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New Poll - Favorite Character's Death

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Post #537310
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10:16 am, Feb 26 2011
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This slightly morbid poll comes from our member mu2020. To be honest, I'm not satisfied with the poll choices, but I didn't know what else to put there. Oh well. However, I did leave off some choices on purpose (like holding a funeral, ranting, or sending death threats to the author). Let's keep it civil.

You can discuss this open-ended poll on our forums here:

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related):

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Manga E-books
I buy them and like them - votes: 324 (3.1%)
I've bought them but don't like them - votes: 114 (1.1%)
I'm interested, but I haven't bought any yet - votes: 3614 (35.1%)
I'm not interested at all - votes: 3530 (34.3%)
What's an e-book? - votes: 2716 (26.4%)
There were 10298 total votes.
The poll ended: February 26th 2011

Hmm, e-books are not "in" for the manga community... FYI, I want a Kindle as a present.

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Post #537311

1:40 pm, Feb 26 2011
Posts: 30

In all cases I can recall, my favorite character is the main character, so the question is rather moot because either they would somehow revive or the manga would end at the same time.

The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and riffle their pockets for new vocabulary - James Nicoll
Post #537312
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2:10 pm, Feb 26 2011
Posts: 215

Personnaly i'll continue to read to see if i'll stay interested in this manga. But since i prefer comedy mangas... that's not really happen often.

Post #537313

2:29 pm, Feb 26 2011
Posts: 73

If it's a really sad, unexpected death, I'll stop reading for a day or two and read a comedy, then hop back on track. Otherwise, I'd just keep reading. If I started moping too long,it'd rub off on the people I know.
If it were like the end of Elfen Lied, I'd shoot myself. Soooooo sad, I even cried manly tears T_T

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Chocolate Fudge

4:36 pm, Feb 26 2011
Posts: 216

For some reason, my favourite characters (who tend to be side/ minor protagonist) die so I'm kinda used to it (even in novels). bigrazz

May the Chocolates of Heaven be on your side.

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Post #537315
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all hail schneizel

5:33 pm, Feb 26 2011
Posts: 196

Of course I would keep reading. My favorite characters die all the time, and it never stops me from continuing with the series, though in some cases (Trigun anime) it does make me hate the other characters and/or series.

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Post #537316

6:57 pm, Feb 26 2011
Posts: 15

This should be called do u read gantz, lol.

Post #537317

9:25 pm, Feb 26 2011
Posts: 83

It depends on the quality of the manga. If the manga is still interesting, I'd keep reading it. In some cases, the manga gets really bad but my fave chara's the only reason I still read it, so in those cases, I'd stop.

Still waiting to see what is up with that one guy in Conan... >_>

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What happens next?

9:56 pm, Feb 26 2011
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Rant at Author) I would keep reading it, but I would [i]not[/i] read it quietly xD. At the very least, I would drag people on irc with me (misery friggin loves company)...

Also, I would really hope that they were given a suitably awesome sendoff. I don't think I would ever go as far as trying to contact the author, though -- even if I don't like it, even if it was a stupid, amateur mistake in the writing and they had an OOC or plain stupid death, screaming at them won't change it and the energy would be better spent reading a different, better series.

Post #537319
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10:56 pm, Feb 26 2011
Posts: 329

omg, death threats?! I hope it's not that usual for the mangaka world!
Honestly, sometimes characters just have to die. If it's the favourite chara, it's pretty bad luck. But it amounts to the story. So being angry, okay, ranting, fine, I'm for it, but not at the author. At least (s)he managed to created a story we liked enough to properly rant for the passing of the favourite character. If we wouldn't care a bit, it wouldn't move us.
So shouldn't we thank the author instead of cursing him? (But hey, I understand it if the only decent character died. But then again I wouldn't care enough then to be annoying)

Post #537320

2:12 am, Feb 27 2011
Posts: 24

I stop reading Bleach after Ichimaru Gin died. Besides him, none of my favorite characters from other manga/anime died. Gin is special, though. He's not only my favorite in Bleach, but also my all time favorite in overall manga/anime. So his death really hit me hard.

Post #537321 - Reply to (#537320) by nightcrawler103

5:02 am, Feb 27 2011
Posts: 12

Well .... i just continue on reading as usual.In one of my favorite manga, main character's girl gets constantly gets raped (she may even die this time)... initially it was tragic... but trying to move along in that as well.

Post #537322

6:16 am, Feb 27 2011
Posts: 1

Well, I continue on anyway to see how the mangaka do terrible job with my fav character gone.

On the honest side, I read anyway because I have nothing else to read.
I am more sad if I can't read than dropping a manga solely because a character is gone unless the story is ruined because the death of that character.

Post #537323
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1:56 pm, Feb 27 2011
Posts: 830

Lambchopsil, you should defo get a kindle. I was against ebooks until my parents bought me one for x-mas, now I love them. I still prefer hard copies, but in my current situation a kindle is perfect since it ishard to get English books in rural Japan and my flat has very little space, plus it is expensive to ship books. he kindle is great, it is so easy to read, it is really light and if you get a cover (which you should because it scratches easily), it has a little reading light aswell!!! In short, it is awesome!

The pen is mightier than the sword...and considerably easier to write with.
Post #537324
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10:33 pm, Feb 27 2011
Posts: 287

The Kindle is a good choice.

"to the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world."

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so" (from Hamlet, Wm. Shakespeare; Act II, scene ii)

(Even though the quote above is from Hamlet, I first saw it in a Final Fantasy Versus XIII trailer on YouTube ^o^)
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