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Teen arrested for distributing manga scans online

Sometimes you really have to wonder what goes through people's heads. On Saturday, an 18-year-old male student located in Katagami City in Akita Prefecture was arrested for distributing manga scans online. Now normally, I might si...


DMP's Digital Manga Guild reveals first Japanese partners

I don't care much for it, but digital manga has become pretty big in the otaku community. It's a shame, then, that the majority of that business comes from scanlations, which are, uh, not exactly legal. Still, I like the passion that comes ...


Kindle is not a manga lover's best friend

Remember earlier this month when Pedro wrote about Mangle?As the only Japanator editor with a Kindle, I've finally decided to test the program out. My verdict? Kindle can learn a thing or two from Mangle -- it's more convenient to read ille...


This is war: US, Japanese pubs combine to fight scans

If it wasn't on this whole time, you can be sure that it's on now, oh yes you can.What's on, you ask? The war against scanlation, that's what. Pretty much every major manga publisher on both sides of the Pacific have joined forces to form a...


Shameless self-promotion time: Gakuen Heaven

I'd suggest you all go and check out the latest release of Gakuen Heaven from Fusion Scans. No, not that Gakuen Heaven. This Gakuen Heaven. The series is incredibly ecchi, and should be saved for those of an appropriate age to read manga th...


MangaNovel tries to tempt scanlators with an iPod touch

Remember how I mentioned that MangaNovel was launching, and trying to get people to read manga with their service, as well as provide scanlators with a way to make money? Well, right now they're running a promotional contest for the &qu...


Toshiba and Manganovel to legitimize scanlations?

For those of you who enjoy spending your time making scanlations of all those series that will never get released over here (like No Bra and My Balls), now you can get paid for your work instead of asking for donations. Toshiba, of all peop...


Scanlation spotlight: No Bra

No Bra is an interesting little manga currently being scanlated by Dynasty Scans that I thought I'd mention to you all. The story is about two childhood friends, Yuki and Masato, who are living together in an apartment in Tokyo. Masato's ...


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