Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Crunchyroll Manga style

So today I logged into crunchyroll planning to watch something while doing my laundry and what do I find but the recently announced simulpub Kodansha manga section has been launched. I was happy to discover that I didn't have to buy a more expensive package to read it sine I already have the All Access package so I can watch the J and K dramas. So it stays the same 11.95(or whatever it is I pay a month) that it has been and I get to read manga. I was really happy that several of the titles I already have been following and love for instance Attack on Titan, Yamada and the Seven Witches, and UQ Holder. They are starting with 12 titles total. A few of which--Attack on Titan, Fairy Tale-- are licensed in the US so Kodansha who wants us to buy the manga is only putting up the latest. So some series you have every chapter available of to try like Yamada and the Seven Witches(which I recommend) and some where you have a few chapters starting at like chapter 80 or so. So anyone thiinking lets try a new series on some will be like what the hockey sticks is this. Personnally I understand they want to make money but why not throw the first chapter in as well so that people who haven't read any can say hey this is cool and lets go buy it. But I have to say I'm glad they have this now. The interface is a lot like the video streaming one except it's been formatted for manga. You can adjust the size of the image or have it 1 or 2 pages at a time. It didn't take long for me to figure out how to work it and I was like yay lets read Titian and then moved on to Yamada. I dont think i'd pay $4.99 for this service on it's own. But as part of the complete site package I am more than willing to pay my $11 something.