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New Poll - Physical Manga
Our member 8-3 is wondering about the last time you read manga, manhua, or manhwa in physical form. Probably been more than a decade for me...

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Question: What religion were you raised in (even if you no longer practice)?
Christian - Catholic - votes: 1109 (30%)
Christian - Protestant or Evangelical - votes: 525 (14.2%)
Christian - Orthodox - votes: 183 (4.9%)
Mormon - votes: 43 (1.2%)
Jehovah's Witness - votes: 43 (1.2%)
Christian - Other - votes: 199 (5.4%)
Jewish - votes: 57 (1.5%)
Muslim - Sunni - votes: 304 (8.2%)
Muslim - Shi'a - votes: 29 (0.8%)
Muslim - Other - votes: 26 (0.7%)
Hindu - votes: 136 (3.7%)
Sikh - votes: 15 (0.4%)
Buddhist - votes: 121 (3.3%)
Confucianist or Taoist - votes: 18 (0.5%)
Shinto - votes: 6 (0.2%)
Other religion - votes: 31 (0.8%)
Spiritual but not religious - votes: 75 (2%)
No religion - agnostic - votes: 310 (8.4%)
No religion - atheist - votes: 468 (12.7%)
There were 3698 total votes.
The poll ended: October 28th, 2023 2:22pm PDT

I'm surprised that more people were raised Catholic than agnostic/atheist combined
Posted by lambchopsil on 
October 28th 2:28pm
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» Erratic-Hopper on October 28th, 2023, 4:17pm

With great shame I must pick 'within the last year'. I re-read all my physical copies of Fruits Basket over the summer. But that was more than a month ago.

Physical is my preferred way to read. But I can't be throwing £10+ on every volume of manga that takes me less than half a day to get through. I don't have storage space either. My dream is to have a big house and turn all the spare rooms into my library. There I'd pass the hours, blissfully daydreaming... Sigh...

I didn't think there were many newer manhwa in physical form but there are surprisingly more than I expected. Seems like Yen Press has also started a manhwa imprint in English. I don't think long strip looks nearly as nice on a page as manga, though.


» kurotaito on October 30th, 2023, 5:16pm

Within the last month Had to think about it, went on a comic binge recently, Image, Iron Horse, and DC., its way cheaper to buy old prints of those than manga/manhwa.

Yeah, I would definitely love to make a private pseudo public library from my collection. I just need money, but man, we can dream.....


» Trimutius on October 28th, 2023, 8:43pm

Yeah would be this year but I bought it on Kindle instead because getting physical was too much hassle... So within a decade... I think last time was like in 2015


» VawX on October 28th, 2023, 11:08pm

I'm not fully sure but definitely within the last decade mmm...
But I definitely haven't buy any physical manga in more than 10 years mmm...


» kaloo on October 28th, 2023, 11:30pm

Earlier in the summer, so voting this year. I did read a physical Light Novel this week though.


» Rasparr on October 29th, 2023, 1:17am

As of writing this, I've actually just finished a manga volume within the last hour or two. Got over a dozen still sitting on my shelf, waiting.


» YuriM on October 29th, 2023, 3:26am

~10 years ago: Shoulder-a-coffin Kuro Volume 3.
But only because there were no digital version that time.


» docdesanta on October 29th, 2023, 3:35am

It must've been more than a decade ago for me, when I borrowed a friend's copy of Gyo. That introduced me to Junji Ito.


» MangaGhost on October 29th, 2023, 3:42am

Within the last year a hardback of Vinland Saga. I prefer physical, but I don't really have the space for physical copies anymore so I only buy a few mostly of my favorite series that haven't ended yet. Plus have you ever tried moving with boxes and boxes of books and manga? Hint: It gets really heavy. Anything outside those few hard copies I buy digital, but even that's become difficult since Amazon turned Comixology into garbage. As a result both my manga and comics purchases are down this year and I find myself re-reading old stuff I have. 😔


» Midlife_otaku on October 29th, 2023, 4:08am

Last weekend. Got several series still to read. I don't claim to be a collector but I still buy physical manga.


» zarlan on October 29th, 2023, 4:11am

I don't read physical manga, anywhere near often enough.
I've never had much money ...and lately, I've pretty much ceased having any interest in buying any translated manga. For all the faults of scanlations... Shit scanlations are typically fairly easy to spot. As long as you avoid them...
Sure, they may not always have high skill (not that commercial translators tend to be that good, mind you ...other than in making things into good/natural English, which is very good at disguising bad translations, as well as what could have been originally meant), but it's far better than a more skilled translation, that intentionally distorts things.

Thus, I'd pretty much only buy manga, in its original Japanese (also, I'm getting a bit better, at reading stuff raw, anyway)
...which makes it all the more expensive and difficult, to get.

Also, it's very easy and convenient, to read stuff on a smartphone/e-reader, and given my many problems, that does tend to make me read it more,that way. (now if I had a hammer-space/item-box or the like, that'd be a different story, but as we don't have magic, in the real world...)
Reading physical copies, is the best, after all.


» Quasi Mortuus on October 29th, 2023, 4:14am

I still regularly buy physical manga... but it has been awhile since I actually read a physical volume...


» juliarox214 on October 29th, 2023, 8:27pm

Oh man, I missed my own poll 😢

Well anyway, I have a few hard copy manga left and I just picked up and read one of them a couple weeks ago. A few years ago I was collecting and bought new manga every month. Since then, I've sold lots and now mostly read digital 😐 Only my most favourite series remain.


» MelonnBreadd on October 30th, 2023, 1:31am

i collect manga, even if my collection's nothing noteworthy yet. doesn't stop me from buying new stuff to read on a regular basis lol


» Patchy shee on October 30th, 2023, 1:47pm

I take time yo read anytime anywhere book or digital doesn't matter.


» articowl on October 31st, 2023, 12:24am

I don't remember reading manga physically but I did bought some 2 weeks ago but I didn't read them since I read them way before buying them. So... within last month?


» viktuurishipper on November 1st, 2023, 8:48am

Within the last decade, I only have Sailor Moon the Eternal editions and the boxset of Ouran High School Host Club (it was cheaper to buy the boxset than the Kindle editions). All my other manga are Kindle, I'm kind of jealous of those people who post their physical manga collection all stylized, I don't have the room. 😔


» Morrelan on November 2nd, 2023, 7:55pm

I put over a decade ago but I forgot about Barnes & Noble, and also binged some Tokyo Ghoul at a friend's place. So within the last decade.


» blackluna on November 3rd, 2023, 8:50pm

I've been reading mostly webtoons lately, and my library's selection of manga is poor, so it has basically all been electronic.


» sagesmith on November 4th, 2023, 3:15pm

Literally just finished the physical copy of Semelparous. Volume 3. FML


» LazyReviewer on November 4th, 2023, 11:56pm

I can't believe there are almost a quarter of people on this site who have never read a physical manga. On one hand, that's not necessarily a bad thing. On the other, I'm scared that one day physical manga will be a special order item normal people can't afford. Maybe we all don't need entire libraries, but having one or two treasured series in physical form is something most of us probably want at some point.