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Post Reply Anime adaptations that look better than the Manga
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This example is going to be as obvious as the colour of the sky.



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Hmm in terms of animation, plot, or faithfulness? So far, very few imo although I think maybe Attack on Titan, FMA: Brotherhood, and maybe Jormungand.
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Nichijou. That is all.
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Just the art style
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in my opinion Anime > manga almost all the time, an anime adaption usually has better art, it has voicing and music, and better pacing. The only time the anime might not be better is when they mess with the story like with FMA, if it stays mostly faithful then it is almost definitely better, but that doesn't mean that the manga is bad.
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If we are talking about looks, then most animes look better than the mangas.
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Kimi to Boku
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Magi and Working/Wagnaria.

Unfortunately, I refuse to watch the Magi anime despite the beautiful animation because the manga's story is much better.
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Most anime tend to "rush" or skip parts which is why Manga has a slight advantage. Although anime do have Art,Voice Acting, And Animation which I like
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Posted 7/22/13 , edited 7/22/13
Seems kind of one sided because one is a combination of animation, music, and voicing, while the other is pictures, words, and panels on a page. You know?

But really, for me, it all depends on the story. I like some anime adaptations of manga better than the actual manga and vice versa. For instance, I prefer the 5 Centimeters Per Second manga adaption over the movie.

Another is Gunslinger Girl- as much as I like the anime adaptation the manga is better. Not just because it has the whole story, but because it goes into each of the characters more. Now, that could be attributed to the anime stopping at Vol 2 of 15, but when comparing those 2 Vols between the two, the manga gives just a bit more. What I like about the anime adaptation was it did something that wasn't in the manga - which was giving two background characters a whole episode rather than mentions in the past tense.

As for anime adaptations over manga: there is Chrono Crusade, first Fullmetal Alchemist, and Excel Saga . All deviated from their manga sources but still worked and I preferred them.

Lastly, there are stories that I can't decide either way and one of those is Neon Genesis Evangelion. Two more are The Flowers of Evil and Elfen Lied.
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Err...
Sunday Without God. I started that recently and there are times when the art for the manga just looks weird to me.
Another would probably be Attack on Titan.
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Many would disagree, but I would have to say Flowers of Evil. I saw the anime before I read the manga, and upon reading the manga, I couldn't take it seriously because the characters looked different and Nakamura just wasn't as intimidating as she was in the anime. Maybe I didn't read far enough, but the realism of the anime by way of its rotoscoping really stuck with me.
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pchastain769 wrote:

Many would disagree, but I would have to say Flowers of Evil. I saw the anime before I read the manga, and upon reading the manga, I couldn't take it seriously because the characters looked different and Nakamura just wasn't as intimidating as she was in the anime. Maybe I didn't read far enough, but the realism of the anime by way of its rotoscoping really stuck with me.


I totally agree with this.
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Tashfinz wrote:

This example is going to be as obvious as the colour of the sky.

Lol way to end your own thread. We're done here
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Kotoura-San
I watched the anime and I feel like they added a great amount of detail from the original 4-panel manga.
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