Read or Watch: Manga vs Anime

Read or Watch: Manga vs Anime

Anime and manga are two distinct mediums. Manga are graphic novels or comics drawn in black and white. They are released via chapters or volumes and are the base of many anime titles. Anime are TV shows or movies, that are an animated version of the manga source title. Their distinct look or way it's animated is based upon the studio company in charge of the animation. Popular anime titles are released in seasons, otherwise an anime series will run for only one season consisting of either 12 or 24 episodes. With anime and manga being different from each other, which one is considered the preferred medium for any person?

Benefits of Manga

Reading manga is the equivalent of reading comic books. There are thousands of different manga available to the public, and with that many choices, not all manga get an anime adaptation. The same idea goes for comic book series adapted into movies. Depending on the series or the publisher, chapters are released weekly or monthly. There are benefits from reading manga, such as not being constrained to sit and watch a 30-minute episode and the ability to read at your own pace. For example, someone could read three manga chapters in the 30-minute span it takes to watch one episode of the anime. Another example

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