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Welcome to Baka-Updates - Manga Division

Manga is basically the Japanese equivalent of what you might know as comic books. They have a very unique style which has developed over many years. We hope here you can learn to appreciate the art that is manga and become an avid manga fan!

New Poll - Powers Reliant on Powers
This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. What's your opinion on powers that are reliant on other powers in order to work? I guess it technically depends on the population density of how many other people have powers and the likelihood of encountering another person with a power.

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Would you read a manga based completely on a piece of Western literature (e.g., Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, etc)?
Doesn't influence my decision - votes: 913 (25.5%)
It would put me off from reading the manga - votes: 390 (10.9%)
More likely if I liked the source material - votes: 945 (26.4%)
More likely if I haven't experienced the source material before - votes: 277 (7.7%)
I would prefer to read the source material over the manga - votes: 396 (11.1%)
The fact that it's based off an established work makes it LESS likely I would read the manga - votes: 317 (8.9%)
The fact that it's based off an established work makes it MORE likely I would read the manga - votes: 341 (9.5%)
There were 3579 total votes.
The poll ended: July 4th 2020

I remember watching the anime for Romeo x Juliet purely because I knew the source material.
Posted by lambchopsil on 
July 4th 5:41pm
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New Poll - Manga based on Western Literature
This poll was suggested by SrAndrerz. To be honest, the poll is a bit of a mess. It should really be split into multiple questions, but I just didn't bother. If you want to write a comment, please consider these things
  • Does a series based on an established work make a difference in your reading decision? Not as much can be new and exciting since it can't deviate too much from the source.
  • Does you knowing how it's supposed to end make a difference?
  • Does it make a difference that it's derivative and not the source? (Like manga that's based off an anime)
  • Does it make a difference that the source is Western literature?

PS: You got 2.5 hours to kill? Here's the magnum opus on why Lion King wasn't a copy of Kimba the White Lion:

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Question: Your experience with COVID-19
I don't have it, but I know a family member or friend who does/did have it - votes: 1007 (19.6%)
I don't have it and none of my family members or friends have it so far - votes: 3658 (71%)
I think I have/had it, but I'm not sure - votes: 360 (7%)
I had it, but I recovered - votes: 66 (1.3%)
I currently have it - votes: 59 (1.1%)
There were 5150 total votes.
The poll ended: June 27th 2020

And just this last week, the US has had a huge spike in cases. Just great...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 27th 7:43am
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New Poll - COVID-19
Our member Nekomikoto suggested a poll about your situation with COIVD-19. Stay safe out there!

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Where do you usually read your manga?
While commuting / traveling - votes: 53 (1.2%)
In the bathroom - votes: 43 (1%)
Other - votes: 76 (1.8%)
On a chair, not in front of a desk / table - votes: 100 (2.3%)
On the floor - votes: 76 (1.8%)
On the couch / sofa - votes: 446 (10.3%)
On the bed - votes: 2234 (51.8%)
At a desk / table - votes: 1282 (29.7%)
There were 4310 total votes.
The poll ended: June 19th 2020

A bed is more popular than a desk or table? That's surprising!
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 20th 7:01am
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New Poll - Reading location
This week's poll was suggested by Nekomikoto. Where do you read your manga usually? This is independent of whether you read digitally or physically

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you eat or drink while reading?
Sometimes - votes: 2033 (47%)
Usually - votes: 636 (14.7%)
Always - votes: 177 (4.1%)
Seldom - votes: 899 (20.8%)
Never - votes: 577 (13.4%)
There were 4322 total votes.
The poll ended: June 13th 2020

I feel like if "sometimes" is an option, it usually wins
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 13th 3:55pm
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New Poll - Sustenance with Manga
This week's poll was suggested by Otakuch. It's pretty straightforward, so nothing for me to say.

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: What's your main method of finding a new series to read?
I read the new series for authors that I already like - votes: 94 (2.4%)
I look for stuff similar to what I already like - votes: 429 (11.2%)
I read all the latest chapter 1 releases - votes: 55 (1.4%)
I ask for personal recommendations - votes: 31 (0.8%)
I look at what's popular or recommended by many people - votes: 153 (4%)
I just read everything I can find my hands on - votes: 136 (3.5%)
I look for stuff with the highest ratings - votes: 166 (4.3%)
I look for series that fulfill specific categories or genres - votes: 1071 (27.9%)
I look at those clickbait thumbnails or titles - votes: 312 (8.1%)
I read the synopsis or summary and choose what looks interesting - votes: 1201 (31.3%)
Other method not listed - votes: 191 (5%)
There were 3839 total votes.
The poll ended: June 6th 2020

Maybe those clickbait thumbnails or titles peak the initial interest and then you choose to read the synopsis or summary. I remember hearing how Youtubers need to put a lot of effort into their thumbnails and titles to get the initial click to get more views
Posted by lambchopsil on 
June 6th 6:46pm
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New Poll - Finding New Series
This week's poll was suggested by Afiaki. How do you normally find or discover a new series to read? You probably have a combination of factors but pick the option that corresponds most with your primary factor.

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: How often do you reread a series and realize it isn't as good as you remember?
Never - votes: 517 (15.2%)
Seldom - votes: 1293 (37.9%)
Sometimes - votes: 1326 (38.9%)
Usually - votes: 212 (6.2%)
Always - votes: 60 (1.8%)
There were 3408 total votes.
The poll ended: May 30th 2020

I really should rewatch Cardcaptor Sakura. I bought the Blu-ray set and still haven't cracked it open...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 30th 7:24am
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