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Post #538088
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3:47 pm, Aug 6 2011
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This poll from sarah-eats-cupcakes is pretty straightforward (hopefully). Shouldn't need to explain it... In response to accusations that the 1st and 3rd options are basically the same, I did that because the art style in a series can change over time (for better or for worse).

You can discuss this poll on our forums here (and maybe post the specific names of the series you dropped):

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

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Online manga readers
Help popularize manga - votes: 3678 (28.9%)
Make it easy to read manga - votes: 5750 (45.1%)
Not worth lower quality - votes: 693 (5.4%)
Threaten scanlations - votes: 606 (4.8%)
Will cause problems with publishers - votes: 734 (5.8%)
Don't use them - votes: 1287 (10.1%)
There were 12748 total votes.
The poll ended: August 6th 2011

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Post #538089
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Just an Old Timer

6:16 pm, Aug 6 2011
Posts: 78

Well, that depends on how bad the art. if the art is acceptable and the story is great i'd say i start reading the series. if the art is not acceptable for me(not everybody has the same standart on art though) then i won't bother to read them anymore, even if the story is brilliant

silent killer
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chasing oblivion

6:32 pm, Aug 6 2011
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the art has to be absolutely terrible or the story has to deteriorate horribly along with soso art before I drop a series.

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Post #538091
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6:40 pm, Aug 6 2011
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I've never dropped a series due to it having bad art.
But...I have continued to read several series with terrible story-lines due to particularly good art(and regretted it in many cases *coughTenjouTengecough*.

"It is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science."
Post #538092
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7:38 pm, Aug 6 2011
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I would start any series as long as I think it might be interesting based on the summary that I've read for it. If it is but the art is bad, I'll still give it a try for at least a volume or two. I've never drop a series for it's bad art if the story is really good. One good example is Berserk. At first, I really didn't like the art. It took me awhile to get used to it and I started to like it.

Some series' art might look good and the story began as something interesting, but if it started to get boring, I'd drop it or maybe just suspend it until it ends and just read it for its ending. Even if the art is really good, if the story doesn't holds my interest, I'd stop reading it. An example of this is Vampire Knight or any other series created by the same author. For some reason, even if I think the art is really pretty, I couldn't enjoy reading any of them.

Post #538093
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8:24 pm, Aug 6 2011
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it depends.

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Post #538094 - Reply to (#538090) by silent killer
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What happens next?

8:34 pm, Aug 6 2011
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Yeah, I like to say that plot is most important, and almost every series I've dropped was because of the plot, but there is a line with the art, even if its rarely crossed. A few series I physically cannot read. Literally. An example, some people have told me that My Name is Zushio is funny and worth reading (can't confirm the accuracy of that because of this), but trying to read it gives me a serious migraine headache. Totally incapable of reading through it.

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Grateful leecher

10:16 pm, Aug 6 2011
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The art is like the glass i see the story through. As long as i can "see" it clearly without having to pretend to be a detective then the art won't make me drop a manga. Some series (shoujo/ josei) i've disliked because of the extreme use of flowers in evey panel, and others (hoshi no samidare, usagi drop) i've come to like because of the combination of out of the ordinary art and story. I think art without a story is unreadable, and story without art can be dull.

Post #538096
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11:16 pm, Aug 6 2011
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But it isn't the only one. I may skip a series if the art is ugly but I wouldn't drop a series if the art turned bad. Lord knows if a reader that drops an American comic like Spiderman for changing to a so-so artist, the fan would stop reading in less than a year. Good story and consistant art is all I ever look for, even if the art is bad.

Post #538097

12:43 am, Aug 7 2011
Posts: 20

The art doesn't have to be good, but it must at least look decent. One Piece is a good example of horrible character designs that keep me from having even passing interest in the series.

silent killer
Post #538098 - Reply to (#538091) by mattai
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chasing oblivion

4:57 am, Aug 7 2011
Posts: 1366

hahaha. I like to believe the only reason Oh Great gets any work period is because his artwork is so off the wall awesome. and its not like his ideas for stories themselves are bad, he's just a particularly terrible finisher.

Sarcasm just doesn't work over the internet.
Post #538099
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12:02 pm, Aug 7 2011
Posts: 24

I answered 'I never even start a series unless it looks good' but more than looking good, I'm always looking for art that look unique.
That's why series like Usagi Drop, Zetsubou sensei, and manhwa like Audition made the cut while popular manga with boring art, 'I can't tell the mangaka's style apart from others''s type of manga didn't.

ink junkie
Post #538100

1:07 pm, Aug 7 2011
Posts: 27

As long as there's something to like, then no way am I gonna drop it.

Post #538101
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Average fangirl

7:06 pm, Aug 7 2011
Posts: 39

Itazura na Kiss. 'nuff said. biggrin

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Post #538102
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7:38 pm, Aug 7 2011
Posts: 5

not like i stop since its bad art but
if its bad art combined with bad scanlation i stop
if its bad art with boring story line i stop
but if its interesting i can see past it some of fave manga has some bad art moments

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