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Your favorite author has been charged and/or convicted of a serious crime (murder, rape, child prostitution, etc). Would you treat their fictional works any differently?
Make no difference, so I don't care
All works past, present, and future has been tainted
Anything new they work on is tainted
Only works that are related to the crime are tainted (i.e., plot point about rape)
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Revamped "What's New" section
I've taken the liberty to update the "What's New" section. It now shows releases that are dated for 2008 and you can sort them 3 ways, by date added, by rating, and by past 3 month activity stats.

Hopefully this will be more useful than what was there before.
Posted by Manick on April 3rd 7:43pm Comments ( 9 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
April Fool's Day
Although it is April Fool's Day, we at B-U WILL NOT tolerate any fake releases being announced/reported to us. If we, by accident, allow a fake release to get through, please report the mistake to us. (This includes manga and anime releases)

If any group attempts to keep posting fake releases as a joke, we will take severe action against the said group. We wish to remain as accurate as possible for our members

-BU Staff
Posted by lambchopsil on March 31st 9:45pm Comments ( 25 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Anime Poll
New poll suggestion came from member Dubby, who submitted the idea today~
Simple poll, so no need to explain it.

Previous Poll:
Question: What makes a manga?
Art - votes: 1396 (19.9%)
Plot - votes: 3199 (45.6%)
Characters - votes: 1637 (23.3%)
Originality - votes: 743 (10.6%)
Popularity - votes: 36 (0.5%)
There were 7011 total votes.
The poll ended: March 29th 2008

So the interesting plot wins~ I think I should have put stuff in like "humor" and some other choices, oh well...
Posted by lambchopsil on March 29th 7:15pm Comments ( 12 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Restating an Old Rule
Some of you may not have realized, but back in the beginning of October, we disabled download links for all series marked "licensed" into the English language. The original news post can be found here:

Now you're wondering why I'm bringing this up now.
If you submit a manga release to us that is for a licensed series but an unknown scanlator (we define that as not being listed in our group database), even if there IS a download link, we will REJECT that release. Likewise, if you add a new group that has no website or IRC link, and is without any approved releases, unless you state a reason for this (through a pm to me), the group will also be REJECTED (if any questions about this, pm me).

(On an unrelated note, "Anonymous" or any variation of it will not be accepted as a group name in the release entry. Please use "?" for unknown groups)

For unlicensed series, releases made by unknown groups (as under the previously defined definition) without download links will be REJECTED.

In other words, don't try and submit anything that crosses the bounds as stated above.

Thank you for your cooperation (and if you don't, we can always press the "Delete" button)~

-Mangaupdates Staff
Posted by lambchopsil on March 27th 7:00pm Comments ( 16 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Happy Easter!
To all the Christian/Catholic people out there, happy Easter! If you guys are on Spring Break, lucky you too~ (As for me, my Spring Break is in 2 weeks still...)
Posted by lambchopsil on March 23rd 8:36am Comments ( 22 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Gacha Gacha
We (the admins) decided to rearrange the way the series Gacha Gacha is presented in the database. Now, the two different arcs are separated correctly:
Volumes 1-5: Gacha Gacha ~Capsule~
Volumes 6-16: Gacha Gacha ~Secret~

The original series entry has been left alone so that votes and comments still exist. If you favor one arc over the other, now you can vote differently.

-Mangaupdates Staff
Posted by lambchopsil on March 22nd 9:42pm Comments ( 7 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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