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Posted 8/13/17
Basically all of them.
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Posted 8/28/17
Dragon Ball Super.
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Ajin
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Bit more of an odd choice as the anime was actually pretty decent, but Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun.
It wasn't anything that the anime did wrong, but simply that the jokes were better delivered as 4koma. The punchlines felt a little slow for me.

For the opposite side, the anime for Nichijou takes the source material and raises it to a heavenly level. Everything that anime is enhances the comedic glory of the manga.
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One Piece is miles better in the manga.
Toriko had a strong beginning like One Piece but of course Toei messed that up so Toriko
Basically any Toei Animation anime's that have a manga now that I think about it lol
Rosario Vampire for sure.
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Most manga are better than the anime because anime too often tries to simply animate the source material as opposed to trying to in any way improve upon it, using the new options that animation gives you.

Soul Eater is how you improve upon a manga, they used the moving pictures and sound to create some epic fight scenes. Every fight was well coreographed with good used of sound and camera angles to make every blow feel like it is truly weighty and were able to often have cut-away flashes to something related, such as when Maka is fighting Crona it had cut aways to Maka slipping into madness and Soul trying to keep her sane. If someone tried it in manga it would fall short or be completely confusing. They also changed a lot of things, that were neither filler nor just trimming the fat, they changed things so that the series could all be tied up at the end so the last episode didn't end with a "better buy the manga" cliff hanger.
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Sometimes manga are based on the anime, usually the anime is based on a LN. In those cases, I'll say the anime is better. There is one manga whose anime adaption definitely improved it BECAUSE it cut the story short, and that's Usagi Drop. But yeah, it's rare. They're just different media. I'd also say that Attack on Titan, Soul Eater (though sadly unfinished), and Full Metal Alchemist anime are better. Not that the manga are lacking, but the anime took the source material and added to it. That's all you need to do.

There are also some anime that weren't lacking, but the manga is just such a different experience. I'm thinking of xxxHolic and Natsume Yujin Cho in particular.
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SemiderangedParrot wrote:

Sometimes manga are based on the anime, usually the anime is based on a LN. In those cases, I'll say the anime is better. There is one manga whose anime adaption definitely improved it BECAUSE it cut the story short, and that's Usagi Drop. But yeah, it's rare. They're just different media. I'd also say that Attack on Titan, Soul Eater (though sadly unfinished), and Full Metal Alchemist anime are better. Not that the manga are lacking, but the anime took the source material and added to it. That's all you need to do.

There are also some anime that weren't lacking, but the manga is just such a different experience. I'm thinking of xxxHolic and Natsume Yujin Cho in particular.


I think light novel anime are terrible most of the time. Anime seems to have written itself into a corner, where they are required to follow the source material, since anime these days seems to serve as nothing more than advertisement for said source material. However, light novels make terrible anime if you want to stay true to the source material. While you can get away with tons and tons of exposition in a LN, if you try the same thing in anime, the exposition dumps are made painfully obvious and all the more boring due to the animation.


There is a saying in filmmaking: "show don't tell," something that clashes when it comes to anime because you really have to be creative to turn a novel worth of exposition into an actual animated feature, and it seems very few writers/directors are able to do it smoothly. I think I stand alone in this but I really am not a fan of the monogatari series, I really don't think cool camera angles make up for the hours and hours of uneventful conversation.
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Posted 11/7/17
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Bokurano - the manga ending still depresses me and that was almost 10 years ago
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Black Clover.

Pretty easily.
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