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How big of a manga fan are you (in terms of # of series read / reading)?
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New Poll - Manga vs. Anime (Time)
This week's poll is by our member 8-3. In terms of the amount of time you spend with anime and manga (or I guess cartoons vs. graphic novels), which do you do more of? A typical anime episode is 22-ish minutes, while reading 18 pages of manga is about 5 min or less.

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: What form of entertainment has made you cry the most?
Choices:
Anime - votes: 2766 (24.6%)
Manga - votes: 2028 (18.1%)
Books / novels - votes: 1439 (12.8%)
Comics - votes: 36 (0.3%)
Movies - votes: 1923 (17.1%)
TV Series - votes: 622 (5.5%)
Video games - votes: 298 (2.7%)
Music - votes: 438 (3.9%)
Poetry - votes: 21 (0.2%)
Theatre - votes: 34 (0.3%)
Visual Arts (dance, magic, etc) - votes: 17 (0.2%)
Sports - votes: 61 (0.5%)
Parades / celebrations - votes: 8 (0.1%)
Fairs / expositions - votes: 9 (0.1%)
I don't cry - votes: 1527 (13.6%)
There were 11227 total votes.
The poll ended: April 11th 2014

Cry me a river
Posted by lambchopsil on April 12th 6:15am Comments ( 18 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» Knightzomegaz on April 12th, 2014, 12:16am

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I do both, but more manga

I, don't have much time for watching anime at the moment.. (ah, I do have a lot of time, but, none for anime)

I mean, I can't watch anime at my own pace, so, if a part is boring, or, psychological, I often skip minutes, not, a very good thing...

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» lucky_wombat on April 12th, 2014, 12:52am

If you asked me a year ago I would've said manga definitely. I only really got back into anime end of last year. These days I hardly pick up new series and just have around 10 shounens I try to keep up with weekly. I have a crap memory and easily forget characters and plot so I pretty much don't read anything that isn't weekly or complete. Probably why I watch more anime these days. Plus, the anime season just started so watch all the pilots this week.

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» soraking on April 12th, 2014, 12:53am

strange poll, i mean i went with option 4 since i assume its at the moment? thou i have been mostly throu all the options besides 3rd i guess

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» destroyer_ck on April 12th, 2014, 1:14am

manga for me.
otherowise i'll be at baka-updates.
lol/ biggrin

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» tactics on April 12th, 2014, 1:27am

Definitely anime. My manga reading has slowed down considerably over the years. To be honest, the only manga I really read is the new updates on the ones that are ongoing. Anime I'm constantly watching, what with the new seasons and all. Sometimes I have slow patches where I fall behind because I don't feel like watching anything, but I still watch more than I read.

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» deadphoenix on April 12th, 2014, 1:54am

Logic answer.
Their is more good manga than their is good anime.

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» Drahken on April 12th, 2014, 2:07am

When it comes to actual time invested, I'm not sure which one wins out. When it comes to sheer ammount, manga by far. The problem is that anime takes a fixed time to get through a story, while you can burn through manga as quickly as you please (which is the primary reason why I've consumed so much more manga than anime in recent years).

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» RoxFlowz on April 12th, 2014, 2:28am

It's manga for me, but only because it's more convenient to read manga while taking break from work in comparison to watching anime. I've recently started on catching up with some anime though.
Got some years worth of anime left to watch laugh

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» tsuto on April 12th, 2014, 4:50am

More time dedicated to reading manga in my case, though the ammount of time and the gap between time dedicated to manga and time dedicated to anime decreased abysmally.

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» Nekore on April 12th, 2014, 9:34am

Let me see~
I spend half an hour with the first episode of Haikyu!!
Then during a week I read 100 chapters, so...
I think that more manga biggrin

PD: I had Haikyuu!! in my wish list for months already.
PD2: This isn't the first time this has happend.

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» nightazday on April 12th, 2014, 6:57pm

I'm barely watching anime anymore. I'm barely viewing any medium other than manga. I used to view many of them but then it just waned and waned until it was only manga.

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» imercenary on April 12th, 2014, 7:04pm

Manga, easily.

Mangas are light reads so I can get through a "chapter" within 5 minutes, easily.

But animes are pretty demanding, ~20 minute long and only one intermission point. Episodes are almost always designed to be watched a full episode at a time, so theres no real point in watching the first half of an episode but put the second half on hold. This is doubly true in "combat" animes too, where the second half is largely taken up by fighting scenes, to say nothing of animes with multi-episode long battles.

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» Gale1 on April 12th, 2014, 9:11pm

manga for me too, i watch anime every now and then and there are some really good anime, but there are soooo many really good manga that dont have anime adaptions. i would be missing so many good stories if i only watched anime biggrin

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» reanmeih on April 12th, 2014, 9:22pm

Ehh... I dunno. Animes... they take up time, but there's not enough of them. I have a LONG list of ones I already watched after all, rarely able to come by a good one that slipped through my radars. I do keep an eye on the animes that come out each season though.

On the other hand, mangas, well, I am plenty capable of burning through 5-10 volumes a day. More really, at times. Given the sheer amount of it, I might say manga. But, I would never know without timing it some time.

Besides, I tend to prefer anime, on condition it's as good as a good or great manga. They waste your time, burn away boredom, and accommodates your laziness lol. Reading mangas take effort, however little. XD

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» bakerygirl on April 13th, 2014, 2:48am

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I don't watch anime at all


I have seen a lot of anime; only not this year thanks to a slow internet on which it takes hours to download or stream anime. Anyway I am content with reading manga at the moment biggrin

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» pandasamurai on April 13th, 2014, 12:45pm

I just lol'd at the last option, "I don't read manga at all" (currently at 0.4%). I just wonder what those voters would be doing on this website if they have no interest in reading manga. Hrmhrmhrm. Logically I'd assume that half of them would be people who are just interested in seeing if manga forms of their favorite anime are in print, or are being translated by visiting MU. Other than that, the rest I will guess are trolls.

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» evilcleo on April 17th, 2014, 11:12am

For now, I'm sticking with manga. I'll give anime another shot when summer series come out. Maybe then, there will be a good selection.

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» Sogno on April 17th, 2014, 11:26am

manga, takes a lot less time to go through and there's a lot more of it accessible. Plus I've always been far more of a reader than a TV watcher.

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