Which is better? OP manga vs OP anime

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Which is better? OP manga vs OP anime

Postby ahill1 » 12 Aug 2017, 20:12

For pre timeskip, as the answer should be obvious for post TS :CC

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Re: Which is better? OP manga vs OP anime

Postby Fantastische Hure » 12 Aug 2017, 20:34

I've never read the (or a for that matter) manga. The anime was gr9, though.

I don't know whether you can compare the two though. Different mediums. Some people might have their preferences, but comparing the two, I don't know whether you can do that. Anime has advantages like music. Music for One-Piece was gr9 and definitely made for some memorable epic moments. Or the voice-acting. I can think of two scenes right-away...and even more now. Directing in the anime helps too, if done good which I think was done. The opening. Next episode preview. Episode title reading. I guess I want to basically say presentation here, makes a difference.

The manga however is what the anime is from (based-on, but I don't want to use that phrase). Eiichiro Oda created the One-Piece world so you can't take that away and he also created a-lot of the great moments you remember from the anime. How much anime-original can you say gave you goose-bumps, maybe quite a few but a lot more manga scenes. Also like how he cares about his story and has so much planned-out in advance, unlike some other people. In the end there'd be no anime without the manga.
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Re: Which is better? OP manga vs OP anime

Postby Captain Cadaver » 12 Aug 2017, 21:07

Manga still wins since even pre-timeskip, we had a lot of bad, contradictive filler (eg. The Coby/Helmeppo side story contradicting how they and Garp entered the Grand Line, Luffy beating that guy who could make his body 1,000,000 degrees C, etc.) and a decline in animation during the Marineford Arc.

OP Manga >/>> OP Anime even pre-timeskip as a whole, though in terms of dramatic moments, most of them are presented far better in the anime due to the excellent ost and voice acting.

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Re: Which is better? OP manga vs OP anime

Postby ahill1 » 13 Aug 2017, 03:24

@Fantastische Hure --> yeah, I also think the One Piece's soundtrack is really amazing. I find myself constantly hearing it while I do others things (like browse in forums). I dare to say OP's soundtracks are the best in all animes I've ever seen. I might be a bit biased towards the anime (since it was in the anime I was introduced to the OP's world, as well as have seen all its episodes) but in it scenses like Going Meruem's death was arguably better, with the character's voices as well as the soundtrack making it (arguably so) better than the manga. I dunno why, but watching the anime gives me such nostalgic feelings, probably becausee I remember when I was still in school and would constantly watch OP after getting home...


@Captain Cadaver --> there's also a scene of Zoro cutting off steel way before him mastering it in Alabasta, right?



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Re: Which is better? OP manga vs OP anime

Postby Captain Cadaver » 13 Aug 2017, 04:50

like Going Meruem's death
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@Captain Cadaver --> there's also a scene of Zoro cutting off steel way before him mastering it in Alabasta, right?
There is that which I forgot about, during the filler between Loguetown and entering the Grand Line in which Zoro states "there's nothing I can't cut" and proceeds to easily slice through steel. Honestly though, considering his strength feats beforehand, it seems more realistic for a guy who can shrug off building level attacks to be able to destroy steel than not. Oda went pretty awry in terms of feat consistency there.

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Re: Which is better? OP manga vs OP anime

Postby Fantastische Hure » 13 Aug 2017, 16:33

@Fantastische Hure --> yeah, I also think the One Piece's soundtrack is really amazing. I find myself constantly hearing it while I do others things (like browse in forums). I dare to say OP's soundtracks are the best in all animes I've ever seen. I might be a bit biased towards the anime (since it was in the anime I was introduced to the OP's world, as well as have seen all its episodes) but in it scenses like Going Meruem's death was arguably better, with the character's voices as well as the soundtrack making it (arguably so) better than the manga. I dunno why, but watching the anime gives me such nostalgic feelings, probably becausee I remember when I was still in school and would constantly watch OP after getting home...


@Captain Cadaver --> there's also a scene of Zoro cutting off steel way before him mastering it in Alabasta, right?



And thanks for the reply, you two :tapion
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Yeah, bro. The anime got great music. I think they also really know well how to use or position the music in the story (which I assume would be the director's job? Or whose it? I don't know). Definitely one of my favourite sound-tracks/music out there.

The moment Luffy punches Crocodile through the ceiling. The music that plays from 00:40 onward. :alex :alex :alex What makes that even better is that that's not even from the OST or originally made/composed for One-Piece, it's a classical piece from Dvorak. New World Symphony 4th movement.

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Just one moment that's iconic. For other greatness, how about the time Zoro defeats Mr. 1 and that EPIC little talk they have at the end with Zoro's music playing and then showing the location of where they were fighting and the winner? Or the flash-back shown in the fight.
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Re: Which is better? OP manga vs OP anime

Postby ahill1 » 13 Aug 2017, 23:58

It's definitely the job of one of the TOEI's animator, dunno if it's exclusive to the boos though.

I agree the music in general is very well positioned, although in some moments I think I'd prefer another soundtrack compared to the one it was originally put. As example
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when Luffy showed up to fight Doflamingo in their last round, saving Princess Violet from being cutted via Law's powers, I think it's be perfect with a "Luffy Moukou" theme, the same one they played out when Shanks showed himself to stop the Paramount War
--> put in spoilers in case you haven't read it yet.

I didn't like Zoro vs Mr. 1 so much, honestly. I think they (mainly Zoro) talked too much during the fight, with constantly generic characters' blabbers of "I will defeat you, you'll be in my feet when this fight is over" and da fight just didn't seem to flow. That's a problem I've with OP's fight in general, excess of pointless blabber, unlike other fights in others animes like HxH, where they discuss strategies and the opponents' mentality/psychology".

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Re: Which is better? OP manga vs OP anime

Postby Fantastische Hure » 14 Aug 2017, 00:25

It's definitely the job of one of the TOEI's animator, dunno if it's exclusive to the boos though.

I agree the music in general is very well positioned, although in some moments I think I'd prefer another soundtrack compared to the one it was originally put. As example
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when Luffy showed up to fight Doflamingo in their last round, saving Princess Violet from being cutted via Law's powers, I think it's be perfect with a "Luffy Moukou" theme, the same one they played out when Shanks showed himself to stop the Paramount War
--> put in spoilers in case you haven't read it yet.

I didn't like Zoro vs Mr. 1 so much, honestly. I think they (mainly Zoro) talked too much during the fight, with constantly generic characters' blabbers of "I will defeat you, you'll be in my feet when this fight is over" and da fight just didn't seem to flow. That's a problem I've with OP's fight in general, excess of pointless blabber, unlike other fights in others animes like HxH, where they discuss strategies and the opponents' mentality/psychology".
I haven't seen that yet, so yeah can't really comment. I definitely think the way the anime presents certain moments can definitely elevate the feel of a certain shot or scene from the manga.

Like Luffy literally stomping Arlong from the first floor through the Arlong-Park Building. I know this is the reanimated version from the episode of Nami special, but I still think you can see some of the greatness from the original scene. Like look at the way they showed just how the building collapsed, you can really see the impact and how huge a feat that was and also the EPIC music playing along-side that showing everyone's reaction and showing Luffy's face while stomping Arlong through the building. You might not be able to get that in the manga.
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Or Nami being taken-away by Arlong's crew. Really shows how the presentation can positively affect the scene. For example (one of many in the scene) Look at the way they are first talking to themselves and then there's like a white flash/back-ground thing and then shows that Arlong and the crew are still there with that dramatic music playing. You can't get that in the manga. That's upto the anime. And like always without the need to mention, the music obviously.
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Re: Which is better? OP manga vs OP anime

Postby ahill1 » 14 Aug 2017, 02:08

Yeah. I think a scene being more thrilling in the anime isn't just pertained to One Piece, but a thing in general. But I think the manga has its advantage in a sense that you can choose the peace in which you read a scene... in the video you showed about Luffy vs Arlong, for example, I didn't find the "Luffy grabbing Arlong's kiribachi" so intense due to it happening in a too fast peace, whereas in the manga I'd give a good pause in that scene, looking througn all the tension into it. In the anime you are basically lead by the animator's peace (others scenes I think would be better fast peaced). But in general yeah, I scene tends to give you more of a intense feeling in the anime, which is why I opt to watch an anime over reading the manga unless the former is pretty shit in comparison to the latter (like in Berserk). I don't think I'd like HxH nearly as much if I had just read the manga instead of watching da anime, for instance.

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Re: Which is better? OP manga vs OP anime

Postby Fantastische Hure » 14 Aug 2017, 09:49

Yeah. I think a scene being more thrilling in the anime isn't just pertained to One Piece, but a thing in general. But I think the manga has its advantage in a sense that you can choose the peace in which you read a scene... in the video you showed about Luffy vs Arlong, for example, I didn't find the "Luffy grabbing Arlong's kiribachi" so intense due to it happening in a too fast peace, whereas in the manga I'd give a good pause in that scene, looking througn all the tension into it. In the anime you are basically lead by the animator's peace (others scenes I think would be better fast peaced). But in general yeah, I scene tends to give you more of a intense feeling in the anime, which is why I opt to watch an anime over reading the manga unless the former is pretty shit in comparison to the latter (like in Berserk). I don't think I'd like HxH nearly as much if I had just read the manga instead of watching da anime, for instance.
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Re: Which is better? OP manga vs OP anime

Postby sei'taer » 18 Aug 2017, 16:49

When the anime is good, it's really really good. The animation and music makes a scene really great. When it's bad, it's really really bad.

I read the manga, and then watch specific fights in the anime. Luffy vs Blueno is a personal favorite.

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Re: Which is better? OP manga vs OP anime

Postby xmysticgohanx » 19 Aug 2017, 10:52

Probably after Sabaody is when the manga starts to take over
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