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New Poll - Age
As residentgrigo suggested, our last age poll was a little over 6 years ago. Has the users of the site aged up? Or have people stopped reading manga and just gotten replaced by new people?

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http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: If a non-Japanese person that lives in Japan made a comic, would you still consider it "manga"?
Choices:
Only if it had manga-style artwork - votes: 1807 (36.4%)
Only if it was published by a Japanese company or made for the Japanese manga market - votes: 1538 (31%)
Only if they had help from Japanese assistants - votes: 16 (0.3%)
Only if they were originally born in Japan - votes: 44 (0.9%)
Only if it was written in Japanese - votes: 423 (8.5%)
Not at all - votes: 152 (3.1%)
Yes, absolutely - votes: 989 (19.9%)
There were 4969 total votes.
The poll ended: May 9th 2020

Now what makes an anime?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 9th 12:41am
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New Poll - What Makes a "Manga"?
Our member vigorousjammer poses a question: what makes a manga? Is it a certain art style? Is it just the language? Is it Japanese culture? Is it something else? Of course the options in the poll aren't exhaustive and have a bunch of exclusions with "only", but choose the option that best fits you, and feel free to discuss the intricacies of your answer here in this thread!

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

Previous Pol Results:
Question: What kind of mobile phone do you primarily use?
Choices:
KaiOS - votes: 3 (0.1%)
Windows - votes: 33 (0.8%)
BlackBerry - votes: 9 (0.2%)
Symbian - votes: 7 (0.2%)
Flip phone - votes: 69 (1.7%)
Other - votes: 52 (1.3%)
I don't use mobile phones - votes: 167 (4.1%)
iOS - votes: 958 (23.5%)
Android - votes: 2772 (68.1%)
There were 4070 total votes.
The poll ended: May 2nd 2020

Who are the 3 people that have KaiOS?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 2nd 12:59am
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New Poll - Mobile Phone
This week's poll was suggested by juliarox214. Not much to discuss about this one.

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http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: In a straight romance story, who should be the one initiating the marriage proposal (i.e., buy the ring and get down on one knee)?
Choices:
It doesn't matter - votes: 2623 (58.7%)
Simultaneously - votes: 252 (5.6%)
Whichever is the "side" character - votes: 95 (2.1%)
Whichever is the "main" character - votes: 418 (9.4%)
The girl - votes: 133 (3%)
The guy - votes: 945 (21.2%)
There were 4466 total votes.
The poll ended: April 25th 2020

I wonder if the answer would change if you were the one in the relationship.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 25th 3:41pm
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New Poll - Marriage Proposal
DandelionLilyPetals suggested this followup poll. Instead of confessions, how about marriage proposals?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: In a straight romance story, who should confess first?
Choices:
Simultaneously - votes: 323 (6.1%)
Neither ever confess - votes: 126 (2.4%)
Whichever is the "main" character - votes: 631 (11.8%)
Whichever is the "side" character - votes: 208 (3.9%)
It doesn't matter - votes: 3300 (62%)
The girl - votes: 221 (4.1%)
The guy - votes: 517 (9.7%)
There were 5326 total votes.
The poll ended: April 18th 2020

Will marriage proposals matter more than confessions? Find out next week!
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 18th 1:06pm
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New Poll - Romantic Confession
This week's poll was suggested by DandelionLilyPetals. Does gender matter in determining who confesses first?

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http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Is it important to you that your partner / significant other is into manga/anime?
Choices:
No, it doesn't matter at all - votes: 2434 (72.4%)
I prefer them to not like manga/anime - votes: 87 (2.6%)
Yes, but it doesn't matter what they like, as long as it's manga/anime - votes: 676 (20.1%)
Yes, and they have to like similar things that I do - votes: 166 (4.9%)
There were 3363 total votes.
The poll ended: April 11th 2020

A true survey would also ask about physical attractiveness, personality, age, religion, other interests...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 11th 10:30am
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New Poll - Partner's Interests
This week's poll was suggested by imt0203. Does similar interests in manga/anime matter to you when choosing a significant other? How about other interests?

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http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Are you more likely to read a comic in which the names have been "localized" for English audiences, like Yukito Tsukishiro to Julian Star?
Choices:
No, the names don't match the characters and their cultures - votes: 2117 (59.7%)
No, I can typically learn to recognize characters - votes: 590 (16.6%)
It doesn't matter - votes: 661 (18.6%)
Yes, they're less confusing - votes: 128 (3.6%)
Yes, they're more relatable - votes: 49 (1.4%)
There were 3545 total votes.
The poll ended: April 4th 2020

To be honest, when I'm reading novels I have a hard time keeping all the Korean and Chinese names straight.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 4th 11:00am
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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[at]mangaupdates[dot]com if you are not a registered member here).

As you have been warned against doing it, if we discover a person still attempting to post a joke release here, that person will be dealt with. Severe action will be taken upon that scanlation group.

Thank you for considering our request to remain as accurate as possible for our members.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 29th 2:10pm
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New Poll - Localized Names
This week's poll was suggested by Carmella. I'm actually not sure if this commonly happens anymore, but apparently it does because Carmella claimed "this has recently become a popular practice of a large-scale translations publisher." Didn't name the publisher though. The example I gave is from Cardcaptor Sakura.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How do you feel about authors publishing the prototype / precursor after the series had officially come to an end?
Choices:
No opinion - votes: 822 (29.3%)
Cool, but I won't be reading it - votes: 427 (15.2%)
It's great! Will read it - votes: 1387 (49.5%)
I hate it as it adds nothing new to the story. It's just the rejected version of a series I liked - votes: 168 (6%)
There were 2804 total votes.
The poll ended: March 29th 2020

PS: I hope you guys are sheltering in place, as a majority of the world is dealing with the COVID-19
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 29th 8:53am
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New Poll - What Came Before
This week's poll was suggested by Nekore. It's an alternate version of a poll we did at the beginning of the year. In case you don't know, sometimes an author will publish the prototype of a series they already finished. It's like the pilot episode of a TV series. Characters, plots, and names may be different, but the essence of the series is contained in this one chapter (since it's usually a oneshot).

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http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: When does ecchi content go too far (and should be considered hentai, too adult, or something else)?
Choices:
Nudity is fine, but sex is too much - votes: 801 (19.7%)
Anything more detailed than the basic outlines of the act is too vulgar - votes: 463 (11.4%)
Sex is fine as long as their privates are not shown - votes: 903 (22.2%)
There is no limit - votes: 1104 (27.1%)
Nothing bare should be shown that's below the waist - votes: 198 (4.9%)
Underwear should be as far as it goes - votes: 355 (8.7%)
"Skimpy" outfits should be as far as it goes - votes: 125 (3.1%)
Characters should be wearing (regular) clothes all the time - votes: 121 (3%)
There were 4070 total votes.
The poll ended: March 21st 2020

I'm baffled why people think ecchi has no limit. There's a definition for it...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 21st 11:34am
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New Poll - Ecchi Definition
This week's poll was suggested by Transdude1996. Where do you draw the line with the definition of ecchi? If you don't even know what it means, how are you a fan of manga? Even if you don't like it, you should at least know what it is! Go read its Wikipedia article!

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Opinion on groups that scanlate the first chapter of a series but then do nothing else for ages
Choices:
Not a good idea, but oh well - votes: 1014 (35.8%)
It's alright. Natural way of life - votes: 431 (15.2%)
Love it - votes: 111 (3.9%)
Hate it - votes: 1149 (40.6%)
No opinion - votes: 126 (4.5%)
There were 2831 total votes.
The poll ended: March 13th 2020

People don't like waiting
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 13th 11:01pm
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