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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 - MangaUpdates Dreams of Manga
This week's poll was suggested by myrt. Have you ever dreamed about manga? Or maybe dreamed that you were in a manga? Or maybe you dreamed about manga characters coming to life and interacting with them?

(Yes, the title of this post is playing off Jiro Dreams of Sushi)

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Have you ever been to a manga / anime convention?
Choices:
Yes! I visit as many as I can - votes: 290 (4.6%)
About 1 a year for me - votes: 636 (10%)
A few times, but less than annually - votes: 1387 (21.9%)
Never have, but I want to in the future! - votes: 2610 (41.2%)
Have never and not interested at all - votes: 1412 (22.3%)
There were 6335 total votes.
The poll ended: February 25th 2017

I remember watching Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa at its American premiere at Anime Expo in 2006. The energy in that crowd was electrifying.
Posted by lambchopsil on February 25th 2:27am Comments ( 4 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Conventions
This week's poll was suggested by Sinikka. We did a similar poll almost 9 years ago, but why not do it again?

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: Besides Japan, which other setting would you most like to see in manga?
Choices:
North America - votes: 872 (14.8%)
South America - votes: 362 (6.1%)
Caribbean - votes: 256 (4.3%)
Eastern Europe - votes: 524 (8.9%)
Western Europe - votes: 1257 (21.3%)
Russia - votes: 480 (8.2%)
Oceania - votes: 190 (3.2%)
Northeast Asia - votes: 217 (3.7%)
Southeast Asia - votes: 519 (8.8%)
Western Asia - votes: 103 (1.7%)
Middle East - votes: 410 (7%)
Africa - votes: 239 (4.1%)
Antarctica - votes: 459 (7.8%)
There were 5888 total votes.
The poll ended: February 18th 2017

I recall reading some shoujo set in France..
Posted by lambchopsil on February 18th 5:09am Comments ( 16 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Other Settings
This week is another poll from 8-3. The list doesn't cover everything, but it should be enough choices.

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: How should Chinese names in Japanese manga be translated?
Choices:
Leave them as their Japanese pronunciations, just like the author did - votes: 1884 (33.1%)
Change them into their proper Chinese pronunciations for authenticity - votes: 1359 (23.9%)
Change them into their proper Chinese pronunciations only if the story takes place in China - votes: 714 (12.6%)
I don't care - votes: 1732 (30.4%)
There were 5689 total votes.
The poll ended: February 11th 2017

Opinions were pretty split on this one. Scanlators, whatever you do will please some people and piss off others. Lose-lose situation
Posted by lambchopsil on February 11th 3:18am Comments ( 14 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Chinese Names in Japanese Manga
This week's poll comes from 8-3. I'm just gonna quote what he said, since it's a good explanation:
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There are lots of anime & manga written by Japanese authors that take place in China, or have characters who are ethnically Chinese. In the original Japanese releases, these Chinese names are usually pronounced in "Japanese."

For example, the name "玉玲" is pronounced "Gyokurei" in Japanese. In Chinese, it's pronounced "Yu Ling". Depending on who's doing the (English/French/Spanish/etc.) translation, the resulting romaji may differ. I've personally seen translated manga where Chinese names were converted to Chinese, and I've even seen manga where the translator chose to stick with the author's preferences; it really can go both ways.

Audiovisual mediums (anime, movies, etc.) can make subtitling a challenge, but seeing as manga is purely a visual medium, they tend to have less grey area, often leading to an all-or-nothing situation.


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: Do you celebrate the Lunar New Year?
Choices:
Yes - votes: 1264 (22.3%)
Used to, but not anymore - votes: 295 (5.2%)
Never have - votes: 4098 (72.4%)
There were 5657 total votes.
The poll ended: February 4th 2017

I had a lot of good Chinese food last week!
Posted by lambchopsil on February 4th 2:54am Comments ( 20 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Lunar New Year
Today happens to be the Lunar New Year (or for me, Chinese New Year), so why not have a poll about it? You guys ever celebrate it? If you do, what kinds of customs does your family follow? For me, it was just relatives coming over for dinner (must have a fish dish) and getting the hongbao. Didn't dress up in red or decorate the house though.

You know, I had just assumed that Japan celebrates the Lunar New Year since most Asian countries do, but apparently it's not as big of a deal as it is in China, at least according to a quick Google search.

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: Live action adaptions of anime/manga?
Choices:
I generally look forward to these - votes: 363 (6.2%)
They can be fun sometimes - votes: 1706 (29.3%)
I'd mostly avoid them - votes: 2405 (41.2%)
I always dread them - votes: 1357 (23.3%)
There were 5831 total votes.
The poll ended: January 28th 2017

So much apprehension about them. I recently saw the trailer for the live action Full Metal Alchemist, and I'm not quite sure what to think...
Posted by lambchopsil on January 28th 2:32am Comments ( 15 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Live Action Adaptations
Another poll suggested by residentgrigo. The last time we did this poll was back in 2009 after Dragonball Evolution came out. And in a couple of months is the release of Ghost in the Shell. Please don't suck. Just, please.

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: Do you listen to anime OSTs?
Choices:
Often - votes: 1922 (28.6%)
Occasionally - votes: 2939 (43.8%)
Never - votes: 907 (13.5%)
Used to, but not anymore - votes: 942 (14%)
There were 6710 total votes.
The poll ended: January 21st 2017

The OST from Howl's Moving Castle makes for some great study music
Posted by lambchopsil on January 21st 3:07am Comments ( 17 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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