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New Poll - After a While...
This week's poll came from icassop. So let's say your favorite series has been doing pretty well and has been lasting a while. What do you want for its future? Not exactly the best way to phrase a poll, but hey...

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: For background art in manga, you prefer...
Choices:
Lots of detail - votes: 2376 (24.2%)
An average amount of detail - votes: 5012 (51%)
Very little detail - votes: 167 (1.7%)
Sparkles and patterns that fit the mood is just fine - votes: 542 (5.5%)
I don't really pay attention to the backgrounds - votes: 833 (8.5%)
I don't care - votes: 894 (9.1%)
There were 9824 total votes.
The poll ended: July 26th 2014

Average is average...But I guess more is better?
Posted by lambchopsil on July 26th 9:29am Comments ( 21 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» silencecomes on July 26th, 2014, 2:34am

All good things must come to an end.

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» deadphoenix on July 26th, 2014, 2:38am

I fully agree to this. Their are to many series that don't have a end. But please don't end like cage of eden.

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» Banarok on July 26th, 2014, 2:00pm

i don't agree to this 100%, if you build a series about the characters rather then the story it can go on pretty much forever and i'd never get tired of it aslong as they can keep the quality up (and that is hard).

so most good things need a good ending!

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» Lorska on July 26th, 2014, 3:02am

slice of life may go on endlessly, but everything with some kind of plot should come to a conclusion at some point.

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» Klaster_1 on July 26th, 2014, 6:56am

I think Gintama should end sooner than later. With gorilla's talent, new serialization would probably turn even better. Not that he has lots of constraints right now, but fresh start would probably give him creative boost.

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» Sogno on July 26th, 2014, 7:12am

ah idk depends on series.

i think Gintama should go on forever XD & i'm okay with Noblesse continuing for a while, though i don't think it should go on forever and ever.

several of my favorite shoujos have long needed an ending. Skip Beat for example... sigh.

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» MangaGhost on July 26th, 2014, 10:23am

Stuff needs to end especially if its been going on for say 26years (Berserk)!!

A good ending is like a satisfying meal at a nice restaurant which can be ruined it it takes too long to get or you fill up on too many appetizers. For me, manga is often either too short or too long. Rarely is it the right length.

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» strixflash on July 26th, 2014, 10:52am

Want it to end before it turns worse...

Sadly my fav series ( Noblesse ) has already been ruined by author with mindless action & repetitive plot with dumb villains sad

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» whitespade on July 26th, 2014, 10:56am

i prefer they end before it turn worse, but i really want them to end where the mangaka feel it should be without constrain from any one.

for example, berserk may have gone on for 26 years, but the plot is still tasty and i want to know more about the world he's living in.

Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi meanwhile, doesnt seems to have a plot and i dont care about it anymore so it should end soon.

now detective conan, eventhough its very long and i do not care about the plot at all as anything relating to the man in black is highly boring, i think it can go on indefinitely forever as those 'plot' doesnt really matter to the manga- whats important is the cases, and as long as the mangaka able to make good cases, i dont care if conan stay a child forever.

all in all -anything that dont have good plot should just wind down before you drag yourself down. like what dent say - you either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villian.

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» achyif on July 26th, 2014, 11:54am

This poll would really much depend on the series itself.
If it were mainly episodic it should go on forever but if the plot is actually heading towards an ending then it needs to end.

It's like how comic strips can go on indefinitely as long as they're popular.

As for my answer to the poll, I like series that can go on forever and ever and ever.

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» kitty1826x on July 26th, 2014, 12:08pm

Want it to end before it turns worse - If it doesn't end they just drag out the story. Throwing everything in the books at you. Clichés would happen, or things just start getting repetitive.
I tend to dislike spinoffs.
I would only want a sequel if
A) side characters are now the main characters, with the occasional appearance of the old main characters.
B) The ending to the first was not good enough.


I would never want it to continue for infinity .... I don't have a good enough memory for that ( I'd have to reread it a couple of times, which I wouldn't want to do .... ) , and I would get bored of it.
Not sure why but I can't keep up with ongoing anything.
Longest I stuck to an ongoing manga was 1.5 years ( then drop it until it's finished, start from the beginning, get it over with in one go.)
(Even with the show Grey's Anatomy. I really liked the show saw 8 seasons straight. Still had S9 to watch, just dropped it, even though I was still interested in it. )


Hmmm maybe it more wrap it up instead of end it before it gets worse. I wouldn't want a rushed ending ....

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» jonytep on July 26th, 2014, 12:15pm

Freezing made me choose the second option... But now, it's too late. It's ruined already...

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» Sapphiresky on July 26th, 2014, 6:06pm

It should end when it's supposed to end. But if it's jumped the shark, the author should wrap it up gracefully.

Sapphy's list of crimes against manga endings:
-Publishers forcing mangaka to continue work past where they want it to end
-Publishers forcing mangaka to end their manga without sufficient time to wrap up the story. (at least a 20 chapter grace period imho)
-Authors and editors letting good series keep going long after they're good. It's like leaving a tomato on the counter to rot. Just eat it before it goes completely rotten.

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» MinatoAce on July 27th, 2014, 7:09am

Great mangas shouldn't be dragged...like what is happening to Bleach...
and rush ending isn't a good idea either like, with Beelzebub...^^

One Piece and Naruto are doing extremely great...They need more and mor...and I believe they will be getting more anyway, at least One Piece will get 500≥ more...^^

Directive Conan needs to stop though, it's been a long time...are they tryin' ta reach 1000 ?

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» Nirhtuc on July 28th, 2014, 2:36am

Yep. I agree that a series should stop before it loses meaning, plot, and whatever good points it had. I really don't like it when mangaka needlessly keep a series going on and on for profit. It undermines art (and often bores/puts off the readers). Some mangaka/authors even forget elements of their own story! A good example of a book series like this (since I have no idea about profits/greater effects of over-long manga series) is the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris (aka True Blood book series). Good poll this week!

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» trunks84 on July 28th, 2014, 3:51am

I want it to continue as long as the quality remains top notch. I think few would disagree that One Piece is the ultimate example, the Marineford Arc, which was 500 chapters in has been my favorite arc so far. And while I wouldn't list any of the New World arcs amongst my favorite arcs (Marineford, Alabasta, Enies Lobby), they have still been more than great.

But there have been series that would've done themselves a service by ending already. Bleach, Naruto, Ippo come to mind then. Series were the writer just repeats the plot or loses himself in the plot, or just drags out everything, ridiculous power ups/fights.

@ Berserk running 26 year. It isn't that hard when your author takes all those breaks. Rather than the time it's running, look at the volumes, 37 volumes in 26 years is just plain ridiculous when it ain't due to health issues. The man has no respect for his readers, and should've been forced to end it already. Power to him that he can enjoy doing what he does, and play Idolmaster and other games as much as he wants, but when you pick up that pen, you have an obligation towards your fans.

So yeah, my vote is to end series before they drop in quality. But who can blame them for dragging out series when they are selling millions of copies? Who'd say no to guaranteed hundred thousands, or millions of dollars when you're next story ain't a gauranteed success.

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» Rakuten06 on July 28th, 2014, 2:33pm

Good example about it is "Yakitate!! Japan" because it was good but later it turns bad and people are already wishing that it should end sooner than 26 volumes. One of the best examples is "Cowboy Bebop" in manga or anime where it ended what the mangaka believes it should end and it's still one of the most popular/legendary series in Japanese animation/manga to the present day.

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» mysstris on July 30th, 2014, 12:06am

It's why it became a gag manga. Even the mangaka made a joke of it continuing way too long in a 4-koma extra. A boy subscribes to the manga and the manga keeps evolving (changes to the title) as the boy ages until eventually he becomes an old man with the manga ending and Azuma saying "this is my JaPan!" (pixelized bread). The old man is like "I don't give a damn anymore" xD Becoming a gag manga, I just skipped to the last chapter when it came out, not even bothering to read chapters after the Monaco Cup (that arc was the last I could tolerate and even then, that was pushing it).

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» mysstris on July 29th, 2014, 11:59pm

This is an easy one. End before it gets worse of course. Milking it for all it's worth until it's dry is just too sad of a fate....

However I hate it when mangas end too soon for their own good....Maki Youko, why did you do this for one of my favorite mangas Yamamoto Zenjirou to Moushimasu?! I love rereading it but there was just so much potential for it to be longer and you left it with so many questions

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» Jooles on July 31st, 2014, 1:24pm

Naruto is a prime example of something potentially lasting forever. I'm not up-to-date with it (so I can't vouch for the storyline anymore), but when a world and its rules are as fleshed out as Naruto's, the story always has the potential to continue until the end of days.

But it all depends on what the storyteller are able to do with it. I'd rather see something go past its prime, than get chopped down before it even reaches maturity (a la countless series - Mx0 is a personal favourite/stab in the heart).

Leaving things on cliffhangers is an effin cardinal sin, though. If it's run for a while (in whatever medium), then the creator(s) should be allowed a hail mary and get that last touchdown, even if it wasn't how they imagined the game to play out.

But if that cliffhanger comes from the author himself, I'd never be able to have anything but contempt for him - if he fails to take "shit happens" into account and leaves people stranded, whether that's newfound apathy for his work, or a carcrash, or whatever. A story is bigger than any one man, even if that man is its creator.

(Yeah, I basically said "if the guy dies and he didn't make backup plans, he's a tool". I stand by that wholeheartedly and wish nothing but the worst for story-creators that can't follow the first law.)

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» hkanz on July 31st, 2014, 3:22pm

It depends on the manga. I usually prefer manga with a structured plot. On the other hand, Gokusen is one of my favorites and I would've been happy if it continued - I'm sure there are some others too.

Ultimately I think it's best when the mangaka gets to fulfill their vision of the story, whether I'm happy with their vision or not. It's a shame when series are axed/dragged on by the publishers.

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