mo2468 wrote:I didn't claim you "supported" illegal distribution, but you did very clearly state that these acts of "censorship" somehow will "justify the existence" of scanlators for these licensed titles, even if it is to others and not you. I was only making a statement of my own opinion about such a "justification" and was making no claims or assumptions about you."
I never said you made that claim about me, but I also wanted to make sure my opinion about that is clear.
You can pay as much money as you want for your fav series - but I personally have issues with overpaying, and especially supporting censors. Re: why not to buy Japanese edition - as I said, it's because I want a translation. So, this leaves me little choice.
Re: expensive and out-of-print books -you have your definition of "best yaoi" and I of course have my own. A number of Naono Bohra's, Rie Honjoh's, Shin Mizukami's and Ike Reibun's series is out of print, along with a few Kodaka's books I personally like - to name just a few. Type in names of these manga-kas in amazon.co.jp, and you will see numerous examples. Unless you choose super-cheap sea-shipping which literally takes 6 months in some cases and uninsured, it'd take ar least $20 to import one book using EMS. Some of these books will most likely be back in-print in a year or so, but IMO life is too short to wait for 6-month shipping or re-print - and I want my yaoi now.
And anyway, if you do not mind censorship, by all means - do whatever you want with this situation. Buy Japanese only, buy both, pay double or triple for your favs, etc. I personally participate on this thread to get some answers from DMP, as I was under impression they do not censor. I want to know if they actually do that and why, and then I will decide what to do next with that information -as far as my personal purchases or communication are concerned.