Anime or Manga? [Page 1 of 4]

Anime or Manga?
Posted on Wed May 04, 2011 3:23 am


NathanielG

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Some long running manga have long running anime (eg. Bleach, Naruto etc.) so which do you prefer? The anime version or the manga version or do both?

I usually start from the anime first, if it looks good I'll go read the manga (I just read Deadman Wonderland till the latest released chapter) might pick up on Ao no Exorcist when I get the time.

So yeah, which do you all prefer?

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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Wed May 04, 2011 3:47 am


Plutonium

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I read the mangas for Naruto/Bleach/Fairy Tail/Bakuman before the animes.

I never watched the One Piece anime, just read the manga.

Only two shows made me read the manga, which is K-ON, and Ga-Rei. (Yeah pretty funny that it would be these two of all the ones out there).

Some shows I just don't bother to try and read the mangas, I'm just too lazy.

To conclude, I'd prefer the manga over the animes, except K-ON. :s


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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Wed May 04, 2011 3:53 am


NathanielG

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I think Bakuman was also one of the few series I actually read before the anime, most of them I read after watching at least one episode of the anime. It doesn't really help the fact that quite a lot of animes are adapted from light novels and the manga is only published when the anime is airing.


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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Wed May 04, 2011 5:12 am


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Ive read Bakuman, Beelzebub, Ao no Exorcist, TWGOK before watching their anime. And Id recommend manga first before anime, since some of the storyline are being altered in the anime.


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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Wed May 04, 2011 5:55 am


NathanielG

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Yeah I agree, the manga tends to have a more cohesive storyline, for anime most of them try to cram it into a 24 episode arc or a 12 episode arc, so they do cut out certain parts.


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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Wed May 04, 2011 10:21 am


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kaitoKid wrote:Ive read Bakuman, Beelzebub, Ao no Exorcist, TWGOK before watching their anime. And Id recommend manga first before anime, since some of the storyline are being altered in the anime.

This. Plus imo the manga is the 'original' version of the story whereas the anime is the 'TV version' with bits altered for watching on TV. If choosing between manga and anime, I prefer manga if the story is really good though I admit there are times since I prefer the anime if I'm too lazy to read or prefer the 'tv version' story of it.


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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Wed May 04, 2011 4:55 pm


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in most cases i prefer to read the manga and then watching the anime...but there are some Animes i watched without reading the manga ..Full Metal Panic for example...


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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Wed May 04, 2011 6:25 pm


Plutonium

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Oh yeah, to add to my list. I watched the first season of Fullmetal Alchemist, then started to read the manga since there was that huge split. Then Brotherhood came along and yeah..


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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Thu May 05, 2011 2:21 pm


NathanielG

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Forgot about FMA, I watched part of the first series, but dropped it halfway then read the manga and watched Brotherhood at the same time till they ended, anime ended pretty close to when the manga ended.


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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Thu May 05, 2011 7:50 pm


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IMO One Piece has the best fillers. Naruto has the worst ones.

Ive watched anime for One Piece, Bleach, and Naruto, but was tempted into watching mangas because the anime was coming out too slow for me.

I keep saying Im gonna start Fairy Tail cause supposedly it is similiar to the other animes, but I cant find time to start watching.

In response to the thread, I prefer animes, it was the first one I watched, and am most


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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Tue May 10, 2011 1:05 am


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I have most of the FMA manga and have watched all episodes of both seasons Happy

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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Tue May 10, 2011 2:39 am


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I used to read the manga and watch the anime of series, but one day I looked at my shelf of manga and added it all up and it was over $2,000 worth of books within a 2-3 years! Thats when I was like...OK...I should probably slow down or stop completely because I'm running out of room and this hobby has gotten too expensive.
Eventually I started to sell the books as a set (or what I had of that series) to people for like half price or cheaper just to get more room. I haven't bought or read any manga in years.


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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Tue May 10, 2011 1:58 pm


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Well, I will read manga if I want to see spoilers from the anime that are on-going. Sometimes it is just urge to see what will happen next in the anime, end up spoiling my own with manga. Lol.

Mostly, I will prefer watching anime than manga. I love the effects of anime rather than manga as they are just pictures. Admiring their drawing can be one of the factors for me to read manga than anime though Tongue

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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Thu May 12, 2011 9:22 am


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I normally prefer reading the Manga but I watch the Anime for at least a few episodes too and if the voice cast is really good then I keep watching.

And to be honest I think One Piece fillers in the Anime suck. They are boring.Fairy Tail fillers are way more interesting.

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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Sat May 14, 2011 8:50 am


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I don't read manga at all. The only manga I read was Kaichou wa Maid-sama LOVE But I prefer watching anime coz I want hmm.. I want to watch and not to read lol. But the advantage to mangas is that it has a more complete story unlike when it is already converted to an anime, it loses some things that are in the manga ^_^ But still, I prefer the anime lol. I love it with sounds and voices Nice One


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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Tue May 17, 2011 10:46 am


aurie

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Manga > Anime IMO.

But there are some cases where I got to know this manga through the anime,
like Kekkaishi.


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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Thu May 19, 2011 2:40 pm


strawberry12

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basing on story manga is better
but if you will go through the manga -> anime scenario
i prefer just to watch the anime because if you have read the manga you know the next parts and you will be disappointed for deleted scenes Tantrum Onion

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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Fri May 20, 2011 2:25 am


onimusashi

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I do not like watching fillers! But big manga like Bleach, Naruto or One Piece the anime's story is very similar with the manga. However most manga turned anime changes its story line. Sad The only thing that is different is the filler which is somewhat like a change of focus on characters, but One Piece's anime fillers is the best among the big three!

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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Thu May 26, 2011 9:23 pm


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I would have to say Manga on my part. I agree with onimusashi, I myself don't like watching the fillers especially in Bleach, I feel like it just drags out. With some anime if it doesn't do well the seasons get cut and the story seems rushed to end the series. With Manga's the story can be elaborately told to the finish without anything having to be left out.

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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:32 am


weichen94

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Anime 1st then Manga if i feel like reading the original and more detailed story! Smile

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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:32 pm


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Both, doesn't really matter. If they entertain me then I'm fine. Happy


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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:27 pm


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I prefer manga most, coz its more complete than anime, coz sometimes animators cut some scene on anime!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:30 pm


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Anime and Manga are both good in a different matter. Anime is a lot entertaining in terms of fight scenes and action. Manga is more fast paced. There are some cases wherein anime differ from their manga counterparts, it really depends on the viewers' point of preference. But I think it is better to be updated with both.

Going back to the topic, I'd say anime is a lot entertaining, but when it comes to the story line, I prefer manga.


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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:35 am


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i'd rather anime for certain mangas like aoi no exorcist for example, its an action type manga so it would be way better on anime Amazed

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Re: Anime or Manga?
Posted on Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:02 am


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Anime simply because of it's animation...


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