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Do you judge a manga by its cover?

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Well do ya?
All the time
Sometimes
Only if it looks really cool/horrible
I read descriptions
You can't judge a manga by its cover, must be read a bit first
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4:27 am, Oct 26 2008
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I always pick up a new manga by its cover and look through it (to see if the art inside is good) and if it is, I read the discription x] Though I did get King of Thorn from its cover roll eyes

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While I don't buy a manga unless I can tolerate the art, I would not buy a manga solely for the art on it's cover.

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2:49 pm, Oct 27 2008
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I voted "All the time." A really nice cover always gets an automatic +1 from me, while a dull/ugly cover gets a -1. If you've put some effort into creating the manga, why not put some more effort into effective marketing?

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5:08 am, Oct 29 2008
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Has anyone ever seen a manga where the skill of the art on the cover isn't indicative of the skill used inside the manga?

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Quote from xShatteredSoulx
While I don't buy a manga unless I can tolerate the art, I would not buy a manga solely for the art on it's cover.

My thoughts exactly.


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Quote from xShatteredSoulx
Has anyone ever seen a manga where the skill of the art on the cover isn't indicative of the skill used inside the manga?

Yeah, I hate when that happens.
It's like they scammed you! mad

But then I read nonetheless, since it had an interesting description.

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2:34 pm, Oct 29 2008
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well I read the descriptions but if the art really is horrible then I don't even bother.

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2:19 am, Nov 7 2008
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hmm i used to skim thrpough descriptions but i realized i was missing out on sooooo many good mangas!!! so now i read descriptions and take the cover art with a grain of salt. Some of the series i thought i would hate i ended up loving. And even if its sounds like a So-so manga i read it anyways sometimes descriptions can be misleading!

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2:32 am, Nov 7 2008
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I don't like to judge a manga by its cover, I like to read description and also I like to read a bit, It's only take ten or twenty minutes, so I won't die for do it....

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2:35 am, Nov 7 2008
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sadly yes cause i wana know how the art work is but if the ratings and summary are great then ill give it a try smile

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7:21 am, Nov 8 2008
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I might pick it up to see what the series is about depending on the cover, so I do judge it by its cover sometimes.

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10:04 am, Nov 8 2008
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well you see the cover before you decide to read the synopsis.. if the cover art isn't that interesting, I won't bother reading anything..

Unless I heard a good review, or the name was catchy...

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2:42 am, Nov 9 2008
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unfortunately in my country it's impossible to find out in stores some manga that you haven't already known... most of them I've actually already read, so I buy them just to check the translation and to have a good-looking tankobon on my shelf cool
I've picked up to read almost all manga after recommendations on various forums and reading descriptions for example on "mangaupdates"

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3:05 am, Nov 9 2008
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Well... if it doesn't have a synopsis, then I do, but if it does, then I read it. The cover does help though because you can tell how they draw.

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Post #226198 - Reply to (#226007) by deviln3
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Quote from deviln3
Unless I heard a good review, or the name was catchy...


Haha, sometimes, if the title sounds stupid, I won't even click it to see the cover or read the review. laugh I'm a horrible person.

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