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Question: You're about to start reading a comedy series. What other genre does it have?
Adventure - votes: 128 (4.7%)
Mystery - votes: 45 (1.7%)
It's pure comedy and has no other genre - votes: 85 (3.1%)
I would never read a comedy - votes: 74 (2.7%)
Drama - votes: 66 (2.4%)
Mature - votes: 96 (3.5%)
Tragedy - votes: 43 (1.6%)
Fantasy - votes: 202 (7.5%)
Mecha - votes: 10 (0.4%)
Harem - votes: 126 (4.6%)
Slice of life - votes: 479 (17.7%)
School life - votes: 90 (3.3%)
Supernatural - votes: 95 (3.5%)
Sci-fi - votes: 34 (1.3%)
Romance - votes: 904 (33.3%)
Action - votes: 234 (8.6%)
There were 2711 total votes.
The poll ended: November 16th 2019
Romantic comedies are a mainstay of our culture
» residentgrigo on November 16th, 2019, 3:54am
One of Marvel´s core philosophies is "The World Outside Your Window" and you see how much those films make but I prefer the way out there and barely recognizable DC word(s).
» VawX on November 16th, 2019, 5:04am
While it need some time for the world building, it also gives the mangaka easy setting since they can just ignore some physics law, it brings more creativity and easier to execute mmm...
While realistic setting can get really good, but many of them can get boring, so unless it's really special it just won't be as good easily mmm...
» calstine on November 16th, 2019, 6:23am
"No supernatural elements" is also okay, though I'm not quite so enthusiastic about those.
» Transdude1996 on November 16th, 2019, 7:39am
» dreamer00013 on November 16th, 2019, 3:50pm
(Voted for realistic setting with the elements though, they tend to be even more fun)
» Sinjid on November 16th, 2019, 10:24pm
» HikaruYami on November 18th, 2019, 10:21am
Suspension of disbelief is just so much easier when you're given a world where you're told "that's just normal for everyone, get used to it".
When I'm given "the real world" and then suddenly MAGIC and we're expected to believe that no one had ever noticed before and they have a secret magic society kept off the internet forever... eh... my mind gets distracted.
There are of course exceptions. Ohba and Obata (Death Note, Platinum End) do a great job with shoving the supernatural into a realistic setting, establishing clear reasons for these supernatural elements to almost never interfere with the human world. Likewise, sometimes even fantasy settings just go too off the rails, breaking their own clearly established rules far too often for plot twist value (which is fine in a *comedy* fantasy manga but not a serious one).
But in general, a setting like One Piece is the easiest for me to get into and stay enchanted with.
» hkanz on November 18th, 2019, 12:59pm
» juliarox214 on November 18th, 2019, 8:49pm
I only read a few stories with supernatural and prefer fantasy, set in different worlds, than something in our world.
» Lorska on November 19th, 2019, 12:47am
There really should be a no preference option though...
I read pretty much only romances, so character driven stories are way more relevant than plot driven ones, so the setting plays a minor role. Though fantasy stuff tends to be more plot driven so I guess that explains why. You don't build a world just to not use it after all.
That being said, there's a lot of realistic works out there that fail on the character front and also fantasy ones that excel at it.
I think I'm generally happier when I find a good story with fantasy elements because they are harder to find, even though I don't enjoy them as much as realistic ones, which is kinda weird...
» Melrakki on November 20th, 2019, 5:43am
» blackluna on November 21st, 2019, 1:11am