|Can anyone please take this 2 minute survey on national security? I .
(8 posts, 405 views) Posted: 185d 19h, 16m ago by MangaGhost in Chatter Box
You do realize that in the first category Age Group you are missing 35-44? ...
|Mangatraders now 100% down, any new info?
(73 posts, 91743 views) Posted: 210d 6h, 29m ago by MangaGhost in Chatter Box
Quote from maturd
Sadly FMD seems to be down. It doesn't download. It looks like it's not being updated.
I got FMD off Softpedia. It does not come with all the lists of sites, for that I had to go to SourceForge. FMD works to a limited extent. I can grab stuf ...
|New Poll - OS
(14 posts, 752 views) Posted: 216d 15h, 50m ago by MangaGhost in News
I guess its Multi-boot for me. I'm running OSX Mavericks on my laptop with Win7 on virtual machine via Parallels. Meanwhile, I also have a hand built PC box that boots either into Win7 or WinXP (for old games that wont run on Win7). Windows 7 for me was an im ...
|New Poll - Favorite Narrative
(13 posts, 823 views) Posted: 259d 14h, 18m ago by MangaGhost in News
In answer to the followup question about how much manga I buy every year I would say a moderate amount especially in comparison to some people I know. I try to buy stuff that I've read that I really like if its licensed. On average I would say that I'm p ...
|New Poll - After a While...
(21 posts, 1142 views) Posted: 301d 12h, 28m ago by MangaGhost in News
Stuff needs to end especially if its been going on for say 26years (Berserk)!!
A good ending is like a satisfying meal at a nice restaurant which can be ruined it it takes too long to get or you fill up on too many appetizers. For me, manga is often either too short or to ...
|Definitely worth reading
(1 posts, 230 views) Posted: 365d 17h, 2m ago by MangaGhost in Birdy the Mighty (II)
Has Ronin Ixioran taken a break from scanlating Birdy or has he quit entirely? I hope someone can pick it up it is definitely worth reading. ...
(6 posts, 1076 views) Posted: 827d 13h, 45m ago by MangaGhost in The Breaker: New Waves
Sure, but we didn't need Baldy's flashback in the middle of the fight. It was like someone hit the pause button while you were watching your favorite action flick and wanted to tell you what a crappy day they had. It just totally killed the mood and pacing of ...
|New Poll - Optimal Story Length
(33 posts, 3387 views) Posted: 847d 14h, 49m ago by MangaGhost in News
I wish the choices were more like short, medium or long number of volumes. The choices "just a few volumes" makes me think like 1-5 and "lots of volumes" sounds like 20+. I don't like most short stories, so the poll automatically mak ...
|New Poll - Summer
(18 posts, 2161 views) Posted: 924d 8h, 49m ago by MangaGhost in News
Quote from SinsI
a) Lack of school subplots!
I vote a)
I would vote b) NONE as all those options are tired old cliches. Occasionally they take the cliche and change something about it to make it interesting, but I haven't seen it often. ...
|New Poll - Asian Characters
(46 posts, 5849 views) Posted: 959d 6h, 42m ago by MangaGhost in News
The way this poll is worded sounds like a round about way of bringing up the whole "anime/manga characters look Caucasian" thing that sends some people into spats. Why would I assume they are not Asian? If the story takes place in a Japanese Hig ...
|New Poll - Scanlation Ethics
(80 posts, 10628 views) Posted: 987d 6h, 33m ago by MangaGhost in News
A conditional no. See, If I get my guitar and cover a song from let's say Alt Japanese band The Pillows and upload it to YouTube are the police gonna come knocking? Are The Pillows going to send me a cease and desist (well maybe if I suck)? I don' ...
|New Poll - Characters and Self Similarities
(11 posts, 1209 views) Posted: 1001d 21h, 10m ago by MangaGhost in News
I put no preference, because I like various types of characters and genres. I prefer seinen overall, but I like some Yuri stuff and there are also some good shounen action manga I read. Some of these characters share some similar traits with me and some have ...
|New Poll - Bad Parts of Manga
(38 posts, 3629 views) Posted: 1008d 5h, 6m ago by MangaGhost in News
1. I haven't found a good story that I can't relate to. There is some shoujo stuff that I think is a little unbelievable so maybe I can't relate to that, but I drop it before putting any significant investment into it.
2. A good story doesn't always have ...
|New Poll - Looking Your Age
(32 posts, 3413 views) Posted: 1043d 21h, 19m ago by MangaGhost in News
I wish it was 2 polls, how one looks and how one acts. I don't have a problem with characters not acting their age too much. However, it annoys me to no end when all characters are not drawn age appropriately. Like when you have everyone look like they ...
|New Poll - Author vs. Artist
(36 posts, 3648 views) Posted: 1134d 5h, 56m ago by MangaGhost in News
Writing is also a form of art. Manga is a medium that includes both the visual and written arts. I think both are important to creating a good work. However, both are not always necessary to creating successful manga, which is a different thing from a good manga, ...
|New Poll - Reading Harem
(11 posts, 750 views) Posted: 1225d 12h, 32m ago by MangaGhost in News
I think hate and tired should have been 2 different choices. Hate means you dislike it, tired can mean you are bored with them or feel inundated with them. I don't hate harems, but I am tired of them because so few offer anything really different that grabs my ...
|IM Dal-Young strikes again... UGH!!!
(36 posts, 15201 views) Posted: 1312d 15h, 4m ago by MangaGhost in The Legend of Maian
It was a pretty good series until the last 2 volumes imho. The big fight at the end of the last volume wasn't that good and it was just a clearing away of a bunch of characters. It was a bit contrived and convenient how the big bad got rid of a bunch of people to ...
(11 posts, 1826 views) Posted: 1327d 4h, 29m ago by MangaGhost in Blood-C
Quote from catandmouse
I mean, The Blood series is not really their original series, and then to add to it, they have a crossover?
I know CLAMP likes their crossovers, but they seriously need to stop.
Its just a way for them to promote their stuff u ...
|New Poll - Online Manga Readers
(34 posts, 2484 views) Posted: 1393d 10h, 46m ago by MangaGhost in News
I think they have helped popularize manga and made it easy to read manga. I think they show that there are a lot of people who like manga outside of Japan. I also think they demonstrate that there might be a viable digital distribution model for publishers if they can w ...
|How to be the perfect boyfriend?
(87 posts, 7681 views) Posted: 1456d 11h, 50m ago by MangaGhost in Chatter Box
Well they always seem to have a soft spot for "bad boys".
I was reading an article in the paper about Ted Bundy being on trial in Florida. In the article it said the courtroom was filled with women waiting to give him flowers, love letters and wedding fucking ...
|New Poll - Live-Action Hollywood Adaptation
(12 posts, 519 views) Posted: 1463d 9h, 41m ago by MangaGhost in News
I don't mind localization so much, if its done well. Unfortunately, I don't think its done well too often. In anime I'd say about 2/3 of the dubs aren't good and I'm saying this as someone who would prefer a dub. In movie remakes of fore ...
|Update to Series Comments
(50 posts, 1479 views) Posted: 1473d 12h, 57m ago by MangaGhost in News
Text needs to be darker or font thicker in the body of the reviews, kinda like here in the comment section. It just comes across too faint and someone with weak vision, like myself has hard time reading it. Aside from that, I like that the rating was moved to the right h ...
|New Poll - Anime Fillers
(14 posts, 644 views) Posted: 1477d 17h, 35m ago by MangaGhost in News
I don't mind filler arcs if it expands on some of the characters or main plot some, its sometimes nice to see a non-main character get some attention too. But so many fillers just bite. Many are just lousy gag fillers that don't add anything. What's ...
|Mirai Nikki Anime Confirmed for Fall
(4 posts, 1769 views) Posted: 1490d 11h, 3m ago by MangaGhost in Mirai Nikki
Thanx for posting this. I loved this series and can't wait to see it in the fall. I hope they get Yuno's character right. ...
|New Poll - Replacing Manga Covers
(9 posts, 439 views) Posted: 1512d 6h, 13m ago by MangaGhost in News
I also agree. I don't mind new and updated covers (this goes for both manga & anime), as long as they are done well. I've seen a few redos that I don't like.
I also think that covers do matter (in opposition to the last choice), they are like the ...