Top 10 Mangas That Were Better Than the Anime

Anime has so much filler that the Manga counter part is always superior.

The Top Ten

1 Tokyo Ghoul

The anime's pretty good, to be honest... The animation, the voice acting, the lighting, the tone, the feel, the vibe... But, it's a shame that they had to rush the story so much.

The Plot totally changed...so disappointing. - Undistinguished

I think that the manga is a lot better than the anime

2 One Piece
3 Naruto

Everyone knows that manga is released first, it's the canon that the anime is based on. Thus, anime's "augmentation" of the more "condensed" manga. I couldn't care less if manga goes faster, great things are worth savoring for a longer time. Filler gives me more scenes with my favorite characters, the best thing to me, far from "useless". It can elaborate on events mentioned but not previously shown. Manga's only superiority is that the pictures and words "stay" for prolonged viewing. I say: the anime is superior.

I totally disagree. I'm a 'character fancier'. The fillers and flashbacks give me more footage of my favorite characters (who were killed off in the canon, leaving the inferior characters). Extra stories are good, I say the more the merrier. The anime augments canon scenes with more dialogue and fight maneuvers, making them better. Anime always has the advantages of motion, color, real voices and sound effects, and soundtrack music. Manga seems like a condensed version.

The anime is filled with fillers. I mean 10 episodes for just 1 volume that's just nuts

I like this one better, even compared to DBZ. so sad when its ending. The sequel doesn't "kick" as much as original series

4 Bleach
5 Berserk

Bring this to no. 1 - Undistinguished

To no1

6 Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. It is about two brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric, trying to restore their bodies after failing at bringing their mother back to life. It aired in 2003 and was remade as Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood ...read more.
7 Soul Eater
8 Sword Art Online

The anime was terrible I can’t believe I hadn’t even read the manga since about five minutes ago

9 Deadman Wonderland

The anime wasn’t horrible but after reading the manga there’s no comparison. The manga was one of my favorite series I’ve ever read

10 Rosario+Vampire

The Contenders

11 Orange
12 Gantz
13 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.

In the anime it makes defeating the antagonists seem like a piece of cake while the manga showed how worn down and beaten they were after the fight. It just seems disappointing as well because they didn't add certain aspects that could have made a huge difference

14 Slam Dunk
15 Gundam Wing
16 7 Deadly Sins
17 D.Gray-man

The anime suck but the manga is amazing. I would admit I forgot it exist for a moment and I can't even remember where the story is right now but I remember that it's being so good. I just wish I would be able to finish it one day.

18 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.

Akame Ga Kill Manga is way off balance and too dark than its anime counterpart. I prefer the anime than the manga.

Even though it has sad scenes, the anime is always better.

19 Elfen Lied

I'm absolutely furious that Lynn just had to kill Lucy/Kaede off when Lucy/Kaede deserves a brighter, better future than ever before and usual so far. She's been through enough already.

20 Servamp

The anime is okay and there are some things that the anime does better than the manga and it DID get me into the manga but still. I’m still going to watch the movie coming out in the spring

21 Ichigo 100%

I literally puked after watching this disgrace of an anime. To think I was expecting so much after reading that awesome manga... - Undistinguished

22 Zatch Bell!
23 Black Cat

I loved the manga, but the anime was probably meh at best. My main complaint is that the anime had all the events run in chronological order, but the manga's storyline starting with Train's life as a Sweeper with his past presented in a series of frequent flashbacks just flowed better overall.

24 Kagerou Days
25 Pandora Hearts Pandora Hearts
26 Gakuen Alice
27 Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
28 Dragon Ball Dragon Ball Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable ...read more.
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