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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 - Death Penalty Alternative
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. If you believe in the death penalty, would you accept an alternative personality altering procedure in lieu of actual death?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you think time travel (to the past) will ever be possible?
Choices:
No - votes: 2792 (75.8%)
Yes - votes: 892 (24.2%)
There were 3684 total votes.
The poll ended: May 1st 2021

Now I'm curious if people think FTL is possible
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 1st 6:29pm
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New Poll - Time Travel
Simple question by jacob66. Do you think time travel to the past will ever be possible?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Which reading direction is best?
Choices:
Doesn't matter as long as it's the original direction - votes: 2251 (54.1%)
Top to bottom (like a webtoon) - votes: 503 (12.1%)
Doesn't matter at all - votes: 606 (14.6%)
Right to left - votes: 530 (12.7%)
Left to right - votes: 271 (6.5%)
There were 4161 total votes.
The poll ended: April 24th 2021

How about a language that's circular (maybe like the text in the video game Outer Wilds)? Or the one in the movie Arrival.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 24th 6:32pm
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New Poll - Reading Direction
This week's poll was inspired by Karonhioktha. Does the direction you read matter to you? I remember back in the day some English publishers flipped their releases to go left to right (instead of the original right to left). There have also been magazine series that were ported over to webtoons and removed all the paneling, so it's just single panels from top to bottom.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Should someone be punished for a crime that they have no recollection of committing (i.e., due to amnesia)?
Choices:
No - votes: 912 (28.4%)
Yes - votes: 2294 (71.6%)
There were 3206 total votes.
The poll ended: April 17th 2021

Now what if there's a known transfer of consciousness (like body swapping). Should consequences go with the body or the soul?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 17th 10:45pm
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New Poll - Forgotten Crime
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. Suppose someone committed a serious crime (like murder) but was struck by amnesia and does not remember committing the crime. Should such a person be punished for said crime? For the sake of this quandary, assume that it is true memory loss and low likelihood of the person regaining their memory.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you enjoy it when scanlators delay chapters to wait for a mass/batch release day?
Choices:
Indifferent - votes: 1577 (44.3%)
Yes - votes: 743 (20.9%)
No - votes: 1239 (34.8%)
There were 3559 total votes.
The poll ended: April 10th 2021

Lots of indifferent people, but more people dislike batch releases than do.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 10th 4:58pm
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Humble Bundle - Spring 2021 Anime Season
Humble Bundle is here again with a manga bundle, again partnering with Kodansha. If Humble Bundle is new to you, you basically choose how much you want to pay and you'll get certain things (in this case, DRM-free digital volumes of manga) based on a tier system. Plus, some (or all) of it goes to charity (when paying, you can adjust how much of it goes to charity).

Here's the maximum of what you can get:
Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro volumes 1-5
Eden's Zero volumes 1-10
Farewell, My Dear Cramer volumes 1-13
Shaman King 0 volumes 1-2
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime volumes 1-10
That Time I Got Reincarnated (Again!) as a Workaholic Slime volumes 1-2
The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days volumes 1-2
The Seven Deadly Sins volumes 1-24
The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime volumes 1-4
Tokyo Revengers volumes 1-3
To Your Eternity volumes 1-10

Check it out here:
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/spring-2021-anime-seas on-books
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 8th 7:45pm
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Digital "Publishers"
We will begin removing digital retailers (such as INKR and Mangamo) as the "English Publisher" for series that have an actual publisher (like Kodansha USA). Just because you can buy/view a series on a digital platform does not mean they are the publisher. Otherwise you may as well list Amazon or ComiXology as the publisher for a bunch of series.

And a small reminder that we are an English site. For example, do not list French or Spanish publishers in the "English Publisher" field. And scanlation groups that do not release chapters in English will be rejected.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 3rd 4:10pm
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