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New series you're trying. You dislike the story but like the characters. Continue reading?
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Stop reading, as this just ruins it for me
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Otaku Poll
As a reminder, please vote in our mascot polls!

A fairly typical poll about how obsessive you are with anime/manga (with some creativity on the choices, haha). Credit goes to member Dubby for the specific choices.

You can discuss the poll here:

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How often or extensively do you cosplay?
I have a whole wardrobe full of cosplay materials and it's one of my favorite activities - votes: 95 (1.5%)
I have a few costumes that I made myself - votes: 384 (6.1%)
I bought a few things off the internet - votes: 203 (3.2%)
I've worn a few cosplay costumes that I borrowed - votes: 231 (3.7%)
My friend forced me into it once...never again... - votes: 121 (1.9%)
Uhhh...does a sheet with eye sockets during Halloween count? - votes: 1988 (31.6%)
I REFUSE to dress up and make a fool of myself - votes: 2999 (47.6%)
What the heck is cosplay? - votes: 273 (4.3%)
There were 6294 total votes.
The poll ended: May 24th 2008

I guess most of us are too embarrassed to do much with cosplay, eh? (Including me actually...)
Posted by lambchopsil on May 24th 3:28pm Comments ( 10 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Cosplay Poll
Another late poll...but this time because I was busy all of yesterday due to my first prom! (No pictures for you guys, sorry) Anyways, the poll this time is about dressing up, actually~ (maybe not a suit/tux/dress, but still...)

Question: How often or extensively do you cosplay?
The idea was stolen from our member funkmu1 (who is also the coordinator of our mascot contest right now)

You can discuss this new poll on our forum here:
Feel free to post any interesting cosplay experiences! (Either doing it yourself, or seeing some...weird people doing it...Man-fay anyone?)

Previous Poll Stats:
Question: Which type of person/role do you like seeing most in manga?
Motherly (maternal) - votes: 133 (1.4%)
Fatherly (paternal) - votes: 107 (1.1%)
Brotherly - votes: 458 (4.7%)
Sisterly - votes: 311 (3.2%)
Old wise sage - votes: 452 (4.7%)
Childhood friends - votes: 1522 (15.8%)
Friend turned into a rival - votes: 685 (7.1%)
Evil king, emperor, usurper, tyrant, ruler, etc - votes: 876 (9.1%)
Beautiful unattainable idol - votes: 856 (8.9%)
Tomboy (tough girl that acts like a guy) - votes: 2460 (25.5%)
Other - votes: 1783 (18.5%)
There were 9643 total votes.
The poll ended: May 18th 2008

A TON of people seem to like the tomboy attitude. Also, based on the number of people that voted "other", I guess my poll choices really sucked, eh? Anyways, a new poll, a new result~

(And if you haven't voted for a mascot yet, you BETTER check it out!)
Posted by lambchopsil on May 18th 8:35pm Comments ( 9 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Mascot Contest (Did you vote in each round?)
This is just a friendly reminder that the mascot contest is continuing. We have 4 rounds currently open (with about 7-8 pictures each). Please make sure to vote in each round!

Vote for MangaUpdates Mascot!!!

Round 1 - Part 1:
Round 1 - Part 2:
Round 1 - Part 3:
Round 1 - Part 4:
Posted by Manick on May 18th 9:57pm Comments ( 5 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Vote for MangaUpdates Mascot!!!
Vote for MangaUpdates Mascot!!!

Round 1 - Part 1:
Round 1 - Part 2:
Round 1 - Part 3:
Round 1 - Part 4:

We finally have our poll up (at least the first one...)! As the title of this news post says, we are going to get a mascot for our site in preparation for the next version of your beloved MangaUpdates! Remember, this mascot determines our future as a site!

To vote, you must be a registered member. Then you can vote in this poll:
This is only the first of several polls that will determine our mascot winner (tournament style).
Contest ends clue actually...We'll figure that out later.

For a full description of every entry, look here:
And here's the thread that started it all:
Posted by lambchopsil on May 15th 1:54am Comments ( 6 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
MangaShare/Binktopia and BleachExile Dispute over Bleach Scanlation Issues
In earlier April, manga download site MangaShare, on behalf of the scanlation group Binktopia, posted an announcement criticizing BleachExile for removing the credit page from their work on BleachExile's online reader.

BleachExile is currently one of the largest Bleach fan sites that offer downloads of Bleach anime, manga and numerous other series and medias.

In mid-April, Binktopia, enforcing their re-distribution policy found in their credits page, sent a request to BleachExile to remove Binktopia scanlations from their website, stating MangaShare is the official distribution site for all Binktopia releases.

However, Binktopia received an "unsatisfying" response, leading them to putting up a public service announcement regarding BleachExile.

In response, BleachExile began removing the credits page for all releases from MangaShare, Binktopia, bludshock, and #blood, and stated that without an apology, they would continue to remove the credits page.

Although threads on the topic has been removed from BleachExile's forum, (due to claims of a PHP virus in the thread that runs on vBulletin) their view regarding this incident can still be viewed here: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3.

MangaShare’s administrator, Blud, and his crew has put forth a lot of effort on going against websites with rules and actions that are found to be questionable among the scanlation community, with last year’s StopNF.png page (seen at the top of the site) being the most well known.

Currently, with no agreement reached by both sides, MS/Binktopia has come to an unanimous decision to watermark random pages of their scans.
Posted by Gum on May 13th 12:44am Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Happy Mother's Day! (+ New Poll)
Happy Mother's Day to everyone! Go wish all your older female relatives a happy day~ Hope you got nice presents for them too (manga, anybody?)

And to celebrate the occasion, we have a new poll with "motherly" as the first choice.
Question: Which type of person/role do you like seeing most in manga?
(I thought of the poll on the spur of the moment, so apologies for some lame choices...Also, I'm a day late with the new poll, so sorry about that. I was busy the whole day yesterday...)

You can discuss the poll here:
And if you choose "other" as an option, feel free to tell us which unlisted type of person you like seeing most!

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How do you generally like the endings of series?
It couldn't have ended in any better way! - votes: 844 (12.7%)
It was good, but could've been better...But I don't think I could write a better ending - votes: 3563 (53.6%)
Man, I could write a better ending than that author! - votes: 1167 (17.6%)
I hate all endings! Let the series continue forever! - votes: 1069 (16.1%)
There were 6643 total votes.
The poll ended: May 11th 2008

Yes, I knew all the problems with that poll, but oh well...I guess most people are generally satisfied with the endings, but don't have the writing talent or creativity to make it better.
Posted by lambchopsil on May 11th 1:29pm Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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