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Nov 28, 2010 5:03 AM

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The free download service of Love Hina manga on J-Comi website began on November 26th. The total number of the downloads has reached one million times in three days.

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Previous topic: Mangaka Akamatsu Ken To Launch Free Download Service of Discontinued Manga

Akamatsu Ken said the users have purchased significant number of items through the attached Amazon Associate program. He was perplexed to see they have bought not only his Negima manga but also USB cables and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei manga. He jokingly complained that it's humiliating to earn money with the help of Kumeta.

The beta test of Love Hina download will end in one month and Akamatsu will decide whether to launch J-Comi service assessing the performance of the beta test.

Source: Akamatsu's web diary
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Love hina is kinda outdated..

and I hate its ending btw...

was it continued by any chance??
Why are you watching the sequel of the anime that you loathe?
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Nov 28, 2010 5:24 AM

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One milion in three days? O_O
 
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Nov 28, 2010 5:37 AM

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And Akamatsu tweeted yesterday: "All these downloads and not ONE AMAZON AFFILIATE PURCHASE?" Oh well.
 
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Nov 28, 2010 6:03 AM

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Wow, that was a success.
 
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Nov 28, 2010 6:08 AM

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That's great! I was really hoping this would do well.
 
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Nov 28, 2010 6:14 AM

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Score 1 for technology :D
Can't wait to see how this will improve *thumbs up*
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Nov 28, 2010 6:22 AM

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that's just 1M in Japan, if he does this internationally I'm pretty sure it'll triple that and maybe more

hopefully if it does prove useful we may see Negima! on there up for downloads as well as other manga from his collaborators..
 
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Nov 28, 2010 6:43 AM

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....So Akamatsu has some kind of joking beef with Kumeta?
 
Nov 28, 2010 6:50 AM

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Funny, I read that it was the other way around...
 
Nov 28, 2010 6:50 AM

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Oh I thought he's complaining coz of this

"All these downloads and not ONE AMAZON AFFILIATE PURCHASE?"
 
Nov 28, 2010 7:03 AM

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Funny, I read that it was the other way around...

Yes, kinda misleading right?

 
Nov 28, 2010 7:19 AM

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So, as far as I'm reading here, the downloading business beta version that Akamatsu's handling is a success, right? then what's with the..

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vault2049 said:
Funny, I read that it was the other way around...

Yes, kinda misleading right?

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Nov 28, 2010 7:30 AM

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I can't really tell with my limited japanese, but I think in the web dairy entry he added another paragraph to the tweet, apologizing for not understanding how Amazon counts the purchases.

 
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Cashdaxxx said:
Love hina is kinda outdated..

and I hate its ending btw...


Something old is bad? And I loved Love Hina's ending, what else could you want?

Anyway 14 downloads from me alone, I own all of Love Hina but decided to grab them anyway, try to teach myself Japanese using it.
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Nov 28, 2010 8:27 AM

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Well that's nice...
Though it would be nice if they released translated ones as well x\
AND more manga other than Love Hina and Negima in the future...

underMebius said:
vault2049 said:
Funny, I read that it was the other way around...

Yes, kinda misleading right?
 
Nov 28, 2010 9:16 AM

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Hahaha, it's funny to see Akamatsu joking about Kumeta, two great manga authors in my opinion.

Million downloads in just three days. Either Love Hina is even more popular than I thought or maybe just many people REALLY want this thing to work.
 
Nov 28, 2010 9:37 AM

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They should add a donations button so they can keep i going for the people who do want it to work i would donate for something like this.
 
Nov 28, 2010 12:14 PM

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Good. With this business model coming up, acceptance for downloading manga will rise and soon all of my favourite manga will be up. Everything's going according to plan
 
Nov 28, 2010 1:02 PM

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Akamatsu, Kumeta and Hata Kenjirou (Hayate no Gotoku) crack jokes at each other like this every once in a while. They're friends.

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its great they are doing this maybe others will follow suit

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mitamaking said:
Cashdaxxx said:
Love hina is kinda outdated..

and I hate its ending btw...


Something old is bad? And I loved Love Hina's ending, what else could you want?

Anyway 14 downloads from me alone, I own all of Love Hina but decided to grab them anyway, try to teach myself Japanese using it.

I didn't said that something old is bad, did I? And the ending...You're satisfied with a 4 ep. rushed ending??
Why are you watching the sequel of the anime that you loathe?
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Nov 28, 2010 6:53 PM

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We all know this won't work. I'm pretty confident that the revenue won't cut it.
 
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Cashdaxxx said:
I didn't said that something old is bad, did I? And the ending...You're satisfied with a 4 ep. rushed ending??

This is your fault for actually watching the terrible anime version.


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Cashdaxxx said:
mitamaking said:
Cashdaxxx said:
Love hina is kinda outdated..

and I hate its ending btw...


Something old is bad? And I loved Love Hina's ending, what else could you want?

Anyway 14 downloads from me alone, I own all of Love Hina but decided to grab them anyway, try to teach myself Japanese using it.

I didn't said that something old is bad, did I? And the ending...You're satisfied with a 4 ep. rushed ending??


Sorry, I figured a discussion about downloading manga you were complaining about the manga's ending, the anime ends way before the manga, and the ending I did hear stunk. We were talking about two different endings.

And you said the biggest complaint was outdated, again I blame the anime, only good bit of the anime was Sakura Saku, the rest stunk.
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Nov 29, 2010 5:44 AM

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shame that the releases are not in english though.
 
Nov 29, 2010 5:55 AM

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not surprising cause love hina is a good manga
 
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mitamaking said:
Cashdaxxx said:
mitamaking said:
Cashdaxxx said:
Love hina is kinda outdated..

and I hate its ending btw...


Something old is bad? And I loved Love Hina's ending, what else could you want?

Anyway 14 downloads from me alone, I own all of Love Hina but decided to grab them anyway, try to teach myself Japanese using it.

I didn't said that something old is bad, did I? And the ending...You're satisfied with a 4 ep. rushed ending??


Sorry, I figured a discussion about downloading manga you were complaining about the manga's ending, the anime ends way before the manga, and the ending I did hear stunk. We were talking about two different endings.

And you said the biggest complaint was outdated, again I blame the anime, only good bit of the anime was Sakura Saku, the rest stunk.

I'll read the manga then...someday xD
Why are you watching the sequel of the anime that you loathe?
¬‿¬ And those guys who think they are elite because they watched (earlier or) more anime than others.
 
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