(You’ll have to excuse my laziness today…)
Anyone else have this problem or is it just me? I have a rule. When an anime adaptation is announced for a manga that’s on my “to do” list, I won’t read it. I’ve always thought it was awkward to talk about an anime while having the manga perspective because you just have too much information going in…I also don’t like falling into a “the manga did this better” trap. However, when the anime ends with the story unfinished (and it almost always does), I’m going to be curious what happens next, but I often have trouble getting past the barrier of the events that I have already watched.
For series like World Trigger, where I wasn’t too invested in the early story, I just skipped straight to the part where the anime left off, but I’m constantly afraid I’ll miss something. I think the only exception to this has been Space Brothers. Despite my gripes with the filler in the anime, I had a good time watching it, so I didn’t mind going through the chapters I had already seen on the big screen. That doesn’t mean I didn’t fast-forward through parts, but still…I felt like I wasn’t missing out (for those that are wondering, you’re really not missing out if you just skip the chapters that were adapted into anime…the adaptation felt pretty faithful to me). So that brings me back to my first question: anyone else have this problem or is it just me?