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Dec 5, 2010 11:45 PM

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Akamatsu Ken held a press conference with Horie Yui and announced that he will officially launch J-Comi service on January 10th 2011. Love Hina manga has been downloaded 1.7 million times in a week and 9% of the readers clicked the advertisement banners. Akamatsu said Shueisha (Shonen Jump) and Kodansha (Shonen Magazine) will cooperate with J-Comi.

Upcoming titles of the second beta test
a manga serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2007
an one-shot by Shinjou Mayu
"Kotsujiko Kanteinin Tamaki Rinichiro" (1996 - 2003, Super Jump)

From the second beta test to be held this month, companies will pay for the advertisements and the authors will receive all the revenues except the commissions paid to the PR agency.

Sources: Mainichi, ITmedia
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very good news

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Horie Yui has nothing to do with the manga though. I'm confused.
 
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Hope this expands to an English translated site.
Off-topic, I just realized "an one-shot" sounds awkward.
 
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Dec 6, 2010 12:12 AM

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Pw3age said:
Horie Yui has nothing to do with the manga though. I'm confused.
She voiced Naru in the anime, I'm sure they're friends.
 
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Dec 6, 2010 12:15 AM

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Nice Work
 
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Dec 6, 2010 12:17 AM

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Hope more mangakas get on this I just went there and clicked every ad I found and intend on doing so every day I can to repay for all the mangas I read.

Too bad I don't know how to read JAP or I would have really enjoyed it.
 
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Dec 6, 2010 12:26 AM

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Thumbs Up.
 
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I Approve.

Looks like this may just turn into a new business model. Then instead of publishing companies hunting downloaders and scanlators they may just invite them on board, seeing as some scans are in better English than the official ones
 
Dec 6, 2010 1:20 AM

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Hito-Shura said:
Hope more mangakas get on this I just went there and clicked every ad I found and intend on doing so every day I can to repay for all the mangas I read.

Too bad I don't know how to read JAP or I would have really enjoyed it.


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Dec 6, 2010 1:23 AM

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fuck yeah....Yui Horie xD

lol...Love Hina is actually making some noise this month...
"I hate the anime that everyone likes, I must be so f**king special"
 
Dec 6, 2010 1:25 AM

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This is great news.
 
Dec 6, 2010 2:27 AM

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Hopefully it will generate a lot of revenue so that it will be a viable solution for mangakas.
 
Dec 6, 2010 2:47 AM

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Thanks for the news!
 
Dec 6, 2010 2:52 AM

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kuroshiroi said:
Pw3age said:
Horie Yui has nothing to do with the manga though. I'm confused.
She voiced Naru in the anime, I'm sure they're friends.

Indeed, they are. Ahaha, it's starting! The revolution! xD

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Dec 6, 2010 4:02 AM

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wheres the english?
 
Dec 6, 2010 4:36 AM

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good news for them !
 
Dec 6, 2010 5:12 AM

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not a bad news for them
 
Dec 6, 2010 5:14 AM

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Good news, really happy for them.
 
Dec 6, 2010 5:18 AM

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dtshyk said:
the authors will receive all the revenues except the commissions paid to the PR agency.


Yay! This is wonderful news!
 
Dec 6, 2010 6:29 AM

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great ,, next step now Xd
i am going to be the i the one with the biggest manga pocket collgection

url=http://myanimelist.net/animelist/enerjak&sclick=1][/url]
 
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great ,, next step now XD
i am going to be the i the one with the biggest manga pocket collgection

url=http://myanimelist.net/animelist/enerjak&sclick=1][/url]
 
Dec 6, 2010 8:05 AM

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Woohoo! Hopefully it won't take long for it to be completely approved, then an international version of the site might pop up :D
 
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I downloaded those volumes of Love Hina, heck I even went to the underwear site (personalized underwear, it was interesting)

A Shonen Jump series from 2007, wonder what it is.
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Dec 6, 2010 8:45 AM

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herox3 said:
Hope this expands to an English translated site.
Off-topic, I just realized "an one-shot" sounds awkward.


It's also called "a" one-shot, it's because no matter how much one states it's an O, it still SOUNDS like Won, the same way hour is an hour because it sounds like Our and Yellow sounds like Jellow.
 
Dec 6, 2010 9:35 AM

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Looking good so far now the site needs more Mangaka to jump on this bandwagon of win.


 
Dec 6, 2010 10:07 AM

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An awesome evolution ....
 
Dec 6, 2010 10:34 AM

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I hope someday at least all out of print manga will be made available in this fashion.
 
Dec 6, 2010 3:18 PM

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sweet!



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sweet!



"If only if only, the woodpecker cried, the bark on the tree was as soft as the sky" || ♪My mind, heart is broken♫
 
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YEEEESSSS!!! At long last!! I wish they would more series to it... I would really look forward to that!!
 
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