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Do you like on-going manga or do you prefer to wait till it finish?

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07-29-11, 4:27 PM
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anaaga said:
Complete manga, so I don't have to get mad every time the chapter ends with a cliffhanger.
I do read ongoing manga, but I choose carefully which one I read. I make sure it's being updated regularly, or the plot is good. Because if the plot turns bad, I have no choice to continue reading it no matter what since I don't like to drop manga unless it's really really bad later on *coughBleachcoughAirGear*


^agreeing on this xD

I used to add many on going but then started getting bored with the once-every-blue-moon releases so now to add a new one , it takes a lot of thinking ! But if they update regurarly , I don't mind waiting for the next chapter C:
(I should rly catch up to Air Gear but I find it so crap still that I don't get motivated 8D)
 
07-29-11, 4:42 PM

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Unless I can pre-order the future volumes in English, I try to avoid starting unfinished series. I refuse to read only one chapter every week-month and I usually lose interest in on-going series, or forget what's happened--meaning I eventually need to re-read everything.
 
07-30-11, 8:28 PM
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I wish I could only read finished series. It would be so much easier for me to handle and deal with. But for some reason, I end up reading ongoing ones all the time.

I actually kind of suck and have tendency to put completed series on the back burner. It does usually start like that - I just stop reading them while they're publishing and then once they're complete I end up not getting around to them very quickly. :/
 
07-31-11, 10:53 AM

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I prefer it to be completed when I start it.... then again 90% of the manga's I'm reading are On-going and I have to wait either a a week or a month for some to release :/ and a few on Hiatus D:
 
08-04-11, 12:42 AM

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I like to catch up no matter what. Most of the ones I read are the long on-going ones.
 
08-04-11, 12:54 AM

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I guess everyone likes to start reading a completed manga, including me XD some ongoing manga are really great though so I'd say it worths the wait : )
 
08-06-11, 6:56 AM
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I always prefer complete series. There are MANY on-going series that I'm interested in, but I try to resist and not to start too many of them... it's hard to manage reading so many different series, especially when chapters/volumes aren't released regularly.
 
08-07-11, 5:28 AM

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Completed manga--with on-going manga, I always forget what had happened in the previous chapters, so the story is less powerful for me.
 
08-07-11, 7:23 AM
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I prefer on-going series. There's rarely any discussion value over a series that's already been completed over ones that release weekly.
 
08-07-11, 7:40 AM

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Depends on if weekly releases or monthly, I regret reading KWMS. But the story was soooooo good.

 
08-07-11, 10:07 AM

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As long as the on-going manga is being released regularly, I'll read it if it seems interesting.
 
08-07-11, 10:15 AM

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So far I'm only reading Pandora Hearts, which is still ongoing. That's it at the moment.
 
08-07-11, 10:20 AM

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I'm reading GE - Good Ending and Claymore ongoing. The suspense and wait is bearable to me, though I can't say the same for some of my friends ^^;
 
08-07-11, 3:28 PM

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Completed manga. I hate waiting for new chapters to come out, especially when things become so interesting and compelling. I'm looking at you Gantz, and Naruto.
 
08-07-11, 7:33 PM

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I definitely prefer to read completed series (usually short ones, at that). The only ongoing title I've ever followed was 'Parasyte' when it was in MixxZine, but hardly any stores carried it and my parents wouldn't get me a subscription, so I fell behind on too many chapters to enjoy it. Also, the only manga I read online is bara (which I would much rather read in print anyway -- if only!).
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08-07-11, 7:43 PM

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If I can go buy a physical volume of it in English (or buy it online, seeing the way Borders is going), then I honestly prefer a complete series. Or maybe near complete series, that's works too. Sure, I am collecting several ongoing series, but I think that all of the series I'm currently collecting are finished in Japan (except for Blue Exorcist, Bride's Story, Wandering Son, Ooku, maybe a couple of others here and there), at least then I know what length to expect at the end of the day, right?

If I'm following scans, I'd prefer for there to be like 1 or 2 volumes out before I start, just cus then it'll give me enough to help me determine if I like it in the first place, but then I'm good with ongoing. I dislike reading manga on my small laptop screen and prefer to read it in small chunks, so ongoing works well for me.
 
08-08-11, 10:26 AM

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I really like both.
I mean, it's good when you have free time and you find a new amazing series that you can read all at once. It gives me a sense of.. accomplishment, happiness, something like this, even greater than when I finally finish one series I've been reading for 2~3 years ( or more ). I think it's probably because reading a series for such a long time, you just can't avoid missing it.
But I also like to have those few new chapters to read throughout the week. Especially and I have a hard day.
 
08-08-11, 3:20 PM

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i prefer when its already finish so i can just lie on my bed reading that bad boy till i get fed up and drop it lol
 
08-08-11, 6:09 PM

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either is fine with me...although it does suck to get into on then have to stop reading bc the next chapter isnt out yet

most ongoing ones i wait a couple months then read all i missed in a weekend
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08-09-11, 3:45 AM

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Depends if it's good enough to warrant me clinging on to next chapter. I prefer reading manga in big goes, generally.

 
08-09-11, 12:23 PM

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I think that ongoing manga is more fun cuz it makes me anticipate the next chapter coming out. If it's already completed, i tend to get bored if i try to read it all at once and after a while it becomes boring to me :/ unless it's a really amazing manga.
 
08-09-11, 12:30 PM

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completed, cause while a anime usually at the latest it will take a year to finish, with manga there have been many that go over a full decade till their done and even some that take longer, i mean look at gantz, its 11 years old and its only now starting to reach its final part, i say start not reaching the actual end

i could not immagine sticking to it for that long
 
08-09-11, 3:45 PM

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I like to keep reading on-going mangas. If I'm not able to keep up with them for some reasons, once a month I re-cap all of them and read what i missed. I've been keeping up with some series (many actually) for about an year already, since I first discovered manga. :D
 
08-09-11, 4:21 PM

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Prefer to wait until it is finished. Unless it is something reaaally good that I can't help it (Billy Bat, by the same mangaka who made Monster and 20th Century Boys), or if it is about to end soon (ex: I caught up to FMA a few months before it was over then kept up with it till it was completed.)

 
08-09-11, 4:29 PM

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Eh, I do hate waiting for new chapters, but if a manga's fantastic, or I think it might be ending soon, I'll read it. Mostly though, I just browse finished series...
 
08-09-11, 8:02 PM

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I like completed series a lot more. I don't like the current convention of scanlators releasing manga chapter by chapter; I'd much rather have it in volumes to keep the reading momentum going, and for the same experience as people who actually have the book in-hand. Releasing it in chapters is just silly. Until that becomes a convention (which I doubt will happen), I much prefer reading something completed.
 
08-09-11, 8:12 PM

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I like to read completed manga but on-going even more (as long as there's at least 10 chapters already published).

 
08-09-11, 8:27 PM

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Completed
Waiting a month for translation makes me crazy @.@
 
08-09-11, 8:33 PM

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I like completed manga but I do prefer on-going ones.
The joy and excitement you feel when you find that a new chapter has been released cannot be compared. :'DDD
 
08-09-11, 8:43 PM

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I prefer reading them when they are completed. Claymore is actually the only on-going manga I'm reading/have read. It's the only one I can stand to wait on the chapters for. And having it being a monthly release makes me even more impatient. XD
 
08-13-11, 4:18 PM

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mappadouji said:
I like completed manga but I do prefer on-going ones.
The joy and excitement you feel when you find that a new chapter has been released cannot be compared. :'DDD


exactly! plus completing an on-going series which you followed for months or even years is way more satisfying than finishing an already completed manga
 
08-13-11, 4:33 PM

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There's way too much good stuff still publishing to ignore it
 
02-04-12, 12:18 PM

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Some manga are too great to wait 'til they are completed.
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02-04-12, 2:33 PM

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I enjoy on-going as i find those more enjoyable, but thats only for manga that have a regular schedule.

If a manga comes out about once every few months then i'll just wait till its completed before reading it unless its something thats really good
 
02-04-12, 7:37 PM

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Usually I like to read Complete manga, just like how I wait for complete animes. But than I do start reading ongoing manga if their weekly
 
02-04-12, 7:52 PM

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Complete manga. I cbf to wait for ongoing ones anymore.

 
02-05-12, 2:14 AM

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Ongoing.
Best is 1 that is going to end soon.

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02-05-12, 2:15 AM

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On Going.


 
02-05-12, 8:07 AM

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I prefer completed manga, because I don't like having to wait for chapters.

On-going mangas can be fun once in a while though, because it gives me something to wait for.
 
02-05-12, 10:17 AM

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On-Going for me. When I get hooked with a completed manga, I tend to finish it in one sitting no mater how long it is.
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02-05-12, 4:24 PM

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I prefer it to be complete, but I'm happy to put up with waiting for ongoing series.
 
02-05-12, 4:53 PM

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On-going
 
02-05-12, 7:47 PM

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I would really love it if it was completed before I find it :P
But I get over exicted about new mangas or random mangas that seem interest, so I read them ahead, which sucks cuz than I have to wait for more to come out >.< it gets hard to keep track of the mangas that are on going, and I have to check time to time if new chapters came out. I would prefer Complete Mangas but sometimes I can't help myself. TT.TT
 
02-06-12, 4:54 PM

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Discussing is enjoyable for me so i like reading on-going series.
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02-07-12, 8:16 PM

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On-Going for me. When I get hooked with a completed manga, I tend to finish it in one sitting no mater how long it is.

same here, it always a pleasent surprise to find an awesome series thats both complete and in adleast the triple digits or high double digits. i consider it a small pain when i start reading a series thats new like wolfen crest or cage of eden started reading those when they were under 10 chapters still following them though because you get invested in the series if chapters come out weekly then hits a suddden break i start rereading, anticapating when the next chapter comes out on the update list.
 
02-08-12, 3:45 AM

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On-Going for me. When I get hooked with a completed manga, I tend to finish it in one sitting no mater how long it is.


Same here...I like on-going more than complete, even if sometimes is pain and boring to wait for a monthly chapter to come out!!! but still I like them more, it's so fun to read something new every week or month!!! :D
 
02-09-12, 11:45 PM

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I prefer completed, because if it shows out, that manga & story & etc. is interessting i just can't wait for another chapters. It's hard for me:D and i know it's hard to finf translators and editors but still ... i get a little bit annoyed. :)


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02-10-12, 3:45 AM
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Both are good for me 8D Finished cause I'd liek to finish asap xD And on-going cause it's fun talking abt it with ppl and stuff xD What I hate though are on going manga that get 1 chap per 6 months scanned so I tend to be rly careful wil ongoing ones xD
 
02-10-12, 3:04 PM

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On-going since it's not too bad waiting a week depending on the manga.

I guess the series that release monthly or on weird intervals are a pain to read unless there completed. It's easy to forget what happened last chapter after a month or more....so you kind of forget what's going on.....
 
03-12-12, 2:41 PM

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first i would read the ongoing manga and wait for like a year until i forget it and then after that i would remember it and read its completed series^^
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