As most of you already know this by scrolling down, Anime-Planet has added "My life on Manga". I think it's great, because I love reading muh manga. But because it's only an approximate calculation and everyones reading speed is different, it won't be accurate for every person. People running the page had to choose a pretty random approximate, based on some forum responses, from guys that I would imagine only read simple series to be reading volumes that fast :? Or do they use those magical reading glasses from Fairy Tail here? :D (this might be changed in the future, I have no idea).
As it stands right now, the calculations are based on this: 1 volume -30min; 1 chapter - 5min reading time. This is way too fast in comparison of how I read. There are hardly any manga volumes I finish in less than an hour, let alone 30 minutes. Of course all depends on what type of series you're reading, some of the series take me even up to 2 hours to finish one volume. So, I just wanted to let you know that my average would be at least 2x the amount showing bellow (If not 2.5x). But thats not the biggest issue right now.. I need to adress that this system is broken to begin with. Lets take "Naruto" for example, what happens if you count time spent on each chapter now and volume?
Naruto has 72 volumes and 700 chapters, so lets do the math:
72(volumes) * 30(minutes) = 2160 minutes
699 (chapters) *5(minutes) = 3495 minutes
Yeah, so guys who finished reading naruto shaved off and saved some time there.... Well, thats all I wanted to say here about this particular subject.
Other thing would be that I decided to start checking out some comic books and other western graphic novels. There's a site similair to this, that lets you mark what you read and stuff, so here's my account down bellow:
I just started, so it's pretty much empty. You can add me there as well, thanks for reading. :3
Hey!! My name is Tomas and I live in Lithuania (small country in Europe, near the Baltic Sea).
I was intrested in Japan since I was little because of my uncle, who played japanese video games. Later on (when I was ~13) I started watching anime and I was totally hooked. And of course, starting with anime openings and endings, I started to enjoy and listen non-stop to amazing japanese music xDD. As of right now I prefer manga over anime, but I still enjoy anime. I am really intrested in South Korea as well. Recently (Over a year ago) I was introduced to k-pop and all that great stuff, so I listen to k-pop and watch korean dramas and what not. I really hope that someday I will get to visit both countries *w* xD.
Currently I am studying at VDU (Vytautas Magnus University) in Kaunas. My major is Asian languages and cultures (Japanese and Korean). It's fun to study what you like and I hope that someday I will be fluent in both languages.
For anyone who is intrested in chating with me (I would love to) just leave a message :)