As the current rating system does not work/is wayne by default,
I suggest adding a new rating system additionally to the current rating system.
In contrast to the current rating system, which fails to give a reliable approach towards the value of the story
while being but a mirror showing how "pleasant" the reading is for the "voting" people,
I believe an index that shows how much people would be willing to pay to own the tankobon
could provide a more realistic approach towards the true worth of the story (at least if the people aren't all trolls).
As with the current popularity and star ranking, I get the feeling that many people don't realize that they'd have to pay hundreds of dollars to legally own said high-rated (but also badly created) and long-lived series, especially those genric harem manga with low to no plot/character developement or those nonsensical Moe-manga with the obligatory all-female cast within a school setting.
And I bet that many of those people would not be willing to pay for them if they ever get serialized overseas.
However, that creates a silly oximoron, as they are seemingly well-recieved enough for high popularity and star rankings but would not be as popular if e.g. Yen Press was to release them for 15-20$ a volume.
That's why I'd like to suggest a rating option of how much people would be willing to pay per volume [if the series ever gets serialized overseas], something like: "nothing/wouldn't buy, 5$, 10$, 15$, 20$" as voteable options, averaging them as a number similar to the star count, maybe even shown on the left side of the star bar.
This could provide a better approach towards a realistic rating based on the quality of the story rather than just the reading "appreciation" and a better filter option to offlist all the manga that are just hyped up.
Of course, it would be nice if Batoto could also feature an option to list the current number of volumes released so that people can use their brains to process the amount of money they'd have to spend on the entire series and rate accordingly
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