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New Poll - Say That Kawaii!

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Post #532104
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5:33 pm, Nov 22 2008
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This new poll was contributed by qrf, who in fact made his first forum post by giving this suggestion. Simple enough poll, just choose the corresponding choice for your usage level of kawaii, moe, or any other anime/manga words.
It'll be interesting to see how many people choose the first and last choices...

You can discuss this new poll on our forums here:

Previous Poll Results
Question: Preferred medium if all forms were available for your favorite series?
Original language raw (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, etc: volume / magazine / online) - votes: 539 (5.8%)
Scanlations (in any language you like) - votes: 4760 (51.2%)
Printed volume (in any language you like) - votes: 3788 (40.8%)
Printed magazine (in any language you like, ex: USA Shonen Jump) - votes: 204 (2.2%)
There were 9291 total votes.
The poll ended: November 22nd 2008

Hmm, so scanlations won...I personally thought that more people would like to have a printed volume in their hands. (At least that's what I voted for.)

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Post #532105

7:33 pm, Nov 22 2008
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I choose scanlations. It is just a pain to go to the shop and buy it. Or wait on the mail.

It simply works faster and simpler to download with about the same quality.

Post #532106 - Reply to (#532105) by Sosseres
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9:22 pm, Nov 22 2008
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It may be true, but you won't support the author that way and by the things look the economic crisis is really hitting hard on the anime/manga industry

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Post #532107 - Reply to (#532106) by Puiu

9:32 pm, Nov 22 2008
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I read scanlation but I buy the licensed version when it is released.

Post #532108

10:34 pm, Nov 22 2008
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It's kind of disappointing to see that more people would rather have scanlations than a printed manga. Granted, scanlations are free and easy to access, but by downloading and not buying means not giving your favorite mangaka their due whatsoever.

Post #532109

10:57 pm, Nov 22 2008
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I would definitly buy the printed volumes. There's just something about holding a book in my hands that beats staring at a pc monitor. Also I want to support the mangaka so they'll continue creating. That doesn't mean I don't appreciate scalations. I find that sometimes they're more faithful in the translation than the licensed companies who try to Americanize it too much. But when it's all said and done I still prefer owning the book.

Post #532110
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12:10 am, Nov 23 2008
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Well at least printed volume got second place. I think it's better to have a book in your hand rather than read scanlations online cus if you want to read, you have to turn on your computer and stuff. A book is just more convenient & you'll be able to support the mangaka.

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Post #532111
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1:42 am, Nov 23 2008
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I really love to be able to hold the actual the books and carry them around and due to living in Portugal i rarely have access to them, and all these guys complain it's too troublesome to go to a shop.... So unfair *.*

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Post #532112
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1:43 am, Nov 23 2008
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For the completed poll: Doesn't surprise me, people will always choose easy over perceived difficulty.

New poll: Where's the 'Hell no and I think people who do are fools' option?

Post #532113
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1:53 am, Nov 23 2008
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yeah, i personally thought that people would like to have printed volume in their hands.. I know it's a bit expensive (on second thought.. it's really expensive!), but nothing beats the feeling of holding a manga in your hands and read it whenever I am!

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Post #532114 - Reply to (#532108) by jen0va99
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4:38 am, Nov 23 2008
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Yeah really disappointing imagine all the mangaka work so hard to make wonderful manga and get no recognition knowledgeable to them because everyone gets the scan version and don't bother buying the really one. I do when ever I get pay XD

Post #532115 - Reply to (#532114) by quick_star_blossom
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5:39 am, Nov 23 2008
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I don't know, guys. Personally, I voted scanlations because they come out a lot faster than the printed volume.

But I go and buy the ones I really like when they do come out. xD It's sort of a "reader's pride" thing, the same way it is with books. Reading it online <<< owning a copy. xDD

So, anyway, maybe many of the people who voted the same also buy manga sometimes. xD

Post #532116 - Reply to (#532112) by SnoopyCool
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5:40 am, Nov 23 2008
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I so hear you on the last one. xDD Can't stand weeaboos.

Post #532117
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6:57 am, Nov 23 2008
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I figured scanlations would win. They're free after all.

Post #532118

9:54 am, Nov 23 2008
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I picked printed volume. Nothing beats having your own physical copy to collect. That is only based on the assumption that the translations for the different choices are all of the same quality! Otherwise I would've picked scanlations.

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