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jalford at 1:49AM, March 7, 2006
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Just wanted to know what you all thought was the best comic made into an animation feature or series ever. Manga and comic strips also count.
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SpANG at 11:54AM, March 7, 2006
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Scrooge McDuck. :P

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magickmaker at 12:10PM, March 7, 2006
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Um, Teen Titans?
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ccs1989 at 12:24PM, March 7, 2006
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Batman the Animated Series from the Batman comics. One of the best animated series ever.
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isukun at 1:25PM, March 7, 2006
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The only anime that was better than its manga is Mai Hime.

I would agree that the anime was better in that particular case, I wouldn't agree that it's the only time an anime has been superior to the manga it was based on. There are quite a few shows I watch where the anime actually has more content and better pacing than the manga it's based on. Mai Hime was one of many cases where the anime and manga were exclusive. They both came out at the same time and while they had the same characters, the storylines weren't really based on one another. This is becoming a rather popular marketing trick these days where a major publisher will simultaneously release a manga with an anime and/or game. When a studio thinks they have a winner on their hands, quite often they will get a popular artist to also come out with a manga to go with it to help bring in more money.

That's one reason why I think manga should be a separate topic, because nearly EVERY manga is turned into an anime.

Wow, that's pretty far from the truth. There is far more manga out there than anime. Hell, there are whole genres that get overlooked by the anime industry.

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jalford at 3:05PM, March 7, 2006
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One of the best ones hands down is probably The Maxx. Aside from a few changes to some of the characters, the original uncut broadcasted version from MTV's Oddities was one of the most direct adaptations of a comic ever.
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jgib99 at 5:57PM, March 7, 2006
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Batman the Animated Series from the Batman comics. One of the best animated series ever.

I gotta agree with you on that. Justice League is pretty good, too.
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Whiskers at 9:25PM, March 7, 2006
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Batman the Animated Series from the Batman comics. One of the best animated series ever.

*snuggles* Indeed. Honestly, that has to be the BESTEST cartoons on this planet alive. I mean, what other show paved the way for cartoons to be on the ‘hot spot’ during TV hours? Batman.
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Hawk at 10:37PM, March 7, 2006
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I thought the FLCL cartoon was a lot better than the manga. GTO seemed pretty solid too, though the manga was pretty good. And surprisingly, the Garfield cartoon was a lot more funny that its benign funny pages counterpart….

… at least from what I remember.
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jalford at 1:46AM, March 8, 2006
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I think the FLCL manga was actually based on the OVA series instead of the other way around. You usually don't get a manga based on an anime. Aside from Rizelmine, Iczer-One, and Heat Guy J, not too many other anime-based manga have come out in English.
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Thevampire_kain01 at 4:08AM, March 8, 2006
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um… The legacy of Kain (comming soon in 2008)
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isukun at 6:51AM, March 8, 2006
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I think the FLCL manga was actually based on the OVA series instead of the other way around. You usually don't get a manga based on an anime. Aside from Rizelmine, Iczer-One, and Heat Guy J, not too many other anime-based manga have come out in English.

I think I can add a few more to that list. Tenchi Muyo, El Hazzard, Escaflowne, Evangelion, Slayers, Saber Marionette, and .Hack (I would say Full Metal Panic, but I'm not sure which came first, neither was based on the other, though, as the series is based on the novels) for series released legally in English. I'm sure if I looked through my local Borders I could find more. For series not released in the US, though, there is also Pretty Cure, both Futakoi manga series, Sakura Taisen, and both Mai Hime series. At least those are the ones that I can think of off the top of my head, I'm sure there are a lot more.

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Whiskers at 7:03AM, March 8, 2006
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I would say Full Metal Panic, but I'm not sure which came first, neither was based on the other, though, as the series is based on the novels)

*is a FMP fanatic. XD* The novels came first (dur), then came Retsu Tateo's version. During that time, the first two anime came out.

Unfortunately, I don't think Retsu is drawing the ‘Day by Day’ arc from the novels (The Second Raid in anime form). ;-; This makes me sad and there will be mass murdering.
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ccs1989 at 12:07PM, March 8, 2006
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Oh wait, I do think there is one anime better than it's manga. Ghost in the Shell. I can't stand the manga (it's pretentious and overloaded with fanservice) but the anime is wicked.
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Terminal at 6:12PM, March 9, 2006
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Akira`s transition into a movie was great. A little different but still great. Ghost in A Shell was also great.

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spambot at 4:29PM, May 1, 2006
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One of the best ones hands down is probably The Maxx. Aside from a few changes to some of the characters, the original uncut broadcasted version from MTV's Oddities was one of the most direct adaptations of a comic ever.

I would have to agree, The Maxx has always been a favorite of mine. It followed the comic and the voice acting was some of the best I’ve heard. It’s a pity it only covered the first story arc.

I'm also doing that other comic "Space Waffles".
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misterpopculture at 9:41PM, May 5, 2006
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Batman the Animated Series, though I loved both X-Men Series for different reasons
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SpANG at 10:07AM, May 6, 2006
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Even though I loved (and still love) Batman the Animated Series, should it really count?

If not for the 1989 movie, the cartoon would not have even been considered for animation.

True, they followed the characters closer than the movie, but I am not sure if it should count as a “comic book to cartoon” series. There is a piece missing there. I'm probably just being too nitpicky, though. :wink:


(“The Batman” series blows hard, however)

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ccs1989 at 9:48AM, May 7, 2006
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That is does.

Oh, also Azu Manga Diaoh. The anime is awesome, but the manga series is just okay.
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widdlestgoff at 10:58PM, May 14, 2006
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In terms of manga, Excel Saga is really good; they did something really crazy and creative with the source material. Saber Marionette J is also really good animated, where the manga is mostly ridiculous fanservice and slapstick.

Batman was excellent. I haven't seen a lot of Justice League Unlimited, but I like how they bring back a lot of the Silver Age stuff that I used to read when I was a kid. Anything with Booster Gold in it can't go wrong, really.
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Hawk at 1:45AM, May 15, 2006
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Hey, Over the Hedge, that new CG movie about to come out, came from the Over the Hedge comic strip, didn't it? I don't know because I don't get the news paper and have only read the strip twice.

I'm not yet suggesting that the movie is a good adaptation of the comic, because I haven't seen it yet and it looks stupid.
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Berlin Poe at 12:49PM, May 17, 2006
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I havn't read any of these posts, but I'll assume this wasn't put up here: Sam and Max Frelance Police.

Yea.
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