PHASE 114v2 RELEASED!! Our last release!!

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PHASE 114v2 RELEASED!! Our last release!!

Post by ^Ripper » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:49 pm

A little late, but here is it!
http://www.mediafire.com/?u2brlypc34x2c88 <-v2 slight fuckup on my end >_>
Enjoy it!

As its our last official release by rippersanime.
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On the credits page we wrote:With phase 114 comes an end to years of releasing Gunnm - Last Order.
We got a mail from an editor of Kodansha asking us to stop.
So we will stop making our official releases.
A sad day for all of us...

We won’t however stop our translation/discussion/... of future chapters!
That is one thing they won’t take away from us.

So from all of us here @ rippersanime, thank you for supporting our releases all of these years.
This is not a goodbye, we will see you on the forum :)
What was a fear for years happened last week.
They asked us (politely i may add) to stop.
So politely, we will stop making our releases.
Translation/discussion/... will go on as usual.
So raw owners, import buyers can still enjoy our translations.
That won't change.
We just cannot make our official releases no more.

PS: Don't start a war over this. I'll post some other details later when the hate dies down a bit.

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!!

Post by kytetiger » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:31 am

Awwwww, is it because the serie's nearly finished?!

Thank you anyway for all the hard work during all these years! (and it's only now that i give my thanks, pity me :oops: )

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!!

Post by ^Ripper » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:37 am

No, its because of publisher changes.
Viz didn't care, Kodansha is more strict it seems.
They (or at least one of the editors) check if a scanlation team exists on new projects they take on.
In turn they ask that team to stop the scanlation.

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!!

Post by kamugin » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:03 am

Damn, no! Almost all the mangas I was reading had their scanlations stopped!

Ripper, crazyankan and all the staff, thank you very very much for your hard work so far! I would like to thank my forum colleagues too, for their indirect contribution, interesting (or not) posts and enlightenment about Gunnm world. Let's try keep this forum alive like Ripper suggested. The first volume released in US by Kodansha, #16, will be out in 16 days (source Bookdepository).

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!!

Post by ChaosConfetti » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:16 am

Were it not for scanlations, I would have never even heard of Battle Angel Alita. Now I own every volume. Tis' a sad day.

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!!

Post by Sergio Nova » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:30 pm

It is a pity it is over. Anyway, let's try to be happy the way it is possible.
ChaosConfetti wrote:Were it not for scanlations, I would have never even heard of Battle Angel Alita. Now I own every volume. Tis' a sad day.
I agree entirely. Scanlation groups, besides being fans' action (or because of that) work as free divulgation. Unfortunately, some publishers are unable to see the obvious.

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!!

Post by Eriorguez » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:47 pm

Party crashers, that's it. No wonder I dislike "official" localizations of stuff...

Anyway, the raws will still be seen here from time to time, right?

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!!

Post by Chrome » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:01 pm

So... What's going to stop another group from just putting the translation onto the raws?

Too bad really. I'd bet that 90% of the people here buy the volumes anyway when they're released. Keeping up the scanlation is kinda free advertising...

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!!

Post by MrFaber » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:18 pm

Why do editors put so much effort into making ppl lose intrest in Gunnm?

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!!

Post by Sergio Nova » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:18 pm

MrFaber wrote:Why do editors put so much effort into making ppl lose intrest in Gunnm?
THAT is a good question!!

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!!

Post by Sam » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:23 pm

I suppose they did that to not be accused of doing nothing if the sales are going down.

I don't know if you guys heard of that study about megaupload, where 2 independant persons revealed that the close of mega actually reduced the amount of entries particularly for non-blockbusters movies. Mainly due to free advertising by people who saw the movies on mega and telling friends and familly about it.

Same principle here. Get rid of this free advertising given by the scanlation groups and you kill slowly the interest of people who didn't know about this manga.

It happened to me lots of times that I looked randomly on some manga scanlations I didn't know anything about and I have now the entire collection of it... We can find thousands of examples like this.
Only the fans will remain, especially with that slow story telling we end up to.

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!!

Post by Sam » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:26 pm

Rippers said that official released will not be anymore, but did not say that raws and translations and discussions about it should be over.

We can keep up the interest like this IMO.

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!!

Post by Sergio Nova » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:29 pm

Sam wrote:Rippers said that official released will not be anymore, but did not say that raws and translations and discussions about it should be over.

We can keep up the interest like this IMO.
But he DID say translations and discussions will remain. Only the releases are forbidden.

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!!

Post by Sam » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:46 pm

Sergio Nova wrote:
Sam wrote:Rippers said that official released will not be anymore, but did not say that raws and translations and discussions about it should be over.

We can keep up the interest like this IMO.
But he DID say translations and discussions will remain. Only the releases are forbidden.
Yeah, sorry, I meant to say it like that.

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!!

Post by AR-99 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:30 pm

Someone is spying on us! Well, it is a public forum and at least they asked nicely. Lemonlol now has a permanent vacation from typesetting. At least RA is still open, we can be grateful for that.

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!! Our last release!!

Post by crazyankan » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:57 pm

Impressive that so many have been following us for so many years :)

Don't worry, the forum will still be active with gunnm fans
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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!! Our last release!!

Post by Abaddon » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:50 pm

Luckily Gunnm start to suck in these last chapters lol now if you excuse me I'm going buy some licenced Shueisha mangas in my country like Naruto, Bleach or Death Note.

Good bye Gally/Kodansha.

Ps: jk, thanks so much for the hard work in the site.

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!! Our last release!!

Post by Sergio Nova » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:55 pm

Abaddon wrote:Luckily Gunnm start to suck in these last chapters lol now if you excuse me I'm going buy some licenced Shueisha mangas in my country like Naruto, Bleach or Death Note.
So Gunnm started to suck and you are going to buy Naruto, Bleach or Death note? You are joking, right?

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!! Our last release!!

Post by Abaddon » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:03 pm

Read that last sentence Sergio :mrgreen:

And you are lucky, at least in Brasil you can import it from Asia or Europe, try to do that here and the customs will laugh at your face.

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!! Our last release!!

Post by Sergio Nova » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:15 pm

A curiosity, Abaddon: where are you?

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!!

Post by kamugin » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:22 pm

AR-99 wrote:Someone is spying on us!
An spy! A delator, an informer... Humm... moooV, for sure! :evil:

It wasn't the case regarding Alita, but most of the mangas I know, and buy, I know thanks to scanlators. Those people that work hard translating, scanning, cleaning, typesetting, proofreading, uploading, maintaining a site and/or a forum with no profit at all and working for years. Not rare the scanlations are better than official releases. Like the fansubbers, these people are the main responsibles for making manga and anime recognized and popular outside Japan. Thanks to these elite fans we become more exigent demanding very important changes like no more mirroring and the release of entire "bunkos" at once, not splitting them in chapters. My reverence to you all.
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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!! Our last release!!

Post by Abaddon » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:30 am

Sergio Nova wrote:A curiosity, Abaddon: where are you?
I'm your neighbor from Argentina : P

I think it would be nice if Kodansha implements some kind of digital releases of their mangas, so you can bought them online just like DC and others are doing with their comics.

http://www.readdcentertainment.com/

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!! Our last release!!

Post by kuroro86 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:40 am

I'm so sorry that this is the last relese, it was thanks to this site I met and loved Alita :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Thanks everyone for they're help and contributions for the releses :D

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!! Our last release!!

Post by MrFaber » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:51 am

Now, being serious...

It's prefectly understandable that a publisher protects its properties from unauthorized reproducion, even if it is a case like ours. We are a little forum with a few afictionados (no offence meant :D) who, i think, regulary buy gunnm issues when they are released in their countries, so, i guess, no actual harm is done to the publisher. As for myself, Gunnm is actually the only manga i still buy. Yet, i really wonder if they realize how f***ing slow and delayed are Gunnm's releases in foreing countries (do they even care?). As for Italy, we barely get a volume per year (actually 2, which is a japanese volume splitted in 2) and in the last issue we had Zekka and Sechs were still kicking each other's asses.. A community like this serves the only purpose of letting us keep reading the manga we anyway buy at a tollerable frequence (wich is still very slow, com'on, a bunch of pages ever 1 or even 2 months..)

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Re: PHASE 114 RELEASED!! Our last release!!

Post by pedrokdc » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:41 pm

I was an honor playing with you.

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