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New Poll - Colored Series Re-Release
This week's poll was suggested by Nekomikoto. If they started releasing a color version of a series that you previously read and liked, would you read it? Personally, I don't have time for that...

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: What would you consider to be "too many chapters" for a series you'd otherwise be interested in reading?
There is no such thing as "too many" - votes: 1906 (44.4%)
1000 Chapters - votes: 621 (14.5%)
500 Chapters - votes: 567 (13.2%)
300 Chapters - votes: 713 (16.6%)
100 Chapters - votes: 246 (5.7%)
50 Chapters - votes: 100 (2.3%)
I prefer reading short series (so 25 chapters or less) - votes: 136 (3.2%)
There were 4289 total votes.
The poll ended: November 2nd 2019

Time is precious. And you can't spend all of it in manga
Posted by lambchopsil on 
November 2nd 2:35pm
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» residentgrigo on November 2nd, 2019, 8:03am

Maybe when the full color version is completely released. The quality of the coloring is the key deciding factor for me and not the length but my interest in an unfinished new release is limited. That´s why I am waiting on the current From Hell colorization to finish to bring up a non-manga example and Japan is hardly the only country to do this. All sorts of comics that were colored before the standards rose in let´s say the mid to late 90s get facelifts. Sandman is a pretty famous example.

Marvel´s colorization of Akira is still the golden standard when it comes to full-color manga. Steve Oliff changed the industry with his endeavor.


» kurotaito on November 2nd, 2019, 8:17am

No, that would be too much work. In my opinion, part of the enjoyment was choosing the colors for myself.


» VawX on November 2nd, 2019, 8:34am

I even rarely watch the anime unless the animation done by incredible studio like Madhouse or Ufotable mmm...


» Transdude1996 on November 2nd, 2019, 8:42am

A lot of subtleties are lost when ANYTHING goes from monochrome to technicolor.


» hkanz on November 2nd, 2019, 9:44am

No, colour doesn’t improve it IMO.


» zarlan on November 2nd, 2019, 2:31pm

No. When something is originally made in black-and-white, colouring it will pretty much always result in nothing other than it looking terrible.


» calstine on November 2nd, 2019, 11:49pm

No. I have no interest in coloured manga in the first place.


» silver and blue on November 4th, 2019, 7:35am

Officially? Full color? I think that's very unlikely, at least i've never seen that happen.
Also i don't think it would add much unless the series was initially supposed to be in full color anyway. Adding flat colors to a perfectly fine B/W image doesn't do anything for me.


» HikaruYami on November 4th, 2019, 10:59am

Time is precious. And you can't spend all of it in manga


But like actually, if it's good, and I notice, I have to read it 🙂 I don't really like hobby activities besides video games and manga, and reading manga is easier than playing video games 😛


» Nekore on November 4th, 2019, 12:56pm

I voted no, I'm more likely to reread the black and white than the color one


» kaloo on November 4th, 2019, 11:01pm

Colorized stuff is usually bad.


» Natsuki@ on November 5th, 2019, 11:07am

Super tiny maybe, I'm not going to reread it if it's a few volumes. That alone can take a while to get recolored and if there are some changes it would take even longer to get edited and that is only if you are allowed to use existing translations. If it was a good 1 volume perhaps but for most not worth it.


» SinsI on November 10th, 2019, 11:41am

depends on original art quality, genre and style
Some manga is originally released with incomplete art due to scheduling issues (i.e. Hunter x Hunter), or is released in black and white due to being published in black and white magazines despite actually having been drawn in full color.
Later re-release in color can thus bring forth something that has been missing.
Some genres (i.e. hentai) also can win quite a lot from being released with prettier full color art, while for others (i.e. some shoujo) it is not that important.