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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!

New Poll - Dream Job
This week's poll was suggested by evinrud3005. Assuming you've dreamed of having a certain job, are you there yet? Although with the unemployment rate, this poll may be a bit premature...

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: What's your Chinese zodiac?
Pig - votes: 339 (7.2%)
Dog - votes: 348 (7.4%)
Snake - votes: 327 (6.9%)
Horse - votes: 330 (7%)
Goat, sheep, or ram - votes: 334 (7.1%)
Monkey - votes: 379 (8%)
Rooster - votes: 309 (6.5%)
Dragon - votes: 414 (8.8%)
Rabbit - votes: 275 (5.8%)
Tiger - votes: 317 (6.7%)
Ox - votes: 316 (6.7%)
Rat - votes: 360 (7.6%)
I don't know and I don't want to look it up - votes: 683 (14.4%)
There were 4731 total votes.
The poll ended: February 20th 2021

Dragon, again!
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 20th 10:59pm
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New Poll - Chinese New Year
It's the Lunar New Year, so why not do a poll related to that? We did this poll 11 years ago, and we had more dragons than any other animal. In case you don't know, your Eastern zodiac (of which the most well known is the Chinese one, but most other Eastern countries have a variation of it) is determined by your birthdate. If you're curious, there's sites out there that will calculate it for you. Just Google it!

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you have money invested in the stock market?
None - votes: 2375 (72.7%)
Below $1k USD - votes: 251 (7.7%)
$1k-10k USD - votes: 237 (7.2%)
$10k-$100k USD - votes: 205 (6.3%)
$100k-$1M USD - votes: 83 (2.5%)
+$1M USD - votes: 118 (3.6%)
There were 3269 total votes.
The poll ended: February 12th 2021

Do any of you millionaires want to donate to MangaUpdates?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 13th 5:51am
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We have decided to remove all releases for the group Aloalivn.

Previously, we were already rejecting their "releases" that were ripped from officially published app translations and those that were actually known to be done from other scanlation groups. More evidence has surfaced that most of their other releases actually use translations stolen from Youtube videos. Rather than try and figure out whether each chapter or series is a legit release, we are going to have a blanket rejection of listing anything claiming to be done by Aloalivn.

I would also like to take this time to remind all our users that we do not permit the listing of releases ripped from officially licensed sources (regardless of whether that license has expired or not). And we only allow the listing of English scanlations.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 6th 10:31pm
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New Poll - Stock Market
This week is another poll created by myself. It's inspired by everything going on with r/wallstreetbets and GME. If you don't know what I'm talking about, go read the news.

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Question: How often do you use video conferencing software (e.g., Zoom)?
Multiple times a day - votes: 602 (19.6%)
Once a day - votes: 169 (5.5%)
Few times a week - votes: 518 (16.9%)
Once a week - votes: 164 (5.3%)
Few times a month - votes: 206 (6.7%)
Less than once a month - votes: 546 (17.8%)
Never used before - votes: 869 (28.3%)
There were 3074 total votes.
The poll ended: February 6th 2021

I'm surprised that over 1/4th of you have never used any sort of video conference software before.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 6th 10:17pm
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New Poll - Video Conferencing Software
I'm surprised we've never had a poll about this before in the last year. Pandemic sure does change a lot of things. On a typical workday, I have multiple meetings on Zoom each day. I also have weekly calls for some other organizations. And the fun calls are when I play online board games with friends (Covidopoly, Jackbox, Board Game Arena, etc).

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What do you think about fan-colored pages included in scanlation releases?
They're great! I love to see them - votes: 436 (12%)
I like them a little - votes: 465 (12.8%)
Makes no difference to me - votes: 763 (21%)
As long as they're at the end, I can ignore them - votes: 1039 (28.6%)
They get in the way, but it's no big deal - votes: 582 (16%)
They're terrible! I can't stand interruptions - votes: 353 (9.7%)
There were 3638 total votes.
The poll ended: January 31st 2021

I feel like they're pretty rare now.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
January 31st 8:00am
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New Poll - Fan-Colored Pages
Our user Zeyo inspired me to redo a poll that we did over a decade ago. What are your thoughts about fan-colored pages? I feel these are a lot less common now, probably because we don't have a huge amount of weekly Bleach, Naruto, and One Piece fans submitting their work to be included in scanlations

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: How do you feel 2021 is going to be, compared to 2020?
Completely terrible - votes: 318 (9.3%)
A bit worse - votes: 292 (8.5%)
About the same - votes: 1351 (39.5%)
Just a little better - votes: 1101 (32.2%)
Exceedingly better! - votes: 356 (10.4%)
There were 3418 total votes.
The poll ended: January 23rd 2021

Measured optimism
Posted by lambchopsil on 
January 23rd 5:43pm
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