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Square Enix To Release Fullmetal Alchemist Manga Online In US and France

by dtshyk
Jul 21, 2010 10:46 PM | 50 Comments
According to Mainichi, Square Enix will launch an online service for providing manga including Fullmetal Alchemist and Soul Eater in North America and France this autumn. The number of titles and the amount of the charge haven't been announced yet. Square Enix intends to meet the demand of the foreign readers and to control the pirated scanlations.

Source: Mainichi

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So because I'm from the Netherlands instead of France I can't read official online manga? @*&!! And when going to the websites that host them now I'll read: "We're shut down, please read it the legal way =)"
thats what I call discrimination

Aug 2, 2010 7:45 AM by bleeb

d4n13lr0x said:
Onibokusu said:
d4n13lr0x said:
Great idea from Square Enix. I hope they don't make it something like pay to view, although I can understand that somewhat if they decide that...


SquareEnix said:
A SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS account will be needed to access the Digital Manga Store that is scheduled to launch this Fall, 2010.

Oh well that's great. Now even reading manga will cost me money.

Daw muffin.
Now you can't just STEAL.
Poor baby.

Jul 31, 2010 6:22 PM by Sabinlerose

Already check the site... wow... did other read online have "flash-based" streaming like that ?
that a rip-off ? or that a their own invention ?
I'm willing to pay after visit the site, as long the price is reasonable though.

Btw "printscreen" button can make them lose many money

Jul 28, 2010 1:11 PM by fertygo

Yes, France it's the larger manga market of Europe. The manga&anime is a really important phenomen in my country.


It's not only FMA and Soul Eater...

]L'éditeur japonais Square Enix, plus connu en France en tant qu'éditeur de jeux vidéo (Final Fantasy,...), annonce la création de sa plateforme de lecture et de téléchargement de manga numériques.

Vous pouvez d'ores et déjà lire des chapitres des séries FullMetal Alchemist, Soul Eater, Black Butler et Satan 666 sur la plateforme qui est accessible à l'adresse suivante http://www.square-enix.com/eu/fr/manga/

De nouvelles séries (Sumomomo Momomo, Pandora Hearts, Shikabane Hime, Jusqu'à ce que la mort nous sépare,...) seront bientôt déployées.

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M-S

And we have already these mangas in France :

FMA, Soul Eater, Sumomomo Momomo, Satan666 : by Kurokawa
Pandora Hearts, Until the death... : Ki-oon
Shikabane Hime : Kaze Manga
Black Butler : Kana

I don't enjoy this news. And the French publishers ?

Jul 27, 2010 7:54 AM by ZGMF_Balmung

FUCK YES FINALLY I CAN GET THOSE !!!! WHEN AUTUMN COMES OF COURSE ^_^

Jul 25, 2010 11:37 AM by NinjaSassy

OtakuGamer said:
Out of all the country's in Europe, why France? :/

France has an enormous manga and comics market - most definitely the largest in Europe. They get a lot of manga the rest of the world outside of Japan will never see. Scrap population differences, France probably has a larger manga market than America.

Jul 25, 2010 11:23 AM by Touka

Fai said:
d4n13lr0x said:
People who steal scanalations from scanlators and love money generated from ads of their websites so much they degrade the stolen scanlation image quality/resolution and provide it are why they are going against half-assed "online manga' websites like one manga..


fix'd.

I meant IRC feeds of scanlators and their sites... that trickle down into manga hosting sites like MangatoShokan or Onemanga,etc.

Jul 24, 2010 11:35 PM by Kelun

OtakuGamer said:
Out of all the country's in Europe, why France? :/
HaremAllMighty said:
WHAT??
France gets it but not Britain.
I officailly hate this idea.
Err... that's simple: France=First manga consumer in the world, after Japan. That said, providing this service for the US and not France would be stupid.

Jul 24, 2010 7:41 PM by Yukimusha

d4n13lr0x said:
People who steal scanalations from scanlators and love money generated from ads of their websites so much they degrade the stolen scanlation image quality/resolution and provide it are why they are going against half-assed "online manga' websites like one manga..


fix'd.

Jul 24, 2010 4:22 AM by Fai

kennikitty said:
d4n13lr0x said:

Oh well that's great. Now even reading manga will cost me money.

You've ever heard, that manga is not a free service and scanlations are piracy? It's because of people like you that manga publishers are going against scanlations.
(as for me, I read online and buy)

Lmao, how much manga/anime do you buy compared to how much you read and watch online? You're in the same boat as me. Idc if you buy, you're still reading online. And yeah, I don't buy manga. You know why? Do I really want to spend $15 on a manga tank of outdated manga that I have to drive more than 30 minutes to the local closest bookstore with only Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, Fruits Basket, and 5 other titles? Please. Would I buy manga/anime online? Yeah, and I have. Bought several series of anime: Clannad, Claymore, FMA, and To Aru Kagaku no Railgun straight from Japan with extra shipping/handing. It cost me a fucking fortune of about 2-3 weeks worth of part time work 5 days a week. All for just 5 series. All Japanese. Now then, if I would try to buy all the series I would have to cut spendings on food, rent, etc that I need to spend on. And you know what? It isn't the same as going to a site with a large library that I can pick and choose to indulge myself. Sorry, but you do the same. People like me? Don't begin the insults please. They could care less about me. People who share and love manga/anime so much they handle sites and provide it are why they are going against scanlations.

Jul 23, 2010 11:16 PM by Kelun

d4n13lr0x said:

Oh well that's great. Now even reading manga will cost me money.

You've ever heard, that manga is not a free service and scanlations are piracy? It's because of people like you that manga publishers are going against scanlations.
(as for me, I read online and buy)

Jul 23, 2010 12:48 AM by kennikitty

Onibokusu said:
d4n13lr0x said:
Great idea from Square Enix. I hope they don't make it something like pay to view, although I can understand that somewhat if they decide that...


SquareEnix said:
A SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS account will be needed to access the Digital Manga Store that is scheduled to launch this Fall, 2010.

Oh well that's great. Now even reading manga will cost me money.

Jul 22, 2010 3:03 PM by Kelun

nice

Jul 22, 2010 2:50 PM by Mr_Gutts

d4n13lr0x said:
Great idea from Square Enix. I hope they don't make it something like pay to view, although I can understand that somewhat if they decide that...


SquareEnix said:
A SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS account will be needed to access the Digital Manga Store that is scheduled to launch this Fall, 2010.

Jul 22, 2010 2:48 PM by no-thanks

yuck..online manga
When i see e-books with a protection account where everything that you bought is listed so you never loose it for good we can talk >.<

Jul 22, 2010 1:21 PM by Angra-Mainyu

Well, it's better than nothing.

Plus this is only the beginning.
I think it's too soon to call off the idea as "bad".
I rather they start out with a few places first, then expand and make manga more widely available to other countries if the idea works well. You never know.

Jul 22, 2010 1:07 PM by Bunny-kins

Oh, so I guess that's why onemanga.com has to close down?

And yeah, please the US and France! What's with all the other countries? Thanks guys. *irony*

Jul 22, 2010 12:52 PM by kennikitty

Oh darn. This just made my day even better (sarcasm). This, and the fact that OM is shutting down.

Jul 22, 2010 11:59 AM by fluxin42

Great idea from Square Enix. I hope they don't make it something like pay to view, although I can understand that somewhat if they decide that...

Jul 22, 2010 11:08 AM by Kelun

Hopefully this doesn't stop companies from making a book version, because when I buy a book, I like to have a book.

This can be either a very good idea or a terrible idea.

Jul 22, 2010 10:42 AM by SSJLuffy

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