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For a really long, ongoing series, you prefer to
Keep reading since you're already so invested
Keep reading as long it's good
After a certain point, just stop and wait for it to finish then read the entire thing at once
Just give up reading after a certain point
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D.Gray Man Returning after a 2 year hiatus
(14 posts, 1973 views) Posted: 45d 15h, 40m ago by Baniita in D-Grayman
NO ONE said that she was returning any time soon.

PLEASE stop spreading false rumours and false hope.

From what it looks like, it looks like she has been working on these chapters for a while. Do you have any idea how long it'd take to get to the point of g ...
New Poll - Pleasure Reading
(34 posts, 879 views) Posted: 53d 16h, 21m ago by Baniita in News
I tried reading The Fault in Our Stars. Really, I tried. I couldn't do it. Not even the audio book.
I just can't get into it. Not without thinking "gee, I could be spending this time doing so many better things."

The only words-only things I read are light no ...
New Poll - Ad-blocker
(37 posts, 1498 views) Posted: 79d 4h, 48m ago by Baniita in News
Should have included "yes, but some sites are white-listed". ...
New Poll - Sexism
(159 posts, 8200 views) Posted: 87d 16h, 53m ago by Baniita in News
That's the thing. Heteronormativity and traditional gender roles are so deeply ingrained into Japanese culture that it's depressing. < _> Well, if they manage to breed at all, what with their lifestyles and men living at the office and com ...
New Poll - Sexism
(159 posts, 8200 views) Posted: 87d 17h, 14m ago by Baniita in News
Lol it was obvious people were going to whine about the SJW. :I People, it's not social justice itself that's the annoying problem. Annoying people just happen to be prevalent everywhere, and often in neo-social justice. Sure, there are a lot of shitheads ...
New Poll - Sexism
(159 posts, 8200 views) Posted: 92d 13h, 54m ago by Baniita in News
"Falling in love with their rapist"--welp. I can't say much about this, because it happens way too much in yaoi manga, and I can't say I haven't seen it done well, because I think Koisuru Boukun and Sakura Gari and a few others are gr ...
New Poll - Paid Manga
(50 posts, 1962 views) Posted: 114d 22h, 20m ago by Baniita in News
Last time I counted, I believe I owned about 260+ volumes of English-translated manga, and 28 Japanese tankoubon. ...Ironically, the doujinshi I have probably add up to cost more. Lots and lots.

I've reached around 3000 volumes read though (about 2200 of tho ...
Magazine Big 3
(3 posts, 643 views) Posted: 136d 11h, 54m ago by Baniita in Shounen/Seinen
Just AKB49 for me, really... Koe no Katachi should've just stayed a one-shot. It got boring. Nanatsu no Taizai has gotten really downhill; the plot's a mess and the writing is no good. UQ Holder seemed good from the first few chapters and then it got rea ...
7th Garden looks amazing...
(4 posts, 476 views) Posted: 137d 7h, 1m ago by Baniita in 7th Garden
I wanna read that... = w= ...
7th Garden looks amazing...
(4 posts, 476 views) Posted: 137d 13h, 21m ago by Baniita in 7th Garden
I was in a convenience store yesterday and SQ had the first chapter (I think?) of 7th Garden. The art was gorgeous. O _O Is any group picking it up?

I can't read much Japanese yet (still studying). If anyone else read it, was it good? What was it about? ...
Black Butler end of the first season
(5 posts, 334 views) Posted: 138d 8h, 57m ago by Baniita in Kuroshitsuji
They do explain it in the second season. Just watch.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Just as Sebas was about to consume Ciel's soul, Claude took it. I forget the details. It didn't start over.

Book of Circus was the one to rewind back to right after the cooking ...
Does a site like this exist yet?
(1 posts, 338 views) Posted: 138d 9h, 6m ago by Baniita in Manga General
Unless there's a site like this already, but I'm wondering why this doesn't exist (to my knowledge):

A manga release aggregation site like Manga Updates, but since this place isn't allowed to host scanlation group site links anymore (to my ...
Mangatraders now 100% down, any new info?
(71 posts, 76625 views) Posted: 138d 10h, 24m ago by Baniita in Chatter Box
My sentiments exactly. u _u Everything you just said.
I wonder if the you-know-what LJ community will start back up a little...

<snesker> and there's the 6000 mt-exclusive fujoshit titles

Wow, DIE. = _=

Ugh. Who the hell is that guy? He's rude, too ...
New Poll - Background Art
(13 posts, 523 views) Posted: 156d 13h, 49m ago by Baniita in News
As long as they're not like the backgrounds in Bleach.

By backgrounds in Bleach, I mean white space.

...same with the attacks, really. ...
New Poll - Most Read Demographic
(93 posts, 4130 views) Posted: 247d 6h, 42m ago by Baniita in News
The problem is the lack of good authors for GL. Girl Friends remains really the only GL I actually really like. Morinaga Milk is a goddess (god? idk). Though I have been noticing more GL with actual subtance though; yay! Collectors and Octave!
And girl-girl relationshi ...
New Poll - Most Read Demographic
(93 posts, 4130 views) Posted: 247d 6h, 45m ago by Baniita in News
I wanted to vote "BL", but it wasn't an option. :T (And no, yaoi and BL are NOT synonymous. So I went with shounen-ai, even though that term is incorrect and outdated.
Hahaha wow--the numbers for yaoi are impressive, though.

I read every demog ...
Beelzebub is ending? Or is it getting axed?
(6 posts, 3801 views) Posted: 323d 17h, 6m ago by Baniita in Beelzebub
I love Beelzebub, but it's been terrible as of the later arcs. :< ...
How to find more manga (guide)
(43 posts, 19206 views) Posted: 433d 16h, 21m ago by Baniita in Manga General
Ehe, I guess this is something you can only do if you're in Japan or have access to a Japanese bookstore overseas, but I like to take a pencil and paper to Book-Off, K-Books, or manga cafes. I write down the titles that catch my interest, and look it up to read ...
How much work do redrawers/cleaners do?
(13 posts, 2773 views) Posted: 433d 16h, 38m ago by Baniita in Manga General
Aaah, I see. So this "Topaz" plug-ins explains a lot. I'll have to look into it.

The kanzenban sound like they'd take even longer to release than the tankoubon, and those are only for the very popular series, anyway, right? The SJ in N. America ...
Post a genre that you hate, and let others try to change your mind
(195 posts, 19037 views) Posted: 435d 16h, 32m ago by Baniita in Manga General
Sports manga (for guys), pointless and shallow ecchi manga (I read het hentai just fine though, for some reason--maybe because I know it's supposed to be shallow?), and retro manga.

Seriously, Slam Dunk was cheesy as hell. I never actually picked up GTO ...
Top 5 Mangaka
(166 posts, 28074 views) Posted: 435d 17h, 1m ago by Baniita in Manga General
Hoshino Katsura, who goes on hiatus every three months, releases a short chapter, repeat process a few times, and then takes a year hiatus, repeat. Goes off to design for Valvrave (possibly one of the most retarded anime I've forced myself to watch), h ...
NYCC 2013 Manga License Round-Up
(4 posts, 432 views) Posted: 435d 17h, 10m ago by Baniita in Manga General
Wow, UQ Holder is only in single-digit chapters, isn't it? Already.

Well, Negima was really good... UQ Holder's protagonist is totally lame, though. :T

Yaaay! Nanatsu got serialized! Of course it did. That shit is great.

Ah, I really like the mangaka of Kuro Bar ...
Manga Reborn: The future of manga scanlation?
(10 posts, 1194 views) Posted: 435d 17h, 18m ago by Baniita in Manga General
Ooh, sounds like a great concept. But just that, and doesn't sound feasible. The good stuff are all owned by grubby, stingy companies. Sharing culture in Japan is different.

Also, I'm not interested in retro manga at all. :C I tried Jojo several times, and I ju ...
How much work do redrawers/cleaners do?
(13 posts, 2773 views) Posted: 435d 17h, 41m ago by Baniita in Manga General
So I live in Japan now, and I went into a convenience store to take a look at last week's Jump, and the printing quality is absolutely horrible--no wonder it's only 250 yen. The blacks are grey, and aren't solids at all, the printing paper are hideous sh ...
good untranslated manga
(12 posts, 1044 views) Posted: 448d 22h, 16m ago by Baniita in I'm Looking For...
Ah, I second Bambino Secondo.

Kami no Shizuku is very good (it's an A+ seinen sommelier manga), but Vertical dropped it after the 5th bundle volume. The art is fantastic, it's informational, and interesting.

Life was licensed by Tokyopop, but since they c ...

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