well on juimp alpha they are on chapter 654 of one piece . its 25 bucks a year or 99 cents a issue. and its weekly
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So what, "theoretically", you're not supposed to keep those you buy?
Mangastream just took the heat because, as others mentioned, they got too many hits. Cycle is complete for them, new options will rise.
Still, this is cr@p...
Wait what?! So if I buy one of the online reading volume for 5 bucks I get to only keep it for 4 weeks?! The f*ck?!
I still find Viz media an untenable option, not geared toward the fan, but toward merchandisers $ ch-ching $pretending to have the fan's interest. Now if I could buy jump from Japan on a weekly basis, even if it's in Japanese, but preferable in English, then I'd consider the money well spent.
As things are, I'd suggest fansubbers should put their product out as torrents, while readers should purchase and support Jump mag. when it comes out in their local languages.
Time to change names and bring back the old staff and directly upload it to DL sites then just spread the word Via manga sites when it releases. Having an online manga hosting makes it too visible.
Mangareader/mangafox are probably next on death row!
Without sites like Mangastream and Mangareader, the popularity of Mangas will diminish tremendously, and that popularity is what gives rise to the possibility of Cash for Manga, that Viz is counting on.
Mangas are popular because fans get involved, and reference the pages, sometimes pages from many years past. Viz is working hard to kill all of that.
For me, Mangashare is what has kept me reading and interested in Manga, if Manga sites go down, I may lose interest in coming here.
I'll simply move on to other things that are not Manga related, and Viz won't get a penny out of me.
I think Viz should work with Fan Suibbers, and be current and up to date. It's quite possible that these sites may charge a small fee for users to log on and read, and a bigger fee for downloads. I seriously doubt that the Manga experience will long survive Viz Media's approach.