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New Poll - Preferred Manga Consumption Method
This poll from our member mewarmo990 has a large assumption: money is not an issue. Other than that, it's a poll that may seem pretty familiar. (And lots of big words in the title)

You can discuss this poll on our forums here:
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=31487

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: Harem in manga
Choices:
Love them! - votes: 2569 (16.7%)
Only like it if it's romance and/or ecchi - votes: 2916 (18.9%)
I like the reverse harem more - votes: 3040 (19.7%)
Hate them all (or tired of them all) - votes: 3890 (25.2%)
Don't really care - votes: 3002 (19.5%)
There were 15417 total votes.
The poll ended: January 21st 2012

Interesting... The results were pretty even. I'm surprised that the reverse harem option got so many votes!
Posted by lambchopsil on January 21st 5:36pm Comments ( 17 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» drunkguy on January 21st, 2012, 12:44pm

I chose e-book reader but really I prefer using a tablet for manga since it has color and access to the most formats and webpages the way a PC does.

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» literal on January 21st, 2012, 12:47pm

I chose printed, but if time for translation/publication is still an issue then I'll stick with online. The publishing companies don't work fast enough and scanlators pick up series that never reach the companies' radar.

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» uzumakiwalid on January 21st, 2012, 2:03pm

I prefer to read them electronically(be it from tablet or computer) but right now, not much "Official Manga" you can buy(at least not in my country)

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» jHoward on January 21st, 2012, 2:23pm

Well, I prefer magazine with multiple series, it is faster and all, we also get a gift w/every release bigrazz
Besides we don't have to wait to start reading/continuing a series. Further more there is always a lot of information and detail about the new starting manga series even anime.

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» mattai on January 21st, 2012, 2:54pm

Even without money as an issue, acquiring hard copies is always going to be less convenient than electronic copies.

Via computer, I see a manga I want to read, I start reading it.

With hard copies, I go to an out-of-the-way specialty store, hope they have a copy of what I'm looking for in stock (for all the different volumes as well...), or order online and wait days for it to arrive. And then I have to store all these hundreds of volumes of manga and go searching through them if I want to reread them...

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» deadphoenix on January 21st, 2012, 3:01pm

I still prefer them printed (in good quality (not Tokyopop quality)), it still relaxing to read in bed before going to sleep, or in a comfortable chair with a nice drink. An e-book reader is also a nice replacement, certainly if you don't have any space left to put your manga away (book selfs overfull none ).
On a computer is annoying, reader that get stuck half way, page that is missing or doesn't load, watermark ( and please no pornografic watermark, this makes it to difficult to read the actual story).
A phone won't be a option for me, (lol) I don't have microscopes in my eyes.

Also, a small remark on the previous poll, wasn't it better to split up Hate them all and Tired of them all (the all preferable dropped). I'm tired of Harem, but I like Bakemonogatari!

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» Dionaea on January 24th, 2012, 12:11am

Microscopes XD LOL I was thinking exactly the same, how on earth can you read them on a phone? O.o

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» dreamer00013 on January 21st, 2012, 3:12pm

I want an I-Pad :3

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» jun on January 21st, 2012, 4:14pm

There is no better way to watch a manga than on an IPad, which is not one of the choices.

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» ebisu on January 21st, 2012, 6:36pm

You should add that oneself does not have space problems or issues. I'd prefer printed volumes really, cause when you focus on a series, you usually want to know what happens next after a single chapter. And if possible in big format or kazenban, like the magazines. That's what makes the computer also a good choice cause it requires limited space and it lets you view them in big.

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» maine12329 on January 21st, 2012, 8:34pm

Which is why, when Borders closed down, I bought 20 over volumes for about less than half price biggrin

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» That3rdGuy on January 21st, 2012, 10:05pm

Consume? Wouldn't obtain be more appropriate? Or procure? I know it's being derived from consumer, but I've never heard consume used in that manner. Just sounds... wrong.
As for the poll, on the computer, because it's free. I also don't need something I'll read once cluttering up my shelf space, especially with some of the off-color, unrelated title pages with half-naked girls. Everyone that comes over to my place would think I'm some pervert.

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» YummiMookies on January 23rd, 2012, 3:11am

Right? I thought I was misreading the poll for a second and thought it meant "How do you eat your manga?"

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» connerity on January 22nd, 2012, 7:48am

On an E-Book reader, but preferably on an I-pad.
Printed volumes are nice and all, but they take up sooo much space.
You can put the equivalent of about 1300 physical tanks (assuming 200 pages, 1 mb = 8 pages) on a single 32GB SDHC card.

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» dosetsu on January 22nd, 2012, 2:07pm

Not enough.

Computer, computer. Anywhere else, tablet or printed media.

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» Mierten on January 23rd, 2012, 8:31am

I have several series ththat I have both them electronically and printed. Which do I read -- electronic on computer. One series is still in its original shipping wrapper. I am glad the author gets credit but I don't have to remember which book shelf it is on and when traveling, it is much easier.

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» Dionaea on January 24th, 2012, 12:08am

I'd actually prefer if you got the e-book too when buying the physical volume, I love having volumes, but I don't take them with me on the bus and train to University, which is where I read manga most often... I usually read on my computer now, but I'd prefer being able to read everything on my e-book, for now I have to turn the books into pdfs myself though, which is why I only have my favorites on my reader...

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