Manga or Anime?

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Which format do you prefer?

Personally I prefer manga, and it's what really got me into Japanese series despite having watched some anime growing up. But I prefer reading it physically and that's not something I can do often. For that reason I guess some well-made anime could be better in some cases.
 

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I've been on the fence on this.
I want to say manga, in general.
However, when I read Ookiku Furikabutte, the manga was so compressed and a bit hard to read, while the anime was so simple and made much more sense.
 

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I read manga more than i watch anime tbh. I just find that mangas usually have more depth and are less rushed or filled with fillers. But of course in some cases the anime is way better.
 

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Anime is more accessible to me so I prefer it but I don't mind diving into a really good manga from time to time
 
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Both? I usually go for Anime first but if I really like something I'll make sure to read the manga. But if no anime exists I'll also read the manga.
 
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Depends. I am picky about what I watch due to time commitment it needs so I usually end up reading way more mangas. But I do prefer watching action series instead of reading confusing action panels. I like reading slice of life/romance because in video format they are too slow paced... Tried watching the Fruit Basket remake recently :sleep:
 

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Manga I guess. But I'm more into Webtoons now!
I haven't watched an anime in ages, I'm kind of interested in Fruit Basket remake though.
 

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I really like how there's always more in the manga, but TBH I love anime more because it's in color (I sometimes have trouble distinguishing what is what when everything is black and white) and I get to see and hear the characters! Plus an anime means we get a theme song and stuff...yeah. I prefer anime but I do still read the manga when the anime isn't as caught up as I'd like it to be (cough coughBNHAcough cough)
 

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It depends for me. Usually I prefer manga, but action packed stuff are way better in anime form imo.

My biggest gripe with anime is that I'm not that big into the over-the-top style that the Japanese like. When I read manga I interpret the lines a lot more deadpan and somber than how they portray it in anime. That makes me not get off-put by ridiculous premises or shoddy plot which becomes too glaring in anime form.
 

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In terms of shonen-related stuff, I prefer anime. But in terms of shoujo-related stuff, I much prefer manga.
 

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I love both, there are some really talented voice actors out there that really make characters come to life.
 

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Honestly both. There's different possibilities with either medium, and limitations too. It depends on the work and whether the artists and writers know how to utilise those.