Try reading the thread again for the word "Question" I put in bold twice.
Yes, the discussion about VIZ's publishing and editing practices must have been rather misplaced in a forum discussing an interview with a editor of VIZ and their online distribution futures.
That would make sense if VIZ wasn't already publishing the same series twice in different formats. They are publishing what they call the VIZ Big series. Basically three volumes of the regular manga in one larger version. That would be the perfect opportunity to produce a an uncut version of the manga in a different format, but it's just the same censored version in a different package. They already know there is a market out there for uncut versions of the anime. They distribute two different version of the anime.
If they were producing to the demands of the audience, scanlations wouldn't be such a problem for them. I know a lot of scan sites that dropped series published by Yen Press and Kodansha, because they saw these companies doing authentic versions of the series.
VIZ can't say they don't want users to read scanlations when they refuse to put out a product that meets the scans for authenticity. Not long ago in Naruto, VIZ painted out a cigarette and lighter from the mouth and hands of Shikamaru. It looked idiotic to show the character on the page making the motions of lighting a cigarette with nothing in his hands and mouth. This was suppose to be a touching scene of him saying goodbye to his chain smoking teacher, but they made it into this ridiculous scene that made no sense.
In my favorite manga series, Detective Conan; they changed all the names of the characters to Europeans. It's a series that takes place in Tokyo, but none of the protagonists are even Japanese by the way it's published in the US. I've even seen translation errors. It's a murder mystery series that gets the evidence wrong.
That's your assumption. Quite frequently I see Kodansha manga outselling VIZ in best sellers lists. VIZ is the only publisher that continues this level of censorship and alteration of the original content. It wasn't that long ago VIZ had layoffs. I haven't seen any of that from the other manga publishers.
Fullmetal Alchemists is coming to an end in the US. The Naruto manga also looks to be winding down to a finale not far off. When those two end, VIZ will be taking a major hit. They just publish a lot of book and once, some of them poorly.
Question: With the amount of censorship and alterations done, where does the English reading audience have to go for the authentic story if VIZ wont publish uncut versions of manga in the very way it produces uncut anime DVDs? Why is the anime audience offered a choice, but not the manga readers? I go to scanlations, because I know they wont censor.
Question: Why should readers choose VIZ online manga when scanlations wont censor the art or change character names?
Other publishers are better about manhwa. Good rule of thumb I have. Don't trust VIZ to ever do anything. They've done little to deserve it. Yen Press and Kondansha US are doing great work.
That's an assumption. They could very well say that chapters wont come out in the US until two or three week after it's released in Japan. That's more than enough time to alter art and text of content. Keeping sound effects in is utterly meaningless if they continue what they have been doing for years. What would be the point of them releasing the simulcast manga that's different than the physical book that's released?
Are they really going to publish Detective Conan online with the real Japanese names. That would completely contradict what they actually publish in the U.S. Another example is how they painted out the cigarette and lighter from Shikamaru's hand in Naruto. In that case, the murder of Asuma was fine to see in detail, but smoking was taboo.
I'm willing to accept them if they actually do start to change their ways, but I'm not going to be the least bit surprised when they show they don't. Even on the off chance they don't alter the online version, how does that make them any better if the physical book they publish is then censored?
Manga simulcast will be utterly pointless if they continue to censor and alter. The audience that is reading online goes for the authentic story. That's not something VIZ is well known for.
This has been an issue for a few weeks. I've been able to add manga volumes and series fora while now with no trouble. Recently. when I try to add a new volume to a series. It requires an image for the cover. I have the pictures I need, but the "Add an Image" button on the page doesn't do anything. I press it over and over again, but the prompts to upload the image never appears.
I can't add pictures that are only in a personal Image Gallery into the wiki. It has to be added by the person who downloaded the original photo. Just hit Edit This Page then the text "Upload images for this book".
The text editing tools don't seem to work. I can't seem to get the H3 header to work, and the Bold an
d Italic buttons don't do anything. The Strikeout button works, but I can't undo it. As you can see where I tested it on the "Italic". The Underline button is working.
I'm using Firefox 6.0
Taken care of.
Prince Lotor should be fine since that is what he was called in the original dubs. He shows up in searches when you type Lotor.
I don't see why since that is her official full name. It's not going to effect the search.
Don, and DAMN that was a huge list.
I wish they would get rid of that Cat Girl image. It's not even drawn well.
One Piece is one of my favorite manga/anime series. Detective Conan is my all time favorite, but the US version was butchered. One Piece is having a really big event on October 1st this year that could be great for new anime fans. I wrote an article for the news page talking all about it. HERE
A movie I would highly recommend that has action, story, drama, and romance is Summer Wars. This is a link to a blog I wrote that has a trailer for Summer Wars and an official clip for the first three minutes of the film. HERE
I'm a mod on Anime Vice. Never feel shy about asking if you ever need help. I like to help out new users when possible.
Fire Fox 6
I've been trying to upload images, but they never seem to load. It will reach 10% then freezes.
I wanted to get into Eden of the East, but FUNimation took down most of the series off their websites. I don't want to buy movies without seeing the series they're based on. It's just way too much of an investment. Which kind of sucks since the movies look pretty good.
Spice and Wolf has a great romance behind it, but the series is heavily influenced by economics and just kept going over my head in many parts. I just stayed in for the characters. I also a big fan of the voice actors who do the leads in the Japanese version. Also, the opening song for season one is so good.
I watched the first episode of Hero Tales. It was nice, but I just never got back to it.
I actually want to try and contact FUNimation about the Black Lagoon Roberta's Blood Trail series. Last year, they talked about a 2011 release date, but it had production delays in Japan. I'm curious if those delays will be effecting their US release.
It is nice to see a desire for making more video content. I just can't think of much to ask you.