Joined: 10-May 09
Member No.: 68,640
I'm going to agree with most people and say that it depends on the series. Sometimes the anime adaptation turns out to be better than the original manga. Anime has sound, color, and movement (duh lol). Still, usually I like the manga better because I can read it at my own pace and enjoy the art.
Joined: 10-June 09
Member No.: 69,408
for me all depends on the original version, sometimes an anime (like code geass for example) is made before the manga, code geass is pure awesome, a great example of how anime can be brilliant, however when the manga is written first its very rare in my opinion for the anime to come close to the detail thats in the manga, fma would be a good example here, or sometimes they go to fillery like bleach. There are exceptions, im tempted to say that the elfen lied anime is better than the manga despite been short, i didnt really like the manga much that was just too sadistic, i didnt like the art or the story, the little differences in the anime which i normally dont like were all very good for the story, like the diclonis only haveing one hair colour and 4 vectors etc etc + great soundtrack *sheds tear* however i think this sort of exception is rare. I think the exact same for books, if a book is written first the film just can not rival the books complexity, but books written based on a film normally suck, also goes for games too, pokemon (specially early ones) are brilliant games, zelda too, but the anime and manga adaptations suck, similarly games based on anime and manga also normally suck, dubs are also annoying, the original no matter the language is always better. Anyway im going of topic but in general the original is nearlly always better XD
Joined: 17-November 09
From: Somewhere in the known Universe :D
Member No.: 71,921
I think anime and manga are both as good as each other in their own right, I mean in anime you get to see everything in colour which is a really good thing but in manga you see the real plot line and their arn't as many fillers...
Joined: 30-December 09
Member No.: 72,381
Both are great, but the one I like most is the manga. In the anime, your point of view and your interpretation doesn't count as much as in the manga. Mangas depends of you. But animes are more colorful, and funnier than the mangas are. In FMA, for example, I like the mangas most, but I download the animes too =D
Joined: 23-November 08
Member No.: 64,866
I like both anime and manga, but I can easier read a manga series then watch the anime. I don't know what it is, I just like the feel of a book, and how you can read it at your own pace, and stop to look at the artwork. But what I love about anime, as a lot of people has said, is that it brings a lot more life to the series, with color, movement, and sound. So I don't really know... I guess it depends on the series.
Joined: 28-December 09
From: Fort Briggs.
Member No.: 72,349
It really depends on the story for the Anime or Manga to be better. If the story is very complexed, sometimes people prefer the anime cause they see, hear and don't have to figure out what sound is being made, what the mood is, the tone of voices, or any secret thing they might miss.
Then sometimes, if the story is simple, too simple in the anime, the manga may be better.
Joined: 17-November 10
Member No.: 75,852
I have to say that, in my opinion, the manga's usually better. I do love a good anime adaptation of a manga, and I think that some moments can be much more powerful when they're moving and in color and have music and sounds going on (and blah, blah, blah...). Plus, if the animators are really good, fight scenes can be really freakin' awesome. But I think the manga tends to be a lot more detailed in dialogue and plot lines.
Plus, I don't understand why some anime series find it so necessary to add pointless filler. I can't really can't stand when the makers of the anime think it's a good idea to add random stuff like that. The filler is usually never good and doesn't make any sense. At least in the manga, there isn't any of that. There's just pure story.