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New Poll - Chinese Names in Japanese Manga
This week's poll comes from 8-3. I'm just gonna quote what he said, since it's a good explanation:
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There are lots of anime & manga written by Japanese authors that take place in China, or have characters who are ethnically Chinese. In the original Japanese releases, these Chinese names are usually pronounced in "Japanese."

For example, the name "玉玲" is pronounced "Gyokurei" in Japanese. In Chinese, it's pronounced "Yu Ling". Depending on who's doing the (English/French/Spanish/etc.) translation, the resulting romaji may differ. I've personally seen translated manga where Chinese names were converted to Chinese, and I've even seen manga where the translator chose to stick with the author's preferences; it really can go both ways.

Audiovisual mediums (anime, movies, etc.) can make subtitling a challenge, but seeing as manga is purely a visual medium, they tend to have less grey area, often leading to an all-or-nothing situation.


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 celebrate the Lunar New Year?
Choices:
Yes - votes: 1264 (22.3%)
Used to, but not anymore - votes: 295 (5.2%)
Never have - votes: 4098 (72.4%)
There were 5657 total votes.
The poll ended: February 4th 2017

I had a lot of good Chinese food last week!
Posted by lambchopsil on February 4th 2:54am Comments ( 20 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Lunar New Year
Today happens to be the Lunar New Year (or for me, Chinese New Year), so why not have a poll about it? You guys ever celebrate it? If you do, what kinds of customs does your family follow? For me, it was just relatives coming over for dinner (must have a fish dish) and getting the hongbao. Didn't dress up in red or decorate the house though.

You know, I had just assumed that Japan celebrates the Lunar New Year since most Asian countries do, but apparently it's not as big of a deal as it is in China, at least according to a quick Google search.

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: Live action adaptions of anime/manga?
Choices:
I generally look forward to these - votes: 363 (6.2%)
They can be fun sometimes - votes: 1706 (29.3%)
I'd mostly avoid them - votes: 2405 (41.2%)
I always dread them - votes: 1357 (23.3%)
There were 5831 total votes.
The poll ended: January 28th 2017

So much apprehension about them. I recently saw the trailer for the live action Full Metal Alchemist, and I'm not quite sure what to think...
Posted by lambchopsil on January 28th 2:32am Comments ( 15 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Live Action Adaptations
Another poll suggested by residentgrigo. The last time we did this poll was back in 2009 after Dragonball Evolution came out. And in a couple of months is the release of Ghost in the Shell. Please don't suck. Just, please.

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 listen to anime OSTs?
Choices:
Often - votes: 1922 (28.6%)
Occasionally - votes: 2939 (43.8%)
Never - votes: 907 (13.5%)
Used to, but not anymore - votes: 942 (14%)
There were 6710 total votes.
The poll ended: January 21st 2017

The OST from Howl's Moving Castle makes for some great study music
Posted by lambchopsil on January 21st 3:07am Comments ( 17 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Anime OSTs
Another poll from residentgrigo. This time it's something many of you can probably answer!

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: Preferred D&D alignment?
Choices:
Lawful good - votes: 206 (4.6%)
Neutral good - votes: 622 (13.9%)
Chaotic good - votes: 999 (22.3%)
Lawful neutral - votes: 303 (6.8%)
Neutral (a.k.a. true neutral) - votes: 628 (14%)
Chaotic neutral - votes: 1050 (23.4%)
Lawful evil - votes: 253 (5.6%)
Neutral evil - votes: 155 (3.5%)
Chaotic evil - votes: 272 (6.1%)
There were 4488 total votes.
The poll ended: January 14th 2017

Wow, over half of you guys prefer to be chaotic!
Posted by lambchopsil on January 14th 2:30am Comments ( 17 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Alignment
This week's poll from residentgrigo is about Dungeons & Dragons alignments. Feel free to interpret what "preferred" means in whatever context you like. I actually play 5e once a week, so this poll hits close to home. For the uninitiated, D&D is the first modern role-playing game, helping spawn a new genre of tabletop games and video games. If you want a written definition of what each choice means, read this wiki article. If you want some examples from movies, see this image chart. There's no labels on the axis, but it goes
  • Up: Good
  • Down: Evil
  • Left: Lawful
  • Right: Chaotic
  • Middle: Neutral

I disagree with some of the movie examples, but it's better than nothing...

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 hairstyle for a female hero
Choices:
Short bobcut - votes: 680 (9%)
Short curly hair - votes: 511 (6.8%)
Long curly hair - votes: 984 (13.1%)
Long straight hair - votes: 2274 (30.2%)
Ponytail - votes: 813 (10.8%)
Twin tails - votes: 303 (4%)
Braided - votes: 281 (3.7%)
Boyish - votes: 696 (9.2%)
Covers one eye - votes: 457 (6.1%)
Covers both eyes - votes: 77 (1%)
Bald - votes: 255 (3.4%)
Elaborate bun - votes: 206 (2.7%)
There were 7537 total votes.
The poll ended: January 7th 2017

If I had to guess, more people prefer longer hair. Pain to wash though...
Posted by lambchopsil on January 7th 3:26am Comments ( 6 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Female Hairstyles
As promised, this week's poll (also from suki_san) is about female hairstyles.

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

Previous Poll Result:
Question: Favorite hairstyle for a male hero
Choices:
Short unkempt hair - votes: 2665 (39.4%)
Short calm hair - votes: 1063 (15.7%)
Long hair - votes: 1249 (18.5%)
Puffy / afro hair - votes: 124 (1.8%)
Spiky / gravity-defying hair - votes: 495 (7.3%)
Covers one eye - votes: 560 (8.3%)
Covers both eyes - votes: 136 (2%)
Bald - votes: 468 (6.9%)
There were 6760 total votes.
The poll ended: December 31st 2016

Interestingly enough, I don't believe most of us have unkempt hair
Posted by lambchopsil on December 31st 2:23am Comments ( 7 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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