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New Poll - Age
This week's poll from CuthienSilmeriel is very simply a demographics one. And yes, the age intervals aren't quite even, and this was done on purpose. Not much to discuss about this one...

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

Question: With books (of all types), you are mostly the...
Library type: why buy them when you can borrow? - votes: 1445 (13.5%)
Hoarder type: buy them but don't read most of them - votes: 1519 (14.2%)
Caring type: read and keep them with utmost care - votes: 3719 (34.8%)
Crazy type: buy and re-read them till they fall apart - votes: 1133 (10.6%)
Giver: most buy them to give as gifts - votes: 42 (0.4%)
Average: they're nothing special - votes: 685 (6.4%)
Profiteer: buy, (maybe) read, re-sell - votes: 68 (0.6%)
Electronic: E-books, man! - votes: 1810 (16.9%)
Hater: I hate books - votes: 262 (2.5%)
There were 10683 total votes.
The poll ended: March 28th 2014

Yay, care for your belongings!
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 28th 11:52pm
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» reanmeih on March 29th, 2014, 12:43am

17, 18 in a month!


» BaeSooky on March 29th, 2014, 1:07am

Too young to feel so old. ( ; ▽ ; )ノ


» deadphoenix on March 29th, 2014, 2:25am

Why I'm I not surprised that 80% is between 18 and 30 years?

And the ones older, are way younger under the skin.

Manga is a treasure that most peole discover in their student time?

Or have the Dragonball and Pokémon rages of the past something to do with it?


» ariasaven on March 29th, 2014, 3:00am

Quote from chomio
Manga is a treasure that most peole discover in their student time?

Or have the Dragonball and Pokémon rages of the past something to do with it?

Add Sailor Moon to that. I feel old reminiscing about my first animes and mangas.
laugh Anyway, I just turned 24 last month.


» quark1020 on March 29th, 2014, 7:39am

You might have something there. Pokemon, DBZ, and Sailor Moon were, usually, the first anime/manga that many of us started with. Of course, my first anime was actually Vampire Hunter D when it showed on Cartoon Network back in 91, but I didn't start becoming a fan of it until DBZ and Sailor Moon on Toonami.


» Kurapica on March 29th, 2014, 3:55am

I turned 29 this month. Got into anime and manga over a decade ago.


» Nirhtuc on March 29th, 2014, 4:40am

Sighhh! Thanks for reminding me about my age! I'm probably too old to be reading manga now... but then, I'm probably too old to be doing almost everything else I'm doing right now! Severe late-bloomer syndrome... dead


» tactics on March 29th, 2014, 5:37am

Haha I just turned 22 yesterday, so I can choose the 22-25 option now XD

I don't feel 22 though. I swear my head still thinks I'm 18 or something. It seems to be in denial that I'm graduating this year and I need to get a job. Nopenopenopenope


» destroyer_ck on March 29th, 2014, 6:45am

the one who interest is actually children or who used to be children who read manga.
i'm not really surprise that 10 or under is the least.
because, either they buy the book or don't even know that mangaupdates exists in the first place biggrin


» Knightzomegaz on March 29th, 2014, 8:57am

18 here...

Lol, 0.2% 10 under, nice...
0.9% 61+

Hope those aren't spam votes..


» 狂気 on March 29th, 2014, 2:00pm

The person who suggested the poll thought most would be teenagers. Well, I knew that's not the case.

Usually I'm in the minority—now I'm in the majority.

As for the side discussion going on, I "read" manga before I could read. The first anime I watched was properly Doraemon or Lupin III or something equally mainstream. But who knows, maybe it was Jarinko Chie or Macross or whatever else they happened to show.


» Harukko on March 29th, 2014, 6:09pm

I'm 23 years old. :/


» mysstris on March 29th, 2014, 6:30pm

Nice curve, almost symmetric.


» LilyNanami on March 29th, 2014, 6:51pm

I'm 20, which I consider the best age for me smile however, I'll be 21 in August and my wonderful life will be shaken *shivers*


» ChoppaPika on March 29th, 2014, 11:27pm

oooh I'm surprised to see more 20+ ;OO I thought there would be more 13-18 o-o


» Sosseres on March 30th, 2014, 10:16am

I think this site is kind of losing its place in the younger demographic. It was/is great for when finding a release. But if all you read is on sites like Batoto you have no reason to visit this site.


» mysstris on March 31st, 2014, 5:44pm

That's very true. One prime reason for my visits to MU is the polls which are fun to vote on and comment on =)


» butako chan on April 3rd, 2014, 7:21am

I use this site to document my read mangas so it doesn't double up.


» SilverStorm on March 30th, 2014, 12:34am

Nice to know I'm in the majority. Was getting worried there might be too many young'uns around.

EDIT: Looks like I spoke too soon.


» CuthienSilmeriel on March 31st, 2014, 7:35am

My poll, yay. I've been curious about this for ages.

Personally I'm 25, but I started reading manga when I was 13. I never considered that all of us from the Pokemon (DBZ and Sailor Moon as well for those of you across the pond, though they weren't really big in the UK) generation are now in our 20s, I feel old now!

I'm happy so many of us continue to enjoy manga, but a little sad that younger teens don't seem to be discovering it, or maybe they're just not discovering MU.


» nightazday on March 31st, 2014, 3:27pm

turn 23 on the eight

love of manga is still going strong.


» Catnipkitten on March 31st, 2014, 6:20pm

I'm 15 in two weeks! I've been into manga/anime for about 5 years now and I'm finding I get slightly more obsessed every year biggrin I'm a bit surprised there aren't more people in the 14-17 and 18-21 range. I guess my opinion is biased because I spend so much time on here. Anyway I'm envious of all you slightly older folk... REALLY wish I could drive.(REALLY)


» Baalzebup on March 31st, 2014, 6:40pm

Heh. 29, going 30.

Ain't stopping this train now.


» Kaioh on March 31st, 2014, 7:30pm

I've gone through two of the options listed since I have been here, lol. On my third one, now. biggrin


» jj11103 on March 31st, 2014, 9:11pm

Sixteen going on seventeen^^


» bakerygirl on March 31st, 2014, 9:42pm

Quote from jj11103
Sixteen going on seventeen^^

Love that song. I sung it on my 16th birthday laugh

I am seventeen going on eighteen, I will take care of myself biggrin


» kitty1826x on April 3rd, 2014, 7:31am

I am 23 I will be 24 in July .... errr I love manga?
There really isn't anything else to add to this topic, heh.


» Karuna on April 3rd, 2014, 9:04am

I'm 20 now, it's so sad to see how time passes by, it seems like it was yesterday when I had 18... sad


» Baalzebup on April 4th, 2014, 2:25pm

Quote from Karuna
I'm 20 now, it's so sad to see how time passes by, it seems like it was yesterday when I had 18... sad

Hahaha, it will only get worse. After entering regular workforce, years seem to sprint faster and faster, each ending earlier than the last one. I dread to think how it will feel when I'm 40 or 50.