Glasses: “Just a short intermission between HnG Ch37 pt.2 and pt.3. This is because the human I am wearing keeps messing up this one particular page when cleaning the speech bubbles. While erasing texts on this one beautiful page, he keeps accidentally erasing Junichi’s hair too….”
*Edit: I was meant to post this before Pt.3 but my glasses and I fucked up. Welp
Me: Well, that too. But also because I wanted to share some information regarding the manga websites that we all tend to use. Some interesting information that you might not have been aware of.
So I didn’t actually know about this too much until I experienced ‘it’ myself and my bro in Mangazuki explained more about ‘it’. Basically, to translator groups, the manga-library-like websites, such as Mangahere and Kissmanga, are known as ‘aggregation websites’.
This is because they use bots to scan for new chapters online, steal them without permission from the translator groups, and then put up these chapters on their own websites. The admins of these aggregation websites then get crazy number of views and then use this number to attract many advertisement offers. Basically, the admins don’t do any work themselves besides from choosing advertisements to accept money from; in fact, they don’t even check the comment sections. Although this method is not really virtuous, it is pretty smart, I will give them that. Smart, quick, easy but a dick way to earn money.
Also, just in case any translator group tries to comment their link in the comment section to share the previously mentioned information or to promote their group, admins immediately use bots to detect these kinds of comments and prevent them from being seen. How thoughtful of them.
Moreover, because the bots are not really perfect, sometimes the chapters are not ‘borrowed’ completely (as many of you might have seen already with my HnG chapters on some websites). As a result, the translators and the website admins are the ones blamed. Not only this, some people leave complaints on the original translation groups’ websites, saying that they are generally slow in comparison to other stealing websites. Online hating/complaints can hurt, especially when you are dedicating hours of your free time without any payment or whatsoever. As a result, several series get dropped. That’s basically one of the main reasons why some manga series you read suddenly stop getting translated.
And this is pretty much all I’ve experienced/learned through what? Just 6-7 chapters of one eechi romance manga. Imagine the pain of official translation teams who have to do 100+ projects out there.
Just to clarify, t’s not like I’m telling you to stop using these websites. Despite being a translator myself, I use Kissmanga often. What I wanted to do was to raise some awareness. If you guys see complaints/hating comments on other ‘aggregation websites’, you guys can be informed, share this knowledge with others and express your support/thanks to the translators. Through this simple act, you can help the manga community’s environment to be more friendly towards the translation teams and independent translators out there.
By doing so, you could possibly lower the risk of your or other people’s favorite series being dropped and just make someone out there feel happy. Who knows? Maybe more mangas might get translated.
And that’s why I wish to request this of you. Let’s be nice and respectful to each other.
#If you can leave a comment below or on My MAL,profile comment section (rather than the messages through friend requests. While they are still very nice to receive, I will admit it’s more convenient to see them at once on my profile comment section), I would greatly appreciate it. Your expression of thanks and support are what’ve driven me to come this far and will continue to do so.
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