|New Poll - When Start Reading?
(15 posts, 507 views) Posted: 34d 19h, 41m ago by KaoriNite in News
I started after graduating college. Had a bunch of free time on my hands since I had a hard time finding a job. ...
|New Poll - Manga for How Long?
(22 posts, 833 views) Posted: 41d 7h, 14m ago by KaoriNite in News
Around 7 or 8 years. I had been into anime on and off since childhood, but it wasn't until I was about 20 or 21 that I started reading manga. I guess that's fairly late compared to most people on this site. ...
|New Poll - Choosing a Series
(21 posts, 880 views) Posted: 62d 13h, 38m ago by KaoriNite in News
I typically stick to completed series, so the first thing I do is scan the releases page for series that have just ended. Having the series be completed is generally the most important factor for me because a lot of manga end up going unfinished. After that, I choose b ...
|New Poll - Goals
(16 posts, 754 views) Posted: 90d 18h, 9m ago by KaoriNite in News
My goal is just to be satisfied with my life. I don't know what specifically will lead me there, though. ...
|New Poll - Deal Breaker
(27 posts, 1697 views) Posted: 96d 19h, 48m ago by KaoriNite in News
Quote from MangaGhost
Its mostly how a topic is handled. Most topics if handled seriously it doesn't bother me. On the other hand, let's say its something like rape and the manga author is obviously using it like fan service that ticks me off and I'm ...
|Combine "Adult" and "Mature" into a single genre
(20 posts, 1143 views) Posted: 117d 18h, 59m ago by KaoriNite in Suggestions & Bugs
I think for regular readers of these genres, the distinctions are clear. As residentgrigo wrote, if we compare these to movie ratings, mature would be R-rated and adult would be NC-17. And as hahhah42 mentioned, smut is a manga with some sexual content that is ...
|New Poll - Eating Apples
(15 posts, 1008 views) Posted: 125d 20h, 51m ago by KaoriNite in News
Yay my random poll was chosen! I wanted to ask because I never peel apples and had never heard of anyone peeling apples until I read manga. The only reason I would peel an apple is to cook it, like when making apple pie or something. Besides, isn't the pe ...
|New Poll - Wake-Up
(15 posts, 1086 views) Posted: 132d 18h, 40m ago by KaoriNite in News
Right now, I go to bed between 10pm and 11pm and usually wake up between 6am-9am. Though sometimes I suffer from insomnia. On those nights, I'll wake up between 3am-5am and won't be able to fall back asleep. ...
|New Poll - Hidden Hobby?
(15 posts, 1160 views) Posted: 139d 20h, 39m ago by KaoriNite in News
I don't hide it, but I don't go out of my way to talk about it. But when I talk about it, I do hide that I'm into yaoi. ...
|New Poll - Long Series
(16 posts, 1255 views) Posted: 153d 8h, 44m ago by KaoriNite in News
Well I think the longest series I've read is Red River and that had 28 volumes. Being a shoujo and yaoi fan I don't get the opportunity to read a lot of long series. But I kind of feel that there's no such thing as too long. What matters is keeping up th ...
|Site Manga Poll Suggestions
(2362 posts, 657473 views) Posted: 156d 6h, 18m ago by KaoriNite in Manga General
Do you peel apples before eating them?
- Yes, always
- Yes, sometimes
- No, never
- I don't eat apples
This is a bit random but I often come across scenes in manga where the characters peel an apple before eating it. I don't know anyone who peels an ...
|New Poll - Good, bad, and the Ugly
(40 posts, 2735 views) Posted: 159d 20h, 52m ago by KaoriNite in News
Well I can't read something with a bad beginning because I'd drop the series immediately. There's no guarantee it'd get better, and I wouldn't want to continue when the story was poorly planned from the beginning. And a bad endin ...
|Site Manga Poll Suggestions
(2362 posts, 657473 views) Posted: 166d 18h, 43m ago by KaoriNite in Manga General
We've done ones similar to this, but not sure if we've had this exact one before:
Usually when a story is adapted to a different medium, such as a manga being made into an anime or anime into a live-action, we can expect the story to be changed in so ...
|New Poll - Doujinshi
(10 posts, 940 views) Posted: 174d 5h, 2m ago by KaoriNite in News
Seldom. Like someone else mentioned, djs are for shippers, which I am not. I always come across the yaoi djs, where they take straight characters and make them into gay lovers. Now I love yaoi, but I don't like seeing my favorite characters changed. Whe ...
|When did you join MangaUpdates? What's your first completed Manga according to your list?
(20 posts, 1021 views) Posted: 184d 9h, 13m ago by KaoriNite in Chatter Box
I joined 6 years ago. I was using this site for a while before that though. I think for about a year. Anyways, I first used the site to find new manga to read but eventually realized I needed to keep a list of the manga I was reading. So I thought about it for a couple month ...
(130 posts, 12144 views) Posted: 188d 7h, 8m ago by KaoriNite in Chatter Box
I got a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in religious studies. Lately I've been considering going back to school as I'm in the midst of a career change. ...
|New Poll - Sports
(34 posts, 2348 views) Posted: 195d 17h, 20m ago by KaoriNite in News
I've read a couple of romance manga that were about archery and enjoyed them. But it's really hard to choose one when there are so many options. I don't even really like sports, but a good manga could make any sport interesting. But for m ...
|New Poll - How Fast Do You Read?
(21 posts, 1739 views) Posted: 216d 19h, 1m ago by KaoriNite in News
If I'm not busy, a few hours. I like to find completed series and read them all at once. I have a pretty poor memory, so sometimes I'll start a story at night, and when I go back to finish it the next day I've already forgotten what was happening. It' ...
|New Poll - Chicken or the Egg?
(24 posts, 2279 views) Posted: 223d 20h, 51m ago by KaoriNite in News
The Sailor Moon anime. I first saw it when I was about 6 years old. Of course I didn't know it was anime then. I also the watched Dragon Ball Z when I was around this age. Some years later, Cartoon Network started their Toonami programming and brought b ...
|New Poll - Anime/Manga Club
(16 posts, 1587 views) Posted: 234d 13h, 52m ago by KaoriNite in News
My high school didn't have one, but my college did. I didn't join it. Although I watched a few series growing up, I didn't really get into anime until my senior year of college. And by the time I was a senior, I was over joining clubs. ...
|New Poll - Conventions
(17 posts, 1759 views) Posted: 272d 7h, 3m ago by KaoriNite in News
Quote from calstine
I have no interest in what the mangaka, voice actors, or what-have-you are like as long as their work itself is good, don't consume doujinshi or other fanworks, don't care about getting signatures or buying collectibles, never was i ...
|New Poll - Other Settings
(14 posts, 1206 views) Posted: 279d 18h, 48m ago by KaoriNite in News
For me, I don't have a particular setting that I prefer to read. But I just wish that whatever setting the author chooses, they do their research and depict the setting accurately. There are plenty of times I've read a manga where the setting was outside ...
|New Poll - Chinese Names in Japanese Manga
(20 posts, 2333 views) Posted: 286d 6h, 20m ago by KaoriNite in News
My question would be how many translators would know the proper Chinese translation? And how much effort would it take to find out the correct Chinese pronunciation and how to reflect pronunciation in English?
Also, for me since I don't know Chinese it r ...
|New Poll - Lunar New Year
(15 posts, 1827 views) Posted: 293d 6h, 20m ago by KaoriNite in News
Japan doesn't celebrate Lunar New Year. Chinese or Korean communities in Japan celebrate it, but the general Japanese population doesn't. According to https://history.stackexchange.com/questions/20648/why-todays- japan-celebrates-wester ...
|How did you get you get into anime/manga?
(177 posts, 22964 views) Posted: 296d 5h, 3m ago by KaoriNite in Manga General
As a young kid, I watched Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z. At the time I didn't know that they were Japanese. When I was in middle school, I found out they were anime when they started re-airing on Toonami. I occasionally watched anime on Toonami through ...