Dear Fans, Before you Criticize a Scanlation Group…

I need to get this off my chest because I cannot believe the level of entitlement some fans exhibit. So if you are a “fan” and you are angry that your favorite series isn’t being released at your beckon call, keep these three points in mind. You are getting translated manga for free.  For Omari’s Sister, the average single chapter of a series or oneshot requires 40 man-hours of work. 40 HOURS! This is not something that gets done in an afternoon. And the people who do this work are highly skilled artists and translators that could be using these … Continue reading Dear Fans, Before you Criticize a Scanlation Group…

Scanlation Crackdown Group Formed

Here’s an article about it from Publisher’s Weekly.  Yikes, everybody…so you haven’t been buying the books…hmmm…Actually, I know this very well, since NONE of you have bought a book from Amazon through the links I provide and less than .1% of you even click on the links.  All of you understand that “free” is not a business model. Well, I certainly don’t do scanlation to hurt the publishers or the artists and I’m sad to see that consumers will not pay for their favorite manga titles when they do become available for purchase.  At the same time, manga at ~$10/volume, … Continue reading Scanlation Crackdown Group Formed