What Do You Look at First?

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Uni2123
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15 Dec 2015, 09:56 #126

The cover image of the series, if the artwork is good, then I read the summary. if there is no summary then I read the first chapter then I decide if I want to continue or not
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15 Dec 2015, 10:48 #127

1. the cover picture if they have one
2. the summary, if it sounds differnet i'll give it a try.

i usually drop manga within the first 2 chapters if its not good.
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15 Dec 2015, 12:43 #128

Style >> Summaries >> Art
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15 Dec 2015, 16:10 #129

I usually look at the art in the cover picture. The next thing is the type of comedy in some of the topics I read. I dont really like the goofy kind so tend to backoff a series if it goes that way.
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15 Dec 2015, 19:13 #130

The first thing that has to catch my eye is the cover art. If you're browsing a long list of newly updated manga, I don't really have time or the patience to go through every single series and look beyond the cover.

Next, I'll look at the genres and summary, to see if I like the premise or even this type of series. If so, I'll scroll down and see how many chapters are available, as well as how regularly it's been updated (if it's been a few years since the last chapter was posted, I'll be super hesitant to start it). Too many chapters I find is a bit intimidating, especially if it's a monthly series with upwards of 50 pages per chapter, which can also stop me from reading an otherwise excellent series.

If the summary, cover art, update status, and chapter numbers are all pretty reasonable, I'll look at the first chapter to confirm the series art is comparable enough to the cover art. There have been times where a series seems really promising from a macro level, but once I got into the actual content the artwork was just so against my tastes or expectations that I can't continue with it.

If the series art is good enough, then I'll read the first few chapters. If it manages to hold my interest up to then, I'll bookmark it and read it all the way through.
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16 Dec 2015, 01:32 #131

I look at my dashboard on tumblr, lol, and see what people are reading/watching. If something interests me, and keeps coming up, I'll usually look it up on wiki to see if the plot sounds interesting.
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16 Dec 2015, 02:13 #132

art and then the summary <3
then if it doesnt interest me in 5 chapters, im dropping it
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16 Dec 2015, 08:03 #133

I look at genre, then popularity/rating, then summary.
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16 Dec 2015, 13:15 #134

Usually i pick up the manga from the last episode of the anime....to know what happen after the last episode... :)

But if it's a new manga, first i look at the art, then the type of the manga, then the plot/story....
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16 Dec 2015, 15:38 #135

Usually I check both art and plot, but obviously first come the author.
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16 Dec 2015, 19:04 #136

The art definitely attracts me first, but it doesn't have to be really really good, just appealing to me in some way. Then I'll have a look at the summary before doing a quick flip through the first few pages or so to see if I like how the mangaka presents their story.
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17 Dec 2015, 04:40 #137

If its randomly selected, am I the only one thats strange to look at the title first? XD
They usually perk my interest and then I look at the artwork(cover) or the summary. Usually glance at both if possible. I sometimes check the tags as well just in case.

But given the chance to select, I would browse through the tags for a particular genre or an artist I fancy first.
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17 Dec 2015, 05:27 #138

I would look at the drawing first.. i am such a drawing particular person..
then second is story~~
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Xiametria
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17 Dec 2015, 05:59 #139

I always look at the artwork first. i mean half of the manga is about the artwork and its the easiest to judge. next comes the tags because I get into moods to read certain types of manga.
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18 Dec 2015, 01:21 #140

Art. Even if the story isn't very good, I'll read something if the art is gorgeous.
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18 Dec 2015, 10:39 #141

I look at the genre and the art first. Next, I check the summary, the forums and the status of the manga I usually go for the completed ones but if it is on going, I check how often it gets updated since it is heartbreaking to wait for updates that are never going to come :(
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18 Dec 2015, 18:36 #142

I tend to look first at the series description(s) and, if possible to find, reputation.

I like manga that are good stories and have likable characters, so those tend to be the factors that I look for in particular in when picking out manga to read.
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19 Dec 2015, 22:37 #143

Art and then genre. If it's not pleasing for the eyes I usually don't bother.
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20 Dec 2015, 01:39 #144

Genre, then art, then summary, then how much is translated and if incomplete, is it still being translated or is there probably no hope. Don't want to get really into something I may never see the end of you know?
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20 Dec 2015, 21:27 #145

I'd want to say plot. But really it's the characters, if any grab my attention, then it's artwork.
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20 Dec 2015, 23:38 #146

If it's ecchi, has romance or is about "ships", i'm all for it =D
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21 Dec 2015, 09:43 #147

Art always comes first to me. It has to be something good to stare at (LOL) then summary, mangaka and last is the scanlation team.
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21 Dec 2015, 21:32 #148

First the art and if it's no too ecchi then I check the summary.
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21 Dec 2015, 23:00 #149

I usually look at the summaries first. I can tolerate manga with bad drawings to a certain extent (but not too bad, some drawings just turned off my appetite completely). If the art appeals to me very much, I'll also give it a try, even if it's the cliched, notice-me-senpai plot. Ugh, the hopeless romantic in me pretty much read most shoujo stories of that plot. Then I'll look at the genre. I usually avoid genres like ecchi and mature. But if the storyline is good enough, I'll also give them a try.
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21 Dec 2015, 23:41 #150

I usually look at art then the summary. Even if the premise sounds good I can't sit through a manga with bad art. But I can read a bad manga just for the art.
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