This is a forum thread for healthy debate involving the heavy tradeoff achieved between watching anime over the manga or vice versa. Before posting my own opinion to start things off, I wanted to get that there just in case some individuals who respond to this thread will deviate from the subject, an event I wish not to happen. I hope you enjoy the argument itself because its something that's spoken about a lot between me and friends in real life.
For me, it's anime that really gets me. It's fluid instead of static, more organized compared to the artwork and stillness that a manga seems to provide for me. Of course, I see what manga provides, too. An experience that makes the feel of a book mix with the action and hype that a good story does, while at the same time not being a book. While action is handled well in a well written book, a manga brings both the animation of a good fight scene or a hilarious confrontation with the good storytelling of your local bestseller.
What makes an anime better for some than mangas? First off, it's the makeup in comparison to the manga. Some mangas are organized stranger than animes, especially Japanese ones that are adapted and translated without full consideration of its American or English readers. For example, the manga Blue Exorcist was much harder to read than Fullmetal Alchemist, while both animes were perfectly made and animated, will full consideration of the story of the manga. I can even use Fullmetal Alchemist as an exception, since both the manga and the anime use the story in its full dramatic expertise, that of a good animation.
However, the problem with animes stems from the problem with anything adapted from a book/manga/etc.. Derivation from the original story. Sometimes the content in a manga is too much for a 30 to an hour long anime episode. And quality, especially in the United States. Voiceovers, English ones especially, have a tendency of being very poorly created. This can be viewed from a different perspective, Studio Gihilbi's Spirited Away. Compared to the original Japanese dub, the English dub is known to be drastically different, and this can be noticed in Chihiro's voice actress. In the Japanese dub, she sounds more mature, less obnoxious or annoying than the English dub, in which Chihiro sounded more like an 8 year old than a rising teen.
And then we consider, among the animes of the world, the One Piece English Dub.
*facepalm* Jesus H. Christ, was that a trainwreck.
These are my only ideas that can support both sides of this argument, but I want to hear your ideas, fellow Nerds of Nerd Forum. Post your opinions, and possibly correct me on any incorrect info.