Results of Previous votings
Here you can find the end results of previous votings.
They aren't scientific of course, and they can actually give a completely false
image, but I hope noone cheated. I waited long enough for each voting to have
a substantial population.
Q1: 15 november 1999 - 16 january 2000
Q2: 17 january 1999 - 9 February 2000
Well, it's clear that my visitors are big manga consumers. Almost half of you read
more than ten series regularly.
Q3: 10 february 2000 - 30 april 2000
A lot more votes this time in much lesser time. Good. Unfortunately, I've seen
the number or respondents jumping up very irregularly. Together with the "slightly"
surprising result of the vote, this makes me think that perhaps someone hasn't played
the game like it should be. Vote only once, please.
Now for the result.
39% prefers erotic manga: I am a bit disappointed, but I am not too surprised.
Unless someone cheated. I have to conclude that the average western reader hereby only
amplifies the false stereotype about manga that has been created in the western media.
26% shoujo manga fans: Although I am not a big shoujo fan myself, I have to say
that I am pleased to see that a big percentage amongst you loves this wondrous genre.
It confirms my personal impression about shoujo: fans are discovering this great genre, enjoying
it and we can hope to see more translations of shoujo hits in the near future.
12% shounen manga fans: Surprising because I expected a much larger percentage.
Where are the fans of Dragon Ball, Video Girl, Saint Seiya, Ranma, Evangelion and many other very
popular series appearing in magazines like Shounen Jump, Shounen Sunday, Shounen Magazine...
8% seinen manga fans: This low figure was a big shock to me. I wonder if you
understand what sort of manga this genre includes. It's manga targeted to a male
public from 16 years on and has its biggest public amongst males between 18 and 25.
Series like Aa! Megamisama! , Sazan Eyes , Kiseijuu , Gun Smith Cats , Outlanders ,
Seraphic Feather and so many other popular ones fall under this category. Did you
realize this when you voted? Perhaps I had to explain the categories more precisely
by giving examples.
6% josei manga fans: although I expected a slightly larger percentage, I am
not surprised. The genre is not easily accessable and takes getting used to for many
amongst us, although there are some very good series in this category. It's also
possible that some of you have voted for "shoujo" instead.
Q4: 1 may 2000 - 15 may 2001
I'm very happy to see that most of you share the same opinion as I do.
The result of this voting unfortunately confirms what I feared. Manga are mainly discovered
because people see the anime, or saw something of it on the web (probably scans). Thus the
reason why knowledge of manga is far more limited than that of anime, and limited mostly
to some popular series (Katsura, Toriyama, Takahashi...). We need other means of making
the vast number of manga known to the world.
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