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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.

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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!

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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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New Poll - No Second Chapter
This week's poll was again suggested by F_J. Next week's will probably be their third suggestion... Anyways, for this week, do you have any opinions on scanlation groups that release only the prologue or first chapter of a series, and then either they drop the project or never release another chapter for months? Perhaps the group is slow. Or maybe it was just to bring awareness to the series and have another group pick it up.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Thoughts on groups that skip around when scanlating chapters? (such as releasing chapters out of publication order)
Choices:
Don't care either way - votes: 122 (3.8%)
HATE it - votes: 1723 (53%)
Not a good idea, but oh well - votes: 1241 (38.2%)
I'm okay with it - votes: 81 (2.5%)
Love it - votes: 83 (2.6%)
There were 3250 total votes.
The poll ended: March 7th 2020

Scanlators, take heed. Most people dislike it when you do this!
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 7th 10:44am
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New Poll - Out of Order Scanlations
This week's poll was suggested by F_J. You ever encounter scanlations where the chapters aren't done in publication order? Maybe they skip around from chapter 4 to 9 to 6. Or maybe chapters 1-25 are done, and then suddenly another group starts at chapter 71.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Your optimal manga chapter length?
Choices:
About 18 pages (standard weekly series) - votes: 225 (6.7%)
Maybe 25 pages~ - votes: 700 (20.8%)
Around 35 pages. - votes: 703 (20.9%)
Circa 45 pages? - votes: 279 (8.3%)
Whooping 55+ pages! - votes: 344 (10.2%)
I really don't care... - votes: 1109 (33%)
There were 3360 total votes.
The poll ended: February 29th 2020

Compared to 12 years ago, looks like more people prefer between 25-35 pages rather than something longer.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 28th 11:42pm
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New Poll - Chapter Length
This week's poll wasn't technically from zeazea. zeazea suggested this idea, but the wording of this particular poll was developed by Lucky9, back in 2008. We're actually re-doing an old poll.

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

Previous Poll Results
Question: What is the best way to do an anime adaptation of a long and currently ongoing manga series?
Choices:
Don't make an anime in the first place - votes: 282 (8.7%)
Individual anime with reboots of a longer length (with more material) every few years (like Hunter x Hunter) - votes: 119 (3.7%)
One series with a new season when there's enough new material (like Hajime no Ippo) - votes: 2603 (80.2%)
A single, constantly airing anime with filler, recaps, and delays to stay behind the the source material (like One Piece) - votes: 243 (7.5%)
There were 3247 total votes.
The poll ended: February 22nd 2020

People in the industry, take note of this result
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 22nd 8:31am
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New Poll - Anime Adaptations of Ongoing Series
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. In your opinion, what's the best way to create an anime adaptation of a long, ongoing manga series? Hopefully it doesn't end like Game of Thrones...

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

Question: Do you often binge-read manga?
Choices:
No - votes: 519 (14.3%)
Yes - votes: 3103 (85.7%)
There were 3622 total votes.
The poll ended: February 15th 2020

I don't binge anymore. I don't have time for that, and I value sleep more nowadays.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 15th 1:16am
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