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Posted 6/30/14

silenceismygrave wrote:

Loved all the anime adaptations of these not sure how different or extended the manga will be but after I finish reading them I'll be back! Thank you Captain ^-^


I have not seen the 2nd season of Scientific Railgun so I can't say where the manga is in correlation to the anime.

Season 1 of Attack on Titan ended in Volume 8 of the manga and Volume 13 is being released this August so you get a rough idea how far progressed the story is.

Deadman Wonderland is pretty different than the anime due to a lot of reasons especially the ending, the anime is completely different than the manga.

Currently for Nisekoi, the print volumes of it is behind the anime but if you were to get them digitally I believe it is past the anime. Volume 4 comes out July 1st with Volume 5 coming out in August/September where they introduce Marie.

If you're also into Ecchi Harems, I recommend Monster Mesume, it is very good with the "plot" lol.
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Hey,
I have also just started to get into anime and manga. So far, I've currently watched Free!, Attack On Titan and Amnesia. I'm currently watching Rurouni Kenshin and I am aware that the next season of Free! and an anime called Tokyo Ghoul is out this week, so it looks like I'll be watching them as well. I currently have 30 anime's on my watch list and this is ever growing, I have no idea how long it will take though.
As for manga, this is my current collection:

I've finished reading the first book of Hellsing and I'm waiting to get the rest of the series. However it's my birthday soon, so I'm going to wait as I have been hinting that I want some more.
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Posted 6/30/14 , edited 6/30/14
I started collecting a year ago

my collection contains:
Haganai I Don't Have Many Friends vol. 1-7(vol. 8 pre-ordered)
Oreimo vol. 1-4
Watamote vol. 1
Henneko vol. 1&2
Drangon Sister! vol.1
Momo Tama vol.1&4
Karakuri Odette vol.3
The Stellar Six vol.3
Psychic Power Nanaki vol.1
Peace Maker Kurogane vol.2
Tactics vol.7
Demon Sacred vol.1&2
Portrait of M&N vol.1&4
Red Hot Chili Samurai vol.2
Mikansei No.1 vol.1&2
Pavane for a Dead Girl vol.1
Clean-Freak:Fully Equipped vol.1
Doors of Chaos vol.2
Aion vol.3
Chibi Vampire Bites
Skyblue Shore vol.1
Kare Kano vol.21
Ledgends of the Dark Crystal vol.2
Love Hurts
Gravitation



Shrapnel didn't mention www.dmpbooks.com they put out the Henneko manga
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Posted 6/30/14
For reference of manga I have collected (all from B&N)..



Obviously all get my recommendation.
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Posted 6/30/14
I've heard some really good stuff about Say I love you, I'm just not sure what direction it was headed with how solid the ending was on the animation.
Zero's Familiar is my standard for anime that involves Tsundere, Magic, School Life ect. R.I.P Noboru Yamaguchi
And you're the 3rd person already to have Monster Musume so it must be good!
I own all the dvds for Kimi ni Todoke so I won't mind adding the novels, sounds like I might do that soon.
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Posted 6/30/14

silenceismygrave wrote:

Shrapnel this is my favorite post so far for multiple reasons. The 1st being not all of these are already anime so quite a couple I have no clue what they. 2ndly II was told that two are really good manga but not the best anime -Genshiken and Aku no Hana-


The Flower of Evil's anime adaptation was absolutely fine. People just don't like rotoscoping, it seems.
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I truly don't. I personally like 3D, like Kingdom or Blue Steel. However some people don't like it.
Any who since I was seriously fan boying, I looked into some first press, original releases for Spice and Wolf since it was recommended here. And found that the original collectors edition from Japan w/ out subtitles is around $350 and all the english translated books/novels out at the moment round up to around $200.

Though, I'm heavily trying to decide to get the ridiculous BD Aniplex released for Gurren Lagann fans or not. Or to get a non subbed first press complete season of NGNL since I loved it so much.
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I recommend Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Manga (the recent edition from Viz Media is beautiful)
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silenceismygrave wrote:

I truly don't. I personally like 3D, like Kingdom or Blue Steel. However some people don't like it.
Any who since I was seriously fan boying, I looked into some first press, original releases for Spice and Wolf since it was recommended here. And found that the original collectors edition from Japan w/ out subtitles is around $350 and all the english translated books/novels out at the moment round up to around $200.

Though, I'm heavily trying to decide to get the ridiculous BD Aniplex released for Gurren Lagann fans or not. Or to get a non subbed first press complete season of NGNL since I loved it so much.


I got Spice & Wolf, the Blu-Ray/DVD combo from Funimation for $20. As for Gurren Lagann, I got the Limited Edition DVDs for $60.

A real fan wouldn't care if they get the less-extravagant release of a title, as long as they have that title in their collection.

Just throwing that out there. Here's my stuff, by the way (well, from many months ago):





Not pictured are Mardock Scramble (1, 2, & 3), Gunslinger Girl, and Canaan.
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Shrapnel893 I got Spice & Wolf, the Blu-Ray/DVD combo from Funimation for $20. As for Gurren Lagann, I got the Limited Edition DVDs for $60.

A real fan wouldn't care if they get the less-extravagant release of a title, as long as they have that title in their collection.

Just throwing that out there.


None of the following is meant to be offensive, but if it bugs you I apologize.

I always look online to see how flexible my budget can be with a series. Whether it is recommended or not. I consider how well I enjoyed the story, the studio that produced the series. If they are from one of my favorite studios, such as madhouse, I will consider buying a more high end item immediately to support the company and future releases for the show.

Extra Notes - Also consider, OVA's, CD's, Press Release, Seiyuu, Post Cards, Art Books, Tins, Posters, Art Boxes -Rouged or Paper-, Commentary, Behind the Scenes Production, ect.

Now does this disqualify me as a "real fan"? Probably not, if it's within someones means to buy something they want they can be fancy if they so please. Personally, I love anime more than anything else materialistically speaking.

However I will note that you said, "as long as they have that title in their collection." This is very true, some anime I love but personally would only give 2/5 stars to if I did a review on them myself. For example, Kanokon was the first anime I ever watched online. The story is almost non-existent but it holds sentiment to me. So I went out an bought an OOP 3Disc set for it even though I don't entirely love the show. I merely wanted it in my collection.

Lastly, I would like to defend the difference between collectors and fans. The easiest way to tell is for those who go to Cons. You will see people who may barely collect that have easily out weigh everyone in the room in knowledge of anime. But have some people who have watched under 100 titles with collections filling entire rooms. It is entirely relevant to each individual budget when it comes to collecting.

If you asked me any day, "Are you an anime collector or an anime fan?" I would always say I'm a fan before I am a collector. Funny right? I mean I collect and you can prove that easily. But a fan...anyone can say they are a fan.

From here on out it is my own personal opinion. Fans are worth more than collectors. But it's not to say a person can not be both! This opinion may not be true for companies in terms of money making. But for me it is much more enjoyable to sit down and talk to someone about anime all the time than it is to compare collections w/ people who only have extensive knowledge on a few series. Sure it can be enjoyable at first but I retain anime related information near perfectly for some reason. So hearing the same thing coming out someones mouth more than once -that isn't a seiyuu- isn't fun for me.
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Posted 7/1/14

silenceismygrave wrote:




Nothing you say will offend me, don't worry about it.

It doesn't disqualify you as a real fan. The definition a real fan is ultimately up to the individual. Like many things are.

When what I meant -- and probably should have put instead of what I ended up doing -- was that, if you love something enough, getting the bare-bones edition is enough, isn't it? You don't have to go out and buy, for instance, the Collector's Edition for Attack on Titan to be a true collector, fan, whatever.

You save money, too. It's all about smart shopping. You support the industry just by buying their products in the first place, you don't have to buy the grandest edition to do that. If that's your thing, go for it. It's not mine. And that's ok. Everyone's different.

Though, I would like to ask: you're not a sub-elitist are you? The majority of them are very closed minded. I have a strong reason to believe that you are not. But... I dunno, just a random question.
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Actually not entirely sure what being a sub-elitest entails. I think you're talking about people who only watch subbed anime and not dubbed though. I will watch dubbed anime though it usually has to be recommended to me. This is only b/c I usually watch series as they release in Japan. Though there are obvious classics that are better dubbed than subbed.

A few examples of well done dubs would be: Trigun, Haibane Renmei, Evangelion, Afro Samurai and of course Cowboy Bebop. I enjoy both, just depends on the show and the actors. As animation becomes more popular in America I suspect better voice actors to arise that capture the characters perfectly.
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I recently began collecting certain titles as well. My collection is fairly small at the moment. In any case, I like how you organized the items in your collection. I would certainly recommend Attack on Titan even though almost anyone remotely connected to anime/manga would probably know of it. I have also been enjoying the novelized version of Spice and Wolf. I would certainly recommend Spice and Wolf as well.
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Here are some of my anime and manga recommendations:

Natsume's Book of Friends

Durarara!!

Baccano!

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oz100 wrote:

Here are some of my anime and manga recommendations:

Natsume's Book of Friends

Durarara!!

Baccano!



Now, can I expect differences in Natsume's Book of Friends than from the anime? I never completed the full animation. It had a slice of life feel to it but was supernatural and the only anime I've ever seen pull that off was Ano Hana and Dusk Maiden of Amnesia. And Dusk Maiden of Amnesia only worked b/c of the comedy/fan service.

I had the same problem trying to get into Mushishi.

Also thank you for liking how I organize my collection! I have very limited space in the barracks so I try keeping collectors stuff in a nice presentable manner while maximizing space. While regular stuff is organized by how many dvds are in the series and edition. Off to the left I have all my 2+ dvd sets. While in front I have a few premium editions. Kimi ni Todoke V1 Premium is behind it with the other two regular dvds at the top of that stack.

I dropped way to much on madoka stuff and SAO + Fate Zero which is why they are displayed in the front and madoka even has her own shelf area. I have another shelf in my closest but it would require a lot of reorganizing to use.
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