Top Ten Animes that Were Better Than the Manga

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The Top Ten

1 Gintama Gintama Gin Tama, also styled as Gintama, is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi and serialized, beginning on December 8, 2003, in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump.

Well, the manga is good but the anime is waaay better. - Undistinguished

2 Akame Ga Kill Akame Ga Kill Akame ga Kill! (アカメが斬る!, Akame ga Kiru! is a manga published in Gangan Joker authored by Takahiro and Tashiro Tetsuya. It received an anime adaptation that premiered on July 6, 2014 and ended on December 14, 2014.

Way way better, indeed! - NaruHinaBlaze1

Way way better than its manga counterpart, indeed!

If Tatsumi and Chelsea were a good couple in the series, then this manga won't be so lame and pathetic. But it's still lame and pathetic due its poor popularity due to lack of taste, money and also development.

The anime is better than its manga counterpart. Even if it's sad.

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3 Hunter X Hunter Hunter X Hunter Hunter × Hunter is a manga franchise created by Yoshihiro Togashi. In 1999, Hunter × Hunter was adapted into a 62-episode anime television series produced by Nippon Animation and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. The show premiered on Japan's Fuji TV and ran until 2001. Three separate original video ...read more.

The manga is good too. But you know...especially the 2011 one. - Undistinguished

The anime design is waaay better than the manga one. For an example: Killua in the manga looks like... I DON�'T KNOW because THAT THING ISN�'T HUMAN

4 Attack on Titan Attack on Titan Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama, is one of the most popular Japanese anime series to be released. It was first watched in Japan during 2013 and was dubbed in English to be watched in America in 2014. It is best known for its emotional moments, ...read more.

The manga was better

5 Yu Yu Hakusho Yu Yu Hakusho Yu Yu Hakusho is a manga franchise created by Yoshihiro Togashi. An anime adaptation consisting of 112 television episodes was directed by Noriyuki Abe and co-produced by Fuji Television, Yomiko Advertising, and Studio Pierrot. The television series originally aired on Japan's Fuji TV network from October ...read more.
6 Cardcaptor Sakura Cardcaptor Sakura Cardcaptor Sakura, abbreviated as CCS and also known as Cardcaptors, is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by the manga group Clamp.

She’s sexy

7 K-On! K-On!
8 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated ...read more.
9 Darker than Black Darker than Black Darker than Black, known in Japan as Darker than Black: The Black Contractor, is an anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones. In 2007, the 26 episode anime named Darker Than Black: The Black Contractor aired with a huge commercial success. It was ...read more.
10 My Bride is a Mermaid

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11 Dragon Ball Super Dragon Ball Super Dragon Ball Super is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation that began airing on July 5, 2015. It is a sequel show to the Dragon Ball manga and the first Dragon Ball television series featuring a new storyline in 18 years.
12 From the New World From the New World From the New World is a Japanese novel by Yusuke Kishi, originally published in 2008 by Kodansha. It received the 29th Nihon SF Taisho Award.

Otherwise known as Shinsekai Yori. - Undistinguished

13 Usagi Drop Usagi Drop

The manga took a wrong turn, which the anime avoided. - Undistinguished

14 Nodame Cantabile Nodame Cantabile
15 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood
16 Lupin the Third
17 Haikyu! Haikyu! Haikyu!! is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate. Individual chapters have been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since February 2012, with bound volumes published by Shueisha.
18 The Light of a Firefly Forest
19 The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
20 Yowamushi Pedal
21 Your Lie In April Your Lie In April Your Lie in April, known in Japan as Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso or just simply Kimiuso, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa.

Because of the artwork, of course. - Undistinguished

22 Whisper of the Heart
23 Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
24 Kuroko No Basket
25 Kids On The Slope Kids On The Slope

Otherwise known as Sakamichi no Appolon. - Undistinguished

26 Black Lagoon Black Lagoon
27 Psycho-Pass Psycho-Pass Psycho-Pass is an anime television series that was produced by Production I.G, directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani & Katsuyuki Motohiro and written by Gen Urobuchi.
28 Boku no Pico Boku no Pico Boku no Pico is an anime series of three OVA episodes created by Katsuhiko Takayama. It was released to DVD on September 17, 2006.
29 Ao Haru Ride Ao Haru Ride
30 Natsume Yuujinchou

Natsume’s Book of Friends... - Undistinguished

31 Hajime no Ippo Hajime no Ippo

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32 Chihayafuru Chihayafuru Chihayafuru is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Suetsugu, serialised in Be Love and published by Kodansha.
33 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is an anime and manga franchise originally written by Hirohiko Araki. It centers around the perilous journey of the members of the legendary Joestar bloodline.

The manga is fine for the first two parts, but when part 3 rolls around, the anime is just so much better at showing the action and artwork. - Jackamalio

34 Ojamajo Doremi

Main Characters
Doremi, Dodo - Alexandra Lai
Hazuki, Rere, Hana (Older), Toto - Stephanie Beard
Aiko, Mimi - Linda Ballantyne
Onpu, Roro - Aaryn Doyle
Momoko, Nini - Susan Roman
Pop, Fafa - Tracey Hoyt
Hana (Baby) - Ikue Ōtani
Minor Characters
Nozomi Waku - Kelly Metzger
Fami - Nicole Bouma

35 Powerpuff Girls Z Powerpuff Girls Z Powerpuff Girls Z is a Japanese magical girl anime series directed by Megumu Ishiguro, based on the American animated television series The Powerpuff Girls. The anime is co-produced by Cartoon Network Japan and Aniplex and was animated and produced by Toei Animation, featuring character design by Miho ...read more.
36 Jewelpet

Jewelpet (2009)
Anna Cummer: Rinko
Kelly Sheridan: Aoi
Tabitha St. Germain: Minami
Britt McKillip: Ruby
Chantal Strand: Garnet
Maryke Hendrikse: Sapphie

37 Blood+ Blood+ Blood+ pronounced "Blood Plus," is an anime series produced by Production I.G and Aniplex and directed by Junichi Fujisaku.
38 Higurashi When They Cry Higurashi When They Cry

Nah... - Undistinguished

39 Lady Lady!!
40 Kirarin Revolution

Kilari (2008)
Main Characters
Kilari - Anna Cummer
Noel - Tabitha St. Germain
Cobeni - Kelly Sheridan
Main Pets
Nii-kun - Brian Drummond
Mii-chan - Andrea Libman

41 Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch is a shōjo manga and anime series created by Michiko Yokote, with artwork by Pink Hanamori.
42 Tokyo Mew Mew Tokyo Mew Mew
43 Ranma 1/2 Ranma 1/2
44 Pop Team Epic Pop Team Epic

The anime was waaay better! The manga was just a four box comic

45 Super GALS!
46 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the 52 individual chapters were published in 18 tankōbon volumes. ...read more.
47 A Silent Voice
48 Boku No Hero Academia Boku No Hero Academia My Hero Academia is a superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, and 20 volumes have been collected in tankōbon format.
49 Ping Pong The Animation
50 Nichijou Nichijou
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1. Gintama
2. Attack on Titan
3. Yu Yu Hakusho
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1. Usagi Drop
2. The Light of a Firefly Forest
3. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
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1. Akame Ga Kill
2. Dragon Ball Super
3. My Bride is a Mermaid
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