Anime Or Manga??

A distinct form of animated storytelling, anime has legions of fans worldwide.

Moderator: Bmat

User avatar
SpookyKatie
Adept Scribe
Adept Scribe
Posts: 2501
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:41 pm
Location: In a bar... At the center of the earth!
Contact:

Anime Or Manga??

Post by SpookyKatie »

What do you guys think is the best??
Me I don't know they are both great.
So what about you??
Iron Skirt Kate, SV's very own super villain.
Art is love, love is art **Up-Date**

And take that old dusty road over to my blog!

User avatar
Ranryu
Adept Scribe
Adept Scribe
Posts: 2013
Joined: Sat May 28, 2005 4:05 pm
Location: I see Marines everywhere.
Contact:

Post by Ranryu »

I like them both.
Although I like Manga because of the original story line that is underfed from what the author originally wanted.
I also like the Anime mainly due to the Lazy American Syndrome.
When in Doubt Reload and Repeat.

(\__/) This is Bunny.
(='.'=) Cut, copy, and paste bunny onto your sig.
(")_(") Help Bunny gain World Domination.

User avatar
Anime Trekker
Site Regular
Site Regular
Posts: 262
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2005 3:13 pm
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Contact:

Post by Anime Trekker »

Ranryu wrote:I like them both.
Although I like Manga because of the original story line that is underfed from what the author originally wanted.
I also like the Anime mainly due to the Lazy American Syndrome.
Same here
"The Bird of Hermes Is My Name, Eating My Wings to Make Me Tame." -From Hellsing Ultimate

Please visit my Facebook page. (search under the name "Talya Marsh" if you cannot get there from the link)

User avatar
Ranryu
Adept Scribe
Adept Scribe
Posts: 2013
Joined: Sat May 28, 2005 4:05 pm
Location: I see Marines everywhere.
Contact:

Post by Ranryu »

:lol: See I can insult me and people agree... :shock:
:?
Hey wait that didn't sound right.
When in Doubt Reload and Repeat.

(\__/) This is Bunny.
(='.'=) Cut, copy, and paste bunny onto your sig.
(")_(") Help Bunny gain World Domination.

User avatar
Magus
Writer Extraordinaire
Writer Extraordinaire
Posts: 10536
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2005 5:34 pm
Location: Illinois
Contact:

Post by Magus »

I never read manga myself... too expensive... so I have to get by on whatever scraps of anime I happen to find on tv.

User avatar
Baaljagg
New User
New User
Posts: 83
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 2:03 pm

Post by Baaljagg »

i prefer anime. manga's are good, indeed they have the original storyline. but i get confused real quickly with all the dark lines, can't exactly make out what's being shown. also, the time I enjoy reading it is far shorter than the 23 minutes of anime.
I prefer anime, mainly because of the flashy fighting scenes :P no, i think that a certain mood can be better transferred through tv (when done right), and personally, i get more involved with watching the series than reading them. like in my FMP review, i was absolutely frozen with fear. i don't see it happening with a manga though.
i also like the graphics better. more and more 3D is being used, also in DN Angel. but the color, the motion, just everything i like better about anime's.
and the manga's are really quite expensive. downloading is another option... .
"...and I am not yet done." --Itkovian
"You're disgusting." He paused. "Say some more disgusting things." --Imid Factallo

User avatar
Adelaide
New User
New User
Posts: 35
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:50 pm
Location: Canada

Post by Adelaide »

Honestly I don't know which I prefer more; I've been watching anime for years and years now, but I've only just begun reading mangas, though I have spent hours in book stores reading them(I'm to cheap to actually buy them). I guess if I really had to make a choice, it'd be anime, but only because I've been into it for way longer than mangas.

User avatar
Princess of Fire
True Visionary
True Visionary
Posts: 1791
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:52 pm
Location: The Il state
Contact:

Re: Anime Or Manga??

Post by Princess of Fire »

I think the Manga is best. Because, one: no horrible dubbed voices, two: more detail is in the manga, and three: with manga, you can get more for you monies.
SMILES!!!

User avatar
SchoolTheOld
Casual Poster
Casual Poster
Posts: 185
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:46 pm
Location: NZ

Post by SchoolTheOld »

I used to think I could not live without the lovely flashy battles of anime, but since I have started to collect manga, I have changed my opinion!!

The dubbing on manga can be just as bad as in the anime, but I found that the storyline was so incredibly mangled in some animes that I prefer the original ideas more!

For example, in Hellsing, the manga is all about vampire nazis eating babies and trying to take over the world...That certainly didn't come across in the anime...and the manga was much more violent. The character of Alucard was much more adult as well.

Also, in Utena, half the storyline is left out! And the Dub is horrendous!!! It seemed like such a ridiculous concept! And why the heck has the president got pink hair???

They went way out of the way with Escaflowne...

Some mangas are very similar to the anime, for example Chrono Cruisade.

Sorry, just a bit of a rant ;) I do like anime as well :P

User avatar
Magus
Writer Extraordinaire
Writer Extraordinaire
Posts: 10536
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2005 5:34 pm
Location: Illinois
Contact:

Post by Magus »

I'd argue that you get more for your money with manga. They're insanely expensive per issue, wheras I can watch anime for free either on TV or online. So I can get entire series (in dub and in sub) for absolutely nothing, or I can pay hundreds of dollars for only a small part of a story.

User avatar
SchoolTheOld
Casual Poster
Casual Poster
Posts: 185
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:46 pm
Location: NZ

Post by SchoolTheOld »

Magus, you can get manga HERE for about 30$ per issue (about 3 books per each). I'd hate to think that the stuff was hundreds of dollars in Illonois ;)

User avatar
Princess of Fire
True Visionary
True Visionary
Posts: 1791
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:52 pm
Location: The Il state
Contact:

Post by Princess of Fire »

The most I've payed for a manga was $20. And, Magus, I'm talking about buying an amine DVD vs buying a manga. Don't you buy any anime???? :geek:
SMILES!!!

Post Reply