Anime requires more time than I'm willing to commit to sitting and watching, nowadays. Manga is prize for me because I can pack it in my bag and read on breaks or wherever, or for some 'light' reading before bed.
That being said, my manga collection has grown considerably from what it used to be... while my anime collection is limited to a handful of absolute favorites.
Manga has the side benefit for me as being handy drawing reference material or inspiration, too.
a classmate in high school insisted on having me read the first parts of the Inuyasha and Samurai Deeper Kyo mangas and she let me borrow them... they were ok, but I didn't care to read more. I've seen the first EP of Inuyasa so i'd say I liked the manga version of it better, that's all.
does anyone know if the manga for the following are better than the anime? (or if they even have mangas?)
-Wolf's Rain -Noir -Ghost in the Shell
is there a "very first/favorite anime" thread that got pushed back? can't find one.
The real first one was some Street Fighter Manga, that I bought sometimes in 1991 or so.. didn't really know what a Manga is those days Then I finally started reading manga in 94 or 95 when I found the first volume of striker at a bookstore over here. Heh that was long ago.
Post by Incog Neato on Jan 26, 2008 10:11:42 GMT -5
I would have to say Doraemon in Chinese. ^^ I picked up an issue and some little magazines of the series when I visited Hong Kong back in 1984 or something. ;
The next time I CLEARLY remember reading manga is in the early 90's when Viz was just starting to pump out manga. I used to be a Ranma and Urusei Yatsura (I guess I should just say Takahashi? ) fan way back then. :B
Post by Razorclaw X on Jul 30, 2008 22:04:29 GMT -5
It was Ranma 1/2. A friend of mine showed an episode of the anime to me and asked me if it sounded like Final Fantasy music playing in the background (it was the one where Shampoo's grandma was doing the splitting body attack on Ranma, for those of you wondering). He happened to have the Viz manga Vol.2 of Ranma there at the time, which was the story where Ranma fought Kodachi.
Post by MonoTekETeA on Aug 15, 2008 21:46:01 GMT -5
First Manga I read would probably be Pokemon in the viz comic forms. Then the first series I read was a download of Love Hina. However, my first Manga purchased and read was probably...Eureka Seven, very recent, I know.
I watched anime on and off when I was younger, never knowing too much about it, but liking it more then other cartoons.
Then when I started my job at Gamestop, I met my current friend Myles who is really deep in it, and dragged me with him. Now I am even more in the convention scene then him, staffing every one I can. Otakon is the only one I go to with friends and enjoy as an attendee.
Mine was Ranma 1/2, oh so many years ago. Freshman year of highschool, a circle of friends I had just entrenched myself with at the end of junior high introduced me to manga; well, one girl in particular did, anyways. Pretty sure she's the one who spread that little moneysink disease to all of us, though. I think the first one I ever bought myself was Inu-Yasha....
Strangely enough, I can't stand Rumiko Takahashi anymore these days. *shrug*
And then Wedding Peach, and guardian angel getten, and MKR, and all sorts of other girly stuff that was made with teenage girls in mind. Nothin like a 21 year old dude ridin public transportation to school reading KITCHEN PRINCESS!
....while listening to speed metal, lol.
I've always preferred the light hearted girly soap opera like stuff, and magical girl stuff.
the bloody gory stuff is good too, but i realize I buy way more girly crap.
Since I finally just noticed this now, let me help in the revival too! X'D
Erm.... the first manga (who's title I actually remember!) was I think Gunsmith Cats. Video Girl Ai came following soon after. Quite honestly, I don't think I liked Gunsmith Cats. The blood and gore and thumbs flying off was a bit too much for my kiddy tastes. Video Girl Ai, I preferred more. But since both were serialized in these two manga magazines that actually came every month in this one bookstore I frequented (there's no trace of such magazines here anymore. Manga stuffs are.... next to impossible to find and are considered very 'specialized tastes'-stuff now :'D), I used to be a nice little cheapo and used to grab the magazines off the rack, plop me self down in front of the poor store owner's nose, and finish both serials from beginning to end.
I wonder why I chose to read these two though? I hate Video Girl Ai now even more than Gunsmith Cats. :'''''D
.........I kind of wish I'd bought those magazines now.