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>Japanese government/publishers/anime productions will BTFO scanlators and streaming niggers

>There's nothing you can do about it
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>>171382441
>manga
Nothing changes for me since i buy and collect official manga releases.
>anime
I don't watch shit
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Ok, what's happening?
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>>171382516
>The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported on Friday that the Japanese government has officially asked Internet service providers in Japan to block access to websites that host pirated manga, digital magazines, and other copyrighted content.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-04-13/japanese-government-officially-asks-internet-providers-to-block-manga-piracy-sites/.130325
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>>171382516
Publishers sperging out about muh piracy again. For some reason they still think that if they shutdown sites that host manga free it will increase their sales.
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>>171382620
That sounds more like they're cracking down on japanese pirates, not /a/ directly.
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Torrents are still there, why should I worry?
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>piracy crackdown

Wow, it's not like they already tried and failed hard.
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>>171382674
I think you're right. If anything this affects only Japanese users. There are just way to many copy cat sites that could and will pop up even if they succeed at what they're trying to do. Current governmental agencies and ISPs are just too slow to make an effective, long term impact this way.
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>>171382704
You shouldn't, not only will this not work, but it wouldn't affect anyone outside of Japan even if it did.
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>>171382441
OP says police arrested 4 people who bought magazines before the sale date, scanned and translated them and uploaded to mangapanda.
Does that site actually translate anything or they are bullshitting?
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>>171382757
>>171382754
Surely those sites won't have reason to upload as much stuff if people in Japan aren't able to download it? Foreigners who can read Japanese are probably the minority? And it would also mean the people running those blogs and stuff wouldn't be in Japan, wouldn't it?
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Weebs btfo
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>>171382817
Bullshitting, mangapanda is a leach site. They haven't tl'd anything in 3 years.

>>171382839
New ones will prop up or you can use the non-japanese websites to get raws.
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>>171382924
>New ones will prop up or you can use the non-japanese websites to get raws.
Okay, that makes me happier, I do generally just get my stuff from blogs and after reading this >>171382620, I realized this has nothing to do with that at all. They just wanted to stop sites like mangamura which was admittedly crass and shocking that it lasted for so long, I'm totally okay with that level of evil being deleted (even if there was some manga on there I couldn't find anywhere else and hope pops up somewhere).
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>>171382441
Someone will sue and say the Japanese Constitution does not allow this.
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I'm more worried about actual quality public raws, not that compressed and watermarked shit from mangamura/mangatown. It is a true dark age right now.
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>>171382441

Scanlators want you to support the manga by buying it when it's released. I encourage everyone who reads our releases to support the author.
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>>171382441
Japan has some of the most ridiculously draconian reactions to piracy.
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>>171382441
like the hollywood and Music industries giants did with other free online content, right?

oh wait
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>>171382620
>Internet service providers in Japan

wow it's fucking nothing
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Hopefully they just go after people scanlating the most popular stuff. I don't want people scanlating less popular manga to disappear so I have to wait a decade before something I want to read gets licensed, if it ever does.

Or nothing happens, which is more likely.
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>>171382620
how's that going to stop all the chinese actually providing it?
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>>171382441
>>171382620
>in JP
So?
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Piracy is never over morray
PirateChads always win baby, if there's a will there's a way
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sounds to me like the only ones getting screwed are the Japanese citizens
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>>171383408
Yeah, finding raws let alone decent raws is a huge pain. I didn't learn that shit language to read scanlations.
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i like getting media for free
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>>171382441
The nips were cheering when they took mangamura down. They unironically believe taking down piracy sites will increase sales.
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>>171384837
Hopefully they just go after people asking for money for mtl quality translations.
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>>171385022
I'm here hoping I stumble across a private tracker with HQ raws of ongoing series.
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>>171385213
A-Z manga has scans of entire magazines. The scans vary in quality though but they're typically not too bad. I wish more translators would just release their translations so people who don't mind non-super HQ scans could read with whatever raws they have.
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I don't see the problem. This concerns Japan, and Japanese people are the ones who should be buying stuff since they are the only ones who can directly, and are the main target and source of income. If people in Japan starts taking on gaijin ways, anime and manga will surely die this time. It will sure reduce the number of stuff available for us, but that shouldn't be an issue after a certain time has passed and people start finding ways to circumvent this measure.
It's a good thing.
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poor nips
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>>171385591
I agree with this. I mean if I were to buy anything, I'd have to buy it in a language I still can't read to support anyone but for them it's so convenient to just buy the fucking thing (and for those that really can't afford it, piracy will still be available to them).
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>japanese blocking pirate website
Can't japanese just provide it to the cartel via dropbox or some shit?
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>>171386166
This has nothing to do with scanlations you idiot, it's about Japanese people using the Japanese raws. It's specifically against sites like mangamura which just brazenly had a reader for everything there (which was a huge library) and watermarked everything to attract more people and get money from them (whereas the government never mentions having a problem with the blogs which is where scanlators would more likely source their stuff from).
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>>171386444
The OP article literally talks about people being arrested for translating Jump to English you dumb EOP. It's posted on a Jump website and they cry how Enhlish scanlators hurt them so badly and you should buy English releases properly.
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>>171382620
>in japan
wow it's fucking nothing
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Oh no. I can't believe piracy is getting killed.
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>>171386166
it's usually chinks doing the uploading
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>>171382441
It changes absolutely nothing.
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I don't care about the plights of Japanese scans being withheld to the Japanese themselves by the Japanese government. As a gaijin, I am not affected by this, as the gaijin pirate websites still operate without any problem.
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>>171387094
Where do you think they get raws? You better start donating so they buy them then.
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>>171387135
from chink uploaders
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>>171387135
They get them from chinks who upload them on non-nipponjin websites, where other people then steal from them and make scanlations.
That whole thing is a nipponjin problem that only affects nipponjins.
As gaijins, we should just laugh at the plight of the nipponjins. Not only are they all overworking themselves to care for their fuckhuge amounts of elder, they're also working themselves to death to make anime, and now they won't even get free access to their own manga that they produce, while we pirate gaijins benefit from it all for free, and can also feel smug and superior for not having to pay one yen to them.
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>>171385545
I prefer volume raws as I collect them and am a completionist. But individual chapters from mags are a last resort.
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Piracy is the reason anime and manga has an audience.
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>>171387269
Problem with volume raws is you have to wait for the volumes to come out. I'd be fine with slower scanlation releases that use the volume raws if translators would still translate from mag raws and release the translations for others to read with the mag raws. Some groups release scans with mag raws then redo them with volume raws but most groups don't feel like taking that much effort and do one or the other. And there's benefits and cons to both.
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>>171387240
Plenty of raws come from Japan itself and Chinese often release only translations. Anyway more restrictions always mean less raws and more LWND-tier scans of manga and doujins.
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>>171385137
The sad part is they'll always have a scapegoat for sales not being at a point they're comfortable with, because piracy isn't going anywhere. There will never be a situation where they go "huh well we shut down all the piracy but sales didn't go up, guess we were wrong".
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>>171387393
Well, a magazine has a bunch of different manga, groups doing these different manga could simply get together and rotate between purchases.
Honestly, manga in general is dirt cheap anyway.
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>>171382441
maybe they should stop pushing down out throats garbage like Black Clover and Boku no Fujo Academia.
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>>171387576
>Black Clover
How is this popular again?
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>>171386828
That story about mangapanda is literally years old, and not the current story, the current story is this >>171382620 >>171382473
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>>171387886
I see OP is a faggot and photoshopped the current date on it.
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>>171382620
>Japan slowly starting to make moves
Worries?
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The disconnect between Japan and offshore fanbases is sort of funny, because the prevailing belief in Japan is that piracy is the problem and outsiders say lack of access at nonextortionary prices is the problem.
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>>171388216
No. Outsiders aren't saying that at all. Outsiders wouldn't pay for nip mango shit, because it's in nip moonrune shit.
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>>171388216
And that's normal. For a manga at 500 yen, we get up to 10 euro/dollars. In a sense, that's understandable (gonna pay for those publishing rights, the translation and adaptation) but it's still a price that's up to twice the original for the same content.
Were I in Japan, I'd pay for mango all day, especially since I can read. In Europe, it's a no-go.
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>>171388298
I was taking translation for granted, since every medium needs that, and focusing on the early 00s flooding of the US market with shows at 30 dollars for every 2-4 episodes that partially led to the crash when the US market said "nope."
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>>171388216
Japan has itself to blame for that.
There are still an awful lot of stores that have geoblocking in place for digital purchases.
God dammit, most stores don't even have proper payment methods for western customers.
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>>171388298
I would, but I won't because physical manga is expensive to get outside of Japan, and digital manga is shit looking, drm ridden garbage for the full price of the physical book.
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>>171388494
Just order in bulk, man.
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>>171382620
Wow, it’s fucking nothing.

They should adopt a DMCA-like takedown process for domestic websites.
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guess i'll have to start watching actual chinese cartoons
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>>171388494
Fucking this.
You pay the same amount as the printed book and then you can't even read it properly because of DRM. Not to mention the a-decade-behind resolution they have even when you manage to remove the DRM.
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>>171388366
I don't even mind localizations being more expensive. It would be nice if they were a bit cheaper but US releases are generally on higher quality paper and are slightly larger, on top of the cost needed to translate it. But every once in a while I come across a manga I want to read that either was never brought over to the US or is currently running and has no signs of being brought over. And some of them aren't being scanlated either. It's hard to support something that doesn't exist. And I'm not going to pay for digital manga.

>>171388414
Anime DVDs/blurays are expensive in Japan too. Or at least they were last time I looked. I remember wanting to buy the Japanese One Piece releases in the early 00s when 4kids was who was doing the anime and it cost like $50 per DVD and they only had 3-4 episodes on them. Even how US releases used to be back then was generally cheaper. Thank God the US moved towards the full season boxsets that aren't prohibitively expensive.
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>>171388494
Something like bookwalker is good, with frequent coupons and discounting, but I still have trouble paying more than a buck or two for manga I don't physically own and can't download, I just trust that they'll continue to exist.

But then, I get Steam games, so maybe that's my problem.
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>>171388552
Not him but what about customs and the increased shipping price due to the weight, books aren't light after all.
At least I have to bay a ridiculous amount (Central Europe) and it's so not worth it, even in bulk.
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>>171388675
Well, I said that, but I had forgotten about something and I apologize in advance for the blogposting.
When someone else and I got a huge mail from Japan, we got tax at the fucking custom and quite the extraordinary amount. So beyond the simple cost and shipping fees, there's the problem of the custom who might fuck you in the ass if they feel like it.
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>>171382620
So people in Japanese can't use kiss mang.
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>>171388216
You really think they're talking about gaijins here? The overwhelming majority of people who use sites like nyaa and sadpanda are Japanese.
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>>171388613
BookWalker is basically the only store I know of which is western friendly to some degree.
But even they have geo-blocking for a lot of stuff and they don't get the highest quality when it comes to some manga.
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>>171389250
I just buy stuff through yahoo japan
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>>171388854
Can't you bypass the block with any free proxy app for browser?




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