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4:34 am, Dec 7 2019
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I'm 24 years old and I've been reading manga since I was in elementary school. I don't read anywhere near as much as I use to when I was younger, but I always find myself coming back every few months to check in on my favorite series/look at new series. The fact that I'm almost 25 makes me think about how manga has become very nostalgic for me, always making me happy. Just writing this out here cause I was pondering on it for a moment before 🙂 ...

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6:21 pm, May 17 2020
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I got into manga pretty late, in my late teens in fact. But it has played a major influential role in my life to the point I still get serious cravings every now and then. But what I miss the most is an active community!

Series like Vampire Knight, Tonari no Kaibutsu kun, Maid sama, Ao haru ride, Skip Beat, Kamisama Hajimemashite, Dengeki Daisy attracted a huge fanbase back then and there were ample amount of opportunities to get together and discuss their unfolding plots.
Baka updates was my go-to site for quality reviews and thought provoking content. And reading these plus Blogs like Shojo Corner were good enough passtime and a rewarding experience.
There was lot more to Manga back then and I still miss those days.

I'm not sure exactly what changed and how..maybe the scanslation groups disbanded, people grew up, grew out of that phase or maybe we're in dire need of some new, original manga that has the potential to last for a long time but the community is just not the same. I suppose Akatsuki no Yona is still carrying on that mantle in one sense.

I still frequent this site, hoping that one of my favourite mangakas has a new hit under her sleeve but most series barely run for more than a couple volumes. Not enough time to get invested in the new series or get attached to the characters.

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