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Post Reply Which is more popular in Japan, Manga or Anime?
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Posted 12/29/16
Those of you who live in Japan or are knowledgeable of Japanese culture. Which is more popular to the general public.
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I lived in Nagoya a few months and to me manga seemed more popular. But both are not as hyped as you may think.
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Posted 12/29/16 , edited 12/29/16
I think Manga is more wide spread probably as a hobby thing in downtime. The Japanese are usually too busy to spend to much time watching Anime.
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Manga definitely I'd say. Wider audience, more accessible and more socially acceptable.
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Manga. Most anime are only on late night, while manga can be read while going to school or work, or during any down time.
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i suspect visual novel games are more popular than either, not that i would know.
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Yeah manga is definitely more visible amongst a much wider variety of readers.
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Who likes Manga? Shit is the worse parts of an anime and a novel rolled into one ugly ass package.
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Anime. The most popular anime in Japan are watched by 6-8 million people weekly. your name, the most popular anime movie of the year has sold nearly 16 million tickets. As oppose to the most popular manga magazine having a weekly circulation of 2.1 million with its most popular title seeing sales of 3 million every release. That's on a per title basis but overall I think the situation is the same.
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Well, if by popularity you mean which is more acceptable to be a fan of, I would say manga.

Being an anime otaku in Japan kind of puts you into a "special" group of people.
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Anime is broadcasted, never underestimate the media. It makes the vast majority of us narutard. If you want to read free manga you go to a library, no offense


P.S What's better than TV? Anime shove directly into the head
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fredreload wrote:

Anime is broadcasted, never underestimate the media. It makes the vast majority of us narutard. If you want to read free manga you go to a library, no offense


P.S What's better than TV? Anime shove directly into the head


Reading at your own pace, not having to worry about bad animation or acting and you can use more or you imagination. Give certain characters certain accents or even imagine what their color schemes are.
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MysticGon wrote:


fredreload wrote:

Anime is broadcasted, never underestimate the media. It makes the vast majority of us narutard. If you want to read free manga you go to a library, no offense


P.S What's better than TV? Anime shove directly into the head


Reading at your own pace, not having to worry about bad animation or acting and you can use more or you imagination. Give certain characters certain accents or even imagine what their color schemes are.


I always thought I'm a bit slow in the mind = =
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fredreload wrote:

Anime is broadcasted, never underestimate the media. It makes the vast majority of us narutard. If you want to read free manga you go to a library, no offense


P.S What's better than TV? Anime shove directly into the head


Why would that be offensive?
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MysticGon wrote:

Anime. The most popular anime in Japan are watched by 6-8 million people weekly. your name, the most popular anime movie of the year has sold nearly 16 million tickets. As oppose to the most popular manga magazine having a weekly circulation of 2.1 million with its most popular title seeing sales of 3 million every release. That's on a per title basis but overall I think the situation is the same.


I think that's an unfair comparison. It should be more like the number of views the anime One Piece gets compared to the number of One Piece manga sold.
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