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mdz09 
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Posted 4/20/13
i was curious how people felt about this topic. ive been an anime fan and manga fan for nearly a decade now but ive never actually had them interlap so to speak. ive always kept them separate. you read the manga that are out and you watch the anime that is out. However with so many manga turning into anime and the long term or on going anime having manga that is ahead of the anime im not sure if its worth it to read the manga for these long term anime or if watching the anime for the manga that ive read will ruin the original manga for me. stupidly long on going sentence but id like to know how everyone feels about this. im a huge OP and Naruto fan but i dunno if i feel right reading the manga and kinda spoiling the anime so to speak. Then again there is the manga turning into anime and mehhh.. not sure if i wanna watch it. I'm on the fence for both parts. Thoughts???
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Posted 4/20/13
I consider anime adaptations a homage to the author's work. Animators try to replicate the story with audio and visuals but at the end is not drawn by the mangaka and is usually not involved at all in the projects so many times the anime take liberties to change things around. If you really like an adaptation then you should support the source material which is probably better as manga has less restrictions than television. I know the chimera-ant arc in Hunter X Hunter will be heavily censored... xD
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Posted 4/20/13
Are books spoilers to their movies?

The Naruto, One Piece, Bleach etc... anime wouldn't exist without the manga.

Source material is always better anyway
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Hi,

I don't think reading the Naruto manga will spoil too much for you. I couldn't wait a year to find out who the masked man was and to see Sasuke in the anime again, so I started reading the manga. It cleared up some things. I couldn't understand Itachi's reasoning behind killing his clan, but I understood after reading a chapter that gave more detail (even though we have seen plenty of flashbacks) a few months ago. The manga isn't really too ahead of the anime right now. The war is still going on. I suppose it depends on you. Try reading a chapter ahead of where you are now in the anime and see if spoils the next episode for you. I don't think it will with all the filler that is being added to the anime, which isn't necessarily a bad thing considering it keeps it going and can sometimes be interesting.

I don't know if reading ahead in One Piece will spoil anything because I haven't read the One Piece manga since Jump was in print where I live.
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Posted 4/27/13
It depends on the anime I suppose. In shows like Naruto with soooo much filler I would recommend reading the manga. But like others said, anime is usually an adaptation of the work, so while it may spoil some scenes, I would still recommend reading and watching because they have their differences.
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Posted 4/27/13
Depends on which medium of a given work you enjoy more. Generally speaking I'd suggest sampling a bit of both(or all if the work also includes something like a visual novel or light novel as its original source), and then figuring out which you want to experience "fresh" more and then stay ahead with that preferred medium so you don't spoil the first impressions of the one you actually enjoy more. I tend to prefer the manga versions so I actually view anime as being the "spoiler", so I try and read something first before I watch it unless I am really impressed with the anime. Either way it tends to not ruin my enjoyment of either in the long run, it just might tone down my first run reactions a bit.
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Posted 4/27/13
imo watching the anime feels more epic than reading it on the manga. (ex. naruto)
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Posted 4/28/13
If anything, anime shows are the spoilers as the manga arrived first. Though in anime too, they will add in characters that were never in the manga.
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Posted 4/28/13 , edited 4/28/13
As someone said the anime is derived from the manga so no, it's not a spoiler. The case for most ongoing anime is the manga is better. Bleach and DBZ's fights are dragged on and incredibly pointless, as Bleach's manga itself was already lacking in story and the only thing the creator did was create characters and situations where they'd fight basically saying "Screw story, battles are what we need!" Naruto's animation can be amazing at some points like *Spoilers possibly?* Pain vs Naruto, Minato vs Tobi *End possible spoilers* but anything that isn't an important fight or event has such mediocre animation. I give Naruto's manga a 9 and the anime a 6 just because of the 90% mediocre animation, not to mention all the boring and terrible fillers added. Can't say much about OP as I haven't started to read it yet, and I'll be reading it as I'm an avid Japanese Audio with English Subtitles fan but both English AND Japanese voices for One Piece annoy me.

tl;dr Anime comes from manga it isn't a spoiler just because you decided to get it on a different media, also 95% of the time manga > anime

Edit:

Stilgar_87 wrote:

If anything, anime shows are the spoilers as the manga arrived first. Though in anime too, they will add in characters that were never in the manga.


That....doesn't make any sense. Do you know what "spoiler" means?
Posted 4/28/13
Not necessarily considering most anime is made after the mana. It can go either way.
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Posted 4/28/13
manga doesn't have filler episodes.
Good enough reason to read it, imo.
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Posted 4/29/13
Though I wouldn't consider them spoilers I hate reading manga that I already know how it will end because I've seen the anime. I tend to read those that either don't have anime adaptations or if it does the anime never covered all the manga.
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Posted 4/29/13
I don't believe manga are spoilers, they are produced prior to the anime, and as stated not everything is always included in the anime. I find reading the manga often adds to the anticipation of major events occurring in the anime.
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Posted 4/29/13
Although you may know what happens I find some times this doesn't matter if you like the story enough (for example I've ready Bakuman several times and still thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the anime). At the same time its quite interesting to note the differences, whether they be small or huge between the original manga and the anime adaption.
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Posted 4/30/13
I wouldn't call them spoilers, so to speak, since: a) it is a source material, not the actual anime; and b) its not even really guaranteed that the material will be exactly the same in both. Admittedly, with weekly shonen fighting shows, it does tend to be the same, but even then, its more about watching the events unfold than anything. At the same time, for series where a lot of material exists prior to the anime (the most obvious current example is Oreimo season 2, which is adapting books 6-12 of the series, and six of those books are already out), you will tend to find that people aren't going to be happy if you mention the source material's content.
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