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Question: Which do you prefer?
Choices:
Anime - votes: 1088 (36.8%)
Manga - votes: 1647 (55.7%)
I Hate Both - votes: 221 (7.5%)
There were 2956 total votes.
The poll ended: February 8th 2005


Question: When did you start using the manga site?
Choices:
Since it started - votes: 433 (26.9%)
Since late August - votes: 36 (2.2%)
Since early October - votes: 34 (2.1%)
Since late November - votes: 45 (2.8%)
Since Christmas - votes: 77 (4.8%)
Around late January - votes: 564 (35%)
I don't remember - votes: 422 (26.2%)
There were 1611 total votes.
The poll ended: April 1st 2005


Question: How would you feel about an avatars and banners section?
Choices:
I would love it and/or contribute!  - votes: 162 (19.9%)
I would love it!  - votes: 211 (25.9%)
I can't see a use for it..  - votes: 187 (22.9%)
I don't care - votes: 256 (31.4%)
There were 816 total votes.
The poll ended: April 23rd 2005


Question: What do you think about the new releases display format?
Choices:
I like it!  - votes: 1321 (68.5%)
Its okay...  - votes: 481 (24.9%)
I don't like it. - votes: 127 (6.6%)
There were 1929 total votes.
The poll ended: June 15th 2005


Question: What do you think of the new authors section?
Choices:
I like it!  - votes: 591 (65.3%)
It's okay...  - votes: 260 (28.7%)
I don't like it. - votes: 54 (6%)
There were 905 total votes.
The poll ended: July 25th 2005


Question: How do you feel about Google Ads?
Choices:
They're okay, in un-obstructive places.  - votes: 1415 (41.9%)
I don't really care.  - votes: 844 (25%)
I'd prefer not to see them at all.  - votes: 435 (12.9%)
They are evil. - votes: 686 (20.3%)
There were 3380 total votes.
The poll ended: September 2nd 2005


Question: What's your favorite genre?
Choices:
Action  - votes: 624 (18.7%)
Adventure  - votes: 405 (12.1%)
Comedy  - votes: 921 (27.6%)
Romance  - votes: 1039 (31.2%)
Sci-fi  - votes: 184 (5.5%)
Drama - votes: 161 (4.8%)
There were 3334 total votes.
The poll ended: October 3rd 2005


Question: Are you part of a scanlation team?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 486 (14.6%)
I want to be!  - votes: 1163 (34.8%)
No - votes: 1691 (50.6%)
There were 3340 total votes.
The poll ended: November 26th 2005


Question: How were you first introduced to manga?
Choices:
via A Friend  - votes: 1943 (31.8%)
via The News  - votes: 44 (0.7%)
via Another Site - votes: 572 (9.4%)
via A Magazine  - votes: 232 (3.8%)
via Anime - votes: 3325 (54.4%)
There were 6116 total votes.
The poll ended: February 5th 2006


Question: How about a new layout?
Choices:
I like the current one  - votes: 2707 (45.1%)
It could be better...  - votes: 2379 (39.6%)
Definitely needed - votes: 918 (15.3%)
There were 6004 total votes.
The poll ended: May 14th 2006


Question: How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?
Choices:
3  - votes: 691 (12%)
350  - votes: 1438 (24.9%)
-26  - votes: 651 (11.3%)
15,000  - votes: 739 (12.8%)
A billion  - votes: 364 (6.3%)
It is impossible - votes: 1888 (32.7%)
There were 5771 total votes.
The poll ended: June 25th 2006


Question: How much fanart do you like packaged with manga releases?
Choices:
None, keep it separate  - votes: 2408 (39.9%)
1 or 2 of the best  - votes: 2188 (36.3%)
The more the merrier - votes: 1439 (23.8%)
There were 6035 total votes.
The poll ended: August 15th 2006


Question: Did you go to Otakon 2006?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 97 (5.8%)
No - votes: 1574 (94.2%)
There were 1671 total votes.
The poll ended: August 23rd 2006


Question: What do you think of the forums?
Choices:
Great!  - votes: 351 (17.2%)
Haven't seen them yet...  - votes: 1130 (55.4%)
Don't care. - votes: 560 (27.4%)
There were 2041 total votes.
The poll ended: September 15th 2006


Question: What do you think of the new publishers section?
Choices:
I like it!  - votes: 1370 (50.1%)
It's okay...  - votes: 1133 (41.4%)
I don't like it. - votes: 233 (8.5%)
There were 2736 total votes.
The poll ended: November 30th 2006


Question: What do you think of group forums? Scanlation group leaders would get moderation access as well. Discuss here!
Choices:
It would be awesome!  - votes: 1438 (41.1%)
Great, but I wouldn't use it.  - votes: 1189 (33.9%)
I see no real need for it. - votes: 876 (25%)
There were 3503 total votes.
The poll ended: January 26th 2007


Question: What do you think of the new manga list feature?
Choices:
I love it!  - votes: 3692 (59.4%)
It's okay  - votes: 1505 (24.2%)
I hate it  - votes: 190 (3.1%)
I don't care - votes: 826 (13.3%)
There were 6213 total votes.
The poll ended: April 18th 2007


Question: ...?
Choices:
Rain  - votes: 3866 (32.3%)
Dust  - votes: 733 (6.1%)
Snow  - votes: 3617 (30.2%)
Sleet  - votes: 259 (2.2%)
Hail  - votes: 551 (4.6%)
Tornado  - votes: 1002 (8.4%)
Earthquake  - votes: 688 (5.7%)
Hurricane - votes: 1260 (10.5%)
There were 11976 total votes.
The poll ended: June 11th 2007


Question: Who's your favorite D-Grayman Character?
Choices:
Allen Walker  - votes: 1957 (25.1%)
Yu Kanda  - votes: 494 (6.3%)
Lavi  - votes: 689 (8.8%)
Lenalee Lee  - votes: 1205 (15.5%)
Arystar Krory  - votes: 168 (2.2%)
Road Camelot  - votes: 241 (3.1%)
Tyki Mikk  - votes: 330 (4.2%)
Millenium Earl  - votes: 135 (1.7%)
Mirranda Lotto  - votes: 170 (2.2%)
...I don't read it - votes: 2409 (30.9%)
There were 7798 total votes.
The poll ended: June 26th 2007


Question: How many manga volumes do you buy a year?
Choices:
0-10  - votes: 4606 (50.9%)
10-20  - votes: 1191 (13.2%)
20-30  - votes: 736 (8.1%)
30-40  - votes: 418 (4.6%)
40-50  - votes: 411 (4.5%)
50-100  - votes: 578 (6.4%)
100+ - votes: 1107 (12.2%)
There were 9047 total votes.
The poll ended: July 20th 2007


Question: How much manga do you have on your hard drive right now?
Choices:
None  - votes: 436 (4.9%)
< 100 megs  - votes: 548 (6.1%)
100-500 megs  - votes: 529 (5.9%)
500-1000 megs  - votes: 509 (5.7%)
1-5 gigs  - votes: 2001 (22.4%)
5-15 gigs  - votes: 1925 (21.5%)
>15 gigs - votes: 2996 (33.5%)
There were 8944 total votes.
The poll ended: August 7th 2007


Question: Time for some demographics: Are you male or female?
Choices:
Male  - votes: 8093 (55.7%)
Female - votes: 6442 (44.3%)
There were 14535 total votes.
The poll ended: August 31st 2007


Question: What kind of news are you most interested in seeing?
Choices:
US Manga News  - votes: 476 (4.9%)
Japan Manga News  - votes: 2860 (29.1%)
Scanlation News  - votes: 5618 (57.3%)
Industry News  - votes: 213 (2.2%)
Otaku Culture - votes: 645 (6.6%)
There were 9812 total votes.
The poll ended: October 22nd 2007


Question: ...?
Choices:
Lust  - votes: 5004 (36.2%)
Gluttony  - votes: 607 (4.4%)
Envy  - votes: 1478 (10.7%)
Sloth  - votes: 1440 (10.4%)
Greed  - votes: 1542 (11.2%)
Wrath  - votes: 1461 (10.6%)
Pride - votes: 2295 (16.6%)
There were 13827 total votes.
The poll ended: December 26th 2007


Question: Did you give/receive manga during this Christmas season?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 1087 (28.3%)
No - votes: 2748 (71.7%)
There were 3835 total votes.
The poll ended: January 1st 2008


Question: For the usual series you read/watch, which of the following do you usually do?
Choices:
Download from the first group that releases  - votes: 6277 (42.7%)
Wait for the best quality release  - votes: 2069 (14.1%)
Faithfully follow certain groups  - votes: 4154 (28.3%)
Do not care - votes: 2202 (15%)
There were 14702 total votes.
The poll ended: February 16th 2008


Question: If you worked on a real manga series, which job would you choose?
Choices:
Advertiser  - votes: 200 (3.7%)
Publisher  - votes: 205 (3.8%)
Translator  - votes: 538 (10%)
Artist  - votes: 881 (16.4%)
Story/Script Writer  - votes: 1408 (26.3%)
Editor  - votes: 758 (14.1%)
I'd rather read manga for fun - votes: 1373 (25.6%)
There were 5363 total votes.
The poll ended: February 23rd 2008


Question: You are in a school based manga, what are you?
Choices:
The guardian (bully) of the school  - votes: 423 (4.9%)
The head student, respected by all except by the gangs  - votes: 676 (7.8%)
The pervert with the camera  - votes: 603 (7%)
The quiet person in the corner  - votes: 4467 (51.6%)
The beauty with friends  - votes: 506 (5.9%)
The loud athlete  - votes: 314 (3.6%)
The showy geek  - votes: 633 (7.3%)
Not part of the breakfast club  - votes: 792 (9.2%)
The one everyone beats up - votes: 235 (2.7%)
There were 8649 total votes.
The poll ended: March 1st 2008


Question: How do you get most of your manga?
Choices:
IRC  - votes: 1207 (17.5%)
Torrents  - votes: 386 (5.6%)
The scanlation group's website  - votes: 2213 (32%)
Manga hosting sites  - votes: 2496 (36.1%)
I buy most of my manga  - votes: 480 (6.9%)
Other - votes: 128 (1.9%)
There were 6910 total votes.
The poll ended: March 9th 2008


Question: Who knows you read manga?
Choices:
Everyone  - votes: 1917 (31.1%)
All of my friends  - votes: 1494 (24.3%)
Only a few of my closest friends  - votes: 1644 (26.7%)
Only the people I know online  - votes: 291 (4.7%)
Only my family  - votes: 390 (6.3%)
No one (I don't tell anyone) - votes: 422 (6.9%)
There were 6158 total votes.
The poll ended: March 15th 2008


Question: How do you choose to read a new series?
Choices:
The magazine where it's serialized in  - votes: 64 (1%)
The artist/author and his/her previous works  - votes: 889 (14.2%)
The scanlation group  - votes: 336 (5.3%)
The associated anime or related media  - votes: 118 (1.9%)
The popularity of the series  - votes: 274 (4.4%)
Recommend- ations from others - votes: 562 (8.9%)
Same genre as my favorite series  - votes: 1275 (20.3%)
I just read random manga  - votes: 1319 (21%)
I come to MU and see a new series on the release page, so I decide to try it - votes: 1445 (23%)
There were 6282 total votes.
The poll ended: March 22nd 2008


Question: What makes a manga?
Choices:
Art  - votes: 1396 (19.9%)
Plot  - votes: 3199 (45.6%)
Characters  - votes: 1637 (23.3%)
Originality  - votes: 743 (10.6%)
Popularity - votes: 36 (0.5%)
There were 7011 total votes.
The poll ended: March 29th 2008


Question: Do you watch the anime versions of the mangas you read?
Choices:
All the time  - votes: 893 (13.1%)
If the manga was good  - votes: 2901 (42.5%)
Only for specific genres  - votes: 389 (5.7%)
Sometimes, if I have nothing better to do  - votes: 1275 (18.7%)
No, I prefer to stick with the original manga  - votes: 753 (11%)
I read the manga after watching the anime - votes: 617 (9%)
There were 6828 total votes.
The poll ended: April 5th 2008


Question: What is your optimal manga length?
Choices:
Oneshots (Read more stories in less time)  - votes: 148 (1.8%)
1-5 volumes (Fairly quick reads)  - votes: 644 (7.8%)
6-10 volumes (Right in the middle is just right)  - votes: 1707 (20.8%)
11-20 volumes (It takes a while to develop characters/plot)  - votes: 2836 (34.6%)
21+ volumes (I love it so much that I don't want it to stop!) - votes: 2870 (35%)
There were 8205 total votes.
The poll ended: April 12th 2008


Question: Favorite manga moment?
Choices:
When the two people you are routing for finally confess and kiss...aww...  - votes: 2472 (28.2%)
When two bitter enemies fight, and the good (or bad) guy finally has a decisive victory!  - votes: 620 (7.1%)
When the underdog proves himself against the almighty character!!!  - votes: 902 (10.3%)
When the clothes come off...bom chicka, bom chika, bow bow~  - votes: 889 (10.2%)
When something stupid and funny happens that you can't help clutch your stomach laughing!  - votes: 2774 (31.7%)
When the character you hate so much FINALLY dies in volume 27! MUWHAHA - votes: 1099 (12.6%)
There were 8756 total votes.
The poll ended: April 19th 2008


Question: How do you prefer your translated sfx? (The sound effects like "ba" or "doki doki")
Choices:
Left alone (not translated at all)  - votes: 977 (12.8%)
In a glossary (at the end of a chapter)  - votes: 237 (3.1%)
In the margins  - votes: 3062 (40.1%)
Beside the original sfx (so you see both original and translated together)  - votes: 1858 (24.4%)
Overlaying the original sfx (right on top of the original)  - votes: 224 (2.9%)
Replacing the original sfx - votes: 1271 (16.7%)
There were 7629 total votes.
The poll ended: April 26th 2008


Question: How well do you draw? (Manga or just pictures in general)
Choices:
I can draw as well as the leading mangakas  - votes: 303 (3.3%)
I occasionally do doujinshi (and/or sell my own works)  - votes: 151 (1.7%)
I am a moderately good drawer that can do my own work  - votes: 2255 (24.7%)
I need a picture in front of me to copy  - votes: 2016 (22.1%)
I need to trace a picture  - votes: 607 (6.7%)
I CAN DRAW STICK FIGURES!!!  - votes: 2900 (31.8%)
What's a pencil? - votes: 885 (9.7%)
There were 9117 total votes.
The poll ended: May 3rd 2008


Question: How do you generally like the endings of series?
Choices:
It couldn't have ended in any better way!  - votes: 844 (12.7%)
It was good, but could've been better...But I don't think I could write a better ending  - votes: 3563 (53.6%)
Man, I could write a better ending than that author!  - votes: 1167 (17.6%)
I hate all endings! Let the series continue forever! - votes: 1069 (16.1%)
There were 6643 total votes.
The poll ended: May 11th 2008


Question: Which type of person/role do you like seeing most in manga?
Choices:
Motherly (maternal)  - votes: 133 (1.4%)
Fatherly (paternal)  - votes: 107 (1.1%)
Brotherly  - votes: 458 (4.7%)
Sisterly  - votes: 311 (3.2%)
Old wise sage  - votes: 452 (4.7%)
Childhood friends  - votes: 1522 (15.8%)
Friend turned into a rival  - votes: 685 (7.1%)
Evil king, emperor, usurper, tyrant, ruler, etc  - votes: 876 (9.1%)
Beautiful unattainable idol  - votes: 856 (8.9%)
Tomboy (tough girl that acts like a guy)  - votes: 2460 (25.5%)
Other - votes: 1783 (18.5%)
There were 9643 total votes.
The poll ended: May 18th 2008


Question: How often or extensively do you cosplay?
Choices:
I have a whole wardrobe full of cosplay materials and it's one of my favorite activities  - votes: 95 (1.5%)
I have a few costumes that I made myself  - votes: 384 (6.1%)
I bought a few things off the internet  - votes: 203 (3.2%)
I've worn a few cosplay costumes that I borrowed  - votes: 231 (3.7%)
My friend forced me into it once...never again...  - votes: 121 (1.9%)
Uhhh...does a sheet with eye sockets during Halloween count?  - votes: 1988 (31.6%)
I REFUSE to dress up and make a fool of myself  - votes: 2999 (47.6%)
What the heck is cosplay? - votes: 273 (4.3%)
There were 6294 total votes.
The poll ended: May 24th 2008


Question: Do you consider yourself an otaku?
Choices:
OMG YES!! Manga/anime is life~! Need it as often as oxygen ;D  - votes: 1852 (18.7%)
More or less. Not 100% obsessive, but I think manga/anime are some of the best things ever  - votes: 4512 (45.5%)
Not really. I read manga and/or watch anime often, but I still put my social life over that stuff  - votes: 2808 (28.3%)
No. I just read manga and/or watch anime when I'm bored  - votes: 533 (5.4%)
EWW NO! Get that word out of my sight. - votes: 210 (2.1%)
There were 9915 total votes.
The poll ended: May 31st 2008


Question: How often do you check websites (such as this one) for new scanlated manga releases?
Choices:
Constantly at least every hour (either manually or using an RSS feed or other automated method)  - votes: 941 (11.4%)
Many times a day  - votes: 4237 (51.3%)
Once a day  - votes: 1757 (21.3%)
Maybe once a week  - votes: 419 (5.1%)
I check whenever I remember - votes: 901 (10.9%)
There were 8255 total votes.
The poll ended: June 7th 2008


Question: When do you tend to read manga?
Choices:
24/7, except for eating and sleeping  - votes: 1022 (11.6%)
During the day (at school, work, etc)  - votes: 443 (5%)
After I come home (from school, work, etc)  - votes: 3148 (35.7%)
In the middle of the night when it's nice and quiet (and no one's watching...)  - votes: 1146 (13%)
Only when I have time  - votes: 782 (8.9%)
Random times when I get the "urge" - votes: 2267 (25.7%)
There were 8808 total votes.
The poll ended: June 14th 2008


Question: Select the choice that best represents your feelings
Choices:
Manga > Anime  - votes: 4143 (40.7%)
Manga < Anime  - votes: 304 (3%)
Manga = Anime  - votes: 619 (6.1%)
Depends on the series - votes: 5107 (50.2%)
There were 10173 total votes.
The poll ended: June 21st 2008


Question: How unrealistic/cliched do you like your manga?
Choices:
Completely realistic and none of those stupid cliches  - votes: 300 (3.6%)
It has to seem real, but cliches DO happen in real life all the time!  - votes: 1387 (16.9%)
I don't mind some silliness, but the story had better be original  - votes: 3764 (45.7%)
Anything goes for me  - votes: 2110 (25.6%)
I like my manga as wild and fantastical as possible - votes: 670 (8.1%)
There were 8231 total votes.
The poll ended: June 29th 2008


Question: Console?
Choices:
Wii  - votes: 2959 (40.9%)
PS3  - votes: 2963 (41%)
Xbox 360 - votes: 1313 (18.1%)
There were 7235 total votes.
The poll ended: July 5th 2008


Question: Do you attend anime/manga conventions? (Like AnimeExpo, Otakon, San Diego Comic-Con, etc)
Choices:
Sure! What better way to meet fans?  - votes: 1419 (18.6%)
Nah, that's lame  - votes: 1759 (23.1%)
I would if there was one close to me (but there isn't) - votes: 4434 (58.3%)
There were 7612 total votes.
The poll ended: July 12th 2008


Question: What type of manga are you sick of reading?
Choices:
Harem (ENOUGH!! I have enough trouble getting ONE!)  - votes: 1705 (16.1%)
Endless Fighting (Just beat the crap out of each other and end it already!)  - votes: 1572 (14.9%)
Unrequited Romance (How long does it take for two people to get together?!)  - votes: 2044 (19.4%)
Generic Sports (Wait, didn't i read this one already? No, they're ALL the same!!!)  - votes: 1196 (11.3%)
Guy-ALWAYS-gets-girl (We need a time where he's rejected...for good...)  - votes: 950 (9%)
Long drawn out plot (Inuyasha anyone?) - votes: 3094 (29.3%)
There were 10561 total votes.
The poll ended: July 19th 2008


Question: Does your local library have any manga?
Choices:
You bet! Shelves and shelves of it!  - votes: 708 (8%)
There's a small "graphic novels" section  - votes: 2922 (32.8%)
A few, but they shelve them in the children's section  - votes: 1241 (13.9%)
No, none at all  - votes: 2442 (27.4%)
What is this "library" you speak of? - votes: 1587 (17.8%)
There were 8900 total votes.
The poll ended: July 26th 2008


Question: My parents...
Choices:
Are a bigger Otaku than I am!  - votes: 58 (0.6%)
Also read manga. We talk and share the stuff~  - votes: 214 (2.2%)
Don't know I read manga at all. Shhh, it's a secret hobby  - votes: 1045 (10.6%)
Know I read manga, but it's not something we talk about...  - votes: 4771 (48.4%)
Know I read manga and are repulsed by it and trying to convince me to stop  - votes: 893 (9.1%)
Doesn't know what manga is even though I tried to explain it a million times  - votes: 1211 (12.3%)
Thinks all manga is for children - votes: 1657 (16.8%)
There were 9849 total votes.
The poll ended: August 2nd 2008


Question: Has manga/anime inspired you to learn the language?
Choices:
Japanese  - votes: 5824 (58.3%)
Chinese  - votes: 131 (1.3%)
Korean  - votes: 136 (1.4%)
Other...Does English count?  - votes: 967 (9.7%)
Not even trying. It's too hard!  - votes: 1059 (10.6%)
Tried...and failed...  - votes: 1087 (10.9%)
More than 1. I'm a genius! - votes: 794 (7.9%)
There were 9998 total votes.
The poll ended: August 9th 2008


Question: Your optimal manga chapter length?
Choices:
About 18 pages (standard weekly series)  - votes: 392 (4.2%)
Maybe 25 pages~  - votes: 1484 (15.8%)
Around 35 pages...  - votes: 2028 (21.5%)
Circa 45 pages?  - votes: 987 (10.5%)
Whooping 55+ pages!  - votes: 1636 (17.4%)
I really don't care... - votes: 2893 (30.7%)
There were 9420 total votes.
The poll ended: August 16th 2008


Question: Do you read comics (American, European, etc) as well?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 3139 (33%)
No  - votes: 5563 (58.5%)
I would like to try, but they're not available at all for me - votes: 804 (8.5%)
There were 9506 total votes.
The poll ended: August 23rd 2008


Question: Do you ever get tired of manga?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 3176 (29%)
No - votes: 7761 (71%)
There were 10937 total votes.
The poll ended: August 30th 2008


Question: You are the most popular person in the school, are you...
Choices:
Leader that everyone looks up to  - votes: 997 (10%)
Calm and collected  - votes: 3611 (36.2%)
A butthead who shows off  - votes: 345 (3.5%)
Cold, uncaring, and distant  - votes: 1751 (17.6%)
One who flaunts his/her popularity and has 10+ girl/boy friends  - votes: 289 (2.9%)
Afraid of love  - votes: 681 (6.8%)
Pretending to be cold while you're waiting for your true love to confess to you - votes: 2288 (23%)
There were 9962 total votes.
The poll ended: September 6th 2008


Question: Favorite Final Fantasy game?
Choices:
I  - votes: 85 (0.6%)
II  - votes: 34 (0.2%)
III  - votes: 116 (0.8%)
IV  - votes: 243 (1.7%)
V  - votes: 112 (0.8%)
VI  - votes: 883 (6.2%)
VII  - votes: 3086 (21.6%)
VII - Crisis Core  - votes: 432 (3%)
VII - Dirge of Cerberus  - votes: 170 (1.2%)
VIII  - votes: 1447 (10.1%)
IX  - votes: 766 (5.4%)
X  - votes: 1297 (9.1%)
X-2  - votes: 211 (1.5%)
XI  - votes: 82 (0.6%)
XII  - votes: 423 (3%)
XII - Revenant Wings  - votes: 47 (0.3%)
Tactics  - votes: 488 (3.4%)
Tactics Advance  - votes: 253 (1.8%)
Tactics A2 - Grimoire of the Rift  - votes: 101 (0.7%)
Crystal Chronicles (GameCube and/or DS)  - votes: 144 (1%)
I've never played an FF game - votes: 3845 (27%)
There were 14265 total votes.
The poll ended: September 13th 2008


Question: What's your view on downloading anime/manga?
Choices:
Don't do it. It's baaadddd  - votes: 295 (2.7%)
It's alright as long as it's not licensed where I live  - votes: 3982 (36.9%)
I can do it all I want! The internet is free! - votes: 6504 (60.3%)
There were 10781 total votes.
The poll ended: September 20th 2008


Question: About our new beta series recommendation system:
Choices:
I've found them to be pretty accurate!  - votes: 1031 (19.5%)
It's been generally alright  - votes: 3391 (64%)
Most of them are really off... - votes: 873 (16.5%)
There were 5295 total votes.
The poll ended: October 4th 2008


Question: Favorite Genre?
Choices:
Action  - votes: 576 (4.8%)
Adventure  - votes: 395 (3.3%)
Comedy  - votes: 1345 (11.3%)
Drama  - votes: 213 (1.8%)
Ecchi  - votes: 1222 (10.3%)
Fantasy  - votes: 586 (4.9%)
Gender Bender  - votes: 881 (7.4%)
Harem  - votes: 452 (3.8%)
Historical  - votes: 121 (1%)
Horror  - votes: 161 (1.4%)
Martial Arts  - votes: 444 (3.7%)
Mecha  - votes: 82 (0.7%)
Mystery  - votes: 130 (1.1%)
Psychological  - votes: 412 (3.5%)
Romance  - votes: 2611 (21.9%)
School Life  - votes: 317 (2.7%)
Sci-Fi  - votes: 123 (1%)
Slice of Life  - votes: 441 (3.7%)
Smut  - votes: 750 (6.3%)
Sports  - votes: 120 (1%)
Supernatural  - votes: 372 (3.1%)
Tragedy - votes: 143 (1.2%)
There were 11897 total votes.
The poll ended: October 11th 2008


Question: Favorite Demographic?
Choices:
Hentai  - votes: 1807 (12.1%)
Josei  - votes: 616 (4.1%)
Lolicon  - votes: 746 (5%)
Seinen  - votes: 2364 (15.8%)
Shotacon  - votes: 185 (1.2%)
Shoujo  - votes: 2684 (18%)
Shoujo Ai  - votes: 282 (1.9%)
Shounen  - votes: 1921 (12.9%)
Shounen Ai  - votes: 516 (3.5%)
Yaoi  - votes: 3069 (20.6%)
Yuri - votes: 742 (5%)
There were 14932 total votes.
The poll ended: October 18th 2008


Question: Your gender?
Choices:
Male  - votes: 6778 (48.9%)
Female - votes: 7080 (51.1%)
There were 13858 total votes.
The poll ended: October 25th 2008


Question: Have you ever stayed up all night reading manga?
Choices:
Maybe once or twice, but I don't do it that often  - votes: 4227 (32.7%)
That's how I spend (almost) every night  - votes: 1585 (12.3%)
No, I need my beauty sleep  - votes: 779 (6%)
Maybe not all night...but just really late... - votes: 6343 (49%)
There were 12934 total votes.
The poll ended: November 1st 2008


Question: Did you cosplay/dress-up for Halloween within the last week?
Choices:
Yup, as someone related to Japanese anime / manga / games  - votes: 724 (7%)
Yeah, but not anything anime-related  - votes: 1497 (14.4%)
Nope, but I still got tons of candy!  - votes: 1433 (13.8%)
Nope, I don't celebrate Halloween - votes: 6736 (64.8%)
There were 10390 total votes.
The poll ended: November 8th 2008


Question: What do you think of people that "love" or are "obsessed" with manga / anime characters a little too much?
Choices:
Life is a ***** and I agree with them, 2D beats 3D any day of the week  - votes: 1722 (14.3%)
Being a fan is not wrong, but when you love and want to marry them ... you went a little too far  - votes: 7460 (61.9%)
Why do you love MY character? He/She is MINE!  - votes: 940 (7.8%)
You should never get that obsessed over a someone you can never touch - votes: 1938 (16.1%)
There were 12060 total votes.
The poll ended: November 15th 2008


Question: Preferred medium if all forms were available for your favorite series?
Choices:
Original language raw (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, etc: volume / magazine / online)  - votes: 539 (5.8%)
Scanlations (in any language you like)  - votes: 4760 (51.2%)
Printed volume (in any language you like)  - votes: 3788 (40.8%)
Printed magazine (in any language you like, ex: USA Shonen Jump) - votes: 204 (2.2%)
There were 9291 total votes.
The poll ended: November 22nd 2008


Question: Do you use any anime/manga related jargon (eg, tsundere, yandere, kawaii) in daily life?
Choices:
Yes, everyone around me use them  - votes: 284 (2.7%)
Yes, but most people around me don't understand  - votes: 1498 (14.1%)
Yes, but only when I discuss anime/manga with other fans  - votes: 2502 (23.6%)
No, but I understand the terms when someone else says them  - votes: 5124 (48.4%)
No... What do those words mean, anyways? - votes: 1180 (11.1%)
There were 10588 total votes.
The poll ended: November 29th 2008


Question: How loyal are you to your favorite Mangaka(s)?
Choices:
I only read series from certain Mangaka(s)  - votes: 116 (1.1%)
I have my favorites, but read others only if they are recommended  - votes: 876 (8.4%)
I have some Mangaka I follow, but I'm always trying new ones  - votes: 7504 (71.6%)
I don't have any favorite Mangaka(s) - votes: 1980 (18.9%)
There were 10476 total votes.
The poll ended: December 6th 2008


Question: Would you date an otaku?
Choices:
Sure! Its one of my dreams!  - votes: 983 (8.6%)
Maybe - It depends on the person  - votes: 8762 (76.3%)
No way I only date normal people  - votes: 724 (6.3%)
I'm already in a relationship with an otaku~  - votes: 305 (2.7%)
I'm already in a relationship... but not with an otaku... - votes: 703 (6.1%)
There were 11477 total votes.
The poll ended: December 13th 2008


Question: Do you ever start reading the manga after watching the anime? (ie, doing things backwards)
Choices:
Yes, I only go from anime to manga  - votes: 462 (4.2%)
Yes, I go both ways  - votes: 8620 (78.7%)
No, I only go from manga to anime  - votes: 1101 (10.1%)
No, I do not watch anime - votes: 770 (7%)
There were 10953 total votes.
The poll ended: December 20th 2008


Question: Do you vote/rate (on any site) for the series you read?
Choices:
Yes, I care a lot for it and I do it systematically  - votes: 1181 (15.6%)
Yes, but I don't give much thought to what I score  - votes: 593 (7.9%)
Depends, I vote if I really like/hate the manga  - votes: 3849 (51%)
No, I don't care - votes: 1928 (25.5%)
There were 7551 total votes.
The poll ended: December 27th 2008


Question: Why do you come to MangaUpdates?
Choices:
I thought I could read manga here  - votes: 877 (7.6%)
Someone recommended it to me  - votes: 277 (2.4%)
Found it through google  - votes: 1031 (9%)
I heard that you could find release updates here  - votes: 1969 (17.1%)
I thought the lists were a good way to keep up with the manga  - votes: 3775 (32.8%)
The forum is great!  - votes: 68 (0.6%)
I like the database here - votes: 3497 (30.4%)
There were 11494 total votes.
The poll ended: January 3rd 2009


Question: For about how long have you read scanlations?
Choices:
None, I don't read scanlations  - votes: 77 (0.6%)
Within the last year (2008-2009)  - votes: 1212 (9.9%)
1-2 years (2006-2007)  - votes: 3666 (29.9%)
3-4 years (2004-2005)  - votes: 3563 (29.1%)
5-6 years (2002-2003)  - votes: 2148 (17.5%)
7+ years (2001 - prior) - votes: 1586 (12.9%)
There were 12252 total votes.
The poll ended: January 10th 2009


Question: Do you see yourself still reading manga in 10 years?
Choices:
Yes! Love of my life!  - votes: 5197 (47.8%)
Maybe (I'm not sure)... Depends on a lot of things  - votes: 5216 (48%)
No, I'll be too busy or interested in other things - votes: 449 (4.1%)
There were 10862 total votes.
The poll ended: January 17th 2009


Question: What is the longest you have gone without reading any manga (after you started reading for the first time)?
Choices:
Less than a day  - votes: 703 (6.5%)
A few days  - votes: 2318 (21.4%)
A week or so  - votes: 4325 (39.9%)
A few months  - votes: 2795 (25.8%)
A year or more - votes: 689 (6.4%)
There were 10830 total votes.
The poll ended: January 24th 2009


Question: Do you use our manga lists feature?
Choices:
Yes!  - votes: 5186 (60.4%)
No...  - votes: 673 (7.8%)
Uhhh, what's that? - votes: 2725 (31.7%)
There were 8584 total votes.
The poll ended: January 31st 2009


Question: Top reason for dropping a manga series?
Choices:
It got boring/lost interest  - votes: 5511 (49.2%)
The art was ugly  - votes: 927 (8.3%)
Slow releases  - votes: 1634 (14.6%)
Story was turning bad  - votes: 1770 (15.8%)
Series just kept going on and on...  - votes: 1055 (9.4%)
Just didn't have time to read it anymore - votes: 307 (2.7%)
There were 11204 total votes.
The poll ended: February 7th 2009


Question: Make your own manga series?
Choices:
I already did/tried!  - votes: 828 (8.1%)
I got some great ideas for a story, but I can't draw  - votes: 3369 (33.2%)
I can draw, but I don't have good plot ideas...  - votes: 682 (6.7%)
I wish... but no skills at all...  - votes: 1931 (19%)
No thanks. I'll stick to just reading manga - votes: 3352 (33%)
There were 10162 total votes.
The poll ended: February 14th 2009


Question: Do you have a significant other? (ie, in a relationship)
Choices:
Yes!  - votes: 1403 (15.6%)
I have someone in mind, and it's getting there!  - votes: 949 (10.5%)
No, I wish... - votes: 6662 (73.9%)
There were 9014 total votes.
The poll ended: February 21st 2009


Question: What do you do most of when you visit MangaUpdates?
Choices:
Look at the latest releases  - votes: 6263 (63.1%)
Look around for new series to read  - votes: 1025 (10.3%)
Search through the database for info on series, mangaka, groups, etc  - votes: 1551 (15.6%)
Edit/Add info to the database (releases, series, etc)  - votes: 46 (0.5%)
Visit/Post on the forums  - votes: 64 (0.6%)
Rate/Comment on series  - votes: 19 (0.2%)
Chat with people via pm (or other methods)  - votes: 12 (0.1%)
Use the list feature  - votes: 683 (6.9%)
Just lurk... - votes: 266 (2.7%)
There were 9929 total votes.
The poll ended: February 28th 2009


Question: Jan-ken-pon
Choices:
Rock  - votes: 4092 (33.3%)
Paper  - votes: 4077 (33.2%)
Scissors - votes: 4112 (33.5%)
There were 12281 total votes.
The poll ended: March 7th 2009


Question: Your view on spoilers?
Choices:
I like knowing the ending/events ahead of time  - votes: 1181 (11.1%)
Only when I can't control my urges  - votes: 5251 (49.5%)
Nah, they ruin the story for me  - votes: 2681 (25.3%)
Nope, but I do discuss theories - votes: 1503 (14.2%)
There were 10616 total votes.
The poll ended: March 14th 2009


Question: Is scanlation quality important?
Choices:
Very. I like my manga carefully done and perfect  - votes: 1823 (15.5%)
I prefer it good, but I won't complain about tiny details  - votes: 8115 (68.9%)
As long as it's readable it's fine  - votes: 1511 (12.8%)
I don't care, just give me more releases  - votes: 297 (2.5%)
I don't read scanlations - votes: 39 (0.3%)
There were 11785 total votes.
The poll ended: March 21st 2009


Question: In general, do you read series in HQ after reading in LQ?
Choices:
Yes, LQ first then HQ  - votes: 2007 (25.2%)
I only read HQ  - votes: 1802 (22.6%)
No, but I archive the HQ  - votes: 2096 (26.3%)
No, LQ only since I only read a chapter once  - votes: 1969 (24.7%)
No scanlations for me - votes: 94 (1.2%)
There were 7968 total votes.
The poll ended: March 28th 2009


Question: What character traits do you prefer in a protagonist?
Choices:
Kindness and honesty  - votes: 1324 (13.4%)
Burning desire to succeed/refusal to surrender  - votes: 2613 (26.5%)
Emotionally weak/broken with lots of character development  - votes: 1849 (18.8%)
Ingenuity  - votes: 1441 (14.6%)
Heartless  - votes: 1500 (15.2%)
Day to day courage  - votes: 728 (7.4%)
Someone plain hopeless - votes: 399 (4%)
There were 9854 total votes.
The poll ended: April 4th 2009


Question: Antagonist you prefer?
Choices:
Low class bullies  - votes: 185 (1.7%)
Love rivals  - votes: 1241 (11.7%)
Dictators  - votes: 464 (4.4%)
Rabid fangirls  - votes: 397 (3.7%)
Rich oppressors  - votes: 453 (4.3%)
Rivals with dignity  - votes: 4469 (42.2%)
Dishonest cheaters  - votes: 317 (3%)
Unloyal traitors  - votes: 533 (5%)
Anyone as long as he/she is evil  - votes: 1694 (16%)
I hate all antagonists - votes: 847 (8%)
There were 10600 total votes.
The poll ended: April 11th 2009


Question: Your favorite scene?
Choices:
Love scenes  - votes: 2055 (17.5%)
Action scenes  - votes: 861 (7.3%)
Bloodshed scenes  - votes: 717 (6.1%)
Funny scenes  - votes: 2186 (18.6%)
Hentai scenes  - votes: 1143 (9.7%)
Flashbacks  - votes: 135 (1.2%)
Touching, emotional scenes  - votes: 2499 (21.3%)
When the character acts the coolest - votes: 2134 (18.2%)
There were 11730 total votes.
The poll ended: April 18th 2009


Question: What bothers you the most here at MangaUpdates?
Choices:
The site goes down  - votes: 2142 (28.4%)
Trolls in the forum or series comments  - votes: 507 (6.7%)
Incorrect info on manga releases or series pages  - votes: 2311 (30.7%)
Flaws in features (like the manga lists)  - votes: 753 (10%)
The apparent lack of new site features or updates  - votes: 766 (10.2%)
Draconian rule of the admins and mods  - votes: 234 (3.1%)
Other - votes: 822 (10.9%)
There were 7535 total votes.
The poll ended: April 25th 2009


Question: Do you work in scanlations?
Choices:
Yes, and I love it  - votes: 837 (9.3%)
Yes, and I hate my life  - votes: 236 (2.6%)
No, but I'd like to  - votes: 4430 (49.3%)
No, and I don't want to  - votes: 2288 (25.5%)
I used to, but not anymore  - votes: 760 (8.5%)
I'm just here to hand out C&Ds - votes: 436 (4.9%)
There were 8987 total votes.
The poll ended: May 2nd 2009


Question: Which ending do you prefer?
Choices:
Romance (marriage, going out, etc)  - votes: 3617 (30.5%)
A twisted, unexpected ending  - votes: 2687 (22.7%)
Good guys win  - votes: 771 (6.5%)
Bad guys win  - votes: 353 (3%)
Main character dies  - votes: 360 (3%)
Everybody just dies...  - votes: 443 (3.7%)
Everyone's happy  - votes: 1652 (13.9%)
Abrupt, inconclusive ending  - votes: 128 (1.1%)
Tragic end  - votes: 472 (4%)
Don't care. Just let it end... - votes: 1362 (11.5%)
There were 11845 total votes.
The poll ended: May 9th 2009


Question: Most common reading method?
Choices:
Read each chapter as it comes out  - votes: 6903 (72%)
Wait and read by volume (or a ton of chapters)  - votes: 1588 (16.6%)
Start reading when the whole series is complete - votes: 1090 (11.4%)
There were 9581 total votes.
The poll ended: May 16th 2009


Question: Which Monopoly piece?
Choices:
Wheelbarrow  - votes: 231 (2.1%)
Battleship  - votes: 1469 (13.3%)
Sack of money  - votes: 1145 (10.4%)
Horse and rider  - votes: 891 (8.1%)
Car  - votes: 1395 (12.6%)
Train  - votes: 268 (2.4%)
Thimble  - votes: 629 (5.7%)
Howitzer (cannon)  - votes: 746 (6.8%)
Boot (shoe)  - votes: 803 (7.3%)
Dog  - votes: 1620 (14.7%)
Iron  - votes: 480 (4.4%)
Hat - votes: 1352 (12.3%)
There were 11029 total votes.
The poll ended: May 23rd 2009


Question: Favorite web browser?
Choices:
Internet Explorer  - votes: 2170 (14.6%)
FireFox  - votes: 10157 (68.5%)
Opera  - votes: 1089 (7.3%)
Safari  - votes: 431 (2.9%)
Google Chrome  - votes: 802 (5.4%)
Other - votes: 170 (1.1%)
There were 14819 total votes.
The poll ended: May 30th 2009


Question: Favorite type of romantic situation?
Choices:
Heart wrenching, angsty, and dramatic  - votes: 2640 (19%)
Hot and steamy  - votes: 2565 (18.5%)
Dark, twisted, and forbidden  - votes: 2115 (15.2%)
Warm, cute, and fuzzy  - votes: 2586 (18.6%)
Funny, odd, and quirky  - votes: 3019 (21.7%)
Platonic love  - votes: 371 (2.7%)
I dislike romance - votes: 604 (4.3%)
There were 13900 total votes.
The poll ended: June 6th 2009


Question: Doujinshi?
Choices:
I draw doujinshi  - votes: 347 (2.8%)
I love to see my favorite characters in lewd situations  - votes: 6675 (53%)
I only like non-sexual doujinshi  - votes: 983 (7.8%)
I don't like / don't read doujinshi  - votes: 3344 (26.5%)
What's a doujinshi? - votes: 1255 (10%)
There were 12604 total votes.
The poll ended: June 13th 2009


Question: Multiple groups scanlating the same series?
Choices:
Good for different standards (speed, quality...)  - votes: 2525 (21.5%)
Competition is always good  - votes: 1077 (9.2%)
One group should be enough  - votes: 865 (7.4%)
They should just combine their efforts  - votes: 5077 (43.2%)
I don't care, just give me manga - votes: 2205 (18.8%)
There were 11749 total votes.
The poll ended: June 20th 2009


Question: Other than the time/money spent enjoying it, does manga/anime influence your real-life decisions?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 4920 (45.2%)
No - votes: 5972 (54.8%)
There were 10892 total votes.
The poll ended: June 27th 2009


Question: Favorite "fall in love" sound effect?
Choices:
*Doki Doki*  - votes: 6895 (42.8%)
*THUMP*  - votes: 2391 (14.8%)
*Blush*  - votes: 3492 (21.7%)
*Kyun*  - votes: 1343 (8.3%)
Other  - votes: 405 (2.5%)
None - votes: 1581 (9.8%)
There were 16107 total votes.
The poll ended: July 5th 2009


Question: Favorite chocolate?
Choices:
Milk  - votes: 103 (55.1%)
Dark  - votes: 43 (23%)
White  - votes: 31 (16.6%)
Couverture  - votes: 2 (1.1%)
Bittersweet - votes: 8 (4.3%)
There were 187 total votes.
The poll ended: July 11th 2009


Question: Favorite chocolate?
Choices:
Milk  - votes: 6970 (46%)
Dark  - votes: 3815 (25.2%)
White  - votes: 2638 (17.4%)
Couverture  - votes: 205 (1.4%)
Bittersweet  - votes: 740 (4.9%)
I don't like chocolate - votes: 799 (5.3%)
There were 15167 total votes.
The poll ended: July 18th 2009


Question: Do you cry when reading manga?
Choices:
All the time  - votes: 769 (5.7%)
Only when something tragic happens  - votes: 2160 (16%)
Only when I really like the series and something tragic occurs  - votes: 7124 (52.8%)
Why cry for manga? It's not like real life...  - votes: 1588 (11.8%)
I don't cry... EVER! - votes: 1858 (13.8%)
There were 13499 total votes.
The poll ended: July 25th 2009


Question: Do you judge people based on the manga they read?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 2461 (18.8%)
I try not to...  - votes: 3985 (30.5%)
No - votes: 6641 (50.7%)
There were 13087 total votes.
The poll ended: August 1st 2009


Question: Element?
Choices:
Fire  - votes: 2853 (18%)
Water  - votes: 2860 (18%)
Earth  - votes: 830 (5.2%)
Air/Wind  - votes: 3482 (21.9%)
Void  - votes: 1867 (11.8%)
Light  - votes: 893 (5.6%)
Dark  - votes: 2055 (12.9%)
Metal  - votes: 610 (3.8%)
Wood - votes: 432 (2.7%)
There were 15882 total votes.
The poll ended: August 8th 2009


Question: Reaction to live-action movie based on anime or manga series?
Choices:
Yes! Can't wait!  - votes: 857 (7.2%)
No way, they're gonna ruin it!  - votes: 2916 (24.4%)
I hope they don't screw up this one...  - votes: 4814 (40.3%)
I'll judge it once it comes out - votes: 3344 (28%)
There were 11931 total votes.
The poll ended: August 15th 2009


Question: What age you start reading manga?
Choices:
0-7  - votes: 1043 (6%)
8-12  - votes: 4482 (25.8%)
13-19  - votes: 9662 (55.5%)
20-29  - votes: 1854 (10.7%)
30-39  - votes: 179 (1%)
40+ - votes: 175 (1%)
There were 17395 total votes.
The poll ended: August 22nd 2009


Question: Do you think a mangaka should have multiple projects or only focus on one?
Choices:
The more the better  - votes: 559 (4.6%)
As long as what I'm reading doesn't suffer as a result  - votes: 8369 (69.1%)
Only one at a time!  - votes: 2109 (17.4%)
Doesn't matter to me - votes: 1067 (8.8%)
There were 12104 total votes.
The poll ended: August 29th 2009


Question: Best Shounen
Choices:
Claymore  - votes: 1812 (12.5%)
Death Note  - votes: 2917 (20.1%)
Fullmetal Alchemist  - votes: 3455 (23.8%)
Great Teacher Onizuka  - votes: 2180 (15%)
One Piece - votes: 4138 (28.5%)
There were 14502 total votes.
The poll ended: September 5th 2009


Question: Best Shoujo
Choices:
Fruits Basket (Furuba)  - votes: 2839 (22.4%)
Hana Kimi (Hanazakari no Kimitachi e)  - votes: 1447 (11.4%)
Mars  - votes: 1140 (9%)
Ouran High School Host Club (Ouran Koukou Host Club)  - votes: 3211 (25.4%)
Skip Beat! - votes: 4023 (31.8%)
There were 12660 total votes.
The poll ended: September 12th 2009


Question: Best Seinen
Choices:
Berserk  - votes: 3099 (28.5%)
Mushishi  - votes: 1215 (11.2%)
Vagabond  - votes: 1180 (10.9%)
xxxHoLic  - votes: 3763 (34.6%)
Yotsubato! - votes: 1609 (14.8%)
There were 10866 total votes.
The poll ended: September 19th 2009


Question: Best Josei
Choices:
Kimi wa Pet  - votes: 1321 (14.3%)
Midnight Secretary  - votes: 2134 (23.1%)
Nodame Cantabile  - votes: 3200 (34.7%)
Paradise Kiss  - votes: 1326 (14.4%)
Usagi Drop - votes: 1245 (13.5%)
There were 9226 total votes.
The poll ended: September 26th 2009


Question: Been to Disneyland/Disney World or any of their other resorts before (anywhere in the world)?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 4924 (47.8%)
No, but I want to  - votes: 2493 (24.2%)
Nope, and I don't wanna - votes: 2875 (27.9%)
There were 10292 total votes.
The poll ended: October 3rd 2009


Question: If you knew the ending sucked for a series, would you still read it?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 7253 (55.8%)
No - votes: 5750 (44.2%)
There were 13003 total votes.
The poll ended: October 10th 2009


Question: ...
Choices:
Pirate  - votes: 5489 (38.4%)
Ninja - votes: 8814 (61.6%)
There were 14303 total votes.
The poll ended: October 17th 2009


Question: How would you like the anime adaptation of a manga series?
Choices:
The exact same, just animated  - votes: 6275 (49.6%)
Same general plot, but with some good, new content  - votes: 5283 (41.8%)
Different plot so that it's not repetitive  - votes: 371 (2.9%)
No anime for me - votes: 711 (5.6%)
There were 12640 total votes.
The poll ended: October 24th 2009


Question: Thoughts on editor / translator notes or comments in scanlations?
Choices:
I like the funny ones  - votes: 6492 (55.8%)
I just ignore them  - votes: 829 (7.1%)
Only good if they clarify the translation or scene  - votes: 4015 (34.5%)
I don't like them - votes: 288 (2.5%)
There were 11624 total votes.
The poll ended: October 31st 2009


Question: You cosplay/dress-up for Halloween this year?
Choices:
Yup, as someone related to Japanese anime / manga / games  - votes: 877 (7.9%)
Yeah, but not anything anime-related  - votes: 1717 (15.4%)
Nope, but I still got (or will get) tons of candy!  - votes: 1636 (14.7%)
Nope, I don't celebrate Halloween - votes: 6906 (62%)
There were 11136 total votes.
The poll ended: November 7th 2009


Question: Pokemon vs. Digimon
Choices:
Pokemon  - votes: 5539 (37.8%)
Digimon  - votes: 3147 (21.5%)
Both  - votes: 1795 (12.3%)
Neither - votes: 4164 (28.4%)
There were 14645 total votes.
The poll ended: November 14th 2009


Question: How do you feel about mangakas who crossover to other genres / demographics?
Choices:
They should stick to what they're good at  - votes: 1014 (9.8%)
Could be interesting, so why not?  - votes: 7583 (73.2%)
I don't care what they write  - votes: 1011 (9.8%)
The mangaka are so good that of course they'll do great! - votes: 753 (7.3%)
There were 10361 total votes.
The poll ended: November 21st 2009


Question: Do you read any other comics / graphic novels outside of manga?
Choices:
Manhwa and manhua...  - votes: 5403 (45.2%)
Some strips in the funny pages (newspaper) or web comics  - votes: 1613 (13.5%)
The American stuff  - votes: 516 (4.3%)
Yes I love them all  - votes: 2785 (23.3%)
Only pure manga for me - votes: 1644 (13.7%)
There were 11961 total votes.
The poll ended: November 28th 2009


Question: Do you get annoyed when anime is called "cartoon"?
Choices:
Yes, they're different!  - votes: 6383 (41%)
Not bothered at all  - votes: 1915 (12.3%)
Bothers me, but I ignore it  - votes: 4000 (25.7%)
Have heard it so often that I'm immune  - votes: 1337 (8.6%)
But they ARE cartoons! - votes: 1935 (12.4%)
There were 15570 total votes.
The poll ended: December 5th 2009


Question: Do you get annoyed when manga is called "anime"?
Choices:
Yes, they're different!  - votes: 6812 (51.9%)
Not bothered at all  - votes: 2006 (15.3%)
Bothers me, but I ignore it  - votes: 3048 (23.2%)
Have heard it so often that I'm immune  - votes: 863 (6.6%)
But manga IS anime! - votes: 386 (2.9%)
There were 13115 total votes.
The poll ended: December 12th 2009


Question: Do you get annoyed when manga is called "comic"?
Choices:
Yes, they're different!  - votes: 4033 (39.7%)
Not bothered at all  - votes: 1621 (16%)
Bothers me, but I ignore it  - votes: 2115 (20.8%)
Have heard it so often that I'm immune  - votes: 561 (5.5%)
But they ARE comics! - votes: 1827 (18%)
There were 10157 total votes.
The poll ended: December 19th 2009


Question: Preferred manga/comic reading direction
Choices:
Left to right  - votes: 1914 (17.7%)
Right to left - votes: 8882 (82.3%)
There were 10796 total votes.
The poll ended: December 26th 2009


Question: Preference
Choices:
The whole manga in full color!  - votes: 2357 (19%)
Color only for the cover, first few pages, and other specials  - votes: 7396 (59.6%)
Cover in color, black and white everything else  - votes: 2365 (19.1%)
All of it should be black and white - votes: 286 (2.3%)
There were 12404 total votes.
The poll ended: January 2nd 2010


Question: Which December holiday do you celebrate?
Choices:
Christmas  - votes: 8763 (65.5%)
Hanukkah  - votes: 167 (1.2%)
Kwanzaa  - votes: 32 (0.2%)
2 of the above  - votes: 182 (1.4%)
All 3 of the above  - votes: 84 (0.6%)
Something else  - votes: 462 (3.5%)
Does New Year's Eve count?  - votes: 2022 (15.1%)
None (not even New Year's Eve) - votes: 1664 (12.4%)
There were 13376 total votes.
The poll ended: January 9th 2010


Question: Do you read doujinshi?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 7586 (58.7%)
No  - votes: 4054 (31.4%)
What are doujins? - votes: 1283 (9.9%)
There were 12923 total votes.
The poll ended: January 16th 2010


Question: Main screen resolution?
Choices:
Smaller  - votes: 246 (1.8%)
1024 x 768  - votes: 2133 (15.5%)
1152 x 864  - votes: 255 (1.9%)
1280 x 768  - votes: 381 (2.8%)
1280 x 800  - votes: 1605 (11.7%)
1280 x 960  - votes: 275 (2%)
1280 x 1024  - votes: 2079 (15.1%)
1366 x 768  - votes: 570 (4.2%)
1440 x 900  - votes: 1258 (9.2%)
1600 x 1200  - votes: 363 (2.6%)
1680 x 1050  - votes: 1751 (12.8%)
1920 x 1080  - votes: 1084 (7.9%)
1920 x 1200  - votes: 884 (6.4%)
2560 x 1440  - votes: 23 (0.2%)
2560 x 1600  - votes: 145 (1.1%)
Larger  - votes: 249 (1.8%)
Other (in between the numbered values) - votes: 430 (3.1%)
There were 13731 total votes.
The poll ended: January 23rd 2010


Question: Main web browser
Choices:
Internet Explorer 5  - votes: 30 (0.2%)
Internet Explorer 6  - votes: 108 (0.7%)
Internet Explorer 7  - votes: 490 (3%)
Internet Explorer 8  - votes: 1308 (7.9%)
Mozilla Firefox  - votes: 11042 (66.9%)
Google Chrome  - votes: 1600 (9.7%)
Safari  - votes: 559 (3.4%)
Opera  - votes: 1225 (7.4%)
Other - votes: 149 (0.9%)
There were 16511 total votes.
The poll ended: January 30th 2010


Question: The best way to do manga is with
Choices:
1 author who draws and writes  - votes: 3617 (31.8%)
2 authors who split up the story and drawing  - votes: 1765 (15.5%)
Multiple authors who work on different parts of the manga  - votes: 250 (2.2%)
Don't care - votes: 5727 (50.4%)
There were 11359 total votes.
The poll ended: February 6th 2010


Question: If you were in a harem manga, what would you do?
Choices:
Date all of them at once  - votes: 3035 (21.6%)
Date the one who obviously likes you  - votes: 856 (6.1%)
Date the shy type  - votes: 620 (4.4%)
Date the tsundere type  - votes: 1143 (8.1%)
Date the outgoing one  - votes: 216 (1.5%)
Date the most pretty, beautiful, and/or handsome one  - votes: 501 (3.6%)
Date the one you pity  - votes: 63 (0.4%)
Date the side character(s)  - votes: 346 (2.5%)
Don't date anyone  - votes: 875 (6.2%)
Date the one you care for the most - votes: 6380 (45.5%)
There were 14035 total votes.
The poll ended: February 13th 2010


Question: For Valentine's Day, you will
Choices:
Receive candy / chocolates  - votes: 513 (4.6%)
Give candy / chocolates  - votes: 316 (2.8%)
Will give and receive!  - votes: 852 (7.6%)
Wish you were receiving candy / chocolates  - votes: 2218 (19.7%)
Wish you had the courage to give candy / chocolates  - votes: 501 (4.4%)
Don't care - votes: 6870 (61%)
There were 11270 total votes.
The poll ended: February 20th 2010


Question: Your Chinese zodiac?
Choices:
Rat  - votes: 1197 (7.3%)
Ox  - votes: 957 (5.8%)
Tiger  - votes: 1183 (7.2%)
Rabbit  - votes: 1160 (7.1%)
Dragon  - votes: 1760 (10.7%)
Snake  - votes: 1563 (9.5%)
Horse  - votes: 1692 (10.3%)
Goat, sheep, or ram  - votes: 1457 (8.9%)
Monkey  - votes: 1566 (9.5%)
Rooster  - votes: 1367 (8.3%)
Dog  - votes: 1358 (8.3%)
Pig - votes: 1145 (7%)
There were 16405 total votes.
The poll ended: February 27th 2010


Question: Watching Winter Olympics 2010?
Choices:
I'm there live!  - votes: 218 (1.8%)
Yes! Almost every event!  - votes: 763 (6.4%)
Some events here and there  - votes: 3700 (30.9%)
Would want to, but can't  - votes: 874 (7.3%)
None... don't care  - votes: 5448 (45.4%)
I prefer the Summer Olympics - votes: 990 (8.3%)
There were 11993 total votes.
The poll ended: March 6th 2010


Question: Do you reread manga titles that you have enjoyed?
Choices:
Yes, usually more than once  - votes: 7995 (62.7%)
Yes, usually only once  - votes: 1120 (8.8%)
Only when I have nothing else to read  - votes: 2893 (22.7%)
Never - votes: 742 (5.8%)
There were 12750 total votes.
The poll ended: March 13th 2010


Question: You're with friends and some thugs approach you. What do you do?
Choices:
Wait and protect myself  - votes: 1002 (8.8%)
Wait and protect my friends  - votes: 2842 (24.9%)
Attack the thugs first  - votes: 807 (7.1%)
Dial 911 (or your equivalent)  - votes: 1177 (10.3%)
Wait to be saved  - votes: 111 (1%)
Run away with all your friends  - votes: 4785 (41.9%)
Ditch your friends and just run - votes: 699 (6.1%)
There were 11423 total votes.
The poll ended: March 20th 2010


Question: When do you usually initially start reading a manga series?
Choices:
Right when the first chapter is out  - votes: 2845 (27.7%)
When a few chapters are out  - votes: 3109 (30.3%)
When a couple of volumes are out  - votes: 1826 (17.8%)
When most of the series seems to be out  - votes: 1113 (10.8%)
When the series is already complete - votes: 1367 (13.3%)
There were 10260 total votes.
The poll ended: March 27th 2010


Question: You find a Death Note, so you...
Choices:
Use it  - votes: 6187 (40.7%)
Keep and hide it  - votes: 3097 (20.4%)
Blackmail people with it  - votes: 875 (5.8%)
Give it to someone  - votes: 77 (0.5%)
Trade it for something else  - votes: 590 (3.9%)
Ignore it  - votes: 865 (5.7%)
Destroy it  - votes: 2624 (17.2%)
What is a Death Note? - votes: 898 (5.9%)
There were 15213 total votes.
The poll ended: April 3rd 2010


Question: When do you vote on the newest poll?
Choices:
Right when I notice that there's a new one  - votes: 7350 (70.1%)
After giving it a lot of thought  - votes: 220 (2.1%)
A few days later  - votes: 221 (2.1%)
The last moment possible  - votes: 27 (0.3%)
Only when I like the question  - votes: 2297 (21.9%)
I don't usually vote - votes: 373 (3.6%)
There were 10488 total votes.
The poll ended: April 9th 2010


Question: What is love?
Choices:
An emotion  - votes: 3903 (28%)
Romance  - votes: 899 (6.4%)
Desire  - votes: 1318 (9.4%)
Life  - votes: 1116 (8%)
A word like any other word  - votes: 795 (5.7%)
A myth that only a fool would believe in  - votes: 1100 (7.9%)
Luck  - votes: 472 (3.4%)
Eternal friendship  - votes: 1063 (7.6%)
"Love is patient. Love is kind..."  - votes: 1235 (8.8%)
Trouble - votes: 2055 (14.7%)
There were 13956 total votes.
The poll ended: April 17th 2010


Question: How do you eat an Oreo?
Choices:
Lick the frosting, then eat the cookie  - votes: 2158 (15.7%)
Eat the cookie, then lick the frosting  - votes: 709 (5.1%)
The whole thing together  - votes: 3871 (28.1%)
Dunked in milk  - votes: 2604 (18.9%)
Just the frosting  - votes: 209 (1.5%)
Just the cookie  - votes: 387 (2.8%)
I hate Oreos  - votes: 1106 (8%)
What's an Oreo? - votes: 2731 (19.8%)
There were 13775 total votes.
The poll ended: April 24th 2010


Question: What should MangaUpdates do about Shotacon/Lolicon? (see news post for more information)
Choices:
Nothing, leave it as is  - votes: 8235 (55.2%)
Remove all links to websites hosting these genres, but keep series information  - votes: 2642 (17.7%)
Remove these genres and all series and information related to them  - votes: 1195 (8%)
I don't care - votes: 2836 (19%)
There were 14908 total votes.
The poll ended: May 1st 2010


Question: Eyesight
Choices:
20/20 (perfect vision)  - votes: 3071 (20.1%)
Had lasik surgery  - votes: 199 (1.3%)
Not perfect, but don't have corrective lenses  - votes: 2256 (14.8%)
Glasses (nearsighted)  - votes: 5348 (35.1%)
Glasses (farsighted)  - votes: 1963 (12.9%)
Glasses for fashion  - votes: 90 (0.6%)
Contacts (nearsighted)  - votes: 1165 (7.6%)
Contacts (farsighted)  - votes: 332 (2.2%)
I'm blind - votes: 830 (5.4%)
There were 15254 total votes.
The poll ended: May 8th 2010


Question: If you had to lose one of your 5 traditional sense, which would you give up?
Choices:
Sight  - votes: 800 (5.3%)
Hearing  - votes: 671 (4.4%)
Touch  - votes: 1482 (9.8%)
Smell  - votes: 8565 (56.6%)
Taste - votes: 3612 (23.9%)
There were 15130 total votes.
The poll ended: May 15th 2010


Question: Eating utensils?
Choices:
Fork  - votes: 5674 (41%)
Knife  - votes: 478 (3.5%)
Spoon  - votes: 1759 (12.7%)
Chopsticks  - votes: 3892 (28.2%)
Hands - votes: 2020 (14.6%)
There were 13823 total votes.
The poll ended: May 22nd 2010


Question: How long can you last without a computer?
Choices:
Less than a day  - votes: 4693 (29.5%)
A few days  - votes: 5820 (36.5%)
A week or two  - votes: 2928 (18.4%)
A month  - votes: 876 (5.5%)
A few months  - votes: 653 (4.1%)
A year  - votes: 72 (0.5%)
Years  - votes: 165 (1%)
Forever - votes: 721 (4.5%)
There were 15928 total votes.
The poll ended: May 29th 2010


Question: On an average day, how much time do you spend on the computer?
Choices:
0-30 minutes  - votes: 90 (0.6%)
1 - 2 hours  - votes: 521 (3.2%)
2 - 3 hours  - votes: 1297 (8%)
3 - 5 hours  - votes: 3432 (21.2%)
5 - 10 hours  - votes: 5992 (37.1%)
10 - 16 hours  - votes: 3523 (21.8%)
16 - 24 hours - votes: 1296 (8%)
There were 16151 total votes.
The poll ended: June 5th 2010


Question: What do you think about fan-colored pages included in scanlation releases?
Choices:
They're terrible! I can't stand interruptions  - votes: 1900 (13.4%)
They get in the way, but it's no big deal  - votes: 4520 (32%)
Makes no difference to me  - votes: 3331 (23.6%)
I like them a little  - votes: 2606 (18.4%)
They're great! I love to see them - votes: 1780 (12.6%)
There were 14137 total votes.
The poll ended: June 12th 2010


Question: Who do you think will win the FIFA World Cup?
Choices:
Algeria  - votes: 74 (0.5%)
Argentina  - votes: 1121 (7.8%)
Australia  - votes: 208 (1.5%)
Brazil  - votes: 2580 (18%)
Cameroon  - votes: 19 (0.1%)
Chile  - votes: 156 (1.1%)
Côte d'Ivoire  - votes: 108 (0.8%)
Denmark  - votes: 132 (0.9%)
England  - votes: 652 (4.6%)
France  - votes: 318 (2.2%)
Germany  - votes: 2128 (14.9%)
Ghana  - votes: 65 (0.5%)
Greece  - votes: 87 (0.6%)
Honduras  - votes: 52 (0.4%)
Italy  - votes: 662 (4.6%)
Japan  - votes: 1045 (7.3%)
Korea DPR  - votes: 209 (1.5%)
Korea Republic  - votes: 489 (3.4%)
Mexico  - votes: 370 (2.6%)
Netherlands  - votes: 510 (3.6%)
New Zealand  - votes: 79 (0.6%)
Nigeria  - votes: 52 (0.4%)
Paraguay  - votes: 33 (0.2%)
Portugal  - votes: 312 (2.2%)
Serbia  - votes: 68 (0.5%)
Slovakia  - votes: 81 (0.6%)
Slovenia  - votes: 55 (0.4%)
South Africa  - votes: 158 (1.1%)
Spain  - votes: 1231 (8.6%)
Switzerland  - votes: 92 (0.6%)
United States  - votes: 1036 (7.2%)
Uruguay - votes: 118 (0.8%)
There were 14300 total votes.
The poll ended: June 19th 2010


Question: Who do you think was the best at E3?
Choices:
Microsoft  - votes: 1019 (8.8%)
Nintendo  - votes: 3367 (29%)
Sony  - votes: 1883 (16.2%)
What's E3? - votes: 5338 (46%)
There were 11607 total votes.
The poll ended: June 26th 2010


Question: Planning to attend AnimeExpo this year?
Choices:
Yes way!  - votes: 434 (3.9%)
I wish I could go...  - votes: 6553 (58.4%)
No way  - votes: 1899 (16.9%)
What's AnimeExpo? - votes: 2333 (20.8%)
There were 11219 total votes.
The poll ended: July 3rd 2010


Question: Have you ever had anything autographed/drawn by a mangaka?
Choices:
No, I never tried to get one  - votes: 4111 (34.8%)
No, I've never had the chance to  - votes: 4628 (39.2%)
No, but I have something anime/manga related from non-mangaka  - votes: 407 (3.4%)
No, I don't care about that stuff  - votes: 1941 (16.4%)
Yes, I have at least one object signed  - votes: 338 (2.9%)
Yes, I have at least one object drawn  - votes: 144 (1.2%)
Yes, I have several of both types  - votes: 132 (1.1%)
Yes, I try to collect as many as I can! - votes: 112 (0.9%)
There were 11813 total votes.
The poll ended: July 10th 2010


Question: If you were in an anime, what would be your hair color?
Choices:
Bald  - votes: 262 (1.5%)
Black  - votes: 4617 (26.1%)
Brown  - votes: 1913 (10.8%)
Red  - votes: 1564 (8.8%)
Orange  - votes: 463 (2.6%)
Blue  - votes: 1647 (9.3%)
Purple  - votes: 1219 (6.9%)
White  - votes: 2928 (16.5%)
Pink  - votes: 523 (3%)
Yellow  - votes: 600 (3.4%)
Green  - votes: 538 (3%)
Multicolored  - votes: 894 (5%)
Other - votes: 548 (3.1%)
There were 17716 total votes.
The poll ended: July 16th 2010


Question: Are you currently in a relationship?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 2298 (14.2%)
No  - votes: 12357 (76.2%)
It's complicated - votes: 1565 (9.6%)
There were 16220 total votes.
The poll ended: July 24th 2010


Question: Do you believe that accessing manga without the use of internet in your country or region is hard or impossible?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 7286 (43.5%)
It would take more money than I can afford  - votes: 7411 (44.2%)
No - votes: 2058 (12.3%)
There were 16755 total votes.
The poll ended: July 31st 2010


Question: Is there a monster under your bed?
Choices:
Yes, I'm scared of it  - votes: 1125 (6.3%)
Not anymore, I killed it  - votes: 3764 (20.9%)
Yes, it's my pet  - votes: 3185 (17.7%)
Yes, I'm just letting it live for fun  - votes: 2694 (15%)
Don't know. I never checked  - votes: 2377 (13.2%)
No monster there  - votes: 3140 (17.5%)
Monsters don't exist! - votes: 1687 (9.4%)
There were 17972 total votes.
The poll ended: August 7th 2010


Question: Favorite music genre?
Choices:
Pop  - votes: 2340 (15.7%)
Hip Hop  - votes: 586 (3.9%)
Rap  - votes: 262 (1.8%)
R&B  - votes: 636 (4.3%)
Blues  - votes: 156 (1%)
Jazz  - votes: 374 (2.5%)
Dance  - votes: 412 (2.8%)
Folk  - votes: 177 (1.2%)
Indie  - votes: 765 (5.1%)
Heavy Metal  - votes: 2218 (14.9%)
Alt-Rock  - votes: 3328 (22.3%)
Classical  - votes: 1067 (7.2%)
Other - votes: 2579 (17.3%)
There were 14900 total votes.
The poll ended: August 14th 2010


Question: Opinion on manga censoring?
Choices:
Unnecessary and annoying  - votes: 6743 (39.3%)
All for it! Think about the kids!  - votes: 621 (3.6%)
If it was meant to be for adults, why censor?  - votes: 8320 (48.5%)
I don't care - votes: 1463 (8.5%)
There were 17147 total votes.
The poll ended: August 21st 2010


Question: Have you played a visual novel before?
Choices:
Yes, and I love them!  - votes: 2942 (22.1%)
Yes, just to try them out  - votes: 2197 (16.5%)
No  - votes: 3416 (25.7%)
What's a visual novel? - votes: 4760 (35.7%)
There were 13315 total votes.
The poll ended: August 28th 2010


Question: Favorite Hayao Miyazaki film?
Choices:
Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro  - votes: 390 (2.4%)
Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind  - votes: 862 (5.3%)
Laputa: Castle in the Sky  - votes: 555 (3.4%)
My Neighbor Totoro  - votes: 911 (5.6%)
Kiki's Delivery Service  - votes: 616 (3.8%)
Porco Rosso  - votes: 229 (1.4%)
Princess Mononoke  - votes: 3215 (19.8%)
Spirited Away  - votes: 3785 (23.4%)
Howl's Moving Castle  - votes: 3362 (20.7%)
Ponyo  - votes: 220 (1.4%)
Never watched any of them - votes: 2058 (12.7%)
There were 16203 total votes.
The poll ended: September 4th 2010


Question: What do you think of manga translations (in general)?
Choices:
They're good  - votes: 7986 (55.9%)
Minor errors, but who cares? The pictures count  - votes: 5415 (37.9%)
They're horrible  - votes: 223 (1.6%)
I only read raws  - votes: 114 (0.8%)
Don't know - votes: 550 (3.8%)
There were 14288 total votes.
The poll ended: September 11th 2010


Question: Will there be a time where human's aren't at the top of the food chain?
Choices:
It already happened! Remember Aliens, Predators, StarCraft, and Starship Troopers?  - votes: 2309 (18.5%)
2012 is drawing near...  - votes: 1636 (13.1%)
No! We will always be at the top!  - votes: 1897 (15.2%)
Were we ever at the top? - votes: 6666 (53.3%)
There were 12508 total votes.
The poll ended: September 18th 2010


Question: Glass of water is...
Choices:
Half empty  - votes: 5647 (45.7%)
Half full - votes: 6712 (54.3%)
There were 12359 total votes.
The poll ended: September 25th 2010


Question: AMVs...
Choices:
I make and watch them  - votes: 931 (7.2%)
I only make them  - votes: 73 (0.6%)
I only watch them  - votes: 5788 (44.7%)
I try to stay away from that kind of thing  - votes: 4072 (31.5%)
What are AMVs? - votes: 2071 (16%)
There were 12935 total votes.
The poll ended: October 2nd 2010


Question: What do you consider yourself as the most?
Choices:
White  - votes: 6862 (44.1%)
Black or African American  - votes: 846 (5.4%)
American Indian or Alaskan Native  - votes: 135 (0.9%)
Asian  - votes: 5385 (34.6%)
Hawaiian Native or other Pacific Islander  - votes: 145 (0.9%)
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin  - votes: 1603 (10.3%)
Middle Eastern - votes: 579 (3.7%)
There were 15555 total votes.
The poll ended: October 9th 2010


Question: Would you be willing to pay for online manga?
Choices:
Yes, I'd pay anything  - votes: 182 (1.1%)
Yes, it's good to support mangaka  - votes: 2764 (17%)
Yes, if I had to  - votes: 1884 (11.6%)
No, I prefer physical paper  - votes: 3706 (22.8%)
No, I can't afford it  - votes: 3844 (23.7%)
No, it's not worth it  - votes: 887 (5.5%)
Why should I pay when I can get it for free? - votes: 2986 (18.4%)
There were 16253 total votes.
The poll ended: October 16th 2010


Question: What are you?
Choices:
Vegan  - votes: 193 (1.1%)
Vegetarian  - votes: 955 (5.6%)
I don't mind meat  - votes: 4027 (23.7%)
I love meat! - votes: 11797 (69.5%)
There were 16972 total votes.
The poll ended: October 23rd 2010


Question: Your sign?
Choices:
Aries  - votes: 1554 (7.9%)
Taurus  - votes: 1643 (8.4%)
Gemini  - votes: 1737 (8.9%)
Cancer  - votes: 1514 (7.7%)
Leo  - votes: 1823 (9.3%)
Virgo  - votes: 1690 (8.6%)
Libra  - votes: 1661 (8.5%)
Scorpio  - votes: 1809 (9.2%)
Sagittarius  - votes: 1677 (8.6%)
Capricorn  - votes: 1376 (7%)
Aquarius  - votes: 1539 (7.9%)
Pisces - votes: 1537 (7.9%)
There were 19560 total votes.
The poll ended: October 30th 2010


Question: You plan to/will cosplay/dress-up for Halloween this year?
Choices:
Yup, as someone related to Japanese anime / manga / games  - votes: 878 (6.9%)
Yeah, but not anything anime-related  - votes: 1631 (12.8%)
Nope, but I still got (or will get) tons of candy!  - votes: 2024 (15.9%)
Nope, I don't celebrate Halloween - votes: 8228 (64.5%)
There were 12761 total votes.
The poll ended: November 6th 2010


Question: Daylight Savings Time
Choices:
I hate having to manually turn back all the clocks  - votes: 906 (6.6%)
It's disruptive / annoying  - votes: 1860 (13.5%)
I just roll with it  - votes: 2349 (17.1%)
I love it!  - votes: 435 (3.2%)
Is it that time of the year already? (I forgot)  - votes: 1297 (9.4%)
We don't use DST where I live...  - votes: 1420 (10.3%)
Whoot! Gain an hour of sleep in the Fall!  - votes: 3383 (24.6%)
It doesn't matter. You gain and lose exactly the same hour - votes: 2102 (15.3%)
There were 13752 total votes.
The poll ended: November 13th 2010


Question: Christmas Shopping
Choices:
Finished. I get that stuff done early  - votes: 200 (1.7%)
I've started already  - votes: 960 (8%)
Isn't it too early? Halfway through November...  - votes: 4819 (40.2%)
I leave everything to the last minute  - votes: 2170 (18.1%)
I don't buy Christmas presents - votes: 3846 (32.1%)
There were 11995 total votes.
The poll ended: November 20th 2010


Question: Last time you hugged your parent(s)?
Choices:
Today!  - votes: 3069 (22.3%)
Within the last week  - votes: 2813 (20.4%)
Within the last month  - votes: 1716 (12.4%)
Within the last year  - votes: 2357 (17.1%)
Within the last 5 years  - votes: 1122 (8.1%)
Longer than any of the above - votes: 2715 (19.7%)
There were 13792 total votes.
The poll ended: November 27th 2010


Question: Does it snow where you live?
Choices:
Yes, all the time!  - votes: 3117 (19.8%)
Yes, and I hate it...  - votes: 2254 (14.3%)
Only occasionally  - votes: 4342 (27.6%)
Does around once in the last 100 years count?  - votes: 2412 (15.3%)
Never - votes: 3593 (22.9%)
There were 15718 total votes.
The poll ended: December 4th 2010


Question: Have you ever believed in Santa Claus?
Choices:
Yes, when i was small  - votes: 7473 (53.6%)
I still believe it! He really exists!  - votes: 1219 (8.7%)
No, I never believed the story  - votes: 4378 (31.4%)
Who is Santa Claus? - votes: 881 (6.3%)
There were 13951 total votes.
The poll ended: December 11th 2010


Question: How long can you last without manga?
Choices:
Less than a day  - votes: 2494 (16.3%)
A few days  - votes: 4827 (31.5%)
A week or two  - votes: 3260 (21.3%)
A month  - votes: 1399 (9.1%)
A few months  - votes: 1608 (10.5%)
A year  - votes: 229 (1.5%)
Years  - votes: 423 (2.8%)
Forever - votes: 1096 (7.1%)
There were 15336 total votes.
The poll ended: December 18th 2010


Question: How much will the new Tokyo Youth Ordinance Bill affect the industry?
Choices:
Changes completely  - votes: 4646 (58.1%)
Barely noticable  - votes: 2695 (33.7%)
Not at all - votes: 658 (8.2%)
There were 7999 total votes.
The poll ended: December 25th 2010


Question: Did you get what you wanted for Christmas?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 5996 (49.1%)
Nope, got stuff I didn't want  - votes: 1628 (13.3%)
I didn't get any gifts  - votes: 2233 (18.3%)
I don't celebrate Christmas - votes: 2367 (19.4%)
There were 12224 total votes.
The poll ended: January 1st 2011


Question: Do you make New Year's Resolutions?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 3066 (27.1%)
No  - votes: 6879 (60.9%)
What are those? - votes: 1356 (12%)
There were 11301 total votes.
The poll ended: January 8th 2011


Question: For what reason do you usually read a new series?
Choices:
My friend recommended it to me  - votes: 251 (1.9%)
The summary looks interesting  - votes: 6758 (49.9%)
The reviews / comments on it were positive  - votes: 697 (5.1%)
The art looks gorgeous!  - votes: 1789 (13.2%)
I want to explore new genres  - votes: 175 (1.3%)
It's the same author of a series I like  - votes: 870 (6.4%)
It's so popular, so I must read it too!  - votes: 108 (0.8%)
MangaUpdates (website or forum) suggested it to me  - votes: 180 (1.3%)
It has such a high rating, so it must be good!  - votes: 403 (3%)
The cover looked good  - votes: 721 (5.3%)
I liked the name of the series  - votes: 194 (1.4%)
I picked it randomly... No particular reason - votes: 1408 (10.4%)
There were 13554 total votes.
The poll ended: January 15th 2011


Question: Which type of transportation do you use the most?
Choices:
Car (and other related automobiles)  - votes: 6251 (40.8%)
Motorcycle  - votes: 442 (2.9%)
Bicycle  - votes: 709 (4.6%)
Bus  - votes: 2496 (16.3%)
Train or Subway  - votes: 1615 (10.5%)
Plane or Helicopter  - votes: 143 (0.9%)
Boat or Submarine  - votes: 177 (1.2%)
Horse or other animal  - votes: 142 (0.9%)
Skateboard  - votes: 47 (0.3%)
Scooter  - votes: 56 (0.4%)
Rollerblades  - votes: 40 (0.3%)
I walk  - votes: 3042 (19.8%)
Other - votes: 177 (1.2%)
There were 15337 total votes.
The poll ended: January 22nd 2011


Question: Worst trouble you've had because of reading manga
Choices:
Didn't finish my work  - votes: 2315 (15%)
My grades started dropping  - votes: 2009 (13%)
Overslept because of late-night reading  - votes: 4208 (27.3%)
Someone found my "perverted" manga  - votes: 727 (4.7%)
Used a lot of money buying it  - votes: 1163 (7.5%)
Got a virus on my computer for downloading  - votes: 651 (4.2%)
My parents are mad at me  - votes: 442 (2.9%)
My friends laugh at me  - votes: 350 (2.3%)
Other  - votes: 441 (2.9%)
Never had trouble before - votes: 3104 (20.1%)
There were 15410 total votes.
The poll ended: January 29th 2011


Question: How do you rate comics from your country?
Choices:
I'm from Japan, enough said  - votes: 193 (1.3%)
They're better than manga!  - votes: 231 (1.5%)
They are as good as manga  - votes: 1771 (11.8%)
Interesting, but not as good as manga  - votes: 4710 (31.4%)
Really bad, I never read them  - votes: 2334 (15.6%)
I don't know, I've never read them  - votes: 3611 (24.1%)
My country doesn't have local comics - votes: 2156 (14.4%)
There were 15006 total votes.
The poll ended: February 5th 2011


Question: Would you name your child after a manga or anime character?
Choices:
No  - votes: 6491 (42.7%)
I don't plan to or can't have children  - votes: 1729 (11.4%)
Maybe...  - votes: 2129 (14%)
Yes, just after my favourite char  - votes: 602 (4%)
Only if it doesn't stick out too much in my country  - votes: 2411 (15.9%)
Only if it's not from a well-known shounen manga  - votes: 201 (1.3%)
Only if it doesn't have stupid meaning  - votes: 586 (3.9%)
Only if my wife/husband agrees to - votes: 1046 (6.9%)
There were 15195 total votes.
The poll ended: February 12th 2011


Question: How much humor (that you like) do you typically like in manga?
Choices:
None. Stay serious, bro.  - votes: 198 (1.5%)
Just a little. The occasional humor is good.  - votes: 2285 (17.2%)
Moderate. A good amount but not lots.  - votes: 6038 (45.5%)
Medium. Half-filled with humor.  - votes: 3297 (24.8%)
Prominent. Humor is the focus.  - votes: 888 (6.7%)
Chock-full of it! Comedy first, and I don't care if there's no story - votes: 568 (4.3%)
There were 13274 total votes.
The poll ended: February 19th 2011


Question: Manga E-books
Choices:
I buy them and like them  - votes: 324 (3.1%)
I've bought them but don't like them  - votes: 114 (1.1%)
I'm interested, but I haven't bought any yet  - votes: 3614 (35.1%)
I'm not interested at all  - votes: 3530 (34.3%)
What's an e-book? - votes: 2716 (26.4%)
There were 10298 total votes.
The poll ended: February 26th 2011


Question: If you knew your favorite character was gonna die, you would...
Choices:
Stop reading the manga after the death part  - votes: 542 (3.7%)
Stop reading the manga before the death part  - votes: 819 (5.7%)
Stop reading and eventually pick it up again after moping  - votes: 3424 (23.7%)
Continue reading by skipping the death part  - votes: 172 (1.2%)
Continue on reading as usual  - votes: 8447 (58.4%)
Rant at the author - votes: 1069 (7.4%)
There were 14473 total votes.
The poll ended: March 5th 2011


Question: How much Japanese (or other original language) do you like in scanlations / bought manga?
Choices:
None. The whole thing must be localized to my own culture  - votes: 329 (2.5%)
Just the sound effects  - votes: 403 (3%)
Occasional words (e.g., bento, sakura)  - votes: 1379 (10.3%)
Stuff that doesn't translate well (e.g., honorifics, culture, names)  - votes: 8010 (59.7%)
As much as possible while still being readable to you  - votes: 3043 (22.7%)
Completely Japanese - votes: 246 (1.8%)
There were 13410 total votes.
The poll ended: March 12th 2011


Question: Do you know someone personally involved in the recent major earthquake in Japan?
Choices:
I was actually there  - votes: 139 (1.2%)
I know someone in Japan who was affected  - votes: 1887 (16.9%)
I know someone in the surrounding countries affected by the tsunami  - votes: 532 (4.8%)
No one I know  - votes: 5479 (48.9%)
Nope, but now all the manga releases could be affected :(  - votes: 2948 (26.3%)
What earthquake? - votes: 209 (1.9%)
There were 11194 total votes.
The poll ended: March 15th 2011


Question: Would you give up anime/manga for Lent?
Choices:
Sure  - votes: 947 (6.2%)
No way!  - votes: 2429 (16%)
I could give that up, but I don't celebrate Lent  - votes: 2514 (16.6%)
I could never do it. Besides, no Lent for me  - votes: 2289 (15.1%)
What's Lent? - votes: 6991 (46.1%)
There were 15170 total votes.
The poll ended: March 26th 2011


Question: Would you buy a special edition version of a series?
Choices:
Only if I really love the series  - votes: 5313 (43.1%)
Yes, because it's fancy  - votes: 181 (1.5%)
Yes, for the collector's value  - votes: 276 (2.2%)
Only if it has special features that make it worth it  - votes: 2909 (23.6%)
Only if it wasn't much more expensive than the regular edition  - votes: 725 (5.9%)
Nah, the regular edition is good enough for me  - votes: 983 (8%)
No, I don't buy manga - votes: 1933 (15.7%)
There were 12320 total votes.
The poll ended: April 2nd 2011


Question: Feelings on newer covers of manga volumes already released in the past
Choices:
Sure! An updated cover is always nice!  - votes: 1555 (15.4%)
Only alright if the cover was made by the original author  - votes: 4327 (43%)
No way. What was wrong with the old one?  - votes: 1079 (10.7%)
Cover doesn't matter. It's the inside that does - votes: 3105 (30.8%)
There were 10066 total votes.
The poll ended: April 9th 2011


Question: Has reading manga ever caused physical health problems?
Choices:
Never had problems despite lots of reading  - votes: 5724 (43.6%)
I don't read enough manga to cause problems  - votes: 945 (7.2%)
Gained weight  - votes: 631 (4.8%)
Lost weight  - votes: 175 (1.3%)
My eyes got really tired  - votes: 3013 (23%)
Caused me to wear corrective lens  - votes: 516 (3.9%)
Backache, headache, other aches  - votes: 1718 (13.1%)
Other - votes: 403 (3.1%)
There were 13125 total votes.
The poll ended: April 16th 2011


Question: Do you read the credits/insert pages in scanlations?
Choices:
All the time  - votes: 1280 (9.9%)
Most of the time  - votes: 4217 (32.7%)
Seldom  - votes: 4070 (31.6%)
Never  - votes: 1273 (9.9%)
Only the translation notes  - votes: 1228 (9.5%)
Only the special occasion ones - votes: 816 (6.3%)
There were 12884 total votes.
The poll ended: April 23rd 2011


Question: Anime adaptations of a manga (or vice versa)...
Choices:
Must follow the same, exact story  - votes: 2701 (22.8%)
Can only add a tiny bit of originality  - votes: 5947 (50.3%)
Can take liberty in what parts to adapt  - votes: 1699 (14.4%)
Don't have to follow anything from the original  - votes: 393 (3.3%)
Don't care - votes: 1092 (9.2%)
There were 11832 total votes.
The poll ended: April 30th 2011


Question: How much money (in US dollars) do you spend on anime/manga goods per year?
Choices:
None  - votes: 5175 (39.6%)
0-100  - votes: 4565 (35%)
100-500  - votes: 2169 (16.6%)
500-1000  - votes: 580 (4.4%)
1000+ - votes: 570 (4.4%)
There were 13059 total votes.
The poll ended: May 7th 2011


Question: I'd watch anime fillers if...
Choices:
It develops the characters  - votes: 1542 (13.2%)
It expands on the main plot  - votes: 1459 (12.5%)
It is a self-contained story arc  - votes: 648 (5.5%)
Had the same quality as the regular episodes  - votes: 3414 (29.2%)
Were funny  - votes: 1794 (15.4%)
Had lots of action  - votes: 132 (1.1%)
Don't want to see them at all. They're all pointless in the end - votes: 2698 (23.1%)
There were 11687 total votes.
The poll ended: May 14th 2011


Question: Your view of romance in a manga
Choices:
All series need at least some romance!  - votes: 5975 (42.9%)
I'd rather see some romance  - votes: 4406 (31.7%)
Doesn't matter to me  - votes: 2822 (20.3%)
I'd rather not read any  - votes: 551 (4%)
I hate romance. I want none at all - votes: 163 (1.2%)
There were 13917 total votes.
The poll ended: May 21st 2011


Question: Opinion on Hollywood live-action movies based on anime/manga?
Choices:
I enjoy all of them  - votes: 243 (2.1%)
I just want to see the series on the big screen no matter what!  - votes: 267 (2.3%)
Only as long as they don't change too much  - votes: 2487 (21.3%)
I don't like how they choose the actors  - votes: 1398 (12%)
They ruin the series no matter what!  - votes: 3397 (29.1%)
Wouldn't watch them if my life depended on it  - votes: 1547 (13.3%)
Don't care - votes: 2329 (20%)
There were 11668 total votes.
The poll ended: May 28th 2011


Question: Opinion on game adaptions of manga/anime
Choices:
I enjoy all of them  - votes: 1428 (15.6%)
Only the action / fighting adaptions are good  - votes: 796 (8.7%)
I choose the strategy games  - votes: 433 (4.7%)
I like the dating simulations  - votes: 780 (8.5%)
Don't like any game adaptations  - votes: 537 (5.9%)
I've never played a game adaptation  - votes: 3634 (39.8%)
Don't care / I don't play games - votes: 1518 (16.6%)
There were 9126 total votes.
The poll ended: June 4th 2011


Question: Reading manga in public
Choices:
Too embarrassing, so no way  - votes: 1942 (12.4%)
It's embarrassing, but I do it anyways  - votes: 2291 (14.6%)
Nothing wrong with it  - votes: 9147 (58.2%)
I only read manga in secret - votes: 2334 (14.9%)
There were 15714 total votes.
The poll ended: June 11th 2011


Question: Best Laugh
Choices:
Haha (Standard)  - votes: 2073 (12.2%)
Fufufufufu (Chuckles)  - votes: 3282 (19.3%)
Ohohohoh (The Santa Claus)  - votes: 634 (3.7%)
Kukukuku (Evil Laugh 1: Asia)  - votes: 1371 (8.1%)
Kekekeke (Evil Laugh 2: Asia)  - votes: 1202 (7.1%)
Mwahahaha (Evil Laugh 3: The West)  - votes: 4182 (24.6%)
Gahahahaha (Witch's Cackle)  - votes: 370 (2.2%)
Jajajajaja (Mexico)  - votes: 849 (5%)
LOL (The Internet) - votes: 3020 (17.8%)
There were 16983 total votes.
The poll ended: June 18th 2011


Question: You read 1st chapter of new series and don't like it, now what?
Choices:
I drop the series  - votes: 3200 (20.9%)
I'll try a few more chapters. Maybe it gets better?  - votes: 9603 (62.6%)
Go get someone else's opinion before continuing  - votes: 835 (5.4%)
I'll finish what I start. Keep reading everything!  - votes: 438 (2.9%)
This never happens. I do my research before even reading the 1st chapter - votes: 1257 (8.2%)
There were 15333 total votes.
The poll ended: June 25th 2011


Question: Do you compare scanlations to the official published releases?
Choices:
All the time, when I can!  - votes: 1160 (10.2%)
Sometimes, when I feel like it  - votes: 3008 (26.5%)
No, I don't care about comparing  - votes: 3478 (30.6%)
No, I'd only read the chapter / volume once  - votes: 634 (5.6%)
No, I don't have any official volumes to compare them to - votes: 3090 (27.2%)
There were 11370 total votes.
The poll ended: July 2nd 2011


Question: Honorifics (-san, -chan, -dono, etc) in translations?
Choices:
Yes, have them!  - votes: 13717 (87.9%)
Nah, don't need them - votes: 1890 (12.1%)
There were 15607 total votes.
The poll ended: July 9th 2011


Question: Opinion on webcomics
Choices:
Have never read any  - votes: 2000 (16.1%)
Like them in general  - votes: 6996 (56.5%)
No opinion  - votes: 2166 (17.5%)
Don't like them in general - votes: 1226 (9.9%)
There were 12388 total votes.
The poll ended: July 16th 2011


Question: Ever tried to create the food shown in manga?
Choices:
Yes, and I was pleased with the results!  - votes: 1907 (20.1%)
Yes, but never again. I'm not the chef type  - votes: 795 (8.4%)
Nope, I'd rather have someone else cook my food  - votes: 4790 (50.5%)
No, but my manga tends to feature knuckle sandwiches - votes: 1997 (21%)
There were 9489 total votes.
The poll ended: July 23rd 2011


Question: Anime: Sub or Dub?
Choices:
Sub  - votes: 15818 (82.2%)
Dub  - votes: 740 (3.8%)
Both are equally fine  - votes: 2294 (11.9%)
I don't watch anime - votes: 382 (2%)
There were 19234 total votes.
The poll ended: July 30th 2011


Question: Online manga readers
Choices:
Help popularize manga  - votes: 3678 (28.9%)
Make it easy to read manga  - votes: 5750 (45.1%)
Not worth lower quality  - votes: 693 (5.4%)
Threaten scanlations  - votes: 606 (4.8%)
Will cause problems with publishers  - votes: 734 (5.8%)
Don't use them - votes: 1287 (10.1%)
There were 12748 total votes.
The poll ended: August 6th 2011


Question: Would you drop a manga if you didn't like the art?
Choices:
Yes! It must look good if I'm gonna read it  - votes: 5115 (38.1%)
Nah, art doesn't matter too much  - votes: 4849 (36.1%)
I never even start a series unless it looks good - votes: 3465 (25.8%)
There were 13429 total votes.
The poll ended: August 13th 2011


Question: Do you read manga titles that aren't directed to your demographic?
Choices:
Yes, I read a lot of shounen/seinen and I'm female  - votes: 2459 (16.9%)
Yes, I read a lot of shoujo/josei and I'm a male  - votes: 994 (6.9%)
No, I sticking to manga directed towards me  - votes: 2176 (15%)
I read all sorts of demographics without preference - votes: 8881 (61.2%)
There were 14510 total votes.
The poll ended: August 20th 2011


Question: Do you read spoilers?
Choices:
All the time!  - votes: 2161 (15.1%)
Sometimes  - votes: 6899 (48.1%)
Only by accident  - votes: 3755 (26.2%)
Never - votes: 1540 (10.7%)
There were 14355 total votes.
The poll ended: August 27th 2011


Question: Opinion on scanlation recruitment pages in releases
Choices:
Like them  - votes: 2997 (25.5%)
Ignore them  - votes: 3930 (33.4%)
Hate them  - votes: 332 (2.8%)
No opinion - votes: 4495 (38.2%)
There were 11754 total votes.
The poll ended: September 3rd 2011


Question: General opinion of non-manga (e.g., manhua, manhwa, OEL, etc)
Choices:
They're just as good as manga  - votes: 5536 (42.1%)
I like them, but manga's still the best  - votes: 4162 (31.7%)
I like them more than manga  - votes: 332 (2.5%)
Don't think they're any good  - votes: 790 (6%)
Never read any  - votes: 861 (6.6%)
No preference - votes: 1461 (11.1%)
There were 13142 total votes.
The poll ended: September 10th 2011


Question: Scanlation groups and their projects / series...
Choices:
Having lots of projects brings more variety to all  - votes: 487 (4.2%)
A group should have 1-2 projects and finish them before getting new ones  - votes: 1816 (15.6%)
As long as the group isn't too overwhelmed, why not multitask?  - votes: 6850 (58.9%)
As long as it doesn't slow down the only project I care about - votes: 2477 (21.3%)
There were 11630 total votes.
The poll ended: September 17th 2011


Question: How do you prefer your manga plots?
Choices:
Episodic  - votes: 905 (7.5%)
Continuous  - votes: 7057 (58.3%)
Doesn't matter - votes: 4140 (34.2%)
There were 12102 total votes.
The poll ended: September 24th 2011


Question: Visited Japan before?
Choices:
I currently live there and love it  - votes: 151 (1%)
I currently live there and don't like it  - votes: 32 (0.2%)
I've visited and loved it  - votes: 1364 (8.7%)
I've visited, but it was disappointing  - votes: 90 (0.6%)
I want to, but not enough money to visit  - votes: 7754 (49.4%)
I want to, but I think I should learn Japanese first!  - votes: 4718 (30%)
No, and I prefer to stay where I am  - votes: 656 (4.2%)
No, my only interest is the manga itself - votes: 944 (6%)
There were 15709 total votes.
The poll ended: October 1st 2011


Question: Cliffhangers
Choices:
I love the suspense!  - votes: 1331 (10.4%)
A necessary evil  - votes: 6050 (47.1%)
Why'd you have to end right there? I hate you!!!!!  - votes: 4639 (36.1%)
I hate them all - votes: 830 (6.5%)
There were 12850 total votes.
The poll ended: October 8th 2011


Question: About the adult warnings
Choices:
I'm underage, but I still read 18+ stuff  - votes: 3946 (22.2%)
I'm underage, and I don't read 18+ stuff  - votes: 427 (2.4%)
I'm an adult, yet I was underage when I started reading 18+ stuff  - votes: 10707 (60.2%)
I started reading 18+ stuff after becoming an adult  - votes: 2221 (12.5%)
I'm an adult, yet I've never read 18+ stuff - votes: 480 (2.7%)
There were 17781 total votes.
The poll ended: October 15th 2011


Question: Manga and animals
Choices:
Put in some dogs!  - votes: 454 (3.2%)
Cats are the best!  - votes: 1667 (11.8%)
Manga with large fantasy creatures (ie dragon, monster, etc)!  - votes: 2310 (16.4%)
The small, adorable (fuzzy?) ones!  - votes: 953 (6.8%)
The odd creatures (cockroaches anyone?)  - votes: 229 (1.6%)
I like animals that are the main characters  - votes: 96 (0.7%)
I like half-human, half-animals as the main characters  - votes: 1704 (12.1%)
I just like any manga with lots of animals  - votes: 511 (3.6%)
I hate animals  - votes: 437 (3.1%)
I don't care - votes: 5712 (40.6%)
There were 14073 total votes.
The poll ended: October 22nd 2011


Question: If you had to be addressed by an honorific, you would prefer
Choices:
San  - votes: 4019 (23%)
Chan  - votes: 3622 (20.8%)
Kun  - votes: 2073 (11.9%)
Sama  - votes: 3919 (22.5%)
Sempai  - votes: 2089 (12%)
Kohai  - votes: 187 (1.1%)
Sensei - votes: 1542 (8.8%)
There were 17451 total votes.
The poll ended: October 29th 2011


Question: If you were in a manga, you would live in a
Choices:
Realistic world  - votes: 3505 (24.6%)
Fantasy world - votes: 10728 (75.4%)
There were 14233 total votes.
The poll ended: November 5th 2011


Question: Do you believe the Japanese are a morally superior people?
Choices:
Yes, and I'm Japanese  - votes: 207 (1.2%)
Yes, and I'm not Japanese  - votes: 3542 (19.9%)
No, and I'm Japanese  - votes: 491 (2.8%)
No, and I'm not Japanese - votes: 13524 (76.1%)
There were 17764 total votes.
The poll ended: November 12th 2011


Question: The last volume of a series you wanted to read finally came out. You will...
Choices:
Read it right there  - votes: 5729 (41.3%)
Start over from volume 1 because you forgot what happened  - votes: 1640 (11.8%)
Read the previous volume over again to get a refresher  - votes: 3819 (27.5%)
Read this last volume and then start over to get the big picture  - votes: 2130 (15.3%)
I never start a series unless it has already ended - votes: 566 (4.1%)
There were 13884 total votes.
The poll ended: November 19th 2011


Question: How do you prefer your manga titles?
Choices:
Author's native language (kanji, hiragana, Chinese characters, etc.)  - votes: 1912 (17.4%)
Roman lettering (romaji, pinyin, etc.)  - votes: 5133 (46.7%)
The official title in my native language  - votes: 2341 (21.3%)
The "popular" title in my native language (if different from official) - votes: 1611 (14.6%)
There were 10997 total votes.
The poll ended: November 26th 2011


Question: Does reading manga not directed at your age affect your way of thinking?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 3538 (26.1%)
No  - votes: 6310 (46.6%)
Don't know - votes: 3682 (27.2%)
There were 13530 total votes.
The poll ended: December 3rd 2011


Question: A manga you want to read is licensed in English (or language of preference) but is only currently available in an e-book format. You...
Choices:
Already own the e-book reader  - votes: 990 (8.9%)
Buy an e-book reader  - votes: 226 (2%)
Don't get an e-book reader but just buy the series and read on computer  - votes: 1177 (10.6%)
Wait for the paper version  - votes: 1788 (16.1%)
Keep reading scanlations anyway - votes: 6900 (62.3%)
There were 11081 total votes.
The poll ended: December 10th 2011


Question: Can you tell if a series is manga, manhua, manhwa, etc just from the art?
Choices:
Yes, all the time  - votes: 2868 (19.3%)
Yes, most of the time  - votes: 7663 (51.6%)
Yes, sometimes  - votes: 2916 (19.6%)
Yes, but rarely  - votes: 698 (4.7%)
Never - votes: 695 (4.7%)
There were 14840 total votes.
The poll ended: December 17th 2011


Question: Do you still use IRC?
Choices:
Always!  - votes: 781 (5.4%)
Only sometimes  - votes: 1166 (8.1%)
Only to download stuff  - votes: 2388 (16.6%)
Used to, but not anymore. It's dying  - votes: 2194 (15.3%)
Have never used IRC before  - votes: 3438 (23.9%)
What is IRC? - votes: 4397 (30.6%)
There were 14364 total votes.
The poll ended: December 24th 2011


Question: How much drama do you want in a series with romance?
Choices:
A whole lot  - votes: 1460 (10.3%)
Just enough to make it interesting  - votes: 10225 (72.2%)
Barely any  - votes: 1454 (10.3%)
None at all  - votes: 242 (1.7%)
I don't read/care about romance - votes: 781 (5.5%)
There were 14162 total votes.
The poll ended: December 31st 2011


Question: Do you watch TV dramas based on manga/anime?
Choices:
Yes, and I love them!  - votes: 1293 (10.6%)
I've watched some, and they're mostly okay  - votes: 3642 (29.7%)
Seen some, and I don't like many (or any at all)  - votes: 2828 (23.1%)
Haven't seen any - votes: 4482 (36.6%)
There were 12245 total votes.
The poll ended: January 7th 2012


Question: Favorite Japanese food/meal of the following
Choices:
Sushi  - votes: 4159 (30%)
Ramen  - votes: 4889 (35.2%)
Nabe  - votes: 206 (1.5%)
Tempura  - votes: 1217 (8.8%)
Onigiri  - votes: 873 (6.3%)
Bento  - votes: 1091 (7.9%)
Yakitori  - votes: 506 (3.6%)
Okonomiyaki  - votes: 692 (5%)
Tofu-dango  - votes: 130 (0.9%)
Dried eel - votes: 120 (0.9%)
There were 13883 total votes.
The poll ended: January 14th 2012


Question: Harem in manga
Choices:
Love them!  - votes: 2569 (16.7%)
Only like it if it's romance and/or ecchi  - votes: 2916 (18.9%)
I like the reverse harem more  - votes: 3040 (19.7%)
Hate them all (or tired of them all)  - votes: 3890 (25.2%)
Don't really care - votes: 3002 (19.5%)
There were 15417 total votes.
The poll ended: January 21st 2012


Question: Assuming money is not an issue, how would you prefer to consume your manga?
Choices:
Printed volume of a series  - votes: 9346 (64.2%)
Printed periodical or magazine with multiple series  - votes: 626 (4.3%)
On a computer  - votes: 3288 (22.6%)
On an e-book reader  - votes: 1121 (7.7%)
On a phone - votes: 179 (1.2%)
There were 14560 total votes.
The poll ended: January 28th 2012


Question: Favorite / Best kind of manga romance
Choices:
Childhood friend  - votes: 2731 (16.7%)
Long time (secret?) crush  - votes: 1777 (10.9%)
Half (whole?) sibling  - votes: 1493 (9.1%)
Someone new  - votes: 3061 (18.7%)
Best friend  - votes: 1354 (8.3%)
Idol (seemingly unattainable)  - votes: 1324 (8.1%)
Rival  - votes: 3821 (23.4%)
Don't like romance at all - votes: 766 (4.7%)
There were 16327 total votes.
The poll ended: February 4th 2012


Question: If a series was good all the way to the ending which sucked, would you still read another series by the same author?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 12528 (89.7%)
No - votes: 1440 (10.3%)
There were 13968 total votes.
The poll ended: February 11th 2012


Question: Scanlation watermarks
Choices:
I never want to see any watermarks at all  - votes: 4602 (31.1%)
Prefer them outside of the boxes  - votes: 3572 (24.2%)
Prefer them in the corner somewhere  - votes: 3334 (22.6%)
Prefer them in the middle of the page  - votes: 42 (0.3%)
Prefer them all over the place  - votes: 222 (1.5%)
Watermarks don't matter to me - votes: 3005 (20.3%)
There were 14777 total votes.
The poll ended: February 18th 2012


Question: Would you marry a character from manga / anime?
Choices:
Totally!  - votes: 6940 (42.4%)
Only if he/she is hot  - votes: 1813 (11.1%)
No, I don't date fictional characters  - votes: 4706 (28.7%)
Too busy for love  - votes: 726 (4.4%)
Marrying ties you down. Would have 'fun' with instead - votes: 2191 (13.4%)
There were 16376 total votes.
The poll ended: February 25th 2012


Question: Do you think you will abandon reading manga in the future?
Choices:
No! I will preserve this passion!  - votes: 10706 (71.9%)
Yes, it's sad, but I think it won't last long  - votes: 1546 (10.4%)
Of course, better sooner than later, because it takes so much time  - votes: 418 (2.8%)
I don't really care. I only read to kill time... - votes: 2213 (14.9%)
There were 14883 total votes.
The poll ended: March 3rd 2012


Question: I prefer series with main characters that are
Choices:
Younger than I am  - votes: 814 (4.9%)
Approximately the same age as me  - votes: 4512 (27%)
Older than me  - votes: 1495 (8.9%)
No preference  - votes: 7439 (44.4%)
I don't even notice their ages... - votes: 2482 (14.8%)
There were 16742 total votes.
The poll ended: March 10th 2012


Question: Do you think the quality of manga is currently declining?
Choices:
Yes, everything only gets worse  - votes: 635 (5%)
In general, yes, but there are some really good works lately  - votes: 4866 (38.4%)
No difference at all  - votes: 2372 (18.7%)
In general, no, but some new manga are really bad  - votes: 4063 (32.1%)
No, the new manga are a lot better than older ones - votes: 725 (5.7%)
There were 12661 total votes.
The poll ended: March 16th 2012


Question: A new anime adaptation comes out for a manga series you've already read. Do you watch it?
Choices:
Watch it as it comes out (weekly, etc)  - votes: 4813 (40.7%)
Wait a little before starting to know how good it is  - votes: 3581 (30.3%)
Start from the middle once the anime deviates from the source  - votes: 209 (1.8%)
Only start when the entire series is over  - votes: 1682 (14.2%)
Don't watch it at all - votes: 1540 (13%)
There were 11825 total votes.
The poll ended: March 24th 2012


Question: If paper manga were 40-50% cheaper, would you be more likely to buy it?
Choices:
I would buy all my manga  - votes: 3079 (21.3%)
I would buy significantly more volumes  - votes: 6528 (45.1%)
I would buy a bit more  - votes: 2239 (15.5%)
I would not buy more  - votes: 341 (2.4%)
I would buy less  - votes: 29 (0.2%)
I prefer buying electronic copies  - votes: 623 (4.3%)
I would only read scanlations - votes: 1633 (11.3%)
There were 14472 total votes.
The poll ended: March 31st 2012


Question: Communicating with authors (via letter, email, phone, Facebook, Twitter, etc)
Choices:
Yes, I do it all the time!  - votes: 169 (1.6%)
Yes I have, but only once or twice  - votes: 570 (5.3%)
I would if I knew how (their address, etc)  - votes: 4606 (42.5%)
No, not interested - votes: 5500 (50.7%)
There were 10845 total votes.
The poll ended: April 7th 2012


Question: About extras, omake, and oneshots in a series...
Choices:
Read them right away  - votes: 7495 (61.4%)
Save for later  - votes: 2607 (21.3%)
Skip - votes: 2112 (17.3%)
There were 12214 total votes.
The poll ended: April 14th 2012


Question: When the author and artist of a series is different, I care more about the
Choices:
Author  - votes: 3082 (25.9%)
Artist  - votes: 3071 (25.8%)
Doesn't matter - votes: 5753 (48.3%)
There were 11906 total votes.
The poll ended: April 21st 2012


Question: How much ecchi does a good series need?
Choices:
Lots and lots!  - votes: 1438 (10.4%)
Just enough to make it funny  - votes: 5964 (43.2%)
None at all - votes: 6408 (46.4%)
There were 13810 total votes.
The poll ended: April 28th 2012


Question: How many languages do you proficiently know?
Choices:
Just English (most likely you're American)  - votes: 2913 (18.3%)
English and... (meaning you're the rest of the world)  - votes: 7360 (46.2%)
Three (above average)  - votes: 4196 (26.3%)
Four (exceptionally learned)  - votes: 979 (6.1%)
Five or more (approaching godly status) - votes: 499 (3.1%)
There were 15947 total votes.
The poll ended: May 5th 2012


Question: What sport would you most like featured in a manga / anime series?
Choices:
Baseball  - votes: 631 (4.3%)
Tennis  - votes: 445 (3%)
Kendo  - votes: 908 (6.1%)
Archery  - votes: 1786 (12%)
Track and Field  - votes: 248 (1.7%)
Basketball  - votes: 816 (5.5%)
Cheerleading  - votes: 342 (2.3%)
Martial Arts  - votes: 3182 (21.4%)
Boxing  - votes: 240 (1.6%)
Wrestling  - votes: 111 (0.7%)
Soccer  - votes: 672 (4.5%)
American Football  - votes: 280 (1.9%)
Ping Pong  - votes: 109 (0.7%)
Volleyball  - votes: 192 (1.3%)
Hockey  - votes: 254 (1.7%)
Golf  - votes: 62 (0.4%)
Badminton  - votes: 166 (1.1%)
Cricket  - votes: 114 (0.8%)
Swimming  - votes: 518 (3.5%)
Cycling  - votes: 96 (0.7%)
Horse Racing  - votes: 212 (1.4%)
Lacrosse  - votes: 99 (0.7%)
Rugby  - votes: 104 (0.7%)
Motor Racing  - votes: 298 (2%)
Fencing  - votes: 368 (2.5%)
Shooting  - votes: 323 (2.2%)
Figure Skating  - votes: 388 (2.6%)
Racquetball  - votes: 31 (0.2%)
Surfing  - votes: 309 (2.1%)
Video Games (E-Sports) - votes: 1533 (10.3%)
There were 14837 total votes.
The poll ended: May 11th 2012


Question: Opinion on love triangles
Choices:
How about more than just 3 sides?  - votes: 2831 (19.9%)
Love them!  - votes: 2684 (18.8%)
Hate them  - votes: 4032 (28.3%)
Don't care  - votes: 4091 (28.7%)
Ewww, no romance at all - votes: 601 (4.2%)
There were 14239 total votes.
The poll ended: May 19th 2012


Question: If your life was a manga what role would you prefer?
Choices:
Protagonist (main character)  - votes: 5369 (38.5%)
Best Friend (of main character)  - votes: 1668 (12%)
Supporting Character (recurring appearances)  - votes: 1617 (11.6%)
Minor Character (rarely seen and in the background)  - votes: 421 (3%)
Antagonist (villain or main character's foil)  - votes: 1861 (13.4%)
Love Interest (for the main character)  - votes: 1855 (13.3%)
Narrator (when not a character in the story) - votes: 1149 (8.2%)
There were 13940 total votes.
The poll ended: May 25th 2012


Question: How do you feel about time skips in a series?
Choices:
I tend to like them  - votes: 4551 (34.4%)
I tend to dislike them  - votes: 3346 (25.3%)
I don't care  - votes: 5067 (38.3%)
I've never encountered one - votes: 274 (2.1%)
There were 13238 total votes.
The poll ended: June 2nd 2012


Question: Which stereotype do you dislike the most?
Choices:
The perfect character  - votes: 2547 (15.2%)
The big chested character  - votes: 3048 (18.2%)
The characters with fan-girls / fan-boys  - votes: 1170 (7%)
The extremely evil and sly rival  - votes: 1114 (6.6%)
The shy, innocent, and cute character  - votes: 2120 (12.7%)
The flowery and dazzling character  - votes: 867 (5.2%)
The person who flirts with everyone  - votes: 1064 (6.4%)
The dumb guy who always gets the girl - votes: 4824 (28.8%)
There were 16754 total votes.
The poll ended: June 8th 2012


Question: Do you tend to prefer mainstream or non-mainstream series?
Choices:
Mainstream  - votes: 764 (5.6%)
Non-mainstream  - votes: 2298 (16.8%)
I like them both equally  - votes: 6042 (44.2%)
Don't care - votes: 4565 (33.4%)
There were 13669 total votes.
The poll ended: June 16th 2012


Question: Worst pet peeve with the author
Choices:
Kill off the main character  - votes: 895 (5.8%)
Have such similar characters (looks or personality) that you confuse them  - votes: 1678 (10.9%)
Draw the same faces on different characters in other series  - votes: 537 (3.5%)
Discontinue the series (or hiatus)  - votes: 6478 (42.1%)
Divert the plot away from the main characters  - votes: 747 (4.9%)
Have characters step out of character  - votes: 438 (2.8%)
Copy art or story from another author  - votes: 379 (2.5%)
Being too formulaic  - votes: 623 (4%)
Have a plot that makes no sense  - votes: 1553 (10.1%)
Have lots of plot holes  - votes: 1256 (8.2%)
Dislike his/her art style - votes: 809 (5.3%)
There were 15393 total votes.
The poll ended: June 23rd 2012


Question: Would you wear manga/anime related merchandise in public?
Choices:
I already do  - votes: 3000 (21%)
I would if I owned any  - votes: 6911 (48.3%)
No way - votes: 4404 (30.8%)
There were 14315 total votes.
The poll ended: June 30th 2012


Question: In a romance series, you cheer for...
Choices:
The main couple (main characters)  - votes: 5435 (43.6%)
The love rival  - votes: 1602 (12.9%)
A side couple (side characters)  - votes: 1529 (12.3%)
Your own imaginary couple that you wish would happen - votes: 3895 (31.3%)
There were 12461 total votes.
The poll ended: July 7th 2012


Question: Assuming you didn't read the prequel, would you read its sequel?
Choices:
Read prequel first, then I'd decide about the sequel  - votes: 9523 (76%)
Read the sequel first  - votes: 408 (3.3%)
I'd read both eventually, but order doesn't matter  - votes: 2430 (19.4%)
I dislike sequels - votes: 169 (1.3%)
There were 12530 total votes.
The poll ended: July 14th 2012


Question: Do you hate it when characters don't look their age?
Choices:
Yes, it's a pet peeve  - votes: 3929 (28.7%)
It's fine if the character looks younger than supposed to  - votes: 1426 (10.4%)
It's fine if the character looks older than supposed to  - votes: 661 (4.8%)
No, I love it  - votes: 815 (5.9%)
Don't care - votes: 6879 (50.2%)
There were 13710 total votes.
The poll ended: July 20th 2012


Question: If you were a Japanese high school student, which club would you belong to?
Choices:
Sports Club  - votes: 2202 (14.6%)
Literature or Arts Club  - votes: 1787 (11.9%)
Math or Science Club  - votes: 699 (4.6%)
Going Home Club  - votes: 3505 (23.3%)
Parapsychology Club  - votes: 344 (2.3%)
Theater, Music, or Dance Club  - votes: 1150 (7.6%)
Photography, Computer, or Astronomy Club  - votes: 1882 (12.5%)
Manga Club  - votes: 2247 (14.9%)
Tea Ceremony, Kabuki, or History Club  - votes: 613 (4.1%)
No clubs, must go to Cram School - votes: 630 (4.2%)
There were 15059 total votes.
The poll ended: July 27th 2012


Question: It's Hanami or cherry blossom viewing time. You...
Choices:
Look at the trees. That's why we're here!  - votes: 3629 (33.3%)
Contemplate life  - votes: 1052 (9.6%)
Go for the food  - votes: 1531 (14%)
Have a great time with the music and beverages  - votes: 1843 (16.9%)
Take a walk  - votes: 1699 (15.6%)
Skip the invitation and stay home - votes: 1151 (10.6%)
There were 10905 total votes.
The poll ended: August 4th 2012


Question: What's better?
Choices:
Reading manga  - votes: 6200 (39.5%)
Watching anime  - votes: 1505 (9.6%)
Reading a book  - votes: 1560 (9.9%)
Watching a movie or TV  - votes: 229 (1.5%)
Doing exercise  - votes: 514 (3.3%)
Playing video games  - votes: 1628 (10.4%)
Eating  - votes: 573 (3.7%)
Sleeping  - votes: 2187 (13.9%)
Daydreaming  - votes: 1044 (6.7%)
Chatting - votes: 255 (1.6%)
There were 15695 total votes.
The poll ended: August 11th 2012


Question: The weakest aspect that plagues most of the series you read:
Choices:
Bad / weak endings  - votes: 4321 (32.3%)
Uninspiring / lame main characters  - votes: 2672 (20%)
Lackluster plot  - votes: 1760 (13.2%)
So complicated that it's hard to follow  - votes: 793 (5.9%)
Bad drawings  - votes: 1285 (9.6%)
Lack of originality  - votes: 2138 (16%)
Can't relate to the series - votes: 399 (3%)
There were 13368 total votes.
The poll ended: August 25th 2012


Question: What kind of character do you prefer to read about?
Choices:
Someone that's just like me  - votes: 1396 (11.6%)
A person that shares just a few traits with me  - votes: 2855 (23.8%)
Characters that are nothing like me  - votes: 1019 (8.5%)
No preference - votes: 6741 (56.1%)
There were 12011 total votes.
The poll ended: September 1st 2012


Question: How do you like your manga?
Choices:
Hot and steamy  - votes: 2233 (20.8%)
Cold, salty, and/or teary  - votes: 469 (4.4%)
Spicy and exciting  - votes: 2924 (27.2%)
Medium with a bittersweet aftertaste  - votes: 1185 (11%)
Chewy and necessary to ponder over  - votes: 1156 (10.7%)
Sweet and heartfelt  - votes: 1977 (18.4%)
Quick like a sugar rush  - votes: 207 (1.9%)
Hard and blunt  - votes: 464 (4.3%)
Bland and typical - votes: 139 (1.3%)
There were 10754 total votes.
The poll ended: September 8th 2012


Question: Do you think it is morally / ethically wrong to scanlate or distribute published material?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 2260 (19.7%)
No - votes: 9218 (80.3%)
There were 11478 total votes.
The poll ended: September 15th 2012


Question: Would paper quality affect your decision to buy a physical copy of the manga?
Choices:
Paper quality matters a lot!  - votes: 1999 (18%)
I'd buy as long as paper quality was above a certain minimum value  - votes: 6219 (56.1%)
Bad quality is fine  - votes: 220 (2%)
Don't care - votes: 2638 (23.8%)
There were 11076 total votes.
The poll ended: September 22nd 2012


Question: In a series you're reading, you find out that the final romantic pairing is not the pairing you were rooting for, so you...
Choices:
Continue reading the series  - votes: 8613 (73.5%)
Drop the series  - votes: 2202 (18.8%)
I don't read any type of romance, so I wouldn't have a favorite pairing anyways - votes: 905 (7.7%)
There were 11720 total votes.
The poll ended: September 29th 2012


Question: Your opinion on series that detour from the main plot line
Choices:
I want them to always stick to the main story!  - votes: 1378 (12.5%)
The occasional one chapter side story is fine  - votes: 6512 (59%)
An entire side arc is good every once in a while  - votes: 2517 (22.8%)
Any amount is fine - votes: 625 (5.7%)
There were 11032 total votes.
The poll ended: October 6th 2012


Question: In manga, do you consider the majority of characters to be Asian?
Choices:
Always do  - votes: 4071 (31.9%)
No, they look Caucasian  - votes: 1982 (15.5%)
Only when portrayed in Asian society - votes: 6728 (52.6%)
There were 12781 total votes.
The poll ended: October 13th 2012


Question: Do your parents read/watch manga/anime?
Choices:
They started before I did  - votes: 411 (3.2%)
Yes  - votes: 624 (4.9%)
They tried...  - votes: 1392 (11%)
Never tried - votes: 10257 (80.9%)
There were 12684 total votes.
The poll ended: October 20th 2012


Question: Do you have a blog(s)?
Choices:
Yes, and at least one anime/manga related  - votes: 1057 (9.9%)
Yes, but none of them are anime/manga related  - votes: 799 (7.5%)
Used to, but not active anymore  - votes: 1726 (16.1%)
Never started a blog before - votes: 7138 (66.6%)
There were 10720 total votes.
The poll ended: October 26th 2012


Question: You wish most manga you like were adapted to a(n)
Choices:
Anime movie  - votes: 750 (5.9%)
Anime TV show  - votes: 6829 (54.1%)
Live-Action movie  - votes: 184 (1.5%)
Live-Action TV show  - votes: 249 (2%)
Musical  - votes: 42 (0.3%)
Drama CD  - votes: 114 (0.9%)
Game  - votes: 468 (3.7%)
J-Drama/K-Drama  - votes: 413 (3.3%)
Doujinshi  - votes: 395 (3.1%)
Novel  - votes: 274 (2.2%)
Real life situation  - votes: 1284 (10.2%)
No adaptions! Manga only! - votes: 1617 (12.8%)
There were 12619 total votes.
The poll ended: November 3rd 2012


Question: How do you feel about flashbacks in a series?
Choices:
I tend to like them  - votes: 4270 (37%)
I tend to dislike them  - votes: 2901 (25.1%)
I don't care  - votes: 4284 (37.1%)
I've never encountered one - votes: 90 (0.8%)
There were 11545 total votes.
The poll ended: November 10th 2012


Question: What's the best thing about summer in the manga / anime universe?
Choices:
Festivals with yukata, goldfish, fireworks, takoyaki, masks, etc  - votes: 4393 (41.3%)
People telling ghost stories  - votes: 450 (4.2%)
The cicada background noises and nature scenes  - votes: 1347 (12.7%)
Less clothes, swimsuits, and bikinis  - votes: 1698 (16%)
Vacation subplots at beaches, hot springs, etc  - votes: 1578 (14.8%)
Complaints about the lack of air conditioning  - votes: 628 (5.9%)
Hot temperatures and hot tempers - votes: 547 (5.1%)
There were 10641 total votes.
The poll ended: November 17th 2012


Question: Your best friend likes the same person as you. In a love triangle you
Choices:
End your friendship and undermine them  - votes: 150 (1.3%)
End your friendship and fight fairly  - votes: 107 (0.9%)
Keep your friendship and undermine them  - votes: 312 (2.6%)
Keep your friendship and fight fairly  - votes: 3296 (27.5%)
Ignore your feelings and support your friend  - votes: 2303 (19.2%)
Convince your friend to ignore their feelings and support you  - votes: 162 (1.4%)
Agree that both of you should drop the love interest  - votes: 804 (6.7%)
Do nothing and see how things work out - votes: 4850 (40.5%)
There were 11984 total votes.
The poll ended: November 24th 2012


Question: Do you get angry when people criticize or make fun of a series that you love?
Choices:
Yes! I tell them off!  - votes: 1140 (9.1%)
I get angry but don't react  - votes: 2119 (16.9%)
I get mad and leave  - votes: 224 (1.8%)
I reason with them and explain why I love it  - votes: 3508 (28%)
I don't care what other people say - votes: 5551 (44.3%)
There were 12542 total votes.
The poll ended: December 1st 2012


Question: Relatively how expensive is it to buy manga, manhwa, or manhua where you live?
Choices:
Quite expensive  - votes: 5554 (46.6%)
About average  - votes: 3671 (30.8%)
Pretty cheap  - votes: 372 (3.1%)
I have no clue what the price is right now - votes: 2313 (19.4%)
There were 11910 total votes.
The poll ended: December 8th 2012


Question: Do you get annoyed by bad grammar / spelling in scanlations?
Choices:
Definitely annoyed!  - votes: 5149 (36%)
It's just a little distracting  - votes: 6936 (48.5%)
I'm okay with it  - votes: 1819 (12.7%)
I don't notice any mistakes  - votes: 338 (2.4%)
I don't read scanlations - votes: 64 (0.4%)
There were 14306 total votes.
The poll ended: December 15th 2012


Question: Do you prefer reading about platonic or romantic relationships?
Choices:
Platonic  - votes: 1186 (9.8%)
Romantic  - votes: 6673 (55.3%)
Doesn't matter  - votes: 3743 (31%)
No relationships at all - votes: 465 (3.9%)
There were 12067 total votes.
The poll ended: December 22nd 2012


Question: Favorite background / setting for a series
Choices:
School  - votes: 3303 (26.9%)
Workplace  - votes: 509 (4.1%)
Rural village or the countryside  - votes: 553 (4.5%)
Near the ocean  - votes: 196 (1.6%)
Military setting  - votes: 244 (2%)
Big city  - votes: 587 (4.8%)
Futuristic sci-fi  - votes: 502 (4.1%)
Historical fiction  - votes: 545 (4.4%)
Modern mixed with fantasy  - votes: 2123 (17.3%)
Historical mixed with fantasy  - votes: 1992 (16.2%)
Future mixed with fantasy  - votes: 592 (4.8%)
Apocalyptic  - votes: 668 (5.4%)
Steampunk - votes: 461 (3.8%)
There were 12275 total votes.
The poll ended: December 29th 2012


Question: 24 hours in Japan and money is not an issue. You...
Choices:
Buy a ton of anime / manga merchandise  - votes: 4348 (31%)
Stuff yourself with food  - votes: 1066 (7.6%)
Buy big purchases (house, car, etc)  - votes: 2463 (17.6%)
Blow your money on department store goods  - votes: 455 (3.2%)
Get electronics at Akihabara  - votes: 711 (5.1%)
Go to a matsuri (festival)  - votes: 536 (3.8%)
Play pachinko and other gambling  - votes: 55 (0.4%)
Spend those quarters at an arcade gaming center  - votes: 77 (0.5%)
Go to host / hostess (and related) clubs  - votes: 801 (5.7%)
Go to maid cafes  - votes: 224 (1.6%)
Ride all the shinkansen (bullet) trains  - votes: 141 (1%)
Visit all the famous landmarks  - votes: 1748 (12.5%)
Soak up in a hot spring  - votes: 1038 (7.4%)
Meet as many celebrities as possible - votes: 351 (2.5%)
There were 14014 total votes.
The poll ended: January 5th 2013


Question: Start of a new year, so your most important "first" for this year is...
Choices:
First sunrise  - votes: 386 (3.8%)
First sunset  - votes: 55 (0.5%)
First email  - votes: 46 (0.5%)
First meal  - votes: 340 (3.4%)
First full moon  - votes: 215 (2.1%)
First kiss  - votes: 916 (9.1%)
First heartache  - votes: 135 (1.3%)
First new manga / anime  - votes: 1668 (16.6%)
First dream  - votes: 445 (4.4%)
First laugh  - votes: 373 (3.7%)
First new friend  - votes: 302 (3%)
First day of work / school  - votes: 930 (9.3%)
First vacation  - votes: 409 (4.1%)
First new movie  - votes: 168 (1.7%)
First new article of clothing  - votes: 90 (0.9%)
First paycheck  - votes: 914 (9.1%)
First hug  - votes: 234 (2.3%)
First sickness  - votes: 140 (1.4%)
First party  - votes: 158 (1.6%)
First pet  - votes: 35 (0.3%)
First win (game, gambling, etc)  - votes: 325 (3.2%)
First child  - votes: 53 (0.5%)
First smile  - votes: 272 (2.7%)
First death  - votes: 251 (2.5%)
First anniversary  - votes: 77 (0.8%)
First crush / love - votes: 1110 (11%)
There were 10047 total votes.
The poll ended: January 12th 2013


Question: How much reading (novels, poems, newspapers, blogs, etc) that's not manga (manhua, manhwa, etc)-related?
Choices:
Don't read much manga  - votes: 271 (2.3%)
More than I read manga  - votes: 2323 (19.3%)
About the same  - votes: 3005 (25%)
I read manga more  - votes: 5382 (44.8%)
Only read manga - votes: 1032 (8.6%)
There were 12013 total votes.
The poll ended: January 19th 2013


Question: What font type do you prefer for reading scanlations?
Choices:
Wild Words  - votes: 744 (6.9%)
Manga Temple  - votes: 164 (1.5%)
Anime Ace  - votes: 440 (4.1%)
CC Meanwhile  - votes: 19 (0.2%)
DigitalStrip  - votes: 45 (0.4%)
CC Comiccrazy  - votes: 26 (0.2%)
Blambot Casual  - votes: 28 (0.3%)
Arial  - votes: 226 (2.1%)
Arial Black  - votes: 81 (0.8%)
Calibri  - votes: 138 (1.3%)
Comic Sans MS  - votes: 723 (6.7%)
Verdana  - votes: 68 (0.6%)
Times New Roman  - votes: 189 (1.8%)
Webdings  - votes: 75 (0.7%)
Tahoma  - votes: 64 (0.6%)
Helvetica  - votes: 69 (0.6%)
I prefer a font not listed above  - votes: 160 (1.5%)
Fonts matter, but I don't know their names  - votes: 5693 (53%)
Fonts don't matter at all to me - votes: 1795 (16.7%)
There were 10747 total votes.
The poll ended: January 26th 2013


Question: Optimal story length
Choices:
Lots of volumes with short chapters  - votes: 1203 (11.5%)
Lots of volumes with long chapters  - votes: 5142 (49%)
Just a few volumes with short chapters  - votes: 371 (3.5%)
Just a few volumes with long chapters - votes: 3777 (36%)
There were 10493 total votes.
The poll ended: February 2nd 2013


Question: Do you read fanfiction for the series you like?
Choices:
All the time  - votes: 1495 (11.8%)
Sometimes  - votes: 2730 (21.6%)
Seldom  - votes: 3190 (25.2%)
Never - votes: 5230 (41.4%)
There were 12645 total votes.
The poll ended: February 9th 2013


Question: Favorite mythical creature in fantasy series
Choices:
Angel  - votes: 819 (5.7%)
Beast  - votes: 253 (1.8%)
Demon / Oni / Youkai  - votes: 3091 (21.7%)
Elf  - votes: 1078 (7.6%)
Fairy  - votes: 286 (2%)
Incubus / Succubus  - votes: 877 (6.2%)
Mermaid  - votes: 294 (2.1%)
Pegasus  - votes: 57 (0.4%)
Unicorn  - votes: 106 (0.7%)
Phoenix  - votes: 568 (4%)
Tengu - votes: 252 (1.8%)
Vampire  - votes: 1567 (11%)
Werewolf  - votes: 523 (3.7%)
Dragon  - votes: 2205 (15.5%)
Kappa (turtle)  - votes: 102 (0.7%)
Kitsune (Fox)  - votes: 1613 (11.3%)
Garuda (Bird)  - votes: 67 (0.5%)
Don't like/read fantasy - votes: 496 (3.5%)
There were 14254 total votes.
The poll ended: February 15th 2013


Question: For anime series, you tend to like which more?
Choices:
Opening  - votes: 8632 (72.7%)
Ending  - votes: 2322 (19.6%)
Don't watch anime - votes: 922 (7.8%)
There were 11876 total votes.
The poll ended: February 23rd 2013


Question: Which color Power Ranger (Super Sentai) are you?
Choices:
Blue  - votes: 1375 (15.8%)
Red  - votes: 1135 (13.1%)
Yellow  - votes: 638 (7.3%)
Pink  - votes: 1009 (11.6%)
Green  - votes: 1053 (12.1%)
Black  - votes: 2260 (26%)
White - votes: 1219 (14%)
There were 8689 total votes.
The poll ended: March 2nd 2013


Question: Which demographic do you hate the most?
Choices:
Shoujo  - votes: 1306 (8.3%)
Shounen  - votes: 621 (4%)
Seinen  - votes: 521 (3.3%)
Josei  - votes: 527 (3.4%)
Shoujo ai  - votes: 461 (2.9%)
Shounen ai  - votes: 844 (5.4%)
Yaoi  - votes: 6239 (39.8%)
Yuri  - votes: 1988 (12.7%)
Hentai - votes: 3171 (20.2%)
There were 15678 total votes.
The poll ended: March 9th 2013


Question: If a publisher were to adopt a model where you pay a monthly subscription (say ~$10 USD) in order to read their entire library of translated manga via a digital device, would you subscribe?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 6400 (57.6%)
No - votes: 4713 (42.4%)
There were 11113 total votes.
The poll ended: March 15th 2013


Question: At what age did you start reading manga?
Choices:
10 years old and before (young'un)  - votes: 3450 (18.2%)
10 to 14 years old (middle school years)  - votes: 6591 (34.8%)
14 to 18 years old (high school years)  - votes: 5482 (28.9%)
18 to 22 years old (college years)  - votes: 2290 (12.1%)
22 to 30 years old (young adult)  - votes: 818 (4.3%)
30 to 40 years old (prime times)  - votes: 185 (1%)
40 years old and above (getting old) - votes: 125 (0.7%)
There were 18941 total votes.
The poll ended: March 22nd 2013


Question: Similar to a gender bender series, which would be harder to deal with if it happened in real life?
Choices:
Guy turning into a girl  - votes: 9384 (71%)
Girl turning into a guy - votes: 3829 (29%)
There were 13213 total votes.
The poll ended: March 30th 2013


Question: Would you want to go through a gender-bender (gender-swap) experience?
Choices:
I'm a girl, yes  - votes: 6320 (35.1%)
I'm a girl, no  - votes: 3037 (16.9%)
I'm a guy, yes  - votes: 4240 (23.5%)
I'm a guy, no - votes: 4421 (24.5%)
There were 18018 total votes.
The poll ended: April 5th 2013


Question: Assuming you know perfect Japanese (read, write, speak, listen), would you live in Japan?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 9009 (58.1%)
No  - votes: 6314 (40.7%)
Already live in Japan - votes: 180 (1.2%)
There were 15503 total votes.
The poll ended: April 13th 2013


Question: Do you have real-life friends with whom you share your manga hobby?
Choices:
Yeah, we read it together!  - votes: 482 (3.6%)
Yes, but we read separately and talk about it afterwards  - votes: 5640 (42.3%)
Yes, but we don't really discuss anything  - votes: 3034 (22.8%)
Nope, I only have online friends who read manga  - votes: 1810 (13.6%)
No one knows I read manga - votes: 2370 (17.8%)
There were 13336 total votes.
The poll ended: April 19th 2013


Question: If you were in an RPG, which class would you pick?
Choices:
Warrior (fighter, barbarian, knight, etc)  - votes: 2755 (18.3%)
Archer (sniper, etc)  - votes: 2425 (16.1%)
Thief (rogue, assassin, etc)  - votes: 3192 (21.2%)
Mage (wizard, sorcerer, witch, adept, etc)  - votes: 5374 (35.7%)
Cleric (priest, healer, etc) - votes: 1306 (8.7%)
There were 15052 total votes.
The poll ended: April 26th 2013


Question: Which aspect of a translation is more important to you?
Choices:
Accuracy: I like manga translation to retain characteristics of the language of the original, to show the linguistic and cultural differences between Japanese culture and my own. - votes: 9633 (73.6%)
Fluency: I like manga translation to read as if the author was native English speakers, so that linguistic and cultural differences are minimized. - votes: 3458 (26.4%)
There were 13091 total votes.
The poll ended: May 3rd 2013


Question: Are you hard or easy when rating manga (on 1-10 scale)?
Choices:
I give everything a high rating if it's just okay. I like to be nice  - votes: 344 (3.2%)
I give mainly good ratings, saving the highest and lowest for extreme cases  - votes: 4372 (40.6%)
Most series are average, so most series get a 5  - votes: 505 (4.7%)
I tend to rate everything pretty low  - votes: 64 (0.6%)
I only rate the extremes. Anything in the middle gets no rating  - votes: 1066 (9.9%)
I believe I legitimately give a rating that the series deserves  - votes: 2632 (24.5%)
I don't rate manga at all - votes: 1781 (16.5%)
There were 10764 total votes.
The poll ended: May 10th 2013


Question: What if your favorite series was already complete (in original language) but the scanlations (for your preferred language) were too slow for you to keep up?
Choices:
Resort to reading / looking at the raws  - votes: 2763 (24.2%)
Ask for spoilers / summaries for people who have read the raws  - votes: 878 (7.7%)
Patiently wait for each release and read right away  - votes: 5097 (44.6%)
I'll give up and read the entire thing once the scanlation is finished  - votes: 2001 (17.5%)
There's always other stuff to read, so I'll just forget about this one - votes: 700 (6.1%)
There were 11439 total votes.
The poll ended: May 18th 2013


Question: If the/a main character is supposed to die in the series, when would you like it to happen?
Choices:
Already dead when the series starts  - votes: 3188 (27.4%)
Dead in the first few chapters  - votes: 1701 (14.6%)
Midway through the series  - votes: 2356 (20.2%)
Right at the end - votes: 4407 (37.8%)
There were 11652 total votes.
The poll ended: May 25th 2013


Question: Do you think manga would be better as color or black and white?
Choices:
Color  - votes: 2690 (18.7%)
Black and white  - votes: 7599 (52.8%)
No preference - votes: 4113 (28.6%)
There were 14402 total votes.
The poll ended: June 1st 2013


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


Question: Comparing your manga consumption between now and 5 years ago...
Choices:
I started reading manga in the last 5 years  - votes: 3030 (21.1%)
I read a lot more now  - votes: 4423 (30.7%)
Read just a little more now  - votes: 860 (6%)
About the same  - votes: 1877 (13%)
Read a little less now  - votes: 2119 (14.7%)
Read a lot less now  - votes: 2000 (13.9%)
I stopped reading manga - votes: 78 (0.5%)
There were 14387 total votes.
The poll ended: June 15th 2013


Question: Comparing your anime consumption between now and 5 years ago...
Choices:
I started watching anime in the last 5 years  - votes: 1554 (12.9%)
I watch a lot more now  - votes: 2303 (19.1%)
I watch just a little more now  - votes: 658 (5.5%)
About the same  - votes: 1145 (9.5%)
Watch a little less now  - votes: 1610 (13.4%)
Watch a lot less now  - votes: 3370 (28%)
I stopped watching anime - votes: 1410 (11.7%)
There were 12050 total votes.
The poll ended: June 21st 2013


Question: How do you usually read your manga?
Choices:
From magazines  - votes: 40 (0.3%)
From the actual volumes  - votes: 792 (5.8%)
On a laptop  - votes: 6114 (44.8%)
On a desktop computer  - votes: 4549 (33.3%)
On a small portable device (tablet, phone, etc) - votes: 2167 (15.9%)
There were 13662 total votes.
The poll ended: June 29th 2013


Question: What do you like to see most in your anime protagonist?
Choices:
Undying love for their friends  - votes: 833 (6.7%)
Calm in the face of danger  - votes: 2626 (21.2%)
Principled and ethical  - votes: 894 (7.2%)
Strong Willpower  - votes: 1897 (15.3%)
Courage to face anything  - votes: 1159 (9.4%)
Vulnerability  - votes: 953 (7.7%)
Anti-Heroism  - votes: 2933 (23.7%)
Ruthless Killer - votes: 1076 (8.7%)
There were 12371 total votes.
The poll ended: July 6th 2013


Question: You're creating a new manga, and your setting is...
Choices:
Modern Japan  - votes: 2846 (23.3%)
Historical Japan  - votes: 982 (8%)
Modern Europe  - votes: 363 (3%)
Historical Europe  - votes: 812 (6.6%)
Modern America  - votes: 400 (3.3%)
Historical America  - votes: 90 (0.7%)
Other modern location  - votes: 429 (3.5%)
Other historical location  - votes: 320 (2.6%)
Futuristic Earth (or Earth-like)  - votes: 1107 (9.1%)
Fantasy Earth (or Earth-like)  - votes: 3326 (27.2%)
In space  - votes: 379 (3.1%)
On another world (not Earth-like) - votes: 1171 (9.6%)
There were 12225 total votes.
The poll ended: July 13th 2013


Question: You are in a manga and you ride / drive...
Choices:
Bicycle  - votes: 920 (6.5%)
Train  - votes: 638 (4.5%)
Bus  - votes: 125 (0.9%)
Normal car  - votes: 229 (1.6%)
Sports car  - votes: 312 (2.2%)
Racecar  - votes: 49 (0.3%)
Flying car (or any antigravity vehicle)  - votes: 201 (1.4%)
Broomstick  - votes: 212 (1.5%)
DeLorean  - votes: 162 (1.1%)
TARDIS  - votes: 674 (4.7%)
Motorcycle  - votes: 849 (6%)
Robot / Mecha  - votes: 662 (4.6%)
Tank  - votes: 97 (0.7%)
Space Ship  - votes: 269 (1.9%)
Plane / Jet  - votes: 51 (0.4%)
Helicopter  - votes: 34 (0.2%)
Boat  - votes: 30 (0.2%)
Submarine  - votes: 43 (0.3%)
Magic carpet  - votes: 100 (0.7%)
Sleigh  - votes: 15 (0.1%)
Chariot / Cart  - votes: 42 (0.3%)
Horse  - votes: 242 (1.7%)
Tiger  - votes: 251 (1.8%)
Dragon  - votes: 1494 (10.5%)
Unicorn  - votes: 256 (1.8%)
Wolf  - votes: 554 (3.9%)
Catbus  - votes: 296 (2.1%)
Other animal  - votes: 89 (0.6%)
Flying castle  - votes: 247 (1.7%)
I teleport  - votes: 3401 (23.9%)
I prefer walking - votes: 1703 (12%)
There were 14247 total votes.
The poll ended: July 19th 2013


Question: Which continent do you live in?
Choices:
North America  - votes: 6514 (39.6%)
South America  - votes: 1037 (6.3%)
Asia  - votes: 2527 (15.4%)
Europe  - votes: 5287 (32.1%)
Australia  - votes: 583 (3.5%)
Africa  - votes: 195 (1.2%)
Antarctica - votes: 309 (1.9%)
There were 16452 total votes.
The poll ended: July 27th 2013


Question: Favorite romance scenario in manga
Choices:
Just one pairing  - votes: 5463 (37.3%)
Love triangle  - votes: 1263 (8.6%)
Love quarter (or more)  - votes: 409 (2.8%)
Harem (1 boy, many girls)  - votes: 1901 (13%)
Reverse harem (1 girl, many boys)  - votes: 1310 (8.9%)
Multiple couples (getting complicated here)  - votes: 3083 (21.1%)
I hate romance. Everyone deserves to be single - votes: 1208 (8.3%)
There were 14637 total votes.
The poll ended: August 3rd 2013


Question: Which of these imperfect choices is most preferable in regards to a manga's plot and art?
Choices:
Great plot and story can cover bad artwork  - votes: 6948 (58%)
Great artwork can blind out the nonsensical plot  - votes: 1565 (13.1%)
Good (not great) plot with average art  - votes: 2235 (18.7%)
Good (not great) visuals with average storytelling  - votes: 831 (6.9%)
I'll take anything, no matter how bad - votes: 398 (3.3%)
There were 11977 total votes.
The poll ended: August 10th 2013


Question: Do you do physical exercise?
Choices:
Every day  - votes: 1881 (14.4%)
On a weekly basis  - votes: 2918 (22.3%)
On a monthly basis  - votes: 347 (2.7%)
Sometimes...  - votes: 4005 (30.6%)
Never  - votes: 1665 (12.7%)
I tried but failed - votes: 2263 (17.3%)
There were 13079 total votes.
The poll ended: August 17th 2013


Question: On same-sex romance series
Choices:
I'm a girl, and I avoid both types  - votes: 2438 (13.2%)
I'm a girl, and I avoid only yaoi/shounen-ai  - votes: 666 (3.6%)
I'm a girl, and I avoid only of yuri/shoujo-ai  - votes: 3723 (20.1%)
I'm a girl, and I read both  - votes: 3590 (19.4%)
I'm a guy, and I avoid both types  - votes: 3354 (18.1%)
I'm a guy, and I avoid only yaoi/shounen-ai  - votes: 3338 (18%)
I'm a guy, and I avoid only yuri/shoujo-ai  - votes: 352 (1.9%)
I'm a guy, and I read both - votes: 1063 (5.7%)
There were 18524 total votes.
The poll ended: August 24th 2013


Question: Over the years, the average scanlation quality has...
Choices:
Improved significantly  - votes: 4884 (47.9%)
Improved slightly  - votes: 3063 (30.1%)
Stayed about the same  - votes: 1668 (16.4%)
Dropped slightly  - votes: 413 (4.1%)
Dropped significantly - votes: 162 (1.6%)
There were 10190 total votes.
The poll ended: August 30th 2013


Question: Do you gasp, squeal, curse, etc. when you read manga?
Choices:
Always  - votes: 1909 (14.3%)
Most of the time  - votes: 1938 (14.5%)
Sometimes  - votes: 3990 (29.8%)
Rarely  - votes: 2115 (15.8%)
Never out loud  - votes: 1878 (14%)
Never at all - votes: 1540 (11.5%)
There were 13370 total votes.
The poll ended: September 7th 2013


Question: Favorite type of character?
Choices:
The cool & handsome / beautiful one  - votes: 788 (6.8%)
The quiet, stoic, and good-looking one  - votes: 2460 (21.2%)
The noisy, stubborn, & hot-headed one  - votes: 689 (5.9%)
The horrible, mean, & bad attitude one  - votes: 388 (3.3%)
The helpful, kind, & cool one  - votes: 992 (8.6%)
The robot / artificial intelligence  - votes: 240 (2.1%)
The dense / air-headed genius type  - votes: 935 (8.1%)
The 'always happy' character  - votes: 372 (3.2%)
The handsome / beautiful sadist  - votes: 1267 (10.9%)
The ugly character  - votes: 101 (0.9%)
The sensitive but melancholic one  - votes: 413 (3.6%)
The submissive, bumbling, and puppy-dog one  - votes: 213 (1.8%)
The secretive enigma  - votes: 962 (8.3%)
The clumsy fool  - votes: 234 (2%)
The scheming plotter - votes: 1542 (13.3%)
There were 11596 total votes.
The poll ended: September 14th 2013


Question: What bothers you the most the art in a manga?
Choices:
Head is too big / small  - votes: 287 (2.2%)
All characters look the same (or generic)  - votes: 2935 (22%)
Scraggly lines  - votes: 314 (2.4%)
Old fashioned  - votes: 876 (6.6%)
Eyes are too big / small  - votes: 436 (3.3%)
Disproportionate body parts and limbs  - votes: 2273 (17.1%)
Backgrounds are too / not enough detailed  - votes: 226 (1.7%)
Faces don't look right  - votes: 849 (6.4%)
Clothing looks bad  - votes: 60 (0.5%)
Unrealistic hair color  - votes: 163 (1.2%)
I just hate certain styles of manga art  - votes: 3543 (26.6%)
Other  - votes: 372 (2.8%)
Nothing bothers me - votes: 988 (7.4%)
There were 13322 total votes.
The poll ended: September 21st 2013


Question: When you watch a foreign (non-English) show or movie, what method would you most choose to watch it?
Choices:
The original language's dub / subs  - votes: 1492 (13.6%)
The English subs  - votes: 7966 (72.5%)
The subs of another language  - votes: 413 (3.8%)
The English dub  - votes: 361 (3.3%)
The dub of another language  - votes: 79 (0.7%)
Whatever is available or is easiest to obtain  - votes: 444 (4%)
Don't care which  - votes: 160 (1.5%)
I never watch foreign shows or films - votes: 71 (0.6%)
There were 10986 total votes.
The poll ended: September 28th 2013


Question: Favorite Pokemon movie
Choices:
Pokemon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back  - votes: 3344 (34.2%)
The Power of One (Pokemon: The Movie 2000)  - votes: 1026 (10.5%)
Pokemon 3: Spell of the Unown  - votes: 285 (2.9%)
Pokemon 4Ever: Celebi - Voice of the First  - votes: 180 (1.8%)
Pokemon Heroes: Latios and Latias  - votes: 318 (3.3%)
Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker  - votes: 79 (0.8%)
Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys  - votes: 77 (0.8%)
Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew  - votes: 205 (2.1%)
Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea  - votes: 90 (0.9%)
Pokemon: The Rise of Darkrai  - votes: 90 (0.9%)
Pokemon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior  - votes: 27 (0.3%)
Pokemon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life  - votes: 40 (0.4%)
Pokemon: Zoroark - Master of Illusions  - votes: 28 (0.3%)
Pokemon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram  - votes: 18 (0.2%)
Pokemon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom  - votes: 10 (0.1%)
Pokemon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice  - votes: 16 (0.2%)
Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend of Awakened  - votes: 28 (0.3%)
I hate them all  - votes: 720 (7.4%)
I never watched a Pokemon movie - votes: 3184 (32.6%)
There were 9765 total votes.
The poll ended: October 4th 2013


Question: Bullying in manga...
Choices:
Helps with character development, so let's have it  - votes: 1243 (12%)
It's realistic and has a place in manga  - votes: 2926 (28.4%)
Bullies are fine since they'll get what's coming to them  - votes: 1154 (11.2%)
It's too unrealistic and cliche  - votes: 1768 (17.1%)
It's unpleasant, so don't show bullying in manga  - votes: 624 (6%)
Don't care - votes: 2602 (25.2%)
There were 10317 total votes.
The poll ended: October 12th 2013


Question: If you had an original idea for a story and weren't concerned about money, staff, or personal skill, which medium would be most suitable for your creation?
Choices:
Manga, manhwa, or manhua  - votes: 2744 (28.3%)
Western graphic novel  - votes: 232 (2.4%)
(Light) novel, book, or short story  - votes: 2123 (21.9%)
Live-action movie  - votes: 537 (5.5%)
Animated movie  - votes: 673 (6.9%)
Live-action TV show  - votes: 393 (4.1%)
Animated TV show  - votes: 1251 (12.9%)
Game  - votes: 1383 (14.3%)
Theatrical play or musical  - votes: 74 (0.8%)
Radio show  - votes: 20 (0.2%)
Drama cd  - votes: 33 (0.3%)
Newspaper cartoon  - votes: 32 (0.3%)
Song  - votes: 151 (1.6%)
Dance - votes: 56 (0.6%)
There were 9702 total votes.
The poll ended: October 18th 2013


Question: Which pisses you off the most?
Choices:
When multiple groups scanlate the same series - votes: 446 (3.4%)
When a group has too many projects and releases are slow for the series you read  - votes: 1261 (9.7%)
When a good series stops being scanlated because it's not popular  - votes: 3387 (26%)
When a good series stops being scanlated because the group closed  - votes: 784 (6%)
When you start a series and then find out: Last Release (1000d ago). Completely Scanlated: No  - votes: 4769 (36.6%)
People who ask: "When will the next chapter be released?"  - votes: 544 (4.2%)
Speed scanlations  - votes: 146 (1.1%)
When scanlation stops due to a Cease & Desist  - votes: 470 (3.6%)
People making money off scanlations - votes: 1233 (9.5%)
There were 13040 total votes.
The poll ended: October 26th 2013


Question: If you somehow knew a huge anime/manga spoiler and no one else in the world knew yet, you would...
Choices:
Curse yourself because you hate spoilers, and now it's too late  - votes: 2460 (24.2%)
Don't proactively do anything with the info. Doesn't matter if word gets out or stays a secret  - votes: 1728 (17%)
Never tell anyone until it became public knowledge  - votes: 731 (7.2%)
Tell people that you know something but withhold the details  - votes: 818 (8%)
Only tell a couple of trusted friends  - votes: 342 (3.4%)
Tell everyone you know!  - votes: 116 (1.1%)
Post it all over the Internet  - votes: 311 (3.1%)
Discretely tell a known loudmouth so that they spoil the world and can take the blame  - votes: 225 (2.2%)
Only tell people who want to know and don't mind being spoiled  - votes: 2409 (23.7%)
Sell the secret for a bunch of money  - votes: 545 (5.4%)
Blackmail the creators of the anime/manga that you know their secrets - votes: 489 (4.8%)
There were 10174 total votes.
The poll ended: November 2nd 2013


Question: You are creating a manga with a female character, so her bust size is...
Choices:
Impossibly large  - votes: 503 (3.3%)
Big  - votes: 1130 (7.4%)
Above average  - votes: 3518 (23%)
Average  - votes: 6359 (41.6%)
Below average  - votes: 1624 (10.6%)
Tiny  - votes: 603 (3.9%)
Flat-chested  - votes: 666 (4.4%)
He'll be a male with manboobs - votes: 869 (5.7%)
There were 15272 total votes.
The poll ended: November 9th 2013


Question: Opinion of animals or small creatures that function as the pet of the manga's main character
Choices:
They're so cute!  - votes: 2001 (18%)
Love them  - votes: 781 (7%)
I'm okay with them  - votes: 2345 (21.1%)
They're alright as long as they serve a functional purpose  - votes: 3635 (32.7%)
Totally unnecessary to include them  - votes: 877 (7.9%)
Could care less - votes: 1464 (13.2%)
There were 11103 total votes.
The poll ended: November 16th 2013


Question: How many series do you estimate that you have finished? (Oneshots are fine, doujinshi don't count, and series must be completed)
Choices:
0-100  - votes: 4463 (33.5%)
100-300  - votes: 4355 (32.6%)
300-500  - votes: 1914 (14.3%)
500-700  - votes: 903 (6.8%)
700-1000  - votes: 525 (3.9%)
1000+ - votes: 1181 (8.9%)
There were 13341 total votes.
The poll ended: November 23rd 2013


Question: Last gen console?
Choices:
Wii  - votes: 2941 (23.1%)
PS3  - votes: 5996 (47%)
Xbox 360 - votes: 3814 (29.9%)
There were 12751 total votes.
The poll ended: December 3rd 2013


Question: Which one you prefer the most?
Choices:
Hentai  - votes: 2478 (21%)
Borderline H  - votes: 2167 (18.4%)
Ecchi  - votes: 3811 (32.3%)
Nothing of the sort - votes: 3337 (28.3%)
There were 11793 total votes.
The poll ended: December 7th 2013


Question: Which do you think is hardest to scanlate?
Choices:
Shounen  - votes: 1869 (10.1%)
Shoujo  - votes: 2215 (11.9%)
Seinen  - votes: 2576 (13.9%)
Josei  - votes: 2764 (14.9%)
Shounen-ai  - votes: 1330 (7.2%)
Yaoi  - votes: 1383 (7.4%)
Shoujo-ai  - votes: 2196 (11.8%)
Yuri  - votes: 2200 (11.8%)
Hentai - votes: 2049 (11%)
There were 18582 total votes.
The poll ended: December 14th 2013


Question: Main web browser
Choices:
Internet Explorer 7  - votes: 144 (0.7%)
Internet Explorer 8  - votes: 98 (0.5%)
Internet Explorer 9  - votes: 51 (0.3%)
Internet Explorer 10  - votes: 68 (0.3%)
Internet Explorer 11  - votes: 274 (1.4%)
Mozilla Firefox  - votes: 10009 (50.1%)
Google Chrome  - votes: 7825 (39.1%)
Safari  - votes: 635 (3.2%)
Opera  - votes: 730 (3.7%)
Other - votes: 158 (0.8%)
There were 19992 total votes.
The poll ended: December 21st 2013


Question: Do you still use IRC?
Choices:
Always!  - votes: 722 (5.6%)
Only sometimes  - votes: 914 (7.1%)
Only to download stuff  - votes: 1874 (14.6%)
Used to, but not anymore. It's dying  - votes: 2152 (16.8%)
Have never used IRC before  - votes: 2693 (21%)
What is IRC? - votes: 4463 (34.8%)
There were 12818 total votes.
The poll ended: December 28th 2013


Question: Rate the last year (2013) in terms of its manga and anime
Choices:
Best year ever (10)  - votes: 535 (4.5%)
Amazing (9)  - votes: 1070 (9.1%)
Very good (8)  - votes: 2348 (19.9%)
Good (7)  - votes: 2599 (22%)
Above average (6)  - votes: 1079 (9.1%)
Average (5)  - votes: 2712 (22.9%)
Below average (4)  - votes: 882 (7.5%)
Bad (3)  - votes: 261 (2.2%)
Very bad (2)  - votes: 135 (1.1%)
Worst year ever (1) - votes: 201 (1.7%)
There were 11822 total votes.
The poll ended: January 4th 2014


Question: Opinion of sexual fan service when the series is not even supposed to be ecchi
Choices:
I only read ecchi  - votes: 335 (2.4%)
Bonus! Yeah!  - votes: 3938 (28%)
Doesn't matter  - votes: 4937 (35%)
Don't like it at all  - votes: 4231 (30%)
Have never encountered this - votes: 646 (4.6%)
There were 14087 total votes.
The poll ended: January 11th 2014


Question: How much time per week do you spend on manga and anime related activities (reading, watching, discussing, cosplay, fan fics, drawing, conventions, etc)?
Choices:
Less than 2 hours  - votes: 904 (7.9%)
2-5 hours  - votes: 1936 (16.9%)
5-10 hours  - votes: 1939 (16.9%)
10-20 hours  - votes: 2140 (18.7%)
20-30 hours  - votes: 1435 (12.5%)
30-40 hours  - votes: 899 (7.9%)
40+ hours - votes: 2188 (19.1%)
There were 11441 total votes.
The poll ended: January 18th 2014


Question: In a romance series, which would you rather see the main character pursue?
Choices:
Childhood friend  - votes: 3204 (23.6%)
Senpai  - votes: 1411 (10.4%)
Kouhai  - votes: 420 (3.1%)
Little sibling  - votes: 335 (2.5%)
Elder sibling  - votes: 272 (2%)
Same age  - votes: 1985 (14.6%)
Someone a lot older  - votes: 833 (6.1%)
Someone a lot younger  - votes: 268 (2%)
Someone they just met (love at first sight)  - votes: 910 (6.7%)
Teacher (and is a student)  - votes: 558 (4.1%)
Student (and is a teacher)  - votes: 163 (1.2%)
Forbidden love interest  - votes: 1725 (12.7%)
Alien  - votes: 316 (2.3%)
Animal or mythical beast  - votes: 826 (6.1%)
Android or inanimate object - votes: 377 (2.8%)
There were 13603 total votes.
The poll ended: January 25th 2014


Question: You're creating a series and your protagonist can time travel into which period?
Choices:
Prehistoric (dinosaurs, cavemen, before civilization)  - votes: 278 (2.6%)
Ancient (Greece, Rome, Babylon, Persia, etc)  - votes: 1897 (17.9%)
Medieval (Kings, knights, castles, etc)  - votes: 2063 (19.4%)
Renaissance (Advances in thought, science, and art)  - votes: 733 (6.9%)
Exploration and Colonization (To the New World!)  - votes: 470 (4.4%)
Industrial Age (Steampunk?)  - votes: 817 (7.7%)
Modern (WWI/II, Cold War, etc)  - votes: 411 (3.9%)
Near future (Hi-tech, space travel, etc)  - votes: 1937 (18.2%)
Post-apocalyptic (end of the world as we know it) - votes: 2016 (19%)
There were 10622 total votes.
The poll ended: February 1st 2014


Question: Do you archive scanlations?
Choices:
Yes, everything  - votes: 2333 (21.6%)
Only a few  - votes: 3575 (33%)
I read and delete  - votes: 842 (7.8%)
I only read online  - votes: 3938 (36.4%)
I don't read scanlations - votes: 134 (1.2%)
There were 10822 total votes.
The poll ended: February 8th 2014


Question: Do you archive fansubs?
Choices:
Yes, everything  - votes: 1525 (19.1%)
Only a few  - votes: 2644 (33.1%)
I watch and then delete  - votes: 749 (9.4%)
I only stream  - votes: 1940 (24.3%)
I don't watch fansubs - votes: 1123 (14.1%)
There were 7981 total votes.
The poll ended: February 15th 2014


Question: Your favorite manga character appears and offers to take you into his/her world in the series, but you can never come back to the real world. Would you accept?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 7365 (63.7%)
No - votes: 4206 (36.3%)
There were 11571 total votes.
The poll ended: February 22nd 2014


Question: In terms of mortality, I'd rather...
Choices:
Be immortal (no death from natural causes, but external forces can kill)  - votes: 3698 (29.5%)
Be invincible (safe from external forces, but aging, sickness, etc can kill)  - votes: 2183 (17.4%)
Be immortal and invincible (basically live forever)  - votes: 4475 (35.7%)
Be mortal (real life) - votes: 2182 (17.4%)
There were 12538 total votes.
The poll ended: March 1st 2014


Question: Do you buy any physical manga magazines?
Choices:
Yes, I subscribe  - votes: 221 (2.1%)
Yes, I buy issues off the shelf  - votes: 780 (7.5%)
I used to, but not anymore  - votes: 1563 (15.1%)
No, not interested  - votes: 1968 (19%)
No, but I would if I had the money / they were cheaper  - votes: 2014 (19.4%)
No, but I would if they were available in my country / language - votes: 3818 (36.8%)
There were 10364 total votes.
The poll ended: March 8th 2014


Question: Aggregate sites (Batoto, MangaHere, MangaFox, MangaReader, etc)
Choices:
I only use them to read manga (100%)  - votes: 4936 (40.9%)
I use them more often than not (75%)  - votes: 3416 (28.3%)
I use them half the time (50%)  - votes: 1190 (9.9%)
I seldom use them (25%)  - votes: 1744 (14.4%)
I never use them (0%) - votes: 795 (6.6%)
There were 12081 total votes.
The poll ended: March 14th 2014


Question: Are you part of a scanlation group?
Choices:
Yes  - votes: 727 (6.6%)
Used to be  - votes: 1143 (10.4%)
No, but I want to try it out  - votes: 1627 (14.8%)
No, since I don't feel qualified  - votes: 5516 (50.2%)
Never have, never will - votes: 1969 (17.9%)
There were 10982 total votes.
The poll ended: March 21st 2014


Question: With books (of all types), you are mostly the...
Choices:
Library type: why buy them when you can borrow?  - votes: 1445 (13.5%)
Hoarder type: buy them but don't read most of them  - votes: 1519 (14.2%)
Caring type: read and keep them with utmost care  - votes: 3719 (34.8%)
Crazy type: buy and re-read them till they fall apart  - votes: 1133 (10.6%)
Giver: most buy them to give as gifts  - votes: 42 (0.4%)
Average: they're nothing special  - votes: 685 (6.4%)
Profiteer: buy, (maybe) read, re-sell  - votes: 68 (0.6%)
Electronic: E-books, man!  - votes: 1810 (16.9%)
Hater: I hate books - votes: 262 (2.5%)
There were 10683 total votes.
The poll ended: March 28th 2014


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


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


Question: Do you spend more time on anime or manga?
Choices:
I do both, but more anime  - votes: 1993 (15.3%)
I do both, but more manga  - votes: 7518 (57.7%)
About the same amount of time for both  - votes: 1812 (13.9%)
I don't watch anime at all  - votes: 1619 (12.4%)
I don't read manga at all - votes: 85 (0.7%)
There were 13027 total votes.
The poll ended: April 19th 2014


Question: Demographic you read the most?
Choices:
Shounen  - votes: 3862 (27.4%)
Shoujo  - votes: 2665 (18.9%)
Seinen  - votes: 2395 (17%)
Josei  - votes: 468 (3.3%)
Shoujo Ai  - votes: 144 (1%)
Shounen Ai  - votes: 231 (1.6%)
Hentai  - votes: 563 (4%)
Lolicon  - votes: 283 (2%)
Shotacon  - votes: 78 (0.6%)
Yaoi  - votes: 3012 (21.4%)
Yuri - votes: 385 (2.7%)
There were 14086 total votes.
The poll ended: April 25th 2014


Question: Assuming your favorite series is on many mediums, and they're all good, but which do you enjoy the most?
Choices:
The manga  - votes: 6361 (53.6%)
The anime  - votes: 2489 (21%)
The light novel  - votes: 879 (7.4%)
The game  - votes: 287 (2.4%)
The live action movie  - votes: 56 (0.5%)
I enjoy them all equally - votes: 1796 (15.1%)
There were 11868 total votes.
The poll ended: May 3rd 2014


Question: When you're sleep-deprived, it's mostly because of...
Choices:
Anime  - votes: 659 (6.1%)
Manga  - votes: 2248 (20.7%)
Movies / TV shows  - votes: 290 (2.7%)
Other reading  - votes: 608 (5.6%)
The Internet  - votes: 2608 (24.1%)
Video games  - votes: 974 (9%)
Music  - votes: 37 (0.3%)
Neighbors / family / roommates  - votes: 117 (1.1%)
Pet(s)  - votes: 38 (0.4%)
Homework / studying  - votes: 993 (9.2%)
Work / job  - votes: 469 (4.3%)
Sports (including watching) / Exercising  - votes: 35 (0.3%)
Partying / going out  - votes: 129 (1.2%)
Pillow talk / (deep) conversation  - votes: 98 (0.9%)
Too much noise around me  - votes: 175 (1.6%)
I just can't sleep... / insomnia - votes: 1365 (12.6%)
There were 10843 total votes.
The poll ended: May 9th 2014


Question: Would you cosplay as someone from the opposite gender?
Choices:
I already have  - votes: 845 (7.5%)
I plan to  - votes: 693 (6.2%)
No thanks, but I do cosplay  - votes: 695 (6.2%)
I would if I actually did cosplay...  - votes: 4919 (43.8%)
I don't cosplay and never want to - votes: 4084 (36.3%)
There were 11236 total votes.
The poll ended: May 17th 2014


Question: Who is your favorite Sailor Scout / Senshi?
Choices:
Sailor Moon  - votes: 1246 (10.6%)
Sailor Mercury  - votes: 818 (7%)
Sailor Mars  - votes: 973 (8.3%)
Sailor Jupiter  - votes: 890 (7.6%)
Sailor Venus  - votes: 675 (5.8%)
Sailor Neptune  - votes: 244 (2.1%)
Sailor Uranus  - votes: 372 (3.2%)
Sailor Pluto  - votes: 437 (3.7%)
Sailor Saturn  - votes: 587 (5%)
Sailor Chibi Moon  - votes: 244 (2.1%)
Other  - votes: 153 (1.3%)
I never watched / read Sailor Moon  - votes: 4185 (35.7%)
I don't like any of them - votes: 904 (7.7%)
There were 11728 total votes.
The poll ended: May 23rd 2014


Question: How likely are you to continue watching an anime series once you notice that it diverges from the original manga plot (non-filler episodes)?
Choices:
Would keep watching until the end  - votes: 2152 (19.4%)
Keep watching until it sucks too much  - votes: 6239 (56.3%)
50/50 chance I'll continue  - votes: 1630 (14.7%)
Stop watching immediately  - votes: 377 (3.4%)
I don't watch anime anyways - votes: 688 (6.2%)
There were 11086 total votes.
The poll ended: May 31st 2014


Question: When did you start visiting MangaUpdates?
Choices:
2004 (been a decade since the beginning)  - votes: 1123 (9.8%)
2005 (9 years, wow)  - votes: 509 (4.5%)
2006 (lucky 8 years)  - votes: 791 (6.9%)
2007 (7 years and counting)  - votes: 1111 (9.7%)
2008 (6 years ago)  - votes: 1200 (10.5%)
2009 (half a decade)  - votes: 1444 (12.6%)
2010 (4 years now)  - votes: 1371 (12%)
2011 (last 3 years)  - votes: 1191 (10.4%)
2012 (for 2 years)  - votes: 1078 (9.4%)
2013 (just a year)  - votes: 977 (8.6%)
2014 (within the last few months) - votes: 624 (5.5%)
There were 11419 total votes.
The poll ended: June 7th 2014


Question: Do you own physical, non-digital copies of manga?
Choices:
I would consider myself a collector  - votes: 1068 (9.4%)
Maybe not hardcore, but I have a lot  - votes: 2710 (23.9%)
Just a few here and there  - votes: 3773 (33.3%)
Maybe like one volume...  - votes: 976 (8.6%)
None at all. Purely digital for me - votes: 2793 (24.7%)
There were 11320 total votes.
The poll ended: June 14th 2014


Question: Where do you live?
Choices:
Metropolis (> 5m population)  - votes: 1743 (15.4%)
City (1m - 5m)  - votes: 2130 (18.8%)
City (500k - 1m)  - votes: 1249 (11%)
City (100k - 500k)  - votes: 2066 (18.3%)
Town (50k - 100k)  - votes: 1174 (10.4%)
Town (10k - 50k)  - votes: 1337 (11.8%)
Town (5k - 10k)  - votes: 683 (6%)
Rural (< 5k) - votes: 922 (8.2%)
There were 11304 total votes.
The poll ended: June 21st 2014


Question: Who do you think will win the FIFA World Cup?
Choices:
Algeria  - votes: 83 (0.9%)
Argentina  - votes: 456 (4.8%)
Belgium  - votes: 120 (1.3%)
Bosnia and Herzegovina  - votes: 33 (0.3%)
Brazil  - votes: 1693 (17.9%)
Chile  - votes: 183 (1.9%)
Colombia  - votes: 101 (1.1%)
Costa Rica  - votes: 176 (1.9%)
Croatia  - votes: 40 (0.4%)
Ecuador  - votes: 21 (0.2%)
France  - votes: 614 (6.5%)
Germany  - votes: 2178 (23%)
Ghana  - votes: 49 (0.5%)
Greece  - votes: 90 (1%)
Honduras  - votes: 13 (0.1%)
Iran  - votes: 68 (0.7%)
Italy  - votes: 195 (2.1%)
Ivory Coast  - votes: 46 (0.5%)
Japan  - votes: 513 (5.4%)
Mexico  - votes: 267 (2.8%)
Netherlands  - votes: 1109 (11.7%)
Nigeria  - votes: 53 (0.6%)
Portugal  - votes: 101 (1.1%)
Russia  - votes: 170 (1.8%)
South Korea  - votes: 171 (1.8%)
Switzerland  - votes: 41 (0.4%)
United States  - votes: 741 (7.8%)
Uruguay - votes: 126 (1.3%)
There were 9451 total votes.
The poll ended: June 27th 2014


Question: What's the first place you check to see if there's a new release for a series you're already reading?
Choices:
MangaUpdates  - votes: 7039 (66.1%)
IRC  - votes: 14 (0.1%)
The scanlator's site or forum  - votes: 507 (4.8%)
Online manga reader (aggregator site)  - votes: 2263 (21.3%)
Phone application  - votes: 263 (2.5%)
RSS feed  - votes: 152 (1.4%)
Email  - votes: 121 (1.1%)
Some other method - votes: 288 (2.7%)
There were 10647 total votes.
The poll ended: July 5th 2014


Question: If you had to have animal ears (kemonomimi), which would you choose?
Choices:
Cat (including tiger, lion, etc)  - votes: 3758 (29.1%)
Wolf  - votes: 3113 (24.1%)
Fox  - votes: 2422 (18.8%)
Dog  - votes: 344 (2.7%)
Rabbit  - votes: 660 (5.1%)
Bear  - votes: 290 (2.2%)
Mouse  - votes: 94 (0.7%)
Sheep  - votes: 135 (1%)
Cow  - votes: 68 (0.5%)
Dragon  - votes: 1270 (9.8%)
No visible ear (like birds)  - votes: 386 (3%)
Other - votes: 360 (2.8%)
There were 12900 total votes.
The poll ended: July 12th 2014


Question: If you own some physical copies of manga, what do after you've read them?
Choices:
Keep reading religiously  - votes: 780 (7.2%)
Leave it on the shelf and probably read it later  - votes: 6408 (58.9%)
Leave it on the shelf and never touch again  - votes: 1332 (12.3%)
Throw it away  - votes: 23 (0.2%)
Lend it out  - votes: 144 (1.3%)
Give it away to someone  - votes: 47 (0.4%)
Donate it to a library, manga cafe, etc  - votes: 77 (0.7%)
Sell it  - votes: 73 (0.7%)
I don't own any physical manga - votes: 1989 (18.3%)
There were 10873 total votes.
The poll ended: July 19th 2014


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


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