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New Poll - Spoilers
This week's poll comes from nowyat. Let's pretend you somehow had knowledge of a spoiler for an anime or manga and no one else in the world knew about it. Assume that this spoiler is bigger than Harry Potter dying, or Snape kills Dumbledore, or "Luke, I am your father" (misquote on purpose), or the Red Wedding. (Side note, but if you don't know even one of the above references... Please, get out of the rock you're hiding under). Anyways, the poll is about what you would do with such knowledge. There's even a "Don't care" option that isn't worded as "Don't care"! Hopefully that appeases the lot of you...

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

Question: Which pisses you off the most?
Choices:
When multiple groups scanlate the same series - votes: 446 (3.4%)
When a group has too many projects and releases are slow for the series you read - votes: 1261 (9.7%)
When a good series stops being scanlated because it's not popular - votes: 3387 (26%)
When a good series stops being scanlated because the group closed - votes: 784 (6%)
When you start a series and then find out: Last Release (1000d ago). Completely Scanlated: No - votes: 4769 (36.6%)
People who ask: "When will the next chapter be released?" - votes: 544 (4.2%)
Speed scanlations - votes: 146 (1.1%)
When scanlation stops due to a Cease & Desist - votes: 470 (3.6%)
People making money off scanlations - votes: 1233 (9.5%)
There were 13040 total votes.
The poll ended: October 26th 2013

This poll sure sparked a lot of debate and discussion. Do people even care about speed scanlations anymore? Doesn't seem like it...
Posted by lambchopsil on October 26th 7:47am Comments ( 16 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Scanlation Anger
This week's poll comes from our member ashi. Of the given choices of scanlation woes, which one angers you the most? Not an exhaustive list, but like I said, just choose from what's given. You're probably annoyed by at least one of them...

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 had an original idea for a story and weren't concerned about money, staff, or personal skill, which medium would be most suitable for your creation?
Choices:
Manga, manhwa, or manhua - votes: 2744 (28.3%)
Western graphic novel - votes: 232 (2.4%)
(Light) novel, book, or short story - votes: 2123 (21.9%)
Live-action movie - votes: 537 (5.5%)
Animated movie - votes: 673 (6.9%)
Live-action TV show - votes: 393 (4.1%)
Animated TV show - votes: 1251 (12.9%)
Game - votes: 1383 (14.3%)
Theatrical play or musical - votes: 74 (0.8%)
Radio show - votes: 20 (0.2%)
Drama cd - votes: 33 (0.3%)
Newspaper cartoon - votes: 32 (0.3%)
Song - votes: 151 (1.6%)
Dance - votes: 56 (0.6%)
There were 9702 total votes.
The poll ended: October 18th 2013

Considering what kind of site this is, no surprises on the winner. But the choice of games got more votes than I would've expected! (I personally chose games too, as I play more video games than I read manga, nowadays)
Posted by lambchopsil on October 19th 6:43am Comments ( 138 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Media Type
This week's poll is from the mind of our member whatnot, although some of the more outrageous choices are mine (for completeness, I guess). If you had an idea for something, what would be your ideal medium of entertainment for your creation? Let's assume that money is not an issue, that you can get all the necessary staff, and you do not personally need any skill in making music, acting, animating, etc (that's what your hirelings are for!)

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: Bullying in manga...
Choices:
Helps with character development, so let's have it - votes: 1243 (12%)
It's realistic and has a place in manga - votes: 2926 (28.4%)
Bullies are fine since they'll get what's coming to them - votes: 1154 (11.2%)
It's too unrealistic and cliche - votes: 1768 (17.1%)
It's unpleasant, so don't show bullying in manga - votes: 624 (6%)
Don't care - votes: 2602 (25.2%)
There were 10317 total votes.
The poll ended: October 12th 2013

Now how many of us have actually experienced bullying...
Posted by lambchopsil on October 12th 8:21am Comments ( 43 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Bullying
This week's poll is from our member tom32403. Do you think bullying has a role in manga and is worth showing? I guess the degree and form of bullying can vary in terms of physical and emotional hurt, but some people here have probably experienced bullying in real life, so this could be a touchy subject to read about in manga.

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 Pokemon movie
Choices:
Pokemon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back - votes: 3344 (34.2%)
The Power of One (Pokemon: The Movie 2000) - votes: 1026 (10.5%)
Pokemon 3: Spell of the Unown - votes: 285 (2.9%)
Pokemon 4Ever: Celebi - Voice of the First - votes: 180 (1.8%)
Pokemon Heroes: Latios and Latias - votes: 318 (3.3%)
Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker - votes: 79 (0.8%)
Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys - votes: 77 (0.8%)
Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew - votes: 205 (2.1%)
Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea - votes: 90 (0.9%)
Pokemon: The Rise of Darkrai - votes: 90 (0.9%)
Pokemon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior - votes: 27 (0.3%)
Pokemon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life - votes: 40 (0.4%)
Pokemon: Zoroark - Master of Illusions - votes: 28 (0.3%)
Pokemon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram - votes: 18 (0.2%)
Pokemon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom - votes: 10 (0.1%)
Pokemon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice - votes: 16 (0.2%)
Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend of Awakened - votes: 28 (0.3%)
I hate them all - votes: 720 (7.4%)
I never watched a Pokemon movie - votes: 3184 (32.6%)
There were 9765 total votes.
The poll ended: October 4th 2013

Now if we could match that with how many people only saw the first movie... And I decided not to do the favorite Pokemon game poll for a couple of reasons. One is that it seems it'll just have a backlash with a bunch of people never playing a Pokemon game before. Another reason is because it'd be more fair to have X and Y as options, as initial review impressions say it's quite good. Comes out October 12 for the Nintendo 3DS.
Posted by lambchopsil on October 5th 6:55am Comments ( 28 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Pokemon
This week's Pokemon movie poll is from our member Monkey_Fist. All the movies listed are from the Wikipedia article, although I haven't seen most of them... If I remember, I'll make a Pokemon game poll next week.

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: When you watch a foreign (non-English) show or movie, what method would you most choose to watch it?
Choices:
The original language's dub / subs - votes: 1492 (13.6%)
The English subs - votes: 7966 (72.5%)
The subs of another language - votes: 413 (3.8%)
The English dub - votes: 361 (3.3%)
The dub of another language - votes: 79 (0.7%)
Whatever is available or is easiest to obtain - votes: 444 (4%)
Don't care which - votes: 160 (1.5%)
I never watch foreign shows or films - votes: 71 (0.6%)
There were 10986 total votes.
The poll ended: September 28th 2013

Subs for the win! Too bad most anime isn't sold as sub-only in the US...
Posted by lambchopsil on September 28th 7:45am Comments ( 47 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Foreign Films
This week's poll was suggested by our member Transdude1996. When watching a foreign film, do you just watch in the native language (that you probably don't understand), go for the subs, go for the dub, or maybe you don't care? And by "foreign film," I mean a movie that's not in a language that you readily understand.

Edit: Changed the choices a little due to popular demand

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: What bothers you the most the art in a manga?
Choices:
Head is too big / small - votes: 287 (2.2%)
All characters look the same (or generic) - votes: 2935 (22%)
Scraggly lines - votes: 314 (2.4%)
Old fashioned - votes: 876 (6.6%)
Eyes are too big / small - votes: 436 (3.3%)
Disproportionate body parts and limbs - votes: 2273 (17.1%)
Backgrounds are too / not enough detailed - votes: 226 (1.7%)
Faces don't look right - votes: 849 (6.4%)
Clothing looks bad - votes: 60 (0.5%)
Unrealistic hair color - votes: 163 (1.2%)
I just hate certain styles of manga art - votes: 3543 (26.6%)
Other - votes: 372 (2.8%)
Nothing bothers me - votes: 988 (7.4%)
There were 13322 total votes.
The poll ended: September 21st 2013

Ya, I agree it sucks if you can barely tell the characters apart. There's a school of thought that a character should be recognizable just by their silhouette, which applies to any visual medium.
Posted by lambchopsil on September 21st 7:23am Comments ( 40 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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