Poll

Which is your favorite

Manga
11 (73.3%)
Anime
3 (20%)
OVA
1 (6.7%)
Undecided
0 (0%)

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Madoushi_Clef

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« on: March 16, 2006, 04:16:21 AM »
Which is your favorite: the manga, the anime, or the OAV?

For me, it's very hard to decide.

The manga is sooo beautifully drawn... they're all so PRETTY! But... lotsa Asmi. Not enough Clemi. XDD

Then, of course, the anime is very cheesy... but lots and lots of Clemi goodness.

Then, of course... there's the OAV. An omgbishounen Clef... and lots Clemi.

-still undecided-


[Milieva: Added a poll for the hell of it]
« Last Edit: March 16, 2006, 04:19:45 AM by Milieva »

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Re: Favorite
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2006, 04:21:04 AM »
I have difficulty deciding, but I think the Manga version is better.  I like the ending better. With them being able to visit Cephiro more often.

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Re: Favorite
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2006, 04:24:13 AM »
But the anime version is so much better is fanfiction terms! We all know how much us fangirls looove a good dosing of angst! (that was really bad grammar, wasn't it?)

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Re: Favorite
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2006, 04:42:18 AM »
The season two anime ticked me off. It bored me to death, mostly because it dragged on and on. For the amount of episodes, the backup characters were neglected, IMHO. The series has such rich characters, even the backup ones being very deep and developed...

But it was all "Hikaru is emo about this" and "Hikaru's got a problem" and "What can we do to help HIKARU?"
It really affected how I felt about her character! Hikaru's definately one to get depressed easily, but not wallow in it like she does! Also, while the first season had Hikaru as the focal character, Umi and Fuu had balanced screentime. Umi and Fuu got much more attention in the manga, too. The second season anime was all about Hikaru, and I was really bothered by that.

It has a lot of good points, of course. Nova is an awesome concept, although the thing with Debonair was handled cheesily, I think. The Knights developed relationships with the invading countries, which I think is very cool. And my favorite F/F scene... one of my favorite scenes for them indivifually as well... was when Ferio rescues Fuu from Fahren *3* Soo... yeah.


The art in the manga is so high-quality and becomes absolutely STUNNING by the end of the series. I miss a lot of the character development that was in the anime, but I'd have to pick the manga. <3


A lot of people didn't like the OVA, but I LOVE AU stories, which is what it is. I had to watch it through a couple times to understand it (watching it at 3 AM with terrible subtitles does not help) but I really like what they did with it. And while I dislike Clemi, I find it to be actually in-character in the OVA, thus, it doesn't upset me. XDD

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Re: Favorite
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2006, 05:14:18 AM »
Unfortunately, I've never read the manga and I'm still on an ongoing quest to get someone to buy it for me, or to find the money to buy it myself. :P I've watched the anime of course, so ya.... And, what still somewhat bothers me is the fact that my older brother has watched the OVA and I haven't. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE!?!?! We live in the same house, he's never been away from me for a super long amount of time with exception to 2 summers ago and he said he's watched it before then so.... how come he's watched it and I haven't!?!!?!! When did he do it!?!!??!!! ARGH!!! :P In this case, I can't decide 'coz I haven't been exposed to all the different forms of MKR. :D I love fanfics though. ;)

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Re: Favorite
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2006, 05:31:02 AM »
I have a fairly biased view on this.

I have both the anime and the OVA, but I haven't read the manga.

I have a friend that has it and I can borrow it from him.  Until then, I'm afraid I'll abstain from voting until I read the manga, which if I'm lucky, will be next week.

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Re: Favorite
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2006, 05:43:27 AM »
If you lived closer, Rogue, I would offer it to you.? I am always willing to increase the fan pool.

I need to find out who has my OVA.? Or I need to buy a new copy. (something I will not be too happy about)
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Re: Favorite
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2006, 05:45:51 AM »
I appreciate the offer, Milieva.  I really do. :)

I'll read them one of these days.

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Re: Favorite
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2006, 10:21:07 PM »
The anime was ugly.
Ugly as sin.
It was so cheesy and bad, I'd just cringe watching it.
The orb that Ferio gave Fuu is ugly too. I prefer the ring.

The OAV, apart from Pretty-Pretty!Clef is rubbish and mostly fanservice for guys. And lesbians.

Clearly, the manga wins. Hands down.
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Re: Favorite
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2007, 06:16:49 AM »
I love the anime! How can you say it's ugly?  ??? I don't know about the manga but asmi scares me...
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2007, 05:04:39 PM »
Never read the manga so I can't comment on that, but I agree that the anime was not ugly! I prefer the animation of the OVA (along with uber hot Clef goodness). So i'm torn between he two really. I like them both! ^_^

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Re: Favorite
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2007, 11:42:16 PM »
The anime is alright, but it just doesn't do justice to the amazing-ness of the manga.

I've actually managed to avoid the OVA thus far, so I can't really comment on that one ^^;

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Re: Favorite
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2007, 06:01:05 PM »
I don't know about the manga but asmi scares me...

Give it a go.  Clef holds Umi's hand.  All is right with the world. ^.~

The character development and the relationships are better.

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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2007, 06:30:24 PM »
I don't know about the manga but asmi scares me...

Give it a go.  Clef holds Umi's hand.  All is right with the world. ^.~

The character development and the relationships are better.

Aww.. You always quote me and answer.<3 Hugs.

Sounds good. I'm going to buy the manga then. nya~
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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2007, 01:32:25 AM »
Aww.. You always quote me and answer.<3 Hugs.

I find it makes it less confusing as to who I am replying to.  Especially since your comment was a number of replys above mine.

The manga is lovely.  I think you will like it. If not... Then I cannot help you.  *shakes head in dismay*

The anime was ugly.
Ugly as sin.
It was so cheesy and bad, I'd just cringe watching it.
The orb that Ferio gave Fuu is ugly too. I prefer the ring.

I am not sure if it as ugly as sin.  ^.~  But it isn't nearly as pretty as the manga.  What CLAMP story has really been made into a pretty series?  I really dislike Tsubasa's anime.  Then again, I read the manga fist, so I was spoilt.

The ring is definitely better.  but the orb could make for some cracktastic fanfiction. (actually I think it has.)

The OAV, apart from Pretty-Pretty!Clef is rubbish and mostly fanservice for guys. And lesbians.

Honestly, they could have at least shown Ferio shirtless at least once.  Damn male animators.  CLAMP would have given us fanservice. *pouts* 

But Clef was gorgeous. there is no denying that.