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Swiftyy



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:23 pm Reply with quote
No desktop viewing nor an Android release is a little baffling. Any chance ANN could attempt to get a comment on why those platforms are not included yet?
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LegitPancake



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:38 pm Reply with quote
So I compared the previous official translation of Arte (free on MyAnimeList) to what is available on this app, and it's a totally different translation. How can that be possible? Also Somali manga is currently being sold as ebook in English as "Somari and the Guardian of the Forest," but this app has adopted the anime title as localized by Crunchyroll. I just checked the translation and Somali manga is also completely different translation compared to what is being sold on Amazon Kindle. All stuff from Kodansha (Attack on Titan, Fire Force, etc) seem to have the same translation as the officials, so it's weird some are getting a new translation and some aren't.

Also the iOS app is hot garbage. The series page is in random order and there's no way to set it to alphabetical order. There is no option to search by series title, only pre-selected genre tags. Extremely laggy and glitchy, downloaded on my iPad and have to continually press "restore in-app purchases" in order for it to recognize that I have a free trial, but even that doesn't work most of the time. I've also heard from some people in Australia that the app wasn't available in the store, so that makes me question if this is truly worldwide.

As for titles, they've started to add some Kodansha titles (Attack on Titan and Fire Force only have 4-5 chapters available, so don't expect to catch up with Japan any time soon with this app), but other than Arte, Somali, and Dropkick, I don't recognize any of the other 100+ series. Most of which only have a single chapter, though there are a few with more than a dozen chapters. Honestly, I'm not convinced if this will be worth the $5 a month once the 60 day trial is up. Not being current with AoT and Fire Force is a major drawback. I have found a couple charming titles, including "How I Lost my Large Intestine," which is a grisly but hilarious tale of a young Okinawan woman who suffers from ulcerative colitis with a bumbling doctor who has no idea what he's doing. I believe it's a true story, which makes me eager for more chapters.
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ZeetherKID77



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:45 pm Reply with quote
No Android release on launch? Dead on arrival. Not covering both platforms for a mobile app on launch is suicide.

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harminia



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:48 pm Reply with quote
I just wanted to see the list of titles available but the website doesn't say... I guess I'd have to download it but based on LegitPancake's comment and the fact I'm in Australia it sounds like it may not be worth it.
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ZestyLime



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:17 pm Reply with quote
This launch is a dumpster fire. No Android/Desktop AND you can't view the catalog anywhere without downloading the app? Hard pass, mangamo.
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DarkEXE



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:19 pm Reply with quote
Swiftyy wrote:
No desktop viewing nor an Android release is a little baffling. Any chance ANN could attempt to get a comment on why those platforms are not included yet?

https://twitter.com/mangamoapp/status/1250458598661996546?s=19
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skemono



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:44 am Reply with quote
harminia wrote:
I just wanted to see the list of titles available but the website doesn't say...


Their website has apparently added a list of titles (in alphabetical order, even!) since the last time I looked at it, but this site did them one better by getting how many chapters of each title are on the app right now. Oh, and there's the site's Copyright page, which lists all of the series and their Japanese copyright holders.

I recognize a few of those as shorts or one-shots available on MANGA.CLUB.
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skemono



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:24 am Reply with quote
Series I can find some information on:

29-Year-Old in the Service Industry
A Classroom Bereft of Angels
A Transparent Fever
A Wish
A.D.A
Ai in the AI (I think)
Another Side of You
Arte
Astrological Story
Attack on Titan
Battle Angel Alita
Bikings
Broken Planet
Chika's Forest
Different Nation
Dragon Eye
Dreams Take Flight
Dropkick on My Devil
Ekikoi: The Young Miss Falls for the Station Attendant
Equites
Fallens
Fire Force
Float City
Garuda
Gourmet Glutton a.k.a. Kuishinbo
Great Ming Detectives
Gut's (also on Manga.Club, Comixology)
Hinako's My Wife?!
It All Ends in Summer
Keshin
Kitty's Diaries
Kurozakuro (I think)
Leave It to Sero!
Leaving Our Truths to the Shooting Stars
Life-Saver Jailbreak: Doctor Enma
Love Portrait
Madmen
Maison Q
Maria x Maria
Masuda's Got A Hold on Shibata
Matching Our Answers
Miasma Theory
My Little, Stray Cat
Oblation
On Shattered Ground
Open Sesame
Pacified Storm
Parallel Lanes
Patricia
Pen Love
Purple Flower Under the Moonlight
Repeating Your End Together
Ring a Bell
Shokudama
Sinner
Somali and the Forest Spirit
SUMMERLESS
Super Food Bowl aka Ōgui Kōshien
Swallowed by the Kotatsu
Sweet Pain
Sweet Seduction: Under the Same Roof with the Guy I Hate
The Happiness Street in District Zero
The Kindness of Death (I think)
The Peculiar Room
The Shinsengumi
The Vampires Next Door
Tsukumogami Karuta: Cards of the 99 Gods
Vestige
Welcome to Dietroit
Who Wants to Play?
Witch Sister
You Haven't Seen the Best of Me!
Zanmu


A lot of the others are from the Ganma! free manga website.
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rikku45



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:24 am Reply with quote
Lol people saying it’s dead because of no android support smh
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Dian Z



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:07 pm Reply with quote
So it's supposed to be available globally with the exception of Japan, China, and Korea. I think it's got potential once it acquires more titles with more varied genre, and perhaps available on Android too.
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Ermat_46



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:19 pm Reply with quote
Who would butcher a launch like that?

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Executives from Hulu, Crunchyroll, Netflix, VIZ and other companies created Mangamo. Mangamo currently partners with 11 publishers including Kodansha, Comicsmart, TOPPAN, and North Star Pictures.


Oh. That explains everything.
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:42 pm Reply with quote
I was excited about the idea of a manga subscription site covering titles from multiple publishers but I already lost interest in the lack of major titles. The other apparent issues with the app makes me even less interested to check it out.
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