Manga of the Week - Needless & Hotaru no Hikari
Posted by KaKaR on 09/14/2013 12:53 pm
This week, our series spotlight has shined on Needless suggested by DarkDrakir & Hotaru no Hikari suggested by Amber3. If you are unfamiliar with these be sure to check them out!
After the third world war, large contaminated areas known as "Blackspots" formed all over Japan. Large Walls were used to quarantine off these "Blackspots". In time, signs of inhabitance appeared within these wastelands. Among the survivors who had been abandoned inside the Blackspots, labeled as "those who were unneeded", came forth possessors of uncanny abilities -- Fire, wind, brute strength... they were defined by their supernatural abilities. Others, fearful of their powers, expelled them and named them - - - Needless!
Hotaru no Hikari
27-year-old Hotaru would rather sleep at home than seek romance, but due to unforeseen circumstances, suddenly she's living with her boss, Takano. What's more is that she now has a budding relationship with Makoto, who's younger than she is. Like a dried fish thrown back into the ocean, can she learn to swim again and rediscover the ways of romance?
Manga of the Week - The Ruler of the Land & Hadashi de Bara wo Fume
Posted by KaKaR on 09/07/2013 9:49 pm
This week, our series spotlight has shined on The Ruler of the Land suggested by flabbergasted & Hadashi de Bara wo Fume suggested by judiju. If you are unfamiliar with these be sure to check them out!
The Ruler of the Land
Bi-Kwang is a handsome young warrior who becomes a drooling mess whenever he sees a pretty girl. Out on the road he meets an extraordinary swordfighter with no name who is searching for a legendary master warrior. Bi-Kwang promises to aid the swordfighter if he lets Bi-Kwang meet his beautiful sister. Of course, it turns out the swordfighter is the sister, Hwa-Rin Dahm, and she must switch identities to keep the plot moving along. Bi-Kwang is immediately smitten, and thus we have a triangle involving only two people.
Hadashi de Bara wo Fume
Poor Sumi Kitamura… Her irresponsible older brother Eisuke keeps bringing home orphans for her to take care of even though they can barely afford their own basic needs! Just when Sumi's financial problems become dire, wealthy Soichiro Ashida enters her life with a bizarre proposition: he'll provide her with the money she so desperately needs if she agrees to marry him. But can Sumi fool high society into thinking she's a proper lady? Moreover, is it worth giving up everything for this sham of a marriage?
Manga of the Week - Black and White
Posted by Yukimura on 08/31/2013 6:59 pm
This week, our series spotlight has shined on Black and White suggested by a friend of mine. If you are unfamiliar with this series be sure to check it out! Apparently it won some sort of award!
Black and White
Orphaned on the mean streets of Treasure Town, lost boys Black and White must mug, steal and fight to survive. Around them moves a world of corruption and loneliness, small-time crooks and neurotic police officers, and a band of sadistic yakuza who have plans for their once-fair city. Can they rise above their environment?
Manga of the Week - Sidonia no Kishi
Posted by Filter on 08/16/2013 2:19 pm
This week, our series spotlight has shined on Sidonia no Kishi suggested by Yenkaz. If you are unfamiliar with this series be sure to check it out!
Sidonia no Kishi
Outer space, the far future.
A lone seed ship, the Sidonia, plies the void, ten centuries since the obliteration of the solar system. The massive, nearly indestructible, yet barely sentient alien life forms that destroyed humanity's home world continue to pose an existential threat.
Nagate Tanikaze has only known life in the vessel's bowels deep below the sparkling strata where humans have achieved photosynthesis and new genders. Not long after he emerges from the Underground, however, the youth is bequeathed a treasured legacy by the spaceship's coolheaded female captain.
MT Helpers Recruitment *CLOSED*
Posted by KaKaR on 07/27/2013 1:47 pm
Thank you everyone for your support! We've had a huge influx of people interested in being helpers. Almost too many!
We've temporarily closed the recruitment process. Again, Thanks!
MangaTraders Helpers Needed!
MangaTraders thrives on the uploads made by you the users. Without an active user base providing a constant stream of new uploads, there would be little reason for us to exist.
The duty of keeping the website running, the files and series organized and accessible and problems to a minimum falls squarely on the MT staff, however the staff tends to end up doing a heavy share of the repacking of existing files into volumes and replacing low quality scans.
The practice of repacking files to facilitate the easiest and most hassle free readability experience can be a time consuming and sometimes frustrating process. On the other hand the benefits it can bring to the thousands of users who may download a well packed volume and enjoy it that much more because they didn't have to wrestle it into a workable form before reading it make the case for how valuable repacking is open and shut. Unfortunately, the current staff of Manga Traders is just too small and too pressed for time to keep up with the ever growing number of series in need of some form of repacking attention.
We need your help to keep the MangaTraders archive the best manga archive it can be, thus we are reminding you that we're always looking for users to step up and agree to take a more proactive role in the maintenance of this website by becoming MT Helpers. The role of Helpers primarily revolves around repacking volumes to the more exacting standards expected of the MangaTraders staff and any other help that can be given to support the general wellbeing of the site such as looking for mistakes or omissions in summary data to correct, helping to test out new features before they are made live on the site and more.
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