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Will the loss of Batoto affect your manga habits?
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Post #634316
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Archon Solon

8:11 am, Mar 1 2014
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This week's poll is from our admin lynira. It deals with manga magazines that usually have single chapters of many different series. Could be something like Newtype, Shounen Jump, or Otaku USA (to list some English ones in the US). Or maybe you got some Japanese magazines? Magazines have been on the decline for years now, but hey, what's wrong with a poll about it?

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Post #634317

8:18 am, Mar 1 2014
Posts: 24

i used to be buy one, but not anymore.
i feel "cheated", since the tankoubon is actually already out there.
so i only buy tankoubon now.

I eman, manga magazine suppose to give the latest chapter, because it's not enough to beccome a book yet.
But, how do you feel if the magazine consist of chapters that you know coming from a tankoubon that has been released over than 2 years?

Post #634321
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8:46 am, Mar 1 2014
Posts: 1177

Not sure,
I bought magazines before that are about some new anime/(?)manga(?)
Does this count?..

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Post #634322
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8:54 am, Mar 1 2014
Posts: 375

I used to, but then since most of the time half of the magazine would be something I didn't really like, I stopped. It was financially more worthwhile just to buy the volume of the series I was following (took up less space too). I do miss them color page spreads that weren't available in the volume version though.

Post #634332
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12:52 pm, Mar 1 2014
Posts: 57

There are a few factors that obstruct me. First, I have no spare money to spend on my hobbies/interests. Second, they are not available locally. Ordering from abroad means higher prices, which is money I don't have, yet. I don't want them in my own language, English is just fine. So, if I had the money and the magazines were easily accessible and within the acceptable price range, I'd buy my favorites.

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Post #634337

1:30 pm, Mar 1 2014
Posts: 6

The main reason I don't buy them is because I can't stand the smell of the ink.

Post #634350
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An innocent

3:30 pm, Mar 1 2014
Posts: 285

The limited magazines that come out in my country have most of the time outdated information.
I used to buy those magazines in the past.

But, the Internet gives that information much faster than those magazines ( they're with at least 3 to 10 year late).
Mangaupdates, anidb and AnimenewsNetwork are much faster with the info. Even wikipedia and wikia can be included.

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Post #634352
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3:54 pm, Mar 1 2014
Posts: 137

I used to... ;-; but the authors I liked are pretty much inactive, and I don't really like the newcomers style...
I have several ones in japanese, but not like I can read them actually. It's just the urge to read spoiler back then. In my country, they shift the japanese ones about 3 weeks after it come out in japan. While the translated ones by the same magz title. Are managed separately, and the manga can still be ongoing, OR from years back..

Post #634356

4:17 pm, Mar 1 2014
Posts: 33

No, not a chance. I hate owning so many physical things, regardless of whether or not it's a movie, book, game, or comic. In fact if there were an eReader that was large enough and wasn't so needlessly limited and locked down as the ones are today, I'd get rid of all of my textbooks too (novels and such are already in digital form). If I needed to buy physical copies of manga in order to read it, I probably wouldn't read it at all.

But fairly priced digital copies of manga that can be downloaded with ease, in an open format, and without DRM? I'd definitely be up for that.

Post #634357
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4:38 pm, Mar 1 2014
Posts: 212

I buy one magazine that is published 3 times a year and it costs less than two tankōbons. There's only one series I don't read so it's worthwhile (to me) to continue purchasing.

Post #634376
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8:29 pm, Mar 1 2014
Posts: 25

Not interested, if only because there aren't enough manga I read that come from the same magazine. If I had the money I would buy digital volumes of some of the series I love to read.

Post #634417

7:12 am, Mar 2 2014
Posts: 208

Good poll this week too! I picked the last option- I doubt there are entire magazines of my preferred genre in English, so sadly, there's no point in buying manga magazines- I do buy manga though...

Post #634420
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9:29 am, Mar 2 2014
Posts: 504

I was so excited to visit a manga shop now that I'm in Japan. But the excitement quickly faded when I remembered 1) I can't read Japanese 2) manga aren't cheap and 3) why would I want to buy a magazine that just has one chapter of random manga. If I'm going to buy manga, it'd prefer the actual volumes, and not just one chapter.

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Post #634423
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Is a female

10:23 am, Mar 2 2014
Posts: 3424

Not interested.

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Post #634630 - Reply to (#634332) by TundraDweller

8:58 pm, Mar 3 2014
Posts: 65

+1 on this. This is the exact situation I'm in. sad

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