What anime/manga has the deepest lore? I'm talking about shit where you need to constantly reread it or look stuff up to remember.
Universal Century Gundam, easily.
Confusion in the Middle of Everywhere
I still don't get what's it all about. Besides
PLOT, that is.
Huh, deepest lore.
There's no real good answer. I'd say the Gundam Universe, but then you get shit like pokemon where there's encyclopedic entries with weights and heights for 700+ different fuckers.
Then there's the NGE universe which was bent over backwards a while back, so noone knows where shit is going.
Hell, if you count animation of western stuff, like Halo, you get a tonne of books, minigames, two ARGs, comics, CGI stories...
Nah, I'd say Gundam or LoGH
I'd say Type-Moon/Nasuverse, but it's more of a multimedia franchise than anime/manga.
Plenty of anime and manga have ridiculously deep plots, early foreshadowing in the form of minute details and offhand comments and expansive as fuck world lore.
You're gonna have to be a bit more specific.
I'd say there's two different ways to talk about this. Things that have the most lore written with them, like expanded universe stuff, encyclopedias, etc. OR what things draw from the most pre-existing lore. The first is fairly easy to figure out, the latter not so much
Not the deepest and neither mango but every new release of tower of god takes me back to its wikia.
One Piece easily. Like seriously, have you seen the Data Books that only explain the lore? They are massive
>there is never a need to reread it to understand current events
Yes there is. If you constantly discuss One Piece and think about what's going to happen next, you really have no trouble, but the average One Piece reader will either need to look a lot of shit up in older volumes or just hope that Oda explains again what plot point from the past was about.
Heck, most of my friends didn't even realize that the Koala from the revolutionaries was the same Koala from Fisher Tiger's flashback, and I don't wanna know how many million OP readers there are in Japan who don't even know who Noland is and are confused by the all the Noland talk in the current arc
Technically, there's a shit ton of lore because there's so much background information, but when I think "deep," I think intricate, detailed, and sensible. Horizon is just stupid, though. It's not confusing because it's so carefully wrought, it's confusing because it's so fucking dumb that your brain immediately concludes that nothing could actually be THAT retarded, so it defaults to "I don't understand."
Are you stupid? There's six volume sized books that contain nothing but lore explanation and absolutely no new information. Only stuff for people so they understand the One Piece world better.
If that's not gigantic lore to you I have absolutely no idea what is.
>That's some completely optional stuff anyway
Wow, thanks Sherlock. No fucking shit
I still have no idea what the fuck happened or why Clamp thought it would be a good idea.
Not remembering one of the hundreds of characters Oda introduces isn't really what I would say is worth "re-reading just to understand it". That's really just a flaw of his where he thinks having a lot of characters is good world building, instead of making meaningful characters with actual personalities rather than cheap caricatures like we normally get.
I could barely name for you half of the random assortment of fodder villains and random townsfolk who exist solely for cheap emotional pulls that Oda has dumped into One Piece, and you're honestly no worse off for having forgotten them in terms of overall story.
You may not like it but Naruto's lore is pretty deep.
The anime does a decent job
Well there's that and there's the fact that more could've probably been done with it in general. How was it better in the anime anyway? From what I've seen, in the manga, Kishi basically just does lazy and uninteresting info dumps.