Made in Abyss Manga Vs Anime: Which is Better?

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Made in Abyss Manga Vs Anime: Which is Better?
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The age-old debate between manga and anime is not new to Made in Abyss. With the anime's massive popularity, the community is divided. So, in this article, we compared the key features of the two materials to determine which is superior. This is the Made in Abyss manga vs anime battle!

Made in Abyss Season 2 proves to be another dark and disturbing chapter in the adventures of Riko, Reg, and Nanachi in the Abyss. As we go deeper into the Golden City, secrets and mysteries will be revealed!

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Made in Abyss Manga Vs Anime: Art and Design

Made in Abyss Manga Vs Anime: Art and Design
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The manga's art and design are quite distinctive. Depending on the reader's perspective, it will either be a hit or a miss.

For me, it's oddly beautiful, which adds to the series' entertainment value. However, the grayscale becomes tedious after a while, and the world design becomes cluttered.

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While the anime's art and design aren't particularly noteworthy, the anime did an excellent job of world-building. The anime did the manga justice by bringing the characters and the layers of the abyss to life.

It's magical to see the characters in action!

Winner: Made in Abyss Anime

Made in Abyss Manga Vs Anime: Story

Made in Abyss Manga Vs Anime: Story
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The Made in Abyss manga's story is without a doubt one of the most intriguing in its genre.

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The manga's main strength is its detailed narration and thorough insight. The manga contains every detail that the anime omitted.

Furthermore, the manga is so far ahead of the anime that if you want more of the story, you can go and read the manga instead of waiting for another anime season!

While there are some minor differences, especially in the first season of Made in Abyss, the anime has remained faithful to the source material.

It's also worth noting that the anime focused less on the third layer of the abyss, which is a letdown. Other than that, the anime did the story so much better than the manga!

Winner: Made in Abyss Manga

Made in Abyss Manga Vs Anime: OST

Made in Abyss Manga Vs Anime: OST
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Of course, there is no soundtrack or background music in the manga. The manga is still enjoyable if you listen to the soundtrack of the anime. The experience will be different, but it will be more enjoyable.

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Meanwhile, the anime's soundtrack is absolutely divine. The Made in Abyss anime is pure bliss, from the insert songs to the opening and ending themes.

In contrast to the anime's dark and disturbing content, the soundtrack is delightful, happy, and hopeful!

Winner: Made in Abyss Anime

Made in Abyss Manga Vs Anime: Voice Acting

Made in Abyss Manga Vs Anime: Voice Acting
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Again, the manga does not benefit from the presence of voice actors. However, this did not prevent the manga from establishing each character's distinct voice. Reading the manga will make you feel as if the characters are speaking directly to you.

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On the contrary, the anime's voice actors did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life. The opening song from Made in Abyss Season one was also performed by Reg and Riko's voice actors!

Hearing them converse and interact with one another will always add to the enjoyment of watching Made in Abyss!

Winner: Made in Abyss Anime

Made in Abyss Manga Vs Anime: Censorship

Made in Abyss Manga Vs Anime: Censorship
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Censorship does not exist in the manga. So, if you are easily offended, I recommend that you watch the anime instead.

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All of the blood, gore, and nudity in the manga pales in comparison to what the anime has accomplished.

Censorship is moderate in the anime. If you thought the anime was disturbing and dark, wait until you read the manga!

Winner: Made in Abyss Manga

Made in Abyss Manga Vs Anime: Which is Better?

Made in Abyss Manga Vs Anime: Which is Better? Content
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The anime version of Made in Abyss far outperforms the manga in terms of overall enjoyment. Not only does the anime benefit from soundtracks, color, and animation, but it also does an excellent job of world-building and story expansion.

The manga, on the other hand, does not fall short because it has unique and beautiful art as well as the benefit of narration and more insight.

At the end of the day, it is entirely up to you how you want to enjoy Made in Abyss!