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After finishing a series that you like, you most hope to find
Anime of it
Sequel or spin-off
Another series by the same author
Merchandise for sale
Fan fiction
Fan art
A community to discuss the series with
I don't finish series
I have no hope for anything
 
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Manga is basically the Japanese equivalent of what you might know as comic books. They have a very unique style which has developed over many years. We hope here you can learn to appreciate the art that is manga and become an avid manga fan!

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New Poll - After Finishing a Series
This week's poll is from our member whatnot. After you finishing reading a series, what would you typically hope to find relating to that series? Personally, I tend to read the other works by that author. For instance, after finishing Suzuka, I read everything else by SEO Kouji.

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What sexist trope in manga bothers you the most?
Choices:
Patronizing "but you're a girl!" statement - votes: 581 (4.9%)
Objectification - votes: 470 (3.9%)
Falling in love with their rapist - votes: 3213 (26.8%)
"All women are..." - votes: 213 (1.8%)
Sexual assault/rape portrayed as a joke - votes: 2342 (19.6%)
Harassment is okay because she's "playing hard to get" - votes: 683 (5.7%)
Damsel in distress - votes: 799 (6.7%)
Girl solely exists to be a love interest - votes: 1324 (11.1%)
Jealous, vain, and/or cruel fangirls - votes: 819 (6.8%)
Madonna/whore dichotomy - votes: 300 (2.5%)
What? Sexism still exists? - votes: 1235 (10.3%)
There were 11979 total votes.
The poll ended: September 26th 2014

This was definitely one of the most talked about polls we've had in ages. Such a controversial topic...
Posted by lambchopsil on September 27th 6:38am Comments ( 20 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Sexism
This week's poll from cowsrawesome could potentially bother some people, but I'm gonna put it up anyways, since it's something to think about. Of the given options, which one of the sexist tropes bothers you the most? Your peeve may not be on that list, but choose the closest fit of the available choices.

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What kind of humor do you think you most develop after reading your usual manga?
Choices:
Awkward - votes: 530 (6%)
Serious or Dark - votes: 725 (8.3%)
Cute - votes: 537 (6.1%)
Fake - votes: 52 (0.6%)
Deadpan - votes: 516 (5.9%)
Silly - votes: 624 (7.1%)
Slapstick - votes: 364 (4.2%)
Sarcastic or Ironic - votes: 1861 (21.2%)
Witty - votes: 477 (5.4%)
Perverted - votes: 1101 (12.6%)
Weird - votes: 523 (6%)
Friendly - votes: 269 (3.1%)
None at all - votes: 1183 (13.5%)
There were 8762 total votes.
The poll ended: September 19th 2014

I agree that this was a really weird poll, but some stuff happened over the last week that caused me to not have time to really focus on deciding on a weekly poll, and I also didn't have time to change it to something else once I realized just how badly worded this one was... So oh well.
Posted by lambchopsil on September 20th 7:06am Comments ( 158 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Humor
This week's poll is from myrt. Since you started reading manga, what kind of humor do you think you've most developed?

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Favorite type of narrative to read?
Choices:
Each individual chapter is its own stand-alone story (like oneshots) - votes: 204 (2.5%)
Series of short stories (could be multiple chapters) in the same world - votes: 697 (8.4%)
Overall story divided into arcs or phases (episodic) - votes: 3834 (46.4%)
Straight-forward linear story - votes: 2748 (33.3%)
Non-linear story - votes: 311 (3.8%)
Story jumps back and forth between specific points of time - votes: 465 (5.6%)
There were 8259 total votes.
The poll ended: September 12th 2014

Most stories have arcs anyways
Posted by lambchopsil on September 13th 7:00am Comments ( 16 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Favorite Narrative
This week's poll on narrative comes from the creative mind of our member Kramsikler. Of the given options, which is your favorite type of narrative to read?

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Have you ever paid for manga (or manhwa/manhua) or the ability to read it (physical or digital)?
Choices:
Yes - votes: 9097 (75.1%)
No - votes: 3018 (24.9%)
There were 12115 total votes.
The poll ended: September 6th 2014

So it looks like most of you have bought something in your lifetime. Followup question is how much? Personally, I've only bought a single series, but I've gotten a lot of merchandise too
Posted by lambchopsil on September 6th 7:37am Comments ( 13 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Paid Manga
This week's simple poll is from Vesey. You ever pay for manga? Doesn't matter the amount (although feel free to comment about that).

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Question: What would you consider to be your native language?
Choices:
English - votes: 5786 (38.6%)
Spanish - votes: 1107 (7.4%)
Chinese - votes: 390 (2.6%)
French - votes: 1270 (8.5%)
Japanese - votes: 319 (2.1%)
Korean - votes: 156 (1%)
Portuguese - votes: 655 (4.4%)
German - votes: 802 (5.4%)
Dutch - votes: 227 (1.5%)
Finnic (Finnish, Estonian, etc.) - votes: 287 (1.9%)
North Germanic (Norwegian, Swedish, etc.) - votes: 462 (3.1%)
Baltic (Latvian, Lithuanian, etc.) - votes: 105 (0.7%)
Semitic (Arabic, Hebrew, etc.) - votes: 258 (1.7%)
Indo-Iranian (Bengali, Hindustani, Persian, etc.) - votes: 247 (1.6%)
Slavic (Russian, Slovak, Polish, etc.) - votes: 1160 (7.7%)
Malayo-Polynesian (Javanese, Tagalog, etc.) - votes: 618 (4.1%)
Other - votes: 1123 (7.5%)
There were 14972 total votes.
The poll ended: August 29th 2014

We ARE an English site... Interestingly enough, the next one is French...
Posted by lambchopsil on August 30th 4:14am Comments ( 50 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Native Language
This week's poll was suggested by 狂気. You may not like how some languages are included in families while others are individual, but deal with it. Well, we ARE an English site...

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How big of a manga fan are you (in terms of # of series read / reading)?
Choices:
Beginner (<10) - votes: 213 (1.9%)
Casual reader (10-100) - votes: 1809 (15.8%)
Rookie (100-250) - votes: 1831 (16%)
Intermediate amateur (250-500) - votes: 2142 (18.7%)
Amateur (500-750) - votes: 1345 (11.7%)
Advanced amateur (750-1k) - votes: 1340 (11.7%)
Intermediate professional (1-1.5k) - votes: 996 (8.7%)
Professional (1.5k-2k) - votes: 560 (4.9%)
Advanced professional (2k-3k) - votes: 298 (2.6%)
Sensei (3k+) - votes: 930 (8.1%)
There were 11464 total votes.
The poll ended: August 22nd 2014

Pretty good bell curve except for the sensei option. 3k is a lot...
Posted by lambchopsil on August 23rd 5:36am Comments ( 37 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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