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

Although I prefer the action in the anime, root A doesn't even compare to the manga.

The Plot totally disappointing. - Undistinguished

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.

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

2 One Piece


The panel set out, the emotion, just everything about the manga is better

No duh

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 Berserk

1997 Anime was great, but left you wanting more...then CGI happened in 2016. This title should be #1

Top manga. But in anime they skipped story and anime quality is bad

To no1

Bring this to no. 1 - Undistinguished

5 Bleach


6 Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist
7 Soul Eater
8 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

9 Sword Art Online

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

10 Rosario+Vampire

The Newcomers

? Pokemon
? Claymore

The Contenders

11 Orange
12 Gantz
13 Slam Dunk

One of the best sports manga ever made

14 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail

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

15 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.

16 7 Deadly Sins
17 Akame ga Kill Akame ga Kill

The pacing in the anime was terrible. They also changed the storyline drastically, for seemingly no reason, other than to kill off more characters than the manga. Relationships in the anime were briefly touched upon but ultimately ignored, even though in the manga, every single one is explored in greater depth. The anime even cut out a entire arc, with the whole cast of Wild Hunt not making an appearance.

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.

18 Gundam Wing
19 Aku no Hana
20 Death Note Death Note

Death note is such a blast to watch.

Death note is one of the few anime’s that is actually better than the manga. This should not be on the list.

21 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.

22 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

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 Dragon Ball Dragon Ball

Anime is best

26 Pandora Hearts Pandora Hearts
27 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
28 Ichigo 100%
29 Zatch Bell!
30 Gakuen Alice
31 Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
32 Black Clover


You don’t get the full experience if you don’t read the manga

33 Ojamajo Doremi
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