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    Shonen Jump Change. Again.

    So, I open up my email, and I find this:

    Hey Subscriber!

    You may have heard, but SHONEN JUMP is going from monthly and on paper to WEEKLY and DIGITAL starting in 2012. The new digital version of the magazine will be called Weekly SHONEN JUMP Alpha and the first issue goes on sale January 30, 2012.

    As a subscriber to SHONEN JUMP magazine, YOU ARE ALREADY SET TO RECEIVE Weekly SHONEN JUMP Alpha FOR UP TO 1 YEAR AT NO ADDITIONAL FEE. Here’s what you will get:

    1. New chapters every week of Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Bakuman, Toriko, and Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan just TWO WEEKS after they first appear in Japan!
    2. Read Weekly SHONEN JUMP Alpha on your PC or Mac computer at vizmanga.com OR as an app on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.
    3. Up to one year’s worth of digital issues depending on your current subscription status.
    4. Delivery of the monthly print magazine to your home until your current subscription ends or March 2012 (when the final issue of the print magazine arrives), whichever comes sooner
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    I might actually stop reading scanlations now.

    EDIT: Dammit it all, I somehow put this in videogames. Could a mod move this?
    Last edited by Bacon_Barbarian; 10-21-2011 at 03:15 PM.
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    ハリセン クラプ Ace Pitcher Hayashida's Avatar
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    Wait I don't get why you're not satisfied. You're getting weekly manga instead of monthly. So what's the problem?

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    It's not a problem... I think he's trying to point out how cool it is.
    Finally! Manga is moving into the digital age *__*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayashida View Post
    Wait I don't get why you're not satisfied. You're getting weekly manga instead of monthly. So what's the problem?
    I'm not ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Slurpee View Post
    It's not a problem... I think he's trying to point out how cool it is.
    Finally! Manga is moving into the digital age *__*
    This. As long as they keep Tankobon around, I'm happy.
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    999 Knights Member Regantor's Avatar
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    I guess it's good considering you are getting new work faster, but...

    Paying for Digital Comics has always seemed like a bit of a bad move to me... Loosing all the comics I paid for due to a virus? Needing electrical power to read a comic book? Thanks but no thanks. There is a reason why even increda-good webcomics are free....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon_Barbarian View Post
    I'm not ...



    This. As long as they keep Tankobon around, I'm happy.
    Oh okay I read that thing wrong

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    I heard about this. On one hand it saves Viz money but on the other hand, it's an end of an era. I like my tangible reading material, thank you very much!

    Speaking of which, if you end your subscription, will you still have access to the digital content that you did pay for? That would totally suck if you can't access material you technically paid for in the past. :< (That's why paper reading material still rules! )

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    I have no idea ... :/
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    Interesting. Hopefully this will be available in Europe as well.

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    Why Can't they just do Kindles and Nooks?

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