Jun 25 2014, 10am
Concerning Doujinshi Drama
I’m gone for a couple weeks and everything goes to hell. 0.0 Oh well~
Thought I would throw in my two cents about the doujinshi drama and what it means for our group. I have mentioned before at the last blow up in the DJ community that we are not going to be purchasing more doujinshi and just completing our current collection. I am making some changes to that, we will release what we have worked on. I have a couple things in my backlog that are almost done. Everything else is being dropped. It’s pretty obvious now that most DJ artists do not want their stuff scanlated. We will respect that.
The purpose of scanlation was to share new series so a larger fanbase would go out and support the mangakas. We have no rights to any of these scans, none. Not to read or translate. When it comes down to the nitty gritty we are thieves. And if we are told to stop or to take something down, there should be no argument of what we should do. Doesn’t matter how much work, time, and money we put into something or if we don’t like the official translations or whatever else people make excuses about. Your ego should not be prioritized over the original creators requests.
That should cover most of it, we’ll still be scanning series and the occasional official anthologies. But fan-work doujinshi are off the table. Thanks for reading all my bitter rambling. Stay cool, peeps!