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Question: What kinds of fights do you prefer to see in manga?
I don't like fighting - votes: 361 (12.8%)
Unrealistic fights, i.e., fights that use magic, ki, ninjitsu, or other special abilities - votes: 1766 (62.8%)
Realistic fights, i.e., fights that could occur in real life - votes: 683 (24.3%)
There were 2810 total votes.
The poll ended: February 1st 2020
Some people argued that even the "realistic" fights aren't that realistic because a person would be incapacitated much more easily than shown in most manga, even ones that are just fighting with their fists.
» VawX on February 1st, 2020, 12:53am
» Sosseres on February 1st, 2020, 12:56am
» F_J on February 1st, 2020, 1:33am
Although there are some novels that I've read after reading the manga adaption that's so close to the original that I feel I'm rereading the series and theres nothing new to be seen. O3o
If its the other way tho.. I read the novel first then I find out there's a manga.. I would 100% read the manga even if the story isn't that great because reading manga is so much faster then reading novels... Cough
» residentgrigo on February 1st, 2020, 2:53am
I like reading the books on which the films I love are based on. 2001, Blade Runner, Fight Club or The Godfather are also all-time great novels. Clockwork Orange, Die Hard or Forrest Gump are good books that were made into all-time greats in translation on the other hand.
There are also cases like Ghost in the Shell or The Witcher (the games, not the 5/10 show) where the adaptations vastly tower over the at best mediocre source material.
» Rouzmary on February 1st, 2020, 4:05am
» Trimutius on February 1st, 2020, 6:06am
» hkanz on February 1st, 2020, 8:53am
» Suxinn on February 2nd, 2020, 3:32am
However, WNs are another story. I started reading some WNs recently, largely because of the isekai villainess craze, and, honestly, most of the time, I still enjoy the manga more. With WNs in particular, it definitely seems like there's a tendency to overexplain things, probably due to a lack of editor, and that's not even mentioning how many MTLs there are that are translating, which makes it difficult to find not only a well-written novel but also a well-translated one as well. Even with my fast reading speed, reading a manga is still much faster than skimming through a poorly written or translated novel, so I'd just stick with the manga, in that case.
» HikaruYami on February 3rd, 2020, 7:29am
Manga is by far my most-consumed media, but the reason for that in the first place is that so often, the manga is the original and anime is adapted from it. I'll still sometimes go and watch anime-original series (though the last one I watched might've been... gatchaman crowds+insight? And the last one before that might've been Code Geass...), but I can't really tolerate anime adapted from manga except when it's a continuation written by the original author (like Dragon Ball Super.......... though the manga is still better). Mostly because they always, always fuck something up.
So, based on that, it'd be pretty damn hypocritical of me to not go read the novel, if I actually like the manga? Haruhi was my first light novel (unsurprising to many, I'm sure), and I've since picked up No Game No Life (for which the novel is still ongoing) and also fully read through Solo Leveling (for which the manhwa is still ongoing). There may be more but I don't remember.
» Spozgar on February 3rd, 2020, 10:54am
» dreamer00013 on February 4th, 2020, 12:28pm
Give me a great book anytime, but translations already lose a lot from the original, if it's not a good translation at that...