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New Poll - When Start Reading?
As a followup poll to last week, our user Yask suggested we do one on the age you started reading manga. I decided to break it up by schooling rather than exact years, and post-college is just in chunks of decades. You may have called it each level differently (like junior high or secondary school), but it's just a rough estimate.

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: For how long have you been reading manga?
Choices:
Started within the last year - votes: 253 (2.5%)
For 1 year - votes: 207 (2.1%)
For 2 years - votes: 310 (3.1%)
For 3 years - votes: 374 (3.7%)
For 4 years - votes: 414 (4.1%)
For 5 years - votes: 586 (5.9%)
For 6 years - votes: 466 (4.7%)
For 7 years - votes: 594 (5.9%)
For 8 years - votes: 556 (5.6%)
For 9 years - votes: 520 (5.2%)
For 10 years - votes: 1317 (13.2%)
For 11 years - votes: 528 (5.3%)
For 12 years - votes: 660 (6.6%)
For 13 years - votes: 465 (4.6%)
For 14 years - votes: 381 (3.8%)
For 15 years - votes: 698 (7%)
For 16 years - votes: 236 (2.4%)
For 17 years - votes: 264 (2.6%)
For 18 years - votes: 193 (1.9%)
For 19 years - votes: 89 (0.9%)
For 20 years - votes: 310 (3.1%)
For 21 years - votes: 63 (0.6%)
For 22 years - votes: 65 (0.6%)
For 23 years - votes: 57 (0.6%)
For 24 years - votes: 32 (0.3%)
For 25 years - votes: 42 (0.4%)
For 26+ years - votes: 322 (3.2%)
There were 10002 total votes.
The poll ended: October 13th 2017

A lot of people are at the 10 year mark. It's interesting how each increment of 5 years (5, 10, 15, 20) all have spikes of voters. Probably because you don't remember the exact year, so you give a rough estimate to the nearest 5th year
Posted by lambchopsil on October 14th 2:20am Comments ( 15 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» calstine on October 14th, 2017, 12:57am

Well, we don't have high school here, but I was 16 when I first read a manga, so I'll go with that. 14 when I first watched anime, so still in high school range, apparently.

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» TundraDweller on October 21st, 2017, 4:23pm

That's the exact same as me. Just turned 25.

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» princess_bubblegum on October 14th, 2017, 3:18am

What!!!!?? There are people here who are above 80 years old and are members of Baka updates...
Wow I salute them for being an avid manga lover... It's better late than never, so they say...
And I started reading manga in high school...

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» princess_bubblegum on October 14th, 2017, 3:18am

Sate sate eek eek eek eek

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» Cthylla on October 14th, 2017, 3:47am

Back in middle school I got Shonen Jump #1 because it had a free promo blue eyes white dragon. Dont think i really read anh manga after that until high school when the online manga scene exploded a bit. That was around the time death note was translated I think because I borrowed that from a friend and then ended up reading the rest online.

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» residentgrigo on October 14th, 2017, 5:17am

Middle school for manga. Kindergarten for comics and anime.

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» KaoriNite on October 14th, 2017, 6:16am

I started after graduating college. Had a bunch of free time on my hands since I had a hard time finding a job.

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» svines85 on October 14th, 2017, 8:28am

Wow, look at the participation in last week's poll, over 10,000 votes, I'm not sure I've seen one that had more people vote in it.

Yeah, I'm glad this one is grouped like it is, saves me from feeling bad about having to round it off myself cuz I can't remember biggrin

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» scsijon on October 14th, 2017, 1:48pm

Well I'm an aussie born in the early '50's, who found about manga in the '80's when one was used as packing material with a computer board sent from Japan. I'm not sure how many aussie's knew manga existed back then, but I suspect not a lot although anime was known with astroboy and a few others of that eak around. The 'fun' back then was finding someone to help 'decode' japanese. At least they were usually only gana and kana back then.

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» mikenime on October 15th, 2017, 5:56am

i collect Westerns Comics when i was 8 to 14 years old and watch anime since i was 4 but i dint'd know manga until we get an internet when i was 16 in 2003(dial-up connection)

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» MinatoAce on October 15th, 2017, 6:40am

Middle school (11-14). for Manga/Manhwa/Manhua (Webtoons).
Elementary school (5~) for comics.

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» Lymus on October 15th, 2017, 5:08pm

Consiously started reading manga when i was about 12 or 13.

On the way back from school i was hit by a motorbike and had to stay in the hospital for a few weeks. My mother bought me a Banzai! magazine (the german version of Shounen Jump) to pass time, i was hooked instantly, the current series where Hunter x Hunter, Naruto, One Piece, Shaman King, Hikaru no Go, YuGiOh and a few others at the time.

I was watching anime on tv at the time, but don't hink i ever read manga before. But afterwards i started buying volumes, got a Banzai! subscription. And got more and more into the medium ...

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» punchmanga on October 18th, 2017, 8:14pm

So after been injured you've started to like manga, it's time to call the journalists to say we've find why people like manga !! ^^

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» VawX on October 17th, 2017, 12:38am

I still remember the first manga I read mmm...
It was Doraemon volume 8, and I read it when I was 5 (or 4?) years old mmm...
I found it in one of the drawers when I was searching for my toy mmm...

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» imt0203 on October 17th, 2017, 2:22pm

My parents and my sister read doraemon to me when I was a child. They eventually got tired of reading it all the time so they taught me to read. The first thing I read in my life was Doraemon, at the age of 4... I still love it now at the age of 28.

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