New Comment Policy

Re-posted as a reminder to everyone so you understand why your comment was rejected.

If you want a manga raw, then buy the magazine or the tankoubon!  There is no magical raw manga website.

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I understand that many of you are frustrated with changes at One Manga and the other manga aggregation websites.  There is a problem in the manga industry that needs to be worked out and the transition from paper to digital manga is in the works.  Please understand that I support the measures being taken against the manga aggregation websites.  I believe they need share any profits they make with the contributors, both the mangakas and the scanlators. I also believe aggregation websites should not post licensed series in their entirety.  As such, I will not upload or allow uploads of work from this group to the manga aggregation websites.  In light of this, here is a list of comments I will no longer publish on this blog:

  • Questions about where manga is posted online at manga aggregation sites or questions about where to download raws.  All manga available on this blog is and will continue to be obvious and I buy all the materials that this group works on. (There is no super-secret raw manga website.)
  • Requests to post or re-post licensed manga series
  • Any comments disparaging mangaka for wanting to get paid for their labor

I don’t like making rules like these, but I’ve just received one too many comments of this nature.  If you are really in a bind, please send an e-mail instead so I can address your matter one-to-one.

Again, I want to stress that I understand your frustration.  I am frustrated too.  I think we all need to be patient and productive and understand on a fundamental level that “free” is not a viable business model.  If you really feel passionate about matters, write the publishers and let them know your thoughts and give them some productive suggestions.  Let’s all work towards a solution in which everyone can get the manga they want in an affordable manner that adequately compensates all involved in the creative process.

10 thoughts on “New Comment Policy

  1. You tell them! lol.. I'm sick of people whining about how it's not fair and how they should be able to read manga for free (and there are lots of them). If you like something, you should support it. I'm super broke and my level of Japanese is bad but I still bought myself a copy Akagami and Ouran even though I can't understand most of it >_>

  2. “Any comments disparaging mangaka for wanting to get paid for their labor”
    I LOATHE PEOPLE WHO SAY SUCH CRUEL THINGS!!!! AAAAAUUUGHHHH!!!!!

    *sigh* Hopefully I won't be getting such comments at H*P/GH! …. I would be tempted to bash or be rude x_x

  3. I agree with everything you stated, in reference to the manganka getting compensated accordingly, and also the fact that nobody has the right to complain about manga artist and his or her right for compensation. People who complain about price of manga and about the artist rights have no say so in any blog. I feel the same way I purchase manga and in my own way support the authors, there is not a series after seeing it online that I have not purchased. Unlike many who read and that is all they do, I purchase every and any manga I have read. I even started purchasing LALA from Amazon Japan because of the link provided by this site, I may not understand the raw but its my own way to support the authors even if I do not understand japanese I still support plus I collect the stuff that comes for free with the magazine issues

  4. So many changes like that of derrepente is something difficult to get used to the restrictions but we do not still have to agree any more than us u.u
    Thank you for the explanation
    Regards from chilee

  5. Oh my! You're totally right! I feel the worst for asking for the raw now D= In fact, I do usually look for the site policy before asking for anything!😄 I think I get totally carried away since I've finally found more chapters of Pureblood+Boyfriend.

    You're completely right! I'd be more than happy to buy the series, but It'll probably take longer so that this manga come to be published in Brazil😄 I don't really understand japanese, but I like practicing a little with the raws, so I keep looking for them sometimes.

    Anyways, everything is really well said. Sorry for the disturbance, and keep up the great job, we really need to support the artists ^-^~

    Best regards! :3

  6. You go, Sister. Although I think some people will never get the hint (or the blunt truth) but this helps spread the message.

  7. You are STILL getting this crap????

    How many times did you post this? i would think people with minimal intelligence level will get the message by the second time at least or something.

  8. Really I understand and support them everything what they have written I really envy to the majority of you since they can obtain magazines though quisas do not understand the language but here it is almost impossible like that that because of it I am really I estimate it
    from chile

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