Difference Between Manga and Anime 1

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Difference Between Manga and Anime

Everyone has a preference for their favorite series.  Some people like sitting down and reading and some people love watching their characters in motion on TV or their favorite mobile device.

I do love reading a good manga and then seeing those characters’ true colors (all puns intended) on my laptop.  Often times, either medium takes liberties with itself.  Sometimes the manga comes first or the anime comes first.  Normally, in my experience, manga often carries on the story after the anime ends.  I remember the filler ending and characters created for the last arc of the Gantz anime. The anime’s, not following the source material and forced to end soon, last arc seemed pretty lazy and the characters more 2-d dimensional than most Gantz characters.

The Gantz manga ended last year.

As of right now, I am reading The Betrayal Knows My Name manga.  I am enjoying the extra information that was put into the manga.  The manga offers benefits in having the author devote some of the pages to what she went through in order to make the manga.

For a lot of manga, there are side stories put in to flesh out the characters further, or the manga is allowed to expand more on the characters in the main story.  Yuki in The Betrayal Knows My Name gets to explain why he is good at martial arts, and Yuki and Zero in Vampire Knight manga get individual entertaining stories.

So which one do you prefer: manga or anime?


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About AnimeandVideoGames

Due to work, life, and college, I ignored my hobbies (anime, video games, manga, writing, and drawing) for a very long time. Now with a lot of time on my hands, I feel like having fun again and trying to get back into my old hobbies.
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