I believe many of you know what Nico Nico
is. At first it was just a video sharing service, similar to YouTube, but only aimed at the Japanese audience with specific policies on the matter; in Japan, it was (and still is) much more popular than YouTube. But in the middle of 2010, the company administrating Nico Nico decided to introduce more functionalities, so that the website could cover a wider range of interests. And now it offers a lot of sections, such as free sound/music samples, a games section and the section for user-submitted manga and single drawings, called Nico Nico Seiga. Reminds you of Korean sites such as Daum or Naver, doesn't it? However, unlike those two, Nico Nico developed a special version of the flash player, so that besides images, users can also add sound effects or music to their manga (assuming the images and sounds are separated and they're not combined into a single video track or something).
The reason why I've decided to create this topic is simple - our only big manga database (I'm talking about MU, of course) is all but sleeping in a corner, since, as they've stated themselves, "actually, we're not a manga/novel database, only a scanlation database" or something among those lines. So why can't we create a short (for now) list of manga series, especially considering the fact that even a few of the professional artists are posting their work on Nico Nico? Please note that this is not a thread for general manga discussion; you should only enquire about technical aspects of the Nico Nico service, or provide some info about certain series/authors, or ask questions pertaining to grabbing the stuff from Nico Nico...and so on. Do not discuss concrete (read: specific) series here; there are other forum sections for that.The technical part:
The main site for the manga/drawing-related service is Nico Nico Seiga
. You need to be registered there in order to view both the manga and the drawings' full versions (much like Pixiv). If you're not registered there, please read this nice guide on how to do it
After logging in and opening the chapter of a series, the player will be displayed on your screen - a behavior very similar to any web video player's (sound volume, playback bar and so on), the only notable difference being the presence of a page-flipping speed controller. And while the sounds can easily be grabbed, most of the Firefox plugins with "catch & download" capability cannot recognize manga frames as images, which means they can't catch the links leading to them (I don't know about Opera, but this also applies to Internet Explorer and Chrome without greasemonkey scripts).
However, there is a solution for this:
Sorry, please read the forum rules to see why you can't view spoilers and why you can't post in this forum section. Thank you!List of series
(in non-alphabetical order):
Sorry, please read the forum rules to see why you can't view spoilers and why you can't post in this forum section. Thank you!
Feel free to post any useful info about any manga series/author from Nico Nico - it will be added to the list.
And thanks Renegade334
for editing this.