Currently reading Ping-Pong: The Animation: The Manga and holy shit did Ping-Pong do it right.
>Cuts out misc side characters and gives lines to important side characters.
>Moves scenes like Butterfly Jo's backstory to fit better.
>Poseidon girl is anime original.
>So is the robot arc.
>Keeps the unique artstyle while improving upon it.
What are some other anime that completely shit all over their source material?
The story and characters have actual depth and the action has some meaning. The game is mindless fun, but the anime is much better.
>Ping-Pong: The Animation: The Manga
>The Animation: The Manga
No anon. They still call him a cyborg and all that but the whole
breaking out of this shell with the help of Smille gettin gudis gone. It really hurts the manga. One notable part is where kid Peco is cheering for adult Smile. That entire part in the manga is during the match against Butterfly Jo instead of towards the end against Smile.After watching the anime in makes that scene feel wasted in the manga.
Makes me want to watch Tatami Galaxy. I tried watching the first episode but all dat exposition instantly turned me off.
>Weng Kong's coach in the manga has PERMANENT FUCKED UP EYES.
They did. He really did get a harsh bag though. Jobbing constantly
>Every thread has to be a bait.
I think you've grown a bit to pessimistic anon.
I just want anime that have done good jobs on their adaptations.
>Kazama changes his shoes after his talk with Sakuma
IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS.
Oh god no. Unless you're of the opinion of "wacky comedy" and bland anime-only characters are an improvement. I highly doubt people who prefer the anime to the manga have read the manga. Think of your favorite scenes in the Planetes anime, and now think of how many of them are panel for panel adaptations of the manga. When the anime actually adapted the manga source it was great. When it went off on its own into "look at our silly lottery dance" and "space ninjas are fun" it just fucking fell to pieces.
>Mfw all the actual ping pong matches are anime-only.
I can't even read one volume yet I can rewatch the anime any time. It's was so bad the university arc was canceled.