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What sexist trope in manga bothers you the most?
Patronizing "but you're a girl!" statement
Objectification
Falling in love with their rapist
"All women are..."
Sexual assault/rape portrayed as a joke
Harassment is okay because she's "playing hard to get"
Damsel in distress
Girl solely exists to be a love interest
Jealous, vain, and/or cruel fangirls
Madonna/whore dichotomy
What? Sexism still exists?
 
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lambchopsil
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2:46 pm, May 19 2012
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This week's poll comes from our member AceBunneh. Imagine that your life was a manga series. What role would you play in it? I'm curious who wouldn't be the main character...

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related):
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Opinion on love triangles
Choices:
How about more than just 3 sides? - votes: 2831 (19.9%)
Love them! - votes: 2684 (18.8%)
Hate them - votes: 4032 (28.3%)
Don't care - votes: 4091 (28.7%)
Ewww, no romance at all - votes: 601 (4.2%)
There were 14239 total votes.
The poll ended: May 19th 2012

So much hate... I guess that's what happens with the tried and true? Or maybe it's just too much "tried" and not enough "true"

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2:54 pm, May 19 2012
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Antagonist seems like it would be the most fun. A successful antagonist would be better. I would probably be a cunning, manipulative one that thought of life as a game. But i would be joking even til my dying breath and point out the stupid things the protagonist does. Id rather not die though. laugh

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2:56 pm, May 19 2012
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I'd have to be the main character. I mean, come on.

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3:04 pm, May 19 2012
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New poll reminds me of Medaka Box biggrin

TaoPaiPai
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3:17 pm, May 19 2012
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Antagonist

someone kind of have to be the badguy to make it a great story

and i could just let my hate flow lol
kill everyone i want
do exactly as i want

i kind of have to be taken down in the end
lets hope its a shounen and that the protagonist thinks its gonna be ok after they just beat me
[not even prison...i just killed 400 000 000 million ppl but now i see the light]


after my wounds heal
im gonna be right back exterminating the human race.

sarah-eats-cupcakes
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3:27 pm, May 19 2012
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what a weird poll....
hmm...
lets see...
this is kinda tough
i'd prefer love interest i guess...because love interests are always glorified in manga and hey noone said i'd actually have to end up with the main character bigrazz

TheGirlWhoDidThat
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3:46 pm, May 19 2012
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Main character obviously. Unless it was something like tragedy where all my friends would die, in which case I would just rather be the narrator.

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3:51 pm, May 19 2012
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It makes me wonder what kind of stories you guys read sometimes. Protagonists don't have to be good guys... or even the traditional figure one normally finds as the main character.

In Wolfsmund, the side characters are the main focus, whether they are "good" or "evil".
God's Child is a right old bastard but the protagonist none-the-less.
Oyasumi Punpun's MC is more of a side character.
Same with Seigi no Mikata.
And the hikikomori in Watching TV All the Time Makes You Stupid is more of a side character, but she is the protagonist of the series.

It's all about perspective. You can be in any series with any ending. Well, it all depends on what part of your life is being "translated" into a series, 'cause all series are really gonna end the same. In a fluffly series, you could be the protag, but in a dark, depressing, gritty, noir series... you are the fodder (minor character) for the Protagonist/Antagonist.

Have fun thinking that last sentence over again.

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kaloo
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3:55 pm, May 19 2012
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Terrible things happen to Protagonists, their Best friends, their Love Interests and the Bad Guy. Supporting, Minor, and Narrator are much safer.

marshy03
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3:56 pm, May 19 2012
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Antagonist i guess. seems more interesting than being the main protagonist.

aiceedeebee
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3:57 pm, May 19 2012
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ah... I want to be one of the supporting characters xD Weird, eh? I just find most of those characters really funny biggrin

MewMan
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4:16 pm, May 19 2012
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...narrator?
stalking and giving over the top comments sound fun XD

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Tenshinchigi
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4:21 pm, May 19 2012
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I'd want to be a minor character, I mean, have you ever seen a main character this isn't busy? How can I spend all day reading manga and watching TV if I'm being hunted down by demons, saving the world, being harassed by a harem of women, studying for tests, dumped in an alternate reality, and the world is ending.

seriously, screw you people, I just want to see The Avengers.

yuno19
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4:34 pm, May 19 2012
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AHAHAHAHAHAHA

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4:39 pm, May 19 2012
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Protagonist, but only because it looks like something different happens everyday (most of the time. Lets forget about the tragedy and horror manga too XD). I think it'd be interesting. I lead a very boring, bog standard life, so yeah I think being a protagonist would be...well certainly busy XD

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