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Animes better then the manga they were adapted from
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Anime adaptions get a lot of hate if they have the nerve to change anything and people call an anime adaption bad by simply saying its different Which is dumb because who wants to read/watch the same thing as appose to enjoy a new story with characters you enjoy.

The best example i could think of was A Certain Scientific Railgun
-Introduces characters better from main cast to villians
- In the manga Satan is horribly underused but in the anime is pretty much a main character ( and is useful somewhat)
- to the counter attack it is fillery because they wanted to do 1 arch in the first season but with railgun characters i could care less what there doing i love them anyways.
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well for me its just about all anime ill take sound and color over silence and black and white any day
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To be fair to Railgun, I assume both the anime and the manga are (separate) adaptations of the light novels.

But an anime adaptation that made changes superior to the original source material...

Ghost in the Shell, hands down. I'm actually--to this day--shocked and amazed that the Ghost in the Shell we have today (prior to the new "Arise" story interpretation) was based on the original manga concept by Masamune Shirow.

The anime is far, far better than the manga ever was.

(At least in all the ways that I think matter.)
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Personally I have yet to come by an anime that is better than the manga it is adapted from, most are worse some are as good.

Edit: Was wrong about railgun firstly being a side story of the ln and not started as a manga
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sheepys wrote:

Anime adaptions get a lot of hate if they have the nerve to change anything and people call an anime adaption bad by simply saying its different Which is dumb because who wants to read/watch the same thing as appose to enjoy a new story with characters you enjoy.

The best example i could think of was A Certain Scientific Railgun
-Introduces characters better from main cast to villians
- In the manga Satan is horribly underused but in the anime is pretty much a main character ( and is useful somewhat)
- to the counter attack it is fillery because they wanted to do 1 arch in the first season but with railgun characters i could care less what there doing i love them anyways.


I agree with that assessment, the anime had better character development, better action, and gave a bunch of smaller characters some awesome limelight. But despite this, the problem people had with the Railgun anime was not that it was a bad anime nor was it a bad adaption in the standard sense, because it's awesome. The problem was that it practically retconned itself from the franchise by F#cking up the series of events and screwing with the established timeline. I was pretty pissed myself but I feel that with the addition of the second season it kind of corrected some the crap from the first season although it would probably take a video editor, both the Index and Railgun series and a lot experimentation to ever truly make sense on how the first season was even physically possible.

Don't get me wrong I love the Railgun anime, as stand alone anime, but as an adaption of manga that was designed to give a better understanding of Index by making better sense of the timeline as well as bringing forth new adventures that can easily fit within that well established timeline is where it fails. The biggest thing against the Railgun anime in which it suffers is the manga's rare natured reason for existing. The manga was designed for very specific purposes some of which is being a reference point for The Index LN's and Anime, if that that wasn't the case I think that the anime would've be better hands down with no questions asked, but that is not the case. The way they had changed things didn't just affect the continuity of the railgun series but through extension The Railgun Anime Actually Affected The Continuity Of The Index Series and it is THAT in which why the fans are very angry with it.

In conclusion the Railgun anime is a great standalone anime but it fails in its "Purpose" of being animated adaption of the manga and if that original purpose and connection with the Index series did not exist then the anime would undoubtedly have been the better version.
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Yu Yu Hakusho is definitely better as an anime than a manga. They expanded the final arc in the manga by quite a bit and other details were added that made the series feel better. The manga ended pretty abruptly so expanding the final arc definitely improved the series as a whole.

Usagi Drop on the basis that I despise the manga's ending.
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Ga Rei Zero
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Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
Mushishi
Elfen Lied
Angelic Layer
Azumanga Daioh
Bokurano (controversial)
Lucky Star
K-On!
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Hunter x Hunter (2011) is definitely superior to the manga in the sense of what it has covered by now. The manga's art was kinda so-so because of the rough hiatus periods that it had but the recent anime adaptation is well-paced, has a great soundtrack and is beautifully animated.
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Tactics15 wrote:

Hunter x Hunter (2011) is definitely superior to the manga in the sense of what it has covered by now. The manga's art was kinda so-so because of the rough hiatus periods that it had but the recent anime adaptation is well-paced, has a great soundtrack and is beautifully animated.


^ This

It's quite difficult sometimes to really understand what's going on in the manga during an action sequence, the art is inconsistent, sometimes it's good, sometimes it's ok... more so is the art bad though imo. And then there are the frequent Hiatus's.... (doesn't exactly pertain to the OP but I felt it was necessary to stress the situation)

Still love Togashi for what he made though <3 just as long as he doesn't rush the ending like he did with Yu Yu Hakusho
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All of them, because I don't enjoy manga at all. Usually I just feel like I'm reading a rough storyboard for an anime when I try to slog through manga. I'm far more apt to enjoy a good light novel over it's anime counterpart than a manga.
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I'd say Attack on Titan. Although, the ending of episode 25 compared the manga version was kind of disappointing.
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I'd also say majority of the anime I've watched are better than the manga simply because they provide so much more. Awesome soundtrack, colour and motion, good voice acting to elicit emotion etc.
I just find that with already provided character designs, backgrounds and settings, the imagination usually associated with books is taken away, so it's better off being animated than being still pictures.
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Black Lagoon
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DBZ
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Anything based on a 4-koma. Simply because it expands everything. The characters have more character, there is some form of story to each episode(roughly), and the jokes come off better, imo.
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