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Welcome to Baka-Updates - Manga Division

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 - Membership
This week's poll from Lorska is something for site stats. We're just looking at the stats of the people who vote in the polls.

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

Question: Do you know Japanese?
Choices:
Native fluency - votes: 129 (1%)
Yes, I can understand most things - votes: 421 (3.2%)
I know a lot but am not fluent - votes: 1308 (9.9%)
I know only the basics - votes: 2285 (17.2%)
Bits and pieces from anime / manga - votes: 7715 (58.2%)
None - votes: 1405 (10.6%)
There were 13263 total votes.
The poll ended: March 28th 2015

Arigatou
Posted by lambchopsil on March 28th 7:21am Comments ( 7 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Tadanohito Closing
Tadanohito, one of the longest hentai translators will be retiring soon. He's been translating for 8+ years.

You can find more information here: http://www.tadanohito.net/news.php?readmore=1419
Posted by lambchopsil on March 22nd 5:37am Comments ( 24 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Japanese Fluency
This week's poll is from Sapphiresky. What's your fluency in Japanese?

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: I am ___ and prefer reading this kind of romance series
Choices:
Straight and like reading boy / girl romance - votes: 6396 (51.8%)
Straight and like reading same-sex romance - votes: 2229 (18.1%)
Gay / Lesbian and like reading boy / girl romance - votes: 77 (0.6%)
Gay / Lesbian and like reading same-sex romance - votes: 321 (2.6%)
Bisexual and like reading boy / girl romance - votes: 310 (2.5%)
Bisexual and like reading same-sex romance - votes: 693 (5.6%)
Asexual and like reading boy / girl romance - votes: 320 (2.6%)
Asexual and like reading same-sex romance - votes: 547 (4.4%)
Other and like reading boy / girl romance - votes: 98 (0.8%)
Other and like reading same-sex romance - votes: 261 (2.1%)
I just hate romance series - votes: 1092 (8.8%)
There were 12344 total votes.
The poll ended: March 21st 2015

So many people hate romance...
Posted by lambchopsil on March 21st 7:21am Comments ( 25 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Sexual Orientation and Preferred Romance Series
This week's poll comes from JanuaryDreams. I've noticed that we've been doing a lot of demographic and romance related polls recently...

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 mood in a series do you most enjoy?
Choices:
Lighthearted / comedy - votes: 3270 (36.8%)
Dark / sad - votes: 1246 (14%)
Serious / straight - votes: 1099 (12.4%)
Tension / drama - votes: 1223 (13.8%)
Fearful / foreboding - votes: 308 (3.5%)
Happy / feel-good - votes: 1731 (19.5%)
There were 8877 total votes.
The poll ended: March 13th 2015

Romcoms, hehe
Posted by lambchopsil on March 14th 7:01am Comments ( 46 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Best Mood
This week's poll was suggested by FormX. Of the given list of possible moods and tones and a series, which is your favorite?

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: If you were a mangaka, which demographic would you draw / write for?
Choices:
Shoujo - votes: 1619 (15.7%)
Shounen - votes: 2032 (19.7%)
Josei - votes: 954 (9.3%)
Seinen - votes: 2774 (26.9%)
Hentai - votes: 674 (6.5%)
Yaoi - votes: 1768 (17.1%)
Yuri - votes: 489 (4.7%)
There were 10310 total votes.
The poll ended: March 7th 2015

Wasn't expecting seinen to win... I guess more of you guys prefer writing for a more mature audience rather than a young audience?
Posted by lambchopsil on March 7th 7:54am Comments ( 13 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Drawing a Demographic
Now we're doing the actual poll F_J suggested.

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: If you lived in a manga, which demographic would it be?
Choices:
Shoujo - votes: 1928 (15.6%)
Shounen - votes: 2506 (20.3%)
Josei - votes: 1627 (13.2%)
Seinen - votes: 2929 (23.7%)
Hentai - votes: 1438 (11.6%)
Yaoi - votes: 1360 (11%)
Yuri - votes: 556 (4.5%)
There were 12344 total votes.
The poll ended: February 28th 2015

Hmm, the male-orientated demographics were more popular, even though I believe we have more female voters
Posted by lambchopsil on February 28th 8:14am Comments ( 15 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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