As of February 2013, Guyver Advocacy implemented a change in their method of operations. Previously the group had operated on faith that people would buy the manga or related products, however due to circumstances, this had to change. It became ever more apparent that Manga Aggregation sites were taking the produced work and hosting it on their own servers to profit from it via their ad revenues. This was completely counter to the entire point of the Guyver Advocacy mission so much discussion ensued. The result of this discussion was the Pre-order system.
The Guyver Advocacy group no longer Releases Translations or Scanlations to the public. Instead, the group take pre-orders of the next volume, the volume which currently released chapters will be contained in. The people who pre-order this next volume will be given individualised Scanlations of the chapters. To clarify, all chapter which are currently being released in monthly Shonen Ace, will make up the next volume to be released. By pre-ordering the next volume, the person will essentially gain the right to read those chapters. The Scanlations that are provided are tracked via various methods, in such a way that any person who leaks this chapter to the public, i.e. people who aren't paying for it, will be caught out and blacklisted. The obvious aim is of course to make sure the series creator gets what he deserves and also increase the odds of more Guyver productions. This is completely in line with the Mission of Guyver Advocacy.
The method by which to pre-order and gain access to these chapters is to look for the preorder threads.
HOW IS THIS SHIT LEGAL?
I'm shit when it comes to Legal Systems and operation methods.
Thus I can't help you with telling you if it's legal or not, but paying for scanlations is probably not that legal...or is it?
is this why i haven't seen a new guyver chapter since forever?
In other words, if you want scanlations, you must pay for them.
That's why there is no new Guyver chapters being translated.
Hahahahaha. Oh, fuck. I can't believe this shit.
Might as well pay for the physical manga, then, why the fuck would I pay for nothing but a stupid file to "support" the author?
I wish a new group would show up to put these idiots in their place
And that's when Guyver dies and stops being popular here.
see, is the amount of money from places like crunchy roll, shit the ad revenue alone should be off the charts...there isn't a netflix like service for manga yet? is this the reason why one piece is still popular over there?
>he Scanlations that are provided are tracked via various methods, in such a way that any person who leaks this chapter to the public, i.e. people who aren't paying for it, will be caught out and blacklisted
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OH WOW
Someone should pick this up and release just enough chapters to completely fuck over these arrogant pricks.
What is the tldr version?
>We don't believe people should make money off scanslations so to combat that we are now charging money for them.
you have to be shitting me
So what has happened in the Manga so far since the giant Guyver appeared I haven't been keeping up.
i'm pretty sure the onyl thing this is doing is alienating the fanbase to a few loyal fans, but it'll make really really hard for new people to get into the series
Not really. The idea that they'll be able to produce images that can't be anonomized is laughable.
Don't laugh. A certain chink group has been doing that shit for VNs, videos and other stuff for ages and idiots just accept it.
AFAICT, the idea is you're paying for a physical raw volume, which they preorder and mail to you.
Alternatively, if you normally buy official English volumes instead of raws, they want proof of each volume purchase, and will hold £8.50 of your money hostage until the end of the series.
>nd will hold £8.50 of your money hostage until the end of the series.
what the fuck
I don't... understand, wouldn't it be cheaper to order them yourself then? Hell, if that's the case, them as a scanlation group isn't even relevant anymore, right...?
What an asinine system.
I like Guyver, but not that much.
>I don't... understand, wouldn't it be cheaper to order them yourself then?
I don't know. I assume the idea is they aren't profiting, but maybe you can find a cheaper seller than whoever they buy from?
>Hell, if that's the case, them as a scanlation group isn't even relevant anymore, right...?
Well, they also give you their translation. Not sure if it's mailed along with the raw volume, or sent separately.
Any organization that claims that they aren't profiting all while being secretive is lying.
How long until someone that isn't completely fucking insane picks up the public scans in these guys' wake?
Aptom is a Guyver now.
Isn't that kind of a downgrade?
Are the raws actually out on Share or somewhere?
Just wondering if it's possible for people who are, say, in a country where the cost of living (and thus income) is really low, and the shipping rates are high, who feel they can't afford to buy it, to instead devote their free time to learning Japanese to read the raws, or at worst using OCR and machine translators on the raws.
You don't even need to get onto Share. I just did a bit of googling and there's bunch of sites hosting links for raws till vol 29, which from what I can tell, is the most updated tank release till now.
>devote their free time to learning Japanese
You can start by checking out the daily japanese thread on the archive.
Man Guyver was one of the first anime I saw years upon years ago from some VHSs I got at a Grocery Outlet. How close was it to the manga? I might look for a batch.