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New Poll - Manga Fan
This week's poll was suggested by deadphoenix. Estimate how big of a manga fan you are based on the number of series you've read or are currently reading. Up to you if you wanna include oneshots or doujinshi with that number.

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: How often do you watch AMVs?
Choices:
I'd say pretty often - votes: 1012 (9.1%)
Just occasionally - votes: 1925 (17.4%)
Barely ever - votes: 2403 (21.7%)
Used to watch some, but not anymore - votes: 2675 (24.1%)
Never watched any - votes: 1088 (9.8%)
What are AMVs? - votes: 1975 (17.8%)
There were 11078 total votes.
The poll ended: August 16th 2014

Go watch AMV Hell. And for those of you who hadn't a clue what an AMV was, go Google it.
Posted by lambchopsil on August 16th 7:22am Comments ( 39 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» kitty1826x on August 16th, 2014, 1:03am

I hope I'm an Intermediate professional need to count to make sure. I'll edit this as soon as I can get on my laptop and finish counting. Crossing my fingers until then >.<


EDIT -
From my last post in Your List Stats it only went from 906 to 969. T^T I'm such a failure. *sigh*
Now counting my reading ... that was a bit hard seeing as most in my Secondary and Tertiary Reading List I haven't even touched yet ...
My reading number is 112. Add another 70 for a list I don't have on this site. >.>
I am including my oneshots, and DJ otherwise it would go down about 170 ... Leave me alone I'm counting them bigrazz


Sweet 1151 I made it to Intermediate professional (1k-1.5k) I'm so happy. biggrin


EDIT 2 -
Ha, I found my old post from the last time we had a similar thread. I would like to say that back then I did think I had read at least one thousand mangas, but when I counted it was below 700. (Considering I have a decent memory I was able to find, what I believe to be 90% of what I've read, and mark them)
Probably why I'm happy that I made it to the 1k bracket.
It's a lot different to think you've read a certain amount and to actually have read that amount.
I'm guessing most who are voting for 3k+ think "I've read a S***load of manga, so much I can't even count. I'm going to pick the highest amount on the poll"

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» xxmichellexx27f on August 16th, 2014, 1:28am

How should I know... I don't keep track of them .-.

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» mysstris on August 16th, 2014, 1:33am

Likely within the Professional (so I voted). To say I'm advanced is quite audacious.

I don't have an exact count (list only consists of around 1600--only counted the list for one page of bookmarks and multiplied by number of pages) since I simply use a bookmarker on a server who probably took down a bunch of mangas over the years due to licensing and of course it didn't allow me to track those that aren't scanned; doesn't include doujinshis either. Tried myanimelist and logging on my PC. Became too tedious for me within the first few hours -time better used to read more manga xD

That said, mangas read and completed is another thing though considering the amount of unfinished projects there are on the web.

Anyways, I wonder how many people actually make time to log the exact amount of mangas they read on their PC or something like myanimelist if they vote themselves in the int professional or above range.

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» Da Masta on August 16th, 2014, 1:48am

Well i missunderstood the slash sign at first, so my remark didnt make any sense .
I have some 500 +, not counting oneshots. But in my unfinished lists there are over 1000 series.

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» Damnedman on August 16th, 2014, 1:55am

Yeah AMV Hell! Can't wait for the 7th to go public this September biggrin

Haven't been reading as many new series lately but I'm still proud to have read around 800 with only about 5% being oneshots. Still an amateur but whatever. I just need to be able to talk with the rest of the amateurs.

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» tactics on August 16th, 2014, 2:00am

If I consider doujin, pretty sure I'm an intermediate professional. When I find them on MU I add them to my doujin list, but I only have around 200 I've managed to find on here, and I'm pretty damn sure I've probably read over 500, maybe even more. With my reading and completed list (hentai included), I'm around the 700 mark, so merge those together and I'm getting over 1k, roughly speaking.

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» deadphoenix on August 16th, 2014, 2:59am

I couldn't let go to count it. So I started some of 1747 series. Omg, no wonder I start to get troubles finding new good ones. cool I've only completed 438 series, but that is because I focus more on recent series. Most of them running, dropped by group or defunct by the publisher. Well, those numbers are a lot higher in reality, because a large number of the 18+ content is not even registered on MU.

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» forgottenone666 on August 16th, 2014, 3:24am

Definitely sensei. I've got well over 3k series according to my list on my computer. Been reading manga for over 10 years so it's not that surprising. Manga and video games are pretty much my main sources of entertainment nowadays so I tend to read a lot.

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» Sosseres on August 16th, 2014, 3:33am

Do we count the doujinshi ? In that case I am a Sensei. Otherwise I guess I am around Amateur/Advanced Amateur. Spend a lot more time watching anime/playing games than I do on manga.

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» DuckTales on August 16th, 2014, 3:35am

Haven't bothered to update my list settings here yet, but have a list of folders on my computer containing completed manga and adding it - I've read around 275. So, Intermediate Amateur.

I'm surprised to see those who have read more than 500. I don't read hentai and rarely read one-shots. Probably explains why the numbers are low?

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» tsuto on August 16th, 2014, 3:59am

Damn, I didn't reach the 3k mark. Well, anyways I will keep participating laugh

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» Mamsmilk on August 16th, 2014, 4:38am

Amateur, around 600 series. I haven't actually read anything for a few years.

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» phae2y on August 16th, 2014, 4:56am

probably around intermediate professional/professional. sensei if we count oneshots and doujin/h-manga.

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» That3rdGuy on August 16th, 2014, 6:19am

Well, I've been reading manga for about 4 years now... I'm somewhere between the higher end of "Casual reader" and the lower end of "Rookie." It's only that high because I'm including manga that I only read a few chapters of and didn't like, ongoing series that I gave up on (got boring, plot shift, etc.), and oneshots.
I don't really agree with the wording used, though (reading 500-750 series only makes you an amateur?).
Also, I can't imagine how long one has to religiously read manga to be considered a "Professional," much less a "Sensei." Your life would have to revolve around manga. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if you started reading when you were an adolescent, included manga that I included and were middle-aged. laugh

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» annebel on August 16th, 2014, 8:04am

~ 400 completed and active reading titles which means still an intermediate amateur ... Not that much in 9 years comparing to those with 1k+ cry

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» CuthienSilmeriel on August 16th, 2014, 8:30am

Amateur, not counting DJs, one shots and series I've barely touched. I've been reading manga for around 12 years, but didn't keep track for the first 5, and my reading slowed considerably when I started university. Now I'm doing my post grad (grad school for Americans) and I have no time at all to even keep up with the handful of series I still read. sad

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» Cthylla on August 16th, 2014, 8:48am

I don't even know, but it's not about bow many, it's about the quality of what you have read.

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» mysstris on August 19th, 2014, 8:40pm

True but at the same time, it's by having read a sizable amount of crap mangas as well that I know what's crap and isn't crap now. Having read so many stories of different qualities help me build up a certain knowledge about the relationship of period settings, stories and the characters so I don't get hung up on or question certain things that noobs get bothered over. Also, it's fun to find the diamond in the rough after scavenging too.

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» MinatoAce on August 16th, 2014, 8:54am

Just an Intermediate professional...
It's somewhat at 1.2+ k, with all the oneshot and doujinshis...so, yay
my currently reading list is always stable at 100...
It's bothersome to add oneshots...too lazy to do so anyway...

don't talk me 'bout quality...I believe, what I read is best among bests...you can check my reading list for yourself to ensure...^^

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» hkanz on August 16th, 2014, 9:25am

I'm a rookie! With one-shots included, an intermediate amateur.

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» meshy on August 16th, 2014, 9:32am

I've just recently joined MU but I have been reading manga for the past 2 years. I'm an avid reader and I always have something to read, but I only read manga that are completely scanlated. I'm a very impatient person when it comes to manga and read even the longest mangas in a few days laugh Saying that, when I joined MU I never bothered to make any lists because who knows what I've read bigrazz So, I just guessed around 1k-1.5k including oneshots, and I ended up being an intermediate professional biggrin

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» Perfect1 on August 16th, 2014, 9:50am

How can I be ranked "amateur" when I've been reading for 10 years?
I can hardly find any manga left to read that seems interesting.
Not one Japanese person I met in Japan even came close to my otakuness.

Just a bit baffled by the title...

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» Cthylla on August 16th, 2014, 9:53am

There does not exist more than 500 manga I actually think are good D:

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» Cherelle Ashlee on August 16th, 2014, 10:59am

Amateur here, with one shots included. Back then I would read almost anything, now I'm extremely picky on what I read these days :/

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» achyif on August 16th, 2014, 11:16am

Under 1000 series is at most an amateur.
My god, those are high standards.

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» TundraDweller on August 16th, 2014, 12:04pm

Intermediate Amateur. cool

Not counting doujins, oneshots, etc. it can't be more than 500 "proper" series, even including the stuff not recorded in my lists, considering I didn't bother with MU until quite recently. Now and then I stumble across a series that I remember I once read so I add it. But I'm certain the vast majority of said "proper" series that I read are in my lists. With that in mind, I'm honestly deflated. I've been reading manga for, let's see, 6+ years now. I suppose my picky attitude towards what I choose to read in recent years is to blame.

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» whitespade on August 16th, 2014, 4:57pm

im quite religious in the way i cataloged every manga i had ever read in MU with ratings (except fapping materials). a lot of them even have reviews though im not very articulate.

i have about 1190 completed manga, but only 804 if i exclude one shots.i have 1125 manga in my reading list, only because i put every manga i want to read in there. only about a 100 or so that i actively read.

my dream is to read 50 top completed manga in MU in every genre because i really want to try to see other's point of view and their taste. its very very hard to force myself reading some of the stuff in top 50 though they seems to be popular, so slow progress. i know this is kinda pointless lol.

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» scarletrhodelia on August 19th, 2014, 12:13pm

This poll sets the bars far too high. Once you pass the 100 mark, you aren't a casual fan anymore. Probably well before that, maybe at two dozen. The labels for this poll (amateur, professional) are weird and meaningless in this context. The categories are diced too finely. Why not just Beginner, Rookie, Intermediate, Advanced, Sensei? I'd have done something more like this:
0-10 Beginner
11-100 Novice
101-500 Apprentice
501-1000 Journeyman
1001-up Sensei

For the past 6 years since I started reading manga, it's been all manga all the time. I eat sleep dream manga, post about it, read about it, research it, collect it. I go to conventions and do presentations. People who know me run away screaming or back away slowly when I get started talking about it. I'm more of a manga otaku than anyone else I've met IRL. Yet according to the measures of this poll, I'm an amateur? Because I've read merely a ridiculously huge amount of manga, instead of an insanely astronomical amount?

I know, don't like the poll, don't vote. I'm going to vote "Professional" because that's where I feel I'm at, so there. dead Not "Sensei", because there are a lot of important titles in my interest that I yet to read, and many more that I have no interest in reading. BTW, I've received financial renumeration for my presentations, which is the definition of a professional. laugh

Quote from whitespade
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my dream is to read 50 top completed manga in MU in every genre because i really want to try to see other's point of view and their taste. its very very hard to force myself reading some of the stuff in top 50 though they seems to be popular, so slow progress. i know this is kinda pointless lol.

I think this is a terrific goal. Maybe not the top 50, but the top 10 or 20. Too many people only read in their own interests, and so do I.

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» Perim on August 16th, 2014, 6:47pm

Hmm... I just noticed that ~80% of the titles I have in my lists are of the ero genre.

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» Mamsmilk on August 16th, 2014, 8:39pm

Well, they're often just the size of 1 tank which you read in one go or so. Many series take years to complete. Hentai is often a commissioned tank of raws and is therefore translated fast.

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» pyonk on August 16th, 2014, 8:59pm

Intermediate Professional. in this account listed that i read/have read over 900 title and i'm sure there are over 300 title unlisted before i have an account here, or just simple i didnt list it. roll eyes

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» Caveat Emptor on August 17th, 2014, 12:56am

Advanced Professional and I think I need help.

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» Nirhtuc on August 17th, 2014, 4:29am

lol I'm just professional and I think I need help! laugh

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» herrdachs on August 17th, 2014, 5:54am

I'd say I'm around rookie or maybe even intermediate amateur. I can't remember how many series I have read, or am "reading". Still, I' think I have read a good deal of manga since I started, how the heck have you people been able to read 1,5-3 THOUSAND series? I mean s***... dead How many hours is that?

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» sparda3011 on August 17th, 2014, 9:06pm

I thought I read a lot of manga, apparently I'm only an amateur. I can't quite imagine how someone can amass over 3000 series.

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» AndyProk on August 18th, 2014, 8:10am

I suppose oneshots don't count. What about anthologies?
I.e. One-volume-"series" with mostly oneshots in them, though there might be connections between them or two might be chapters of the same story but the others unrelated.
There's also stuff like Salad Days: Is it an Anthology? A Series? Multiple series thrown into a pot together with lots of oneshots?
Also, what about discontinued series?
I didn't count those for now, so I guess I'm an advanced amateur, but if anthologies and discontinued series count (discounting those that I read less than half of), I'm easily an intermediate professional eek
As for the AMVs: Sure, I did google it, but chose to vote ignorance because I had no clue before I did that. Still not interested bigrazz

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» drunkguy on August 18th, 2014, 12:23pm

That is a pretty high bar and that is coming from a guy who has been collecting for 20 years now. Unless you count hentai, I doubt I'd make it past rookie.

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» KaoriNite on August 18th, 2014, 5:10pm

I'm technically a professional but don't really feel like it. (I'd probably be an advanced professional if I managed to keep track of all the hentai I've read). Well I feel like one in the case that I have trouble finding new manga to read, but that's mostly because I'm a picky reader who's mainly interested in one genre. I used to read manga every day, but now that I have trouble finding new ones that interest me, I might not read manga for a week or two.

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» amaranthine on August 21st, 2014, 12:42am

Probably intermediate professional, if I take every manga I've read, including stuff that I couldn't finish (no more releases), gotten tired of, oneshots, and hentai >__>

But realistically, I only follow >100 series.

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