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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 - Name Translation Differences
This week's poll was suggested by Nekomikoto. This one hits close to home actually, as many years ago I helped scanlate Mahou Sensei Negima! with AquaStar Fansubs. There's a character that we called "Colonel Sanders," although the official translation came out to be "Ku:nel Sanders."

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: If you're growing bored of a series, and/or not enjoying it anymore, what do you do?
Choices:
Take a break and return to it later - votes: 1439 (47.3%)
Drop the series altogether - votes: 720 (23.7%)
Skip to the end, skim the conclusion, and then make a decision - votes: 515 (16.9%)
Push on through all the way to the end - votes: 367 (12.1%)
There were 3041 total votes.
The poll ended: December 7th 2019

What if you just take a break with every intention of picking it back up, but you just forget...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
December 7th 7:54am
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New Poll - Bored
This week's poll was suggested by Transdude1996. Do you believe in the sunk cost fallacy?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do/Did you play any physical sports?
Choices:
Yeah, but only for class (PE, etc) - votes: 791 (23.5%)
No, but I might try soon - votes: 83 (2.5%)
No, and it doesn't interest me - votes: 844 (25.1%)
Yeah, I play(ed) for fun outside of school - votes: 1023 (30.4%)
Yeah, I play(ed) for a school team (high school, college, etc) - votes: 596 (17.7%)
Yeah, I play(ed) professionally for money - votes: 32 (0.9%)
There were 3369 total votes.
The poll ended: November 29th 2019

Exercise is healthy for you! And I definitely don't do enough of it
Posted by lambchopsil on 
November 30th 6:58am
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New Poll - Sports
This week's poll came from my own brain.

We need more poll ideas though! You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: You usually prefer
Choices:
Fantastical setting with many supernatural elements - votes: 1102 (39.6%)
Realistic setting that can include some supernatural elements (ghosts, werewolves, light magical powers, etc) - votes: 1247 (44.8%)
Realistic stories without any supernatural elements - votes: 435 (15.6%)
There were 2784 total votes.
The poll ended: November 23rd 2019

I would like to ask about low vs high fantasy, but I doubt many people would understand
Posted by lambchopsil on 
November 23rd 7:38am
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New Poll - Fantasy
This week's poll was suggested by ForeignerChan. Do you prefer fantasy or realism?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: You're about to start reading a comedy series. What other genre does it have?
Choices:
Adventure - votes: 128 (4.7%)
Mystery - votes: 45 (1.7%)
It's pure comedy and has no other genre - votes: 85 (3.1%)
I would never read a comedy - votes: 74 (2.7%)
Drama - votes: 66 (2.4%)
Mature - votes: 96 (3.5%)
Tragedy - votes: 43 (1.6%)
Fantasy - votes: 202 (7.5%)
Mecha - votes: 10 (0.4%)
Harem - votes: 126 (4.6%)
Slice of life - votes: 479 (17.7%)
School life - votes: 90 (3.3%)
Supernatural - votes: 95 (3.5%)
Sci-fi - votes: 34 (1.3%)
Romance - votes: 904 (33.3%)
Action - votes: 234 (8.6%)
There were 2711 total votes.
The poll ended: November 16th 2019

Romantic comedies are a mainstay of our culture
Posted by lambchopsil on 
November 16th 8:41am
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New Poll - Comedy Genres
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. He makes the case that comedy typically contains other elements. What other element would you prefer to read alongside your comedy?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: If a series that you previous read and liked was re-released in full color officially, would you read it again?
Choices:
Depends how long the series is - votes: 746 (22%)
Maybe when the full color version is completely released - votes: 885 (26.1%)
Yes! - votes: 1062 (31.3%)
No - votes: 700 (20.6%)
There were 3393 total votes.
The poll ended: November 9th 2019

The comments were mostly no, but the votes say lots of yes. Vocal minority?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
November 10th 6:23am
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New Poll - Colored Series Re-Release
This week's poll was suggested by Nekomikoto. If they started releasing a color version of a series that you previously read and liked, would you read it? Personally, I don't have time for that...

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What would you consider to be "too many chapters" for a series you'd otherwise be interested in reading?
Choices:
There is no such thing as "too many" - votes: 1906 (44.4%)
1000 Chapters - votes: 621 (14.5%)
500 Chapters - votes: 567 (13.2%)
300 Chapters - votes: 713 (16.6%)
100 Chapters - votes: 246 (5.7%)
50 Chapters - votes: 100 (2.3%)
I prefer reading short series (so 25 chapters or less) - votes: 136 (3.2%)
There were 4289 total votes.
The poll ended: November 2nd 2019

Time is precious. And you can't spend all of it in manga
Posted by lambchopsil on 
November 2nd 2:35pm
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