AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > Anime Related Topics > Manga & Light Novels

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2007-03-05, 22:13   Link #1
Keirn
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Canada
Age: 24
Erementar Gerad (Elemental Gelade)

Well, first I watched the anime and it was really good so I decided to buy the manga when I saw it in Chapters (thats Canada's large bookstore chain). But after buying it, I have a few questions.

I read the Wikipedia article on it (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erementar_Gerad) and it says that the manga is still being published? so....is the manga still new and the anime was done first?

And if you scroll down, it shows cover pictures that look way different then mine even though its of volume one and I bought volume one.. Why is this? (the red cover is WAY cooler looking than the cover I got)

And lastly, which IS the proper name? Erementar Gerad or Elemental Gelade? Mine says "Elemental Gelade" but the pictures on wikipedia say "Erementar Gerad"

Btw, this is the first manga I've ever bought so sorry if my first 2 questions have obvious (to you guys) answers.

Thanks in advance
Keirn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-03-05, 22:26   Link #2
Freeter
i see baka people
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: in the club
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keirn View Post
is the manga still new and the anime was done first?
I think the manga's still in serialization. The last chapter I read involved Viro.

Quote:
And if you scroll down, it shows cover pictures that look way different then mine even though its of volume one and I bought volume one.. Why is this? (the red cover is WAY cooler looking than the cover I got)
Those are the original Japanese versions. Blame Tokyopop for being cheap in the cover dept.

Quote:
And lastly, which IS the proper name? Erementar Gerad or Elemental Gelade?
The latter, since "erementar" is poor romanization.
__________________
http://forums.animesuki.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=42380&dateline=119337  1797
Now: JoJo, Barakamon, P4G, YnS, AoHaru, Sabagebu, Tokyo Ghoul, SAO2, Glasslip, Ilya
Next: Shinmai Maou, NNB s2

Freeter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-03-05, 22:37   Link #3
sparkling invalides
kill,save,kill,save......
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Alice's Wonderland...
Hi,
Never read this manga but I think the cover difference is due to different versions published in Japan and overseas. It's very common that oversea version may have a different cover than Japanese ones, and that very cool red cover is in Japanese. I noticed for myself the manga Angel Sanctuary has a completely different cover in English too.

If you read the wikipedia page carefully, there is a section below: "Different Translations", which explains the title name and I quote:

"The title, which, at first, was officially transcribed as Erementar Gerad which was later changed to Elemental Gelade"

There are a couple more translation differences below which I believe will clear your further doubt when you read through the volume.

Again if you read the wikipedia, it says only two volumes are released in North America and the third is about to be on Mar 13, 2007.

Please tell us how you like the manga next time, by the way, I live in Canada too.




-- Freeter, you are quicker than me...
__________________
and he could be intolerable; he could be impossible; but adorable to walk with on a morning like this. -- V. Woolf
sparkling invalides is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-03-05, 22:52   Link #4
Keirn
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Canada
Age: 24
Thanks for the fast replies

I love the manga. The fight scenes aren't as cool of course because fight scenes when animated are much more intense. Most of the characters look the same except for Kuea, which looks way cooler in the manga (shes got more chains on her) also the meeting between Ren and Coud is a bit different. The manga in general is A LOT funnier than the anime, and I personally prefer it over the anime.

(and btw, Yay for Canada! hehe)
Keirn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-11-05, 17:10   Link #5
asaqe
Augumented Paranoia
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bumping this, and you forgot about how much ecchier the manga is compared to the anime (a lot ecchier and Coud is one of the few guys in shonen who's hormones are operating properly.)
__________________
Old McDonald had a farm...Eyey Eyey O...And on his farm he had a Khzithak...Eyey Eyey O...With a ARHHFAHHAAAAAAAAARRRGIIIAAA HELP AAAUUU HELP! IT'S GNAWING OFF MY...
asaqe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-11-06, 21:42   Link #6
Fruitfly
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
I started reading the manga after watching the anime some months ago and I'm surprised to find out how toned down the anime was. Practically every scene was altered in some way (in a bad way).
__________________
Fruitfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-11-06, 23:59   Link #7
ser4
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
is the manga still ongoing cuz the anime finished long time ago? and if it is are they cashing up to the anime or is it different or as is many times the case the animators made up an ending
ser4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-11-07, 00:07   Link #8
coren
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
As far as I know it's still ongoing. The manga is considerably different from the anime. It's far more focussed on comedy and the story is different in many ways.
coren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-11-07, 19:43   Link #9
Fruitfly
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by ser4 View Post
is the manga still ongoing cuz the anime finished long time ago? and if it is are they cashing up to the anime or is it different or as is many times the case the animators made up an ending
Yes the anime has its own ending. Chaos Choir doesn't exist in the manga.
__________________
Fruitfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-11-08, 13:41   Link #10
Blackkaida
Junior Member
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: England
Stick with the manga.I found the anime to be a bit disappointing after reading the books but i guess i could say that about alot of anime/manga series.
Blackkaida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-11-08, 14:38   Link #11
UPR
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Puerto Rico
Age: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackkaida View Post
Stick with the manga.I found the anime to be a bit disappointing after reading the books but i guess i could say that about alot of anime/manga series.
You should know the manga was created because the anime was made. Not the other way around.
__________________
UPR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-11-08, 14:43   Link #12
ser4
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
that is not very unusual. Isn't it the other way around ..usually
ser4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-11-08, 15:14   Link #13
UPR
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Puerto Rico
Age: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by ser4 View Post
that is not very unusual. Isn't it the other way around ..usually
It is. But the anime was totally a original work, not based on anything.
__________________
UPR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-11-08, 16:34   Link #14
Fruitfly
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by UPR View Post
It is. But the anime was totally a original work, not based on anything.
The manga started in 2002. The anime started and finished in 2005.
From what I read, the anime started around the time Viro was introduced in the manga so her role completely different.
__________________
Fruitfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-11-08, 16:50   Link #15
coren
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fruitfly View Post
The manga started in 2002. The anime started and finished in 2005.
From what I read, the anime started around the time Viro was introduced in the manga so her role completely different.
Yeah the manga was at around volume 8 when the anime came out.
coren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-11-08, 21:04   Link #16
[DOT].L
Delightfully lost...
*Artist
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: All over the place...
Quote:
Originally Posted by UPR View Post
It is. But the anime was totally a original work, not based on anything.
The anime is based off of the earlier volumes of the manga, albeit with some original material added. The anime ending is completely original work, however, with no relation to the manga.

The Elemental Gelade manga (red) is still on-going, as is Elemental Gelade: Flag of the Blue Sky (blue). It's been speculated that EG Blue proceeds parallel to the events of EG Red, and with the release of EG Blue volume 4, that theory has been confirmed. Whereas Red focuses on Cou, Ren, Cisqua and co., the Blue story stars Melfondo (cisqua's sister), Wolx, and Acheaburca Fuajarl, the princess of the kingdom of Fuajarl.
__________________

Latest Post: Black Lagoon Summaries Update and Volume 1 (VIZ) Impressions… (August 15,2008)
Latest Summary: Elemental Gelade [Volume 14] (July 29, 2008)
[DOT].L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-10, 18:51   Link #17
Xellos-_^
Married
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: R'lyeh
Age: 38
*cast resurrection

okay i just finish vol16 of this manga. wow so much better then the anime. love the Ren sd form.
__________________
Xellos-_^ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-10, 18:58   Link #18
Sin Ansem
With this I'm Invincible!
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Age: 27
Send a message via AIM to Sin Ansem Send a message via MSN to Sin Ansem
I didn't know EG had pokeymanz editions

Where's the blue version? I've only seen red.
__________________
Disgaea: Gehenna's Holy Queen
Who needs things like 'sanity' or 'experience' to be a badass frickin' Overlord? Negima/Disgaea

I Am Negima!?, and SO CAN YOU!
Part the First
Part the Second
Abandon Sanity, all ye who read here
Sin Ansem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-10, 19:15   Link #19
Xellos-_^
Married
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: R'lyeh
Age: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin Ansem View Post
I didn't know EG had pokeymanz editions

Where's the blue version? I've only seen red.
MH has 4 chpters and i seen the chinese scan upto vol5.
__________________
Xellos-_^ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-11, 06:54   Link #20
coren
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xellos-_^ View Post
*cast resurrection

okay i just finish vol16 of this manga. wow so much better then the anime. love the Ren sd form.
I also really like this manga, though I prefer when it is more on the comedic side than serious stuff. The chibi forms are pretty funny.
coren is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:24.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
We use Silk.