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Everything Burrito
Jun 2, 2011



I don't know if you can search for it this way but Julian Publishing basically puts their stuff on like, every platform. That's where a lot of the KU manga came from. They're a jp publisher so idk if it would come up in a search though.

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DemoneeHo
Nov 8, 2017

Come on hee-ho, just give us 300 more macca




Uh, this seems like the most appropriate thread for this. Apparently humble bundle is selling a bundle of yaoi and bl manga. I have absolutely no idea on the quality of the titles involved.

https://twitter.com/humble/status/1387889652217126919

Probably could have picked a less awkward way to preface the bundle.

https://twitter.com/humble/status/1388599220530262020

It's like i'm back in 2006

Everything Burrito
Jun 2, 2011



oof, yeah...there are way more accurate/informative resources available for terms and such, and they're surely not that hard to find if they're taking the time to make something like that in the first place.

and husbando? what the gently caress

Everything Burrito fucked around with this message at 03:06 on May 2, 2021

YES bread
Jun 16, 2006


curious what "international fans" they're talking about since nearly everyone just calls it BL now

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




Lol yea. I'm still strongly considering buying that bundle...

Everything Burrito
Jun 2, 2011



Thought about this last night but you'd get downloadable copies of all of those right? The ones out of the bundle I already own are mostly through sites you just have to use their reader for, so that is a nice bonus.

If you aren't reading Simplified Pervert Romance you probably should be, it's really good (licensed by futekiya) and it's getting a 5th volume
https://twitter.com/dotBloom_web/status/1388795405207408640?s=20

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




gently caress i forgot to get the 6 month futekiya sub while it was half off!

Everything Burrito
Jun 2, 2011



humble bundle deleted that terrible tweet thank goodness

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




but..... husbando!!!!

SubNat
Nov 27, 2008



Hahaha, holy poo poo Scribd is bad. I mean sure, even if I had paid for the free trial period, I'd absolutely have gotten my money's worth. But holy poo poo what a bad platform design.
I checked the app today and everything I'd saved to check out later was gone... Because they had all become unavailable, and won't unlock until the next subscription period. Even a couple titles I had started on suddenly became unavailable.
Because they have an opaque content limiting system to prevent you being unprofitable, but they don't communicate this or show you limits or anything. Which just feels scummy when they aren't honest about it.

There's still a bunch of interesting things available, but since they just showed that they won't think twice about ripping something I'm currently in progress in away, I have 0 interest in engaging with the platform further.
What's the point of starting up this or that audio/book if there's a risk the platform suddenly goes 'ah ah ah, you've got to wait 2 weeks to hear the rest of this.' halfway through it?

So what I'm saying is, grab the free trial to check out some of the tokyopop books if you're interested, but I don't think I'd recommend using the service in the long run.
I assume stuff like manga and comics just makes the content/profit meter explode, compared to books where someone might grab one and be busy with it for a few days to a week, vs me burning through the 4 volumes of Fence! over an evening.

Everything Burrito
Jun 2, 2011



oh wow, thanks for sharing that experience. I'd hate to recommend it to someone without knowing they can just do stuff like that.

Everything Burrito
Jun 2, 2011



https://twitter.com/TheOASG/status/1389355070182002691?s=20
looking forward to getting this one, I read scans and it was really good if you like slow burn stuff
release is 6/1/2021

Xun
Apr 25, 2010



Oh wow I can't believe people are actually trying out scribd, that site has always seemed super, super shady, to me. It almost always showed up when I was doing some low effort searches for textbooks and even sometimes claims to have lecture notes from random courses when I'm searching for papers. It seems to have just way too much random stuff to be legit.

And it has mangas/audiobooks/random stuff and basically nobody has ever heard of it before despite it existing for years?

SubNat
Nov 27, 2008



I mean, the service and offering is legit. It's just completely ruined by the psychopathic thing a lot of companies do where they cannot admit any weakness or flaw with their platform, so they try to sweep the whole content limiting system under the rug.

Even if I had paid, I would have gotten my money's worth, since I blasted through maybe half a dozen or so Tokyopop books, plus the 4 volumes of Fence!.
But yeah, I would have been more understanding if there was a token system or some form of visible rate limiting, having it be hidden just rubs me the wrong way.
Also y'know, the fact that their content limiting system doesn't care if you're in-progress in a title when making it unavailable either.


As for My Summer of You, I think I read a scanlation of it as well, it's pretty cute. But did it ever get a sequel or something?
I vaguely remember it ending in a very 'oh yeah this'll continue in the next volume/series' manner. But I'm not sure if I'm mixing it up with a different series or not.

Everything Burrito
Jun 2, 2011



SubNat posted:

As for My Summer of You, I think I read a scanlation of it as well, it's pretty cute. But did it ever get a sequel or something?
I vaguely remember it ending in a very 'oh yeah this'll continue in the next volume/series' manner. But I'm not sure if I'm mixing it up with a different series or not.

It's 2 volumes and I think maybe there was a fairly long delay in vol2 getting scanned? I remember being pretty excited to see it continue because of the way vol1 sort of left things hanging.

SubNat
Nov 27, 2008



Looking it up, and that's what threw me, apparently the second volume is it's own series/sequel, so it's possible wherever I read it had them listed separately.

SubNat
Nov 27, 2008



Now that the bones of Mangadex are slooowly rattling back to life (test, read-only version of their api is up, but the site itself will likely take a decent while longer.)
I figured I'd rec a series I read a while ago and quite enjoyed: (And from a quick search through the thread, I don't think it's been mentioned in this thread before.)

Restart wa Tadaima no Ato de / Restart after coming back home ( https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=145462 )

After crashing and burning in Tokyo, 25-year old ex-salaryman Mitsuomi has crawled back to the hometown he'd left so long ago, and the family business he'd set aside.
Nothing's really changed in the years since he moved to Tokyo for high-school, except for Yamato, a new face who had moved to town after Kozuka left.
(And who is in the very elegant and not outdated Humble Bundle lingo: proper husbando material.)

I find it a breath of fresh air whenever I find something that -isn't- another high school setting, it's nice to have some young adult leads for once.
But I very much enjoyed it, it's a cute and chill little series of a guy returning to and reconnecting with his roots, alongside someone who lived there when he did not.

It's scanlation only, but if you're here I bet you know how to find 'em. (Scanlated by Exiled Rebels Scans)
The sequel/second volume has been translated as well, and is likely why the first volume got noticed and scanlated at all.

E: Mangadex is readable through api, so tachiyomi works. though it'll be a while until group's can upload and update again.

SubNat fucked around with this message at 22:29 on May 7, 2021

Watermelon Daiquiri
Jul 10, 2010




ohhhhh i really love non-hs settings too. Thanks for reccing it!

Everything Burrito
Jun 2, 2011



oh yeah that one is really really good! I think it also got a live action movie.


just an unrelated side note: the The Master List of Legal Online Manga Reading Sites finally updated again and it's a bit more thorough in the webtoon and BL manga distribution department now (they aren't separated as such but I see that futekiya is on there now).

Everything Burrito
Jun 2, 2011



I've mostly posted about regular manga but one of my current favorite webtoons just ended (the main story anyway it's still got some bonus chapters coming):

Unintentional Love Story
Wonyoung gets unjustly suspended from work after getting caught up in a corruption scandal. But when he accidentally discovers the chairman's favorite artist Yoon Taejun living under an alias, he is tasked with a tricky new mission. Could this be Wonyoung's chance to get his job back?

One of the things I really like about this one is that the characters' actions have consequences and they don't just get handwaved away to make the romance happen. It's also laid out more like a print comic so even though you still have the vertical scroll you get a full page of content with each scroll so the chapters feel very substantial instead of being 75% white space.

I'd also recommend checking out PIBI's other comic I Have a Boyfriend which is set in college with a couple of former middle school classmates who reunite and an old crush is rekindled.

Everything Burrito
Jun 2, 2011



New link added to the resource post on the first page:

quote:

Indiebound.org - Publishers running out of print copies is a huge issue right now and if you missed getting a copy of a manga when it was first released, it's very likely you're looking at OUT OF STOCK notices at most of the big distributors. This site is a great resource for finding print copies of books that are still in stock at smaller, independent bookstores. It's also a good alternative to ordering from amazon, especially in light of how they keep de-listing BL manga for no reason.

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Alder
Sep 24, 2013



SubNat posted:


E: Mangadex is readable through api, so tachiyomi works. though it'll be a while until group's can upload and update again.

I'm so glad Mandadex's eventual return

I'm so used to just reading the latest updates on Tachiyomi via Discord that I completely forgot any new chapters in the last few months or so due to

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