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8:42 am, Apr 15 2017
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Another poll from Karonhioktha. Basically assuming a series of average interest, how long would it take for you to read the series with all the rest of the busyness of life in mind?

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http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: What first got you interested in the anime/manga fandom?
Choices:
Anime - votes: 4955 (73.8%)
Manga - votes: 1368 (20.4%)
Related live action TV/Movies - votes: 42 (0.6%)
Related novels - votes: 22 (0.3%)
Related video games - votes: 122 (1.8%)
Related music - votes: 55 (0.8%)
Other - votes: 147 (2.2%)
There were 6711 total votes.
The poll ended: April 15th 2017

Now I wonder if you prefer anime or manga...

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8:54 am, Apr 15 2017
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It depends to be honest. If it's a suspenseful series where I must know what happens next - I will finish in hours. BUT if I love it and don't want it to end too quickly I will take my time. But on average it'll only take me a few hours. I'm a fast reader and with manga I can finish a volume in 20 minutes or less depending on the content.

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9:25 am, Apr 15 2017
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Really depends on many things mmm...

1. How interesting the said series is?
2. What kind of manga is this, is it story driven or kinda slice of life that has random stories here and there?
3. Do I really need to know what comes in the next chapter ASAP?
4. How tiring is this manga to read through?



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9:28 am, Apr 15 2017
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If the manga is interesting then it will only take a few hours and not two days. In the situation that I go looking for something to read, it will mean that I have the time to read it in one go.

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11:26 am, Apr 15 2017
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6 volumes? A few hours. I re-read berserk from right after the Golden Age, to the current chapter, in one evening. A 6 volume series is easy.

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1:53 pm, Apr 15 2017
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For me, weirdly enough, reading speed is inversely proportional to interest. If it's something I just want to finish reading for the sake of finishing it and to see what happens at the end, and I don't have much emotional or intellectual investment in it, I finish faster. If it's something I love, I go through it slowly and carefully, returning to re-read parts, stopping to think about the story, etc. So it takes me longer.

That being said, a 6-volume series would take me a maximum of a week, regardless of content, and a minimum of 2 days. Unless I was unusually busy, in which case it might take 2 weeks.

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1:57 pm, Apr 15 2017
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If I'm not busy, a few hours. I like to find completed series and read them all at once. I have a pretty poor memory, so sometimes I'll start a story at night, and when I go back to finish it the next day I've already forgotten what was happening. It's best for me to just read it all at once.

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4:21 pm, Apr 15 2017
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Speed through it in a day or two. 1200 pages of (quality) manga? See you in 90-120 minutes.

On chopsil´s question. I vastly prefer manga if both products are comparable, as the anime medium has more drawbacks in the end.

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4:47 pm, Apr 15 2017
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Depends on writing, mood and genre. Most stuff like action and comedy is straight forward and often simple dialogue so I blow thru that in a day easy. Kingdom, History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi, or something like Bleach (with big panels and closeups)? Pfft, easy.

If its more psychological like Aku no Hana (the flowers of evil) or Boku wa Mari no Naka (Inside Mari) then its better to read a volume at a time to absorb the mood and pay attention to the dialogue. Some slice of life, but not all is about mood and dialogue so better to go slow. If its action-horror (Gantz) fast, if its more creepy psychological horror (Uzumaki) slower. Comedy-horror like Franken Fran that is more episodic I only take in small doses so much much longer.

So for me how involved the writing is and the type of genre really effects speed of reading. It could be a day or a couple of weeks to get thru. Really there should have been extra choice in the poll like "it varies". bigrazz biggrin

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11:50 pm, Apr 15 2017
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Even if the series fully absorbs my interest, it would stay in my backlog for a while.
Looking in my reading/on-hold lists, there's a good number of fully scanlated series I have yet to finish. I just get pre-occupied with other manga, usually if it's being released on a weekly/monthly basis, and school/work to fully commit my time to read them.

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7:14 am, Apr 16 2017
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Depends on the title and my interest. A day or two if it's not heavy on dialogue.

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12:36 pm, Apr 16 2017
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Frankly I think I can read a chapter with around 50+ pages for 20 minutes. I tried using a timer. I'm amazing aren't I? I haven't crossed age 15 yet and English isn't my official language also...^o^

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Frankly I think I can read a chapter with around 50+ pages for 20 minutes. I tried using a timer. I'm amazing aren't I? I haven't crossed age 15 yet and English isn't my official language also... biggrin

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12:38 pm, Apr 16 2017
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For me it's always a matter of minutes/hours. Im the kind who's always ready to pull all-nighters if you know what I mean ... bigrazz
I would easily finish a 6 volumes serie within an evening

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1:03 pm, Apr 16 2017
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Depends on the type of Series and quality of the plotline.
On average for manga/manhwa/manhua (/webtoons), it's less than a day while maintaining my other daily activities and 4-7 days for Novels.

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