Post Reply what makes anime... an anime and manga a manga?
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I enjoy watching anime and then read the manga after finishing a series. Their is a lot of anime that does a different thing from the manga and go a different direction. So I choose manga over anime because they have a lot of detail to characters more information and it's what the creator created! Original story in other words. To me that is what makes or defines manga.
Now you have anime. What defines it for me and I bet for a lot of people as well is the soundtrack. Something the manga doesn't have. Music gives life to anime gives you feelings!
For example I enjoy reading Gintama. They have a lot of sad stories; but when I read I think "this is sad". But when I watch the anime (same scene) and play music with it. Gives it more feeling and I cry! I hope I am making myself clear.
What defines anime and manga to you?
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Anime is a visual interpretation of a manga. Depending on who makes it, it can be an accurate depiction or simply based in the universe. Kind of like a lot of book to film adaptations. Best example is the Jurassic Park novel and the movie. Both set on an island with dinosaurs with the same characters, but they both tell their own version.

Manga is a graphic novel to me imported from Japan. That's about it.
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"Anime is a visual interpretation of a manga. "
not always. there are original animations such as Nagi Asukara and Shirobako. Angel Beats was also an original iirc
along with a few others.

we can define anime as any animation made in Japan that "fits" the otaku culture
usually they come as adaptations of series serialized in comic magazines and adaptations of PC games, though rarely
they may be made as an original work.
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There are quite a few anime that were adapted from other media, then there are quite a few manga that were adapted after an anime.

Manga=book, static, black and white generally, pics/words, more story usually.

Anime=tv, motion, color, sound.

Not sure if thats what the op is asking or not.
Posted 9/27/15
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Posted 9/28/15
Anime are cartoons and manga are comics, and there is no difference. None. Zero. It's the same.

I really get irked when people say otherwise because in Japan "The Boondocks" or "The Simpsons" is considered anime and they came from, you guessed it, the United States.

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Posted 9/28/15
Country of origin, if you are looking for authenticity. The style can be replicated though and should be hated just because its Japanese inspired. Avatar, Wakfu and the Boondocks are good examples.
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Posted 9/28/15
It's only an anime when OP purchases my wishlist.
It's only a manga when OP purchases and delivers my wishlist to me.
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Its Japanese.
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Lol reading comprehension fail.

What makes manga to me is being able to cone up with all the voices in my head and reading at my own pace. Also, less moving parts so less can go wrong during production.

Anime is cool because if all those moving parts come together something special is born.
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Your the only one that understood what I was trying to say.

That is exactly what I do to! I imagine their voices imagine their movement

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