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New Poll - Last 5 Years (Manga)
This week's poll about the past is from our member icassop. How has your manga reading changed in the last 5 years? Read a lot more? Read less? Started reading in the last 5 years? Maybe you don't read anymore...

As for me, I'm currently reading a lot less than I did 5 years ago. Heck, 5 years ago I was still scanlating as a proofreader. Those were the days...

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: You prefer
Choices:
Manga - votes: 10751 (73.7%)
Manhwa - votes: 704 (4.8%)
Manhua - votes: 60 (0.4%)
OEL - votes: 12 (0.1%)
Webcomics - votes: 449 (3.1%)
Western comics - votes: 103 (0.7%)
No preference - votes: 2502 (17.2%)
There were 14581 total votes.
The poll ended: June 7th 2013

Wow, webcomics beat manhua? But not manhwa. Then again, most of the scanlated webcomics are Korean, so I guess you could consider them manhwa.
Posted by lambchopsil on June 8th 7:01am Comments ( 39 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» Dachosen1 on June 8th, 2013, 12:28am

i read alot less since ive read all my preferences haha all thats left to read is shojo,yaoi,yuri,josei(i won't read any). and i would read alot more if there were more scanlated mangas

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» Akatsubaki on June 8th, 2013, 1:04am

I read a lot less these days.
Nowadays i only keep reading some fav series that i've been following from years ago or reading oneshots, short volumes series (less time to read).
There was time i got so bored with reading manga, since i have read many and consumed all the good ones. Part of growing up is becoming more picky with your reading and less new manga that can prick your interest -.-

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» 0oKat~0 on June 8th, 2013, 9:07am

Ditto~

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» quark1020 on June 9th, 2013, 4:34pm

Third-do

Either I've already read what I like, I keep having trouble finding anything that stands out, or anything that interests me.

Inversely, my anime list has grown, though its probably because either they've FINALLY released an anime adaptation of my favorite manga, or older anime (Violence Jack).

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» RandomUser on June 8th, 2013, 2:05am

I started reading in the last five years.

Hmm, I wonder who the people are that stopped reading manga, but still come to a manga website. confused

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» quark1020 on June 9th, 2013, 4:38pm

Its the troll answer, for trolls that like to troll, or its trolls that enjoy trolling the forums.

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» strixflash on June 8th, 2013, 2:51am

Started reading manga like two years ago, but compared to the past, the number of new mangas I am picking are far too less.

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» Sorcha on June 8th, 2013, 3:09am

I read a lot more now

I started to read manga 7 years ago, and around five years ago my manga supply is limited to what my sister/ friend rent from nearby book rental, or when my cousin buy nakayoshi (shoujo mags).

It wasn't until 2 or 3 years ago when my house purchased internet connection, and boom! My reading list increased significantly- especially this year, after my sisters got their own laptop and my computer using time increased.

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» monkry on June 8th, 2013, 4:07am

There are votes for "I stopped reading manga", so...
Stopped reading manga but still come here?
I'm kinda confused confused

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» darkraiders on June 8th, 2013, 11:25am

I wondered the same at first, but then i though they also post Light novel, Manwha, Manhua, Webtoon etc. here, so peoples have other reason then just manga to come here.

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» SinsI on June 9th, 2013, 9:10am

Second that. I have a lot less time now, so I mostly look for entertainment during commuting - and while ebook readers allow to comfortably read light novels, their resolution is not good enough for manga... And tablets are too big to carry them around.

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» monkry on June 10th, 2013, 12:01am

Hoo it's true! Totally forgot about the LN roll
Haha, me too, save the LN in my mobile phone so I can read it anytime anywhere, cause its screen is so small, no way admiring image there.

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» SilverStorm on June 8th, 2013, 1:36pm

I actually thought about voting for that option. For the last couple of years, I barely read a chapter or two of manga. Every once in awhile, I would see what's new, but that's about it. I consider that "stopped reading manga," but if you want to be super technical, I didn't (though I went at least 2 or so years straight without reading manga). Right now though, I started reading again, but nowhere near the level of what I used to.

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» monkry on June 10th, 2013, 12:12am

Aha I see, it could be considered as 'stopped reading'... Because I've seen someone that totally stopped reading manga, so I thought of it purely black or white shy

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» odane on June 8th, 2013, 4:25am

Started reading manga 20 years ago, begun with Lone Wolf and Cub. Needless to say, most manga today are either repetitions of things I have already read or just inferior to past stories. I find perhaps one or two a year the catch my attention.

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» tactics on June 8th, 2013, 4:51am

I read a lot less than what I used to. Maybe it's because I've kind of caught up with most things I want to read, so it's just a case of waiting for releases.
I usually have a binge moment where I read a lot of manga in a few sittings, but even they've kinda died down a bit.

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» barbapapa on June 8th, 2013, 6:28am

Started reading in 04, really got obsessed over the course of 05-07; then got bored with most of the mainstream ones so I started exploring more mature manga and that kept me busy until like 2011. Now I hardly read anything, aside from re-discovering some classics and an odd new one every now and then.

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» darkraiders on June 8th, 2013, 11:18am

I read a lot less since now i have read pretty much all the good manga and almost all new manga that are released are pretty much the same as all old manga.
A lot of times in the last 2-3 years i have read a manga that i was sure i had read before, but it was just because i had already read another manga that was almost the same in every way.

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» Artimidorus on June 8th, 2013, 11:25am

I used to read, and buy, TONS of manga. Since I read most volumes in 15-20 minutes I very quickly bypassed what Borders had in stock for the series I would read, and then found various sites that had the manga online. After that, my reading load went up exponentially with me reading almost 50-60 series at one time.
As most of those series got dropped or finished, I had a very hard time replacing them as I had read most of what I could find. Compounded with Borders closing down, and online readers being the big new thing, thus more series were dropped because of those online readers.. it just formed a circle that lost my interest.

I now read about 6 series that I can't find in the U.S. I have about $8k of manga sitting behind me on bookshelves that I re-read every once in a while, but I am really mostly waiting for the few I read to finish. So in the last 5 years? I have all but stopped reading manga completely. Give it a year, and I will be completely done.

And as for people confused about why people who don't read come here? There are forums and stuff, and not everything has to do with manga. We can still appreciate the stuff we read, and many people still look for something that just might be "new."

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» lynira on June 8th, 2013, 11:59am

Lots of sad posts about people getting sick of manga so far. sad

As for me, I am a lot more involved with manga information, covers, etc. than I used to be, but I think as far as actual reading goes, I've decreased a bit.

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» darkraiders on June 8th, 2013, 1:21pm

Manga get really repetitive after a while, so it isn't as fun reading manga after a few years then it was at first, i think that's why lot of peoples get sick of manga after a few years.
The only reason i didn't quit manga yet is because i still find some gems from time to time and it would be a shame to quit manga and miss thoses gems.

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» barbapapa on June 13th, 2013, 2:19am

I suppose it gets as repetitive as any other medium.

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» SilverStorm on June 8th, 2013, 1:40pm

Noticing cliches and being able to predict the plot's kinda an enthusiasm killer.

Though, in my case, it was primarily because real life started getting in the way, compounded with the finances hurting.

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» RakShine on June 8th, 2013, 8:31pm

I read less manga now, although I still follow my favorite five-six series. I just don't have the time to marathon read 10 volumes+ of manga per day. Nowadays I got a job, while five years ago I was a borderline neet. I had two classes per day during the week and one long class every saturday. Those were the days....

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» Pikapu on June 8th, 2013, 8:47pm

I read a WHOLE lot less now... I go outside and I'm off of the computer a lot of times. With college and my boyfriend and life and everything else... I just don't really care about manga that much these days.

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» nightazday on June 8th, 2013, 9:35pm

Thinks to my schedule I watch less and less anime over the years and more and more manga. Can easily find manga I want and still have several manga I haven't gotten to yet.

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» Nirhtuc on June 8th, 2013, 10:10pm

Loving these recent polls- so relevant! smile

I read a lot less manga now than back when I started- mostly because I have read almost every title within my genre of interest worth reading. There are also a lot less manga in that genre coming out now, and most of the original scanlation teams have died and have not been replaced. cry

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» Mamsmilk on June 8th, 2013, 10:12pm

I read a lot less nowadays. I started watching more animu though.

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» trunks84 on June 9th, 2013, 4:40am

I read a lot less now. Like most of the others that has chosen this, it's cause I've read almost all the works of the genres that were directed to me (shonen/seinen) to the point that I've even tried my hand to the better works of the ones not directed to me (shoujo/josei).

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» TaoPaiPai on June 9th, 2013, 9:31am

as with everything
it goes in cycles

atm i do not read alot of manga
i am more into Kamen Rider and have been for the last year or 2
so that takes up alot of my time lol

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» mysstris on June 9th, 2013, 7:31pm

it doesn't make much sense for someone to answer stopped reading unless they watch anime now instead of manga but doesn't make sense for them to come here unless they're just here for their friends....

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» dosetsu on June 10th, 2013, 12:28am

I would expect anyone who has read manga for five years to read a lot less in the later years, since manga is highly repetitive.

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» tsuto on June 10th, 2013, 4:31am

I read a lot less manga now, but after the first 5 years reading manga it increased exponentially. I just don't have that much time now. At last my reading list stopped growing! laugh

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» caitnap on June 10th, 2013, 8:00am

I start when I was 6 and 15 years later, I notice I read less and less.
It's just, I already read many that interest me and now,
I am getting picky and higher standard for my read.
It is part of growing up i guess.

Now, I only follow some chapter and a number of read and forgot is more often than not
Reading volumes is better than a chapter every week.
So I tended to leave them untouched for awhile after I read everything available
Of course, I ended up forgetting them. Like I can postpone reading certain manga for years.
Fairy tail, I haven't touch that for like...2-3 years. It's not I don't like it, I like it a lot.
More like, I will wait a bit until there is a volume or so worth, then forgot and never pick it up back for years.

Pick up fairy tail and postponing One Piece. A year or two and then the cycle again.

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» Identity Crisis on June 10th, 2013, 1:44pm

I read a Lot less overall, but I read quite a bit at once when I do. Or a chapter here and there for things like One Piece or an ongoing series I REALLY enjoy.

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» kawaiiairbender on June 10th, 2013, 1:56pm

My manga consumption is way down. I very rarely read it. I'll go months and months without reading anything. And then I'll read maybe an old series I like. I've been reading manga for 10 years now. It's been a while and I've changed. My standards, my tastes, my patience, and my interests changed.

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» RoxFlowz on June 15th, 2013, 2:49am

If you don't find anything good, it's because you don't really bother anymore. After I've stopped discriminiating manhwas, manhuas and certain genres, my reading list grew exponentially.

Trying out new mangas, even though they don't seem interesting at first is part of finding new gems. Even if it means to pick up 20 shitty series at first.

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» GonzoHunter on June 17th, 2013, 7:31am

I read scanlations since 2002. Back when Toriyama's World and Mangaproject were the biggest players in the scene. Today I read a lot more, as I have a dedicated app on my phone for my manga needs smile. Before the dedicated app I only followed a few series though, as it was to much o a hassle to check for updates and searching for the release on the Internet.

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» antonaqua on June 17th, 2013, 9:49am

At the moment i'm beginning to read more and more manga. There was a little pause just recently, because it was depressing. I have to follow the updates from over 500 manga and that's tiring. But now i'm lustfully (plz don't misunderstand xD) reading again

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