@Serah None of the platforms that JNC currently sells manga give you the EPUBs. That would be akin to saying they're DRM-free, which is of course not the case considering the topic of this discussion. Why? EPUB is an industry-standard packaging specification for sending and receiving e-books that is (by default) intentionally DRM-free and easily to extract and parse. Yes, you can add DRM to EPUBs, but it wouldn't make sense for a publisher to give you an EPUB w/ DRM download when you can't open it anyway.
Comixology has an iOS/Android app, as well as an online reader. When reading in the web reader, you get DRMed images that are also not great resolution-wise. When you read in the apps, you can get the best quality images, but keep in mind the images are encrypted on your device, and communication/decryption is done using a proprietary, intentionally obfuscated protocol.
@unsynchedcheese sorry I can't help you out ;(
@nosgoroth I'm guessing the sinister face he seems to have made in the end is gonna be him claiming his reward for resolving the situation in the form of a favor: to use his kitchen and cooking supplies or alternatively to be put in charge of the wedding cake
Is what's her name on the cover's clothing is pretty different,the hat especially I prefer the LN version & the cloak over that dress.
On topic for the actual first chapter, the first appearance of...
Going by Amazon.fr
Volume 1 = 2020-01-31
Volume 2 = 2020-02-21
Which if true is amazing.
Meanwhile from their website it looks like they’re going with “Maïn” which is a tad annoying but I really can’t fault them for it. It’s the obvious choice given romanji, the name’s origin, and that unlike Anglophones the French actually now how to pronounce words with a diaeresis properly so no compromise is needed.
@crowdcontrol Oh, huh. These errors have been fixed going into the finalized epub version, but have not been reflected on the website yet. Thanks for reporting it and reminding us, though. I'll try to get it all up-to-date soon.
@serah It would be cool to see full color art of the manga style! Maybe while it's serialized it might get some color pages... I'm not sure if JNovel will upload them depending on if they use the materials from the collected volumes...
I agree about the cover art and coloring of the novels too! I picked up the series because the description of the story sounded like something up my alley, and I got vol. 1-6 at once. The color pallet is very easy on the eyes and I like how everyone has their own hair color or clothing style to help them pop a bit beside each other :D
@terabyte Well technically there are more chapters released in Japan, so not really caught up, but JNC doesn't license by chapter or do simulpub, so it's the best we can get, unfortunately. Which isn't good enough for scanlation websites, which no doubt take up 99% of the potential readers.
Edit: Just read the latest chapter 14. Was a bit shorter than usual, but finally introduces Foll! Hope volume 4 comes out in Japan soon.
Discommunication has been avoiding breaks between volumes so far, but the holiday madness messed with things a bit, and we've decided to take the usual off week this time.
Volume four will be launching on January 14th!