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New Poll - Past vs. Present Favorites
This week's poll was suggested by 8-3. Assuming you've read manga for a while, you've probably had some older favorite series. How do those compare to the series you're currently reading?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Transported to the world of your favorite manga character, you discover he/she is on a quest to kill you. Failure means death. You will...
Choices:
Just try to keep running away - votes: 1240 (31.5%)
Nothing I can do, as they're too powerful - votes: 438 (11.1%)
Give them a good fight, but lose in the end - votes: 325 (8.3%)
Kill them instead. Your own survival is the most important! - votes: 1484 (37.7%)
Kill yourself, so they won't have dirt on their hands - votes: 93 (2.4%)
Willingly sacrifice yourself, so they may live - votes: 359 (9.1%)
There were 3939 total votes.
The poll ended: September 22nd 2018

Looks like it's split down the middle in the kill or be killed
Posted by lambchopsil on September 22nd 7:37am Comments ( 13 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» residentgrigo on September 22nd, 2018, 1:07am

I still like them just the same. Who knows what my favorite manga was before Berserk as I have followed it for over a decade. Legend of Galactic Heroes has also been my favorite long-form anime for a similar amount of time. Both forms of media had already figured themselves out before I was born, so it´s not like with video games where the art form itself is still growing. The average 8/10+ game now is just better than similar offerings a decade ago and more importantly decades ago. That´s just not true for manga.

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» VawX on September 22nd, 2018, 2:55am

Pretty much the same, every now and then there will appear some masterpieces that will be remembered for years while there are many mediocre one mmm...

The thing is everything will become more creative so the weird one will become even weirder too mmm...

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» MangaGhost on September 22nd, 2018, 3:37am

I still like them just the same or I like my old and new favorites about the same. Really the list of favorites grows longer the more years I read, but it grows slowly because not everything out there is good. There's a lot of mediocre stuff that's made both in the past as well as now. I don't tend to keep reading that stuff, especially nowadays as I don't have as much time. Manga I consider my favorites don't tend to be crap, imho or stuff I outgrew like it might be for some people. The tough part is finding Manga that is worth my time, so I drop a lot after a few chapters. But stuff I consistently find interesting or enjoy, I keep reading.

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» calstine on September 22nd, 2018, 5:18am

Still like them just the same. I only started reading manga properly once I was past 17, after all, so my tastes haven't changed significantly since then. Some of my old favourites I do think are a tad juvenile, now, but I still retain fond memories of my time reading (or watching, in the case of anime) them, so it's all good.

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» maruchi on September 22nd, 2018, 3:11pm

I didn't feel like there was an option in this poll that really reflected how I felt... I love my old favorites and I'm not ashamed of loving them, but I definitely feel like manga as a whole has gotten better since I started reading it a decade or so ago. I feel like the mangakas I've been reading for awhile have improved.

Basically, I think newer manga is in general better than older manga. I still love the manga I loved in the past.

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» deathgoyle on September 22nd, 2018, 4:41pm

I feel like this poll wasn't worded properly to note that it wasn't an "old favorite vs the new favorite" theme and that it was mainly talking about an "older release favorite vs newer release favorite."

But I guess the answer is the same since my favorites either stand out from most stories in their respective demographics or are still able to stand tall through their story quality, even if the art style doesn't.

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» tribal2199 on September 22nd, 2018, 6:47pm

I tried reading some of my old favorites and wondered what I liked about them. My tastes changed as I got older.

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» Sugarshark on September 22nd, 2018, 8:44pm

I guess if you started on good stuff you can still like them, because they stand the test of time. Most of my stuff was 'what was available' rather than by choice.
though I'd probably be bored stiff with shonen titles; doubt I'd be able to make it through 20 volumes of Rurouni Kenshin like before.
I think I've outgrown the charm of being teh awesome

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» MinatoAce on September 22nd, 2018, 11:03pm

I still like them just the same.

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» nightazday on September 23rd, 2018, 12:03pm

Come back to me when the new and old series are translated

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» blackkittycat15 on September 23rd, 2018, 6:24pm

The newer series suck compared to my favorite, but all series suck compared to my favorite. That's why it's my favorite.

I can't tell if this is implying that if people find older series better, or if it's implying some are ashamed of what they liked previously. I answered I still like them just the same. I do like newer series and I also realized some of the older series I fell in love with aren't as great with age. However Full Metal Alchemist will still be the best.

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» aly_angelflight on September 24th, 2018, 4:09pm

I like my past and present favorites the same, but I do feel like it's getting harder and harder to find new series that seem interesting...

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» tactics on September 25th, 2018, 3:52pm

*Thinks about Freezing*

*scrunches up face in pain*

Idk why I was ever intrigued by that shit show of a series. Probs cos the art was pretty. I was simple like that back in the day. Pretty art and pretty girls? Hell yeah sign me the fuck up.

Now I just read yuri so it's still pretty girls hell yeah sign me the fuck up, just gay instead of that harem nonsense.

I will always love Ai Kora though. Always and forever. One of my earliest manga I ever read and I still love it to this very day.
But my tastes have vastly changed since then and I am all about the yuri now. Gay or gtfo.

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