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Post #706238
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6:20 am, Oct 14 2017
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As a followup poll to last week, our user Yask suggested we do one on the age you started reading manga. I decided to break it up by schooling rather than exact years, and post-college is just in chunks of decades. You may have called it each level differently (like junior high or secondary school), but it's just a rough estimate.

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: For how long have you been reading manga?
Started within the last year - votes: 253 (2.5%)
For 1 year - votes: 207 (2.1%)
For 2 years - votes: 310 (3.1%)
For 3 years - votes: 374 (3.7%)
For 4 years - votes: 414 (4.1%)
For 5 years - votes: 586 (5.9%)
For 6 years - votes: 466 (4.7%)
For 7 years - votes: 594 (5.9%)
For 8 years - votes: 556 (5.6%)
For 9 years - votes: 520 (5.2%)
For 10 years - votes: 1317 (13.2%)
For 11 years - votes: 528 (5.3%)
For 12 years - votes: 660 (6.6%)
For 13 years - votes: 465 (4.6%)
For 14 years - votes: 381 (3.8%)
For 15 years - votes: 698 (7%)
For 16 years - votes: 236 (2.4%)
For 17 years - votes: 264 (2.6%)
For 18 years - votes: 193 (1.9%)
For 19 years - votes: 89 (0.9%)
For 20 years - votes: 310 (3.1%)
For 21 years - votes: 63 (0.6%)
For 22 years - votes: 65 (0.6%)
For 23 years - votes: 57 (0.6%)
For 24 years - votes: 32 (0.3%)
For 25 years - votes: 42 (0.4%)
For 26+ years - votes: 322 (3.2%)
There were 10002 total votes.
The poll ended: October 13th 2017

A lot of people are at the 10 year mark. It's interesting how each increment of 5 years (5, 10, 15, 20) all have spikes of voters. Probably because you don't remember the exact year, so you give a rough estimate to the nearest 5th year

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Post #706239
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Lone Wanderer

7:57 am, Oct 14 2017
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Well, we don't have high school here, but I was 16 when I first read a manga, so I'll go with that. 14 when I first watched anime, so still in high school range, apparently.

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Forever Young

10:18 am, Oct 14 2017
Posts: 242

What!!!!?? There are people here who are above 80 years old and are members of Baka updates...
Wow I salute them for being an avid manga lover... It's better late than never, so they say...
And I started reading manga in high school...

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- Albert Einstein
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Forever Young

10:18 am, Oct 14 2017
Posts: 242

Sate sate eek eek eek eek

Last edited by princess_bubblegum at 1:42 pm, Oct 17

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Mythical Creature

10:47 am, Oct 14 2017
Posts: 285

Back in middle school I got Shonen Jump #1 because it had a free promo blue eyes white dragon. Dont think i really read anh manga after that until high school when the online manga scene exploded a bit. That was around the time death note was translated I think because I borrowed that from a friend and then ended up reading the rest online.

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Seinen is RIGHT

12:17 pm, Oct 14 2017
Posts: 1762

Middle school for manga. Kindergarten for comics and anime.

I also read Bande dessinée / US comics and am a librarian.
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Post #706245
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1:16 pm, Oct 14 2017
Posts: 523

I started after graduating college. Had a bunch of free time on my hands since I had a hard time finding a job.

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Post #706247
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3:28 pm, Oct 14 2017
Posts: 408

Wow, look at the participation in last week's poll, over 10,000 votes, I'm not sure I've seen one that had more people vote in it.

Yeah, I'm glad this one is grouped like it is, saves me from feeling bad about having to round it off myself cuz I can't remember biggrin

Post #706253

8:48 pm, Oct 14 2017
Posts: 15

Well I'm an aussie born in the early '50's, who found about manga in the '80's when one was used as packing material with a computer board sent from Japan. I'm not sure how many aussie's knew manga existed back then, but I suspect not a lot although anime was known with astroboy and a few others of that eak around. The 'fun' back then was finding someone to help 'decode' japanese. At least they were usually only gana and kana back then.

Post #706267

12:56 pm, Oct 15 2017
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i collect Westerns Comics when i was 8 to 14 years old and watch anime since i was 4 but i dint'd know manga until we get an internet when i was 16 in 2003(dial-up connection)

Post #706268
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1:40 pm, Oct 15 2017
Posts: 404

Middle school (11-14). for Manga/Manhwa/Manhua (Webtoons).
Elementary school (5~) for comics.

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Post #706283

12:08 am, Oct 16 2017
Posts: 2

Consiously started reading manga when i was about 12 or 13.

On the way back from school i was hit by a motorbike and had to stay in the hospital for a few weeks. My mother bought me a Banzai! magazine (the german version of Shounen Jump) to pass time, i was hooked instantly, the current series where Hunter x Hunter, Naruto, One Piece, Shaman King, Hikaru no Go, YuGiOh and a few others at the time.

I was watching anime on tv at the time, but don't hink i ever read manga before. But afterwards i started buying volumes, got a Banzai! subscription. And got more and more into the medium ...

Post #706311
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7:38 am, Oct 17 2017
Posts: 163

I still remember the first manga I read mmm...
It was Doraemon volume 8, and I read it when I was 5 (or 4?) years old mmm...
I found it in one of the drawers when I was searching for my toy mmm...

I will change this world mmm...
So the world can change me mmm...
Post #706324

9:22 pm, Oct 17 2017
Posts: 7

My parents and my sister read doraemon to me when I was a child. They eventually got tired of reading it all the time so they taught me to read. The first thing I read in my life was Doraemon, at the age of 4... I still love it now at the age of 28.

Post #706400 - Reply to (#706283) by Lymus
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3:14 am, Oct 19 2017
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So after been injured you've started to like manga, it's time to call the journalists to say we've find why people like manga !! ^^

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