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Anime and Manga => Archive => Mai-HiME => Topic started by: Roots on December 29, 2004, 09:24:58 PM

Title: Anime versus manga
Post by: Roots on December 29, 2004, 09:24:58 PM
Meh, this may be a little pre-mature since there's been 13 episodes of the anime released and only 8 chapters of the manga released by us, but I figured why not. So which do you enjoy better, the anime or the manga? Personally I like the manga better. The anime has better artwork, but I enjoy the story and the characters much more in the manga. Plus the manga has boobies and ecchi, can't beat that! ;D
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: majindragon on December 29, 2004, 09:31:21 PM
i like the anime a lil better. i like how it's mai being new to the school, and not whats- his- nuts. i think it gives a lil more time with mai and how she got them rings and whatnot. so yeah i like the anime better.
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: da MiGHTy pLUm! on December 30, 2004, 11:57:38 AM
Well, like you said, it's a bit premature for this poll, but I am leaning towards the manga.  It shows a lot of potential and I love how the concept of the child needing a key to be summoned.  The anime does a lot for Mai's character development.  Much more so than what we've seen i the manga thus far, but it is still in the early stages.  Tate's character though is much more interesting in the manga.  Sure he's a regular guy, but he's not just a character on the sidelines much like how he is in the anime, but an actual integral part to the whole story.  Maybe he is later in the anime as well, but so far, he hasn't shown that, though still a potential love interest for Mai. 

Art-wise, I'll say the anime artwork is much better.  The art in the manga isn't bad either, but the faces look very round and somewhat flat from certain angles.  The fanservice gets my thumb of approval though ;)

Looking forward to more of the anime and manga.
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: MiniSilverTiger on January 24, 2005, 01:56:51 PM
you can't compare them... the story lines are a bit too different...
i perfer the manga...chapter 18 was cool
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: Waffo on January 25, 2005, 01:56:08 PM
Definitely the anime for me.  I guess I should be used to fanservice by now but I'm not.
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: JaisBane on January 25, 2005, 06:34:13 PM
Erm, I would hesitate to say that the anime is light on fan service, although it is slightly less than in the manga.  To make up for that you have lots of mikoto + mai yuri scenes.  Both of these series are meant to appeal to young males with raging horomones and the inability to date actual girls.
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: Waffo on January 25, 2005, 07:42:50 PM
At least it's less than the in the manga.  There's no, uh, inserting keys.  I'll read/watch both for now though. 
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: JaisBane on January 25, 2005, 09:50:18 PM
You better, I know where you store your yaoi collection, viruses spread very easily ;D
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: Waffo on January 26, 2005, 02:22:48 PM
*stomps on your back with spiky shoes on*

I have no yaoi, yuri, hentai, or anything related to them!
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: JaisBane on January 26, 2005, 10:51:21 PM
methinks thou doth protest too much
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: Waffo on January 27, 2005, 07:00:15 AM
You're exactly like my cousin...
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: JaisBane on January 27, 2005, 09:51:04 AM
If he's hot, sexy, and irresitible to women, then I would say you should be honored to have such a cousin
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: Waffo on January 27, 2005, 02:23:41 PM
He's a fat, squinty-eyed, smelly cousin who's never had a girlfriend.
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: cccnnn on January 27, 2005, 07:06:30 PM
He's a fat, squinty-eyed, smelly cousin who's never had a girlfriend.

sounds like jaisbane alright.
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: JaisBane on January 27, 2005, 07:17:35 PM
At least it only sounds like me and doesn't look like me, I'd be in trouble if that were true.  Why, I'd be worse off than roots in the affairs of love... ;D
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: Roots on January 27, 2005, 08:07:32 PM
At least it only sounds like me and doesn't look like me, I'd be in trouble if that were true.  Why, I'd be worse off than roots in the affairs of love... ;D

yeah, ok ass. It's not that I can't get a girlfriend, it's that I can't find time to devote to one. ふざけるな、この野郎!
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: JaisBane on January 27, 2005, 08:27:58 PM
Man, you've had your slave-kun for what, 2 months now?  You say she's so damn hot, but you don't even know if she's single or not.  That's just called being a pussy.  You have neither a penis, nor testicles.  If you want to redeem yourself you need to grope her atleast 5 times at your next encounter without her noticing.  If she does, you better have her in your bed by the end of the night.  Otherwise, you might as well donate your package to someone more deserving, like a lesbian.
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: Roots on January 29, 2005, 07:50:32 AM
I've only met slave-kun 3 times now. Besides I'm her mentor, and acting in the manner you described is not being a mentor, it's being a sex-hound. Sorry if I don't like my balls think instead of my brain. :P



On another note.....I wouldn't mind sharing my package with a lesbian. :o
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: Zellgadus on March 20, 2005, 06:44:00 PM
I like the manga better.
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: Reiyon on March 23, 2005, 09:39:38 AM
I like the anime over the manga. :3
It might be a wrong way to judge but, sorry, I just can't read or watch something with artwork I don't like.... ~_~
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: JackGrover on March 28, 2005, 12:56:27 PM
I've watched the first 8 TV episodes and I do like them a lot, but I prefer the interaction, and tension, caused by the need for a more personal relationship with a "Key" in order to bring forth a Child.  Not to mention that in the manga, the Key dies if the Child is destroyed.  Now THERE is an interesting plot twist!  Especially for Tate who is a Key for two HiME's.  Hmmmm, could he be the exception to the rule?  We'll just have to wait and see!  Well, those of us here in the States that can't read Japanese yet.  The only thing about the manga that turns me off is that it's gotten much to "busy".  As if the artwork has taken a backseat to the need for getting it out faster.  That's where the Anime rocks.  The settings work well to advance the story.  As in Ichigo 100% and I's, you need that detail in the backgrounds.  Oops, looks like my time is up here.
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: Undark on May 20, 2005, 05:12:32 AM
I dunno, something about the anime is pissing me off. If I were to describe it in 1 word, I would choose: simplistic. This applies especially to the fight scenes. It's always the same thing, same scene, same attack used again and again (really obvious when it comes to the Child). The story seems to have some depth to it, but the artist keeps holding back on it and only lets out bits and piece of it.

btw, I am basing this arguement over the first 12 episodes of the anime, and I havent read the manga yet. I hope the series gets better as I watch the remaining episodes.

Edit: Finished the series, the story got a bit darker and the action got a bit better. But I still stand by my original comment of the begining being kinda boring...
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: kryu on June 20, 2005, 05:01:49 PM
I thought the anime was finished.... ???
How come the manga still go on???
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: da MiGHTy pLUm! on June 20, 2005, 06:12:51 PM
The manga and anime have nothing to do with each other.
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: [H]eaven[Z] on November 06, 2005, 05:29:37 AM
ehhhh..... the manga... had ended long time ago..... no offence to the yanime staff... the anime... i find tat SHINHO IS DAMN IRRITATING MAN... all she do is ONII-CHAN~~~~ etc etc... so thus... i prefer the manga... cause in the anime... from wad i heard... mai and tate's relationship nvr even reach tat point tat is the same as the manga.. so its stupid... and.. in the anime... they dun even need their keys ard to summon their child la... which is so gay... cause... their child die.. the person... whom dun even noe whether they are the most impt person in the hime's life will jus die for nothing... Zzzzz... so like nt fair la... then in the anime... in one of the episodes... why was tate like dieing when his senior was abt to kiss mai ah?? tat one i dun understand... and the anime... mai thinks the most impt person in her life is takumi when it is wrong la... so itss like super gay la... she protect the wrong person... Zzzzzz.....
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: captn charisma on December 11, 2005, 12:50:16 PM
i think the anime is much better......

The ending to the anime had a much more grandiose earth shattering feeling to it....whereas the ending to the manga seemed a bit smaller in scale......

plus, i enjoyed more the personal tragedies we witnessed in the anime, when all of the hime's partners kept on dying...  (don't anyone tell me tate's death didn't make you sad...)..

the manga had a kinda "conspiricy theory" feel to it.....didn't really like it too much
Title: Re: Anime versus manga
Post by: Undark on December 23, 2005, 08:05:01 AM
I finished the manga the other day. It feels really rushed compared to the anime. Some of the characters you barely get know them. And the scans were really crap too. The only thing I liked about it was how it seems to have told a bit more of Natsuki's past.