How do you feel about reading manga off of a tablet compared to paper?

Leo Scott
Leo Scott

How do you feel about reading manga off of a tablet compared to paper?

Ethan Torres
Ethan Torres

I've never tried it because I always felt like I would betray a part of myself if I bought a tablet.
I know it's nonsense, and that I should really go with the times, but I just can't bring myself to do it.

Josiah Kelly
Josiah Kelly

Paper feels nicer to touch, but I have fucking sweaty hands and the pages get all curly after I read them.

So I use my phone most of the time.

Cooper Wood
Cooper Wood

got more in my closet that I dont have room for.

tablet users are for poorfags that cannot afford actual books.

Wyatt Jackson
Wyatt Jackson

either way is fine except when I'm reading porn it's hard to keep books open and jack off at the same time

Liam Jackson
Liam Jackson

It's great
free scanlations
can carry a huge amount of series with you anywhere you go
physically easier to read because you don't have to hold it open
doesn't take up any room

Physical copies are expensive, impractical, inconvenient, and not really worth it unless you have excess money/space/time or like to collect merch. I have some physical manga but I barely read it because the bulk of my manga reading is done on my long ass commute and I don't want to carry a bunch of volumes around.

Nathaniel Martin
Nathaniel Martin

Can you please put those biscuit hammer volumes in order.

Hunter Sanchez
Hunter Sanchez

Paper is nice, for the most part better. But unless you bend the spine a lot some books have quite an arc over the page which I don't like.

Over all
Paper = tablet >>> Computer >>>> eyecancer >>>> phone
I don't know if there is an e-ink reader that does .rar and stuff as well as a tablet and has a large enough screen (8"+), if there is then that would be the absolute best all round reading method I think.

Landon Butler
Landon Butler

I want faggot viz to do more Junji Ito, those hardcovers are really pretty

Jaxon Collins
Jaxon Collins

I don't know if there is an e-ink reader that does .rar
Is renaming to cbr too hard for you? The largest e-ink devices are prohibitively expensive, the Kobo 6.8" are a reasonable compromise if 6" isn't enough for you.

Luke Phillips
Luke Phillips

Not everything can be found online.

Luke Cruz
Luke Cruz

Not everything can be found in print.

Hunter Jackson
Hunter Jackson

not importing the original manga from Japan and then reading the scanlation.
Sure is faggotry in here

Lucas Watson
Lucas Watson

Only faggots need translations.

Bentley Edwards
Bentley Edwards

not being a faggot

Dominic Sanders
Dominic Sanders

I'm not willing to invest in a tablet, I can see the convenience though. Physical copies are too expensive (In Australia), also they're frankly too small (My eye sight isn't perfect mind you) in terms of text size, and can't truly appreciate the art, hence why digital copies are preferred. The small screen tablets (If you're going to get a large tablet, with the bulkiness it seems like you'd be better off with a cheap laptop) have also seem like they'd be a pain, as you could only really see one third of the page (when you view it full size, fit to screen would, again, be too small).

I'm fine with reading off PC, though I strongly wish I had a monitor mount that could be rotated (Rotate to portrait).

Matthew Roberts
Matthew Roberts

Having read a lot on a 7" tablet I can say that in my opinion it was barely big enough, I wouldn't like to go smaller.

Nolan Richardson
Nolan Richardson

And in the case of manga it's infinity easier for a reader in the west to find things online. Can you imagine trying to get a physical copy of some obscure oneshot from 10 years ago that you want to read? It's a given it wouldn't be translated if you could even find it and import it.

Juan Wright
Juan Wright

For light novels, paper or tablet? If paper, where do you buy from? If tablet, what site do you go to?

inb4 de-railing thread

Christian Allen
Christian Allen

There was the 8" Pocketbook Inkpad but I'm not sure how well it handles manga.

Owen Barnes
Owen Barnes

There is literally nothing that can beat the tactile feeling of flipping through a proper paper book.
Touchsceens can fuck off and die.

Logan Collins
Logan Collins

though I strongly wish I had a monitor mount that could be rotated (Rotate to portrait).
This is amazing for reading HQ scans, but it's still not as comfy as lying around reading on a tablet. HQ scans still look good and are very clear/legible on my 7" tablet, you can crop the borders automatically to make it bigger most of the time.

James Howard
James Howard

though I strongly wish I had a monitor mount that could be rotated (Rotate to portrait).
You can get a VESA mount with rotation for normal monitors.

Oliver White
Oliver White

I love books so much that I don't want to be able to carry tens of thousands with me at any time so I can read as much as possible!
Paper book snobs have got to be the dumbest people on earth. If you really loved books so much, you'd be concerned about absorbing as much content as possible, not about how it feels. Or, I suspect, most of you are really just concerned about how it looks on your shelves or in public. Fuck convenience, fuck easy access, if you don't get to feel elitist about it it's not worth doing. I'm not exactly sure how you can feel all smug over your enjoyment of touching paper but maybe you could just go stroke some nice fabric and brag about that instead. That's pretty much what you're doing.

Easton Gray
Easton Gray

going outside

Dylan Reed
Dylan Reed

having the money to buy books

Christian Flores
Christian Flores

I buy the volumes to keep in my shelf, but I read everything on my tablet. It's more practical in every way and I usually read lying sideways on the bed, in the dark. Can't do that with an actual manga.

Brody Adams
Brody Adams

Oh shit I have this shame bookshelf. Was cheap as fuck but it's great

Asher Jones
Asher Jones

I didn't say I didn't NOT read digitally.
But nothing beats paper.
And touchscreens suck.

Jaxson Diaz
Jaxson Diaz

Ikea

Lucas Thompson
Lucas Thompson

woah, struck a nerve there bud

Cooper Jenkins
Cooper Jenkins

How is a silent voice?
I'm considering buying it.

Evan Martin
Evan Martin

Well with a book you see two pages at once and with a tablet you have to sacrifice resolution for that feature.
And don't forget that many artists keep that in mind when they create manga that the reader will see two pages at once.

Christian Lewis
Christian Lewis

being a pleb

Samuel Jenkins
Samuel Jenkins

It's certainly more convenient in general, fits in millions of times more content and scans are usually big enough to fill up the whole screen nicely making them about the same size as Kirara brand books but I still prefer paper to digital.

You just can't replace flipping pages, especially not with taps and swipes. Physical books also give you a sense of progression in knowing how much you have left till the end. It's also a lot easier to carry manga and LNs in your pockets on the go than it is to carry tablet, unless you're a woman or a korean man who carries a purse everywhere that is. It'd seem like the smaller font size and tighter packed physical versions of LNs would make it harder to read but they're actually the perfect size for reading since you don't need to move your eyes as much to read the lines.

There's also the weight of the tablet to factor in since you can't hold one up for too long and they're not quite as hardy as books can be so it's not as easy to roll around on the bed with them. Tablets have their own light too but I find my eyes tiring out quicker than with books for my bedtime reading.

Imo physical books are literally and figuratively harder to put down compared to tablets.

For reference:
LN, Regular-sized Manga(Thick), Regular-sized Manga(Thin), Kirara Manga

Anthony Phillips
Anthony Phillips

I picked up one of the cheapo $50 amazon tablets solely as a manga reader for lunch breaks at work. If you go that route you'll need to sideload a file manager app and a decent manga reader.

Notably inferior tactile feedback compared to a physical copy, but the convenience of having hundreds/thousands of titles in hand is too good to give up

I'm really hoping that we get color e-ink-like screens (easy on the eyes) with refresh rates approaching LCD someday, because that will be the perfect device for consuming printed/written/drawn media.

Alexander Ward
Alexander Ward

whoa whoa wait a minute

when did the Magus Bride get a domestic release!?

shit, there goes my next paycheck

Samuel Russell
Samuel Russell

E-ink doesn't need a refresh rate. Manga doesn't need color for most part.

Jack Lewis
Jack Lewis

I read very, very fast, my paperwhite occasionally has trouble keeping up with page changes when I'm in the zone. A minor inconvenience, to be sure, but an inconvenience nonetheless. We're at a point with the tech that the last few kinks and limitations are being worked out of it, so might as well improve "quality of life" elements like refresh rate.

Color is also a natural progression from greyscale, and many things would benefit from it.

Kayden Morgan
Kayden Morgan

That's more a question of the update rate, I think the processors are more a constraint than the screens themselves.
Color is also a natural progression from greyscale,
It's not. Monochrome is still used for all sorts of things. I'd rather see resources invested in improving monochrome e-paper than diverting them for color.

Luis Bailey
Luis Bailey

you are correct that a more accurate term would be "page update" speed, and not "refresh rate", as the latter assumes constant change

in terms of contrast and resolution, we're pretty close to maxing out perceivable upgrades to the current greyscale screen tech

if it's going to continue to improve, color is a natural and painless progression

having color available isn't going to make current books less-readable

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