Welcome to the NHK-Anime or the manga or the novel?

Non-Eva Anime and Manga discussion

Moderators: Rebuild/OT Moderators, Board Staff

shinji_ryoji_89
Shamshel
Shamshel
User avatar
Age: 31
Posts: 263
Joined: Jun 12, 2010
Location: Mexico
Gender: Male
Contact:

Welcome to the NHK-Anime or the manga or the novel?

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby shinji_ryoji_89 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:26 pm

I'm very interested in this story. However, do you think I should read the manga or the novel or watch the anime first?
Last edited by shinji_ryoji_89 on Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Xard
Banned
User avatar
Posts: 14236
Joined: Jan 03, 2008

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Xard » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:27 pm

Manga is supposedly infinitely better so if you want to enjoy both watch first anime and then read manga in order to not ruin the anime experience

kinda what one should do with Bokurano

Merridian
Angel
Angel
User avatar
Posts: 3350
Joined: Jun 24, 2009
Location: Merriland

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Merridian » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:41 pm

Dunno about the manga but the anime blows. You might want to just skip both and read the novel they're based on instead, though. That's supposed to be really good.

shinji_ryoji_89
Shamshel
Shamshel
User avatar
Age: 31
Posts: 263
Joined: Jun 12, 2010
Location: Mexico
Gender: Male
Contact:

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby shinji_ryoji_89 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:43 pm

I just threw in the novel there into the mix. I didn't know it existed. Is it readily available, though?

Xard
Banned
User avatar
Posts: 14236
Joined: Jan 03, 2008

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Xard » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:00 pm

I didn't know it has been translated

Merridian
Angel
Angel
User avatar
Posts: 3350
Joined: Jun 24, 2009
Location: Merriland

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Merridian » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:31 pm

It was available at one time, but it was a TokyoPop release. They never keep anything in print for very long. Now you'll have to settle for Amazon Marketplace, eBay, or other second-/third-hand sellers with terrible prices.

So... no, it's not that readily available. I hadn't realized the western release was already OOP when I made my comment. Sorry, dude

Killer Bee
Nerv Employee
Nerv Employee
User avatar
Age: 30
Posts: 1428
Joined: May 16, 2010
Location: United States
Gender: Male

You'll become a NEET if you pirate manga. Scientific fact.

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Killer Bee » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:08 pm

I thought the anime was pretty good. I'd watch it a second time.

I do hear that the manga is better, though, so my advice is to watch the anime online and then go buy the manga(because the manga industry is in dire need of your moneys, so stop being a cheapskate and buy something dammit).

Sachi
Oh Daddy!
Oh Daddy!
User avatar
Age: 27
Posts: 10151
Joined: Aug 29, 2006
Location: Hollywoo
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Sachi » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:24 pm

I really enjoyed the anime, but I haven't tried out the manga. I say go in alphabetical order of medium.
- Sachi

I host the discord server for the EvaGeeks forums. Join us! https://discord.gg/aBQ3F6M9yp

BrikHaus
Dokutah Tenma
Dokutah Tenma
User avatar
Posts: 6301
Joined: Feb 11, 2006
Location: Attending Physician - AKA: Hell
Contact:

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby BrikHaus » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:36 pm

View Original PostMerridian wrote:Dunno about the manga but the anime blows. You might want to just skip both and read the novel they're based on instead, though. That's supposed to be really good.

Ignore this troll. The anime rules. It is the by far the best anime Gonzo ever produced. I know that doesn't mean much since Gonzo is the worst anime studio of all time, but the series actually is quite good.
Awesomely Shitty
-"That purace has more badassu maddafaakas zan supermax spaceland."
-On EMF, as a thread becomes longer, the likelihood that fem-Kaworu will be mentioned increases exponentially.
-the only English language novel actually being developed in parallel to its Japanese version involving a pan-human Soviet in a galactic struggle to survive and to export the communist utopia/revolution to all the down trodden alien class and race- one of the premise being that Khrushchev remains and has abandoned Lysenko stupidity

Xard
Banned
User avatar
Posts: 14236
Joined: Jan 03, 2008

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Xard » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:38 pm

View Original PostBrikHaus wrote:Ignore this troll. The anime rules. It is the by far the best anime Gonzo ever produced. I know that doesn't mean much since Gonzo is the worst anime studio of all time, but the series actually is quite good.


Didn't Gonzo also do stuff like Gankutsuou, though...

just sayin'

most common criticism of anime I've heard goes something like "fantastic first half, shit second half" but I don't know if it's true given that I've only seen first few eps once and read the first volume of manga

child of Lilith
Celestial Serendipity
Celestial Serendipity
User avatar
Posts: 11158
Joined: Mar 03, 2008
Location: Egg of Lilith

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby child of Lilith » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:57 pm

Read the novel. The anime and manga are nowhere near as good.
"Let the right one in. Let the old dreams die. Let the wrong ones go. They cannot do, what you want them to do."- Morrissey, Let the Right One Slip In

"Happy people can be so cruel"- Claudia, Silent Hill 3

"everlasting, true love, I am yours"- Rule of Rose

BrikHaus
Dokutah Tenma
Dokutah Tenma
User avatar
Posts: 6301
Joined: Feb 11, 2006
Location: Attending Physician - AKA: Hell
Contact:

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby BrikHaus » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:45 pm

View Original PostXard wrote: most common criticism of anime I've heard goes something like "fantastic first half, shit second half"

The first half was lots of jokes and homages to lolis. The second half was plot and character development. So of course fat, digusting, pedo-otakus didn't like the critical second half.
Awesomely Shitty
-"That purace has more badassu maddafaakas zan supermax spaceland."
-On EMF, as a thread becomes longer, the likelihood that fem-Kaworu will be mentioned increases exponentially.
-the only English language novel actually being developed in parallel to its Japanese version involving a pan-human Soviet in a galactic struggle to survive and to export the communist utopia/revolution to all the down trodden alien class and race- one of the premise being that Khrushchev remains and has abandoned Lysenko stupidity

Defectron
Tentacle Girl
Tentacle Girl
User avatar
Posts: 5843
Joined: Apr 09, 2005
Location: 5th dimension

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Defectron » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:51 pm

You know I actually have the nhk novel but never got around to reading it. But yeah I thought the anime was pretty good.
Parasite Galaxy: An experimental webcomic

http://www.parasitegalaxy.com/ Updates Monday and Thursday. Vote for me on top webcomics

If you want to support this comic buy something from me on amazon

child of Lilith
Celestial Serendipity
Celestial Serendipity
User avatar
Posts: 11158
Joined: Mar 03, 2008
Location: Egg of Lilith

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby child of Lilith » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:54 pm

^Read it Defectron. You won't regret it.
"Let the right one in. Let the old dreams die. Let the wrong ones go. They cannot do, what you want them to do."- Morrissey, Let the Right One Slip In

"Happy people can be so cruel"- Claudia, Silent Hill 3

"everlasting, true love, I am yours"- Rule of Rose

Merridian
Angel
Angel
User avatar
Posts: 3350
Joined: Jun 24, 2009
Location: Merriland

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Merridian » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:23 am

View Original PostBrikHaus wrote:The first half was lots of jokes and homages to lolis. The second half was plot and character development. So of course fat, digusting, pedo-otakus didn't like the critical second half.
if by "plot" and "character development" you mean atrociously paced and laughably overdramatic writing about pyramid schemes and MMORPGs, then sure it had plenty of that. Fortunately all of the wittier criticisms and interesting character development occurred in the first half. Second half just threw everything the first 12-some episodes established out the window in favor misplaced melodrama. There wasn't any more criticism there that hadn't already been present from the start.

But if you dig terrible drama then sure, NHK is great.

I agree that it's the best work of Gonzo's I've seen, but that isn't saying much. I haven't seen Gankutsuou, though.

shinji_ryoji_89
Shamshel
Shamshel
User avatar
Age: 31
Posts: 263
Joined: Jun 12, 2010
Location: Mexico
Gender: Male
Contact:

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby shinji_ryoji_89 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:52 am

Grrrggh, I have to admit that I'd prefer to read the book and it turns out to be the most expensive and least accessible thing. I guess it's another thing to save money for!

MasonFighter
Tunniel
Tunniel
User avatar
Age: 29
Posts: 179
Joined: Nov 10, 2010
Location: BC, Canada
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby MasonFighter » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:28 am

I enjoy the Tokyopop novel (which I actually own) and the Anime, but I don't really enjoy the Manga.
"In every age, in every place, the deeds of men remain the same."
"Wars are rarely fought between good and evil; Most are between one good and another good."

toe mash
Bridge Bunny
Bridge Bunny
User avatar
Age: 28
Posts: 1664
Joined: Sep 07, 2009
Location: Somewhere in [CLASSIFIED
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby toe mash » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:20 am

The anime was very good, what are you people on about :shrug:

InstrumentalityOne
Strawberries & Peaches
Strawberries & Peaches
User avatar
Age: 26
Posts: 6055
Joined: Aug 10, 2010
Location: Vienna
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby InstrumentalityOne » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:01 am

Read the novel first.

Then the anime and if you liked the end of the anime, read the manga.

backseatjesus
Pilot
Pilot
Age: 29
Posts: 2235
Joined: Apr 16, 2009
Location: North Carolina

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby backseatjesus » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:32 pm

I'm pretty sure you could find the novel online translated by fans.


Return to “Anime and Manga”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests