Is Anime better than Manga?

Jujustu Kaisen anime and The Promised Neverland manga panel merged

Compare to few years ago these days anime industry is gaining popularity than ever. People who used to think anime is just for kids have also started to watch it because of its vibrant animation with great storyline. However Anime might be better for anime viewer or newbies in anime industry but some fans who reads manga and watch anime thinks manga is better in many ways.

The ongoing debate about which is superior is a endless source of discussion within the vibrant and diverse world of fandom. In actuality, both medium provide a distinct and enriching experience, and the decision between manga and anime frequently comes down to personal taste and the particular aspects of narrative that are important to the individual.

Lets discuss the plus and minuses of both world.


Stories come to life in anime in a way that is separate from the still pages of manga due to its vivid colors, lively animation, and captivating voice acting. Viewers are able to emotionally identify with the characters and their journeys more easily because of the immersive experience that is enhanced by the visual and audio aspects.

Anime is also preferable for action genres as we can easily understand and enjoy the fighting scene. Additionally, anime often includes a carefully chosen soundtrack that enhances the overall atmosphere.

There are some series where anime is better than manga.

1. Demon Slayer

Nezuko in demon form kicking

Demon Slayer has been in trend for its phenomenon animation all thanks to Ufotable Studio. The fierce battles were brought to life through the flowing and dynamic animation. Intense battle between Hashira Tengen Uzui and Gyutaro can be the prime example of it.

2. Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan survey corps in shinjou wo sasageyo position

Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan adapted by WIT Studio and later MAPPA Studio proves that anime adds more depth to the story. Anime enhances the visual appeal of fighting scenes and make it more understandable to the audience.

Anime’s like Hunter X Hunter, Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure, K-ON, Vinland Saga shows how anime can adapt better .

However, there are few downside of anime as well. For Example

Fillers episodes, mostly in shonen anime filler episodes are created which can be entertaining sometimes but are often criticized for disrupting the flow of the main storyline. Like Dragon ball, Naruto, One Piece etc.

Cutting Arcs and Rushed Endings, Some anime adaptations may decide to leave out major plot points or important details from the original work which can be pretty annoying specially if you have read the original work(Manga).


One Piece manga panel

Manga provides a special and personal link to the original work. Because there is no animation, readers are free to go at their own speed, enjoying each panel and taking their time. It also allow the readers to use their imagination to bring the characters and scenes to life as there is no animation.

Reader can enjoy the story without any fillers. By Reading manga readers doesn’t have to worry about pacing and can be up-to-dated with the story. The best part of being a manga reader is you do not have to worry about the spoilers ;

1. The Promised Neverland

The Promised neverland characters

The Promised Neverland also known as Yakusoku no Nebārando has faced a dramatic shift with its anime adaptation, which had previously captured readers with its complex plot and gripping storytelling. Although the anime’s first season was praised for its faithful adaptation, many fans felt deceived when an important arc(The Goldy Pond Arc) was deleted in the second season. The frustration fans felt when they realised their favorite character was gone can indicate why Manga’s are preferred.

2. Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Wotakoi cover page

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku is a romcom series portray love in the world of otaku. The anime was greatly executed but the otaku inside us was not satisfied as there is still no news about the Second season. Whereas manga has already came to an end on July 16th 2021.

Just like Anime, Manga also have its own downside.

Black and White format, the lack of coloring makes the manga little less appealing as it can get confusing sometime and makes us miss some of tiny background scenes.

Costly, Since serialized manga is usually published in volumes, frequent releases may strain the budget of dedicated readers.

Translation Quality, Original work are written in Japanese, when it gets translated to different languages there are chances when the line can get misinterpreted which leads to misunderstandings and impacting the overall reading experience

As a devoted fan of both anime and manga, I feel both worlds have their own beauty. This is an endless debate, ultimately the choice between anime and manga is subjective and depends on each individual’s perspective and preferences.

Let us know what you feel….

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