Use of manga cafes


Have you ever used a manga cafe? graph of japanese recently published the results of a survey by JR Tokai Express Research into the use of マンガ喫茶, Manga kissa, or comic cafes. They interviewd 330 people from their monitor pool, 60.6% male, 1.5% in their teens, 17.6% in their twenties, 33.6% in their thirties. 25.5% in their forties, 14.2% in their fifties, and 7.6% in their sixties.

Manga cafes are to be found all over the big cities, many offering very cheap prices (if you don’t overstay your welcome) for access to not just their huge stack of comics and magazines, but also computers, showers, DVDs, and even private cubicles for one or two, if you’re after a cheap and private location for a date.

Q1: Have you ever used a manga cafe? (Sample size=330)

Yes (to Q2)43.0%
No, but I know what they are54.2%
Don’t know what they are2.7%

Q2: What do you mainly do in manga cafes? (Sample size=142, multiple answer)

Read manga9969.7%
Use PCs or the internet (to Q3)8358.5%
Consume food or drink3524.6%
Read books other than manga2416.9%
Watch DVDs or videos107.0%
Play console games74.9%
Take a shower53.5%

Q3: What do you do on the PCs in manga cafes? (Sample size=83, multiple answer)

Visit web sites7186%
Read and write mail3137%
Read and write to bulletin boards1619%
Use Social Networking Services (SNS)1012%
Update my blog or web site67%
Play online games56%
Print things out45%
View movies22%
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