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Welcome to Baka-Updates - Manga Division

Manga is basically the Japanese equivalent of what you might know as comic books. They have a very unique style which has developed over many years. We hope here you can learn to appreciate the art that is manga and become an avid manga fan!

New Poll - Performing Arts
This week's poll was suggested by docdesanta. What's your favorite type of performing art to experience?

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What's the longest you've read the same series?
Choices:
<1 year - votes: 145 (6.6%)
1-2 years - votes: 202 (9.2%)
3-5 years - votes: 432 (19.8%)
6-8 years - votes: 348 (15.9%)
10-15 years - votes: 511 (23.4%)
16-20 years - votes: 235 (10.8%)
20+ years - votes: 312 (14.3%)
There were 2185 total votes.
The poll ended: June 15th, 2024 10:35am PDT

We got some old people here...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 15th 10:40am
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New Poll - Long Series
This week's poll was inspired by lollylopmr. How long have you been reading those long series like One Piece of Detective Conan?

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Which is your favorite Powerpuff Girl?
Choices:
Blossom - votes: 488 (20.1%)
Bubbles - votes: 597 (24.6%)
Buttercup - votes: 673 (27.8%)
I never watched this show - votes: 667 (27.5%)
There were 2425 total votes.
The poll ended: June 8th, 2024 2:53pm PDT

Oh wow, more people like Buttercup than haven't watched the series. Wasn't expecting that
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 8th 3:10pm
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New Poll - Powerpuff Girls
This week's poll was suggested by starrymisty. Which is your favorite Powerpuff Girl? I'm deliberately leaving out Bliss and Bunny. If you don't have a favorite, vote for the last option

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Would you wait for the high quality scanlation that takes weeks, or would you prefer the low quality scanlation that comes out instantly?
Choices:
Slow, high quality release - votes: 1766 (78.7%)
Fast, low quality release - votes: 477 (21.3%)
There were 2243 total votes.
The poll ended: June 1st, 2024 9:37am PDT

Oh wow, the slower, high quality release won this time. Maybe with the increase in bad quality, you guys are finally not liking it as much?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 1st 9:42am
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New Poll - Scanlation Quality
This week's poll was suggested by Afiaki. It's the age of question of speed vs. quality. I believe most of the past times we've done similar polls it was speed that won. You guys just want the content

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How many chapters are you willing to give a story with a bad start before you drop it?
Choices:
1 - votes: 162 (5.8%)
2 - votes: 193 (6.9%)
3 - votes: 426 (15.2%)
4-5 - votes: 645 (23%)
6-10 - votes: 613 (21.9%)
11-20 - votes: 450 (16.1%)
I'll still finish the series regardless - votes: 312 (11.1%)
There were 2801 total votes.
The poll ended: May 25th, 2024 6:47am PDT

At least you guys give it a chance
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 25th 6:53am
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New Poll - Bad Start
This week's poll was suggested by LazyReviewer. How willing are you to give a chance to a series that starts off badly? Are there any gems that start badly but end up great?

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How do you keep track of the manga you read?
Choices:
MangaUpdates - votes: 1086 (47.8%)
Other manga database site - votes: 302 (13.3%)
A personal file, spreadsheet, or database - votes: 209 (9.2%)
Web browser bookmarks - votes: 105 (4.6%)
Handwritten on paper, etc. - votes: 27 (1.2%)
Through the website I read manga - votes: 270 (11.9%)
Other method - votes: 82 (3.6%)
I don't keep track of manga I read - votes: 191 (8.4%)
There were 2272 total votes.
The poll ended: May 18th, 2024 9:59am PDT

Of course there's bias. As long as Tachiyomi (or its spin-offs) doesn't have a bug in their code that crashes our site again
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 18th 10:03am
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New Poll - Tracking Manga
This week's poll was suggested by lollylopmr. How do you keep track of the manga you're currently reading or have read before?

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What do you do with your paper calendars after the year has ended?
Choices:
Throw it away - votes: 533 (24.2%)
Repurpose it (e.g., scrap paper) - votes: 313 (14.2%)
Keep it as-is - votes: 317 (14.4%)
I don't use paper calendars - votes: 1038 (47.2%)
There were 2201 total votes.
The poll ended: May 11th, 2024 2:35pm PDT

I use Google Calendar for personal stuff, and my work uses Outlook
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 11th 3:46pm
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New Poll - Paper Calendars
This week's odd poll was suggested by 8-3. Apparently some people like to keep their old calendars as keepsakes? What do you do with yours? I personally don't use a paper calendar anymore, and I've thrown away all my old ones.

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What is the most striking aspect of great character art?
Choices:
Clothing - votes: 234 (11.3%)
Accessories - votes: 52 (2.5%)
Body / Figure - votes: 241 (11.6%)
Eyes, face, or hair - votes: 908 (43.8%)
Art line work - votes: 524 (25.3%)
Colors - votes: 112 (5.4%)
There were 2071 total votes.
The poll ended: May 4th, 2024 10:45am PDT

Face is also where we focus for the uncanny valley
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 4th 10:58am
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New Poll - Character Art
This week's poll was suggested by Afiaki. What aspect of a character's art do you pay the most attention to? What are some iconic characters whose art is very striking?

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What type of character would you want to be if you were isekaied into a series?
Choices:
Protagonist - votes: 569 (24.5%)
Antagonist - votes: 288 (12.4%)
Side character - votes: 577 (24.8%)
Background character (i.e., not involved in the main plot at all) - votes: 893 (38.4%)
There were 2327 total votes.
The poll ended: April 27th, 2024 8:29am PDT

Probably safer if you're not part of the main plot
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 27th 8:36am
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New Poll - Isekai Character
This week's poll was suggested by lollylopmr. If you were in a isekai series, what kind of character would you be?

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What is the best way to translate a dialect or accent of the original language that is not the norm (e.g., Kansai-ben)?
Choices:
Different country's English accent (e.g., Irish or Australian) - votes: 187 (9.5%)
Different American regional accent (e.g., Southern) - votes: 240 (12.2%)
Have the character use different slang (e.g., 'pops' instead of 'dad'😉 - votes: 373 (19%)
Minor speech pattern differences (e.g., dropping the 'g' in '-ing' words) - votes: 524 (26.6%)
No difference in translation but have a translation note - votes: 366 (18.6%)
I don't care - votes: 278 (14.1%)
There were 1968 total votes.
The poll ended: April 20th, 2024 11:30am PDT

Hey, I'm walkin' here
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 20th 11:49am
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New Poll - Translating Dialects
This week's poll was suggested by gomichandesu. We did a similar poll about 6 years ago, but this one has more detailed options. Last time, it was about a 50/50 split between translating it into a different accent vs. just using a translation note.

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Which platform do you currently most often play video games on?
Choices:
VR (any method) - votes: 46 (1.7%)
PC (desktop) - votes: 1118 (40.3%)
PC (laptop) - votes: 447 (16.1%)
Handheld computer (Steam Deck, Razer Edge, etc) - votes: 48 (1.7%)
Mac / Linux - votes: 54 (1.9%)
PlayStation - votes: 199 (7.2%)
Xbox - votes: 47 (1.7%)
Nintendo - votes: 233 (8.4%)
Phone - votes: 318 (11.5%)
I don't play video games - votes: 246 (8.9%)
Other platform - votes: 19 (0.7%)
There were 2775 total votes.
The poll ended: April 13th, 2024 10:39am PDT

I'm surprised there aren't more pure console gamers. Yay for Nintendo though
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 13th 10:53am
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