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Question: You come across a translator note with a URL in it. You...
Ignore it and keep reading - votes: 1945 (59.3%)
Look up general info about the topic the note refers to - votes: 649 (19.8%)
Try to search for the site via keyword search in a search engine - votes: 294 (9%)
Type the URL into the address bar - votes: 391 (11.9%)
There were 3279 total votes.
The poll ended: October 6th 2018
I guess it does depend on how much you already know about culture and what not...
» VawX on October 6th, 2018, 1:24am
What blinded people is that sometimes even though the newer manga is objectively better it might be a bit similar to the old one so it's kinda boring and repetitive mmm...
» residentgrigo on October 6th, 2018, 5:07am
My all-time favorite (comic) writer Grant Morrison is currently about as good as he ever was and finally had one of his works adapted properly with Happy!. Chuck Dixon though is sadly past his prime and many bronze age artistic legends (70s to mid 80s), as Neal Adams or even worse Frank Miller, can barely draw or write a coherent page.
» vigorousjammer on October 6th, 2018, 6:29am
It depends on the author.
Some authors have a distinct vision, and almost all of their works end up being fantastic. Their experience over time only lends to their later output being even better than their early stuff, simply through hard work, honing and practicing their skills.
Other authors get lucky with an early hit, and then they try to capitalize on it... but none of their other works ever live up to that hit, because they don't actually have a visionary mindset and instead simply created something that people enjoy out of what seems like pure luck.
» Trimutius on October 6th, 2018, 6:31am
» MinatoAce on October 6th, 2018, 1:01pm
It's not necessarily the same. Varies from person to person.
» deathgoyle on October 6th, 2018, 3:52pm
50/50 due to sometimes their newest series can sometimes be better in story and art (most times it's just the art) but I think squeals to their works are hit or miss. What started off as a fairly serious sci-fi with shojo elements later became more light-hearted and softer focusing on family life, and there was practically a child terrorist in the first story!
» nightazday on October 6th, 2018, 6:09pm
» Sugarshark on October 6th, 2018, 9:52pm
50 years of Marmaduke or Garfield.
I did read/watch a lot of UY from Rumiko when I first started and loved it; but I never went back for more, in any of her follow-up titles because they were derivative and there was so much more out there to compete for my attentions. And I imagined I naturally aged out of her target audience as well.
it does feel bad when one of the other kinds of serious authors goes mainstream as I had high hopes for diverse and long overdue feels
starving artists take more chances with their stories, once your mangaka goes Hollywood they have a whole cabal of advisors trying to tweak the product for maximum appeal.
I would guess many writers put 'the effort in' to make a new masterpiece but they're super harsh critics and the discarded works which may be gems never see the light of day.
» iamssjvash on October 7th, 2018, 6:01am
» HikaruYami on October 11th, 2018, 8:08am
A manga-ka's art is much more likely to be well-refined at 40 than 20 (hi, Oda), but to me, the fundamental plot and character interactions are key to whether a manga is "good", and those are ridiculously hit-or-miss. There may be a manga-ka that refines their ideas over their lifetime to make a magnum opus later, but there are just as many that have these really great ideas growing up that they just can't wait to tell as soon as they go pro. To me, the level of polish isn't nearly as important as these types of things, so I really couldn't say one is more likely than the other.
Watsuki make Kenshin at age 24 and then Buso Renkin (which I enjoyed, but was pretty meh in comparison) later, after Kenshin was over. Oda made One Piece at 22. But Toriyama, in contrast, ramped up from Wonder Island to Dr. Slump finally into Dragon Ball, and the famous Tezuka Osamu himself just kept churning up more and more engaging stories as time went on. Many people remember Mighty Atom (astro boy) the most, but I personally think Black Jack (which he started around age 45) was even better.
» Transdude1996 on December 7th, 2018, 12:14am