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Is CR respectable for manga scanlations?

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Is CR respectable for manga scanlations?
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Best translation & image quality I've seen.

The only down sides are the small catalog and being paid only.
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>>139924202
Being an EOP is not respectable.
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>>139924202
>Is CR respectable
no
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The translations and image quality are decent, their schedule is poor.
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Which scanlator is considered the best?
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>>139929503
hachimitsu scans
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>>139924202
No, not unless someone's helping them.

I fucking hate CR so fucking much.
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>paying for scanlations
You might as well just import the volumes and teach yourself Japanese at that point.
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>>139929661
what do you expect? this what happen if you want free scan but never donate or give support. No wonder ex-scanlator migrating to solid platform with guarantee payment
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Been pretty disappointed with the quality for everything I've checked out from them so far, though to be fair that's only a handful of things.

Still, there's really no excuse for shit like having no anti-aliasing for text in several chapters.
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>>139924202
Nobody should EVER buy CR for the manga.
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Other stuff I've seen includes what were originally color pages converted to grayscale, and just overall poor image quality. Shit like this is what I'd expect from scanlations, not from legit digital releases.
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>>139929754
>this what happen if you want free scan but never donate or give support
It really isn't. There have been scanlators since before I had Internet and there are scanlators today. There will probably always be scanlators.

And it's not scanlators that help when I say "helping them". Take "Sweetness & Lightning" for instance. The digital official release is good, but a competent seasoned publisher is helping them with it. Then take something like Jyoshikausei where you don't have to translate much but they still translate stuff wrong and sometimes the pages bleed into other pages.

All CR does is make getting manga more of a hassle. And do note: I am not purely against manga being distributed legally online. Actually, I have a viz manga subscription. Viz does solid work, in my opinion, and my only issue with them is some liberal localization.
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>>139929893
>>139929961
ya, stuff like this is in large part why I loathe them

if you're paying for it it should be expected that what you're paying for has been done well
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HorribleSubs is better. :^)
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Also, the fact they do basically no cleaning at all, even when it would be incredibly easy, is just so damn lazy.

The saddest thing is that they're still better than a lot of scanlations, but that really says more about scanlations than it does about CR.
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>>139924202
They're not scanning things though.
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>>139924202
I guess it's case by case. I think Shingeki and Inuyashiki are better than the scanlation. Inuyashiki especially looks completely different, there are so many details that are lost in the shitty scanlation.
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>>139930311
Honestly have seen so much scanlators that don't even differentiate between your and you're I take being lazy. What's with scanlators being mostly non-native English speakers?
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>>139930537
Based on the fact that you get pages like >>139929961 I wouldn't be surprised if they do actually get scans instead of the actual digital sources at times.
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>>139930269
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOCqCGBCH30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwxiSGv9gh4
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>>139929961
>what were originally color pages converted to grayscale
I don't know what chapters specifically had those, but if they were done from volumes, CR probably didn't get the color files in the first place since the publishers grayscale those themselves.

>>139930626
>What's with scanlators being mostly non-native English speakers?
Native English speakers are less likely to learn another language, so most translators are non-natives who learned both Japanese and English and neither one very well.
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>>139930626
It's mostly English speakers that get "your" and "you're" confused.
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>>139924202
The pages being so small/low quality isn't acceptable for what should be a professional service.
That's pretty much my only gripe with them, but it's a big one.
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>>139930269
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>>139930854
nah
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>>139930787
>but if they were done from volumes, CR probably didn't get the color files in the first place since the publishers grayscale those themselves.

Yeah, that's most likely the case, especially if they're getting scans of the physical volumes as a source, like I suspect is the case with this series for example. Like look at this page. It looks like a noisy scan, not something made from a clean digital source.
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>>139930989
For comparison, here's a grayscale page from digital release that's actually made from a digital source. Even though it's a JPG (like the page here originally was), CR's page should look much cleaner if it was made from a digital source instead of a scanned-in source.

So what you're getting (depending on the series) is effectively legal scanlations.
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>>139930885
I don't know if he's right, but I do.

I have trouble with homophones.
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>>139929961
>what were originally color pages converted to grayscale
That has more to deal with the fact that colour pages get grayscaled for tankoubon print, and if the publisher provides them tankoubon files, they are grayscale except for the cover.
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