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InuyashaX

-Hokage
Kouhai
Whoa?! Whats this? manga division? Are there plans for a manga forum devoted to only manga or somethin? Or is this the official manga thread? How will this work? I guess, you can make a seperate category for manga and then post all manga related threads within it, so users can easily click a manga in a nice list. This thread is a dicussion on the topic right?
 

InuyashaX

-Hokage
Kouhai
Well, arent there a lot of anime sites out there? If daft can make a site for anime and run it sucessfully, mabey he can create a manga site. But I don't know if it would do too well, not as many people download mangas as they do with animes. A manga branch though would be neat.
 

wwwwww

-chibi kami sama
Retired
its a good idea but i think the question is, is it worth while? manga isnt that popular and there are sites such as manga-updates which is incorporated with baka-updates that already provide downloads. so IMO i just think its a good idea but is it worth while i dont know
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chiisai_hana

-nipah!
Retired
I think a manga division would be interesting. I personally enjoy manga more than anime at times, and do download a fair bit of it. But a lot of the popular manga become licensed so it may be hard to keep up?

Though I do agree it's easier to find DDL manga than anime. And because the files are so much smaller, people share them a lot more. If you can access livejournal, you can get DDL for basically any scanlated manga.
 

langes01x

-dono
Sempai
Seems like a great plan and the test page seems to work. I don't know about the actual download since I'm not too interested in that particular manga (and starting 24 chapters in isn't a great idea).

Just wondering but where would you use as a reference for unlicensed manga chapters? I know animesuki is great for anime but as far as I know there isn't a similar site for manga.
 

Hiasubi

-Snuggle Bunny
Retired
QUOTE (langes01x @ Dec 22 2007, 09:54 AM)
Just wondering but where would you use as a reference for unlicensed manga chapters? I know animesuki is great for anime but as far as I know there isn't a similar site for manga.

I know some sites, and id be happy to help you out just pm me


As for the division thanks, hopefully it will draw posters to the manga thread
 

Anime-Addict

-dono
Sempai
Interesting feature for sure. I switched to buying manga several years ago, as it was cheaper than DVD's and I could read them at work without catching flack for watching DVD's or videos. Plus I would not get the "Is that anime porn?" line from the ignorant masses that seem to populate the majority of the US Military, sigh.
I strayed from the point I'm afraid. Back to business. I suppose one could do a usage study to see if the majority of users prefer to view the content online, within their browser (read: youtube) or download it for viewing later. Both are feasible! But why go the extra mile and provide an in-browser reader? Revenue! Manga pages are usually monochrome with shades of grey, which equates to a great compression ratio, depending on the file format used. It takes time for a end-user to read through a page, depending on the type of reader they are. That idle time could be used to precache the next page, presenting a seamless reading experience to the user. For revenue one could integrate interstitial advertisements related to the content.
In closing, I know that I would use this feature if it ever panned out. I would enjoy reading online, and possibly downloading the files to be read on a portable device later, such as an iPAQ. What woudl be really interesting is a portable device manga reader, that addresses the problems of reading image based pages on a limited resolution screen.
 

tomo

-ojou
Retired
The idea sounds great

the Q is?

If there are many sites providing manga, why should Ftv have it too?

simple.. it will make it more systemic

anime, drama, music and manga
 

xxanime_junkyxx

-sama
Retired
Lol, yeahhhh.....what Anime-Addict said sounds good....ah ha. Uhm, that's a really great idea I must say. Incorporating a manga division either reading online/downloading would definetly provide more posters in the manga forum as it seems that it is avidly a graveyard there in dire need of some interesting convo. I personally love manga, and if the feature were added here (where I already DL most of my anime from), it would be really convenient. That's my two cents.
 

dchaosblade

- Lord of Chaos
Retired
Just a note:
1) Some pages don't have the click to continue thing. Like, most pages, if you click the page it moves on to the next page, but on page 2 I doesn't have the ability to do that.

2) Would it be possible to choose the size? Like, fit to screen or fullsize? Even though I like the high quality of full size, sometimes I just want to scan through a few pages real quick and it's easier to do that if the image is fit to screen.

3) Page selection~ Would be nice to be able to skip to page 23 rather than having to move forward 3 pages at a time.

4) Download option? I don't see one anywhere. Would be nice to be able to view the manga off line by DLing to your desktop or something.


I personally like the idea, and support it whole heartedly!!

Just my 2 cents for a few (possible) improvements~


Edited for spelling errors~
 
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