Joined: 17-July 06
From: By Yon Bonnie Banks
Member No.: 38,530
I gave up watching the D.Grey-Man anime after watching twelve rather painful episodes. Supposedly I am not missing a ton, seeing as the anime is packed full of "highly entertaining" plot fillers. (Hmm, will the plot fillers obtain the infamy of Naruto fillers?) From the episodes I did see, I was rather disappointed with the overall style of animation; the character designs just looked really shoddy to me. I really enjoy reading the manga series, so needless to say, I am not overly pleased to hear that the anime has been loaded with rather pointless fillers and poor character development. I apologize if it seems as though I am bashing the series, but I just think that it could have been so much better.
MasterKris: Allen's design in the anime bugged me to no end. The manga started out with such an unique style of artwork, that has clearly changed and evolved over the chapters/volumes. I really wish that the animators could have captured the manga-ka's unique style in the anime.
Joined: 11-July 07
From: Third World
Member No.: 47,623
Gender: Not Telling
I totally agree with Eda-chan. The artstyle in the manga is far better than the anime. Not just Allen, but other chars as well, especially Kanda and Lenalee. Their faces are rounder, their hair is nicer and their eyes are way more lively. The anime disappoints me, really. I watch it just for the action scenes.
And...you know...manga!Allen is way cuter!! He looks like Ed
Joined: 25-February 09
Member No.: 66,806
I've started watching the anime, I'm about 30 episodes in, and if theres a filler episode- you can tell about 2 minutes in lol- then i skip it. I love the plot, and the characters, but after reading that the manga was better I'm going to check it out.
Joined: 17-November 09
From: Somewhere in the known Universe :D
Member No.: 71,921
I haven't seen all of the anime yet (only at episode 97) but so far it has been a HUGE dissapointment the manga was so good I acctully spent money to buy it however the anime dosen't do it much justice, and If you have ever seen the dubbed version that is even worse! They made the person who plays the Millenium Earl a Texian and no offence to anyone but his voice should have been more playful with a hint of pure evil not make him sound like a buisness man! (Again I mean no offence to anyone nor do I mean to sterotype) But anyway it is really good to read. My favourite charaters would have to be Allen, Miranda, Tyki and Road.