The best DRM is a loyal following

Busted! When one of SuBLime’s PDFs showed up on an aggregator site, fans were quick to denounce it—and report the transgression to the publisher, which took swift action.

Jason Thompson writes about the body-horror manga Franken Fran in his latest House of 1000 Manga column at ANN.


Mark Thomas on vol. 12 of Arata: The Legend (The Fandom Post)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 3 of Beauty Pop (Blogcritics)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 10 of Case Closed (Blogcritics)
Naru on The Cat in the Box (Organization ASG)
Justin on chapter 30 of Cross Manage (Organization ASG)
Manjiorin on vol. 1 of Demon Love Spell (Organization ASG)
Connie C. on Dragon Head, Limit, and The Drifting Classroom (Comics Should Be Good)
John Rose on vol. 24 of Fairy Tail (The Fandom Post)
L.B. Bryant on Hiroaki Samura’s Emerald and Other Stories (ICv2)
Mark Thomas on vol. 35 of Kekkaishi (The Fandom Post)
Ken H. on vol. 1 of Mega Man Gigamix (Comics Should Be Good)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 15 of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (The Fandom Post)
Mark Thomas on vol. 60 of Naruto (The Fandom Post)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 15 of Pandora Hearts (The Fandom Post)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 1 of The Prince of Tennis (Blogcritics)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 2 of Skip Beat! (Blogcritics)
Kristin on vol. 1 of Tiger and Bunny (Comic Attack)
Ken H. on Unico (Comics Should Be Good)
Connie C. on What’s Michael?, Inubaka: Crazy for Dogs, and Stargazing Dog (Comics Should Be Good)

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  1. Kudos to those fans! It’d be nice if this helps battle the impression that some have that all fans are interested in is bootleg manga. There are benefits to not treating your customers like potential thieves.

  2. To quote one of the founders of Crunchyroll, “community is one of the best ways to beat piracy.” :)