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New Poll - Choosing Series
We have a new poll for the week! Unfortunately, the long words kinda broke up the site formatting...but who cares? (Edit: Thanks Manick, for fixing the problem~) This time, we're wondering exactly how you guys choose to read a new series. The poll was submitted by MajorMarmot. If anyone wants to submit their own poll question, here is the place to go:

Now for the previous poll:
Question: Who knows you read manga?
Everyone - votes: 1917 (31.1%)
All of my friends - votes: 1494 (24.3%)
Only a few of my closest friends - votes: 1644 (26.7%)
Only the people I know online - votes: 291 (4.7%)
Only my family - votes: 390 (6.3%)
No one (I don't tell anyone) - votes: 422 (6.9%)
There were 6158 total votes.
The poll ended: March 15th 2008

A fairly even split. Not too many people are keeping it totally secret due to embarrassment. Don't forget guys, if you spread the word of anime/manga, then its popularity will spread~
Posted by lambchopsil on March 15th 11:41am Comments ( 11 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
12th Osamu Tezuka Culture Award Nominees Announced
Nominees for the 12th Tezuka Cultural Awards were announced in the latest edition of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper. Ten manga in all:
Posted by Gum on March 14th 10:22pm Comments ( 9 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Fansubbing Interview
Before you yell at me, I REALIZE that we are a manga site, while the article is about anime. But remember, what happens on that side also influences this side. We like the same stuff, right? (No arguments about which is better!)

The original article came from ANN:
The person interviewed is Tofusensei from the group Live-Evil. As a former fansubbing AND scanlator, I totally understand his sentiments. I would consider myself "old-school" in that sense, even though I've only been on the scene for a few years (read the article for what I mean).

Now the question is, will this spread to manga scanlators too? Notice all the one-man teams that speed scanlate the most popular series? (Some are just individuals that have a tiny knowledge of Japanese and editing and just throw together a sad looking thing they call a "scanlation") How about the large speed groups that do tons of series, but in LQ? Will the book industry decline like DVD sales? It's all to be seen...
Posted by lambchopsil on March 11th 6:58pm Comments ( 47 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Who Knows?
First, sorry about being a day late with updating the poll. I've been too busy the last few days to manage much, but here I am!

The new poll is Who knows you read manga? I realize most people have some sort of mixture of the options, but please just choose the one that most applies. There is also no "other" category, or else most people would vote for that one (probably), and we'd not really have much of a poll there, would we? Personally, I'm interested in knowing how many closet readers we have.

As for the old poll:
Question: How do you get most of your manga?
IRC - votes: 1207 (17.5%)
Torrents - votes: 386 (5.6%)
The scanlation group's website - votes: 2213 (32%)
Manga hosting sites - votes: 2496 (36.1%)
I buy most of my manga - votes: 480 (6.9%)
Other - votes: 128 (1.9%)
There were 6910 total votes.
The poll ended: March 9th 2008

Torrents are dying for manga releases (although I wouldn't say the same for anime releases). IRC interestingly enough still has plenty of people using it! If you haven't already, visit #lurk and you'll be in heaven. As for the top results, scanlation group websites and manga hosting sites ran neck to neck. Quite an turnout, I'd say~
Posted by lambchopsil on March 9th 6:44pm Comments ( 8 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Serenus Dreamers Not Closed!
Some good news for once~

snowdrop writes: Serenus Dreamers decided not to shut down. The group will continue their work but dropped a couple of series. For more details
Posted by lambchopsil on March 9th 1:00am Comments ( 10 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Shonen Sunday Series
barbapapa writes: ANZAI Nobuyuki, author of Flame of Recca and Marchen Awakens Romance, is starting a series called MiXiM ♀ 12 in issue #21-22 of Shonen Sunday.

FUJITA Kazuhiro, author of Ushio and Tiger and Karakuri Circus is starting a series called Gekkou Jourei in issue #17.
Posted by lambchopsil on March 8th 10:29am Comments ( 8 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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