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02-17-12, 12:28 PM

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 504
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.
02-21-12, 6:08 PM

Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 424
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.
02-21-12, 10:01 PM

Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 100
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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02-22-12, 8:40 AM

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 8
Genre, manga-ka, story, art.
02-23-12, 2:28 AM

Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 97
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)
02-23-12, 3:54 PM

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 297
Look if has ecchi, if no then I skip over to check if its Mature, if no then I check the story and art.
02-23-12, 3:59 PM

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2888
Ecchi and the amount of likeable characters.

02-23-12, 4:51 PM

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 1056
Genre > Cover > Rating > Synopsis
02-23-12, 5:05 PM

Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 12
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.
02-23-12, 6:30 PM

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 10
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
02-23-12, 6:46 PM

Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 345
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.
02-23-12, 8:44 PM

Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 68
It has to sound interesting to me & the art has to be pretty
02-25-12, 9:42 AM

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 30
First - Plot
Second - Popular and critical reception
Third - Art
02-25-12, 10:38 AM

Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 3154
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.
02-25-12, 11:09 AM

Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 2122
Usually if it's Drama, it draws me in.

Otherwise it's often down to description, art and reviews. As well as the Mangaka.
02-25-12, 3:29 PM

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 5160
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?
Modified by Maora, 02-25-12, 3:33 PM
02-25-12, 11:49 PM

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 5
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 ;)
02-28-12, 4:43 PM

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 14
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
03-01-12, 4:35 PM

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 2842
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.
03-01-12, 4:47 PM

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 1548
1. Genre and plot
2. Chapters
3. Art style
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