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Old 01-11-22, 02:32 PM
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What decent anime sourced from manga are better in manga form? I know the Claymore manga is better than the anime.
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What decent anime sourced from manga are better in manga form? I know the Claymore manga is better than the anime.
Most of them (but not Usagi Drop. never Usagi Drop.)?

Like Claymore, a bunch of them don't have enough headway to make it to the end of the manga so they either put in a ton of filler in between to let the manga get ahead or they make up their own ending (which is what Claymore did). Though in recent times if it's popular enough a second anime gets made that covers everything (Full Metal Alchemist, Fruits Basket, Hunter x Hunter... well not everything for HxH, but more)

I know you asked for examples, so let me think:
Berserk (though I'd hardly call the more recent adaptation "decent")
A Silent Voice (a great movie but obviously the story was condensed a lot)
Akame Ga Kill
One Punch Man
Kengan Ashura
KareKano (great, but they ran out of budget)
Promised Neverland (really no excuse for this one... the manga ending wasn't great but they veered off for no reason, it was all done)
Tokyo Ghoul
Gantz

These are manhua but
Tower of God
God of Highschool

and even old school ones like Fist of the North Star and Slam Dunk.

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What decent anime sourced from manga are better in manga form?
A Silent Voice. I loved the movie. But the manga's better. It gives the characters and their motivations much more depth. Especially for the side characters.

I'll also add Farewell, My Dear Cramer. The anime was awful. But I really enjoyed the manga.

And a guilty pleasure is Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear. The manga and LN are both fun. The anime was so disappointing and missing all the charm.

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Old 01-27-22, 07:06 PM
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Everything I've read since 1/7:
Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 6 (I found this series incredibly boring so I dropped it)
Nicola Traveling Around the Demon's World Vol. 1-4
The Flowers of Evil Complete Vol.1-4
The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today Vol. 1-2
A Journal of My Father
Love on the Other Side - A Nagabe Short Story Collection
ACCA 13 Vol. 1-6
ACCA 13: P.S. Vol. 1-2
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There are two Kickstarter campaigns that launched earlier this week. Even though they aren't exactly manga related but it may interest some.


Maurice Leblanc's ARSENE LUPIN, GENTLEMAN THIEF, illustrated by Vincent Mallie
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...entleman-thief

$51,800 pledged of $7,500 goal
1,124 backers
14 days to go

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Vampire Hunter D: Message from Mars Hardcover Graphic Novel Collector's Edition
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$165,201 pledged of $30,000 goal
1,671 backers
22 days to go
Old 02-17-22, 01:08 PM
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https://www.shueisha.co.jp/wp-conten...2Febfainal.pdf

4 Publishers Filed Lawsuit against Cloudflare, Seeking Injunction against
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filed a lawsuit against Cloudflare, Inc. (headquarter: San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) in the Tokyo District
Court, seeking an injunction against the public transmission and reproduction of piracy contents and
compensation for damages. The amount of damages claimed is based on one work by each plaintiff,
and $ 4 million in total for 4 works as a partial claim.

The plaintiffs 4 publishers, together with their legal advisors*, have been repeatedly called for
Cloudflare concerning 9 specific piracy sites which clearly infringe copyrights and the infringing content
illegally stored on those sites:
- stop public transmissions through Cloudflare’s server;
- stop temporary caching of Cloudflare's servers in Japan; and
- cancel contracts with operators of piracy sites that are clearly illegal.

Although Cloudflare eventually responded that they had taken the necessary measures for the
sites in question, the company refused to provide any specific explanation as to which sites they had
taken what measures. Above all, it is difficult to believe that the company has taken effective measures
when the sites in question continue to operate at the same communication speed as before.
Furthermore, technical verification by experts shows that there is a high probability that the piracy sites
are still using the company's services and caching are still utilized.

Based on the above background and recognition of the current situation, the 4 publishers have
filed a lawsuit against Cloudflare, seeking an injunction against the public transmission and reproduction
of piracy contents and compensation for damages.

Cloudflare is one of the largest content delivery network (CDN) providers in the world.
Cloudflare provides its service to 9 of the top 10 malicious piracy sites in terms of traffic as of December
2021 (provided its services to more than half of the top 10 sites for many months).

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from users, while at the same time ensuring the communication speed of the sites by delivering data
from the server closest to the users. The service itself is recognized as one of the public services essential
for maintaining a comfortable Internet environment. The services provided by CDN providers in various
countries are recognized as one of the public services that are indispensable for maintaining a
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illegal or unfair content.

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of telecommunications infrastructure.

Operating a pirate site is a criminal act. In order to fulfill our role as a publisher, entrusted rights
on contents that authors have poured their heart and soul into creating and to distribute them in an
appropriate manner, Shueisha will continue to take strict action against infringements, both criminal and
civil. We would like to ask for the understanding and cooperation of our readers and all related parties.
Advisory Counsels(*) Kensaku Fukui, Tatsuo Ninoseki and Hajime Idei = Kotto-dori Law Office; Tetsuo
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February 1, 2022
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Hayao Miyazaki's Shuna's Journey Manga (Hardcover) available for pre-order (November 1, 2022):

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Everything I've read since 1/27:
Sazan & Comet Girl
An Invitation from a Crab
Wandering Son (complete series)
Red Snow
Giant Spider & Me Volumes 1-3 (complete series)
Boys Run the Riot Vol 4 (final volume)
Grand Blue Dreaming Vol 1-2 (really disliked this series so dropped it)
Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Vol 1
Golden Kamuy Vol 1
Kaiji No. 8 Vol 1
Ghostly Things Vol 1-3 (complete series)
Chainsaw Man Vol 1
Goodbye, My Rose Garden Vol 1-3 (complete series)
Eagle: The Making of an Asian American President Omnibus Vol 1
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I just finished Vagabond. What an amazing story. If you like historical/samurai stuff, check it out.
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I’m going to give Kaiju #8 a try.
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I just finished Vagabond. What an amazing story. If you like historical/samurai stuff, check it out.
Wait, did Vagabond actually finish? I thought it had been on indefinite hiatus. Inoue is amazing.
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Wait, did Vagabond actually finish? I thought it had been on indefinite hiatus. Inoue is amazing.
No, it's still on hiatus. I meant that I'd read what's available (327 chapters). I hope he eventually comes back and finishes the story.
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"We will resume the serialization of Berserk."

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I was blown away the other day when I came across a stack of manga being sold at...Five Below. These appear to be special "starter" editions of volumes 1 for a couple popular series.
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I was blown away the other day when I came across a stack of manga being sold at...Five Below. These appear to be special "starter" editions of volumes 1 for a couple popular series.
Yeah, they're cheaper quality but also at a cheaper price.

At least in my area Targets have been getting the first volume and recent volumes of some of the more popular series, like Jujutsu Kaisen, DB Super, Komi Can't Communicate, Toilet Kun whatever, MHA, Spy X Family, and others, at 20% off, and it did stack with the b2g1f that they just had. Just a pain finding volumes. I found a store with most of the MHA volumes I was missing only after the sale ended, so I guess I'm waiting for Rightstuf's Black Friday again.
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50 Animated Years of LUPIN THE 3rd (Deluxe Edition): $74.99 https://www.magnetic-press.com/50-ye...lupin-the-3rd/

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From legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki comes Shuna's Journey, a new manga classic about a prince on a quest for a golden grain that would save his land, never before published in English!

Shuna, the prince of a poor land, watches in despair as his people work themselves to death harvesting the little grain that grows there. And so, when a traveler presents him with a sample of seeds from a mysterious western land, he sets out to find the source of the golden grain, dreaming of a better life for his subjects.

It is not long before he meets a proud girl named Thea. After freeing her from captivity, he is pursued by her enemies, and while Thea escapes north, Shuna continues toward the west, finally reaching the Land of the God-Folk.

Will Shuna ever see Thea again? And will he make it back home from his quest for the golden grain?

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Shuna's Journey (hardcover manga, 160 pages story and art by Hayao Miyazaki) is currently $19.59 @ Amazon.

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If you're looking for something fun and heartwarming, check out Maou no Musume wa Yasashisugiru!! (The Demon King's Daughter Is Too Kind!!). It ran for 23 short chapters. I don't think it got an official US release, but it's available fansubbed. I've read it a few times, and it always puts a huge smile on my face.

https://myanimelist.net/manga/121945..._Yasashisugiru

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Everything I read in December:
The Innocent
The Karman Line
Akira (complete series)
Dungeon People Vol 1
Romantic Killer Vol 1
Short Cuts Vol 1-2
Futari Escape Vol 1
Ex-Yakuza & Stray Kitten Vol 1
Emma (complete series)
Avant-Garde Yumiko
Coffee Moon Vol 1
The Two of Them Are Pretty Much Like This Vol 1
Kaoru Mori: Anything & Something
Last Gender Vol 1
Shirley Vol 1
Antique Bakery (complete series)
A School Frozen in Time (Complete series)
Embrace Your Size: My Own Body Positivity
Mizuno & Chayama
Insufficent Direction
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Everything I read in January 2023:

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Have you shown off your bookshelf yet?

I gave up collecting most manga a few years ago because I just ran out of space, though I have gotten some manga for my daughter (even though it would take her the rest of her teenage years to read through what I already have). I should go find my Cross Game volumes.

Even for Jojo, I skipped out on the third arc because I already had the old Viz volumes but man I've been so tempted to buy it just to match the rest of my set.

For her birthday I got her Delicious in Dungeon and Rainbow and Black and now I have to read through these volumes to make sure there's no questionable material. The sacrifices we make for our kids.

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