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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!

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Tadanohito Closing
Tadanohito, one of the longest hentai translators will be retiring soon. He's been translating for 8+ years.

You can find more information here: http://www.tadanohito.net/news.php?readmore=1419
Posted by lambchopsil on March 22nd 5:37am Comments ( 24 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Japanese Fluency
This week's poll is from Sapphiresky. What's your fluency in Japanese?

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: I am ___ and prefer reading this kind of romance series
Choices:
Straight and like reading boy / girl romance - votes: 6396 (51.8%)
Straight and like reading same-sex romance - votes: 2229 (18.1%)
Gay / Lesbian and like reading boy / girl romance - votes: 77 (0.6%)
Gay / Lesbian and like reading same-sex romance - votes: 321 (2.6%)
Bisexual and like reading boy / girl romance - votes: 310 (2.5%)
Bisexual and like reading same-sex romance - votes: 693 (5.6%)
Asexual and like reading boy / girl romance - votes: 320 (2.6%)
Asexual and like reading same-sex romance - votes: 547 (4.4%)
Other and like reading boy / girl romance - votes: 98 (0.8%)
Other and like reading same-sex romance - votes: 261 (2.1%)
I just hate romance series - votes: 1092 (8.8%)
There were 12344 total votes.
The poll ended: March 21st 2015

So many people hate romance...
Posted by lambchopsil on March 21st 7:21am Comments ( 25 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Sexual Orientation and Preferred Romance Series
This week's poll comes from JanuaryDreams. I've noticed that we've been doing a lot of demographic and romance related polls recently...

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: Which mood in a series do you most enjoy?
Choices:
Lighthearted / comedy - votes: 3270 (36.8%)
Dark / sad - votes: 1246 (14%)
Serious / straight - votes: 1099 (12.4%)
Tension / drama - votes: 1223 (13.8%)
Fearful / foreboding - votes: 308 (3.5%)
Happy / feel-good - votes: 1731 (19.5%)
There were 8877 total votes.
The poll ended: March 13th 2015

Romcoms, hehe
Posted by lambchopsil on March 14th 7:01am Comments ( 46 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Best Mood
This week's poll was suggested by FormX. Of the given list of possible moods and tones and a series, which is your favorite?

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: If you were a mangaka, which demographic would you draw / write for?
Choices:
Shoujo - votes: 1619 (15.7%)
Shounen - votes: 2032 (19.7%)
Josei - votes: 954 (9.3%)
Seinen - votes: 2774 (26.9%)
Hentai - votes: 674 (6.5%)
Yaoi - votes: 1768 (17.1%)
Yuri - votes: 489 (4.7%)
There were 10310 total votes.
The poll ended: March 7th 2015

Wasn't expecting seinen to win... I guess more of you guys prefer writing for a more mature audience rather than a young audience?
Posted by lambchopsil on March 7th 7:54am Comments ( 13 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Drawing a Demographic
Now we're doing the actual poll F_J suggested.

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: If you lived in a manga, which demographic would it be?
Choices:
Shoujo - votes: 1928 (15.6%)
Shounen - votes: 2506 (20.3%)
Josei - votes: 1627 (13.2%)
Seinen - votes: 2929 (23.7%)
Hentai - votes: 1438 (11.6%)
Yaoi - votes: 1360 (11%)
Yuri - votes: 556 (4.5%)
There were 12344 total votes.
The poll ended: February 28th 2015

Hmm, the male-orientated demographics were more popular, even though I believe we have more female voters
Posted by lambchopsil on February 28th 8:14am Comments ( 15 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Living a Demographic
This week's poll is from F_J, but heavily modified. If you lived in a manga series, which demographic would you be in?

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 good is your self-control when you need to stop reading manga?
Choices:
Until death do us part - votes: 1541 (13.3%)
When I finish the series - votes: 836 (7.2%)
Just one more chapter... or 50 - votes: 4296 (37.1%)
When it starts getting boring - votes: 1998 (17.2%)
Let me finish this chapter - votes: 1912 (16.5%)
I can stop mid-chapter - votes: 455 (3.9%)
Can stop any any time since my self-control is so strong - votes: 553 (4.8%)
There were 11591 total votes.
The poll ended: February 21st 2015

Hehe, little self-control
Posted by lambchopsil on February 21st 7:21am Comments ( 25 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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