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Chrono Crusade: Anime or Manga?

That day… That time… At that place… An irreplaceable moment was born. In a flash, the present becomes the past. Memories blur with time, and then fade altogether. The traces left behind, the silly days we spent together… There was only one definite piece of proof that the four of us lived through this era: The first and last picture we ever took together.

Warning: Anime spoilers!
This post is intended for people who have watched the anime and are wondering if they should give the manga a try. If you don’t know the franchise, I recommend watching the anime first, then jumping to the manga if you enjoy it. And please, buy the damn thing. Most of the online scans have extremely bad translations.

“Which one is better?”
You know when sometimes movie adaptations of literature end up being really different from the the source material?
The original characters and story are there, the feel and mood as well, it isn’t necessarily better or worse, it’s just… different.
That’s the feeling I got from Chrono. Both the anime and manga are productions of high quality, made by passionate people and because of that, each stands proudly on their own.

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The Mandatory Newbie Anime Pack

[OLD CHART! Still working on the updated version]

~The Mandatory Newbie Anime Pack~

Few considerations about it…

1- Series are in decrescent order of importance.
Yes, it means I consider the first ones to be the best.
    ┗[1.1] Exception to the item above: Romance and Psychological.
In both, all series are great.

2- Last row reserved for recent series, doesn’t necessarily means it’s worse then the older ones.
3- Series that have more then one strong genre are tagged under the one that stands out.
4- I added the “Deviant” label for series that excel in any genre. TV Series/Movies/OVAs/AMVs, hidden gems and above-average.
    ┗[4.1] Dokuro-chan is an exception. It’s there for its mediocrity.
“It’s so bad that it’s good”.

5- Series with more then 100+ episodes demand a lot of commitment, only watch if you’re sure about it.
6- There is no separated column for SpaceOpera neither Sci-fi. Series from these genres are mixed inside Psy, Mystery, Mecha and Adventure.
7- Most of the series listed here have some sort of sequel/side-story that is worth watching as well.
    ┗[7.1] Haruhi’s Endless Eight (2nd season) is an exception to n. 7
    ┗[7.2] FMP? Fumofuu! is already a spin-off from FMP. Both are in the chart.

8- If you consider yourself as a Drama/Romance fan and haven’t watched Clannad/Kanon/Air yet… Do it now.
9- Most of the Slice-Of-Life are “Cute girls, doing cute things, in a cute way”.
    ┗[9.1] Bartender, Kannagi, GTO and Haruhi are exceptions.
    ┗[9.2] Yes, K-ON! is not here.
Instead I added TariTari, another highschool music oriented story.

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Feedback greatly appreciated!