The Difference Between Manga I Love and Anime I Love (OR Why I’m Dropping Ao no Exorcist)

A lot of my favorite anime are manga adaptions, and in most of those cases, I don’t just like the anime more than the manga—I don’t even like the manga. Usually I attribute this to my liking the medium of animation more than that of manga, but it’s more true that I have a different set of demands and expectations from the two mediums, and the disconnect between those things in an adaption can make or break the experience for me.

Let’s observe some selections.

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