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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 - Pleasure Reading
The idea for this week's poll was from ListeningDaisy, although I changed all the poll options... But regardless, when's the last time you did some kind of pleasure reading outside of manga, manhua, or manhwa?

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: Which operating system are you using on your main computer?
Choices:
Windows - votes: 8970 (83.3%)
Apple (Mac, Rhapsody, etc) - votes: 973 (9%)
Linux - votes: 462 (4.3%)
BSD - votes: 12 (0.1%)
Other - votes: 75 (0.7%)
Multi-boot - votes: 272 (2.5%)
There were 10764 total votes.
The poll ended: October 25th 2014

People use BSD still?..
Posted by lambchopsil on October 25th 5:54pm Comments ( 12 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Mangaupdates Global Site Downtime
All,

The recent downtime was (is still) being caused by our host. It turns out that one of our IP addresses in our virtual network has stopped responding to requests on ports 80 or 443.

I've moved mangaupdates.com to a different IP and updated DNS, but it will take up to a day for the DNS updates to traverse the globe and become effective for everyone.

Sorry for the trouble. We're sending in a support ticket, so maybe they can help us figure out what's wrong.

-m
Posted by Manick on October 24th 1:41pm Comments ( 41 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - OS
This week's computer-related poll was initially suggested by godlover but also amended by both 狂気 and kitty1826x. Doesn't require much explanation...

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: Which of the following was the first media you consumed that introduced you into this fandom?
Choices:
Manga - votes: 3021 (25.7%)
Manhwa - votes: 97 (0.8%)
Manhua - votes: 14 (0.1%)
Anime - votes: 8035 (68.2%)
Other Japanese TV show - votes: 42 (0.4%)
(Light) novels - votes: 71 (0.6%)
Visual novels - votes: 40 (0.3%)
Japanese RPGs - votes: 325 (2.8%)
Other Japanese video game - votes: 59 (0.5%)
Other - votes: 71 (0.6%)
There were 11775 total votes.
The poll ended: October 18th 2014

I guess anime on TV is a good intro
Posted by lambchopsil on October 18th 7:55pm Comments ( 14 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - First Fandom
As PinkShippuden suggests (and 狂気 helped add some options), we all had to have started somewhere to get into this fandom of the anime/manga world. So of the media choices, which was your first introduction into this world of delights? My first would probably have to be the original Pokemon TV series, which started getting popular around my 3rd grade.

Started from the bottom and now we're here. Not that Pokemon was the bottom. Far from it. Ah, memories...

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: Do you use an ad-blocker on your browser?
Choices:
Yes - votes: 8586 (78.2%)
I used to - votes: 509 (4.6%)
Never have, but might consider it - votes: 1029 (9.4%)
Never have, never will - votes: 318 (2.9%)
What's an ad-blocker? - votes: 534 (4.9%)
There were 10976 total votes.
The poll ended: October 11th 2014

Dang, seems like a lot of us are savvy enough for that ad-blocker!
Posted by lambchopsil on October 11th 7:41am Comments ( 27 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Ad-blocker
This week's poll from MinatoAce isn't strictly manga/anime-related, but it does indicate your browsing habits. If you use multiple computers regularly, try to answer the poll for your most-used device.

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: After finishing a series that you like, you most hope to find
Choices:
Anime of it - votes: 1444 (13.1%)
Sequel or spin-off - votes: 2963 (26.9%)
Another series by the same author - votes: 4365 (39.6%)
Merchandise for sale - votes: 118 (1.1%)
Fan fiction - votes: 564 (5.1%)
Fan art - votes: 193 (1.7%)
A community to discuss the series with - votes: 317 (2.9%)
I don't finish series - votes: 39 (0.4%)
I have no hope for anything - votes: 1029 (9.3%)
There were 11032 total votes.
The poll ended: October 4th 2014

It's like video game developers. If I like Mass Effect, chances are I'll like the other Bioware games.
Posted by lambchopsil on October 4th 2:31pm Comments ( 37 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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 ( 23 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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