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New Poll - Preferred Setting
This week's poll was suggested by our member compass96. You're in the process of creating a new series, so where are you gonna place your characters? The choices should cover most of the bases...hopefully...

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What do you like to see most in your anime protagonist?
Undying love for their friends - votes: 833 (6.7%)
Calm in the face of danger - votes: 2626 (21.2%)
Principled and ethical - votes: 894 (7.2%)
Strong Willpower - votes: 1897 (15.3%)
Courage to face anything - votes: 1159 (9.4%)
Vulnerability - votes: 953 (7.7%)
Anti-Heroism - votes: 2933 (23.7%)
Ruthless Killer - votes: 1076 (8.7%)
There were 12371 total votes.
The poll ended: July 6th 2013

Maybe I should have phrased it "What do you like to see in your anime hero?"
Posted by lambchopsil on July 6th 8:26am Comments ( 21 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]

» NightSwan on July 6th, 2013, 2:08am

Probably historical. Or futuristic/fantastic. Earthlike but not quite is also good.
Modern is boring. ;p


» SinsI on July 6th, 2013, 2:50am

Futuristic Earth-like/Space or Modern America/Europe;
definitely not anything Historical (hate how they make fools out of famous historical persons - feels like a poor doujinshi).


» aznchis3l on July 6th, 2013, 3:18am

Should have added historical asia/china cause that'd be my pick. But out of the choices, I'd have to go with Fantasy Earth.


» uzumakiwalid on July 6th, 2013, 3:21am

Modern setting have flexibility on how the manga progressing. Historical setting will require the author to have the knowledge on how the manga and actual history are connected, while changing some element to fit the setting of the manga. Futuristic and Original(Another World setting) setting will need for the author to have creative mind, setting and the elements that will be used have to be futuristic/original or the manga wont have enough appeal to the reader

P.S. Flame me for my bad english


» ink junkie on July 6th, 2013, 3:31am

Everything on that list that isn't Japan.


» uzumakiwalid on July 6th, 2013, 3:45am

the poll state "manga". besides, there are already choices for that


» SilverStorm on July 6th, 2013, 2:46pm

Agreed. I want to read something new, novel, original, exciting!


» Damnedman on July 6th, 2013, 4:02am

No post-apocalyptic? I am disappoint.


» That3rdGuy on July 6th, 2013, 11:44am



» -shiratori- on July 6th, 2013, 6:11am

I'd go with an Alternative History setting. What would happen if Japan and Germany won WW2? Set in the 21st century. I always wanted to make something out of that.


» Juuza on July 6th, 2013, 7:34am

Would go with a modern (if slightly advanced) alternate history setting (to near-future/futuristic beneath the surface) that at the same time loosely resembles the real-world (butterfly effect be damned) though it would initially focus on a somewhat familiar modern city in Europe or America.

At the same time, I'd look to weave in events or situations from outside of Europe/America in a manner similar to Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed, while also having the opportunity to elaborate the setting further in stand-alone chapters/episodes (with some degree of continuity) or in some databook (assuming the Manga is successful).


» imercenary on July 6th, 2013, 8:01am

Not Earth.

Its the hardest from a writing perspective, but allows the greatest flexibility.


» Trimutius on July 6th, 2013, 10:04am

If it was me I would say that the setting is closer to Futuristic Earth-like with Fantasy mixed in...
I have chosen futuristic, because that is closer to what I actually want...


» MitzumiKare on July 6th, 2013, 10:27am

Augh I actually had to think about this when doing an original series. The original roleplay was in japan but I don't know japan like that and it just come off weeboo-ish if I went ahead and did that so I moved the cast to america, made them multi cultural and left it there.

It's best to go for what you know. Worldbuilding is hard. ^__^;;;;


» xmariah201 on July 6th, 2013, 10:34am

I prefer an European settings so, Historical Europe. Though I also like modern europe.


» Kina92 on July 6th, 2013, 11:40am

As a writer and artist in general I almost always go with a Fantasy Earth (or Earth-like) setting. It's fun to think up new and exciting places/things/creatures. However, I do also tend to leak in modern Japan, Europe, or America into the setting as kind of a basis. X3


» That3rdGuy on July 6th, 2013, 11:51am

Futuristic Earth with a post-apocalyptic theme. Something like Desert Punk and Alice in Hell. I like deserts and ruins. MC must be an antihero. Don't care about the location. Mercenaries are always good, too. Must be a seinen. Struggling to make a living while surviving. That'd be nice. eyes


» z-e-n on July 6th, 2013, 7:43pm

For those of you who like fantasy earth manga settings, I recommend the following:

Gate - Jietai Kare no Chi nite, Kaku Tatakeri

Those looking for a more serious plot (minus the fantasy cliches) then I would highly recommend this unique title:



» RoxFlowz on July 7th, 2013, 6:51am

1. Completely different world like in Tower of God and others.

2. Modern or futuristic setting combined with fantasy elements.


» mysstris on July 7th, 2013, 12:23pm

Historical Europe. I love historical genres b/c there has been so much done with the modern day that there is more of a chance to be repetitive. I guess there'd be a lot more research to be done if historical but it's fun to read historical genres since it's like learning about a new culture you know?

As for which location, Europe because so far, it's kept my interest more but not so much as England. I'd be more interested in the Mediterranean of Europe or farther back into the past like BC times of the Romans, Greeks, Ottoman and such.

I wouldn't mind other historical locations though like the middle east. That'd be interesting =)


» sidzero on July 12th, 2013, 10:58pm

It would all depend on the story I was trying to tell. Certain stories are better suited having certain settings. You wouldn't usually write a love story in a sci-fi setting, or an epic, saving-the-world type of deal in a prehistoric caveman setting, or a bro-mance comedy in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse. Well, normally you wouldn't. Unless you're me... then, you might.


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