For all updates, view the main page.

Anime & Manga Here fans of the popular Japanese entertainment can have their hey day; think of it as a little slice of Akihabara.

Thread Tools
Old February 16th, 2014 (12:33 PM).
Raine's Avatar
Silver Tier
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Nature: Gentle
Posts: 3,715
Often times a manga gets enough recognition that an anime adaptation comes to fruition. But there are people who always tend to prefer the reading the manga than the anime series, are you one of them?

Personally, I find a majority of anime series to be relatively lacking in comparison to their manga counterpart. This is probably because often times studios like to cut out certain parts completely or rewrite them in a way that's different from the manga series \: What's your opinion? Do you prefer seeing the action and story come together?
And who knows: starting a new journey may not be so hard, or maybe it has already begun
There are many worlds, and they share the same sky - one sky, one destiny

— レイン —
Reply With Quote

Relevant Advertising!

Old February 16th, 2014 (12:52 PM).
Sopheria's Avatar
響け〜 響け!
Crystal Tier
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: 深き海の彼方
Gender: Female
Nature: Modest
Posts: 4,932
Honestly, I think that in general, whichever one came first is the better one. In most cases the manga comes first, but I have seen exceptions. Blood+ and Samurai Champloo are two examples. The Samurai Champloo manga was meh, and the Blood+ manga just reads like a cheap knockoff of the anime.

In most cases though, the manga is the better one. Like you said, the anime usually cuts out a lot, and in my experience, they almost always cut out the best parts.
Paired with Dragon and Koakuma

Reply With Quote
Old February 17th, 2014 (2:40 AM).
Orogenes's Avatar  
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Stockholm
Gender: Male
Nature: Gentle
Posts: 70
Generally I agree with what has been said so far; the original format (more often than not the manga) is often better than the adaptation. That being said however, for me there is also the factor of genre to be considered. In cases like Death Note for example, where most of the appeal lies in the dialogue, the manga is better because it gives you time to think; whereas more action oriented stories might "come alive" better in an anime.

A second factor than also might influence my preference would be art style. I love the Saiyuki manga and think Minekura's work is wonderful. When that is translated into anime, even though I love the voice acting, 9 times out of 10 the art suffers and is made really generic. In other words, the greater the attention to detail, the more likely that the manga will be superior.
Reply With Quote
Old February 17th, 2014 (3:10 AM).
Satoshi Ookami's Avatar
Memento Mori
Gold Tier
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Abyss of Time, Great Seal
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Posts: 14,339
Anime has seiyuus, I'm sold.

Anyways, it pretty much works like this... if you want story, you go for manga, if you already know the story, anime is for seeing characters moving and voiced and for animation (I'm looking at you, SHAFT).

For me it's like this.
I watch anime and if I really like it, I continue with manga to continue with the story.
ROM hacking FAQ - Read before asking how to play a hack.

Anime List | PSN Trophy List
Reply With Quote
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 5:13 AM.