Question : Is it free?
I've heard of this awhile back, but I didn't even bother because OneManga was still up and running at that time. If this is the site that I was told or w/e, so is it free, does it need membership or anything?
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If the publishers are working with them, then I just hope that it doesn't delay the release of the actual volumes.
Releases for a lot of the manga I buy are already slow as it is, thanks to Kodansha being busy sorting shit out after they took over Del Rey's releases.
Oh, and if this JManga does happen to charge a fee in order to read the scanlations then I don't know why anyone wouldn't just buy the volumes instead and have something tangible for their money. 'Course if it's free then It'll be good for people who are far away from payday and can't afford any new volumes.
You're right about the "having something tangible". It's gonna be hard for them to show official scanlations without internet douches tainting the name of fan scanlations like what HorribleSubs et. al. did to fansubs, so they'll probably not have anything available for download. They have to offer something extra.
wha..thats to expensive.i wouldn`t want to pay that much for reading manga online.......bummer.It goes by a point system to purchase manga:
Current Balance: 0 Points
$5.00 (500 Points)
$10.00 (1000 Points)
$25.00 (2500 Points)
Currently the average price for what they call a chapter (50pages or so) is 899 Points or so...
Where did you get that from? This is what it said on the site.
Update 3: The industry news site animeanime.biz reports that the portal site will distribute free manga periodically and release news and information regarding manga from the participating publishers.
Sounds good and free too, nice.
Interesting, I hope to hear more from this.