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Manga Poll
Do you have a topic that is an immediate deal breaker if a manga series you were already reading suddenly featured that topic, such that you would stop reading the series (even if it was "tastefully" done)? For example: religion, rape, etc.
No topics offend me on principle
I used to have one, but not anymore
I can think of one deal breaker
There's many topics that would stop me from continuing a series
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New Poll - Saving a Dying World
This weeks non-so-serious poll was suggested by seanna2k. The options aren't necessarily mutually exclusive, so just choose the one you like the most (whether it's the funniest or the one you'd most likely do).

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: When you do prefer groups to release their scanlations?
Right when they finish the chapter - votes: 2845 (47.1%)
On a regular schedule (aka a release every 2 weeks) - votes: 1881 (31.1%)
In bulk releases either randomly or a schedule (aka the 1st of the month) - votes: 402 (6.7%)
Don't care - votes: 913 (15.1%)
There were 6041 total votes.
The poll ended: October 29th 2016

Turns out most people don't like those bulk releases
Posted by lambchopsil on October 29th 3:37am Comments ( 16 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Cardiff University: Working with Translation
A member of ours, mattfabb, has been doing research on manga translations. You can see some of his past work here. He has created a new video and is looking for feedback. The video is here: steps/128935

Specifically, he is fielding these questions:
  • Have I been truthful?
  • Have I represented the community fairly?
  • Should I do things differently if I ever get to do something similar in the future?

Feel free to give other feedback too. You can do so by commenting in this thread or by emailing him at mattfabb[_at_]
Posted by lambchopsil on October 24th 11:06pm Comments ( 18 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Downtime / Investigating Cause
We just had a 5 hour downtime. Still investigating the cause.

Posted by Manick on October 22nd 8:15pm Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Release Schedules
This week's poll comes from F_J. Some groups release right when they're finished with the chapter, especially those speed scanners. Others have a fairly regular schedule they keep, although it might not be for the series you want them to release... And others only release once or twice a month and dump like 8 chapters of 5 different series on you. Do you have a preference?

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Which do you prefer?
Hero turning evil - votes: 3591 (47%)
Villain turning good - votes: 4054 (53%)
There were 7645 total votes.
The poll ended: October 21st 2016

Redemption is a cathartic feeling
Posted by lambchopsil on October 22nd 2:14am Comments ( 12 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Good and Evil
This week's poll is from icassop. No explanation necessary

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Would you rather
Read a crappy manga - votes: 1327 (22.5%)
Watch a crappy anime - votes: 624 (10.6%)
Read a crappy comic book / graphic novel - votes: 84 (1.4%)
Listen to a crappy audio drama / cd - votes: 117 (2%)
Read a crappy novel / book - votes: 245 (4.2%)
Watch a crappy TV show - votes: 481 (8.2%)
Watch a crappy movie - votes: 1037 (17.6%)
Listen to a crappy music album - votes: 197 (3.3%)
Play a crappy video game - votes: 691 (11.7%)
Play a crappy board game - votes: 593 (10.1%)
Play a crappy visual novel - votes: 233 (4%)
Watch a crappy play / musical / performance - votes: 263 (4.5%)
There were 5892 total votes.
The poll ended: October 15th 2016

Maybe I should've said "finish crappy manga" instead. Reading 1 chapter of a crappy manga is nothing
Posted by lambchopsil on October 15th 4:34am Comments ( 23 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Baka-Updates Anime Closing

For those who haven't seen, Baka-Updates Anime is now officially closed. It's the end of an era!

We're sticking around though, so don't worry!

The MU Team

Re-posting the goodbye message here because the it'll be gone eventually.

One day a group of friends by the names of y2klizard, aZn_nUt, Platinum|Star, and ^_^Teddie thought it would be a great idea if anime fansubs were more easily found in one location. There were already other websites that did this, however the others decided they would only report unlicensed shows. These guys quickly went to work and on July 20th, 2002 Baka-Updates was officially released to the public.

The goal of Baka-Updates was always to inform the users of the latest anime releases. Throughout the years, we have noticed the anime culture grow at a steady pace. It grew so much that companies eventually gave notice that viewers outside of Japan wanted to get the content fast and thus new streaming services such as Crunchyroll were born. Shows would be simucasted as soon as one hour after it was broadcasted in Japan. This led to the amount of fansubs decreasing since it was so convenient to view the new releases compared to the traditional methods.

As well, the Baka-Updates team continued to grow older. An increase in responsibilities with work and new families meant that we could not commit as much time into maintaining the website. Therefore we have decided it is the right time to shut down.

The team at Baka-Updates would like to thank all of our visitors for supporting the site over all these years. Without you, we would never have had the motivation to keep going for this long. We never expected the anime scene to grow up to what it is today and we will continue being a part of it, only in the background this time.

The closing of Baka-Updates does not affect our sister site MangaUpdates. It will continue to operate as normal.
Posted by Manick on October 13th 11:07pm Comments ( 16 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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