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lambchopsil
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This week's poll is from FormX, who apparently took it from EveTaku... But in any case, of the choices given, which would you rather see the main character of a romance series pursue? Not an exhaustive list and some of the choices sort of overlap, but oh well. Just for fun!

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: How much time per week do you spend on manga and anime related activities (reading, watching, discussing, cosplay, fan fics, drawing, conventions, etc)?
Choices:
Less than 2 hours - votes: 904 (7.9%)
2-5 hours - votes: 1936 (16.9%)
5-10 hours - votes: 1939 (16.9%)
10-20 hours - votes: 2140 (18.7%)
20-30 hours - votes: 1435 (12.5%)
30-40 hours - votes: 899 (7.9%)
40+ hours - votes: 2188 (19.1%)
There were 11441 total votes.
The poll ended: January 18th 2014

Maybe I should have split the upper tier even more. My initial reasoning was because 40 hours is the typical work week for many people. I guess you would spend more time with a hobby than a job. Or perhaps all those people don't have jobs or are students...

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Could there be a forbidden love interest? (or something along those lines) If not I'll go vote for Someone a lot older.

Oh great it was added.

I love the MC pursuing a forbidden love interest. A family member's lover, a teacher, family member, kidnapper, someone who already is dating someone, etc. That would be my top preference.
hmmm I see teacher and student have been added, but I would still enjoy MC pursuing someone already in a relationship.

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I chose forbidden love interest(incest), isn’t it the same as little/elder sibling??

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Haha nice poll! TBH, I like all of these equally well (except for the animal one and the inanimate object one...), but picked the childhood friend, because that kind of relationship could get very complex and interesting, but also have a more realistic possibility of a happy ending (compared to forbidden relationships etc.).

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I think they meant other kinds of forbidden relationships (like Romeo and Juliet type ones).

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Doesn't have to be.
Same sex romances are often called "forbidden" as well. ;p

In most cases, I'd prefer to see the heroine chase some girl, rather than some boring guy.
Other than that... I don't know? Someone who fits the character or at least makes an interesting story.
That's why I've given up on school life shoujo, since new or creative dynamics seldom happen.

To be perfectly honest, I'd like to see the character do other things beside pursuing romantic interests.

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Since I love romance, that was a really hard choice for me. dead I love all of them, childhood friend, a lot older/a lot younger, teacher and student, same age, forbidden love... it is haaaaard!!

I voted "childhood friend", because since I like cute mangas, a love story about long-term friends is always good to read (I love how awkward people are in the beginning of a relationship...) and also the idea of what people call "friendzone", I like how the main character tries to get the attention of another person that only see her/him as a friend.

But I think I like this one more because there are more mangas about it, I have a hard time finding good mangas with a lot older guy x younger girl (like Miman Renai) or forbidden love (like Emma), so I probably love childhood friend more because a lot of shoujos use that romance-line. biggrin

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Quote from Knightzomegaz
I chose forbidden love interest(incest), isn't it the same as little/elder sibling??
You know for some reason when I read those options I thought some other person's older/younger sibling, not the MC, lol.

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I think they meant other kinds of forbidden relationships (like Romeo and Juliet type ones).

Forbidden can extent to a lot of things, and when I suggested it as an option, my main thought was a relationship deemed bad to society. Which I guess could extent to what you were saying.


Like lambchopsil said some of the choices sort of overlap. Which is why leaving a comment to explain why you picked what helps. (ex. You could explain which forbidden you meant)





Sidenote- Nirhtuc double posting is not allowed.
If you want to reply to someone you could just use the quotes and have your reply after the quotes.
(works great when you want to reply to more than one person in a single posting).

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Childhood friend, somehow they are always my favorites.

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Wow, great poll this time. Can't really decide, I'm fine with anything that makes a good story. In a harem setting though, I usually prefer if the mc goes for the one he set his eyes on first. It's annoying to see if he can't make up his mind.

Would vote for childhood friend, if I was looking for sweet romance. What about ghosts or other supernatural beings (like in Tasogare Otome X Amnesia) ? Should've merged the supernatural stuff together.

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For me it was a hard decision to make, not because I root for all types, but because the love interest I root for is based on a different criteria. For me, the one I would like her to end up with is the least expected one, the one you just know won't be chosen in the end... And it depends from manga to manga fi this person is a childhood friend, an older stepbrother, a youger guy etc. I hope you get what I'm saying.
I voted for the childhood friend, because he is usually the one that ends up sufering (or finds a new love, best case scenario). But like I said above, this depends greatly on the manga itself, so my choice is more of a coincidence than a real opinion.
This aside, if I look at those types just as simple types, then I go with the Senpai. I love it when there is a not-too-big age gap between them.. you know, the guy is older, let's say 1-2-3 years older, but the relationship is still believable. I never quite understood why a 30-year old guy (male, company director or whatever else) who is NOT a pedophile would go for a 16-year old high school girl... oh well.
So my real vote goes for the senpai. smile biggrin bigrazz

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Double posting is fine in the News forum since the threaded view relies on if you're quoting or replying to other posts.

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For me it differs in every case depending on the personality of the character. Mostly I'd go for the guy who isn't a complete jerk. laugh
In this case I voted alien simply because that is something I haven't seen before. smile

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In this case I voted alien simply because that is something I haven't seen before. smile

Yome ga Kore na Monde. wink

As for me there was no choice I could give 100% of my vote because I have seen various good and bad outcomes... I voted for same age, because the whole
teacher (how about no? it is a TEACHER! hands off either way!),
sibling (it's family! even though he/she is your adopted, half-sibling-half-cousin-hybrid that has no relation to you at all in the end what makes it somehow ok to date him/her),
love-at-first-sight stuff (that really isn't a reason, perhaps attraction-at-first-sight but not love...)
and that useless differentiation between senpai and kouhai (why would a person be x-times cooler just because he/she is one or two classes above? or y-times cuter just because he/she is one or two below?)
makes me kind of aggressive...
childhood friends are okay too but there are also the annoying types... And it was done way too often...

I would have voted either for the "down-to-earth" type or the "funny/crazy-supernatural-ability" type

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