What are you reading, /a/? Having any trouble?
>i will NEVER remember kanji
>pre-ultimate of the series
>just finished reading the raw for the month
>has to wait another month for the next issue
Monthly release is true suffering.
I rarely read manga, but do hunt for (digital)vols of a specific series. I can't into share and db listings give no results in availability. Seems what I got are all rips that an Anon bought.
>he spends 18 hours a day doing nothing but shitposting, for no real reason
Can we discuss LN here too or only manga? JP doesn't have enough activity for LN threads to actually get any discussion there.
I assume VNs go on /jp/ or DJT (for difficulty-related questions and learner recommendations since the /jp/ thread fucking hates that shit)
I'm working through this pretty slowly in my spare time, I'm still on genki 2 but surprisingly I actually recognize a lot of the kanji
This is a large part of why I'm hesitant to get into raw manga. My vocab is high enough now that looking up vocab probably won't be as time consuming or inconvenient now, but finding raws online seems like a pain considering scanlation groups refuse to share their raws and TLs are very often posted before the raw (if the raw even ever gets posted).
That and I don't even know where I'd start with manga whereas I already have a pretty sizable backlog of VNs and LNs. Maybe I'll see if I can get my hands on some raws for Amanchu and/or Orange since they're getting adaptations next season.
>but finding raws online seems like a pain
And of course, there's always you know
purchasing the actual books. Raw manga is really the only form I buy manga in, personally.
Official Daily Japanese Thread DJT #1512
Cornucopia of Resources / Guide
Read the guide before asking questions.
So I just read some cool 漫画 and 小説, I learned so much Japanese it's just incredible, I don't even need this thread anymore as my Japanese has skyrocketed just from reading the pictures with advanced grammar.
Why are manga so inferior to VNs?
VN authors are better at writing, VNs have music and voice acting and colour, VNs are produced as complete products instead of shipped out in little bits monthly, as the mangaka comes up with random filler crap to meet his deadlines.
There's literally no reason to read manga ever over VNs.
There's plenty of manga which never gets ripped though, PD and Share aren't used as much anymore anyway. If it's not on Nyaa you'd have better luck looking at Japanese DDL sites.
hi djt sent me
things are kind of hectic over there right now so im going to be in your guys' care for a little while よろしくです
by the way i think the last manga i read was 紫色のクオリア and it was a piece of shit
Plenty of manga upped to nyaa are from people who downloaded them off P2Ps. I'm sure it's mostly more popular manga that get upped there, anyway. Not to mention that on P2Ps, it's easier to find monthly chapters, instead of just tanks.
Or weekly I guess, if you're into that.
As for things that don't get scanned at all, yeah that just can't be helped. See spoiler.
My browser and antivirus freaked the fuck out to the point that it wouldn't load it, is it actually safe?
I'm too paranoid to store and distribute encrypted cheese pizza on my computer.
purchasing the actual books
What's the cheapest and easiest way to buy a single series or a single volume of a series?
i mean hopefully to just chat and mingle with some folks who arent hella fuckin gay and maybe check out some new mangas since if you look at my post it might be pretty clear ive been out of the manga game so to speak for a good bit
>What's the cheapest and easiest way to buy a single series or a single volume of a series?
that or find a friend that lives in japan and have them proxy for you
I've never used PD, but I've been using Share for almost 10 years now. Sure, there are a few fakes, but it's usually incredibly rare, unless you're using the program to download porn or something. If you're a bit apprehensive, it helps to use the Shareファイル検索 when you're just starting out, since they're pretty good at pointing out the fakes, which are usually just zips full of images of penises, anyway.
I almost tricked myself into getting a manga magazine subscription because I liked their flagship titles, but it turns out that I didn't much like the other stuff serialized in it.
Dodged a bullet there.
When you start to understand Japanese, you gradually recognize subs and scanlations are bullshit.
Subs aren't that bad most of the time, but most scanlations are pretty bad since a lot of them are done either by learners, google translate, or are a translation of an already dodgy translation (like translating a Korean translation to English).
I'm too retarded so I learned kana, hiragana, basic vocab and grammar and then got fucked once I realised that kanjis have multiple fucking readings based on how they're used and basically I'm retarded. I also have no idea how anki decks work. Everyday I'm telling myself I'm gonna start learning in a few weeks but that goes on for over a year already.
Finished this one. Pretty strange ending but whatever.
>New Game sucks, just so you know.
Ahh, I guess I'll just go with the adaptation then.
>Haven't read Amanchu but the Aria manga is good.
Yeah, Aria being so highly praised is why I'm interested in reading it. Will probably go with this first and try Orange afterwards.
I heard this is the new /djt/ with less shitposting so here's the memes
I'm reading Jitsu wa Watashi wa weekly and just finished all Oshiete Galko-chan chapter that is available.
I'm searching for Ooya-san wa Shishunki but no luck. Is there any of that manga online at all? Translated or not.
If you're aiming to just be able to speak fluently, you can just memorize the utmost basic kanjis and put the rest on hold while you practice your speaking, it's easier that way.
I can pretty much go into some random izakaya and maintain a conversation but I'm considered illiterate for my level
>It didn't look like a festival so I was confused
It doesn't look like a festival because it isn't. It's after school, the day before summer vacation. Everyone is gathered outside.