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  • The seasonal anime split starts, most shows suck but there are a few that look promising.

  • There's one you really like and after hitting episode 4, you're sold on the pitch of the show, hook line and sinker.

  • You're pretty jaded from all the trash isekai anime series that have burned you recently, and you're just waiting for the quality of the plot or animation to tank, but, it doesn't.

  • Fast forward a couple of months.

  • The series finale rolls around and that cliffhanger hits hard, dangling the juicy plot carrot as you slowly become aware of that gaping void within you, yearning for just one more episode.

  • But, what if I told you that you haven't even scratched the surface of the Demon Slayer world, and it only gets better, MUCH better from here.

  • You my friend need to READ. THE. MANGA.

  • Anime Fried Chicken back once again with another Demon Slayer, Kimetsu no Yaiba discussion video.

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  • Right, before you jump straight in and carry on from where the demon slayer anime left off, lets go over the 3 most significant differences between the manga and the anime, so that you're on the same page as the rest of us (pun intended) when you pick up the manga.

  • 1. The Manga has less detail...sometimes

  • UFOtable have done a phenomenal job with this series and regardless whether you like, or cannot stand battle shounen shows, critics have been singing praise for the quality of animation since the premiere of episode 1.

  • Truly showing beserk that 3d digital animation can be done well in anime adaptations. Yikes.

  • In my unpopular opinion, Kimetsu no Yaiba the manga has far less detail in it's panels than other contemporary works published for similar demographics and in similar publishing houses.

  • It doesn't have that jaw droppingwowfactor you're constantly barraged with by the anime.

  • Although, if you are directly comparing the manga and anime as separate entities, the more recent chapters hold their ground and many including myself, believe that both the quality of the art and plot is turned up to 11 pretty much as soon as season 1 ends.

  • The storytelling is a lot darker and the art way more compelling and able to lend itself better to grittier themes. So much blood.

  • 2. Translation.

  • The form names of the total concentration breathing techniques used by the Demon Slayers vary across all the different platforms and interpretations of the source material.

  • The manga fan scanlations are different to the official viz translations which are different to the official subtitles, which are different to the anime fansubs.

  • For this you can blame the subtle nuances of the Japanese language and the long-arse names that some of the techniques have.

  • Needless to say consistency across platforms wasn't likely the foremost priority when the author was drafting the pilot chapters for the series.

  • Although I do low key wish it was as simple as Naruto's Kage Bunshin no justu or Shadow clone jutsu, and could be universal across all versions of Demon Slayer media.

  • But it aint even close to being a deal breaker and you're going to have a good time with the manga, whatever be the wording.

  • 3. The stylisation of the art

  • Now we talked about the level of detail in the art between the manga and anime, which is usually bottlenecked by factors such as time constraints, man or woman power on the project etc etc.

  • But when I say the style of the art differs, I mean to say that the overall artistic portrayal of the characters is significantly different.

  • The animated adaption illustrates characters in a style true to present-day anime.

  • However the manga reaches towards the chibi end of the spectrum, with larger eyes relative to their face, more rounded features and shorter limbs.

  • In turn this really dials in on the fantasy element, appearing more supernatural, almost ethereal. It looks pretty dope.

  • Hose are the 3 factors where the manga and anime differ most for me personally.

  • As far as plot & story, I haven't found anything that was cut in the anime adaption from the original manga, and very little non-canon material added in to the anime.

  • So do yourself a favour, go out their and pick up some Demon Slayer Manga, you will love it.

  • I believe the season 1 anime will finish up around chapter 51, 52?

  • Let me know in the comments below if you're going to jump on the manga train (ha manga train, there's an easter egg).

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  • Thanks for joining me, this was anime fried chicken, cheers.

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Why You Should Read the Demon Slayer Manga. [Kimetsu no Yaiba : 鬼滅の刃]

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    Minnie posted on 2020/12/11
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