k-chan (karice67) wrote,

Shiki anime vs manga chronology

Unlike the anime, which seems to be doing its best to keep events in chronological order, the manga jumps all over the place time-wise so that the reader follows certain story arcs until they reach their conclusion or an appropriate break. All of which makes reading the manga after the anime a somewhat treacherous exercise...that's if you can actually stop reading in the first place.

But anyway, here's a rough comparison of events covered in both mediums (no spoilers)...

Note: the story is set in the '90s. According to the dates, it's apparently 1994.

E1 - ch00 (prologue)

E2 - ch1 (Yuuki Natsuno 01)

E3 - ch2 (Yuuki Natsuno 02)

-------volume 1 of manga

E4 - ch3 (Yuuki Natsuno 03)

E5 - ch4 (Yuuki Natsuno 04), ch5 (Masao extra 1)

-------volume 2 of manga. From here on, it gets a little confusing.

E6 - ch6 (Ozaki Toshio 01), most of ch7 (Yuuki Natsuno 05)

E7 - rest of ch7, half of ch8 (Yuuki Natsuno 06), ch12 (Masao extra 2)

E8 - rest of ch8, ch11 (Yuuki Natsuno 07)

E9 - ch9 (Ozaki Toshio 02), ch10 (Ozaki Toshio 03)

E10 - part of ch12, ch13 (Yuuki Natsuno 08)

--------volume 3/4 of manga

E11 - ch14-15 (Ozaki Toshio 04-05)

E12 - ch16-17 (Yuuki Natsuno 09-10)

--------volume 5 of manga

E13 - ch18 (Yuuki Natsuno 11), parts of ch19 (Ozaki Toshio 6), ch21 (Yuuki Natsuno 12)

Notes: Having only started looking at this recently (after episode 12, to be precise), I've had to rely on summaries, so it may need editing over the next few weeks. As I mentioned in a previous post, they may be aiming for a simultaneous anime/manga finish - but looking at 14's preview, I really think they might have wanted an extra episode (i.e. 23 instead of 22). Given how complicated it all is, I quite pity Sugihara Kenji, who's responsible for series composition...

---speculation for next episode...

E14 - ch20 (Ozaki Toshio: A certain doctor's record), rest of ch19, ch21(?)

--------volume 6 of manga

edit (2010-11-03): watched the preview for 14 a bit more carefully. We are definitely getting "A certain doctor's record" in the next episode...
final edit (2010-11-14): numbers changed to match the English releases

Tags: anime: brief thoughts, manga: brief thoughts

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