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Dec 22 2015, 05:01 AM #151

Honestly, these days I usually get introduced to a series through anime gifsets on tumblr. The most recent example of this is when I saw a completely random photoset from The World is Still Beautiful. I'd never heard of it so I looked it up on wikipedia, which is my usual go-to for explanations unless the series is so under the radar it doesn't even have that. Then I found it on hulu and binge-watched it. Then I binge-read the manga. That's pretty much the usual process. I did the same thing with Akatsuki no Yona last spring when I first discovered it. I generally find it better to watch the anime first because there's usually more material to get through with the manga and I think I would feel shortchanged if I had all these expectations and then suddenly things cut off.
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Dec 23 2015, 12:30 AM #152

I hate starting a new series that isn't completely scanlated or published. I want to be able to sit down and marathon a series in a couple of days. After I determine if a manga is complete, then I start looking at the synopsis. It is all about the story for me. Sometimes the artwork, or translation, can get in the way of the story but I really just want to read something that sucks me in.
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Dec 23 2015, 03:31 PM #153

Art & story
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Dec 24 2015, 03:56 AM #154

Almost always the artwork. It makes me feel shallow, but yeah, usually if I like the art on the cover, I'll pick it up and read the summary...and maybe the first volume.
I do sometimes look to see if it's complete.
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Dec 24 2015, 04:16 AM #155

I've been lurking on the anime subreddit lately, that was how I found out about One Punch Man and Shokugeki no Souma. I'll read what other people are saying, then check out the description before giving it a try. When it comes to picking up a manga in a store, I'll just read the back and decide if it sounds interesting or not. Pretty artwork will probably make me more likely to check it out though. :)
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Dec 24 2015, 11:53 AM #156

Like the majority, I look at the art first then read the plot summary. Sometimes it's reverse since there have been a lot of mangas before which are very deceiving: great cover art but not so much when it comes to the story :/
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Dec 24 2015, 01:51 PM #157

I first take a look at the story but i prioritize more the art.. even if the story is great but if the art is not that great then i'll lose interest :)
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Dec 27 2015, 12:11 PM #158

I usually look at the art first and then the Genre end at the end the summary
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Dec 27 2015, 04:55 PM #159

When i am searching for a new manga to read, the first thing i do is to read the summary
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Dec 28 2015, 12:56 PM #160

Usually the cover, then the summary, then general reviews from online
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Dec 28 2015, 03:08 PM #161

I actually usually only go to a manga after watching the anime of it.

But some manga's i found by seeing artwork, and reading up on a summary on MAL..like i did for Until Death do Us Part
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Dec 28 2015, 05:23 PM #162

I mostly look at the art, genre and summary.
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Dec 29 2015, 02:20 AM #163

The first thing I look at is definitely the summary. And then the art; you know, the whole "judging a book by its cover" deal :P
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Dec 31 2015, 07:41 PM #164

i think i usually see the arts and the summary first
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Jan 3 2016, 03:16 PM #165

It might sound strange but I usually read mangas I've anime adaptations of. For me, anime is a better way to get interested in story and get to know the characters. I read the manga from the point where the anime ended because I can't wait to see what's going to happen next even if the artstyle isn't best. That's how I started reading AnY.
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Jan 3 2016, 11:15 PM #166

The art and plotline. To figure out if I like a series I pick a couple random pages to scan and see how I like them.
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Jan 4 2016, 01:59 AM #167

I always go from anime to manga. But I pick the anime based on the story.
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Jan 19 2016, 07:05 AM #168

I look at the cover and then if it has scanlators, because I don't want to read the summary and then look at the art and get all excited only to find out it hasn't been translated.
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Jan 25 2016, 02:44 PM #169

First thing I do when I wanna read a manga is to search for:
1. Romance
2. Shoujo or josei (mostly but seinen is ok too)
3. Art
4. Story
5. Genre
6. Rating

if not satified then I move on to the next :P
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Feb 15 2016, 05:07 PM #170

I look at the genres, the art, then the summary. After that, I look at the reviews.
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Feb 16 2016, 05:41 AM #171

Probably the art. If the storyline is REALLY good then i'll trudge through it even if its bad art, but overall art quality is a must.
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Feb 19 2016, 02:43 AM #172

not gonna lie, i've to be visually attracted first. i look out for the art that puts the 'bi' in the bishies.
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Feb 21 2016, 03:55 PM #173

I look at the art first.

I am easily distracted, so if the art isn't to my liking I probably wouldn't be able to concentrate long enough to read it.
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Feb 22 2016, 02:58 AM #174

I usually check to see if it's finished, and then the art and summary. It gets so sad to start an unfinished series but I get suckered into it sometimes ^^
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Feb 22 2016, 06:50 PM #175

Story/Plot + art. Most of the time it's a combination of both for me, and most of my favouritest series have incredibly great art and even better stories (Changge Xing/Song of the Long March, Vinland Saga for example). Sometimes the series could have mediocre art and a great story (e.g. Shingeki no Kyoujin) and I'd be hooked in till the end. Even if the art isn't great but the story-telling is impressive, I'll follow it! Some series have such jarringly remarkable art that I'd dive head-first into it without so much as a glance to its plot (e.g. Daisuke Igarashi's Majo, which also has great stories. What an impressive short series. It's one of my forever faves and this man is an artistic genius); at other times, I might not be too fond of the art/it's not to my taste but follow for the exemplary story (URASAWA NAOKIIIIII I love him so, thus have developed a fondness for his style - he's defo not a bad artist; he's great - it's just not to my taste, much)

p.s. when reading scanlations, finished/unfinished series definitely come into consideration, along with translation and editing quality.
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