Top 10 Manga that Need a Better AdaptationLet's say for fun that a studio wanted to remake an anime and make it more like the manga. Which anime do you think should have had a better manga adaptation? Keep in mind what I'm going to say below is my opinion and you're free to add in your own.
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I noticed several differences in the first episode and it only continued from there.
The story started to differ from the manga at the end of the first season and the second season was totally different. If they just followed what happened in the manga then it could've been way better.
Same problem with Black Butler. The first season was alright and then the second season seemed to be lacking with animation and the story.
I have no outright hatred against Tokyo Ghoul nor have I actually gotten to watching it yet, but I can see that both fans and detractors alike were dismayed by Root A's drop in production value and story. Seeing as the Tokyo Ghoul manga came out after the Parasyte manga and the Tokyo Ghoul anime adaptation by Studio Pierrot came before Parasyte got an anime adaptation by Madhouse, my best suggestion is that upcoming anime seasons and content to come for Tokyo Ghoul should try to be more consistent with its animation and more faithful to its source material like Parasyte did.
The manga is way better than the anime. The animation was nice but it wasn't nearly as uncut as the manga was. - RoseRedFlower
Could have been so much better.
The ending to Berserk (anime) sucked but I really liked the ending that happened in the manga. I think the series could benefit from it. Not the really bad remake but a good one. - RoseRedFlower
The first anime and the three movies are good. The new berserk 2016 and 2017 are awful, The drawings are so ugly they don't do justice to Miura's sublime art
Such an amazing story. Make it happen.
I agree with Black Butler fans that the manga is way better than the anime. The second season was just ridiculous and wasn't nearly as good as the first season. - RoseRedFlower
Season 2 sucks!
Kishimoto was still writing this while the anime was coming out and Naruto was making so much money. So they added in unnecessary filler and flashbacks to drag the story down. The manga was better written and sometimes the animation in Naruto sucked.
Needs a better adaption, needs to be less awkward
The manga was one of the best I ever read - though I was disappointed with the anime. And guess what: no annoying fillers and flashbacks
I feel like this show would really benefit from the "DBZ Kai" treatment (a remake/reboot/remaster of it that's more faithful to the manga and removes all the filler).
I felt like the series started to drop in quality when they started having their own original storylines
The manga ending was a lot more satisfying than what the anime gave us. At least the former didn't cop out with Maka simply defeating Asura with a punch to the face (I can understand and praise that it was trying to send a message about bravery, but I kind of felt like they could have at least done it better). To quote a line from Angry Beavers, where in the name of deus ex machina did that one punch come from? Plus, I didn't really like Soul Eater Not! since it paled to the original Soul Eater and really came off as some cheap cash grab in my book. So a reboot would be something to look forward to, though it would have to spark high interest with fans again to become a reality. And please, NO LIVE-ACTION ADAPTATIONS. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
This anime ended way too early and gave us a bad ending. They should have not bothered with Soul Eater NOT and just made another Soul Eater. - RoseRedFlower
That ending made a great anime suffer horribly... - HoneyClover
I really didn't like this anime but the manga had more effort put into it. I think it deserves a second chance. - RoseRedFlower
Rosario Vampire's second manga was really awesome. - Undistinguished
Everything about the manga is amazing, the storytelling, the character development, the progression to the final battle, the main character going from the weak frail human to the badass full blood Shinzo vampire, the anime lacked anything, that held a candle to what the manga had going for it, it’s not an adaptation, it’s a nameMake at best, and that is being friendly.
The manga is awesome and the anime is okay.
Manga was much more dark and mature. The anime tried to go the more kid friendly route and it didn't always work out great. - RoseRedFlower
Eh, there was really one thing that butchered how people perceived this anime. And it starts with the number 4 and ends with the demographic that it was cheaply trying to appeal to. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I can't say that I've ever seen anything from this aside from the 4kids anime. I honestly thought that it was good as a standalone, but as far as what it did that differed from the Japanese anime, let alone the manga itself, I can't say. - HeavyDonkeyKong
The manga and anime differ somewhat, but each is superior in some aspects of story and characters. - Crwth
The anime would've actually been good if it adapted more of the manga, had less fanservice, and had more fight scenes. - PerfectImpulseX
This anime was just mediocre and really didn't end. I read the manga and I have to say it didn't hold up at all to its predecessor. - RoseRedFlower
I agree with what you said.
Pandora hearts is beautiful and I'd love to see a T.V. show based on this manga with a better pacing. - uoi
Yeah. While I don't hate the anime adaptation, a lot of executive issues and other factors brought down its series duration. The anime only went so far to adapt only a few arcs up to the Scar Chain arc. The anime could have very well continued off from there and progress into the Forgeries arc and finish it off with the Return to Deadman Wonderland arc like how the manga ended. Unfortunately, what with the anime adaptation doing poorly in its native country in terms of ratings and only gaining momentum in the West especially when it premiered on Toonami during its revival, only 12 episodes were produced and the story would end on a cliffhanger. To make matters worse, Manglobe, the studio that animated Deadman Wonderland and also Samurai Champloo, filed for bankruptcy years ago and shut down. Hopefully, if it ever does spark interest with fans again, it can gain a much better adaptation that either continues where it left off or reboots the entire plot to be more faithful to its ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Sadly, it didn't do so well in Japan so the anime was okay at best. While I personally really like the manga. - RoseRedFlower
The anime was great but I wish there was a third season to it which adapted the rest of the manga. - PerfectImpulseX
Wait! It's from a light novel? I thought it originated from a manga. Huh, the things I learn everyday... - PerfectImpulseX
Don't get me wrong, I loved the anime when I was first watching it, but then I read the manga shortly after and oh my gosh the manga is so good. Better than the anime, which now that I've read nearly all of the content that happens after where the anime stopped (which is a lot) I find the anime to be very underwhelming (although I thought that its ending was underwhelming long before I started reading the manga). - Anonymousxcxc
The anime was good but manga was much better. - FadedSkye
Yeah, I prefer the manga.
The manga is so much better!
The anime has some stretched moments at times, and can be pretty boring.
Not only that, the characters are much better in the manga.
In the anime, most characters are unlikeable, while in the manga, they actually show more of their good side.
The only thing I dislike about the manga are the early chapters, which is just ika musume getting punished.
But at least, they are shorter than in the anime..
While it was made after the anime, I would love to see a Pokemon Adventures manga
Pokemon, we meet again. the first pokemon manga I ever read was Ginji's rescue team. that was the day I had to see more. I was disappointed wean the main character wasn't Ginji!
An anime based on the manga - uoi
They should have waited for the manga to catch up rather than rush in and give the anime a rushed original ending. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
The manga was way better and this anime also ended terribly. - HoneyClover
Let’s be honest; after the Tartaros arc, the manga became absolute garbage. I’m pretty sure the anime is gonna be just as bad, if not worse.
Do an adaptation where they kill Pico
... There's no way this will ever receive a better adaptation, let alone a good adaptation.
Seriously, THIS was based on a manga?!
Like Soul Eater, the anime barely scratched the surface and ended way too early. They left out 3 characters from the Sohma family and left a lot of unanswered questions. Even Natsuki Takaya hated the anime and refused to have it remade into a second season.