Post Reply JoJo's Bizzare Adventure: Anime vs Manga
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Ok, so I'm new to the series (the Super Best Friends Zaibatsu hype about it all the time and I've finally decided to see what the fuss is about). Now seeing as its an anime there are going to be some differences from the manga (which I also haven't read, can't really find a reliable free source online) my question is, how does it stack against the manga? Are the broad strokes there, is there anything missing? Is it worth watching or am I better off with the manga? I would like to know. Thanks guys!

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The manga.

For god's sakes, please read the manga. Part 1 will be a bit tougher to get through but I promise to you after that you will experience one of if not the most incredible story ever to come from japan with an incredible visual style and polish that is all its own and could never be replicated in motion. I promise you that you will be much more satisfied that way.
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That's some high praise you're throwing there. Any good sites you can recommend to read it?
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The anime is a really faithful adaptation,often panel for panel. Unfortunately, that also works against it sometimes. Some of the scenes for the fights do not translate well when adapted directly from the manga page onto animation. The manga tends to go full-on hot-blooded exaggeration when people use their special attacks. It looks cool in the manga, but on the anime it can sometimes be slow and awkward. I still loved the anime though (I watched it before reading the manga), but JoJo is really something you need to create your own pacing for to enjoy to the fullest extent.
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Posted 9/19/16

cyberNurgle wrote:

That's some high praise you're throwing there. Any good sites you can recommend to read it?


Honestly I can only recommend you buy the physical copies. I know it's not exactly cheap, but JoJo's' pure unparalelled visual flair is something you can really only fully appreciate on a quality printed page, as even the best scans lose a very noticeable amount of visual fidelity.

The good news is viz has recently started releasing the manga in collections that are of very good quality and save you a lot of money that you would lose much more quickly if you were buying all the tankobon. They just wrapped up Battle Tendency, so you should be able to catch up pretty quick. If you must use scanlations then I suppose you should be okay with doing that for phantom blood (part 1) seeing as it's pretty underwhelming when compared to the other parts.

Sadly I cannot recommend a good scanlation site to you as I believe that is against the crunchyroll forum rules. You'll just have to look on your own, or purchase the books as I suggested.

Good luck.
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Yeah and besides scanalations tend bit to be really reliable. Guess I'm going to have to shovel out some cash. Thanks for your help.
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The anime has two big advantages over the manga, though, the voice acting, which is gloriously hammy(which is fitting, as JoJo's is a gloriously hammy series), and the music.
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cyberNurgle wrote:

Yeah and besides scanalations tend bit to be really reliable. Guess I'm going to have to shovel out some cash. Thanks for your help.


Its my honest pleasure. I hope you will like it as much as I do.
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Posted 9/19/16

cyberNurgle wrote:

Ok, so I'm new to the series (the Super Best Friends Zaibatsu hype about it all the time and I've finally decided to see what the fuss is about). Now seeing as its an anime there are going to be some differences from the manga (which I also haven't read, can't really find a reliable free source online) my question is, how does it stack against the manga? Are the broad strokes there, is there anything missing? Is it worth watching or am I better off with the manga? I would like to know. Thanks guys!

-cyberNurgle


Well, the anime is only up to Part 4 and there are 8 parts so you could always watch the anime through 3 or 4 and then read the rest (because I bet you won't want to wait for the anime to catch up).
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(because I bet you won't want to wait for the anime to catch up).

Nah, I can wait.
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saprobe wrote:
(because I bet you won't want to wait for the anime to catch up).

Nah, I can wait.


This man still waits for Chihayafuru Season 3
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h9902014 wrote:
This man still waits for Chihayafuru Season 3

Waited for mob and it worked out.
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saprobe wrote:
(because I bet you won't want to wait for the anime to catch up).

Nah, I can wait.


But they might not ever make Steel Ball Run and it's the best part.
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But they might not ever make Steel Ball Run and it's the best part.

Realistically, has as high a chance as One Piece continuing.
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