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Downtime / Investigating Cause
We just had a 5 hour downtime. Still investigating the cause.

Posted by Manick on October 22nd 8:15pm Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Release Schedules
This week's poll comes from F_J. Some groups release right when they're finished with the chapter, especially those speed scanners. Others have a fairly regular schedule they keep, although it might not be for the series you want them to release... And others only release once or twice a month and dump like 8 chapters of 5 different series on you. Do you have a preference?

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Which do you prefer?
Hero turning evil - votes: 3591 (47%)
Villain turning good - votes: 4054 (53%)
There were 7645 total votes.
The poll ended: October 21st 2016

Redemption is a cathartic feeling
Posted by lambchopsil on October 22nd 2:14am Comments ( 12 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Good and Evil
This week's poll is from icassop. No explanation necessary

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Would you rather
Read a crappy manga - votes: 1327 (22.5%)
Watch a crappy anime - votes: 624 (10.6%)
Read a crappy comic book / graphic novel - votes: 84 (1.4%)
Listen to a crappy audio drama / cd - votes: 117 (2%)
Read a crappy novel / book - votes: 245 (4.2%)
Watch a crappy TV show - votes: 481 (8.2%)
Watch a crappy movie - votes: 1037 (17.6%)
Listen to a crappy music album - votes: 197 (3.3%)
Play a crappy video game - votes: 691 (11.7%)
Play a crappy board game - votes: 593 (10.1%)
Play a crappy visual novel - votes: 233 (4%)
Watch a crappy play / musical / performance - votes: 263 (4.5%)
There were 5892 total votes.
The poll ended: October 15th 2016

Maybe I should've said "finish crappy manga" instead. Reading 1 chapter of a crappy manga is nothing
Posted by lambchopsil on October 15th 4:34am Comments ( 23 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Baka-Updates Anime Closing

For those who haven't seen, Baka-Updates Anime is now officially closed. It's the end of an era!

We're sticking around though, so don't worry!

The MU Team

Re-posting the goodbye message here because the it'll be gone eventually.

One day a group of friends by the names of y2klizard, aZn_nUt, Platinum|Star, and ^_^Teddie thought it would be a great idea if anime fansubs were more easily found in one location. There were already other websites that did this, however the others decided they would only report unlicensed shows. These guys quickly went to work and on July 20th, 2002 Baka-Updates was officially released to the public.

The goal of Baka-Updates was always to inform the users of the latest anime releases. Throughout the years, we have noticed the anime culture grow at a steady pace. It grew so much that companies eventually gave notice that viewers outside of Japan wanted to get the content fast and thus new streaming services such as Crunchyroll were born. Shows would be simucasted as soon as one hour after it was broadcasted in Japan. This led to the amount of fansubs decreasing since it was so convenient to view the new releases compared to the traditional methods.

As well, the Baka-Updates team continued to grow older. An increase in responsibilities with work and new families meant that we could not commit as much time into maintaining the website. Therefore we have decided it is the right time to shut down.

The team at Baka-Updates would like to thank all of our visitors for supporting the site over all these years. Without you, we would never have had the motivation to keep going for this long. We never expected the anime scene to grow up to what it is today and we will continue being a part of it, only in the background this time.

The closing of Baka-Updates does not affect our sister site MangaUpdates. It will continue to operate as normal.
Posted by Manick on October 13th 11:07pm Comments ( 16 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Piece of Crap
This week's unorthodox poll is from Jolty Febe. Every once in a while (hopefully not more) you have to be entertained by subpar units of entertainment. It's so easy to pick on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice... Well, the poll is which of all these terrible choices would you rather do?

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Question: How do you prefer your sound effects (sfx) in scanlations?
Left alone (not translated at all) - votes: 807 (14.3%)
In a glossary (at the end of a chapter) - votes: 139 (2.5%)
In the margins - votes: 2232 (39.6%)
Beside the original sfx - votes: 1015 (18%)
Overlaying the original sfx - votes: 137 (2.4%)
Replacing the original sfx - votes: 1311 (23.2%)
There were 5641 total votes.
The poll ended: October 8th 2016

Compared to 8 years ago, "Replacing the original sfx" is the only choice that has seen significant gains since then
Posted by lambchopsil on October 8th 12:33pm Comments ( 27 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Poll - Translation Sound Effects
We did this exact same poll 8 years ago, and residentgrigo wanted to do it again. So why not?

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you read European comics?
Lots, and more than manga! - votes: 81 (1.4%)
Lots, but I read more manga - votes: 314 (5.4%)
Just a little - votes: 1682 (29.2%)
Never have - votes: 3000 (52%)
Do film / TV adaptations count? - votes: 689 (11.9%)
There were 5766 total votes.
The poll ended: September 30th 2016

I didn't realize that "V for Vendetta" was a European comic...
Posted by lambchopsil on October 1st 2:30am Comments ( 22 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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