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which rather diminished publishers’ chances of securing distribution in nations outside Japan

These sites exist because interesting series that don't have global appeal (like a lot of stuff around the weirder quirks of Shinto) never get translated. And the things that do, if not wildly popular (hello One Piece) may be aborted six volumes into a twelve volume set.

For the publishers, it's only about making money (and the price of manga is often more than a similar sized paperback). For the fans, it's about continuity of story (or, even, just finishing the story).

The "diminished chances" excuse is the one publishers pick because "we never had any intention of publishing this widget series we don't understand" doesn't sound as good for them.

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