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Offline Esper

Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2017, 05:01:30 PM »
Hello Skullknight.net, and thank you, Aazealh, for the guide. I used it in the past and it helped a lot.

However today, when I bought another Berserk volume, I got a problem.
I used the "book-in-the-box" program, but apparently I cannot anymore, as it looks like the website switched the program to "白泉社e-net!本棚". I must've missed when it happened, now they use their own program, v1.0.3 as of me writing this. It now uses the same login/password as the website.

Now the only way to download the volumes is through this new program:


But when I click the link and choose the program, it gives me this error message:


This happens with all my volumes now.

I did some rough character drawing in Google Translate, and it seems to say something like "Please confirm the purchased book in your account". I have no idea what that means, and I didn't have to do this with "book-in-the-box". I can still read old volumes in the old program just fine. I made further semi-blind attempts at checking what i can do inside the new program/on the website, but to no results.

This part of their guide seems related:

(https://www.hakusensha-e.net/guide)
But what exactly does it say? I cannot use volumes already downloaded with "book-in-the-box"? That's not right, I cannot open a newly purchased volume either. Or do I have to uninstall "book-in-the-box" to use "白泉社e-net!本棚"?

I know I can just read it in the online reader, but this bugs me a lot. Can you please help me? I don't actually know Japanese. Do any of you have this problem too?

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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2017, 05:22:00 PM »
Hi Esper. I only use the online reader myself these days so I'll need to check this out in detail, but I don't think it's a serious problem.

EDIT: Well I just checked. I installed the new program, I put in my ID and password, and my volumes and YAs appeared right away. I downloaded a volume directly from inside the app and it took maybe 20 seconds. Can open and browse it at will, it's a breeze (very nice viewer too, much better than Book in the Box).

Can you detail your experience with the software installation? You get an error after entering your ID and password? Are you 100% sure they are correct? Please verify it. Also, I would indeed recommend you to uninstall Book in the Box in case it incorporates a DRM that interferes with the new app.
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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2017, 06:27:56 PM »
Esper, I'm in the same boat as you are. New software installed, but it won't recognize my library, despite the library being fine on the website side of things.

I tried various solutions, but still came up short. I think Hakusensha is having issues connecting the new app with user account libraries. I'll check back in with it in a few weeks.
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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2017, 06:11:57 PM »
I have the same issue, since forever.
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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2017, 09:28:25 PM »
I tested with a new account, and it works. Going to contact Hakusensha to resolve. This should be fun!
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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2017, 06:03:48 AM »
Thank you for all the replies!

(...) Can you detail your experience with the software installation? (...)

So I reinstalled the software after deleting "book-in-the-box", and here's the whole process, sort of as a guide (that leads to an error?). Well, it shows my thought process. If I'm wrong at something, please correct me:


Confirmation screen, "this will install 白泉社e-net!本棚" and legality, i guess. (N) for Next.


Default installation path. (E) for all users, (M) for only this user. I tried both, right now I use all users.


Again, confirmation screen.


And after several finished progress bars, it shows this. (C) to close.

You get an error after entering your ID and password? Are you 100% sure they are correct? Please verify it.

No, I get no error at login stage. Here's the process:

I enter my email and password, the same as for the website, I checked again just in case. Checkmarks to remember. Lower link is "forgot your password".


And this is what it opens to. A frame for sorted books. Top right button directs you to the website.
So after logging in I click the refresh button on top left.


It says something like "it may take a while to load your collection".


Then it goes "sync complete" and nothing. Absolutely nothing new.


There's this menu, but i don't think it'll help. Second option is logout, and the last two are software info, that's all I understood.


So here I go from the website side again, and again the same thing.

That's all.

Esper, I'm in the same boat as you are. (...)
I have the same issue, since forever.

So I am not the only one, whew. Still, the problem remains. Sorry this is like a tech support question, but everything Hakusensha-related is strictly Japanese.

(...) I think Hakusensha is having issues connecting the new app with user account libraries. I'll check back in with it in a few weeks.
Well, looks like I'm doing this too now.

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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2017, 06:53:21 AM »
Yeah sorry I hadn't updated my post but since Walter had the same issue he tested a variety of approaches and we determined it must be account-related and not software-related. I can't explain it but for some reason the accounts just don't sync like they should. Please let us know if you get an answer from Hakusensha.

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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2017, 01:33:34 PM »
Alright, good news folks.

Hakusensha got back to me (in English!) and they had a solution that worked. The username (email) that you log in with is case sensitive when you use the new software, though the website login is more flexible. I was able to login and access my library with Walter@email.com instead of walter@email.com.

Give it a shot if you are having trouble.
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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2017, 02:03:34 PM »
Hakusensha got back to me (in English!) and they had a solution that worked. The username (email) that you log in with is case sensitive when you use the new software, though the website login is more flexible. I was able to login and access my library with Walter@email.com instead of walter@email.com.

Shame on you guys for capitalizing your email addresses. :iva:
More seriously, it's good that the solution ended up being so simple.

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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2017, 03:48:14 PM »
Shame on you guys for capitalizing your email addresses. :iva:
If I did that, it was because it was capped by default.  :azan:
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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2017, 08:02:01 AM »
Alright, good news folks.

Hakusensha got back to me (in English!) and they had a solution that worked. The username (email) that you log in with is case sensitive when you use the new software, though the website login is more flexible. I was able to login and access my library with Walter@email.com instead of walter@email.com.

Give it a shot if you are having trouble.

So it's been a week and I checked back, didn't change anything myself and it works!
Alright, I'm guessing they fixed it/made it flexible after you talked to them, it now works like a charm! Thank you!  :ubik:

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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2017, 02:41:10 PM »
So it's been a week and I checked back, didn't change anything myself and it works!
Alright, I'm guessing they fixed it/made it flexible after you talked to them, it now works like a charm! Thank you!  :ubik:

Awesome, I was hoping yours would be resolved too.
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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2017, 11:20:10 PM »
Does anyone know how long it typically takes for new volumes to be available digitally? I've been looking to purchase the episodes that were released after volume 38, though only the most recent few issues of Young Animal are available to purchase on this website. Considering volume 39 was released a few weeks back in Japan, I'm hoping I'll soon be able to buy this digitally. Also, thank you Aaz for making this guide. It really helped me figure out how to buy the Young Animal issue with episode 351!

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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2017, 06:57:16 AM »
Does anyone know how long it typically takes for new volumes to be available digitally? I've been looking to purchase the episodes that were released after volume 38, though only the most recent few issues of Young Animal are available to purchase on this website. Considering volume 39 was released a few weeks back in Japan, I'm hoping I'll soon be able to buy this digitally. Also, thank you Aaz for making this guide. It really helped me figure out how to buy the Young Animal issue with episode 351!

They only make the last few issues of the magazines available for purchase at any given time, so basically you have to get them when they're out because once they're gone, they're gone (however you do keep those you've bought indefinitely). For the volumes it's a bit more complicated. Hakusensha is trying to spare its print business despite having a digital store, so the releases are always delayed and there's no guarantees for its availability that I'm aware of. Could be next week, could be in six months.

Personally I buy the physical volumes from cdjapan.co.jp. It's cheap, fast and reliable.

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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2017, 11:05:02 AM »
They only make the last few issues of the magazines available for purchase at any given time, so basically you have to get them when they're out because once they're gone, they're gone (however you do keep those you've bought indefinitely). For the volumes it's a bit more complicated. Hakusensha is trying to spare its print business despite having a digital store, so the releases are always delayed and there's no guarantees for its availability that I'm aware of. Could be next week, could be in six months.

Personally I buy the physical volumes from cdjapan.co.jp. It's cheap, fast and reliable.

Gotcha, I may just buy volume 39 from CDJapan then. I'm figuring the Dark Horse version will be out this winter the earliest so that's my best bet. I've used CDJapan before for other things so I trust them. Also it's strange that it's cheaper to import the volume from Japan, including shipping, than buying the English volumes here.

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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2017, 03:00:54 PM »
Gotcha, I may just buy volume 39 from CDJapan then. I'm figuring the Dark Horse version will be out this winter the earliest so that's my best bet. I've used CDJapan before for other things so I trust them. Also it's strange that it's cheaper to import the volume from Japan, including shipping, than buying the English volumes here.

I would not be surprised to see volume 39 in english only in the summer of 2018. From what I've observe the volumes tend to come out in english a year after the japanese release. It'd be fun to get it earlier then that but I would not put my hopes up.

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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2017, 03:39:12 PM »
Volume 39 is coming out digitally on the 21st according to Amazon's kindle store and Bookwalker.

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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2017, 07:01:46 PM »
Volume 39 is coming out digitally on the 21st according to Amazon's kindle store and Bookwalker.

Can you provide links to back this up? I could not find Berserk on Bookwalker and IIRC Berserk is definitely not on Kindle.



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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #45 on: December 08, 2017, 07:06:40 PM »
Does the digital Issue release the same day as the newsstand(In the case of the upcoming release Dec. 22nd)?  Or is there an expected delay for the digital issue?

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Re: How to buy the digital edition of Young Animal online
« Reply #46 on: December 08, 2017, 07:22:15 PM »
Digital comes out one week after, unfortunately.
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