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New Poll - Best Josei

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Post #533653
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8:39 pm, Sep 19 2009
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Urgh, MS over Paradise Kiss? Midnight Secretary, like someone mentioned, is a walking cliche with no real conflict within the story. It was good for about 2 volumes. Everything else after that was formulaic shoujo, and a mediocre one at that! Nodame is over-rated in my opinion, I've read over 12 volumes and find most of it to be filler. Paradise Kiss by and far!

Post #533654
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8:44 pm, Sep 19 2009
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I've actually tried out all of the (top 5) manga choices so I can say that this is a tough poll.
many people have actually not read ALL the josei's on the list so the results may not be totally accurate of the majority's tastes.
I'm just sad that some of my favorite mangas of all time are coming in last
kimi wa pet and Parakiss are not doing so well T_T
I did like Midnight Secretary but I personally don't think it can compare to the other joseis that are on the list and the runner ups...

Post #533655 - Reply to (#533653) by PansyWansyLinsy
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8:50 pm, Sep 19 2009
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Midnight Secretary was entertaining when you're just bored---it's doesn't leave a deep impression after finishing the story unlike some of the other series out there.
I think its the first time I found someone who didn't love Nodame to death. I've also felt that some parts were just filler so I eventually dropped the series...maybe i'll pick it up again when it ends

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9:30 pm, Sep 19 2009
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About the josei finalists and candidates: urgh, I'd swap H&C with Midnight Secretary. MS has some good moments and decent art most of the time, but... even among guilty pleasure readings in smut-sauce there's much better (namely Chou Yo Hana Yo. Smexy crack *_* with even Gundam references added to the mix ...)
As things are now instead... I'll happily vote for Nodame <3 . Go Megumi&Chiaki go!
Seinen poll:
CLAMP power @_@ . Well, at least among the top 5 seinen there's Mushishi <3 : love the concept, love the mood and evocative art.
Not a big fan of Berserk after the Golden Age+Lost Children arcs ended.
Vagabond... the art and effort are praise-worthy, but the actual content and pacing are not my cup of tea.
Yotsubato: it's on my reading list since forever... must actually try it sooner or later ^^;
I was hoping Historie and Emma could make it up there too, pity :/ .

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9:50 pm, Sep 19 2009
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I haven't read any of the things on the best seinen or best josei polls.

Post #533658 - Reply to (#533647) by StarlightDreams
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all hail schneizel

9:58 pm, Sep 19 2009
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No, the majority doesn't. Just because someone reads manga doesn't mean they read every group. Not everyone reads Shoujo, not everyone reads Shounen, not everyone reads Josei, and not everyone reads Seinen. By your logic all these polls are biased against them. I for one tend to stay away from Shoujo in particular. Does that make the Shoujo poll biased against me, and others like me that don't read Shoujo? No. Yaoi and Yuri are just as popular as the others. Just because you don't like them doesn't mean no one else can't, and it doesn't make things that are about them biased against you. Don't lump everyone in together with words like "everyone" and "majority" based on your beliefs. If being a moderator means you can decide whether or not certain polls occur, fine, but at least acknowledge it's for your own reasons and not everyone elses. "Because no everyone reads them" doesn't stand up logic wise.

Post #533659 - Reply to (#533655) by EscapingFate
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10:04 pm, Sep 19 2009
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Paradise Kiss and Usagi Drop FTW. I actually agree with what Pansy said about Nodame. I usually dislike long mangas, no fail. If one wants to be entertained, Yoshihara Yuki is the way to go instead of MS. Even some hentai are better.

Post #533660 - Reply to (#533658) by ayashe
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10:28 pm, Sep 19 2009
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Says the person who lumped all the previous statements together.

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Post #533661
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10:34 pm, Sep 19 2009
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I love Nodame, but I wouldn't bother spending my money on it.
I have bought all the volumes of Kimi wa Pet, though. (:

Post #533662 - Reply to (#533658) by ayashe
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10:54 pm, Sep 19 2009
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Did I say I didn't like them?
And that I don't want a poll about it because I don't like them?
No, I didn't. That's just you making your own assumptions. My beliefs? I know for a fact that most of the people who come to this website read one of those four major demographics. I didn't say that they read all of them. Get your facts straight before you start trying to argue. I'm only a forum moderator, I don't handle these things. I didn't say no one reads them either.
Don't start twisting my words to get your point across. That's my opinion as to WHY we aren't have those polls. If you want the actual reason why, go PM lambchopsil instead of replying to me about how you think I'm wrong, my logic is wrong, and my reasoning is wrong.

Good bye. I won't even bother to reply to you again.

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Post #533663
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1:23 am, Sep 20 2009
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There is one problem happens in both seinen and josei poll. The popular manga that can attract both boys and girls default win.
I don't expect a single a girl will vote for Berserk so it lost to xxxholic even though it manages to get nearly 30% vote from boys only
In josei case, Chiaki probably will help Nodame get enough vote from boys to win.
That fact make seinei and josei poll become worthless...

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Post #533664 - Reply to (#533663) by jackblack901
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1:28 am, Sep 20 2009
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there were some girls voting for Beserk....

And Nodame/Usagi drop both have male protags.
Also, not sure if it matters in the end anyway.

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Post #533665 - Reply to (#533664) by kawaiiairbender
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1:36 am, Sep 20 2009
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yeah Yotsubato! and Usagi Drop is kind of cute and innocent slice of life manga that everybody can enjoy, but somehow it cant help them stand out in the list.

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Post #533666 - Reply to (#533663) by jackblack901
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2:00 am, Sep 20 2009
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What planet do you come from? I'm quite sure alot of girls voted for Berserk.

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2:54 am, Sep 20 2009
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Ending the "Best" polls with Josei, huh? No love for the other major genres?

Just a bit too into bad things

(and part of the yaoi scanlation group
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