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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!

MangaUpdates 15th Anniversary
Greetings!

In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we’re going to give away 100 $10 gift certificates to Right Stuf International. To participate, you must have been a member on this site for at least 30 days as of noon today (EST), and you must make a post on this news thread between now and 12pm (EST) noon on July 27th. Additional posts do not increase your odds of winning. If your post is deleted due to breaking the rules, then your entry is not valid. I'm interested to see what kinds of crazy topics people come up with to talk about. I will conduct a drawing using a random number generator sometime after, and post the winners' account names. No purchase necessary. This is NOT an advertising campaign. We ask that if possible, you keep this in-house. It’s for previously registered members only.

If I’ve made a grievous legal mistake in the wording or operation of this drawing, please let me know as soon as possible so I can correct it. As a disclaimer, nothing in this post can be construed as a contract between myself, Lamb, or the MU site with any participants or winners, and we retain the right to alter the scope, rules, etc, at any time.

Thank you!
Manick, Lamb, & the rest of the MU staff
Posted by Manick on 
July 20th 3:01pm
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New Poll - Income
I came up with the poll for this week. I'm actually surprised that we've never asked this kind of question before.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Most likely to forget when you leave home
Choices:
I never forget anything - votes: 579 (17.9%)
Sunglasses - votes: 205 (6.3%)
Glasses or contacts - votes: 129 (4%)
Hat - votes: 65 (2%)
Jacket - votes: 62 (1.9%)
Turning off lights, AC, or heater - votes: 256 (7.9%)
To charge your phone - votes: 576 (17.8%)
To lock the door behind you - votes: 74 (2.3%)
Purse - votes: 30 (0.9%)
Snacks - votes: 156 (4.8%)
Wallet - votes: 201 (6.2%)
Phone - votes: 276 (8.5%)
Medicine - votes: 113 (3.5%)
ID or driver's license - votes: 138 (4.3%)
Credit card - votes: 24 (0.7%)
Keys - votes: 243 (7.5%)
Cash - votes: 103 (3.2%)
There were 3230 total votes.
The poll ended: July 20th 2019

The top choice won by 3 votes. I don't want to check through 11 years of weekly polls, but I'm pretty sure that's the closest race it's ever been.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
July 20th 7:10am
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New Poll - I Forgot Something
This week's fun poll was suggested by VawX. You leave your house for something (school, supermarket, hang out with friends, etc), so what are you most likely to forget to bring?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: You read a series that you'd rate as below average or fairly poor. Do you give the author another chance with a different series?
Choices:
No way. First impressions matter, and they did not impress - votes: 89 (2.6%)
Unlikely, but it's possible they changed a lot for the better - votes: 1479 (43.6%)
Likely. I'm sure they'll learn from their mistakes - votes: 905 (26.7%)
Yes, I believe in second chances! - votes: 918 (27.1%)
There were 3391 total votes.
The poll ended: July 13th 2019

It's actually a pretty even split between yes/no (if there were only 2 choices instead of 4)
Posted by lambchopsil on 
July 14th 6:07am
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New Poll - Second Chances
This week's poll was suggested by Karonhioktha. Let's say an author's debuting work wasn't that great. Would you give him another shot and read his next series?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: A character has an unknown gender (i.e., no gender-specific pronouns used, can't tell from appearance, or character has only been mentioned but not seen yet). What pronouns should a translator use?
Choices:
They/Them - votes: 2760 (73.9%)
It - votes: 417 (11.2%)
She/Her - votes: 46 (1.2%)
He/Him - votes: 512 (13.7%)
There were 3735 total votes.
The poll ended: July 6th 2019
Posted by lambchopsil on 
July 6th 8:08am
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New Poll - Unknown Gender Pronouns
This week's poll was suggested by Nekomikoto. It deals with scanlator woes and how to translate a character with an unknown gender. Doesn't really apply here, but when addressing a group, I always say "you guys" even if the majority is female.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you like reading standalone oneshots at the end of the volume that are unrelated to the main series (i.e., different characters)?
Choices:
No - votes: 1218 (42.1%)
Yes - votes: 1675 (57.9%)
There were 2893 total votes.
The poll ended: June 29th 2019

Almost down the middle. And to all the complainers, I purposely didn't put a "I don't care" option
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 29th 5:09pm
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New Poll - Unrelated Series Oneshots
This week's poll was suggested by juliarox214. You know how some series have a oneshot at the end of the volume that are totally unrelated to the main series itself? They might have unique characters, or it's just a previously published oneshot that they're packaging in this volume. What's your feeling about those?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Humanity and/or the world is about to end. What is the cause?
Choices:
Rogue AI, robots, or other technological rampancy - votes: 144 (3.9%)
Global warming - votes: 752 (20.4%)
Zombies - votes: 74 (2%)
Alien or monster invasion - votes: 47 (1.3%)
Super virus, bacteria, or illness - votes: 302 (8.2%)
Eruption of super volcano - votes: 90 (2.4%)
Planet, moon, or meteor collides with Earth - votes: 101 (2.7%)
Nuclear war (i.e., we all kill each other) - votes: 900 (24.4%)
Black hole near Earth, Sun blows up, giant solar flare, or gamma-ray burst - votes: 128 (3.5%)
God - votes: 259 (7%)
Lack of resources or ecological disaster - votes: 810 (22%)
Intelligent animals - votes: 77 (2.1%)
There were 3684 total votes.
The poll ended: June 22nd 2019

I just finished watching the HBO Chernobyl show. If they hadn't gotten the divers to open the sluice gates to pump out the water, that would've been crazy...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 22nd 5:42pm
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