Yuri Titles on JManga Still Limited by Country

February 29th, 2012

It appears that  JManga “Going global” does not mean that every title is available to everyone. Apparently, publishers still have to approve their titles for global distribution.

Absolutely maddening.

I hope you will all continue to apply pressure through email, Twitter and Facebook. And I’m terribly sorry for those of you who continue to be frustrated with this. I am also frustrated. I did not expect that the site would go global, but the actual series themselves would not. That is insane thinking and needs to be corrected. Write them,  please. I will do so, as well.

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6 Responses

  1. BruceMcF says:

    Also: if after checking, there’s not enough there to justify a “paid membership” … sign up for a free membership.

    Once you have a free membership, you can click on the Feedback tab on the left hand edge of the main page and give feedback.

    For example, feedback that clicks the crying face, the manga topic (feedback topics are all visual) and then filling in the the text box along the lines of “I am a member from Country X and I would sign up for a paid membership and buy Poor Poor Lips if it was available in my country” would seem apropos.

    Also, remember that if there is “a little, but not enough for 12,000 points a year”, you have the right to sign up for a paying membership, buy manga, and then stop the paying subscription. Once you’ve bought access to a manga, you keep it, even if you drop down to being a free member.

  2. BruceMcF says:

    At ANN, a reader from Finland signed up and says that after checking, they are unable to access nine titles ~ and it so happens that includes three of four titles I have either purchased or have on my “buy” list.

    King’s Moon – the Life of Akechi Mitsuhide
    Kodoku no Gourmet
    Love Beyond Time
    Love My Life
    Manga Science
    Moritasan wa Mukuchi
    Poor Poor Lips
    Recorder and Randsell

  3. JManga has said that they are working on getting those embargoes lifted.

  4. Gustavo says:

    And I just changed to a paid membership… The only Yuri title available to Brazil right now is Girlfriends, but I plan to buy the print version.
    I will send them a message and wait that this changes soon.

  5. BruceMcF says:

    That’s not surprising, but its good to hear anyway … and it may help us to stay civil to give our feedback with the mindset that we are not trying to “force” JManga’s hand, but rather are trying to give JManga more ammunition to use in pressing their case.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Are the creators afraid that if they lift the region-locking on Finland and Brazil then they can’t sell the Finnish and Portuguese translation licenses for as much money???

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