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Question: If a non-Japanese person that lives in Japan made a comic, would you still consider it "manga"?
Only if it had manga-style artwork - votes: 1807 (36.4%)
Only if it was published by a Japanese company or made for the Japanese manga market - votes: 1538 (31%)
Only if they had help from Japanese assistants - votes: 16 (0.3%)
Only if they were originally born in Japan - votes: 44 (0.9%)
Only if it was written in Japanese - votes: 423 (8.5%)
Not at all - votes: 152 (3.1%)
Yes, absolutely - votes: 989 (19.9%)
There were 4969 total votes.
The poll ended: May 9th 2020
Now what makes an anime?
» residentgrigo on May 9th, 2020, 3:30am
I am rapidly "aging out" of the target demographic for adult manga. US TV/film loves the 18-49 demographic but the mid-30s seem to be it with manga when it comes to the upper end. Works/magazines that more or less target readers above 30 (Golgo 13 and those endless golf and gambling manga) exist of course but the air gets thin when it comes to anime.
The market will have to die before I stop reading comics but the 2020s are off to a great start on that...
» calstine on May 9th, 2020, 5:37am
» KaoriNite on May 9th, 2020, 6:35am
I was here 6 years ago and thought I'd never stop reading manga. But I'm reading a lot less manga now compared to before, so I wouldn't be surprised if I stopped reading it in a few years.
» VawX on May 9th, 2020, 2:33pm
And there are a lot of people in my age range mmm...
» eccentrrick on May 9th, 2020, 7:17pm
» mallika23 on May 9th, 2020, 9:51pm
I'm 25 now. I'm just a reader, not a scanlator.. But I love that you have a great database about manga, manhwa, manhua, and even webtoons from all over the world.
The sites haven't changed much since the first time I opened it. I mainly used this site to keep my reading list, in case I forgot about it.
» Suxinn on May 10th, 2020, 2:40am
While I've had brief periods of manga inactivity (previously caused by school, now caused by work), I always come back to it in the end, and it's become such a natural part of my life that I doubt I'll ever stop at this point. (I really do need to trim down my reading lists, though...)
» hkanz on May 10th, 2020, 6:38am
» Otakuch on May 10th, 2020, 9:12am
» slyborg on May 10th, 2020, 11:37pm
» lambchopsil on May 10th, 2020, 11:43pm
» Suxinn on May 10th, 2020, 11:45pm
» Draggador on May 11th, 2020, 12:44am
» DandelionLilyPetals on May 11th, 2020, 3:07am
» Ceiye on May 14th, 2020, 6:01pm
» Uzukami on May 14th, 2020, 7:57pm
Started cataloguing them here in 2008 when I couldn’t keep track anymore.
Im 26 now and still read at least once a week.
» butako chan on May 15th, 2020, 2:19pm
» cecropiamoth on May 15th, 2020, 6:01pm
I started reading manga 11 years ago, because I was sick of American media and had had a yearning to learn more about Japan since I saw some samurai movies 50 years ago, but Japan is a very mysterious place in standard American media, and has always been.
Eleven years ago I stumbled on MangaPark, and realized I could learn a lot about Japan just by consuming its fun media.
Then I realized as I read some that a lot of manga goes far beyone anything made in the USA in creativity. I still love a lot of manga, though not the "called to another world" type much. I think that's totally a young person's taste.
» Morrelan on May 15th, 2020, 7:14pm