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Post #506952
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Archon Solon

4:55 pm, Nov 12 2011
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You have a series you want to read. The last volume of it finally comes out. Now what will you do?... (Or perhaps you never have this dilemma since you vow never to read a series until it has already ended)

Question: The last volume of a series you wanted to read finally came out. You will...
Read it right there - votes: 5729 (41.3%)
Start over from volume 1 because you forgot what happened - votes: 1640 (11.8%)
Read the previous volume over again to get a refresher - votes: 3819 (27.5%)
Read this last volume and then start over to get the big picture - votes: 2130 (15.3%)
I never start a series unless it has already ended - votes: 566 (4.1%)
There were 13884 total votes.
The poll ended: November 19th 2011

Last edited by lambchopsil at 6:57 pm, Nov 19

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Post #506954
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5:04 pm, Nov 12 2011
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Well, I can't remember having that sort of problem. But I read Mahou Sensei Negima in my mother language and since some volumes take a lot longer till they appear in my country, I sometimes reread the previous volume. I don't know - is it common that the final volume takes extra long to come out?
Some series are slower than others but I think there isn't that much of a "publishing time" difference between the last and the second to last volume... err I forgot what I wanted to say. x-x

Post #506957

5:11 pm, Nov 12 2011
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Hm... I usually only read things after they've finished.. But there are notable exceptions..

Any who.. It depends.. Earlier on when I wasn't doing as much and reading as many on-going things I'd remember perfectly where I left off despite several months before I get the next volume and/or end. Lately I've been rereading the previous volume and at least the previous few chapters to get a sense of what was happening before hand..

I put off rereading the entire series until later.. Usually approximately 3-5 months.
There have been exceptions of course, where I reread it from beginning to end before reading the end, but that's quite rare.

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Post #506959
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5:13 pm, Nov 12 2011
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i chose start over cause that's what I'd do, but not because i forgot what happened. I can re-read a series multiple times for the enjoyment of it(and because I have a hard time finding quality stuff to read that i haven't already read these days.).

whenever a new chapter comes out for a weekly i'll read the last 5-10 chapters just to pass my free time. bigrazz if the manga isn't that long i'll just re-read it all again neway. i.e. until orange marmalade hit 30 chapters i would re-read it all every week so i've read it around 25ish times(i missed some weeks here and there when i was busy)

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5:19 pm, Nov 12 2011
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I'm gonna go for reading it there and then. If I'm reading it and things are a little blurry and I'm getting confused, I will then proceed to re-read the previous volume, or more likely the previous chapter of the previous volume.
Anticipation gets the better of me XD

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Post #506964
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5:25 pm, Nov 12 2011
Posts: 409

Read it. If my memory's a little hazy then I'll re-read the earlier volumes or google the summary. I'd hate having to start over again.

Post #506965
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5:36 pm, Nov 12 2011
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Read it right there.

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Post #506967
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5:45 pm, Nov 12 2011
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Where's the "I don't" option?
Not that I don't want to know how a series ends, but I just find myself not returning to it once enough time has passed between releases.
Dunno. I need to change that since I'm missing out on a lot of stuff.

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6:04 pm, Nov 12 2011
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read it the second i get it (or when i got the time)

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Post #506972
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6:12 pm, Nov 12 2011
Posts: 94

I'm probably in between reading the previous volume over just to get the full grasp of what's happening and waiting until the whole series is finished, of course, certain situations dictate that.

If it's a series that I've been collecting and enjoying for the past couple years or so, I'd probably buy / order the final volume, but, in anticipation, I'll most likely read the past volume or two just to refresh and get as much of a grasp and feel for the story as I possibly can. But, if there's some sort of prolonged delay in producing the series in question, through various reasons, I'll most likely wind up losing my patience and just quit or put it on hiatus.

I wish that there is a "I won't read" option on this poll tbh, because it's kind of inevitable, depending on the popularity of a series, that spoilage is going to creep up somewhere, especially on the interwebs. Also, there's the issue of a random series' print run. Some series have notoriously fast print runs (i.e. a few months), so they go out of print really quickly, so they become super rare to acquire, and most of the titles involved are sold at over-inflated prices, probably too much of a risk for a person like me, who thinks a said series is marginal in its quality. There are also random volumes (i.e. vol. 2 or vol. 7) of a particular series that goes out of print, but the rest of the series is still in print and readily available (my last sentence applies to this point as well).

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Post #507034
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12:47 am, Nov 13 2011
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hmm... i used to read it from the last volume.
Except when the last release of the series was one-year ago, that i might forget the story, then i need to read it from previous volume.

Post #507036

12:55 am, Nov 13 2011
Posts: 6

it really just depends on the series and how well I kept up with it...

Post #507097
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8:05 am, Nov 13 2011
Posts: 197

Before i didn't have this kind of problem, but now, especially when i have to wait months and in some cases 1 year to read a new volume, then obviously i read it and start over again. But i only do this if the manga is truly satisfying. I'm surprised i still haven't learned my lesson yet: read only finished manga. I guess i'm a very impatient kind of guy.

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8:14 am, Nov 13 2011
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read it right then and there of course!~! time's a ticking. i have a good memory so i will still egt the story no matter how long ive been reading this biggrin

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12:43 pm, Nov 13 2011
Posts: 301

If I knew the volume was coming out, I'd have re-read the series before it was out to refresh myself, so option 1. But if it was something sudden then I'd re-read the whole series before starting it.

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