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New Poll - Characters and Self Similarities
This week's poll comes from the brain of our member Saons. What level of relatability do you like your characters to be? Someone that's similar to you or different to you?

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: The weakest aspect that plagues most of the series you read:
Choices:
Bad / weak endings - votes: 4321 (32.3%)
Uninspiring / lame main characters - votes: 2672 (20%)
Lackluster plot - votes: 1760 (13.2%)
So complicated that it's hard to follow - votes: 793 (5.9%)
Bad drawings - votes: 1285 (9.6%)
Lack of originality - votes: 2138 (16%)
Can't relate to the series - votes: 399 (3%)
There were 13368 total votes.
The poll ended: August 25th 2012

A bad ending isn't an ending at all
Posted by lambchopsil on August 25th 8:12am Comments ( 11 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» MangaGhost on August 25th, 2012, 1:41am

I put no preference, because I like various types of characters and genres. I prefer seinen overall, but I like some Yuri stuff and there are also some good shounen action manga I read. Some of these characters share some similar traits with me and some have none. I've enjoyed both idealistic characters and cynical ones. Heroic and anti-heroic characters. It really just comes down to how well does the character work within the framework of the story. So, no preference for me.

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» whatnot on August 25th, 2012, 2:03am

what about 'someone I'd like to be' ?
that'd be my choice

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» 0oKat~0 on August 25th, 2012, 5:45am

ditto~ biggrin

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» hikaru1110 on August 25th, 2012, 6:05am

yeah..me too..and i hate to read manga that has the same character like me..

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» lambchopsil on August 25th, 2012, 9:54am

Quote from whatnot
what about 'someone I'd like to be' ?
that'd be my choice

Huh, that would've been a great choice...
Shoot ><

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» Bagdemagus on August 25th, 2012, 7:06am

Nice tricky question for the poll. I suppose I'd prefer to read about characters that are nothing like me, but I avoid paying much attention to that.

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» Nirhtuc on August 25th, 2012, 11:01pm

I guess most of us would vote for 'no preference.' I would personally get sick of reading about the same kinds of characters, whether they resemble me or not. Variety all the way! eyes

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» ink junkie on August 27th, 2012, 12:46am

Nailed it on the head.

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» Pebble_ on August 27th, 2012, 1:38am

Hmm... 'Someone I'd like to be' would be my choice as well.
Which usually goes with 'Nothing like me' since there is no epic fantasy saga in real life... no

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» Darkwap on August 27th, 2012, 3:48am

I think its almost impossible to find a character that all the same trait as oneself. So I put someone who shares just a few traits.

Actually I don't really mind what kind of character as long as he isn't annoying like those characters in Harems. Some characters you can't just read about due to their stupidity etc.
Someone who shares a few traits is a plus for me.

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» That3rdGuy on August 27th, 2012, 8:03pm

I've never seen a character that's anything like me. At least none comes to mind off hand. In most manga series, the main character almost always has trouble getting the girl/guy or is oblivious to the fact that the girl/guy likes them. Personally, if I go after a girl I usually get her. There are times when I don't know that a girl likes me because she never talks to me. Recently, my sister told me a couple of the girls she knows thinks I'm hot even though I've never spoken to them. Aside from romantic BS, I'm not an idiot like many main characters. I guess I'm getting off topic, though.
I really don't care what the character is like, so long as it's entertaining. For a lack of better words, I think actively looking for manga characters that resemble me is pathetic. It's hard to explain, but I guess I'm satisfied with the way my life is and don't care to fantasize about what ifs. The only loophole for that is super powers. If I was invulnerable or something neat like lugia devil fruit powers from One Piece, I'd likely go for the unoriginal world domination and force space exploration and the like. They're usually just fleeting fantasies that end with me ruling over what tax money is spent on. Or how I could collapse civilization by doing something like forcing the magma chamber under Yellowstone National Park to explode. Not many anime characters do that though sad
I guess I'd prefer characters that are nothing like me since that's all I ever see. Not many characters are as deranged as me or the way I think. Take a peek in my head and your head would explode. Or you'd sneeze your brain out. confused Rant rant rant blah blah blah. I never stay on topic for very long shy

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