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New Poll - Spending on Anime/Manga
The initial idea for this poll comes from Karonhioktha, but the question itself and the choices are all my own. To keep things more or less consistent, plus enter the total in US dollars. Estimate and convert if you have to. Please be honest. You can interpret the question as "goods" referring to any sort of merchandise related to anime/manga.

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Anime adaptations of a manga (or vice versa)...
Must follow the same, exact story - votes: 2701 (22.8%)
Can only add a tiny bit of originality - votes: 5947 (50.3%)
Can take liberty in what parts to adapt - votes: 1699 (14.4%)
Don't have to follow anything from the original - votes: 393 (3.3%)
Don't care - votes: 1092 (9.2%)
There were 11832 total votes.
The poll ended: April 30th 2011

The vast majority prefers the adaptation to be more or less exactly the same as the original. Now I wonder that if you liked the series on one medium, would you want to watch/read the same series on another medium even though it was the same content?
Posted by lambchopsil on April 30th 6:46am Comments ( 22 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]

» ayashe on April 30th, 2011, 3:11am

It really depends on the year. A couple years ago I spent a lot, mostly on doujinshi. Not so much last year, none this year.


» Dafat-MKII on April 30th, 2011, 5:54am

Strange. I was just pondering whether to get a dakimakura with Ikaros, Nymph, Sora, Yuu, or Saber Lily.



» Bakkou on April 30th, 2011, 7:56am

A majority of people have spent nothing to under 100 dollars, I feel bad since I'd spent over ~$2000 last year on figures and what not. Hopefully this year it'll be a lot lower.


» Synthoxide on April 30th, 2011, 8:35am

I spend around 100-500 each year. I don't really buy throughout the year, but at Christmas, I have a big spending spree, since I usually get money. It's also a bit cheaper, since I buy the japanese volumes rather than the english ones…


» kanosa on April 30th, 2011, 10:39am

If I had enough money, I'd buy collections of all of the series I like, even the unlicensed, non-English ones ):


» FullArmageddon on April 30th, 2011, 2:59pm

I spend $1,000-$2,000 a year on manga & illustration books (like pixiv annual), about $1,000 on figures, and $500-$1,000 on anime.


» Pacific.Mint on April 30th, 2011, 4:28pm

I'm still a student so I can't spend a lot of money but when I start making money, I'll buy a lot of manga-related stuff. Mostly will be on wallpapers because I love them. Since I read a lot of historical / fantasy / adventure, the wallpapers are amazing. Then I'll scan them and make a fan site.


» PinkEverlasting on April 30th, 2011, 4:52pm

Does cosplay count? =D Honestly, I spend over $100-200 on figures..etc. per year but adding cosplay would add another hundred probably.


» Axlish on April 30th, 2011, 6:04pm

Lots of my friends ask me "Why buy manga when it's available on the internet?" which makes me kind of sad. I do try to buy manga that I absolutely adore, but my room does have limited space.


» yuno19 on April 30th, 2011, 6:51pm

i do not see my hobby in manga/animu has anything to do with my professional, academic, or even social life. so, i spent accordingly. not more than a hundred. for you good sirs and mams, if your hobby broaden your social life and your life is improved by it, i think its fine to spent more.


» oriana3k on April 30th, 2011, 7:44pm

Maybe 200-300ish per year for the last couple of years. And some of that was gifts. It would probably be more, but I hold back due to lack of income. ^^;


» hollabaloo on May 1st, 2011, 5:20pm

It's pretty depressing to see that nearly 40% of the poll doesn't spend ANYTHING. :/ (I could make a snarky comment about supporting the industry but I won't)


» YoakeNoHikari on May 2nd, 2011, 8:11am

...One might argue that you did.


» hollabaloo on May 3rd, 2011, 12:19pm

Not as snarky as I could be, then. :b


» veenav on May 2nd, 2011, 1:42am

if the anime/manga goods were available in my country i would definitely buy it.


» ink junkie on May 2nd, 2011, 6:39am

I buy stuff, but there's rarely any manga or anime where I live, you know, the things I'd actually spend lots on, so I end up buying a couple of figurines and some such.


» fiol on May 2nd, 2011, 12:14pm

”Now I wonder that if you liked the series on one medium, would you want to watch/read the same series on another medium even though it was the same content?”

For all the same reasons I’ll reread/rewatch a manga/anime, or a movie or a book. A good story is worth repeating and revisiting. Changing to much it would be ruining it.


» mattai on May 2nd, 2011, 2:59pm

Exactly, leave it as it is or just make a story about something else.


» Akillarian on May 2nd, 2011, 4:03pm

It varies from months to months, years to years. It varies based on how much I make that year and how much living expense I have to pay, how much tuition I have to pay. It also varies how many trips I make to the manga stores or how willing I am to purchase "chapters" online from publishers.

For people who vote NONE on the poll, everyone else please remember manga/anime/subsequent related industries are NOT THE ONLY industries out there.

Books/Games/Videos/Local Music/Foreign Musics/hundred of other things which people are interested in. Support for the industries? Other industries are also crying for the same monetary support. People's money are not endless. In the end, you can only divide and spend so much money into limited places.


» hollabaloo on May 3rd, 2011, 12:38pm

Honestly I'd be interested in finding out how many people voted "none" simply because they don't want to pay for anime/manga period. Some fans really are that entitled unfortunately, so a lack of money isn't always the reason why.


» That2ndGuy on May 4th, 2011, 10:46am

Wow, people spending hundreds to thousands of dollars on figurines (which are probably all female)? That's just... indescribably creepy. I can see spending $100-200 a year on manga, but $500+ is getting extreme. I, myself, don't spend squat on any manga merchandise because I guess I'm not that into it as many of you are. I depend on manga scanlators to feed my hobby. If they were to all get shut down, I guess I'd be SOL. I have better things to spend my money on, like bills and vacations.


» dosetsu on May 6th, 2011, 4:17pm

I hear spending money on a hobby that isn't free is a bad thing.


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