Author Magazine search and info in title
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QSS OP
Could we add a magazine field to a series info? The magazine name could link to a search with all other series published in that magazine. A magazine is pretty telling of what a series is going to be like, what kind of demographic it's targeting, what other series are similar to it, how often it is published in Japan, etc.
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There's magazine info in MU page. Why would you mirror info that's already just one click away?
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@BzzBzz
That argument could really be made for everything on the title page. "Why list the author? It's just a click away", "Why list the tags, they're a click away". It's not a very strong argument, in fact, it's not an argument at all.

@QSS If they were to implement this, I would like to see the ability to find what other manga are in the magazine, both current and past. They are already making franchise and author/artist pages, this could just be another meta page such as those.
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I disagree :) Author/tags is necessary info because it usually tells what to expect from series.

But publisher (magazine)? Nah, every magazine prints a wide range of series. Let's take WSJ. Only thing you can definitely tell is demogrphic of published series - shounen. Everything else is basicly unknown because it publish action, borderline porn, psyhological dramas and other genres.

So info like "published in WSJ" is pretty much useless IMO.
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Your stated argument originally was "Why would you mirror info that's already just one click away?", which is, in fact, not an argument. It was not "The information is not necessary" as you are trying to rebrand it to be in the reply post.

Also, while you say that magazine doesn't give much information about the manga, I'm going to have to disagree. Every super shonen has been published in WSJ, from dragon ball to naruto and one piece to black clover. If you were going to try and find the next series like that, you go to wsj. The editing departments of the magazines are fairly consistent in how they shape stories in their publications. While the genre may not match, many of the themes and mood of the manga do. In some ways, its a more reliable method of finding manga with similar narrative beats that you may enjoy than tags.

Oh, as a last point. Probably 90% of author/artists have only done a single series. These authors implicitly can not tell you what to expect from a series, whereas knowing the magazine can tell you a baseline of what to expect.
Last edited 1 mo ago by AbyssalMonkey.
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Not rebrand but expand :) Because by your logic we will get to "why live if someday we'll die anyway" :p
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bzz isn't making any sense at all
but the hard truth is that only those who know japanese and read raws care about magazine stuff.
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Just to let you know, I'm gonna follow everything under comic cune label if this feature ever implemented.
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@Kanami-chan
While I'm inclined to agree, I do think that the magazine listing could still be useful. We have authors, who are in much the same category, just slightly more accessible. Besides, we already have links to the raws where available, which by your admission, most don't care about, listing the magazine is just about the same.

At the very least, like I said in my first post, if we are already going to have author and franchise pages, magazine pages aren't that much of a stretch, especially when the groundwork is already laid down. If we were to push it, I'd argue that publisher pages are probably too far removed and expensive to be useful, but I feel magazines probably aren't.

I feel most people don't care about the magazines because no one has bothered to make them accessible in an understandable way.
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For example, an author who writes gei komi isn't likely to be in the same magazine as an author who writes regular yaoi. They are two styles of manga in the same genre with entirely different target demographics. Gay men and straight women, respectively. If we know what magazine they were published in we know much more about the style of the manga before we've even looked at the designs on the cover. Additionally, as far as my research shows, the last big gei komi magazine shuttered this year (Badi) meaning we'll have an easier time differentiating gei komi from yaoi.
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I don't know. Some manga are published in more than one magazine, at least at different points in their life, and we're not really a database for the magazines themselves.
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QSS OP
@Kanami-chan as a counter argument, I neither read raws nor know Japanese.

Magazine is about as interesting and informative as author or artist... Most people won't notice it, but it still says something about a series (boichi in Korean shoujo magazine vs boichi in wsj) and ties it to other ones in theme (nakama in wsj)
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Why don't we rephrase this question as "is the time saved for people who actually do care greater than or equal to the time wasted for people who don't and have to deal with extra data to scroll past or maintain?" Remember that a page from a site that does have this information is seldom more than a click away.