I wish Oscar's dad was my dad
That's overdramatic Ryoko Ikeda for you.
I think the anime is overall better. In the transition from manga to anime there were no missing elements, on the contrary you have a a broader view of everything.
It was glorious. The mangafags ripped the anime apart. The anime fags shat all over the elitists, and in the end moot threatened to make a completely new board /rov/, if people wouldn't get their shit together.
Those were the days.