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Posted 3/8/13
Yes i have, and i have been very wrong about some of the titles i judged.
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Posted 3/9/13
Yeah, and thankfully I haven't read any Yaoi Because of it.
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Posted 3/9/13
Yes, specifically the back cover. Because, you know...that's where they put the description paragraphs.
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Posted 3/9/13
I believe everyone has judged a Book/manga by its cover. The word of mouth that a book or manga is good makes me try reading it.
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Posted 3/9/13
Well I mean it'll stop me from buying one i haven't ever read before but online nope.
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Posted 3/10/13
I judge all of them by the cover. A good cover would pique my interest enough to want to read it. There are so many choices out there and covers are one of the first things you see.
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Posted 3/10/13
Absolutely. I judge most things by their covers, and it hasn't led me wrong yet (except, yknow, Final Fantasy XIII).

In terms of textual books, I always have such a hard time finding ones that I like. Almost none have good covers, and from what I've seen, the same amount have good text.
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Posted 3/11/13
I do a lot, buy I try to read the synopsis before I make any definite decisions.
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Posted 3/11/13
Yeah
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Posted 3/11/13
All the time, even though I try not to.
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21 / M / Dallas, TX
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Posted 3/11/13
Every manga I look at. If the cover doesn't appeal to me I won't even look at the synopsis for it.
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Posted 3/11/13
i say 8/10 times i do but i read some of them and i and proven wrong most of the time..
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Posted 3/17/13
All the time, but I do read the synopsis of it too. It's those two things combined that make me decide to read it or not. Haven't really gone wrong yet.
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Posted 3/17/13
Yes. Covers give hints of what the manga is about, and the artwork does the same. Plus, covers give a taste of the art that we'll be forced to look at.
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Posted 4/2/13
All the time. But to be fair, what's the freaking cover is for!
Just like books nowadays, designers and illustrators work hard to attract the attention of whoever passes by. A cover has the same function of a poster in that sense, since it's surrounded by so many that are similar.
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