(I guess - is the anime worth the watch? is also covered).
If you’d asked me this a couple of months ago I would have given you a straight-out yes.
My opinion, for the most part, hasn’t changed.
It has changed in the respect of you don’t like reading manga.
(The old anime is 103 episodes long - the new anime starts from where the old one left off, I think at least from the poster)
With the announcement of a new anime in the works - I’d say, see how this anime turns out and where it gets up to with the manga - if you want to carry on with the story, read the manga. (The manga is now a quarterly so it’s updated four times a year with long chapters - I think this is still the case?)
Assuming you’ve watched the anime; if you don’t want to start dgm from the very beginning with the manga, and are hestitant to read it - wait for the new anime, and then maybe pick up the manga where the anime left off. If you want to start the manga from where the last anime left off I believe you start at Chap 156 (it’s on kissmanga).
The anime and manga don’t vary too much I think - although I think two of the Kanda stories don’t actually happen in the manga, and one with Lenalee and that particular exorcist (ask me for more details to avoid spoilers) - maybe a few more. I’m not too sure though as I watched the anime and started the manga from the beginning (and caught up) a while ago.
If you haven’t watched the anime, or just want to read from the start after watching (which is what I did) - I highly recommend this manga to you.
Here is the summary from myanimelist: ‘Towards the end of the 19th century, Allen
Walker officially joins the organization of Exorcists that destroy the
beings known as Akuma—mechanic weapons made by the Millennium Earl with
the suffering souls of the dead. Allen has both a cursed eye and an
anti-Akuma weapon as an arm, bearing the power of “Innocence,” a gift
given to him as an apostle of God. Allen, along with his fellow
Exorcists must put a stop to the Millennium Earl’s ultimate plot that
could lead to the destruction of the world and all who live on it.’
Thoughts of my own (I’m not going to go too indepth to avoid spoilers); highly imaginative, intelligent and exciting plot. A great bunch of characters (one of my all time favourite amongst them) - the main is Allen, along with Kanda (they have a rivalry or hatred for one another - you know, the usual), Lenalee (a well-developed, smart and strong female character), and Lavi (a kind of goofy character on the surface, but he is actually pretty deep). All of them have very interesting backgrounds. The world-building is fantastic. The villains are fully fleshed out and interesting. Minor characters are also key to the story - there’s many, many great ones (I love Miranda!!). I love the setting too, they do travel - but I love seeing whever they go. The art is superb - and only improves the further you read.
If you are not a massive fan of romance, like me, so far there’s no clear signs of it (although, for once, I do like Lavilena as a romance). Or if you do like romance - there’s still plenty of opportunity to ship, there are some minor character romances and the series is super great anyway - friendship!!
I don’t know. It’s definitely my favourite manga, if what’s up there doesn’t interest you maybe ask someone else’s opinion or it might just not be for you.
You should be excited about the new anime because; get more on Kanda’s backstory, Allen’s situation - I don’t want to go into too much detail but what is coming, if done right, is going to be so exciting.
(If you have only read the manga - there’s a song which Allen plays in the anime and it’s really nice.)
I hope you have a lovely day. This is posted from my review and rec blog where I talk about books, anime, tv shows and movies. Thank you for reading :)
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