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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!

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New Poll - Exchanging Languages

This week's poll was suggested by Nekomikoto. If you had the chance to change out your native language, would you? I guess you could always try to learn back your current native language, but it would be difficult...

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Would you rather enhance your mind or body?
Mind - votes: 2004 (63.9%)
Body - votes: 1133 (36.1%)
There were 3137 total votes.
The poll ended: March 4th, 2023 10:35am PST

Mind over matter

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March 4th 10:38am

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New Poll - Brain vs. Brawn

This week's poll was suggested by Midlife_otaku. Would you rather enhance your mind or body? Or maybe you can interpret it as which one is better? Or which one is currently weaker for yourself? Up to you!

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: If you could choose what to reincarnate as, what would it be?
An animal - votes: 169 (5.6%)
A mythical creature - votes: 1395 (46%)
An object - votes: 74 (2.4%)
Regular human - votes: 1031 (34%)
Other - votes: 366 (12.1%)
There were 3034 total votes.
The poll ended: February 25th, 2023 2:36pm PST


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February 25th 2:39pm

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New Poll - Reincarnation

This week's poll was suggested by our member Midlife_otaku. Ever want to reincarnate as a talking sword?

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you play remastered versions of games you've played before?
Always - votes: 61 (2.7%)
Often - votes: 219 (9.5%)
Sometimes - votes: 928 (40.3%)
Seldom - votes: 674 (29.3%)
Never - votes: 418 (18.2%)
There were 2300 total votes.
The poll ended: February 18th, 2023 10:57am PST

I've played remastered versions of games that I never played in the past.

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February 18th 11:21am

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New Poll - Remastered Games

This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. Do you play remastered versions of games that you've played before? If so, why? I personally don't think I ever have. So many new games out there!

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Question: If you have sex with a clone of yourself...
It's regular sex - votes: 2643 (69.9%)
It's masturbation - votes: 1139 (30.1%)
There were 3781 total votes.
The poll ended: February 11th, 2023 9:39pm PST

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Would you have sex with a clone of yourself that was the opposite gender?

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February 11th 9:46pm

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New Poll - Sexy Time With Clones

This week's odd poll was suggested by jacob66. Apparently it's inspired by Rick and Morty, a show I do not watch

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Which do you believe in?
Innocent until proven guilty - votes: 2999 (88.5%)
Guilty until proven innocent - votes: 391 (11.5%)
There were 3390 total votes.
The poll ended: February 4th, 2023 12:36pm PST

Anyone like vigilante justice?

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February 4th 12:39pm

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New Poll - Guilty vs. Innocent

This week's poll was suggested by saraneon. Philosophical question

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: These are the protagonists of the 10 bestselling manga of all time. Who is your favorite?
Conan Edogawa (Detective Conan) - votes: 461 (15%)
Duke Togo (Golgo 13) - votes: 97 (3.2%)
Hanamichi Sakuragi (Slam Dunk) - votes: 195 (6.3%)
Kankichi Ryotsu (KochiKame) - votes: 25 (0.8%)
Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece) - votes: 842 (27.4%)
Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) - votes: 392 (12.7%)
Nobita Nobi (Doraemon) - votes: 75 (2.4%)
Shin-chan (Crayon Shin-chan) - votes: 139 (4.5%)
Son Goku (Dragon Ball) - votes: 434 (14.1%)
Tanjiro Kamado (Demon Slayer) - votes: 417 (13.6%)
There were 3076 total votes.
The poll ended: January 28th, 2023 11:09pm PST

I haven't actually read

One Piece


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January 28th 11:12pm

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New Poll - Favorite Protagonist of Top Sellers

This week's poll was suggested by residentgrigo. You may not have read all these series, but apparently they're the bestsellers. It's on purpose that there's no "none" option

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: How good was 2022 for you?
I don't know - votes: 99 (3.3%)
Worst year ever... - votes: 288 (9.6%)
Not great - votes: 927 (30.7%)
Average - votes: 1000 (33.2%)
Pretty good - votes: 626 (20.8%)
Great! Best year ever! - votes: 76 (2.5%)
There were 3015 total votes.
The poll ended: January 21st, 2023 10:41am PST

Still on the lower end for most people 🙁

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January 21st 10:46am

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New Poll - Reviewing 2022

How was 2022? Great year for me, as I got married.

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: If you were stuck in a time loop and repeating the same day forever, how long would it take for you to go crazy?
Days - votes: 808 (23.8%)
Weeks - votes: 631 (18.6%)
Months - votes: 645 (19%)
Years - votes: 476 (14%)
Decades - votes: 193 (5.7%)
Centuries - votes: 113 (3.3%)
Millennia or more - votes: 96 (2.8%)
I'd never lose my mind - votes: 428 (12.6%)
There were 3390 total votes.
The poll ended: January 14th, 2023 2:25pm PST

Of course it all depends on your means, but there's a world of possibilities!

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January 14th 2:31pm

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New Poll - Time Loop

This week's poll was suggested by jacob66. If you were stuck in a time loop (like Groundhog Day) without any hope of escape, how long do you think it'd take for you to go crazy?

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Preferred method of telling time when you're outside
Sundial or position of the sun - votes: 159 (5.3%)
Some other aspect of nature - votes: 33 (1.1%)
Analog wristwatch - votes: 322 (10.7%)
Digital wristwatch - votes: 241 (8%)
Smartwatch - votes: 245 (8.2%)
Phone or other mobile device - votes: 1785 (59.6%)
Asking random people - votes: 40 (1.3%)
Look around and hope to see a clock - votes: 139 (4.6%)
Other - votes: 32 (1.1%)
There were 2996 total votes.
The poll ended: January 7th, 2023 12:29pm PST


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January 7th 12:34pm

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Where can I get manga updates? ›'s top 5 competitors in December 2022 are:,,,, and more. According to Similarweb data of monthly visits,'s top competitor in January 2023 is with 41.9M visits.

Can you read on baka updates? ›

The Answer: You don't. MangaUpdates does not offer or host free manga (legal or illegal) for you to read or download. We are an information site and strive to keep you updated on the latest series and release information.

Is manga updates down? › is UP and reachable by us.

What is the most updated manga site? ›

Following are some of the best sites to read Manga online:
  • Comixology.
  • Crunchyroll.
  • Manga Plus.
  • Viz.
  • Bato.
  • MangaInn.
  • Webtoons.
  • MangaKakalot.
Jan 24, 2023

What site has the best manga scans? ›

5 Best Scanlation Sites - Read Comics Online for Free using...
  • MangaKakalot Website.
  • ZeroScans Website.
  • TaaddManga website.
  • AsuraScans website.
  • MangaDex Website.
  • ImageTranslate TypeSetting Feature.
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Is Baka and Test a good anime? ›

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu is full of anime stereotypes and otaku appeals, yet managed to become a fantastic random comedy series. It is quite unbelievable that cliche tainted anime can be this enjoyable. However, you should know ... Making anime unique by bringing all the commons, it's the key of this anime's success.

What is baka updates? ›

Baka-Updates is a site that documents fansubs and their creators. As stated on the site itself: "Baka-Updates is a free service brought to you by fellow anime fans. This site focuses on updates and news about the most recent anime releases by the digital fansubbing groups."

Why is manga so hard to find right now? ›

The answer is a combination of lack of supply AND lack of demand. Let me explain. When a manga or anime series spans multiple volumes, there's a noticeable sales decline with every new volume that gets released. Volume 1 is always the best seller, of course.

Why is manga hard to buy right now? ›

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing problems in the supply chain, including shortages of printers and truck drivers, which is slowing the flow of manga to stores just when customers want it most.

Was MangaOwl shut down? ›

Breaking: #MangaOwl has permanently shutdown. This means you can no longer use this source.

What is the biggest manga right now? ›

My Hero Academia is the biggest shonen manga and shonen anime in the world right now (or, at least, it was until another contender further down this list burst onto the scene. But we'll get to that).

What manga is popular right now? ›

Best-selling manga in 2021.
1. Rakuten
  • Spy x Family (Vol. ...
  • One Piece (Vol. 103)
  • World Trigger (Vol. ...
  • Detective Conan (Vol. 102)
  • Tokyo Revengers (Vol. ...
  • World's End Harem (Vol. ...
  • Frieren: Beyond Journey's End (Vol. ...
  • Haikyu!! (Vol. 1-45 Complete Set)
Oct 5, 2022

Are illegal manga sites safe? ›

Illegal websites aren't known for having the most secure servers, leading to a lot of problems. Insecure servers mean that your computer may be at risk just by being on the site. Be incredibly careful when the sites prompt you to give any information, even if it is just your name and email address.

What manga app that has everything? ›

ComiXology. The ComiXology app is the way to go if you're a fan of manga, graphic novels, and comic books. Besides the ComiXology Originals, the app gives you access to Marvel, DC, Kodansha, Image, Dark Horse, and many other Japanese comics and manga.

What is the fastest manga website? ›

In this article, we will share a list of the 12 best free manga sites where you can easily read your favorite comic books.
  1. MangaFox. MangaFox is among the best and most popular manga sites. ...
  2. MangaReader. ...
  3. MangaHere. ...
  4. MangaPark. ...
  5. BATO.TO. ...
  6. Manga Kakalot. ...
  7. ...
Jan 16, 2023

Where can I download manga volumes? ›

There are a few different ways to do this. One way is to go to websites like Mangareader or Manga Fox and find the manga you want to read. Once you've found it, simply click on the link and start reading. Another way is to use an app like Crunchyroll which allows you to watch anime and read manga online for free.

Where can I read manga leaks? ›

MangaHere is another excellent manga site on the Internet. With a wide range of manga in different genres like romantic comedies, girls, drama, school life, teens, action, fantasy, and staining, it has it all. In addition to manga news, MangaHere provides leaked manga.

Why are manga sites shutting down? ›

Previously, Japan Government approved a new copyright law to minimize the anime and manga piracy. Popular anime and manga pirate sites KissAnime and KissManga were shut down and it seems like popular manga piracy sites are the new target of copyright strikes.


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