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Hot off the net before the press!?

Postby momonga » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:29 am

So I finally caught up to the most recent chapter (633) of Naruto online.
As I am in Japan, I often buy Weekly Jump! as well.
First, I read it in English online, then in Japanese for practice and study.
Now that I'm up to date with Naruto in paticular, and I've noticed something.
Chapter 633 online, is not in Weekly Jump! yet. It will be in next weeks issue.
I'm just curious how it gets leaked and translated into English so fast, that I can read it in English before the Japanese can read it hot off the presses.

Generally the site I use for reading is Mangapanda.

They even post spoilers of images of the next Japanese prints on Facebook before they get translated.

This is a world full of leaks, but still I'm curious.

Any ideas?

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Re: Hot off the net before the press!?

Postby chrisb » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:45 pm

I think that stores tend to receive comics, games, etc. from different companies before the release date, but they aren't allowed to sell them until then. Of course employees also have access early if they are sneaky 8-)
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