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Manga Poll
Your favorite series was dropped by the only group scanlating it, so you...
Find the raws and look at them without understanding the words
Ask other groups to pick it up
Bug the old group to pick it up again
Try to start your own scanlation group
Learn the language so that you can read it yourself
Look for summaries or synopsis to spoil yourself and feed the urge
Do nothing and wait patiently (sadly)
I already read the original language, so no worries
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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!

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New Poll - Dropped Series
This week's poll was suggested by our member zarul. Your favorite series was dropped by the only group that was scanlating it, so what do you do? Let's assume for the sake of the poll that the series is unlicensed.

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: When I read an unknown word or complicated term, I typically...
Gloss over it and don't bother looking it up - votes: 1497 (19.6%)
Use Google and read the first result - votes: 4085 (53.6%)
Go old-school and use a dictionary - votes: 608 (8%)
Use Wikipedia (or an encyclopedia) and read everything about it as well as the related stuff - votes: 1435 (18.8%)
There were 7625 total votes.
The poll ended: November 28th 2015

Google is a programmer's best friend
Posted by lambchopsil on November 29th 1:14am Comments ( 17 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - New Words/Terms
This week's poll is from MewMan. Whenever you read a word or term that you can't define or don't know very much about, are you inquisitive enough to look it up?

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What subject or topic mentioned in a manga has most prompted you to do more research (Google, Wikipedia, library, etc) about it?
Historical events - votes: 2137 (29.5%)
Science - votes: 444 (6.1%)
Medical issues - votes: 287 (4%)
Engineering - votes: 95 (1.3%)
Cultural aspects - votes: 1190 (16.4%)
Psychology - votes: 547 (7.5%)
Fauna/flora - votes: 91 (1.3%)
Locations (countries, cities, etc) - votes: 227 (3.1%)
Music / art - votes: 298 (4.1%)
Ethics / religion - votes: 165 (2.3%)
Sports - votes: 194 (2.7%)
Real life person (celebrity, politician, etc) - votes: 231 (3.2%)
Manga never encouraged me to do more research - votes: 975 (13.4%)
Other - votes: 375 (5.2%)
There were 7256 total votes.
The poll ended: November 21st 2015

Culture and history... Your teachers would be proud of you smile
Posted by lambchopsil on November 21st 8:13am Comments ( 16 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Red Hawk Scanlations Closed
Red Hawk Scanlations and its subsidiary Red Hawk NEO has closed its doors. Their website currently reads the following

All things must come to an end, and this is no exception. After more than seven years of bringing you manga, the decision has been made to close Red Hawk's doors. You may have noticed that the amount of series we do has dropped significantly lately, and the reason is that most of us have just gotten too busy with real life to pick up anything new. After much consideration, we decided that with our key members having less and less time to focus on manga, the best course of action was for us all to stop while we were ahead instead of giving you something that we couldn't put our hearts into.
To all the readers and staff, thanks for following us all this time. You're the reason we do what we do.

Posted by lambchopsil on November 18th 4:51pm Comments ( 42 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Encouraging More Research
This week's poll is yet another one from icassop. It's kind of wordy, but I rather like the topic. I guess it depends a little on the type of series that you read, but even Naruto might encourage you to do some research on how actual ninjas fight or if running with your hands behind you makes you go faster.

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Has an opinion or view expressed in a manga ever noticeably influenced you?
Yes, in a positive way - votes: 2883 (42.1%)
Yes, in a negative way - votes: 314 (4.6%)
No, but it made me think about it - votes: 2884 (42.1%)
No, I don't look for any deeper meaning - votes: 773 (11.3%)
There were 6854 total votes.
The poll ended: November 13th 2015

We've never had an option win by just 1 vote before...
Posted by lambchopsil on November 14th 6:55am Comments ( 16 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Imperial Scans Closing
Imperial Scans is closing its doors after 4 years of scanlation. Their statement is as follows:

Hey folks,

It's a sad day for all of us at Imperial Scans today as we've decided to close down for good.
We've been struggling to maintain our efforts for a while now, and it hasn't been easy with everyone getting more and more responsibilities in real life as we grow older, getting more tied up in jobs, family situations, etc. We've reached a point where going on has really become a burden in the little spare time we got, and despite us all still enjoying what we do, it's now time to accept our limits.
We've asked our friends over at MangaStream if they're interested in continuing any of our current series. They're down with Tokyo Ghoul:re, but still have to look at staff availability for anything else.
We want to thank all of those who supported us over the years. All of you who simply appreciated the service we've been happily providing, you were the best fans. It's been one hell of a ride.

Imperial Scans Founders

P.S.: Fuck Touka
Posted by lambchopsil on November 14th 6:39am Comments ( 12 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Manga Influencing Your Decision
This week's poll is from our member icassop. Has anything that you read in a manga ever noticeably influenced you in some way such that you actually acted upon it? Comment below with your stories!

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you read any of the translated web comics listed on MU?
Lots! - votes: 1311 (26.5%)
Several - votes: 1778 (35.9%)
Haven't yet, probably would try - votes: 666 (13.4%)
Used to, but not anymore - votes: 299 (6%)
Never have, probably never will - votes: 902 (18.2%)
There were 4956 total votes.
The poll ended: November 7th 2015

Not too many voters compared to our usual polls, but I'm surprised that many of you do read web comics. I guess it's a rising form of entertainment.
Posted by lambchopsil on November 7th 8:01am Comments ( 11 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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