I just finished the anime (yeah im kind of late to the party) and that ending, like really what the fuck. Anyway I was wondering if I should read the manga, opinions? Oh and also I was wondering if the manga at least has a better ending (no spoilers please).
Yes, you should read the manga from the beginning, the anime skipped plenty of stuff, and the manga is much better anyway. I'm not sure what you mean by "ending", because a) the anime doesn't even cover 1/4 of the manga, and b) the manga is still ongoing
>Oh and also I was wondering if the manga at least has a better ending
Yes, the 1997 anime is really fucking good except for the ending. The voice acting is phenomenal(talking about the japanese voices now) and the soundtrack is really fucking amazing aswell. Yes, they skip stuff, but it's still an amazing watch.
I always rather liked the ending of the anime. Yes it's a cliffhanger, but it's also just kind of the logical conclusion to that part of Griffith's character arc. Seeing how he was finally driven to abandon his humanity was tragic, but it felt like he was always doomed to that.
That wasn't the problem, ending with the eclispe and all. The problem was that you didn't see how Guts and Casca managed to survive. Casca is raped by Griffith and then they just cut to Guts equiping his black swordsman armor. That's why the ending was shit, it could have needed another episode.
I wouldn't, if I were you. It's good, but I'm sick of all the fucking prolonged hiatuses. If I had known the releases would be so infrequent, I wouldn't have bothered picking it up years ago.
It would have been kind of weird for some skeleton guy on a horse to just show up out of nowhere. I'm sure they chose to leave that out because they needed to cut stuff and it wasn't crucially important for the part of the story they wanted to tell.