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New Poll - Web Comics
As residentgrigo suggested, this week's poll is a complement to last week's.

Edit: Reformed the poll to add another option, so everyone can vote again!

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you read any of the translated web novels listed on MU?
Lots! - votes: 2116 (31.6%)
Maybe a couple - votes: 1897 (28.3%)
Used to, not anymore - votes: 333 (5%)
Never had, probably never will - votes: 2348 (35.1%)
There were 6694 total votes.
The poll ended: October 30th 2015

I'm really surprised that over 30% of you said you read lots of web novels. Like REALLY surprised
Posted by lambchopsil on 
October 30th 11:11pm
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» RoxFlowz on October 30th, 2015, 11:17pm

Kubera 10/10. Used to read lots, it's gone down to several now.


» kaloo on October 31st, 2015, 6:50am

Oh man. I totally forgot Kubera. I was bummed back when The Company dropped it. I was waiting for the actual releases to catch up. I mean it was so good.


» calstine on October 31st, 2015, 12:28am

Several. I've never read "lots," but I do read more Korean and Chinese webcomics than I do manhwa or manhua.

On the other hand, I don't think I've ever seen a Japanese webcomic. Does such a thing even exist?


» Gradonil_Ral on October 31st, 2015, 1:09am

Quite a bit of web comics is a lot more eye-pleasing than manga is. Even if we disregard the specific art styles, most web series are fully colored. Also, a lot of them are drawn in the long-strip mode, which (IMO) let's for a better story/action flow.
Real manga is so pressed for space, that we end up reading these densely-packed panels that often lead to these micro spoilers... I mean, how many times did you turn a page, start reading its first panel while simultaneously seeing what's happening at the last panel of said page? And don't even get me started on double-spreads or actual, physical manga...


» naeddyr on October 31st, 2015, 1:36am

Why is there no "Never have, maybe I will?"


» lambchopsil on October 31st, 2015, 4:50am

Quote from naeddyr
Why is there no "Never have, maybe I will?"

Good suggestion!


» naeddyr on October 31st, 2015, 10:07am

It's just that sometimes the questions are too specific without there being a more general answer. "Never have" or "No" would have covered both "probably never will" and "I might possible do so".

Not every question needs to have all the answers be detailed. "Yes" and "No" should probably be included in all polls they apply to, with other, more specific answers added to complement them, otherwise you'll get gaps like these.

Sorry about my original post, though, in retrospect it's a little too blunt... cry


» The_Fox on October 31st, 2015, 6:06am

I only read one, but I guess 'Several' is close enough.


» MinatoAce on October 31st, 2015, 7:38am

Without thinking twice, the answer is Lots!

And the most popular one currently among manga would be One-Punch Man(ONE).
Then there are many Manhwa/Webtoon and Manhua/Webtoon. Especially these later two. Nowadays most of the new ones are web comics.


» residentgrigo on October 31st, 2015, 8:44am

The 30% approval rate for web novels worries me too but i am not surprised due to the high statistics of a lot of those. Demand better...
Lots! for obvious reasons and i go over some in this web Manhua tread.
A vast amount of new manga are actually web first publications and you can read the first and the latest chapter on the publications website. We have a lot of Japanese web readers listed as "groups" too. (I wouldn´t be surprised if more than half of all new hentai manga were published as web only.)

I also read many non Asian ones as Injustice - Gods Among Us which improves on the game´s abysmal narrative in every way possible so this is a worldwide phenomenon.


» crazyboutcute on October 31st, 2015, 10:06am

I read a lot of them. Especially Korean webtoons. I also like the long-strip format and the fact that most of them are full-color. The art style also tends toward the more anime-ish, which is an aesthetic I particularly enjoy (not that I don't love traditional manhwa styles, though). I've found a lot of webtoons to be more avant-garde than their traditional counterparts, too. I think the authors are more in-touch with what readers want, especially since readers can instantly comment on each episode. And the challenge league setup also makes it so that serialization is more about what the audience wants rather than what the publisher demands.

And yes, unlike most web novels, most web comics go through an actual publisher. bigrazz

I haven't seen too many Japanese or Chinese web comics around, but I would definitely be open to trying them. eyes


» MangaGhost on October 31st, 2015, 10:17am

I just don't have time to read everything. I follow a few web comics, but I guess I'll have to pick "several", which is more than a few but closer than none. roll


» mysstris on October 31st, 2015, 11:33am

I more or less treat them like a printed manga. I pick up what interests and graphs my attention. The format does not matter so much to me; it's discovering another awesome story that's the jewel =D Why discriminate between print and web? It's all graphic novel


» Natsuki@ on October 31st, 2015, 11:36am

I follow a few Korean ones and 2 Japanese. While I like the full color of most of the webcomics I read the art is quite a lot more simple or not very good compared to manga/manhwa but if the story is good I'll read it same with anything else so not much difference there. An other good point of the webcomics I read is that most of them release weekly or more than once a week.


» NightSwan on November 2nd, 2015, 2:27am

I only follow Their Story and 19 Days,
plus anything else these two put out.

Other than that, I've read a few stand alone stories here and there.
Can't say I've had much luck in finding series that would interest me.


» poplar_brook on November 2nd, 2015, 11:02am

Quite a lot. I have installed Line webtoon and Comico app, as well as some others... I read very slowly though.

There are several webtoon adapted anime so I think the future of web comics is bright.


» Shibiusa on November 3rd, 2015, 8:56am

I misread this week's poll and I thought it was the same as last week's (with just another option). I do read web comics and quite a few of them. They seem to have different ideas nowadays, while mangas keep repeating the same ideas. I just hate novels and light novels...


» cloudsora on November 3rd, 2015, 9:57pm

I suppose this is eye opening ot the staff members who wanted to get rid of all of them seeing that the majority of the site read them.


» P0laris on November 4th, 2015, 8:01pm

I used to read a few of them, but i don't anymore. I don't like it when it's full color and i'm not so fond of the drawings, so short chapters or the lack of dialogues(mostly wc i saw were like this). So i really love mangas and manhwas smile roll eyes