As you may know, there's been odd rumors of Viz cancelling KHR english manga due to vols 17 and 18 troubles, like them being removed from shop listings, delays and such.
I had 17 preordered, and was delayed several times. Today they completely cancelled my order. They said the provider was unable to stock this item anymore.
What pisses me most is how Viz has not said a word YET
about this. They didn't said if they will cancell the series or not, or what are they exactly doing/gonna do. I don't think a little press note would hurt that much. It makes them look like a not serious business.
Their bad translation and inconsistencies with names, terms, etc have gained them many critics, and many turned to scanlations only. Industry complains about this a lot, but really, what do you expect with such things, like poor quality items, sudden unnannounced cancels/delays, etc...? Even I who like to support manga, and but a lot feel like they don't deserve the support.
Someone told me she followed scanlations while buying the original Japanese manga
(which is cheaper, btw) and I think it's not a bad idea at all. You still support the original artist, whithout having to suffer such misstreat by translation publishers. CD Japan
has all the manga books at goot price and the shipping is not killer either, if anyone is interested.
With all this said, there's still other publishers that do a very good work (I like how Dark Horse is releasing Bride of the Water God, or the omnibus edition od Clover with the art gallery at the back, and I also like Yen press for respecting the original edition as much as posible, etc...)
Well, rant end. I'm very pissed =3=