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ninja noir



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:06 pm Reply with quote
gah! not accessible outside of the US? anyone know when it will be?
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minirop



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:11 pm Reply with quote
ninja noir wrote:
gah! not accessible outside of the US? anyone know when it will be?

it's like animes (f**king territorial licences).
glad I got a VPN Very Happy
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AntztheGreat



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:13 pm Reply with quote
Well crap. No one told me that Canada separated from North America.

http://i55.tinypic.com/​4jou4n.​jpg
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vashthekaizoku



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:21 pm Reply with quote
Holy crap, that's a lot of manga. Bookmarking NOW.
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samuelp



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:32 pm Reply with quote
The vast majority of those titles listed are not actually available... They're just in the database with a cover image.

I suggest whoever wrote the article go and check more carefully.

Only titles that show up under the "store" tab are actually available to purchase (and there are others that just have a preview of a chapter, like all the shounen stuff, mainly).
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jsc315



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:36 pm Reply with quote
The sight is a bit slow but I like the potential of what this can really be. It's a bit messy and the manga reader is a bit slow at turning the pages but it far from bad. They took a lot of time in putting effort into keyboard controls and mouse controls for the manga reader and I really appreciate that they took the time in small things like this. I also that you can change how you want to view the manga as well. I love they have a mix of new and older manga as well. Pretty impressive list for the site officially going public.

Holy Crap they have Golgo 13, Toriko, and a few other titles I been wanting to check out for some time now! My next paycheck I'll defiantly will be getting a subscription to check out how awesome this site really is.
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msgundam2



Joined: 28 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:46 pm Reply with quote
Apparently Indiana is now out side N. America. I'm blocked.
I'll just stick with the pirate site then if they don't want my business.
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asimpson2006



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:50 pm Reply with quote
The site needs a bit of work, but it is better than nothing. I hope more manga series show up on the site in the future and I would be likely to support if the translations are good.
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GWOtaku



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:53 pm Reply with quote
A slight correction; the "Macross Frontier" manga isn't available right now but "Hold Me Tight to the End of the Galaxy" does have a "read this volume" option.
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Zilan



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:08 pm Reply with quote
They haven't really made it clear as to how the subscription works, unless Im overlooking something.

Do I pay 10 dollar's a month to get access to everything? Or can I just pay for what I want? I don't understand.
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Hellfish



Joined: 19 Dec 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:08 pm Reply with quote
ninja noir wrote:
gah! not accessible outside of the US? anyone know when it will be?


Damn! I was going to ask the same... god I hate to be part of the ignored market...

AntztheGreat wrote:
Well crap. No one told me that Canada separated from North America.

http://i55.tinypic.com/​4jou4n.​jpg


Mexico too is part of North America even if some people seem to believe the contrary O.o
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samuelp



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:09 pm Reply with quote
GWOtaku wrote:
A slight correction; the "Macross Frontier" manga isn't available right now but "Hold Me Tight to the End of the Galaxy" does have a "read this volume" option.

Which is a link to nothing at all at the moment.

They don't have anything macross on the site, just listings.
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jsc315



Joined: 09 Aug 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:10 pm Reply with quote
right from the FAQ

Quote:
Q Are there any manga that aren’t available for digital purchase or previews?
A Some manga are still being prepared for sale and previews.
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Lynx Amali



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:15 pm Reply with quote
No Canada? >_>
Then it's not North America, it's just the United States.
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classicalzawa
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:26 pm Reply with quote
Believe it or not, I'm still not 100% sold yet. Sure, I love manga, but I hate reading it on my computer. I just like having a physical book that I can read and take anywhere with me, I don't tend to take my laptop everywhere. Also, I'm not sure what their prices are yet, but they'd have to be far far cheaper than the book because I don't mind paying a bit more at this point to have a physical book (that or the series better be damn good!) though I wonder if titles that sell well on here will be more likely to get licensed for book format...
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