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In general do you prefer .... 

46%
3,114 deviants said both
33%
2,217 deviants said manga
17%
1,156 deviants said anime
4%
280 deviants said neither >.<

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:iconmartialartis:
Martialartis Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really enjoy both, but I stick to mangas, 'cause my internet kinda blew up last time I *tried* to watch an anime
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:iconcreamynutella:
CreamyNutella Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
I watch a lot anime more, but if I can get an actual manga(in book format rather than online), I would prefer that.
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:iconayusakura:
ayusakura Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
whoever voted neither should die D:
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:iconrosiare:
Rosiare Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
whats thw difference
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:iconbyebi:
Byebi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
i like anime but
if the animation quality is horrible
i cant watch it q-q
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Tristen7777777 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Anime, I don't really have much of the opportunity to find interesting mangas, but i do find watching anime cool because of the themes and just the overall motion :)

no offense to mangas, they are cool, but i just find anime more entertaining
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TofuMilkTea Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
eh i used to be big into both until i realized i was falling asleep while reading/watching them so now i just draw it i guess? x.x
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:icongrahamcrackersamurai:
Grahamcrackersamurai Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I like manga because its portable and easy to make reference from. :)
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:iconaya-ai:
Aya-Ai Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Manga definitely! I love the art! Sometimes in anime the art is so half-assed that it irritates me...
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:iconventhor78:
Venthor78 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
game :XD: LOL
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:iconlandaas:
Landaas Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Student Photographer
Manga is always less rated... :giggle:
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:iconfangshinobi:
fangshinobi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Manga, because the anime adaptations usually suck. There are exemptions, but a few. But then again, a lot of manga suck, but I usually stick with the ones I like.
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:icondylanio21:
Dylanio21 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Free online manga and shitty dubbed anime.
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I like manga better. Watching anime is too much of a hassle for me, honestly. It makes my computer overheat after like 5 minutes. ;P I feel like watching anime is something I only do now when I need to kill time.
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student General Artist
MANGA, BECAUSE I SAID SO. :|
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:iconshiroshinigami:
ShiroShinigami Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like both cause the manga usually has things that isnt put in the anime. but i like the anime cause it can make things easier to understand or the manga series is too long XD
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:icontheywillcomeagain:
TheyWillComeAgain Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
I prefer manga because I find that the book is always better than the film, or in this case anime. I think the original is always better.
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:iconcaoimhinmarc:
Caoimhinmarc Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am more attracted to motion than still pictures. Anime can let you see what the characters are supposed to be doing, while manga sometimes is confusing.
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:iconllingy:
Llingy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anime, mostly because it's easier to understand for me. Sometimes some parts in Manga confuses me. But I still like Manga, I just don't read it as much.
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:iconxfroggiii:
xFroggiii Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
manga because they're more complete and less censored, or at least here in italy xD
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:iconnoel-elle-dort:
Noel-Elle-Dort Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
manga because i like to listen to music while i see it in my own way.
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:iconargus1002:
Argus1002 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like both, but Manga is much more convenient and I can just sit on the bus and read it on my phone. :3

But animes are enjoyable at times when there aren't fillers.
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:iconlimonadadelaranja:
limonadadelaranja Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
manga =)
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:iconkademorton:
kademorton Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Writer
both, though I end up watching more anime than reading manga simply because its easier to access and I'm lazy...
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:iconcrowra:
CrowRa Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student General Artist
the artist usually has full controll over his story when he makes the manga. but the anime, well, he doesnt realy have any freedom with it...
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:icongensouryuu:
GensouRyuu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It entirely depends on which story you're talking about.
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:iconilosttehgame:
iLostTehGame Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
I dont know why I much prefer reading the manga. But after I read it I will usually watch it as well.
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iLostTehGame Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
BUT I NEVER watch dubs. They make me sick.
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:iconlordofgazelles:
LordOfGazelles Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Well, in general, I like them both, because I can appreciate the original artist's work on the manga, but also appreciate of an entire dedicated team of animators working on the show as well. Animation. Is. Hard. so I'll appreciate good animation almost any time. BUT. I also tend to like looking at art/reading comics/watching shows, that don't necessarily rely on the style that came from Japan, (Manga/Anime) because art originating from western culture also has a lot of offer~ :iconprussiaplz: Like "The Darkness"~
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:iconmalice-daiishi:
Malice-Daiishi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Both ^^ just don't like dramas >.>
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:iconkailover101:
kailover101 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would have to vote Manga, mostly just because you can't find as much english sub/dub anime like you can manga, and the amount of manga that I like is limitless it seems, where anime seems to often be visibly displeasing or overall boring for me.
So anime is nice and all but Manga is definitely a preference for me :D
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geminilaser Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course Anime. Come on :P ! Sound&vision in same time.
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:iconanotherclichejrocker:
anotherclichejrocker Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am too lazy to read manga. I watch the anime but then I am left lost because I missed all the AWESOME from the manga. XD
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:iconforgotten-fantasy:
Forgotten-Fantasy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist
Manga, because it's original awesome stuff. ♥ And because I can't sit still and pay attention to one show for 30 minutes lul.
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SilentAngelz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Manga's are really good when I want to reread a certain scene over and over, or really enjoy the detail, and traveling/easy access. The only bad thing is I find fighting scenes sometimes difficult to keep up on >.<
I tend to watch more anime cuse I enjoy the movement, color, and putting a voice to the face :3 As well as being able to tell whats going on during fighting or whatever.
Both are great though!
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coffeeMAME Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
sometimes i prefer anime, but usually its manga. i hate when you watch it and there are fillers and you just want it to get to the real plot!!!! i like anime better when i havent read the manga already xD or if its not based off a manga (which is rare these days~)
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:iconleewano:
Leewano Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i only watch 2 animes.....but i started with their mangas....the anime version of them just depicted fight scenes sooo well i had to watch the anime version~ (bleach btw lool, and ao no excorcist being the other)~
otherwise...manga is it for me XD
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purpletenshi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Both, generally speaking. But Sometimes, it depends on what I was exposed to first. When it comes to certain anime's like Bleach, I saw the anime first, and in english, so I just prefer it-- it's what I'm used to. However, I read Furuba first, then watched the anime in Japanese, and preffered the manga, and the Japanese version over the english. And in Inuyasha, I prefer english. Princess jellyfish, I prefer Japanese. (and so on and so forth, lol)

Anyways, it really just depends on which adaptation I like better, and which I was exposed to first, the quality of the manga and anime, and preference of plot/storylines.

lol what I rant I just wrote here (sorry 'bout that >.<)
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XxfrecklefreakxX Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
I like manga. Anime is WAY too time-consuming. Half on hour for one episode? I don't think so, when I could read it in less than ten minutes :/ Plus it comes out TONS faster, and stays to the plot.
Manga.
Definitely.
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:iconyaoigirl007:
Yaoigirl007 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like all drawing really even the ones that totally don't look human at all :XD:
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:iconphinnimonster:
Phinnimonster Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011   General Artist
Depends on the series. Sometimes the anime ends up being more interesting than the manga, or vice-versa. For example, I think the Naruto manga is a lot better than the show (which tends to be a little too slow for my liking), as well as the fact that I think Kishimoto's drawings have got a lot more character. On the other hand, I tried reading the Bleach manga and almost died of boredom (this being volume 1, I don't know about the others), but I find the show much more interesting. Haha. And then there are other series, like FMA or Deathnote, with the manga and anime being pretty much equal, so I'm willing to both read and watch.

For the poll I chose "manga", though, because I like deciding on the character's voices myself. It's rare that I watch the TV adaption and go, "YEAH, THAT'S THEIR VOICE." but when that does happen it's awesome. x) I also find it easier to get farther in the story in one sitting with manga. The equivalent of one manga volume in anime tends to be about four episodes, which generally takes a lot longer to watch than just reading the manga (unless the manga is quite dense).
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:iconrobotrabbit:
RobotRabbit Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Generally anime (cuz reeding r hard), but a good manga can beat an anime easy- take Fruits Basket.
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Sorcerer-twins Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Beats the heck out of nick and Disney channel.
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:iconkaru-kanajima:
karu-kanajima Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Both. Anime because it gives more impact when something happens, and Manga because it allows for re-reads and reference (plus it's nice to collect them)
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Karigan-M Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i prefer anime, but i cant find any good ones- and end up reading a ton of manga instead..
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MidnightDestiny04 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love both anime and manga.
The only problem I find is that some series have the anime cut short and the manga goes on longer or the anime boxsets are either hard to find or too expensive so you pretty much have to rely on the manga.
It's awesome for reference though! ^^
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kkbook Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student General Artist
The art is generally better in manga, and with less fillers, but usually I'll watch some of the anime to see if it's good and/or if I like the music. Pretty music is a must. :heart:
But yeah, it really depends on the series... *shrugs*
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childofthedragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Manga mostly because its cheaper but even then book beats tvshow/movie so
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IamDancerXD Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Most of the time, the manga and anime adaptations of a story are equally awesome. Sometimes, the manga is better. Other times, the anime is better.
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:iconvargaschild:
VargasChild Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Manga. I can't stand most anime anymore. :(
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