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Metroid Manga Fan Translation on Onemanga.com

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they only have 2 chapters translated so far, but it's still cool that it exists. 



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cool another thing for me to read on onemanga :) currently reading, one piece, naruto, and hunter x hunter.



Sounds cool... I just checked out that site... It has the FMA Manga!!!! That's all I needed to know!!



 

 

 

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I don't like to be a partycrasher guys but isn't this illegal?






I don't really like the Samus manga.  The idea of an angsty Samus just feels wrong.



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konnichiwa said:
I don't like to be a partycrasher guys but isn't this illegal?

I'm fairly certain that Japan has different copyright rules than America, and all of these are original japanese manga that has been translated by fans into english. Many of these manga either haven't released anywhere near these current chapters and even more I've never even heard of in America and doubt if they'll ever come overseas.

I know there are a few manga on the site that has been taken down at the request of those holding the rights to the manga, so I'm fairly certain everything is on the up and up. If companies have a problem, they should be able to contact the site to take down whatever they're having problems with. For many companies, this type of thing offers a lot of overseas advertizing that could potentially put their series into exporting to the US, and that's the big thing for and manga/anime company is getting the exports to bring money into the country.

I'm hardly a legal authority, but that's my best grasp of the situation.

 



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konnichiwa said:
I don't like to be a partycrasher guys but isn't this illegal?


 Most translators seem to insist its not illegal unless there is a official, liscensed publishers for the country its being distributed it too.  Of course, another explanation could simply be that its unlikely anyone will take legal action unless there is a official, liscensed publisher whose fincancial interests are being hurt by the distribution.



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konnichiwa said:
I don't like to be a partycrasher guys but isn't this illegal?

I'm fairly certain that Japan has different copyright rules than America, and all of these are original japanese manga that has been translated by fans into english. Many of these manga either haven't released anywhere near these current chapters and even more I've never even heard of in America and doubt if they'll ever come overseas.

I know there are a few manga on the site that has been taken down at the request of those holding the rights to the manga, so I'm fairly certain everything is on the up and up. If companies have a problem, they should be able to contact the site to take down whatever they're having problems with. For many companies, this type of thing offers a lot of overseas advertizing that could potentially put their series into exporting to the US, and that's the big thing for and manga/anime company is getting the exports to bring money into the country.

I'm hardly a legal authority, but that's my best grasp of the situation.

 


Modification and distribution of copyrighted work without the author or respective copyright owner's permission is always illegal.  A lot of people like to skirt this issue by saying "Well it's not released here" or "The copyright holder doesn't care" but neither make it any less illegal.  Indeed, were the author to request the website owner take those manga down, the website owner would have to do so or face legal proceedings*.

Edit:  *To further clarify, in this case the legal proceedings I speak of would be taken not by the copyright holder but by the appropriate law enforcement agency responsible for protecting the copyright holder's work.



I thought there were only two chapters to it....Maybe I'm wrong. But I did read the manga on another website some time ago and it ended at the same spot. I figured thats all there was of it.



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Wow, must read. I love manga and Metroid. And you know what, although technically illegal, i see no moral problems getting something for free that is not offered in the US.



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