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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 - Manga Passion
This week's poll was suggested by juliarox214. Who knows that you love manga, assuming you love manga in the first place?

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Question: Would you accept an offer of immortality?
Yes, if I have an immortal partner too - votes: 484 (10.8%)
No, I just don't want to live forever - votes: 825 (18.5%)
Yes, as long as I can choose to die if I'm tired of living - votes: 1401 (31.4%)
Not if it means I'm living a nightmare (endless torture, lost limbs, mental illness) - votes: 498 (11.2%)
Not if there are strings attached (i.e., curse, vampirism, etc.) - votes: 297 (6.7%)
Not if it means I endlessly age (like still living despite conditions associated with the elderly) - votes: 577 (12.9%)
Yes! No matter what! - votes: 379 (8.5%)
There were 4461 total votes.
The poll ended: April 13th 2019

If you can choose when you die, does that count as suicide?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 13th 7:46am
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New Poll - Immortality
jacob66 suggested this fun little poll about immortality. What do you think? Blessing or curse? Would you take the gift?

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Using an anime fansub's subtitles to translate the manga adaptation (or vice versa) is...
Kinda lazy, but it's efficient - votes: 982 (32.6%)
Unacceptable, because you're copying someone else's translation - votes: 842 (28%)
Perfectly acceptable, as long as it's accurate - votes: 1184 (39.4%)
There were 3008 total votes.
The poll ended: April 6th 2019

One of our most even polls in a while!
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 6th 7:37am
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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 30th 7:03am
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New Poll - Copying Translations from the Adaptation
This week's poll is kind of odd. It was suggested by our member 8-3. Apparently there exist some scanlations that share identical translations of the anime's fansub. 8-3 never mentioned which series it was though, as I want to see it for myself. Regardless, what are your thoughts about that?

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Assume that an anime's story is great, but the animation quality is fairly poor. Is that a deal breaker?
Poor animation is always a deal breaker - votes: 411 (10.3%)
I can overlook it if the sound design is good - votes: 34 (0.9%)
I can overlook it if the voice acting is good - votes: 95 (2.4%)
It's fine as long as everything else is good - votes: 870 (21.8%)
I only mind in extreme cases of bad animation - votes: 1735 (43.5%)
I can easily overlook it - votes: 488 (12.2%)
I can overlook it if the art direction is good - votes: 351 (8.8%)
There were 3984 total votes.
The poll ended: March 29th 2019

For most people, you just need to meet a minimum threshold of animation quality
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 30th 7:02am
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New Poll - Animation Quality Deal Breaker
This week's poll was suggested by residentgrigo. Basically, how much do you care about the animation quality?

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Question: The great era for manga/anime was
The beginning (50-60s) e.g: Astro Boy, Speed Racer, Kimba the Lion, GeGeGe no Kitarou - votes: 23 (0.7%)
The trendsetter (70s) e.g: Doraemon, Galaxy Express 999, Lupin III, Cutie Honey - votes: 81 (2.4%)
The classics (80s) e.g: Dragon Ball, Captain Tsubasa, Gundam, Jojo - votes: 384 (11.4%)
The state-of-the-art (90s) e.g: Slam Dunk, Rurouni Kenshin, Sailor Moon, One Piece - votes: 1080 (32%)
The millennia (2000s) e.g: Fullmetal Alchemist, Death Note, Ouran High School - votes: 1290 (38.2%)
Current (2010s) e.g: One-Punch Man, Attack on Titan, Tokyo Ghoul, My Hero Academia - votes: 518 (15.3%)
There were 3376 total votes.
The poll ended: March 23rd 2019

So does that mean most of the users of this site are in their 30's now?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 23rd 7:49am
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New Poll - Best Era
This week's poll was suggested by hiei_luke. The names of each decade don't really mean anything. Just pay attention to the decade. And sorry if your favorite series wasn't listed. Had to pick and choose. Some cross over multiple decades, so I had to be a little liberal about it.

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Favorite type of ending for a harem series. (MC = main character)
I hate harems - votes: 1705 (39.7%)
MC ends up with no one - votes: 181 (4.2%)
MC ends up with a side love interest - votes: 400 (9.3%)
MC ends up with character that was introduced much later into the series - votes: 201 (4.7%)
MC ends up with the first introduced love interest (i.e., main love interest) - votes: 654 (15.2%)
MC ends up with everybody - votes: 1150 (26.8%)
There were 4291 total votes.
The poll ended: March 16th 2019

I guess that's why you watch harem series: you want to see the main character get with everyone
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 16th 8:00am
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