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DMP 1000 + Manga online using scanlators

While doing my daily check on AnimeNews for updates I saw that DMP is looking for scanlation groups to help bring 1000 + manga online digitally and legal. I had read this recently over at Yaoi review. Now I have found it on AnimeNews. It looks like it is mainly going to BL stories first. If a title performs well it will put the book in print.

What do you think? Could this be good for scanlation groups? or will we be able to get more BL manga legal and cheaper then we do know?

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Jun. 18th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
Interesting. I know once there was a fan scanlation site, but the choices in books were terrible, and I think people maybe got $0.02 per book.

So I wonder what is being planned. Will they contact Nakama, Dangerous Pleasures, Liquid Passion, etc to see if they want to sell their prior scanlations to them and then continue to put up new scans? There's a pooh load of scans out there. There would be some pluses out there:

1. All scans could be found on one-site.
2. DMP could know who is doing which project so maybe they could stop repeat projects

Now the down side would be so many groups are possessive and think they are the best, I'm not sure if they'd play well with others. Free manga would now have to be paid for (but I am sure people would still find a way to get copies and share it somewhere for free).

Would DMP have quality control? Not to say that I don't appreciate all the free goodies I get, but I am sure some groups wouldnot appreciate being told what to do or how to do it.

Again, hmm.....

Here's another link: http://theyaoireview.com/2010/06/11/yaoi-news-digital-manga-looking-to-hire-scanlators/

And I guess go over on Aarinfantasy for more info on it.

Edited at 2010-06-18 01:11 am (UTC)
Jun. 18th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah I am curious how it will all work. I appreciate all of the groups that provide scans and I can tell some do not play nice with others. But maybe if they are all in one spot and getting money they will be better.

I am not sure if they are going to contact the groups or have the groups contact them. I have to agree I can see plus's all around and the negative. But at least it would be a start to get the stories out and be legal and not have to worry about someone coming after the groups.

I am waiting to see how this all plays out in the next few years.
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