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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 - Low Quality Releases
This week's poll was suggested by Afiaki. I feel like scanlation quality has generally been getting better over the years at least

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Have you ever encountered a "Karen"?
Choices:
What's a "Karen"? - votes: 410 (13.2%)
I've only seem videos or articles about them - votes: 1188 (38.2%)
I've seen them accosting someone I don't know - votes: 348 (11.2%)
A friend or neighbor of mine was accosted by one - votes: 173 (5.6%)
I've been accosted by one - votes: 625 (20.1%)
"I find that kind of labelling hurtful and unfair. I demand to speak the manager!" - votes: 363 (11.7%)
There were 3107 total votes.
The poll ended: November 26th, 2022 12:46pm PST

Some people named Karen are nice!
Posted by lambchopsil on 
November 26th 12:51pm
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New Poll - Karen
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. I'm sorry to all the people who are actually named Karen.

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: At what point do you think a battery is low and needs charging?
Choices:
90% - votes: 117 (2.3%)
80% - votes: 52 (1%)
70% - votes: 73 (1.4%)
60% - votes: 193 (3.7%)
50% - votes: 234 (4.5%)
40% - votes: 459 (8.9%)
30% - votes: 978 (18.9%)
20% - votes: 1537 (29.8%)
10% - votes: 1312 (25.4%)
0% - votes: 209 (4%)
There were 5164 total votes.
The poll ended: November 12th, 2022 10:50pm PST

All these risk takers!

Yes, there was a gap of a week without a poll. Personal things came up
Posted by lambchopsil on 
November 19th 4:02pm
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New Poll - Battery Charging
This week's poll was suggested by Stellar Sovereignty. At what point does the level your battery get low enough that you'd strongly consider charging it?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Pancakes or waffles?
Choices:
Pancakes - votes: 1082 (30.3%)
Waffles - votes: 1025 (28.7%)
I like both equally - votes: 1085 (30.3%)
I dislike both - votes: 154 (4.3%)
No opinion - votes: 230 (6.4%)
There were 3576 total votes.
The poll ended: November 5th, 2022 10:26am PDT

Looks like pancakes barely scrape by
Posted by lambchopsil on 
November 5th 10:30am
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New Poll - Pancakes vs. Waffles
This week's poll was also suggested by saraneon. Do you prefer pancakes or waffles?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How do you pronounce IKEA?
Choices:
Eee-kee-ah - votes: 708 (15.6%)
Ai-kee-ah - votes: 2814 (62.2%)
Eee-kay-yah - votes: 412 (9.1%)
Ai-kay-yah - votes: 110 (2.4%)
Ai-kay-ee-aye - votes: 18 (0.4%)
Some other pronunciation - votes: 327 (7.2%)
What's IKEA? - votes: 137 (3%)
There were 4526 total votes.
The poll ended: October 29th, 2022 11:58am PDT

Apparently the Swedish pronunciation wasn't even an option. Shows how well I know it hahaha
Posted by lambchopsil on 
October 29th 12:09pm
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New Poll - IKEA
This week's poll was suggested by saraneon and Afiaki. This is not sponsored, although IKEA actually is on my mind since I'm moving soon...

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you donate anything?
Choices:
I donate nothing - votes: 754 (31.9%)
I volunteer mostly - votes: 138 (5.8%)
I donate old belongings sometimes - votes: 575 (24.3%)
I donate small amounts of money sometimes - votes: 652 (27.6%)
I regularly give a set amount - votes: 216 (9.1%)
I contribute most of my available resources to charity - votes: 27 (1.1%)
There were 2362 total votes.
The poll ended: October 22nd, 2022 11:33am PDT

Hopefully all of us will eventually be in a financial position where we are fortunate enough to give to others
Posted by lambchopsil on 
October 22nd 11:35am
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New Poll - Giving and Donations
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. Do you regularly give donations to any cause?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What is the best part of a story where the main character leads a double life?
Choices:
The struggle to balance the two lives - votes: 422 (17.6%)
The dichotomy between the two lives - votes: 625 (26%)
The tension when almost discovered - votes: 416 (17.3%)
The reactions when others discover - votes: 941 (39.1%)
There were 2404 total votes.
The poll ended: October 15th, 2022 10:19am PDT

So should the discovery happen quickly or toward the end of the series?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
October 15th 10:29am
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New Poll - Double Life
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. What do you guys like about stories where the main character leads a double life? In Western media, there's Batman, Superman, many other super heroes. And for manga, there's examples like Sailor Moon


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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Favorite tea?
Choices:
Black - votes: 690 (22.5%)
Green - votes: 486 (15.8%)
White - votes: 63 (2.1%)
Oolong - votes: 111 (3.6%)
Chai - votes: 259 (8.4%)
Matcha - votes: 155 (5.1%)
Pu-erh - votes: 47 (1.5%)
Other herbal infusions - votes: 249 (8.1%)
Chrysanthemum tea - votes: 64 (2.1%)
Cold brews or iced (usually sweetened) - votes: 285 (9.3%)
Bubble tea (i.e., boba, and/or milk) - votes: 430 (14%)
Other - votes: 230 (7.5%)
There were 3069 total votes.
The poll ended: October 8th, 2022 1:10pm PDT

You like black? Can't go back
Posted by lambchopsil on 
October 8th 1:15pm
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New Poll - Favorite Tea
This week's poll was suggested by docdesanta. Back in May, we found out that more of you prefer tea over coffee. So what tea, specifically?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Economists say the value of a single human life is $10 million USD. Is this...
Choices:
Too high - votes: 944 (39.7%)
Too low - votes: 1067 (44.9%)
Just right - votes: 367 (15.4%)
There were 2378 total votes.
The poll ended: October 1st, 2022 11:09am PDT

Are all lives equal?
Posted by lambchopsil on 
October 1st 11:15am
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New Poll - Value of Human Life
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. Some people value a single human life at $10 million USD. What are your thoughts on that?

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http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Preferred way of getting isekai-ed
Choices:
Truck-kun - votes: 554 (17.8%)
Train-kun - votes: 40 (1.3%)
Being (accidentally) murdered - votes: 117 (3.8%)
Walking through a random portal or door - votes: 498 (16%)
Explosives - votes: 54 (1.7%)
Summoned - votes: 392 (12.6%)
Reading a book - votes: 255 (8.2%)
Death via over-working - votes: 108 (3.5%)
Sleeping and waking up - votes: 714 (22.9%)
Stuck in a video game - votes: 236 (7.6%)
Other - votes: 145 (4.7%)
There were 3113 total votes.
The poll ended: September 24th, 2022 9:16am PDT

Sleeping and waking up is kinda boring in a story, but I guess it's a less painful way to go
Posted by lambchopsil on 
September 24th 9:20am
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New Poll - Isekai
This week's poll was suggested by F_J. What's your preferred method of getting sent to another world?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: If the Olympics had a video game category, what would you want to the competitors to play?
Choices:
Puzzle games - votes: 302 (14.1%)
Racing games - votes: 100 (4.7%)
Fighting games - votes: 433 (20.2%)
Shooters - votes: 268 (12.5%)
RTS - votes: 233 (10.8%)
MMO - votes: 154 (7.2%)
Sports - votes: 64 (3%)
Speedrunning - votes: 425 (19.8%)
Other - votes: 169 (7.9%)
There were 2148 total votes.
The poll ended: September 17th, 2022 11:26am PDT

Too bad Nintendo is notoriously bad about handling Smash tournaments
Posted by lambchopsil on 
September 17th 11:32am
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