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Feb 17, 2012 12:28 PM

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Reviews matter the most to me.If there's tons saying it's great by people with good taste then I'll definitely look into it and see if all the praise is deserved.
 
Feb 21, 2012 6:08 PM

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First I look at art.
Then I look at genre.
Then I look at description if interesting.

If it passes all these then I'll give it a shot.
 
Feb 21, 2012 10:01 PM

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to be honest i mostly just go to mangareader and hit the surprise me button until i find something that interests me
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Feb 22, 2012 8:40 AM

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Genre, manga-ka, story, art.
 
Feb 23, 2012 2:28 AM

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1. Search by genre
2. Look at the cover (if there's any) and title
3. Read synopsis
4. Check with online reader to look the art and see if the story is interesting
5. If it's interesting enough, check the scanlation group site to judge whether it's worth to download the manga after looking and judging through various things (not a must)
 
Feb 23, 2012 3:54 PM

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Look if has ecchi, if no then I skip over to check if its Mature, if no then I check the story and art.
 
Feb 23, 2012 3:59 PM

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Ecchi and the amount of likeable characters.

 
Feb 23, 2012 4:51 PM

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Genre > Cover > Rating > Synopsis
 
Feb 23, 2012 5:05 PM

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Art style and reccomendations. I'm pretty open to anything, really. I like all genres and themes, etc. so it's hard for me to turn down a manga.
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Feb 23, 2012 6:30 PM

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I check the art first if its good and if the plot is good BONUS XD my tasted is mostly romance novels, comedy , ecchi or mature mangas aren't really my style
 
Feb 23, 2012 6:46 PM

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Beedlebud said:
First I look at art.
Then I look at genre.
Then I look at description if interesting.

If it passes all these then I'll give it a shot.


^ exactly this.
 
Feb 23, 2012 8:44 PM

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It has to sound interesting to me & the art has to be pretty
 
Feb 25, 2012 9:42 AM

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First - Plot
Second - Popular and critical reception
Third - Art
 
Feb 25, 2012 10:38 AM

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1) Plot or Characters (if it's a slice of life, plot obviously doesn't matter)
2) Critical reception (if available)
3) mangaka or similar series to it (via the recommendation here)
4) Art (bad art won't discount me from reading it unless it's unfollowable art, now that's an actual problem)

Then, if the criteria seems to work right, see if I can rent it from the library first. Nothing will ensure it's correct other than actually reading it, all I can do is try to weed things out.
 
Feb 25, 2012 11:09 AM

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Usually if it's Drama, it draws me in.

Otherwise it's often down to description, art and reviews. As well as the Mangaka.
 
Feb 25, 2012 3:29 PM

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Genre and demographic - the reason why 80% of my collection is shoujo.

Sometimes, i buy manga because because it's very cheap rather than being interesting. Like Hissing vol 3 was like $1.99, except they BN gave it to me for free, it happen to be boring, yet interesting.

With bargain books, you care more about quantity than quality, while, with normal in-store and online shopping, you select fewer, but more of your taste.

Now, there are some that wasn't my choice, some dude just keeps throwing them in the trash, yet it still happen to be in good condition afterwards. The first time, i didn't like what was in it, while the second time i got Clamp manga in French. D: WHERE IS ROSETTA STONE WHEN I NEED IT?
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Feb 25, 2012 11:49 PM

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Read one chapter, if it's good read another. If it's not, go to the next one in order of popularity. I just use manga reader and manga fox's popularity ranking. If a lot of people like it then it's usually good (Hopefully).
Sometimes I use genre if I'm in the mood for something ;)
 
Feb 28, 2012 4:43 PM

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It is very much based on if I like the art or not. I look at the picture, and then read the description... if I still like it, I will read it :3
 
Mar 1, 2012 4:35 PM

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First the genera. I read all genres of manga, but I prefer shoujo.
Second: If I first saw the anime and if it has no ending I read the manga.
Third. The review. If I like the story review I read it.
 
Mar 1, 2012 4:47 PM

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1. Genre and plot
2. Chapters
3. Art style
 
Mar 1, 2012 6:46 PM

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Randomly finding stuff at the library.
 
Mar 2, 2012 1:05 AM
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Mainly cover art and occasionally genre. I'm not too picky about what I read and watch. I don't really care to read the synopsis because it feels like a spoiler. I like to just dive in and read on, getting a feel for everything without any prior information on the story.
 
Mar 2, 2012 1:16 AM

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First I search through genres looking for anything that has romance that's not josei or shojo and has been recently updated, then I read all the plots to see if there is one that sounds really good then if it's completed I scan through that last chapter to see if it's good, if it's new I start reading it from the first few chapters, but if it's on-going I read comments about it and see what other people think about it and read it depending on whether the reviews are good or bad. Sometimes I read manga if I saw a really good anime and there's a manga adaption though
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Mar 3, 2012 6:05 AM

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By using heart of an otaku
 
Mar 3, 2012 10:29 PM

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I think the best way is to read the first chapter.
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... but you're always welcome to search for it.
 
Mar 4, 2012 12:32 AM

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Mostly genre and/or synopsis, since I don't fuss much about artlines. :D
 
Mar 4, 2012 3:35 PM

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Genre/plot/art style
 
Mar 5, 2012 5:39 PM

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I look on the art and the synopsis.If the art and story are good,my choice is easy =P .And based a little on my favourite mangaka too.
 
Mar 5, 2012 5:42 PM

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the genre has to be something i fancy (although there are/have been exceptions)
also the art! the art is a huge part of it, if i dont like the art then chances are im not going to stick with it because manga is obviously ALL art.
 
Mar 6, 2012 11:56 AM

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I use advanced search in mangareader or mangafox and choose the genre's I'm interested in (mostly seinen/romance or seinen/psychological/action), then simply check the covers, names, and synopsis.

If I don't find an interesting manga by doing so, then I check profiles of people with similar tastes and check their high rated mangas.
 
Mar 7, 2012 6:46 PM

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Me....oh that manga cover looks interesting....scans it to see if I will like it...the end...lol.
 
Mar 7, 2012 7:55 PM

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There are various factors and I often choose manga for different reasons. I some times ask for recs, sometimes seek out manga from a particular author or sometimes for a particular theme/genre. I haven't actually read that much manga so I think that probably sums it up.
 
Mar 25, 2012 9:22 AM

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Well I really love shoujo and magical romancy mangas.. but also decent art and if the summary sounds interesting ill give it a try.. thats pretty much it... *bonus if I can relate to the story though* so I enjoy school life to sometimes..

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Mar 25, 2012 10:00 AM

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Same as KuroDubZero, I usually pick manga based off cover art without reading the summary.
 
Mar 25, 2012 10:31 AM

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in this order:

I look if it's completed and not rushed or discontinued, demography, cover (not necessary art, you just can say a lot about some manga just with cover), type (no OEL for me), mangaka, rating, how long it is (I prefer longer, but not too long either), story, then I preview it in case I wouldn't like it (I usually read a bit of second or third chapter), read a few comments with the lowest score, art.

but some manga I want to read are those when I see some images of it somewhere and they are good. like in "name that manga" thread, funny pics on net, or avatars and such.
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ever had this urge to stalk a person on MAL and read/watch everything they read/watched?

I had.
 
Mar 25, 2012 11:43 AM

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-If I like an anime, I'll see if it has a manga.
-Recommendations.
-I've heard of it and I'm curious about it.

Once I've picked one I'll get the first few chapters and read them. If I like them I'll get the rest.
やがて気づく本当の気持ちは
そして 人間が大好きでした
 
Mar 25, 2012 12:50 PM

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I look at the recommendations, synopsis, then rating.
 
Mar 25, 2012 1:05 PM

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it's all about popularity and stuff :P
 
Mar 25, 2012 2:09 PM

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I don't find all manga (whether I actually read them or not) through different ways, be it randomly showing up on someone's profile (in that case, an interesting title is important), reading about it on the net, through a mention in a recommendation or finding it among other works by an author whose works I like.
Whether I decide to read it depends on the description, but even if the plot is nice, I'll check for the genres, e.g. if there are ecchi elements I'd avoid it in the end.
 
Mar 25, 2012 2:34 PM

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The art, how popular it is (rating) / has a great storyline and stays interesting.
 
Mar 26, 2012 2:51 AM

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First I google, 'best Seinen manga' or 'best comedy manga' depending on what genre I want to read, then I go through the results on various sites, then I select the most recurring titles, which I have not yet read. After that I read reviews and summaries of those manga, and finally I select the manga which fits best to my taste.
 
Mar 26, 2012 3:27 AM

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1. Genre, mainly shoujo
2. Cover/art, usually with one guy one girl I can't do love triangles
3. Synopsis, hopefully doesn't sound like a tragedy
 
Mar 26, 2012 10:49 PM

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Genre. what im interested in first.
See the popularity if its good or not. usually if its popular its good because we fellow manga readers have similar minds.
Then read reviews to confirm.
Read the first 5 chapters. Not good then drop.
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Mar 27, 2012 12:41 PM

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In order of priority

Genre (usually anything except shonen)
Art
Synopsis
Mangaka
Popularity (usually the less the better)
 
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Mar 27, 2012 12:53 PM

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Simple. If its got a hot chick on the cover, and its a yuri. :)
 
Mar 29, 2012 10:15 AM

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1.) Genre
2.) Art Style
3.) Plot/Synopsis
4.) Characters
 
Mar 29, 2012 1:18 PM

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I go to the page with manga and choose a random title. I read one chapter. When I like it thrn I read more.Occasionally I read the reviews about manga.
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Mar 30, 2012 10:06 AM

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I don't choose the manga, the manga chooses me.... Or is recommended to me by a friend who knows a lot more about manga than I do :P
'There are no facts, only interpretations'
- Nietzsche
 
Mar 31, 2012 8:05 AM

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Art and plot. It's as simple as that
 
Mar 31, 2012 8:27 AM

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Normally the manga i read is based on the mangaka and the storyline.I the artwork is also important to chosing the manga.
 
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