It has been a long time since I have been here. I have felt compelled to write about something that is bothering me. I just finished watching Deadman Wonderland and it was a pretty good but gruesome anime. It only lasted 12 episodes and the manga is currently at 51 volumes. What!?!?
Yep. The things I hate the most, never having any real closure like in Mass Effect 3. I don't mind reading manga but sometimes when I have spent a good number of hours watching an anime series, its hard to pick off where it ended in the manga. I have found that sometimes (more often than not) anime based off manga will lose a character or two, just like in Deadman Wonderland.
I started to read it where the anime left off but there is a character that the protagonist met really early and I have no idea who the hell she is. This forces me to read the parts of the manga that the anime covered and of course there are differences. I hate that. When an image gets burned in the back of my mind, its hard to change that image. Its like relearning a subject "right" the second time around.
But the biggest letdown so far had to be Elfen Lied. That anime was only 12 episodes or so and explained nothing with a too happy ending. After I had finished reading the manga I was like "wow." Now if they had made a 50 something episode series that was entirely based off manga that would be just pure awesome. But watching the anime is nice but pales in comparison to the rest of the manga.
Gai Rei Zero is another. I know that it was supposed to be a prequel of Gai Rei but damn, it was so awesome! I would have liked for it to go on but alas it won't, at least for the time being I hope. They explained everything but left me hanging. I guess its sort of a bait and switch, love the anime series but to continue its awesome story just read the manga. NO!
I personally like to watch anime much more than I would like to read manga. Oh well.