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Well i let people who have not seen the anime watch it. Personally I liked the manga art a lot but some may find it to simple.
But I agree that a good music is necessary for such adaptation. I would never recommend Beck anime for that reason.
Last edited by k-dom; February 10, 2013 at 11:03 AM.
In the end it all depends on the state of the manga and the frequncy of chapter releases, if it's finished, the pacing can do wonders, e.g. Bleach's last arc was the best animated one; if it's not a long running series makes the anime suffer more often than not. Fairy Tail's first two years were great, the rest was riddled with fillers, which to me are better than looking at stills every couple of seconds, showing every single character's face when something shocking happens. If a show is done in one/two cour segments with a good year or half in between, the animated version[director] can choose which parts to show, where to put emphasis on. A good cast of seiyu can do wonders too.
Personally in most cases I won't touch the original version, if I finished the anime first, just read from that point on where it ended, if it's a seasonal show. Long running series with pacing problems should always be read [too] though.
I started reading Boys on the Run. I really like 'I Am a Hero' by the same mangaka, and I've heard lots of good things about it, so I decided to try it out. It's got really interesting characters and interactions. The art isn't quite as good as 'I Am a Hero', but it is plenty acceptable.
EDIT: I bought the first volume of Knights of Sidonia recently released by Vertical Inc. I loved 'Biomega', so I was pretty excited for this, but the first volume was kind of lackluster and the art inferior IMO. Here's hoping things pick up in the next volume.
EDIT2: I started reading Magi-The Labyrinth of Magic. I've heard tons of good things about it, and though it hasn't lived up to the hype so far, it is starting to pick up a bit.
Last edited by MattC302; February 15, 2013 at 08:41 PM.
1. Vinland Saga
2. World Embryo
4. Vagabond (well no scanlations anymore so haven't in a while)
I started reading Ran to Haiiro no Sekai and it's really great. I love the art and characters and it's just all around my type of manga.
EDIT: I also started reading Gisele Alain. It's got nice artwork that reminds me a bit of Mori Koaru's art and a decent slice-of-life type story that is pretty enjoyable.
EDIT2: Just read this one shot called Koe no Kitachi. From what I understand, it was very controversial and almost went unpublished because of the subject matter. It is about bullying and the cruelty showcased is very real and kind of disturbing. But it is a powerful message. I bet some kids read this and decided to be a little nicer to their classmates afterward. It really drives home the message of "whoa, so this is how this person felt when I was picking on them".
Last edited by MattC302; February 26, 2013 at 09:35 PM.
Hello guys, I'm a new member
any good manga to read !!
I tried out the first chapter of 'Sakamoto desu ga?' after seeing some people talk about it on Twitter. It's hard to judge by just one chapter, but it seems to have a similar brand of comedy to fellow Fellows!/Harta manga, 'Hinamatsuri', which I dropped, not because it wasn't good, but because of the clunky translation.
20th Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa
Plan to Read Next:
Monster by Naoki Urasawa
Neon Genesis Evangelion by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Hi no Tori (Phoenix) by Osamu Tezuka
I read the first volume of Terra Formars, and I found it really entertaining.
A question for those of you that are well-versed in Fate/Stay Night and the Nasuverse: I've been meaning to read Fate/Stay Night for a while now. At first I thought about watching the anime but everyone tells me to stay the hell away from it, however I don't really fancy playing the VN as I take ages reading stuff on the computer (it took me a long, long time to finish Tsukihime). Which of the many manga adaptations is the one I should read if I want to really get the Fate/Stay Night experience?
Just read 'Love My Life'. My first yuri manga. It was good. Short and sweet. A good story about a lesbian relationship.