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New Poll - Manga Voices
This week's poll was suggested by 8-3. When you read manga, do you "hear" the voices of the characters in your head? Maybe that mentor wizard sounds like Liam Neeson. Maybe every upstart youngster sounds like Naruto. You decide! It's your head!

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Question: Do you like manga where the main character disguises as the opposite gender?
No opinion - votes: 1608 (29%)
Only when a male disguises as female - votes: 345 (6.2%)
I love reading every series about this! - votes: 979 (17.6%)
Only when a female disguises as male - votes: 780 (14%)
Not my thing... - votes: 1455 (26.2%)
No, hate it! - votes: 385 (6.9%)
There were 5552 total votes.
The poll ended: January 5th 2019

Women's pants suck since they generally don't have pockets.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
January 5th 8:59am
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» calstine on January 5th, 2019, 2:40am

I don't think I've ever done this. Even when an anime adaptation is announced, I just wait to see who the seiyuu are, I don't bother guessing/imagining it. Suppose I'll go with: No, this is not something that I enjoy doing.


» VawX on January 5th, 2019, 4:42am

On rare occasion I guess, especially for manga that quite emphasis the importance of sound, like lots of chanting or music manga mmm...


» Trimutius on January 5th, 2019, 6:03am

I imagine pretty much everything while reading manga. The fact that manga leaves room fo imagination is the reason i like manga more than anime. And i am very imaginative.


» Shonaiula on January 5th, 2019, 6:41am

I don't do actively do it (as in I don't spend time thinking up the voices), but often do it rather subconsciously.

I only notice it when I later go to watch the anime adaptation / an anime adaptation comes out, and I find myself thinking: "this doesn't quite sound like what I was expecting / this voice is exactly on point!"

So the closest answer for me would probably be "Yes, I like to imagine what they might generally sound like".


» Senrosj on January 6th, 2019, 4:43pm

This is me as well. I sometimes imagine the tone in which they would talk, but it's something I do subconsciously and like you said, when the anime comes out, I'm like, "Yup, it sounds like I imagined," or, "What the fuck have you done?"

In my case I think it all depends on how much I like the character and feel invested in the story. If I don't really give a fuck about the character, I will read it normally, but if I like the character, it is quite likely that I'll attach their personality to the general way I think people like them talk.


» residentgrigo on January 5th, 2019, 6:45am

No, I'm not that imaginative. That goes for all print media, silent games, etc.


» kurotaito on January 5th, 2019, 9:48am

No, this is not something that I enjoy doing. I don't think its necessary for my enjoyment so I don't do it. Too much effort, if I say so myself.


» Nekore on January 5th, 2019, 11:19am

No, this is not something that I enjoy doing. Though in some occasions I have put the voice of Kariya in some evil characters (that are usually of my liking)


» Bog Initiate on January 5th, 2019, 5:29pm

Yes, and I like to use real-life voice actors / seiyuus as examples

I'm part of the minority this time. Haha!
I can't help giving characters voices I like or think would fit them. I think this happens a lot when you become a seiyuu fan or when you are a fujoshi who listens to BLCDs.


» Sugarshark on January 5th, 2019, 6:00pm

I've dreamt it once or twice. with mixed results.
not a conscious thing at all


» Jendrej on January 6th, 2019, 9:36am

I sometimes do that… But it’s hard to imagine how a Japanese seiyuu would say it not knowing Japanese that and reading the manga in English. So I only do that when I can imagine the phrase. And it’s more of a generic “how would someone say this” than “how would this character say it”, well, unless I have watched the anime and the seiyuu’s voice was memorable enough.
edit: oh okay, I didn’t see the last option and just started rambling XD


» MinatoAce on January 8th, 2019, 10:58am

I have been doing that since kid by default subconsciously and it's not just for manga, I do it with any kind of fiction.

Went with the choice, which was close enough here. - Yes, I like to imagine what they might generally sound like.


» silvarion on January 9th, 2019, 4:18am

Yes, I like to imagine what they might generally sound like
that's something like reflex. it's not like I tried to "imagine" what they sound like, the image (or sound) just appeared in my head. it's been like that since forever. sometimes the voice would be Japanese since I started studying Japanese.
well, in novels the images just didn't appear when the place is not even mentioned.