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New Poll - Which Comics
This week's poll was suggested by swordfish307. Are people still mostly reading manga? Or has the uptick of webtoons changed your habits?

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How do you customize your character for games that allow you to change your appearance?
Choices:
Default choices - votes: 122 (4.1%)
Make it look like myself - votes: 251 (8.5%)
An ideal version of myself - votes: 542 (18.2%)
Match an existing person or character - votes: 81 (2.7%)
How I wish my significant other looked - votes: 173 (5.8%)
Whatever looks good - votes: 1654 (55.7%)
Random - votes: 147 (4.9%)
There were 2970 total votes.
The poll ended: March 5th, 2022 10:42am PST

Of course you wouldn't want to look ugly
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 5th 10:45am
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» Xunu on March 5th, 2022, 12:07pm

Equal mixture of some choices above

The question asks nowadays, but my habit apply in the long run.

As someone who grew up with manga, I can't stop reading it even though webtoon is booming right now. I do like free stuff, but in the end I take other considerations into account because I'm an incredibly picky reader. In terms of genre, manga is far superior in offering a variety of story. When I'm stuck in one trope, I have another to spare. So, everything is safe. Then apart from myself, sometimes it depends on how many scans are available. Because reading raw requires a lot of patience, in between busy times I like to read what can be read. Again, it's not a problem.

Well, I have bias towards manga, but that doesn't mean I reject the charisma of a manhwa. I want to scream to the world that I also enjoy non-isekai original stories. Waahh, I love it so much that I'm addicted. Their style is very k-drama material. Once I found a good one, I expected to look for a similar solid story. There are some manhwas that are very mature and calm by nature, so when the mood demands, I read them. But still not as many as manga tho.

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» Aremon on March 5th, 2022, 12:18pm

A mix. Only problem with that is the switch between right-to-left and left-to-right. It'll take a couple of panels, sometimes pages until my brain realises I'm reading it backwards... especially when reading something with not so great panel layout/ bad translations. I once read 16 chapters of a certain manhua webcomic before realizing.

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» K9ofChaos on March 5th, 2022, 1:41pm

I chose "Equal mixture of some choices above" as my answer. It's been both a life long habit and something I've done more recently. I'm in one of my superhero phases as we speak so I'm reading Invincible at the moment. It's very good. My main manga I'm reading nowadays are Kengan Omega and Record of Ragnarok because of my interests in Martial Arts and Mythology. The main manwha/webtoon I keep up with is the God of High School.

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» toshirodragon on March 5th, 2022, 3:04pm

So the rest of the world doesn't have comics?

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» alidan on March 6th, 2022, 7:45am

not that get translated in any kind of abondance.

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» Ceiye on March 6th, 2022, 8:36pm

Tbf this is a Weeb Forum. I'm not entirely convinced that some people have grown out of their "Japanese manga is the best because blood and booba" phase, much less know that other countries create comics /j

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» vigorousjammer on March 7th, 2022, 6:46am

Considering how few people answered "Other", the number of answers for comics from other countries likely wouldn't be very interesting to see.

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» free-fiend on March 5th, 2022, 7:19pm

honestly myself, I don't really care about what country it comes from as long as it's a good story and has a translation that is decent. That said, manga is usually the best option with Korean manhwa as a decent second and Chinese manhua as a distant 3rd. I'm not listing English webtoon or comics simply because I don't think I've read any except one and i only found out it was an English webtoon because this site wouldn't track it as it has some kind of policy against it.

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» kaloo on March 5th, 2022, 8:22pm

I'm definitely Definitely on the Manhwa train lately. I've read so many random romance and martial art webtoons recently.

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» ZiBaXn on March 5th, 2022, 9:05pm

I swear it feels like a new world because I feel like 10 years ago, i would have said Japanese but with all the apps out there for folks to read chinese, korean, or western comics make it so much more accessible.

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» alidan on March 6th, 2022, 7:44am

10 years (maybe a bit more) ago korean comics were kind of crap, at least the ones that got translated. but the move to webcomics and the iterations since they started this format got them to be fairly good on the pacing front now, argueably on par with manga. i would take a well paced manga over a korean comic almost any day of the week.

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» Trimutius on March 6th, 2022, 4:19am

Don't know how it happened, but mostly switched to Korean stuff. lately. Of course i do read a bit of all other 4 options still but korean stuff dominates. (Yes even english webtoons... Well, one of them)

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» alidan on March 6th, 2022, 7:42am

for me even letting korean comics in took finding out in the genres I like, korean mc's tend to make better choices. japanese ones wont kill a bad guy even if it screws them in the future, korean ones will kill the bad guy, but chinese ones have to take the bad guy from 10 to 12 so they come out so cartoonishly evil that even the evil that is supposed to be the good guy is tame in comparison. there is a reason for it but not 100% sure how far I can make a tirade go on this site.

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» RoxFlowz on March 6th, 2022, 7:22am

Korean webtoons mostly and some manga.

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» alidan on March 6th, 2022, 7:39am

I read mostly manga, but korean webcomics fill in the patches here and there when I wait for more translations of what im mainly reading.

japanes 90%
korean 9%
chinese 1%

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» Senrosj on March 7th, 2022, 6:19am

Currently, mostly Korean manhwa (mostly webtoons). Now that I think about, I'm just wasting my time with most of them. They are entertaining, but I'm stuck in a cycle of villainesses stories, leveling up broken worlds power fantasies and revenge stories of some kind... and those stories are more or less always the same or pretty similar...

Man... this poll made me rethink my life a little lol.

If it was not "nowadays", but overall, then I'd say a more or less equal mix of Korean and Japanese comics with a little bit of Chinese and English webtoons (I never got into marvel and the like.)

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» vigorousjammer on March 7th, 2022, 6:53am

I mostly read Japanese manga.
It's just the most easily accessible thing to me...

English comics would be second on my list... but I really don't read enough of them and I should probably read more, because there's a lot of good stuff there. It's just not as easily accessible, and sometimes it's a bit difficult to find something with good art, as a lot of it can be rather flat and not as detailed or stylized as I typically prefer.

I don't touch Korean webtoons at all. The art typically doesn't do it for me whatsoever, oftentimes feeling very soulless and just bland. I also really dislike the "long strip" format, as I don't typically read comics on my phone, so when it comes to ebooks, I prefer the two-page format that emulates the page layout of a physical book.

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» HikaruYami on March 7th, 2022, 8:48am

I do read a mix, but the question is "mostly", so I picked Japanese manga because that's the clear majority.

In terms of "read time", it's probably 80% to 20% Japanese vs Korean (I've read a total of 2 Chinese manhua but one finished and the other was dropped by the scanlators), because the Korean series are all regularly updated, but in terms of raw number of series, it's probably 95% to 5% because there are a bunch of manga that get really really rare updates by scanlators who have lives.

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» mallika23 on March 7th, 2022, 3:39pm

Equal mixtures of some choices above? Though, it's only Japanese manga, Korean manhwa, and Indonesian comics.

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» poncow5 on March 11th, 2022, 5:40am

For me Korean Manhwa because they update weekly and when the author goes on hiatus they didn't take a looong time like jap manga. And scanlator really fast when they worked on korean manhwa not like manga when the Raws already hundred chapters ahead but they just update bimonthly. Usually i read manga mostly from shounen jump but now their manga quality going on decline lately. So yeah webtoon for me, I'm still reading manga but not as much like before it's like 6:4 now

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