So why don't I buy manga?
Well, it's expensive (especially if you're collecting a longer series like One Piece or Bleach) and my local bookstore doesn't usually carry any manga. If anything, it'll carry the latest volumes of Naruto. Every time I go in there, I see the same xxxHolic volume 4 that just can't find its way off the shelves. The closest chain bookstore with an extensive manga collection is half an hour away. I'm lazy.
So I turned to anime. It's always right there on the internet to download or stream. Plus, I just kind of prefer anime... You can hear the characters, see them in color, watch them move, w/e.
I know everyone curses the use of fillers, but sometimes they help develop a character that wasn't fleshed out all too well. For example, the D. Gray Man anime shows a lot of fillers and it can get kind of annoying, but after I read the manga, I've learned to appreciate those fillers a little bit more. In the manga, when I got to the part with Suman and Allen fighting, I didn't particularly care when either of the characters got hurt. The chapters leading up to that point really didn't develop their characters enough; I felt like I knew Allen and Suman better in the anime than in the manga. I'm not saying those fillers were good quality because they sucked, but it did flesh out the characters a bit more. (If anyone else noticed that about DGM let me know)
Also, in anime, there's BGM which really does add to the mood, especially in an action/suspense show.
I think this may be a given, but action manga really isn't as great as action anime. In action anime, one can see all the moves the character makes, all the intricate kicks and swings. One manga I feel this applies to more than any is Dogs: Bullets and Carnage. The manga has action that's so incredibly awesome that it's difficult to convey its epicness on paper. I would be able to appreciate it much more in animation form.
|Not really a spoiler; if anyone feels it is, feel free to piss all over this blog|
Anyway, enough of my rambling, what do you think? Are you more of a manga reader or an anime watcher? Which do you prefer?
Also, do you know any series where the art in the manga is amazing, but the art of the anime is crappy?