Though, while it's not like they farmed out the translations, it's still not as if the actual Japanese publishers themselves translated them in Japan for international use. They just let their US wings do the hard work and keep the rights to them.
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>bought the first several japanese volumes
>didn't think it'd get an English translation
I hate when this happens.
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>>100222648
it's even worse when you buy several english volumes and it comes out in poland right after
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>>100220374
>MFW I also work for Seven Seas
>MFW 10 degrees of separation

>>100220459
And it'll be damn glorious, anon.

>>100220684
What do you have out there in Canada, Hastings? Chapters-Indigo? Just go up to the help desk/cashiers counter and have them special order it--bookstores are always more than happy to do that for customers. Seriously.
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>>100222648
Solution is simple anon, learn Japanese.
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>>100222648
Well, if you live in the US, the English watamote vols are usually pretty cheap on Amazon.
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>>100218108
The OVA will be Tanigawa Nico Original and it has been implied that Komi-something will appear in it.
Can't wait.
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>>100222577
Oh, that reminds me I have am old copy of Wind Waker I can sell for like 50 bux
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>>100222639
Pretty much this. Though the US companies are owned by the Japanese publishers, they're somewhat treated as their own thing and they still have to go through the whole legal mumbo-jumbo of bringing over series' into English, as well as dealing with getting approval from the Japanese side on if they can release something or not.

Which explains why a whole lot of Jump manga aren't available in English.
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What special features come with the BD and will they be available to watch online?
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Because I'm still waiting on it to ship.
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Because it's shit.
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I have volume 1 in moon. It's very nice, even if it's pleb tier.



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