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Buy manga or read online?

Discussion in 'The NF Café' started by rizahatake, Oct 30, 2005.

buy manga or read online?

  1. buy manga

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  2. read it online

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  1. rizahatake

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    If I am rich, I would like to buy manga because everything is official, names, conversations, etc. However, reading online is free and much faster.
     
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    If I like the series, I buy the Manga when it comes out.
     
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    as far as naruto goes, I wouldnt buy the manga because of the quality and changes. If it stayed true to the original, then i would buy it.
     
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    i prefer to buy manga instead of downloading them unlike anime which i download like crazy
     
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    Download and read.. I'm too cheap to buy anything.
     
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    Download, I have $5 in my wallet right now, and thats how it usually is, so cant really buy magna
     
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    Unless the artworks really stylish (Bleach, par example), and the translations are up to scratch and stuff, and generally really worth your purcahse, then downloading's just easier and quicker.
     
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    i buy the manga b/c i like to copy the art (flame of recca ><) but i download when im excited to noe wut happens. DAM CLIFFHANGERS!!!
     
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    I buy if I like the translation and download if I don't.
     
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    I always download, but when Naruto is finished I am buying the whole series.
     
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    Pretty much sums it up for me.
     
  13. Megaharrison Retired Staff

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    I do a mixture of both and always prefer buying. However due to slow releases in the U.S. combined with the fact I want to read the rest of the series, I end up reading it online.
     
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    I feel sorry for shonen jump readers who don't know the wonders of scanlations.....I used to be that way.......I still buy shonen jumps, but not for the same reasons, because I'm pretty much up to the latest eps and chapters....oh how i feel sorry for the people who wait painfully every month for that sj to come....that pained me so XD
     
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    I buy some mangas which come out here...namely DB, Naruto and Usagi Yojimbo which isn't a manga.
     
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    i buy my mangas in french,dutch or english and download it in english :)
     
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    I do both, I usually borrow volumes of manga from my friends to read them. But I also read some manga online (like naruto).
     
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    Well, I would buy if a shop around here actually had them. I do have some manga, lying around somewhere,and I'de rather read them then sit on a hard computer chair reading manga, but reading online is what I do most.
     
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    I do both. I buy manga and read/download manga online :woo
     
  20. Dr.Douchebag

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    buy? manga ? nani?

    i wouldnt mind buying it but id rather wait for the series to come out on dvd (subbed not dubbed :notrust )
     
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    Why buy when you can download? I download everything, with an exception of GetBackers because I can't find them ANYWHERE!

    and I can't find source for Fullmetal Alchemist Manga, can anyone tell me a good source?
     
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    well im in Netherlands, they barelly have Manga and other Japanese culture coolness here!
    and im in a town all way north, wich there isnt ANYTHING like that here :(
    so i have no choice but to download

    *runs to the corner and cries all night*
     
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    I do a little bit of both but i try to dl whenever possible (10 bucks a volume is jst so darn expensive when your living off your own money)
     
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    If I really love the manga, I'd probably buy the full set once it's all complete. Right now, I'd rather download them online. :sweatdrop
     
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    i usually download but if i really like the artwork and story i'll buy the manga
     
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    if i could buy it, i'd definitely buy it. Cause in Taiwan(My home country) each volume of manga costs like, $2USD. Very cheap. But i live in NZ, so i don't get to go back to Tw alot, so i usually download it.
     
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    Woah, you from Taiwan? Me too! But still, the manga in taiwan is still very expensive, like 80-110 NTS.

    But in Thailand, one manga only costs in the range of 20-40 Baht, which is not even a dollar. Only like 50-80 cents
     
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    same if i'm rich, i would order the chinese version of the manga over and read it since i started buying 16 of them then stopped and started watching anime and downloading online
     
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    Such a shame, the tokyo pop translation is a bit poor.......

    I must confess I shamlessly download.....
     
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    I buy mine at Books-A-Million.
     
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