Anime that you need to read the manga to finish the story
Posted 11/5/13
There are anime that have finished, but the manga has kept going, or the anime ending is different from the manga. What is everyone's opinion of this? Should anime animate the whole manga and only stop when the manga stops or should the anime do it's own thing?

I think, for me, the most noteworthy examples of this are Bleach and Gantz. Bleach should have ended after the Arrancar saga, not continued on with the filler arc, and ended on episode 342 (although that is a rant and discussion that has been done to death and is worthy of it's own forum topic). However, from what I hear, the new, and final arc in the manga is really good so in this case Bleach benefited from calling it quits and moving to the manga.

Gantz had a diff ending from the manga (from what I hear; I am currently only on volume 5), but I also hear the latest and final arc for Gantz is amazing. Would I like to see it in an actual anime? Of course.

I would love to know everyone's opinion on this. From what I see around the forums, the consensus is that this is a negative thing, forcing anime viewers to move to the manga to finish the story. But I always like individual opinions
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Posted 11/5/13 , edited 11/5/13
Usagi Drop.

so no
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Posted 11/5/13

AnimeKami wrote:

Usagi Drop.

so no


agree 100% hated the manga ending

but would love to see the retaling of Gantz the last two arcs are so freaking awesome but they need to get Ufotable to do it or IG or maybe Madhouse

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Posted 11/5/13
Wouldn't be nice to have only an anime series and not turn-a-manga-into-an-anime series instead?
The same applies to light novels, video games, and etc that was turn into an anime series.

I can only dream.
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Posted 11/5/13

uncletim wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

Usagi Drop.

so no


agree 100% hated the manga ending



I couldn't even form an opinion on it.. all I can say is that it was.. different.
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Posted 11/5/13 , edited 11/5/13
Indeed, the final arc in Gantz was sooooooo amazing and would love to see the manga's ending adapted into animation.
Posted 11/5/13 , edited 11/5/13
Fruits Basket

Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle

Tokyo Babylon (seriously...OVA's only left MORE questions)

Kare Kano/His and Her Circumstances

Petshop of Horrors...Shitty OVA did NOTHING!

Saiunkoku Monogatari (but this is a light novel series...Bad ending as well)
Posted 11/5/13 , edited 11/5/13

AnimeKami wrote:

Usagi Drop.

so no


I think I'm the only person on the planet who liked the ending for Usagi Drop. Sure, the manga would have been much better if it had gone along the way the first 4 volumes did, with the parental bond, but...It IS a manga, and it IS a Josei manga...

I just think the author should have developed the story better, and not made it so rushed with the direction she took. There are far worse endings and change-in-story out there.
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Posted 11/5/13
Out of the ones I've seen

Full Metal Panic!

Konjiki no Gash Bell!!

Deadman Wonderland

Kaiji (Though season 2 could be considered a "nice" ending to the series)
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Manga ending of Soul Eater is far superior to the anime one, imo. I would definitely not mind seeing the rest of the manga adapted for anime, especially considering it now has an actual ending (unlike super long runners like One Piece or Naruto).
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Some that I can think of right now that I'm familiar with are:

-Love Hina (the anime was considerably different and had one of those "open endings" when it was pretty clear how it ended in the manga)
-Sasameki Koto (the anime was only standard length and followed the manga quite well; if it continues, I think it could do pretty well)
-The World God Only Knows (they skipped a good chunk between season 2 and 3, plus it's still continuing)

I do find it a tad annoying when animes finish and the manga/light novel is far from over. Then we'd have to check that out to see how it ends. Then when you consider the differences there may be between them (personalities, order of events, etc.), you'd basically have to read through everything 'cause what you think you know from the anime may not be how it played out in the manga. But it's actually because of these differences that kinda' make the same title play out like two different stories. So I feel like I can enjoy it twice as much because they're different experiences (hehe not sure if that makes sense to anyone).

Sorry. I'm super indecisive but that's kinda' where I stand. Not easy on the wallet though.
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Posted 11/6/13

OtakuKoala wrote:

There are anime that have finished, but the manga has kept going, or the anime ending is different from the manga. What is everyone's opinion of this? Should anime animate the whole manga and only stop when the manga stops or should the anime do it's own thing?


Sorry folks, but I'm closing this because we already have a thread on this subject. Please share your thoughts in that existing thread:

/forumtopic-819761/the-bane-of-anime

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