Post Reply The book was better.
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Say you were introduced to a series first by watching the anime, then you read the manga, which was better. The anime only covered half of the series, ended on a cliffhanger & never got another season, or it diverged from the manga & ended differently. Maybe it felt like the anime & manga had completely different demographic audiences. Years latter, you reread the manga & rewatch the anime (not necessarily in that order) & now you find that you don't really like the anime version anymore, & wished it would get a reboot & follow the books more closely.

For me, that anime/manga was Gokusen. What's yours?
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Do I only get one? This kind of thing happens to me all the time, but there are three in particular that stands out:

Love Hina and Ai Yori Aoshi -- In both cases, the anime was just okay, I loved the manga, and now the anime just annoys the crap out of me--in both cases, they diverged from the story in ways that made satisfying character developments and endings into ambiguous crap.

Toradora: I still like the anime a lot, but the ending of the anime always annoyed me slightly... then I read the LN, which ends differently (and much better), and now I find the last episode of the anime almost painful to watch.
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Well they base the anime series on book/manga sales, merch and nic nacs. Unless a studio decides to just create an anime from scratch

The more money you have, the better the anime.

So let's review what we learned. The more money you have, the better the anime will be.

But that doesn't necessarily mean that an anime will stay true 100% to the original story. It will either be geared towards fast pace, which may or may not ruin it, alternate story arcs and endings, just to shorten the story if the material isn't worth the time and money, or if the material isn't safe to air, yadda yadda profit big boy. The more I talk about the less I want to talk about, because there is soo much bullshit to this than a simple good or bad, behind closed doors and across business meeting tables, it's a fucking nightmare im guessing. Just dealing with everything above and beyond anime.

Almost seems like a cruel joke just to produce a half assed piece of shit that 60% of the people will approve of. Fuck, what was the point ? To advertise it for merch sales? And other product related items.
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Negima. I discovered the anime first(english dubbed), enjoyed it because it was the first time I had experienced anything like that(magic battles, serious relationships, large cast of characters, fun randomness), and eventually found the manga months later.

Once I found the manga, I fell in love with it and to this day it is still my number one favorite manga because there just isn't anything else like it.

Of course, I've gone back to the anime since then but it just doesn't compare. I mean, looking and listening to it now kind of makes me cringe a little. It still has a special place in my heart because there are moments in it that are still great and without that anime I wouldn't have found my favorite manga; however, it kind of irks me that it doesn't fairly represent the manga as whole.

The art, the story, the characters, the composition of the manga as a whole makes for a better animation than the anime itself. That's right, I said animation. Something about this manga feels animated whenever I read it. The pages seem to be filled with detail, from the number of panels on a page, to the character designs, to the background, even the amount of dialogue makes me feel like there's more life in this manga than in the animation. I love this manga and highly recommend it for it's awesomeness.

It's a harem/fantasy-world/shounen for those who don't know. It starts off a bit like a harem-comedy but eventually evolves into an awesome fighting-shounen with the introduction of The Wizard of Cherry Blossom Street in chapter 16. The main character is different from typical shounen main characters and the fan-service is a little over the top at times but if you stick around I'm sure you'll be satisfied with the manga.

I understand it's not for everyone, but I'd appreciate it if more people would give it a chance and not judge it solely on the anime or by preconcieved notions based on other harem anime.
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Black Butler. I've only read the first three volumes of the manga and already it's ten times better than the anime.
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Black Butler anime is trash.
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