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Cynthia Enzenauer Raaum



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:47 pm Reply with quote
Why is it so hard to find mangas and light novels translated into English? I'm still waiting for Tokyo Ravens in English. Why not publish them in English at the same time as they do in Japanese?
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st_owly
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:43 pm Reply with quote
You're obviously not looking hard enough. There are hundreds if not thousands of manga series available to buy in English.
Try this link for starters

As for why you cannot buy Tokyo Ravens specifically, it means none of the English language publishers have decided to publish it as they don't see it as worthwhile. Maybe if you write a message to them and let them know you'd like to read it, they might pay attention.

The reason why 99.9% of series are not published in English at the same time as Japanese is that it's incredibly expensive to do so, especially for print releases. It's just not worth it for anything other than the super popular series and even then you will only get simultaneous digital releases.
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:04 pm Reply with quote
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