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If you were a villain from a manga, what kind would you be?
Destroyer of the world
Ruler or tyrant
Creator of chaos
Random or psychotic
Strategist or mastermind
Brute or strongman
Secretive or deceptive
Basic jerk
Bad villain (try to do evil but fail so hard and end up doing good)
Cult leader
A minion
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Female MC, no romance
(30 posts, 1313 views) Posted: 0d 2h, 11m ago by calstine in I'm Looking For...
@mikako17 : That's interesting. I've read maybe two or three webcomics, so I had no idea I might have had an easier time finding what I'm looking for there ^_^ I'll be sure to give those a shot. Thanks!

@residentgrigo : Ah, Neuro. A lot of ...
Female MC, no romance
(30 posts, 1313 views) Posted: 1d 2h, 10m ago by calstine in I'm Looking For...
Quote from Baalzebup
Seirei no Moribito and Juuni Kokki (12 Kingdoms) are among the best anime I've ever seen. They are easily worth watching.

Thanks for the info!

@Sphear : I've read Helter Skelter; it was excellent. The Friendly Winter seems goo ...
Yaoi that is not guilty pleasure
(9 posts, 1318 views) Posted: 1d 2h, 50m ago by calstine in Yaoi/Yuri
If you don't mind shounen-ai instead of yaoi there's plenty I could recommend that don't have any of these elements. But yaoi's pretty much riddled with them -- even the ones which have okay plots. Imagine how awesome yaoi could be if ...
Female MC, no romance
(30 posts, 1313 views) Posted: 1d 3h, 20m ago by calstine in I'm Looking For...
@Sorcha : Most of those look really good. Thanks a lot!

@OrchardPetalLullaby : That's a really promising list. Thanks very much! Shame about Seirei and 12 Kingdoms, though; being novels, there's a good chance they'll never be completely tra ...
Female MC, no romance
(30 posts, 1313 views) Posted: 1d 8h, 31m ago by calstine in I'm Looking For...
@residentgrigo : Thanks very much for your replies and the descriptions that go along with them. Makes it easier for me to decide whether to pick them up or not. That been said, I don't think Appleseed or Mardock really fit. I read mostly subtle romance title ...
Female MC, no romance
(30 posts, 1313 views) Posted: 2d 4h, 29m ago by calstine in I'm Looking For...
Quote from Bafflement
GitS is a manga first and foremost. There's no real romance in the manga; it has one quite explicit scene of the Major having casual sex with friends, and one arc where she's briefly dating a boyfriend but he's not aroun ...
Female MC, no romance
(30 posts, 1313 views) Posted: 2d 5h, 25m ago by calstine in I'm Looking For...
@linnil : I tried Arachnid a while back but soon got tired of it. Thanks for the reply!

@residentgrigo : Thanks a lot for the all the recs! Some of them look very promising; I especially like the look of Hito Hitori Futari, Sprite, Golondrina, Kakukaku, Kami-sama, Subaru, and ...
Female MC, no romance
(30 posts, 1313 views) Posted: 3d 3h, 37m ago by calstine in I'm Looking For...
I've found this to be an extreme rarity, not just in manga, but in fiction as a whole. Granted, having no romance is pretty unusual regardless of the sex/gender of the protagonist, but if there's ever a story without romance you can bet the MC's g ...
Yaoi and religion/homophobic religious people
(4 posts, 444 views) Posted: 20d 5h, 56m ago by calstine in Yaoi/Yuri
MW, though it's really a lot more complicated than that, being seinen and written by Osamu Tezuka. Also, it's not yaoi in the sense that it's porn, because it's not, but it does feature a male/male sexual relationship involving a very religious ...
New Poll - Loli/Shota
(204 posts, 8046 views) Posted: 76d 5h, 48m ago by calstine in News
I despise loli/shota (and I don't get how people think underage porn is actually comparable with porn depicting adults, but w/e), but I voted 'don't care,' because this kind of thing just isn't feasible. If someone wants to find child porno ...
New Poll - Sexism
(159 posts, 8608 views) Posted: 131d 5h, 11m ago by calstine in News
Quote from train93
While there surely are more serious options, like the sexual assault portrayed as a joke one, I voted for objectification.
Why? Because the other ones may be serious but I don't see them THAT often, while the objectification is basically ev ...
Best Shoujo-ai / Yuri
(5 posts, 377 views) Posted: 180d 8h, 59m ago by calstine in Yaoi/Yuri
Okay, so I can't guarantee happy endings for some of these, but if you're looking for something more than the usual cutesy high schoolgirl fluff, you might find them interesting. (Though there are a couple of fluff titles in here, too ^_^)

Moonlight Flo ...
New Poll - Cosplay Opposites
(22 posts, 1043 views) Posted: 264d 12h, 3m ago by calstine in News
I have no interest in cosplay whatsoever. The way I see it, cosplaying is about identifying with a character to the point that you feel one with them. I don't think I've ever seen a person in a work of fiction who resembles me in any way other than superfi ...
New Poll - Can't Sleep
(23 posts, 985 views) Posted: 272d 5h, 16m ago by calstine in News
Studying, of course. I bitterly regret the day I chose to try for medical college; it's still only my first year as a med student, and I'm already falling asleep in the middle of the day and all over the place because there's too much damn work to do... A ...
New Poll - Hardest to Scanlate
(28 posts, 2058 views) Posted: 419d 6h, 48m ago by calstine in News
Has to be seinen. There are lots of reasons, the major ones being: no furigana at all, complex topics (I mean, some seinen have medical, mechanical, historical, etc. terminology that'd be difficult even for people well-versed in colloquial Japanese), long, com ...
New Poll - Same-Sex Romances
(67 posts, 5808 views) Posted: 531d 8h, 0m ago by calstine in News
Girl, read both BL and GL, but only the ones that have an actual story and aren't just porn from beginning to end. ...
Bisexual Love Triangle
(12 posts, 1629 views) Posted: 538d 5h, 42m ago by calstine in I'm Looking For...
Quote from ImaginaryWishes
Crush on You should fit.

I'm afraid you're wrong about that. In COY, both the guy and the girl like the same guy. ...
New Poll - Romance Scenarios
(22 posts, 2409 views) Posted: 552d 7h, 51m ago by calstine in News
Option 6 for me.

I don't like romance all that much, but if I read something with a prominent love story theme, I prefer having multiple couples who all get time in the spotlight, rather than one super-alpha couple that's always making up and breaking up an ...
Nine reasons to wish MU Happy Birthday!
(132 posts, 8755 views) Posted: 556d 6h, 29m ago by calstine in News
Here's to hoping you'll live to a ripe old age, MU! ...
Is it really shounen-ai?
(2 posts, 685 views) Posted: 556d 11h, 57m ago by calstine in Coda
I'm pretty sure it isn't shounen-ai. It was published in a shoujo magazine, so it's unlikely to have anything other than blink-and-you-miss-it subtext. You could ask the scanlators - just to be extra certain. ...
What is mangaupdates to you?
(24 posts, 1815 views) Posted: 594d 3h, 23m ago by calstine in Manga General
Quote from RoxFlowz
Manga are my drug and mangaupdates is my dealer.

This statement is full of win. And saved me from having to come up with a rejoinder of my own biggrin

MU is one of my top 3 most visited and favourite sites, and has been for close to half a deca ...
New Poll - Rating Series
(35 posts, 2814 views) Posted: 636d 9h, 28m ago by calstine in News
Second option for me, but not because I'm easy when it comes to ratings. If I don't enjoy the story, I just stop reading in the middle without bothering to complete the series (unless it's a oneshot or a single/double-volume manga, in which case I ...
New Poll - Translation Accuracy vs Fluency
(56 posts, 5463 views) Posted: 642d 7h, 57m ago by calstine in News
I see the wording of the two options has been changed. In that case, I vote for option 1, since it's closer to what I like to see in my manga and anime.

On another note: I've noticed that quite a few people who pick no.1 are students of Japanese language ...
New Poll - Translation Accuracy vs Fluency
(56 posts, 5463 views) Posted: 643d 7h, 30m ago by calstine in News
That's a tough choice. I'm pretty adamant that they keep the honorifics, because you can never convey the formality of -sama, -dono, the neutrality of -san, -kun, or the friendly familiarity of -chan, -tan, etc. with any kind of English honorific (or the lack th ...
New Poll - Gender Bender in Real Life 2
(57 posts, 6318 views) Posted: 671d 4h, 25m ago by calstine in News
Never. Not even for a few minutes. I'm perfectly happy with the gender I was born into. Obviously, I'm fine with my originally having being born as a guy, but to become male after being female first (or vice versa)? No way. I can see why some people m ...

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