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New Poll - Sports
This week's poll about sports was suggested by our member nowyat. The choices are definitely non-exhaustive and are arranged in no particular order. I did not include a choice "Other" on purpose (as with the "None" option), so please choose your favorite out of the ones available. Although you can comment below if you have another favorite that isn't on the list! (And yes, I put in that e-sports one at the end just for the heck of it)

Edit: Whoops, I put "Cycling" twice. Oh well

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

Question: How many languages do you proficiently know?
Choices:
Just English (most likely you're American) - votes: 2913 (18.3%)
English and... (meaning you're the rest of the world) - votes: 7360 (46.2%)
Three (above average) - votes: 4196 (26.3%)
Four (exceptionally learned) - votes: 979 (6.1%)
Five or more (approaching godly status) - votes: 499 (3.1%)
There were 15947 total votes.
The poll ended: May 5th 2012

It is perfectly fine to only know 1 language well (including me), but it seems the majority knows plenty of languages! And I realize "proficiently" is very subjective. We're not using the results of these polls for anything, so that's alright. It's a poll for fun, not a full-blown survey.
Posted by lambchopsil on May 5th 7:49am Comments ( 78 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» SAimNE on May 5th, 2012, 12:50am

Martial arts are pwning o,o(dropping fast tho was 30 when I started typing and 25 when I finished lol)

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» randomreader on May 5th, 2012, 12:51am

almost 30 options yet you left out the "none - i hate ssports" option no

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» lambchopsil on May 5th, 2012, 12:53am

Quote from randomreader
almost 30 options yet you left out the "none - i hate ssports" option no

Also on purpose

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» 狂気 on May 5th, 2012, 2:56am

Where's the "other" option? Martial arts, boxing and kendo are separated but not judo? I guess I'll say igo (which is also missing—as is mahjong).

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» Elby67 on May 8th, 2012, 10:26am

While I enjoy playing go it is a game, not a sport.

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» SAimNE on May 5th, 2012, 1:04am

Quote from randomreader
almost 30 options yet you left out the "none - i hate ssports" option no


Isn't that video game? none

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» AliceinAmestris on May 5th, 2012, 12:54am

This poll was a bit difficult it was a tie between martial arts and boxing for me but I chose martial arts after a grueling 5 second debate. biggrin

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» BlackOrion on May 5th, 2012, 12:58am

Archery, i love it. But only the occidental one... i don't want to offend anybody but i think oriental archery is really boring (it's also proved to be less useful in a real battlefield)


Quote from randomreader
almost 30 options yet you left out the "none - i hate ssports" option no


That's really bad for health :S, i can't believe anybody would actually hate all sports.


I also love Rugby (played it for years), but i think an occidental archery manga would be interesting.

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» KaoriNite on May 6th, 2012, 7:23am

Quote from BlackOrion
Quote from randomreader
almost 30 options yet you left out the "none - i hate ssports" option no


That's really bad for health :S, i can't believe anybody would actually hate all sports.


I hate playing all sports, although i was briefly on my high school tennis team, but i sucked since i had never played before. and the only sport i can stand to watch is mma. the others are just too boring fro me.

anyways, for the poll i struggled choosing between archery and kendo, but in the end chose kendo. i've read some really good manga with those sports, that actually managed to make me care about the sports.

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» Toto on May 5th, 2012, 1:10am

And yes, I voted for e-sports just for the hell of it.

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» SilverStorm on May 5th, 2012, 1:10am

Voted video games for the lolz, especially considering I read shoujo and smut mangas....

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» hahhah42 on May 5th, 2012, 1:19am

Well, the best sports manga is this series, so...

Actually, I tend to prefer sports manga about sports I don't enjoy watching - I've enjoyed plenty of Adachi's baseball series, despite never watching the game if I can help it. Conversely, I'm a big MMA fan, and don't really care for All Rounder Meguru or Holyland.

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» myrt on May 5th, 2012, 1:39am

I can swim, play badminton and a certain extent of golf and baseball. But, for some reason, manga or anime don't really portray it the way I like it (at least what I've read). So I generally avoid the sports I can do/play pretty well. Then I'm not *particularly* a sports manga/anime fan.

I like a few manga with archery in them. I've read several with basketball and soccer/american football.

Oh, I also like a few sports manga with supernatural hints as well [generally martial arts, but there are others as well...]

In conclusion, 'Track and Field' gets my vote because it's somewhat common and I really like people who can run fast!

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» StaticHD on May 5th, 2012, 1:42am

I picked American Football...because I've yet to read any manga dealing with US-football.

But I feel stupid. I should have picked Cheerleading. With Cheerleading, there would sure be drama, girls trying to be popular through sex appeal, pursuing modeling, slice of life, ecchi situations and much more. Guys trying to be cheerleaders and looked upon as real fags when all they are trying to do is get closer to cute cheerleading-girls.

Video Games would be sweet too, but I guess something supernatural or fantasy mixed with some scienticfic action had to be combined with that concept.

Baseball is so ridiculously boring, and a fail. Even the creator of Naruto couldn't make a successful baseball oneshot piece. smile wink grin

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» Akiyama on May 5th, 2012, 1:46am

>American Football
Eyeshield 21

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» NightSwan on May 5th, 2012, 1:44am

My, I think this is the most options a poll here has ever had!
Probably Track and Field. Some of my fav smuts feature it, like Sweet Little Devil (somewhat) and Interval (which is insane but still pretty hot).

As for cheerleading - that could be fun.
But I don't remember reading a manga about it, with the exception of hentai.

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» BlueHaro on May 5th, 2012, 1:45am

There are just so many options dead

Personally, I would love to see someone pull off something like golf. We have successful mangas about go, shougi, karuta, baseball, etc...but I can't think of any on golf. Always fun to read a manga about a sport/game that makes a boring looking sport into something interesting~

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» sarah-eats-cupcakes on May 5th, 2012, 1:52am

figure skating biggrin biggrin biggrin
edit: track and field too...i really liked d-ash

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» caitnap on May 5th, 2012, 3:48am

so many choice...
voted for video games XD never seen one of those

my latest fav book is about VR game =P not sport tho, i think they are boring.

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» Toto on May 5th, 2012, 1:52pm

There's a couple. Accel World is one, and you could take into account SAO and 1/2 Prince.

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» Rukia168 on May 5th, 2012, 3:55am

Definitely hockey smile the World Cup of Hockey just started yesterday too biggrin

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» ikore on May 5th, 2012, 4:14am

Where is parkour/tricking? Or an option for any other less known sports?

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» Joentjuh on May 5th, 2012, 4:40am

Quote from ikore
Where is parkour/tricking? Or an option for any other less known sports?


Parkour is a kind of Martial Arts... Well, based on it at least.

I voted Martial arts, but with that I mean REAL and REALISTIC martial arts, non of that crappy John Woo stuff (or the typical shounen MA, i.e. Kenichi).

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» chomio on May 5th, 2012, 4:41am

Why is Martial arts the only group of sports? (Kendo, boxing and wrestling falls under this category.) smile

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» Myuym on May 5th, 2012, 4:47am

It's all about the story, if its about basketball football/soccer vollyball, it makes very little difference.

Maybe a better poll was to only use broad catogories.
like teamsports, sport with one partner, single player sport, etc

-Didn't vote, but would have chosen sport with one partner, like diving and mountaineering-

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» tactics on May 5th, 2012, 5:25am

Cheerleading eh? Heh. That would be fun to read laugh

I went for swimming in the end though.

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» Rouzmary on May 5th, 2012, 5:31am

well, i chose Horse Racing cuz i'd really love to see that but if it would've been possible i'd have also chosen:kendo, archery, martial arts, fencing & figure skating roll eyes

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» GGpX on May 5th, 2012, 5:46am

I wish there was a more serious hockey manga around.

The ones they have now are sorta... Meh.

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» thebopper on May 5th, 2012, 9:33pm

Quote from Rukia168
Definitely hockey smile the World Cup of Hockey just started yesterday too biggrin


Quote from GGpX
I wish there was a more serious hockey manga around.

The ones they have now are sorta... Meh.


Agreeing with these two. Ice Hockey is one of the under-appreciated, skillful, brutal, and enduring sports out there. I always will have the utmost respect for all hockey players because they give it their all and take tons of punishment every night, yet the vast majority of them never complain about it at all and seem to enjoy their experiences. Also, they make some the most unique characters in all sport.





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» kawaiiusagichan on May 5th, 2012, 5:50am

I love dance, why is there no option for dance, if you have an option for cheerleading and figure skating?

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» Curdi on May 5th, 2012, 6:12am

No gambling?

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» The Guy on May 5th, 2012, 6:15am

I would love a manga about snowboarding or kite surfing.
But alas, neither was an option. So I went with normal surfing, closest thing I guess.

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» Alexyz0 on May 5th, 2012, 6:25am

Ping Pong should be Table Tennis really, I went with badminton, another badminton manga would be nice smile

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» dcpei on May 5th, 2012, 6:57am

you wrote "Cycling" twice biggrin

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» SAimNE on May 5th, 2012, 9:35am

Quote from dcpei
you wrote "Cycling" twice biggrin

I didn't notice that..... mainly cuz cycling is the least significant word since the invention of dude.

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» lambchopsil on May 5th, 2012, 12:04pm

Quote from SAimNE
I didn't notice that..... mainly cuz cycling is the least significant word since the invention of dude.

Umm...whoops?

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» drunkguy on May 5th, 2012, 9:11am

As a fan of hentai, I picked cheerleading. For non-hentai, Matial Arts.

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» Cherelle Ashlee on May 5th, 2012, 10:02am

Woah!! so..much..options o_O. However, in the end I choose boxing because girls of the wild's is the only manga/ I like that has sports in it.

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» kaorudojo on May 5th, 2012, 12:00pm

My sleeves favorite sports are tennis no Oujisama, Capitain Tsubasa. eyes

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» mewarmo990 on May 5th, 2012, 12:32pm

My opinion on sports manga is that the sport doesn't matter. Chances are it's going to get turned into some crazy superhuman Dragonball thing like Prince of Tennis anyway, since recording an actual bout of most sports in comic book form would be painfully boring.

So no vote on this one from me. What makes a sport series really interesting is everything else that isn't the sport. The characters, the drama, etc.

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» forgottenone666 on May 5th, 2012, 2:15pm

I don't really like sports manga but I chose Cheerleading because I think all the hot chicks would make me less inclined to drop it. I know I'm a pervert.... cry

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» drunkguy on May 5th, 2012, 2:22pm

There's nothing wrong with a little fanservice. bigrazz

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» forror on May 5th, 2012, 3:52pm

Well, I suppose I can deal with any sports. I mean, I didn't think I'd be a fan of wheelchair basketball, but Takehiko Inoue managed to prove me wrong. At the end of the day, it's more about the story and characters than the sport itself.

For the sake of the poll, I chose motor racing since I'm a fan of MotoGP. Or used to be anyway.

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» Klaster_1 on May 5th, 2012, 4:20pm

I always wanted manga about Tetris in a vein of Eyeshield 21 or Hikaru no Go.

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» Conan Edogawa on May 5th, 2012, 5:13pm

Snooker would be good.

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» KiraRequim on May 5th, 2012, 5:48pm

I find it mildly disturbing that neither Shoji nor Mahjong are on the list. sad Though Martial arts would still get my pick.

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» Milleniummaster18 on May 5th, 2012, 8:40pm

Chess, checkers (especially Chinese ones), and reversi aren't there either. Perhaps because they're usually just considered as board games rather than sports.

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» Scyfon on May 5th, 2012, 6:01pm

The world needs more serious Badminton manga - shounen style!

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» Cthylla on May 5th, 2012, 7:31pm

Why is there no "none" option?

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» Scyfon on May 5th, 2012, 7:36pm

Quote from Cthylla
Why is there no "none" option?

Read the OP.

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» Cthylla on May 5th, 2012, 8:11pm

Quote from Scyfon
Read the OP.


He said on purpose but gave no reason.

Anyway, I wouldn't want to read about any of these.

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» G-17 on May 5th, 2012, 7:54pm

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» Milleniummaster18 on May 5th, 2012, 8:31pm

CHEERLEADING.... SPORT...

DOES NOT COMPUTE *BOOOM*

Why am I not surprised that more people want to see martial arts featured in an Asian way of drawing, eh? An uncanny coincidence with the stereotype?

I chucked one for B-ball though, since that's what I play on occasion.

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» StaticHD on May 5th, 2012, 8:41pm

Maybe Gymnastics would have been a better poll option instead of Cheerleading.

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» tsuto on May 5th, 2012, 8:33pm

I voted for kendo which is 3rd right now (I'm surprised)

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» Pikapu on May 5th, 2012, 8:39pm

Quote from tsuto
I voted for kendo which is 3rd right now (I'm surprised)

Third is archery. q: Or do you mean third one listed?

Quote from Cthylla
Anyway, I wouldn't want to read about any of these.

Me too.

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» tsuto on May 5th, 2012, 9:03pm

Quote from Pikapu
Third is archery. q: Or do you mean third one listed?

Quote from Cthylla
Anyway, I wouldn't want to read about any of these.

Me too.


Damn, read it wrong laugh

Now I'm not surprised.

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» kaerfehtdeelb on May 5th, 2012, 8:35pm

Track and field, followed by other Olympic sports. like weight lifting.

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» mewarmo990 on May 5th, 2012, 10:52pm

Bullfighting!

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» niemzo on May 6th, 2012, 1:46am

If video games are an option, then so should, chess and go and any number of highly competitive games.

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» Scyfon on May 6th, 2012, 2:38am

Quote from niemzo
If video games are an option, then so should, chess and go and any number of highly competitive games.

Chess isn't a sport...unless you count chess boxing bigrazz
And I believe e-sports was added in just because it has "sports" in it >_>

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» forgottenone666 on May 6th, 2012, 3:43am

Quote from Scyfon
And I believe e-sports was added in just because it has "sports" in it >_>


Yeah to me a sport should be something physically demanding. I could understand it being an e-sport if it was laser tag but video games I don't accept as being a sport. Just because something is competitive doesn't mean it should be called a sport.

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» sarah-eats-cupcakes on May 6th, 2012, 3:52am

Quote from forgottenone666
Yeah to me a sport should be something physically demanding. I could understand it being an e-sport if it was laser tag but video games I don't accept as being a sport. Just because something is competitive doesn't mean it should be called a sport.


yeah i agree, i was wondering why e-sports was on this list

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» Scyfon on May 6th, 2012, 3:56am

Quote from forgottenone666
Yeah to me a sport should be something physically demanding. I could understand it being an e-sport if it was laser tag but video games I don't accept as being a sport. Just because something is competitive doesn't mean it should be called a sport.


I don't know about you...but training up for an e-sports tourney can be quite physically demanding. Especially when big money is on the line.

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» Toto on May 6th, 2012, 8:03am

Lambchopsil said he added it for the lawls... and this is going to be one of the very few times I every use that terminology.

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» lambchopsil on May 6th, 2012, 3:23pm

Quote from Toto
Lambchopsil said he added it for the lawls... and this is going to be one of the very few times I every use that terminology.

Few people read my comments
*sigh*

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» forgottenone666 on May 6th, 2012, 1:41pm

Quote from Scyfon
I don't know about you...but training up for an e-sports tourney can be quite physically demanding. Especially when big money is on the line.


Yeah I can understand there is a lot of time and effort that goes into it and I respect that but if we start considering that as something that signifies a sport then we'll start having competitive lawyering, or accounting as sports. laugh

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» Scyfon on May 6th, 2012, 3:07pm

Quote from forgottenone666
Yeah I can understand there is a lot of time and effort that goes into it and I respect that but if we start considering that as something that signifies a sport then we'll start having competitive lawyering, or accounting as sports. laugh

I don't see why not.
I wouldn't be surprised if there are law or accounting offices that have some sort of an in-house competition between colleagues. You can still call it a sport. The only difference is that it wouldn't be as widespread and nor would it be very spectatable.
In all accounts, esports is everything every other sport is aside from the "physical" aspect.

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» Damnedman on May 6th, 2012, 4:01am

Too bad there's no option for imaginary sports. I love it when authors make up original sports or add a twist to traditional sports like air gear (only the first few arcs, not the superpower battle shounen shit that goes on later).

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» SAimNE on May 7th, 2012, 5:43am

Quote from Damnedman
Too bad there's no option for imaginary sports. I love it when authors make up original sports or add a twist to traditional sports like air gear (only the first few arcs, not the superpower battle shounen shit that goes on later).

Blitz ball ftw....(or the military laser tag in enders game)


On a side note. Atm golf is officially the most ignored sport.... even below cycling x.x

Nvr mind I overlooked racquetball... possibly from my mind attempting to shield me from the aweful reality of such a "sports" existence x.x

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» G-17 on May 6th, 2012, 3:21pm

^^

Quote from Ernest Hemmingway
There are only three sports; bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering.
....all the rest are merely games.


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» AceBunneh on May 7th, 2012, 10:12am

Hm.. Thinking about it I believe any sport could make a good anime/manga as any sport can make a good story/movie/comic/etc and anime and manga is just another medium to tell a story. Obviously the way one tells a story would have to differ depending on the medium, but all the same I still believe a story is most important..

Although I guess if I was forced to chose I'd probably pick Martial Arts because that seems the easiest and most done so the hardest to mess up. (Not that people haven't done so...)

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» Darkwap on May 7th, 2012, 10:26am

I'd love to see some a tennis sports manga that would be interesting, so I chose that.
I do like martial arts and kendo sports manga though. Actually Archery would be interesting as well.

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» makoz on May 7th, 2012, 10:30am

hmm, I think outside of cricket, racketball, and shooting, all the other sports have been featured in manga.

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» zero-chan on May 7th, 2012, 12:11pm

well since VR stories are mostly on my top op my favs I voted for Video games (e-sports) XD

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» kakasamy on May 10th, 2012, 11:38am

So there's still no manga about skateboarding, or at least I haven't read it.
And Air Gear doesn't count, because it has skaters as protagonists and not skateboarders.

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» Horn on May 15th, 2012, 1:43pm

Honestly, I don't quite understand why so many picked Martial Arts when there are so many of those series already. I want to see something obscure made into a manga, something I don't know a lot about...so my vote went to cricket.

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» Toto on May 15th, 2012, 2:27pm

Because it's fun... or maybe they want more real martial arts manga in stead of the "martial arts" manga that saturate the genre.

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