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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 - 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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New Poll - Video Game Platforms
This week's poll was suggested by yuri_shibuya. How do you normally play your video games? I'm primarily a PC gamer on my gaming desktop with lots of games via Steam. I do a little bit on the phone on the side. How about you?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What do you call the social media platform where you tweet?
Choices:
Twitter - votes: 2661 (93.9%)
X - votes: 174 (6.1%)
There were 2835 total votes.
The poll ended: April 6th, 2024 10:21am PDT

Elon Musk made a mistake with Twitter
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 6th 10:29am
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April Fools' Day Warning
In a few days is the infamous April Fools' Day (April 1st). At MU, we WILL NOT tolerate any fake/joke releases being reported/announced to us (on any day, not just April Fools). If we, by accident, allow a fake release to get through, please report the mistake to us (either via a Change Request form, through the forum, post a comment in this news post, send me a private message, or you can email me at lambchopsil@mangaupdates.com if you are not a registered member here).

Thank you for considering our request to remain as accurate as possible for our members.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 30th 6:28pm
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New Poll - X vs. Twitter
This week's poll was something I was thinking about today. Do you call it X or Twitter?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How do you normally dry your washed clothes?
Choices:
In-unit dryer - votes: 1032 (40.8%)
Communal dryer shared by the building - votes: 128 (5.1%)
At a laundromat - votes: 70 (2.8%)
Hang dry - votes: 1300 (51.4%)
There were 2530 total votes.
The poll ended: March 30th, 2024 9:01am PDT

I currently don't have an in-unit dryer, so I have to hang dry my clothes. My clothes feel hard after drying since my water isn't the softest
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 30th 2:08pm
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New Poll - Drying Your Clothes
This week's poll was suggested by Afiaki. How do you normally dry the majority of your clothes?

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

Question: Can you read Japanese, Chinese, or Korean proficiently?
Choices:
I can read all 3 - votes: 51 (1.7%)
Japanese and Chinese - votes: 56 (1.9%)
Japanese and Korean - votes: 30 (1%)
Chinese and Korean - votes: 6 (0.2%)
Japanese - votes: 341 (11.7%)
Chinese - votes: 147 (5%)
Korean - votes: 87 (3%)
None - votes: 2208 (75.5%)
There were 2926 total votes.
The poll ended: March 23rd, 2024 10:57am PDT

We're primarily a manga site, so I'm not surprised to see Japanese as the top
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 23rd 11:04am
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New Poll - Reading Language Proficiency
This week's poll was inspired by something Nyxsha suggested, but it's not quite what they had in mind. Can you read raw manga, manhua, or manhwa?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Have you ever attempted to draw characters in a manga, anime, or webtoon style?
Choices:
Yes, and I made my own comic - votes: 79 (3.6%)
Yes, and I sold my own art - votes: 51 (2.3%)
Yes, and I was good at it but never made money through it - votes: 313 (14.1%)
Yes, but I was terrible at it - votes: 870 (39.1%)
Never tried - votes: 912 (41%)
There were 2225 total votes.
The poll ended: March 16th, 2024 12:58pm PDT

Few of us our good. Maybe we should pay our artists more?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 16th 1:03pm
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New Poll - Drawing
This week we have another poll from lollylopmr. Have you ever drawn in the manga, anime, or webtoon style? How good are you? Any samples? Or are you like me and terrible at art?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Have you ever cosplayed?
Choices:
Yes, bought the costume and/or prop - votes: 478 (18.6%)
Yes, I made my costume and/or prop - votes: 217 (8.5%)
No, but I have been to an event where other people cosplayed - votes: 731 (28.5%)
No, and I have never seen anyone cosplay - votes: 610 (23.8%)
Does dressing up for Halloween count? - votes: 531 (20.7%)
There were 2567 total votes.
The poll ended: March 9th, 2024 10:15am PST

I'm really surprised that almost 1/4 of you have never seen anyone cosplay in real life
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 9th 10:19am
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New Poll - Cosplay
This week's poll was suggested by lollylopmr. We haven't done a cosplay poll since 2008, so why not do one now? And yes, dressing up for Halloween and cosplaying are considered different things usually

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you enjoy reading other literature aside from comics (manga, manhwa, manhua, Western, etc.)?
Choices:
Only comics. I like my words with pictures - votes: 485 (19.1%)
I only sometimes read novels - votes: 732 (28.9%)
I read lots of other literature - votes: 1102 (43.5%)
I actually mostly read non-comics - votes: 217 (8.6%)
There were 2536 total votes.
The poll ended: March 2nd, 2024 9:27am PST

I'm glad many of us read other things! Gotta broaden those horizons
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 2nd 9:31am
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New Poll - Reading Literature
This week's poll was suggested by Afiaki. We're a site that focuses on comics, but do you read other things?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: You discover that in 10 years a series of traumatic events will cause you to turn down the path of super villain (i.e., Hitler, Emperor Palpatine, Sosuke Aizen). What do you do?
Choices:
Nothing - votes: 920 (34.2%)
Try to stop the event from happening - votes: 1576 (58.6%)
Suicide before the event - votes: 193 (7.2%)
There were 2689 total votes.
The poll ended: February 24th, 2024 8:42am PST

The villains seldom see themselves as evil. They tend to feel justified in their actions to do the greater good.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 24th 8:49am
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New Poll - Future Villain
This week's fun poll was suggested by jacob66. Let's say that you discover a prophecy that you will become the next super villain due to some specific events that will happen. What do you do with this knowledge? Do you believe that the future can be changed with this knowledge? Do you even want to change the future?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How many words is too long for a title?
Choices:
2 - votes: 28 (1%)
3 - votes: 18 (0.6%)
4 - votes: 99 (3.5%)
5 - votes: 318 (11.1%)
6 - votes: 480 (16.7%)
7 - votes: 381 (13.3%)
8 - votes: 317 (11.1%)
9 - votes: 120 (4.2%)
10 - votes: 152 (5.3%)
11+ - votes: 333 (11.6%)
There is no title that is too long - votes: 622 (21.7%)
There were 2868 total votes.
The poll ended: February 17th, 2024 9:49am PST

No title is too long? You guys are crazy.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 17th 9:58am
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