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User Info: Capnvideogame

Capnvideogame
3 weeks ago#1
Ok so normally, I have watched anime as means of color since manga is black and white.

But then the issue I come up with is that there are anime that alter things that the manga doesn't and then there are anime that are left unfinished compared to the manga.

So in general, which is to be preferred and why?

User Info: Thrill

Thrill
3 weeks ago#2
anime is for children
read manga instead
The truth lies.

User Info: Calwings

Calwings
3 weeks ago#3
I'm personally an anime only fan, because I just like seeing the scenes animated and hearing their voices instead of just reading it and imagining it myself. The only kind of series that I would prefer the manga over the anime is a comedy series adapted from a 4koma manga, like Azumanga Daioh, since the jokes tend to flow and land better in the 4koma format and are rarely adapted as well in anime form. Nichijou is the exception to this rule.

But in the end, it always depends on the person and their preferences. Some people prefer the original source material (manga or light novels) being closer to what the author intended, or they just enjoy the on-paper medium in general, so they prefer reading. Some people just want to watch awesome things be animated and don't want to read, or they're not picky about the story not being exactly how it was originally, so they prefer anime. Some people enjoy both and like to compare the two to see which one comes out better. They're all perfectly valid ways to enjoy a series, and (unlike what some elitist jerks may think) enjoying one over the other doesn't make you superior or inferior to anyone else who prefers a different way.
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User Info: k4r6000

k4r6000
3 weeks ago#4
Anime when done well is better than manga. There is simply more craftsmanship and artistry involved in a visual/audio medium. We see this in things like Cowboy Bebop or most things by Studio Ghibli which manga can't touch.

However, there are also a lot cheap animes which are essentially just manga advertisements, and in those particularly cases the manga is definitely preferable. But in a vacuum, animation is a superior medium than print. This goes for American animation versus comic books as well. You'll notice that film historians and critics hold the best of Japanese animation in much higher regard than literature experts do manga.

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Knighted Dragon
3 weeks ago#5
Web Novels > Light Novels > Manga > Anime
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User Info: EricDent1

EricDent1
3 weeks ago#6
I used to collect both, but since anime takes up way less space & is generally cheaper in the long run, I ditched manga.

The only ones I kept were the ADV version of Azumanga Daioh, and Yotsuba (up to the most current US volume).
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User Info: Slonk

Slonk
3 weeks ago#7
EricDent1 posted...
I used to collect both, but since anime takes up way less space & is generally cheaper in the long run, I ditched manga.

The only ones I kept were the ADV version of Azumanga Daioh, and Yotsuba (up to the most current US volume).

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Kalirion
3 weeks ago#8
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User Info: tonicpalin

tonicpalin
3 weeks ago#9
if you want colored comics, you can always read korean webtoons which are usually in colour. and then there's chineses wuxia comics which are also mostly published in colour.
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tonicpalin
3 weeks ago#10
Thrill posted...
anime is for children
read manga instead

that's the culture in nippon, yes.
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