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10 Manga That Make No Sense Without Watching The Anime

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These manga target the fans of the original shows and expect the audience to be already familiar with the story and characters.

Most anime get adapted from preexisting source materials, most commonly, an already popular manga series. In many cases, the anime serves as an advertisement for the original and often only adapts a section of the story that might not make complete sense without going back to read the manga. However, not every anime and manga pair follow this familiar route. In rare cases, the reverse happens.

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Some anime originals, or shows based on other properties, such as light novels or video games, become so massively successful that they get their own manga spin-offs and continuations. Those manga target the fans of the original shows, so they often expect the audience to be already familiar with the story and characters. Those who haven't watched the respective anime beforehand soon come to understand that the manga makes no sense without it.

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