What is the core difference between anime and a manga? Most people quickly respond that one can be watched on television and the other can only be read in a comic book from left to right. However, these two different types of media can be much more similar than you may think. For example, the anime Naruto would not exist without its manga predecessor. Let me explain to you now why in my opinion the anime version of a plot always wins over the written manga one.
The first reason for my assessment is that unlike the manga the anime version allows you to see your favorite characters in full color. Instead of the old fashion black and white text frames, you can see a colorful display of moving images and artwork. It also brings you into their world and allows you to explore the land with the characters. This illusion brings you the viewer into the show and makes your imagination soar. Color is a big deal today, and the same applies to Japanese cartoon shows as well.
My second reason for the preference of Japanese animation over a written manga strip is the sound. There is no way to hear the characters speak in a comic book as you do in an anime. Being able to hear the explosions, screams, and the special effects of the show give you the illusion that you are actually there in person. This in turn will make you the viewer more excited than ever to see the next episode as soon as possible. Many Japanese corporations have caught on to this trend, and have thus transformed their manga versions to anime television shows in the process.
These two opinionated reasons as to why the anime is better than the manga are very debatable. Regardless of your side of this issue, or whether you like both ends of the spectrum, just make sure to enjoy your favorite manga with a little anime as well.