Do you pay for manga? If you aren't able to, would you if you could?
If they were twice the size and more like an artbook and I had a disposable income? Sure, why not.
As they are now I'd rather just read it on the net since the pages are so small.
There's lots of crap not worth buying, yet I end up reading it online.
That and space.
If sometime in the future a decent DRM-free e-manga shop comes online I'd buy teh fuck out of those.
this. If physical manga became more like a collectible than just something to read, I would.
Buying digital? never. ever.
If I had money, yes.
I would buy series I'm extremely fond of, and series I wish to be successful that have little recognition.
This. Why pay for a tiny shitty book when I can read it on my screen with smooth/sharpen filters to make it look perfect.
I did until very recently, I'm sick of series being dropped by the publishers or having certain volumes out of print.
If I ever knuckle down and learn some more Japanese I would gladly import everything I read.
>Do you pay for manga?
No, as long as free pirate ones are available, I refuse to pay. I'm like the vast majority of online users in that respect.
>If you aren't able to, would you if you could?
I make plenty of money, but hate paying taxes and fees just like everyone else. It makes no sense to pay out money as long as pirate copies are available.
What about donating to scanlation groups then? I'm guessing you wouldn't.
If there was some series I really wanted to read and no one was scanlating, I would pay. But that hasn't happened yet.
All these pirates trying to justify their crime ITT, holy shit.
500+ physical manga and counting. I usually buy 1-6 new manga every week.
If I really like it sure
but like most people on the internet I like things the more cheaper they are, and what's more cheap than free?
I buy a few series that I enjoyed reading online. Not much is available in the US as of now.
What the hell, how do you even keep up with your storage space?
How much is one volume of a manga anyway? At a bookstore or where ever.
I don't go out a lot.
I'm sure 25% of it are of the big 3
Yes, but I'd never open them
I'd just read it online and keep them sealed to retain the quality and value.
If Merrika translated manga more than the rate of scanlators I will throw all the money I can at them.
Problem is there's not many manga in bookstores that I can't just download online.
What's the point?
I read books because reading online made my eyes and neck hurts. Also it was nice to read manga in bed.
Manga take up small space, you know. One large bookshelf is all I need to store them all.
Around 2$ in my country.
I would if the nips translated their stuff. I like owning my manga but there's little point in buying something that's just going to sit in the shelf while I go read it online.
Yes I do. Though I don't buy as much or as frequently as >>100239808 .
That's the opposite of my situation
I mean screenlight helps me with my manga reading, especially at night, more convenient for me.
idk kinda to collect it. I'm not normally a buy fag so I can't reason it. Have you tried reading it on a kindle? imo it makes the experience infinitely better
>paying for anything that you can have for free
>around 2$ in my country
I call bs, where the hell is it?
Maybe once a month. I'd order Japanese releases if I were hardcore enough to buy something I can't read.
Well if I could read moon, I would import manga in a flash because of how cheap it is per volume.
UK prices are jacked up because of translation and shit making it not worth it at all. I still buy it for collection sake if they're nice looking volumes.
Yes, but only if i really liked it.
I wouldn't mind buying physical if I had the cash.
I would never buy digital.
Problem with physical is that its rare for it to be licensed and officially translated. You're only going to get old releases.
Of the manga I find myself wanting only few of them are available in stores in America.
There only manga company I seen that made in effort in the whole localizing thing is Jump, and Jump manga are the least needing of active translators since they are usually the quickest to be scanlated and the big 3 tends to have 2-3 scanlators working on their shit.
I am in the process of buy Lupin III volumes on amazon whenever I can.
>$2 in my country
>€7 a.k.a. $9,58 in my country
Well, explains a lot.
I must say, 2 years ago I calculated the amount of money I had read up to then in terms of manga volumes.
Taking €7 as an average, it was around €2500.
I bet you can add €500 at the least by now.
If I lived in Japan and knew Japanese, I'd buy it (physical copies that is).
Most of the series I read aren't officially translated and the ones that are are pretty expensive. I guess if I were rich I'd buy them, otherwise I won't.
Were I'm at it's usually $10-15
I do. I usually order a little every months, but I should make it bigger.
A country you never heard of: Indonesia.
Actually, to get to that price the publishers had to lower the quality significantly. I compared them with the original manga; the localized version has worse paper, ink, and is smaller. The quality does get better recently but it's still far from the original.
The problem is that most individual units of manga tend to be consumed so quickly that it would be hard for me to justify spending money on them, unless I simply wanted them as general merchandise to show my support for something I really liked or something. Same goes for anime DVD/BDs.
What about a site like Crunchyroll where you pay for a subscription?
Only if they provided a service that was significantly better or more convenient in some way than what I can already get for free. Otherwise no.
What's that program?
I've seen the slippery slope.
If I were to buy every manga I've read, I'd need a whole new house filled with bookshelves everywhere.
I used to back when I was young. The last manga I bought was the first volume of Gintama years ago, but I was extremely disappointed in the translation because they called Katsura "Cough Syrup" or "Casserole" instead of Zura. Then again, the joke wouldn't make any sense in English. I think the only time I'll ever pay for manga again is if it's a series that truly touched my heart or something. If I wasn't such a NEET and didn't care about what other think, I'd buy manga again.
All that work just just for your chinese comics?
>implying you can even get some stuff without buying it