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New Poll - Partner's Interests
This week's poll was suggested by imt0203. Does similar interests in manga/anime matter to you when choosing a significant other? How about other interests?

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Are you more likely to read a comic in which the names have been "localized" for English audiences, like Yukito Tsukishiro to Julian Star?
No, the names don't match the characters and their cultures - votes: 2117 (59.7%)
No, I can typically learn to recognize characters - votes: 590 (16.6%)
It doesn't matter - votes: 661 (18.6%)
Yes, they're less confusing - votes: 128 (3.6%)
Yes, they're more relatable - votes: 49 (1.4%)
There were 3545 total votes.
The poll ended: April 4th 2020

To be honest, when I'm reading novels I have a hard time keeping all the Korean and Chinese names straight.
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April 4th 6:00pm
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» residentgrigo on April 4th, 2020, 11:13am

We did it reddit. We protected Japanยดs precious Protoculture by refusing to see that localizations can be part of thorough translations. The mass market and especially the Netflix-and-chill kids better learn their Japanese or whatever to follow their mass-market youth shows and comics.

No, it doesn't matter at all. Just hypothetically of course. Who came with this poll, Nick Hornby?
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I agreed that what really matters is what you like, not what you are like. Books, records, films - these things matter. Call me shallow but it's the fuckin' truth, and by this measure I was having one of the best dates of my life.

The new High Fidelity Hulu adaptation by is mostly good btw.


» Utsukushii Yume on April 4th, 2020, 3:59pm

I chose it doesn't matter to me.

There are core traits about a persons personality that I feel are a must. So long as they have those traits as a foundation to their personality, I feel it would work out even if we didn't share any interest for each others hobbies. It is nice to be able to share hobbies, but at the same time, it is not deal breaker for me.


» Transdude1996 on April 4th, 2020, 11:37am

No, it doesn't matter at all

I'd say it's more important that they appreciate it rather than if they like it or take an interest in it. Best example I can think of is when my folks had Project Runway or a sports game on. I didn't like the programs, and wouldn't go out of my way to watch them outside of a passing interest, but you can appreciate the work going into it and the process taking place. And, while I'd like my future spouse to appreciate my interests, I'd also want to be able to appreciate her's.


» Otakuch on April 4th, 2020, 4:46pm

Actually, it doesn't matter to me, but It would be nice If we have a same interest point that called anime/manga, Right?


» mah_lenneth on April 4th, 2020, 5:00pm

It's not that important.
I mean, if he likes anime/manga, great. But if he doesn't, I'd like him to respect the fact that I like it.


» Otakuch on April 4th, 2020, 5:03pm

Same with above.


» residentgrigo on April 4th, 2020, 6:00pm

There are obviously films like Wierd Science about Frankensteining the perfect waifu but I remember a film from the 00s or the 2010s about a man manipulating women into becoming a Mini-Me of him before he dropped them. It might have been a sub-plot. Like a bleaker take on About Time (2013). That one is also really twisted for a rom-com. What was it? Do your thing brain.


» Senrosj on April 5th, 2020, 1:51pm

I had a hard time with last week's poll. I don't usually see a reason to change the characters' names, but it also depends on the setting. If it's set in Europe and everyone is called Hanamichi Sakuragi, it would help my sanity if the translators put some decent names there in the dub version.

Another thing is if it's dub or not. It's weird to hear a name and read another one in the subtitles.

But for this week's poll: No, it doesn't matter at all, as long as she respects what I enjoy. She doesn't need to like it, but she should be someone decent enough to understand everyone likes different things and that's all right.


» Otakuch on April 5th, 2020, 2:14pm

Yes, as said above, If she/he respects to What you enjoy, everyone should respect each other.


» HikaruYami on April 5th, 2020, 5:13pm

Joining the No, it doesn't matter at all bandwagon. The last manga my fiancee read was Sailor Moon.

Also super amused that grigo can't get over how most people want to experience an original story in as close to its original form as possible ๐Ÿ™‚ Almost like that's the whole reason we're here on mangaupdates reading manga and not watching anime that were shittily adapted from those manga!

And yes, I *did* learn Japanese for that reason ๐Ÿ˜›


» Transdude1996 on April 6th, 2020, 9:12am

Quote from HikaruYami
Also super amused that grigo can't get over how most people want to experience an original story in as close to its original form as possible ๐Ÿ™‚ Almost like that's the whole reason we're here on mangaupdates reading manga and not watching anime that were shittily adapted from those manga!

He probably doesn't like the fact that homogeneous Japan can produce more original material with a wider variety of diverse characters, settings, and views than anyone pushing the racist ideology of Progressivism can.


» dreamer00013 on April 5th, 2020, 7:48pm

Another one for the "respect/accept my hobby, with or without liking said hobby yourself" wagon.
Seriously. It doesn't matter. It's great if one can share stuff related to hobbies with their significant other, but it's certainly not necessary for a healthy relationship, nor is it a guarantee for one.


» VawX on April 6th, 2020, 12:14am

It's nice if they like it's not the main thing I'm looking for when searching for partner mmm...


» RoxFlowz on April 6th, 2020, 12:23am

Not a necessity, but a big plus.


» KaoriNite on April 6th, 2020, 4:17am

I would've loved an option for "What significant other?". Some of us are #foreveralone lol. But to answer in the hypothetical, no it doesn't matter. I think it's important to have some similar interests with your partner, but for me it doesn't need to be manga/anime.


» Otakuch on April 6th, 2020, 4:32am

Yes, you are totally right, yes we should have similar interest points but it doesn't supposed to be manga/anime, It can be books, nature or random things. We shouldn't restrict the largest topic like "Interest" with anime/manga.


» Boranawp on April 6th, 2020, 9:16am

I think it is important for me i mean we need a bond to cling and I wanna weeb type of bond.


» kujika on April 6th, 2020, 4:05pm

Doesn't matter to me. I'd love some open mindedness though, respect each other's life and hobby and all that jazz.


» Otakuch on April 6th, 2020, 4:13pm

Yes, as I said, It doesn't matter, out of topic, which character that is on your photo?


» residentgrigo on April 6th, 2020, 4:21pm


» Otakuch on April 6th, 2020, 4:51pm

Thanks, grigo!


» kujika on April 11th, 2020, 2:18pm

Oops. I rarely check this forum. Yes, quite tragic character of an old manga/anime series.


» kaloo on April 7th, 2020, 3:57pm

This in particular doesn't matter, but I want to share at least one or two hobbies with anyone I'm serious about.


» alidan on April 10th, 2020, 11:59am

It doesn't matter to me, but what does matter is you have to be non hostile toward it. had a friend/acquaintance go into detail about their warhammer hobby, how the SO of the time forced them to quit, and was hostile, he had to get rid of everything, and because that relationship didn't last, he was out in the low 5 figures on rebuying in.

The obvious question is why, and he thought it would work, outside of that hobby which did take up a fair amount of space (some of the figures were well made and used as display pieces when not in storage) so once that was done he could have moved on, but it was never just that one thing, it was that his primary function wasn't money and his secondary function wasn't kissing her ass 24/7 and without her he would die.

But, like the dope he was, he didn't file divorce first, he tried to make it work, and at that point you are playing defense (second to file) you are already screwed.

learned 2 things from him, well, 1 thing and reinforced others

1) if they give an ultimatum like demand, walk away, do not take them back, do not reason with them, cut your losses because now that they know this works, it will be the go to threat
2) NEVER be second with filing anything where you have an adversarial relationship. If you think they may file something, make damn sure you are first, collage culture and the me too movement should show that even if you are in the right, saying the story second is almost always a losing position