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New Poll - Crying
This week's poll is from Meer2703. Of the choices given, which form of entertainment enables you to cry the most? Personally, I'm gonna have to say novels. Reading Dumbledore die for the first time just killed me...

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

Question: How old are you?
Choices:
10 or under - votes: 102 (0.5%)
11-13 - votes: 343 (1.6%)
14-17 - votes: 3015 (14.3%)
18-21 - votes: 6115 (29%)
22-25 - votes: 5684 (26.9%)
26-30 - votes: 3118 (14.8%)
31-35 - votes: 956 (4.5%)
36-40 - votes: 1160 (5.5%)
40-50 - votes: 271 (1.3%)
51-60 - votes: 95 (0.5%)
61+ - votes: 240 (1.1%)
There were 21099 total votes.
The poll ended: April 5th 2014

Quite a nice bell curve. Now I'm curious about how long some of us have been around MU... And a little tidbit: I didn't go back and double check this, but I think this has been our most popular poll ever. Probably because you can't possible disagree about your own age. And you also don't need to think which answer to choose.
Posted by lambchopsil on April 5th 9:05am Comments ( 48 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» deadphoenix on April 5th, 2014, 2:39am

Anime. (Think about Hayao Mizaki's movies.)

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» Sinjid on April 5th, 2014, 5:32pm

Anime. More specifically the anime Sola (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id= 7481). Got me pretty good on the inside. Never got around to reading the manga adaptation of it though...

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» SAimNE on April 5th, 2014, 5:59pm

hanbun..... that is all.

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» Assidus on April 5th, 2014, 3:10am

Visual Novels, so I went with video games.

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» Hanae on April 5th, 2014, 3:30am

Books... but I suppose it's just because I read a lot.

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» Joentjuh on April 5th, 2014, 3:50am

Clannad, liked the anime better than the VN, if only for the pacing (but they both complement each other very well).

Fuko was brilliant, and the balance between comedy, tragedy, and drama was very well kept.

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» tactics on April 5th, 2014, 4:23am

I went for movies, but honestly I'm not too sure. I don't cry due to entertainment often, but a film is probably more likely to set me off.
I think the only anime that made me cry like a baby was Anohana's ending. I don't even know what came over me but the tears wouldn't stop laugh

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» forgottenone666 on April 5th, 2014, 5:09am

I put I don't cry. I'm not really one to get emotional over media of any sort. However if there was an option for "My Life" then I'd probably choose that. My life is a form of entertainment right? bigrazz

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» whindel_21 on April 5th, 2014, 6:25am

How about adding dramacd to choose from? I think I have cried on an anime before. But considering that I dont remember much makes me uncertain... There is this drama cd that I have been so addicted to recently. The first time( and every time I listen to it again) I listened to it, made me cry. I sympathized with the character so much that at some point I think I was crying hard more than the character did...

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» NightSwan on April 5th, 2014, 6:28am

Novels, movies/tv/anime, music, manga.
Manga and anime probably the least often (because I don't consume them as much), but the other forms of media I noted excite and sadden me often enough, and I'm glad they do, since it's a good distractment from life.
I'm not sure which causes me to cry most often though.

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» feidan on April 5th, 2014, 6:52am

No visual novel option makes it confusing (do they go into books/novels or video games?). In my opinion when it comes to drama there is no format that is better than VNs. They have the personal investment of books with added music and voices.

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» ebisu on April 5th, 2014, 7:02am

I'd say videogames, I've played them for a longer time than any of the other options. I think I've cried a lot more because of frustration and sense of achievement, than by getting emotional.

Because, you know, crying has several meanings. It's not just tears.

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» DragonReader on April 5th, 2014, 7:21am

Anime, I doubt I've cried with it in the past months because of it being sad but laughing is another matter, I really cried with Letter Bee, but i couldn't cry in the sad scenes like the final chapter of Angel Beats, though it felt like I would, I almost cried remembering it. biggrin

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» mizaki2100 on April 5th, 2014, 7:41am

Books. There are few times I cried from just remembering a scene from a book. It was embarrassing. That's why I rarely buy dramatic novels nowadays.

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» xGunner1 on April 5th, 2014, 8:09am

No visual novels in the poll? Seriously?

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» Knightzomegaz on April 5th, 2014, 8:16am

Probably......
Wanna say games, but, can't recall the number of times I've cried on it,
Or, if it had me shed a tear more than mangas did...

So, I'll vote on Mangas then, been less than a year since I started reading,
But, I already had my fair share of tears...

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» haohao229900 on April 5th, 2014, 9:41am

Quote from Knightzomegaz
Probably......
Wanna say games, but, can't recall the number of times I've cried on it,
Or, if it had me shed a tear more than mangas did...

So, I'll vote on Mangas then, been less than a year since I started reading,
But, I already had my fair share of tears...


Started reading manga longer than that, but started anime waaaaaay earlier, and I have already cried more for manga as compared to anime. So, manga for me(though books does make me cry quite a bit too)

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» lucky_wombat on April 5th, 2014, 9:35am

I cry at everything but I went with TV series since there's been a lot of character deaths for me these last few weeks sad

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» LaylaHarcourt on April 5th, 2014, 10:40am

I vote "I don't cry" knowing it's not true, just today I shed a few tears when watching Madlax anime. Sad to say (or not) it's the first time I've cried over anime. The other forms of entertainment don't do it for me either. How could theyconfused Sometimes the stories I make up make me cry, sometimes seeing kittens playing in a pet store makes me cry, sometimes my parents forgetting my birthday makes me cry, I can honestly say my emotions are just as illogical as my arguments. laugh

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» strixflash on April 5th, 2014, 11:50am

Manga & Novels.

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» Nyajinsky on April 5th, 2014, 12:10pm

I never cry in real life (I mean something that happened to me or family or so). maybe 2-3 times a year, seriously (or is that normal?). but fiction really goes to me. I cry by everything. I even cried while reading school rumble (the scene in the hospital, to my defence). don't even start with disney movies. I voted for books, but that's only because recently I only read books, so. and I would call myself emotionless and rational, jeez. but I really rarely cry in real life problems, really.

edit: f**k, last time I wrote on a forum, that I'm always able to repair my computer and a week later it broke. please, Karma the almighty, if you are reading this, don't call death upon my loved ones for this post of mine, thank you. (no other serious problems neither, pretty please)

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» BaiXing on April 5th, 2014, 7:13pm

same for me, I cry like a child when it's about fictional things, but for most RL issues I remain calm (on the outside at least)

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» voraciouszest on April 5th, 2014, 1:50pm

Grave of the Fireflies.

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» Cherelle Ashlee on April 11th, 2014, 9:26pm

Quote from voraciouszest
Grave of the Fireflies.


This for sure!!! I cried like a baby.

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» Wyllia on April 5th, 2014, 2:39pm

I cry sometimes when playing vidya because I'm reminiscing the past, the times where I had many close friends, who are now either living somewhere else or dead. In particular my best friend ever, my cousin who passed away two years ago.

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» Here_And_Now on April 5th, 2014, 6:03pm

I am rarely brought to tears by any form of entertainment, because I'm always aware it's not real or if it is based on something that really happened it's already happened so my tears won't make a difference. I voted for video games because of FF XIII.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
When the black dude's kid turns into a crystal and it looks like he kills himself!
I seriously had to pause the game after that happened and just bawled my eyes out uncontrollably. It went on for so long and so loud that my family came to see what was wrong with me. I had to stop playing and picked it up again another day when I had come to terms with what happened.

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» kayue on April 5th, 2014, 7:00pm

Re the Age vote: i found it interesting that 61+ got an uptick in votes. smile

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» BaiXing on April 5th, 2014, 7:19pm

it's a tie between Anime and Manga. usually I cry a lot during a long emotional manga (see FMA, DGM, some others), same for anime, but anime has more short series (or movies) that can really get to you and make you cry in under 20 minutes (I'm thinking of AnoHana but I bet everyone who voted Anime is).

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» manga752 on April 5th, 2014, 7:45pm

Grave of the fireflies and Samurai X Reflection

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» Marian5390 on April 5th, 2014, 8:40pm

Depends whether you nean sad tears or not. Some things make me laugh so hard I cry, so... Yeah. xD Though if you mean sad tears, I'll vote novels, I guess. Just 'cause I avoid tragedy manga like the plague. xD

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» caozhi on April 6th, 2014, 12:45am

Crying hehe

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» Drahken on April 6th, 2014, 4:57am

There should be something along the lines of "it's just drawings"/"it's all pretend". The closest is "I don't cry", but that's misleading. Real events can make me cry, but mere media has no ability to do so.

"Oh no! The princess isn't in this castle either! We're never going to find her! Boo-hoo, boo-hoo!"

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» Bossi on April 6th, 2014, 6:47am

Grave of the Fireflies

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» Mara618 on April 7th, 2014, 6:45am

Quote from Bossi
Grave of the Fireflies


Yes. So much yes.

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» xxmichellexx27f on April 7th, 2014, 4:17am

I voted for tv series even tough I don't actually watch tv. I often cry on youtube videos, series, documentaries, and stuffs like that, but since the closest option is that.. so yeah.

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» Gale1 on April 7th, 2014, 9:20am

i have read a lot more manga than anime, so there is definitely more manga that have made me cry, but the percentage of anime that made me cry out of all the anime i have watched is higher then the percentage of manga so i picked anime

Quote
Grave of the Fireflies


thats the first one that came to my mind too, i cried so much in that show

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» rexytheking on April 7th, 2014, 10:15am

I feel coldhearted...i fell asleep when watching Grave of the Fireflies...

I usually never cry. Tragedy is very appealing to me most of the time, occasionally humorous. However, I actually cried while watching Anohana...*sniff* such an amazing ending. I also teared up watching Tokyo Magnitude 8.0. But Anohana...menma...

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» Drahken on April 11th, 2014, 4:56am

Quote from rexytheking
I feel coldhearted...i fell asleep when watching Grave of the Fireflies...



Kindred spirit!
I didn't fall asleep during fireflies, but I found the whole movie just sort of *meh*, and not remotely tear-jerking.

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» Knightzomegaz on April 11th, 2014, 11:28am

Quote from Drahken
Kindred spirit!
I didn't fall asleep during fireflies, but I found the whole movie just sort of *meh*, and not remotely tear-jerking.

Was curious on what is "Grave of the Fireflies", just finished watching it, (or should say, stopped at the last 10-20 minutes, it was so boring...)

I mean, I'm not that numb, I cry at mangas that are sad,
Examples would be Hana to Akuma or Karin (lol, it was not really sad, maybe for others, but for me, the ending was..)

I was kinda, more pissed with the MC, stubborn b*stard..
Or, maybe, this thread just ruined it for me..

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» sakura8429 on April 8th, 2014, 7:56am

Ummmm... Life?
confused

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» bakerygirl on April 8th, 2014, 8:25am

Both books and manga have made me cry equally. I read too many dramatic tragedies dead But the first time I remember crying was while reading R K Narayan's novels.

Anyway, i voted for manga because it has dominated my reading list this year.

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» magmarneal on April 8th, 2014, 10:45am

The First Pokemon movie made me cry, and its pretty much the only thing that has... Is that anime or movie?

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» butako chan on April 8th, 2014, 10:41pm

It's between anime and manga. If a manga is really well written, it can wring a couple drops out of me. I have read more manga than I have watched anime therefore I am more inclined to choose manga. At the same time, the music that accompanies the animation in anime produces more times where I get the feels for an anime... Therefore I am undecided...

Plus Grave of the Fireflies dammit. That one gets me every time.

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» brizan on April 9th, 2014, 11:19am

i personaly don`t cry but i chose movies in the poll cuz it said ``the most'' n i did cry when i watched Titanic

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» crazyboutcute on April 11th, 2014, 1:22am

Any kind of strong emotion (sadness, anger, embarrassment, happiness, etc.) always makes me bawl against my will (it's been the source of much embarrassment throughout my life -sigh-). So naturally, I cry hardcore when it comes to fiction. bigrazz While all types of fiction/nonfiction/storytelling/whatever have the propensity to make me cry, I voted for manga because that's been the bulk of what I'm reading/viewing these days. Lately, it seems that every new chapter of Pandora Hearts gets me crying even when it's not particularly sad. Although, beautiful scenes and moments really get to me, too. dead

Come to think of it, there have been a good number of video games and visual novels that have had me in tears. I distinctly remember weeping openly at the end of Apollo Justice, and the final case of PW: Dual Destinies had me sobbing into my pillow throughout. >.> I guess it seems kind of silly, but crying has always been a deeply cathartic experience for me. laugh

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» Harukko on April 11th, 2014, 1:24pm

Actually, I probably am the emotional type. I cry for novels, manga, anime, movies. TV series and music. Obviously, it depends on the genre. Although it's usually when I am alone, since when I'm with others I can only shed a tear per scene but usually laugh at it, even at the dramatic parts. It makes me feel heartless since it's a touching part but watching things with others make it funny. It probably applies the phrase "the more, the merrier" XD

Well, I voted for manga, because it's what I have read the most.

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» reanmeih on April 11th, 2014, 2:17pm

I tear up pretty easily... well, somewhat. When I feel like I can allow myself to be a bit more emotional. So really dunno, I went for manga, simply cause there are more mangas than animes. Tend to be more able to savour it too. Same theory goes for novels and um... TV shows? Well, at least the dramas. Just too little of them, less that are touching enough. But I had my fair share of tissues over a few particular ones.

I know I'll never cry for half of those, like parades, poetry and all that. I'm not THAT emotional. Crying over those would be dead embarrassing, not to mention I don't see the point of it.

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» Yenoh on April 11th, 2014, 9:49pm

Music - I don't even know why laugh

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