Online on Batoto.
And sometimes on kissmanga, if I can't find what I was looking for.
>iPad 1st gen since launch
>openssh setup so i can right click on zip/rar/cbr manga file and send it to icomic on my ipad on either my windows machine or macbook
>can also download zips using icab browser and send to icomic
>comfy as all fuck
>don't even need to upgrade devices since battery life on this old thing is still great nearly 6 years later
>haven't spent a thin dime on localized manga since 2010
>device has paid for itself several times over (used to buy couple volumes a month)
I used to use my PSP. i shit you not. i even had this program that would automatically take the contents of a folder and resize the images to fit the PSP screen (480x360 or someshit). it was a fucking pain to read when scanlators used some weird font choices, but for the most part it was usable LOL
For ongoing shit I go to batoto, or some shitty low quality online site if it's licensed and banned there.
If I'm gonna marathon something I download good scans and read them on my tablet.
I thought it was a bit funnier than Nichibros, because it's much more flexible plot-wise and is free to explore a wider variety of topics.
Just look up his name and you should find it easily.
usually something like this
I just got a tablet this Christmas, the dreaded thing is horrible.
I can't find the most comfy position to read it on my bed.
This is pure torture. There is a promise land of manga and comfy, and I've yet to find it.
Got a 9.6 inches tablet this Christmas and it's really fucking neat.
I'm just reading the shit I already had downloaded on my computer but I still haven't found the definite downloading app for it.
PerfectReader a best.
I read on my nexus 10
Use Manga Rock and Comicrack for mangas.
It's great for reading high resolution very detailed manga while stationary like Otoyomegatari or something.
Otherwise, I defer to the Nexus 7. It's a similar resolution, but it's much more comfy for reading in bed or carrying around.
I use auto-color on Perfect Viewer. Sometimes I use Gwenview. I used to use Irfan.
Can you record your manga to uncompressed FLAC?
I bought another monitor and put it in portrait mode for manga but reading at my desk is so uncomfortable. Laying in bed as you go to sleep is way better
The fuckers remove like half the decent series, still a lot of decent stuff there but it becomes really frustrating. I only use online readers for new chapter updates anymore, if I want to catch up to a series or read a finished one I just grab it off the place.
Because I can't really figure out how to use it, and don't feel like bothering with it. Also it seems a little on the slow side, and doesn't load as fast as I'd like it to. I haven't found anything wrong with Kissmanga, or at least no gripes I can come up with. No reason to switch just because /a/ told me to.
Is there any IRC channel for manga discussion even?
>I can't really figure out how to use it
I don't even go to batoto anymore. All I do is download mango from sekrit club and check on mangaupdates if there's any chapter that isn't in there.
>try to use it to read a manga
>search it and find it
>no way to actually read it, just brings me to a summary/comments page
Yeah, I guess I'm stupid. In any case, even if it's just because I'm blind as a bat, kissmanga is just simple and easy. That's all I ask for.
At least it doesn't resize every single page and adds a watermark. I have no idea if kissmanga does that but I'll stick to downloading it.
How do you even afford that. If I buy physical copies I do of those that I liked and during
Saló del Manga de Barcelonabecause it's cheaper, and it's still about 6-7€/volume.
thanks for recomending this, just installed it, loving it so far.
btw, Im using a tablet that amazon sell for 50 bucks, simply called Fire, it gets the job done, quite nice for 50 bucks
it sucked dick on pc after my scroll wheel broke and i never liked reading it on my monitor anyway
i bought a tablet on black friday and it is pretty enjoyable to read again. the only thing that sucks is how 2 page spreads are handled and i wish that i could turn the pages with my eyes
>I bet they'll remove that feature, so they force you to make an account to login to Batoto.
The account thing is actually not too bad though, I just add series I'm reading to my reading list and have it push RSS notifications to my phone or desktop. Quite convenient.
If you don't wish to make an account because of some point of principle then keep on carrying on.
Bless the few of you that actually upload stuff once it comes out. Far better than going to each scanlator's website individually.
So would any of you be interested in an /a/ manga discussion IRC channel seeing that there's none and if there's any I'll assume that they're pretty much cancer or should I just fuck off?
One guy on the thread said that he used iComic on his iPad, so I'll make a wild guess and say that that one's better.
>there will never be a easy to use UI that would let you follow specific anime/manga, automatically download new releases, and notify you when you have something to consume.
Setting up RSS every season is a pain and way too much effort. I have tried researching ways of automating the whole process, but no dice so far.
On my tiny iphone 4 screen, or on my nice 24 inch monitor, usually the former though, planning on getting a new phone soon though
Not that way, obviously.
>Books don't need batteries
>Someone steals my book, I don't lose my whole fucking collection.
>Book gets wet, I still have a readable book.
>I can resell my physical books
>I can loan one book out and not my whole collection
>My books go up in value
>New book Smell can't be downloaded
That being said Vertical is printing Mysterious Girlfriend X.
Big phones still aren't meant for manga or anything, the text becomes literally for ants. I can mostly read stuff on my Note 3, but I constantly have to zoom in and crap if a page is particularly wordy or something. Stick with treating your phone mostly as a phone, not a tablet, it will not suffice.
I use ComicGlass, personally.
I'll never understand people who read on their phones, especially image-rich stuff such as comics and manga. It sounds like a huge pain, I'd rather just read on my computer at that point.
I use ComicRack on PC and have my TV as a second monitor so I can read while in bed. The library is a godsend for keeping everything organized and it automatically tracks all of my reading. It's free but I don't know about the mobile apps. There may be a free version with less features or something and a pay version, but I don't know. All I have is a phone, and reading on that is a shit experience.
>everything is bait
well when you dont ever leave your house reading on your phone isnt really something you would think of now is it
>complaining about having to zoom in
next level first world probmlem
>next level first world probmlem
This isn't /pol/.
You can still do it, but it feels really clunky, and unless you're a giant or carry your phone in a bag/purse, you will feel it being a giant slab in your pocket.
Resized images, ugly watermark or whatever that is down there that trigger autists like me, and some other stuff I end up forgetting with time and all the times I've said this shit. Why is there no mangafox copypasta?
CDisplayEx, or Comix on loonix.
>tfw kindle paperwhite is just not quite a large enough screen to comfily read manga with smaller fonts/text density
>tfw kindle paperwhite loads pages like a fucking 15 year old blackberry and scrolling is garbage
>tfw 1 gig of space and no color
What should I invest in for my portable manga needs? If possible, something that is strictly an e-reader and not a tablet.
Dunno what kind of luck there is to be had with straight-up e-readers. A lot of people use Nexus 7's. They're dirt cheap at this point, and can be easily used both for acquisition and consumption of mongolian snake paintings.
I wonder if a cheap windows tablet is worth it, just for the sake of having an actual computer but in the correct form factor.
>If possible, something that is strictly an e-reader and not a tablet.
That's a tall order. E-readers are made for novels, not anything that's image-rich. All of the points you mentioned don't matter at all in that use-case, as text is scalable, easy to load, and the tiniest type of data, in terms of storage-space.
Just find a decent 7-8" android tablet, the market is flooded with them.
>books take up an obscene amount of space
>stop living in the ghetto
>I've seen plenty of books destroyed by water damage
>or you could just download them for free
>or you could tell your friends to download them for free
>if you're investing in an antiquated medium, you're retarded
>stop using tablets and get an e-reader
>buy a book for a dollar and rub it over your face while you're reading
Same but my nexus 10 is in the midst of dying, I think the battery's starting to give out to. Ordered a pixel c and am hoping the hardware can finally play proper 10bit mkvs or any amount of grain. My nexus always had issues with that.
I'm overall conflicted regarding manga because most stuff, especially old stuff is in shit quality.
I'm thinking about learning japanese and importing japanese manga since the situation is hopeless.
I signed up to AB to see if their channel had anything of interest and it was either dead, or shit worth NOPE'ing out of there for. For fucks sakes, can you even discuss manga?
> mfw no one uses IRC anymore
Actually, IRC is the only tool of online communication I actually use. That's why nobody can really get through to me since I don't use Skype, facebook, ICQ, Hangouts or whatever is popular right now.
From what I have seen japanese manga is pretty cheap. The importing costs themselves could end up pretty expensive but it's still pocket change if I read only around 10 volumes a month.
The money isn't the problem. The major problems are learning japanese and what I should do with the useless junk that will pile up if I'm actually buying manga since I'm no collector by any means.
>My books go up in value
In the case of most books, no they don't. Certainly not if you intend to actually read the damn things. Books actually lose their value even faster than consumer electronics.
Use my laptop most of the time or rarely buy it and read it physically if its something I really like and the translation isn't bad.
Is an Amazon Fire or a similar tablet good for reading manga and comic books digitally? I would love to just read in my bed without having to worry about damaging a book.
Eh the only other things I saw around were other programs to download manga except they just give a bunch of error messages.
Seems easier to read online at this point, or buy a new tablet.
Most of the time picrelated +
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 that was gifted to me last year just to be sold recently
Tried using a setup as >>135282700 for my battlestation and 42" smart tv with phone as a remote.
there are some that are just impossible to find online though
I've been searching for a decent "streaming" of berserk and it's fucking impossible, every single site has absolute dogshit scans or pages that have been resized so fucking much it's impossible to even read it
Same old bullshit with all online readers. They rip from everyone else though and you can't upload there directly. Therefore, if something is missing from Batoto (its primary source), it will source it from other watermarked garbage sites instead (and then never replace it either).
I should try how well manga reads on my Kindle on of these days
>every single site has absolute dogshit scans or pages that have been resized so fucking much it's impossible to even read it
This is a frequent problem with a lot of older series but it's not like anyone wants to go back and bring them up to standard.
Sometimes the only scans available are shit where there's two pages always stuck together, it's a real pain.
girlfriendput android on my kindle fire hd and I use zingbox because it can sync and download manga. I tried out mangawatcher by recommendation from one of you but it's so shitty oh my god. I moved my whole plan-to-read-list over and the servers died for a week promptly after doing so. The website doesn't recognize manga posted after May of this year and the whole thing is just slow and tedious.
I really miss the tags I could give manga in mangawatcher though, now I have a 200-manga 'favorites' page and I have to use the download page to actually find manga I'm reading right now opposed to what I want to read.
Also there's a thread in /t/ which has a whole catalog of manga you can download, it's only 190gb and has a lot of titles, I'll have to install another app to read downloaded manga though. Shucks.
Considering a Surface is a PC tablet that actually functions like a PC, that gives it the edge over an iPad is many departments.
You could install MPC-HC on it and watch everything as you usually would with no extra steps involved.