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11:49 pm, Aug 26 2016
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This week's poll was suggested by Akatsubaki. Have you read "classic" manga series before, and if so, when was the last time you read one? Feel free to name some of your favorite classics! By classic, I'm talking about series that ended ages ago (like pre-2000), such as Dragon Ball, Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind, Drifting Classroom, Ranma 1/2, Rurouni Kenshin, Akira, Fist of the North Star, Tokyo Babylon, Fushigi Yuugi, and Itazura na Kiss.

You can submit poll ideas here (and try to keep them manga/anime-related)
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do care about random character bio that doesn't affect the story (such as a character's birthday or blood type)?
Choices:
All the details are awesome! - votes: 2512 (39.4%)
Not important at all, so don't include them - votes: 1700 (26.7%)
No opinion - votes: 2160 (33.9%)
There were 6372 total votes.
The poll ended: August 26th 2016

I guess it depends on the details... I always wondered what this obsession with blood type was about.

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the last couple of years it feels like i only read "classic" manga


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I suppose 5 years ago is the closest... I have read few of those in 2012, but not really reading those anymore...

P.S. and blood types is japanese thing... They think that blood type affects personality a lot, so if you know which blood type character is you can expect certain traits (if mangaka went out of the way to mention blood type then it is more so)

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I think the last one I read was Ayako, and that was 1 1/2 years ago, so I went with the first option even though it isn't strictly accurate.

I have plenty more such titles on my lists and really must get around to reading them sometime. There are several Tezuka series that I've downloaded over the years because the plots sound interesting, but their cartoonish art style keeps putting me off. It's odd because I almost never care about the style of illustration in comic books of any sort, but that particular one annoys me immensely.

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I voted never, thinking that "Classic Manga" meant manga from like the 1970s or 1960s and before. So what really is the definition of 'Classic'. Is there a specific era the manga has to be from, or is it more about how popular and influential a manga was?

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Within the last year.

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Within the last year, or even within this week. My supply of such translations and scanlations ran dry years ago but new ones do occasionally appear, so thanks for that translation community. I most appreciate it, if borderline lost manga by classic writers appear. We lastly got a weird selection of "classics" presented to us above.

Influence and longevity make a classic, not the age. I would suggest a minimum of at least 2 decades since the first publication for the tag to apply.
My avatar alone represents a classic manga, it´s the face of the seinen scanlation community after all, and it still get´s adapted... horrendously.

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Must be 5-10 years ago. Nothing against classics, I just often pick up stuff that I randomly see and that's mostly newer stuff.

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It has been a long time since I searched for a classic series that I have not read yet. Finding a good completely translated classic is pretty tough. Most of the time, translators and publishers give up long before the last volume. Usually, I just look for anime if I want to look for an old series.

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doesn't the obsession with blood types comes from the japanese superstition that blood types determine certain personality traits? sort of like the 12 zodiac signs?

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read blackjack, that probably counts.

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Quote from silver and blue
read blackjack, that probably counts.

Same here!
I started reading this January, but then life happened and I'm still stuck on volume 3.


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I voted never, thinking that "Classic Manga" meant manga from like the 1970s or 1960s and before. So what really is the definition of 'Classic'. Is there a specific era the manga has to be from, or is it more about how popular and influential a manga was?

There isn't really a hard and fast rule that everyone abides by for defining "classic"

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Within the last year.
Recently finished The Rose of Versailles, and I'm currently reading Cyborg 009. I finished Akira and Please Save My Earth a while back. So I guess I have sporadic times where I decide to read the classics.

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Actively reading classics. Re-reading Glass no Kamen currently (yeah, I know it's not complete >_< but dating from the mid-seventies and being the greatest shoujo of all time still makes it a classic biggrin ), just read Okama Hakusho, (patiently) awaiting releases for Ginga Tetsudou 999 ........there are probably more, those are just off the top of my head since I'm still half-asleep biggrin

In the case of many, many of these older "classic" titles, newer readers are really missing out on some of the best examples of story content in the medium, shallowly turning up their noses over the differences in style and art and such compared to the newer stuff smile

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