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I wasn't sure if this was already a thread or not...looked, but didn't see anything...
Anyways! Manga has a lot of publishers these days.
Most notable are: TokyoPOP VIZ
But there are others out there too. Sometimes I find that I have a preference for which publishers I buy. TokyoPOP has been great, but lately their new manga doesn't have the same quality it used to. VIZ has a lot of Shonen Jump manga, which is great, but there's not much variation.
Some up and coming companies that I thoroughly enjoy have been Go!Comi, CMX, and Yen Press.
Darkhorse (The publisher of the Trigun manga and others) have published a few, and they're pretty good.
Maybe it doesn't matter to you, but I suppose it matters to me xD Who do you prefer?
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I like Del Rey. They don't edit in those flashy Americanized SFX like Viz do, and everything is explained with the nice little translation notes section in the back. ^^ But I'm not really interested in most of their series. Mostly just Tsubasa, xxxHolic and Negima.
Viz, on the other hand, publish most of the titles I like, but their translations are really shoddy sometimes, and they make some pretty stupid mistakes. >_>
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^Viz (or at least the English translation of FMA) actually does have rather shoddy editing work. One of my manga has either missing letters, ever-changing spellings of names or switched text panels. Though I have to admit, Viz publishes most of my favourite stuff.
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QUOTE(baKa-neKoh @ Mar 25 2008, 10:38 PM)
^Viz (or at least the English translation of FMA) actually does have rather shoddy editing work. One of my manga has either missing letters, ever-changing spellings of names or switched text panels.
The recently released volume was pretty bad. Perhaps it's an issue with printing. The place and character names that go through spelling changes every other issue really irks me the most.
I, too, do not care which publisher a series belongs to, as long as it's worth reading. Although I do sometimes want to cry when I have to fork over more cash for DelRey and Dark Horse series. And SJ prices are a sweeter deal...