between the Anime and the Manga - Intro
I’m gonna be
posting the differences between the anime and the manga for every
episode. I’ll be doing each episode of s2 as it comes out,
and in between each episodes, I’ll be doing s1.
Just like many
others, I was hyped for season 2, so I decided to re-watch season 1 of
the anime. It was only my 3rd
time watching s1, and this time, I decided to re-read the manga as
well along the way, just to see what kind of changes the anime
I read the manga
more than 10 times, and even though I knew that there were many
changes in the anime, I was still surprised by how much.
First, I wanna say
that I love the anime, I think the animation is amazing, the voice
acting is perfect, and the music is beautiful. I liked watching every
scene from the manga animated, and I liked watching fillers
that we knew happened in the manga, but they weren’t shown (for
example in ep26 that would be Mike slicing up the Titans, that was awesome).
So I’m hyped for season 2, and I can’t wait to watch all those
amazing manga panels animated.
However, I don’t
like when scenes from manga are deleted or changed, and I’m not
interested to watch someone else’s head-cannons.
So, most of us are aware about the complication in Hange’s gender. In the anime, Hange is a ‘she’, as what we can hear and see in her character voice and image. There are also a couple of times where she wasn’t referred to as gender-neutral but rather a woman.
(I believe there’s an animated version of the panels below and I guess it’s safe to get the manga/Isayama’s version. There may be difficulty in the translations in English but in the Japanese version, Levi may have referred Hange in gender-neutral)
Anime-only watchers wouldn’t be quite bothered with her gender because of how clear it is shown in the anime that she is indeed a woman. However, let’s take a look with how Isayama depicts the character in regards with the manga, the series’ source material.
I observed how the mangaka does quite a bit of changes in Hange’s body. Like for example, there are few instances where Hange looks lean and tall that Hange can be considered as a man because of the lack of curves. If Hange’s figure is consistent, Hange will not be mistaken a woman aside from the long hair (some men grow their hair longer and nevertheless look masculine). However,
Some panels in the manga confuses me with the chest part. If Hange’s a woman, she will have very small breasts, almost unnoticeable to the point that she may look like a chopping board. But if he’s a man, it will look rather feminine on him and that’s the time that Hange will be mistaken as a woman.
I wonder why Isayama bothered with the eyelashes when I think it is one of the most evident part of the body when differentiating male and female (it may be different with other series and their mangakas but I noticed Isayama doesn’t put excessive lines on the eyes of male characters to serve as eyelashes, correct me if I’m wrong). So I’ve come into conclusion that Hange Zoe is female based on her SEX. Basically, it refers to her anatomical reproductive system but she prefers her GENDER to be gender-neutral, where Isayama stated that Hange’s gender is up to the readers. Gender, as constructed by the society in taking masculine or feminine side; with how one perceive his/her gender identity within oneself.
In all honesty,I find it really interesting for Isayama to complicate Hange’s gender. But still, our dearest shitty glasses will always be interesting regardless of her gender. Thinking that she’s open with whatever gender people may view her as, it makes me think of how broad-minded and unbiased person she is with other people in regards to Gender Identity.
Excuse me Bendy? Can toons die of a broken heart? Is it possible for toons to die of sadness? Emotions can either increase or decrease the production of important hormones such as adrenaline. Adrenaline has the effect of narrowing the main arteries, putting a person in a situation where they may die of heart failure. Humans can die of sadness and a broken heart. I just wanted to know about the toons can die of sadness and a broken heart.
“To answer your question… No, we can’t die of heartbreaks. Our author can draw the death, but we’ll never truly die.
As long as people draw us, we never die. That’s why I like fan Doujinshis and fanfictions.”
Mamoru brings Chibi-Usa home and between him and Usagi hangs this very awkward silence and again, it’s so refreshing for me that Chibi-Usa is portrayed unlike her 90s counterpart. Instead of coming between Usagi and Mamoru, Chibi-Usa silently follows Ikuko into the house and gives both of them space - and now, they have to confront their feelings (they fail at it, but still). They are both new at this - love, relationships and jealousy - and don’t know how to deal with it, that’s becoming painstakingly clear. At the same time, if not for Ikuko, Usagi and Chibi-Usa might also have the chance to talk - you can see how wistfully Chibi-Usa looks at Usagi. As it is, their relationship is still very shaky and continues to be so.
Usagi feels guilty for the way she treated Chibi-Usa, as we saw in the beginning of the episode. However, when she sees that Chibi-Usa was so close to Mamoru (yet again), she is confused and also hurt. Usagi doesn’t trust Chibi-Usa. She’s afraid that she’s actually a villain, that she works with the people who kidnapped Mars and seeing her so close to Mamoru (who is so trusting, perhaps even too much) doesn’t seem right to her. Yes, there is jealousy. Yes, Usagi has to learn to share the people she loves. But again, Usagi isn’t portrayed as irrational. Her emotions are valid and you can feel for her because they aren’t exaggerated. And Mamoru picks up on that. He understands her which is why he smiles reassuringly at her.
Mamoru trusts Chibi-Usa which is something Usagi can’t relate to (I talk about the reasons at length here) but he is very understanding of her feelings. He sees why it’s difficult for Usagi and tries to mediate between the two of them. He doesn’t come off as patronising (the same goes for Luna); instead, he encourages her to talk. He asks if she’s feeling better. Now, you get the feeling that Usagi doesn’t want to come off as petty, she doesn’t accuse him of anything but she has a hard time doing so. She turns her back to him and stays very matter-of-fact when relying that Chibi-Usa has a Crystal similar to her own. She doesn’t want to make a scene, she wants to appear calm and collected but she’s terribly confused. Again, both of them on their own but also their relationship is so easy to relate to. Usagi and Mamoru are teenagers in their first real relationship - the supernatural themes are just enforcing real-life struggles.
That’s what I loved about the manga, that their relationship developed step by step. It wasn’t easy, there were a lot of misunderstandings but they always talked about it, learned from the experience and moved on. It’s only partly a “Miracle Romance” - if you take out the reincarnation, the superhero battles and the utopian future, their relationship might not be perfect or miraculous, but very realistic which seems to have been Naoko’s intention.
[That’s why I’m so glad that there is an animated version of the manga. Don’t get me wrong, I love the manga and it’s whimsical drawing style, the powerful poses with the flowery imagery, the characters’ expressions, no matter if funny or serious. And I’m sad that some scenes I really liked in the manga were cut in Crystal. But an anime can do so many things to emphasise some ideas the manga could only touch upon, e.g. by using music, time lapses/slow motions, and of course the voice-actors in general - Crystal’s voice actors are amazing, Imo. And I said it before, but Crystal really benefits from knowing the whole five arcs. It’s something that always confused me about the manga/anime industry that they made an anime alongside the manga. I get that it’s profitable to use the hype that might surround the manga or to gain a broader audience for both - and it might work for stories with a loose plot - but for a heavily serialised form with a lot of character development, the anime version often seems to suffer (but this might have changed in recent years, Idk). The same would go for books/movies/TV shows, e.g. it will be very difficult for GoT after the next season without a new book to follow. Anyway, Crystal has the advantage of knowing the characters and their struggles and really focuses on that.]
This little scene right here underlines what I just said. It’s almost the same in the manga: Mamoru tells Usagi that Chibi-Usa might have come looking for Sailor Moon, so she can help her mother. But here in Crystal, it feels as if he’s saying it because he knows fully well that this plea for help might resonate with Usagi. First, he appeals to Usagi’s role as Sailor Moon who saves and protects innocents. And Usagi already proved how seriously she takes her role as a hero. And at the same time, Usagi is very compassionate. She makes friends out of the most unlikely people because she sees more in them and because she doesn’t believe rumours or outward appearances. CrystalMamoru already commented on that special gift of hers, particularly in episode 6 and he’s counting that Usagi will do the same with Chibi-Usa. And you can see that Usagi wants to be the hero Mamoru always sees in her. But wishing for something and acting accordingly are two very different things and at this moment, she’s not ready because she’s so caught up in her own issues. Ah yes, delicious angst, unresolved issues, misunderstandings - count me in. ^.^
so i was reading chapter thirty-four of the manga when i noticed something that bothered me…
now, the above page isn’t what bothers me. what bothers me is that in the anime equivalent of this chapter, it isn’t armin who is holding eren, but rather…
mikasa. now, i’m confused. in the manga, where is mikasa?
still up on the wall.
the anime unnecessarily switched armin for mikasa in this scene, and it’s not the first time i’ve noticed this happening. the anime substitutes a lot of armin/eren moments with mikasa/eren moments, for no good reason, and it bothers me to no end. :-/////
To anyone that’s confused, the manga was misplaced in a “free copy” zone in a store since it has “0 yen” printed on. They gave 11 copies for free because of this before they realized the mistake. (The manga is supposed to come as a bonus for anyone who buys all BD/DVDs.
I'm really confused though, is the manga's ending... just that? It left so many questions unanswered ;^; Or is there a continuation to it?
The main arc in the manga, yes, it’s done. That was the ending, rushed as it is and no response for a lot of things xD The only continuation in manga form are the gaidens, there’s 4 chapters so far and we entered some sort of hiatus but they never announced it’s cancelled or anything. We need to wait and see what happens.
Now, the manga never adapted the last arc from the novels (the anime either, and it was even less similar to the novels than the manga). So if you want to enjoy more about this story you can read the light novels and tons of specials related to them here. There’s a lot of material besides the manga for anyone who wants more, just check that page ^^
Okay I'm confused about the manga stream translation for kirishima. In regards to the one exception do you think this mean that even if he was using his quirk, he can be injured if somebody kicked him in the dekus? Aka down there?
I think if anyone could survive being decked in the dekus it would be Kiri (and Tetsu).