[a / b / c / d / e / f / g / gif / h / hr / k / m / o / p / r / s / t / u / v / vg / vr / w / wg] [i / ic] [r9k] [s4s] [cm / hm / lgbt / y] [3 / aco / adv / an / asp / biz / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / fit / gd / hc / his / int / jp / lit / mlp / mu / n / news / out / po / pol / qst / sci / soc / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / vp / wsg / wsr / x] [Settings] [Home]
Board
Settings Home
/a/


File: 1357261807611.png (222.12 KB, 430x304)
222.12 KB
222.12 KB PNG
If there were a service where you could buy digital copies of doujinshi directly from artists who choose to sell their releases there, would you use it?

It surprises me that something like this doesn't exist. I would be buying doujin all the time if artists would just make their works available digitally. Not to mention it seems like it would save doujin authors a lot of money and stress, since they'd never have to worry about overprinting any of their books and losing money that way. Is there a reason I'm not aware of as to why something like this isn't already around?
>>
If they were appropriately priced, totally.
>>
>>100774151
No, because there would be HorribleScans of it and I'd just fap for free like now.
>>
>>100774151
Who the fuck pays for pornography?
>>
No, why should I have to pay for something I can get for free and without consequence?
>>
There are sites for it but DLSite is the only one that caters to the west and MelonbooksDL puts DRM on its shit.

Of course, the main reason piracy exists, especially for the medium, is due to lack of availability and the restrictions on acquiring the content legitimately. If I was able to buy doujin manga and doujin soft straight from developers, and in a reasonably priced digital format, I would certainly do so.
Unfortunately many Japanese developers are of the mentality that you should tell your potential customers to fuck off.
>>
>paying for porn
Eh, I'm not that pathetic.
>>
>>100774208
>doujins = porn only

Not everyone would be looking to buy porn.
>>
>>100774263
Please... Most manga isn't worth buying, let alone shitty fanfictions.
>>
>>100774246
>If I was able to buy doujin manga and doujin soft straight from developers, and in a reasonably priced digital format, I would certainly do so.

This. There's so many artists I want to support who won't fucking let me. I'm trying to throw my money at you so you can make a living off your hobby, dammit.
>>
>>100774312
>>100774246
>>100774194
Man, you guys are pathetic.
>>
No, digital downloads are shit, I've imported works for the artists I like the most but I can't understand paying for a digital copy.
>>
>>100774375
No more pathetic than somebody who cares about what other people choose spend their money on. Isn't it exhausting giving a fuck about what other people want to do?
>>
>>100774151
I don't know, it depends on the price and if it's in english.
I don't have anything against doujin artist and in fact I would like to support some of them if I had the money to, didn't have to deal for retarded shipping prices and the monehy actually went 100% to the authors/translators.

By the way, which game is this? Is it in english? Is it somewhere near to "The Maiden Rape Assault: Violent Semen Inferno" in terms of quality?
>>
File: 1367568261820.jpg (102.09 KB, 937x534)
102.09 KB
102.09 KB JPG
>>100774312
For Touhou at least, you can blame ZUN. Frontier Aja had their first Touhouvania game officially translated by contacting Walfas and having him do it, and it was released as a free patch. They had the game available as a digital download, and that paid off for them.
Then their bigger budget Touhouvania 2 came out, and right at the same time ZUN came up with his new official rules for doujin works based on Touhou, which forbid works being sold on commercial sites. So right after Touhouvania 2 got translated, they were suddenly no longer able to sell it to us thanks to ZUN, and had to pull the download.

>>100774375
Doujin works aren't exclusively porn.
But even so, you're the pathetic one. You can't even spare the money to support content creators who produce the things you love. When your favourite artist can no longer afford to feed himself and resigns, the blame will lie with you.
>>
File: yunooxfordellipse.gif (25.54 KB, 429x292)
25.54 KB
25.54 KB GIF
>>100774208
>>100774245
>>100774256
>>100774197
>being this pleb
Sasuga neo-/a/.
>>
>>100774418
Physical copies are shit. They deteriorate and lose value and usability, often force the author to print more (or less) than he should, and are just a waste of space and resources.
>>
>>100774431
Oh, I don't care. I just call you pathetic because you're willing to pay for shitty pornographic fanfictions. That's it.
>>
>>100774486
>pleb
>porn
Anon, please... I can support real artists, not this crap.

>who produce the things you love.
>love
You're even more pathetic than I thought.
>>
...but it does exist and it's pretty commonplace. Well, other than "directly from artists".

Seriously, /a/?
>>
>>100774505
>I don't care so I'm sitting in this thread telling you how pathetic you are for being willing to spend money on stuff you like

You're retarded.
>>
>>100774208
>>100774375
Someone still needs to buy it so it can be uploaded on sadpanda.
>>
>>100774545
It's not nearly commonplace enough.
I'd have bought Astebreed if not for the fact that obtaining a physical copy would cost more to courier and have shipped to me than the price of the game itself.
>>
>>100774563
Yes, I'm happy that dumb and pathetic people exist.
>>
>>100774503
>often force the author to print more (or less) than he should, and are just a waste of space and resources
That's the opposite of my favorite artist.
>Release doujin
>Release sequel to said doujin
>Re-release second doujin with new content
>Release the third part of doujin
>Re-release the third part of doujin with changed scenes

That's only the translated part! He also re-released the first and second one as compilation in C84 AND re-released all three series as one compilation in C85. Good thing, he does really sweet vanilla or else I might have given up on him.
>>
I would, my main interest is shota and that's illegal here so I don't want to risk importing. If I could pay to download and support the artists then I'd happily do so.
>>
Doesn't DLsite exist already?
>>
>>100774541
>on /a/
>on 4chan
>on the internet
>bashing porn
My little anon can't be this hypocrite.
>>
>>100774910
>I would, my main interest is shota and that's illegal here so I don't want to risk importing.
What? Does the Postal Service over there open your packages?
>>
>>100774292
>let alone shitty fanfictions
Leave this board and never return again. Your post has been reported to the mods for being a faggot.
>>
>>100774963
The selection is shit.



Delete Post: [File Only] Style:
[Disable Mobile View / Use Desktop Site]

[Enable Mobile View / Use Mobile Site]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.