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Someone PLEASE Explain Why AnE Is So Popular
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I dunno really. I don't watch blue exorcist, though I have been thinking about giving it a shot. I assume they just enjoy it so therefore they watch it. Its not me to criticize someone for watching an anime. If its your cup of tea, go ahead and drink it I say.
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Posted 7/31/11 , edited 7/31/11

ChronicAddict wrote:

I'm happy to see that there are many others who feel exactly like I do about the show, although with only 2 posters attempting to explain it's popularity, I still don't have much more of an understanding of why it's so popular. I suppose the mangaka just tried to create it to be like other popular shows, perhaps without even knowing himself what specifically makes it popular. That's the feeling I get after reading over what everyone said.



MrAprilFoolsDay wrote:

I don't care for the anime, it's the manga that I like. I only watched the anime to kill time and IMO it doesn't do it justice.


I hear this a lot about various anime. I'm wondering, what is different about the manga that makes it better? It's fine if it's just for this show, but if you can explain why it happens with other anime too I would appreciate it.

Personally I rarely read manga at all. This is because 1) I prefer reading on paper, yet I rarely want to spend the money on actual manga, which cost 3 times as much as the original untranslated version does in Japan, and 2) because in some action scenes, with everything in black and white, I spend too much time trying to figure out wtf I'm looking at. Here's a prime example. . .

(If you watch Naruto this is indeed a bit of a spoiler.)


Well, I am totally going off on a tangent here. That's what I get for posting right after I wake up. Yes, I know how late it is. I'll just leave it at that.


Generally mangas are better because sometimes things get changed or left out of their anime counterparts due to time constraints and production costs. They're sometimes more explicit with violence as well. A lot of anime adaptations get cut short whereas the manga will go on to tell the full story like with Negima which got cut extremely short and had a made up ending for the anime. I do agree that it can be hard to tell what is going on in some scenes in mangas though.
Posted 7/31/11 , edited 7/31/11

Laharlt wrote:


ChronicAddict wrote:

I'm happy to see that there are many others who feel exactly like I do about the show, although with only 2 posters attempting to explain it's popularity, I still don't have much more of an understanding of why it's so popular. I suppose the mangaka just tried to create it to be like other popular shows, perhaps without even knowing himself what specifically makes it popular. That's the feeling I get after reading over what everyone said.



MrAprilFoolsDay wrote:

I don't care for the anime, it's the manga that I like. I only watched the anime to kill time and IMO it doesn't do it justice.


I hear this a lot about various anime. I'm wondering, what is different about the manga that makes it better? It's fine if it's just for this show, but if you can explain why it happens with other anime too I would appreciate it.

Personally I rarely read manga at all. This is because 1) I prefer reading on paper, yet I rarely want to spend the money on actual manga, which cost 3 times as much as the original untranslated version does in Japan, and 2) because in some action scenes, with everything in black and white, I spend too much time trying to figure out wtf I'm looking at. Here's a prime example. . .

(If you watch Naruto this is indeed a bit of a spoiler.)


Well, I am totally going off on a tangent here. That's what I get for posting right after I wake up. Yes, I know how late it is. I'll just leave it at that.


Generally mangas are better because sometimes things get changed or left out of their anime counterparts due to time constraints and production costs. They're sometimes more explicit with violence as well. A lot of anime adaptations get cut short whereas the manga will go on to tell the full story like with Negima which got cut extremely short and had a made up ending for the anime. I do agree that it can be hard to tell what is going on in some scenes in manga though.


I hear people say this a lot too, even though I don't read manga lol. Basically, many found the show biased, while others find the manga better. Ao No Exorcist has the EXACT same situation as anime like Naruto when it first aired (they still feel this way towards Naruto). People like the manga better because I guess its where it all started and/or it provides, like you typed, more detail (many people say this isn't true. most likely it is. they have all the time to publish manga, but not enough to publish the anime, so its not rare that they skipped details). In many anime. that is not uncommon at all. Such other examples is visual novels turned into anime, such as Umineko and Steins;Gate. The Umineko anime skipped so much detail that you practically will never get it and will get confused towards the end. Plus the story ends at the visual novel episodes 1-4, when there is actually 7. Steins;Gate actually does have a lot of detail, but it's one path/one ending only, and you don't know what they'll choose. Ao No Exorcist is known for the manga much more than the anime (well, in Japan, but in America it might be different). If it were to be born anime, than turned into a manga (like Fooly Cooly, where the anime is much better), I'm sure it would've had a much better response, especially in Japan (I've read how people in Japan felt towards anime such as this. So far, it's nothing special).

Oh and by the way, I don't like the music in Ao No Exorcist either lol. Pretty bland. The only things I like is the art, voice acting, and characters (but only a few. I only like Yukio, Amaimon, Mephisto. Rin's behavior is very common to other anime characters, so he doesn't interest me. -_-)

I swear I thought I was the only one who found the anime nothing special. I'm so glad that I'm not the only one. I'm also glad that the people who do like the anime, provided much more information in their opinions on this here topic. ...........
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To start, the manga is shorter and simpler, each episode of the anime is drawn out to make up for the lack of source material as it's a 25 episode anime with less than 25 chapters worth of source material. As a result the anime is much more of a lull.

Also because the anime producers needed to stretch things out so desperately, they attempted to add new dimesnions to the character's personalities which in my opinion detracted from the show. In the anime, Rin is more of a typical shounen baffoon, but is much more charming in the manga. In the manga, Yukio is colder, Kamiki is more of a bitch, but Shiemi is annoying no matter where you go.

I also find the art in the manga to be more dynamic then in the anime, which is a huge insult to A-1, but it's true IMO.

One of things I can't stand about the anime is that some of my favorite lines and scenes were edited for seemingly no reason. Most were of comedic nature, though, still no reason to edit them out.
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