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Post #412365 - Reply to (#406324) by Venus_Vortex
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10:35 pm, Oct 4 2010
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Not one of my friends do, I like to be different...
And actually most guys kinda like it.

I wish i knew a girl at school or somebody other than my teacher who likes manga

Post #412372

10:55 pm, Oct 4 2010
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Only some of the manga i read wink

I really should get an avatar
Post #412688
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3:25 pm, Oct 5 2010
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No, even some of my friends read manga.

Post #412752
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9:21 pm, Oct 5 2010
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I only have one friend that shares my interest in manga & anime (the person who introduced me to it) so yes I am sort of embarrassed to let my other friends know I read manga.

***extremely supprised at the results of the poll - I thought it would be reversed ***

I don't quite consider myself an otaku though, although I may have been borderline in highschool, so I don't really consider it that big of an issue. Reading manga really isn't that different from casually reading a novel every once in a while; at least that is my opinion on it. Of course if no one brings the subject up I wouldn't ever divulge it myself.

Post #417889 - Reply to (#394707) by bloodstainx

1:41 pm, Oct 23 2010
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No and yes , No for fake friends and acquaintances and Yes for true friends
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over here manga is a very common thing...

im guessing u live in japan?

No she/he live in France i bet, because in France manga is really popular (thanks to Club Dorothé laugh ) and a lot of publishing companies releases there

Post #417966
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6:49 pm, Oct 23 2010
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Ermmm why should i?=| Firs of all...they are my FRIENDS...=| so they shouldn't care less even i were a murderer..or they're not friends at all
And there is nothing embarrassing in manga anyway...=|

Post #417969
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6:54 pm, Oct 23 2010
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people should do what they want to do rather than what other people want them to do so why should anybody be embarrassed there are far worse hobbies out there than reading manga and if a person does not like you because you read manga then would you really call that a friend

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7:24 pm, Oct 23 2010
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7:26 pm, Oct 23 2010
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I'll admit that I am, because not that many of my friends read manga. A lot of them hate anime and manga in general.

Post #417984
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7:31 pm, Oct 23 2010
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it all depends on the friend i mean my "Normal" friends know im weird but ve told a few of them and they get annoyed by it ~~cuz i compare our conversations to them sometmes >.<~~ I CANT RESIST but dont name your falshdrive a character in your favorite manga cuz then you give t to your teacher for a project and they ask what it means T.T ~~so embarrasing to explain~~ especially when you have an image unfortunatly given to you..... but then there are frends that are also into manga and i would definitly tell my fellow otaku friends heheh... :3

no eyes dead confused

*i have only told one of my non otaku frends T.T *

dont start things
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Post #417988
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7:39 pm, Oct 23 2010
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nope. i admit it with pride. even tho my brother thinks its gross that i can read 150 chapters of manga in 14 hours.

Post #417989 - Reply to (#394755) by Auro-Cyanide
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7:40 pm, Oct 23 2010
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Quote from Auro-Cyanide
Hell Yes. Only one knows and she read fanfiction so she can't talk.

doesnt it sukconfused to only have one friend who likes what you likeconfused

dont start things
Post #417994 - Reply to (#417988) by vampire ninja 896
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7:46 pm, Oct 23 2010
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nope. i admit it with pride. even tho my brother thinks its gross that i can read 150 chapters of manga in 14 hours.

if its shonen i think 150/14 is avg speed i.e 150*20=3000.....if shojo i'd say that's awesome 6000 pages (40/chapter on avg).......i completed hajime no ippo (till it is scantalated 904 chapters) in 3 days biggrin

but when i sit down with my engineering book every chapter takes eternity laugh laugh

well as far as telling ur frnds goes they saw me and were all amazed at the unique storylines of anime/manga....some of them even got addicted to anime through me(poor souls) ......and bug me for more sad

best shonen manga couples :

shinichi X ran
natsu X erza
ippo X kumi
naruto X gaara
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Post #418120
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5:29 am, Oct 24 2010
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Hmm not really a straight answer for this one... my two best friends and I discuss anime and manga quite a bit, a few others know about it and think its weird, but they're okay with it. But no I do not declare to the world that I read manga for a multitude of reasons.

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Flying in Bretagne

4:14 pm, Dec 19 2010
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I was first kind of embarrassed to say that I'm addicted to mangas.

But it's a very big part of me, because I read a lot (as you can see in my reading an complete lists). I even found my ex boyfriend thanks to those mangas (after an irl) laugh ! I met great friends and all. I also know old friends reading manga, my flatmate too etc. I just CAN'T be embarrassed anymore I guess. x) However it still is strange sometimes to say it.

I'll say like daisy237 that my friends know I'm a bit weird so they aren't surprised whatever I can tell them roll

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