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New Poll - Genders and Demographics
(28 posts, 1557 views) Posted: 42d 12h, 23m ago by philip72 in News
Quote from residentgrigo
good female targeted manga are all sorts of things but "rare as an unicorn" they are not. They just don´t sell that well when compared (and moe is a seinen phenomenon)

I can't think of more than a handful real ...
New Poll - Genders and Demographics
(28 posts, 1557 views) Posted: 42d 18h, 8m ago by philip72 in News
You're right to some extent.
I imagine the female readership for Jump is an order of magnitude larger than male readership of Margaret. In addition, Jump caters to it's female readership somewhat with works like Prince of Tennis (Is there a single s ...
New Poll - Genders and Demographics
(28 posts, 1557 views) Posted: 43d 17h, 20m ago by philip72 in News
I'd be remiss if I didn't also mention Yoshikawa Miki who's enjoying a surge of popularity right now with her "Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches"; and the utterly amazing and fantastic Kubo Mitsurou (Tokkyuu!!, Moteki, Again!), who ...
New Poll - Genders and Demographics
(28 posts, 1557 views) Posted: 43d 17h, 30m ago by philip72 in News
There's some excellent josei and shoujo out there, but it's rarer than unicorns. The vast majority of it is either excessively maudlin or sociopathic, the kind of tripe that makes mindless and generic T&A harems look like works of high art.

It' ...
New Poll - Apocalypse
(34 posts, 1649 views) Posted: 72d 0h, 59m ago by philip72 in News
Heavens yes, lots of people, that's terribly, terribly frightening.
Far worse than an "unrealistic" Nuclear holocaust or an "unrealistic" asteroid catastrophe .

"Overpopulation and/or loss of resources - 16.2%"
You're ...
New Poll - Demographic Hate 2
(54 posts, 2383 views) Posted: 78d 22h, 33m ago by philip72 in News
It's funny, obviously the female-oriented demographics will lose, by a high margin too I imagine. (Women are largely ambivalent to seinen and shounen, but guys view most shoujo and josei with disgust and revulsion.) However, most of the comments here sa ...
New Poll - Membership
(25 posts, 1568 views) Posted: 154d 20h, 17m ago by philip72 in News
"Who uses that chapter thingy anyways"
Pretty much everyone, you're actually kinda unique. ...
New Poll - Villains
(39 posts, 2259 views) Posted: 217d 10h, 11m ago by philip72 in News
Yours is the only honest choice.

I think this poll is just a clever plan to out all the Chuuni's here on Baka-Updates.
Almost 25% fancy themselves strategists or masterminds, and this comments thread is full of edgemasters telling us that they'd be Hell Kin ...
New Poll - Manga App
(38 posts, 2283 views) Posted: 296d 4h, 23m ago by philip72 in News
"50% don't have an app to read manga?""Why are you even on this site"

Wow top pleb.
No tablet has the resolution a good, large monitor (or high-def laptop screen) can provide, and double-page threads look like ass on them. Further ...
Recent Outage Due to DMCA Request
(52 posts, 5929 views) Posted: 303d 6h, 40m ago by philip72 in News
Very good point.
If anyone is actually monitoring the thread, take note. ...
Recent Outage Due to DMCA Request
(52 posts, 5929 views) Posted: 304d 13h, 35m ago by philip72 in News
And just like with Wikipedia, using the covers constitutes fair use.
Kodansha had no business issuing a DMCA. It should be ignored and your host threatened with litigation if it pulls that stunt again.

Seriously lambchopsil, you've got to stop caving to these legally ...
New Poll - Sexism
(159 posts, 11807 views) Posted: 310d 9h, 48m ago by philip72 in News
The whole concept of railing against thoughtcrime in fiction is American. And I don't believe I mentioned your godking, so why do you bring him up? ...
New Poll - Sexism
(159 posts, 11807 views) Posted: 345d 6h, 37m ago by philip72 in News
Oh look, slimy American political posturing is now attacking manga. You guys never rest do you? ...
New Poll - Paid Manga
(50 posts, 3090 views) Posted: 357d 12h, 6m ago by philip72 in News
Doesn't mean they have any say in decisions. Bad, lazy management, terrible style guide and inferior infrastructure are the problem, not where some of the employees learned their trade. ...
New Poll - Paid Manga
(50 posts, 3090 views) Posted: 365d 8h, 28m ago by philip72 in News
As even to need more to do look more like? ...
New Poll - Paid Manga
(50 posts, 3090 views) Posted: 365d 8h, 30m ago by philip72 in News
It really is abysmal. Although I'm a paying subscriber, I virtually never visit Viz or Crunchyroll anymore, and stick with the pirated content almost exclusively. Better readers, no weaboo fright, and (often) better quality translations.
...
New Poll - Paid Manga
(50 posts, 3090 views) Posted: 365d 23h, 5m ago by philip72 in News
You're not missing much.

I'm subscribed to Viz and Crunchyroll, and both have garbage, 3rd-rate, unusable readers and occasionally iffy translations. They're also deathly afraid of perceived weabooism, so they localize everything to hillbilly Am ...
New Poll - Background Art
(13 posts, 764 views) Posted: 407d 16h, 25m ago by philip72 in News
Me too, I love manga that are visual works of art in their own right. ...
New Poll - Most Read Demographic
(93 posts, 5574 views) Posted: 491d 9h, 4m ago by philip72 in News
A good bit more for yaoi than hentai, lolicon, yuri and shoujo-ai combined. Guess we know which sex consumes the most porn. ...
Group Links Removed
(226 posts, 37677 views) Posted: 635d 6h, 58m ago by philip72 in News
Sorry Panos, I have no clue.

This is all quite suspicious, they haven't even told us who the shady group who issued this extremely overreaching takedown notice is, and there's no legal reason why they can't.

I think MangaUpdates has been cowe ...
Group Links Removed
(226 posts, 37677 views) Posted: 635d 7h, 19m ago by philip72 in News
Also how does linking to scanlators sites violate the DMCA? Furthermore why not just take down the links in the notice? Though rights holders may wish it does, the DMCA doesn't work that way.

Something doesn't seem right here. ...
Group Links Removed
(226 posts, 37677 views) Posted: 635d 7h, 26m ago by philip72 in News
Can you post the DMCA?
This sounds excessive. Some of us here (not me) are lawyers and law students and would like a chance to peruse it. ...
New Poll - Completed Series
(46 posts, 3506 views) Posted: 649d 13h, 42m ago by philip72 in News
They do add up don't they? I selected 100-300 completed, then I checked out my complete list, 1298... Doh!
I need to get a life. ...
New Poll - Bullying
(28 posts, 2576 views) Posted: 695d 6h, 36m ago by philip72 in News
A poll on bullying in manga? Seriously?
Lolicon, sword fights, guro, rape, violent deaths, genocide, battles, guns, incest and all the other stuff manga is full of aside, we're going to fret about "bullying" and whether it should be in manga?

No, every si ...
New Poll - Favorite Character Type
(36 posts, 2699 views) Posted: 722d 23h, 43m ago by philip72 in News
This poll reads like it was created by a 15 year old yaoi fangirl. ...

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