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5:31 am, Jul 24 2019
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Congratulations, MangaUpdates! And thank you to everyone who has put so much effort into this site. Extra big shout-out to Manick and Lambchopsil.

I do not frequent the forums as much anymore, but I do have tons of fond memories, from sharing series recommendations to competitively identifying manga series from images to finding the perfect picture for my profile.

Here's to another 15 years, when some of us will bring our children into the fold of the manga community. Haha!

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6:37 am, Jul 24 2019
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I've considered leaving this site. Going someplace more ubiquitous like MAL. Even duplicated my lists from here to other places, but this really is the site I always come back to.

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8:03 am, Jul 24 2019
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Happy anniversary, MU! I've had a similar history with this site as previous posters (been using it for manga info for years, don't use the forum, but can't imagine my growth as a fan without MU), so let me instead present a hastily-written, potential isekai in which this site didn't catch on with people like me who have too much time on their hands:


The year is 2019. Another Anime Expo has come and gone, and in its wake, another solemn groan of dissatisfaction rises from the dwindling US fandom. No one expects any news of interest, but some part of them clings to hope. They hold on to the fond memories of their gateway manga, yet remain fearful of new, possibly disappointing series.

Vizimation Press, sole survivor of the anime/manga Franchise Wars, continues to introduce new Japanese media to the ignorant masses, but to no avail. With no way of knowing whether a new show has its basis in manga, or whether international readers enjoyed it, fans cannot follow further adventures on the go, and thus find their interest dwindling ever further.

If only, they find themselves wishing deep within, if only there was a way to find a new manga similar to my favorite. How I wish it was as simple as finding other works by the mangaka, or searching for subjects like "Bespectacled Main Character" or "Female Dominance", or "Reflections on Human Existence". Such a tool would certainly respark the passionate flame I once felt for this medium. The context and reference it would provide for these new, mysterious series being announced would certainly help me to shatter the ambivalence I feel for new things. I could maybe even see how well-received these series have been, and crush the fear of disappointment within myself.

But of course, this remains a pipe dream. These "fans", if they can still be called as such, continue their empty existence. They will never know how close they came to having such a resource, before the administrators decided the complaints about formatting and image uploading weren't worth the hassle of maintaining such a database. Instead, these wayward wanderers will forget such fruitless dreams and find another form of media to consume, such as random cat videos or movie novelizations.

Avoid this isekai at all costs! Keep supporting your friendly neighborhood MU admins!

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1:20 pm, Jul 24 2019
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Hi MU!

My goodness! Reading through everyone else's messages has made me quite emotional. I too can't imagine my life without this website. I'm so sentimental about it I even have a screenshot of the layout saved on my computer!

I must've discovered MU around 2005? When I first started reading manga online. I probably come here hundreds of times per month! Until last year I didn't have an account, but recently I started scanlating and it feels so good to post my own releases on here. All these years MU has been a part of me and now finally I feel like I'm a part of MU!

Congratulations on so many years of service to the manga community. As others have said, other sites have come and gone, but MU has always been a constant! I hope MU will continue forever!

I don't think I will able to use the voucher either but that doesn't matter. I just wanted to come and congratulate you guys and express my gratitude for all you've done.

Also, I really enjoy the sidebar poll! It's fun! ^^



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1:26 pm, Jul 24 2019
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can't believe how long i've been on this site... can't believe i've been reading manga for this long either LEL

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2:08 pm, Jul 24 2019
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Wow, 15 years, congratulations MU! Can't believe it's been that long, and I've been tracking my manga here for 10 years now....

Don't think I could've kept up my manga addiction without this website xD.

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7:19 pm, Jul 24 2019
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Wow! 15 years! Congrats MU!

I've been using this site for 8 years now. I can't imagine using any other site for finding manga! Hope this site lasts at least 15 more years!

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12:14 am, Jul 25 2019
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Happy anniversary MU! Thanks for keeping this up for 15 years. This site is indispensable for me. A great resource and awesome community. Cheers all around!

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1:22 am, Jul 25 2019
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Congratulations on the 15th anniversary!

Keep it up 😎

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1:23 am, Jul 25 2019
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This site is awesome. I don't log on to my account all that much--and I've never bothered updating my manga lists--but I browse this site CONSTANTLY in order to find stuff to read. Looking forward to a future in which I'll definitely continue using MangaUpdates (hehehe)! Happy fifteen years~~ 😀 😀 😀

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4:05 am, Jul 25 2019
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Congratulations on 15 years!! 😲 😲 😲

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12:05 pm, Jul 25 2019
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Congratulations! 15 years is a lot.

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3:41 pm, Jul 25 2019
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Congratulations! That long already?

This is the only site that is user friendly for people who wants to look at manga updates (*ba dam tsk*). Still using it and will not leave or switch to another site anytime soon!

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8:14 pm, Jul 25 2019
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Congrats! I'm very grateful to have found this website two years ago as it's WAY better than my previous method of writing down every series I was reading and using a pencil to write/erase what chapter I was up to, heh.

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10:01 pm, Jul 25 2019
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Congratulations and thank you to all the lovely people running this website. I'll pass on the gift card. So I just wanted to thank everyone that has poured their heart and soul into MU. Love you guys, and I'll be waiting for the 20 year anniversary~

<3 <3 <3

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