The 7 anime series are controversial because they end differently from the Manga
Although they are adaptations of Manga, but these Anime series make fans community constantly arguing.
1. Death Note
The end of the Death Note reveals to Light Yagami making a deal with the Shinigami: Ryuk writes Light’s name in the notebook and kills him. This happens in both Anime and Manga, however, the way it happens is completely different.
In the Manga, the Shinigami was a direct factor in Light’s death, while the Anime kills Light with a gunshot before his name is finished.
2. Tokyo Ghoul
The Tokyo Ghoul anime is perhaps the most popular on this list with the title of “no manga related”. Although Anime started out like Manga, but as time went on, the storyline became more and more different, leading to an end that wasn’t like manga.
In addition, the 2nd season of Anime Tokyo Ghoul is completely different from manga, making many fans constantly confused.
3. Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist is also one of the examples showing that the anime plot may not have anything to do with the manga. Many details remain the same, but in the final episodes, the ending changes. This change has a new appeal, but is sometimes controversial. A few years later, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood rebooted the series and followed the Manga more closely.
4. Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion is another interesting example of the differences between the Anime & Manga versions. This is one of the Anime series that preceded its Manga. Evangelion’s manga is composed and illustrated by the character designer for Anime, and is highly appreciated by fans. However, its end is not the same as the Anime version, making many fans extremely dissatisfied.
Claymore is also one of the Anime series that does not completely adapt the plot of the manga, but is more complete, instead of an open ending. However, this ending was not very popular with the fans of the manga.
Claymore ends with the protagonist fighting his foe, but in an easier way than the fierce struggles in the manga. This ‘buff’ of easy power probably completely ruined the original intentions.
6. Soul Eater
Not every change in Anime is bad, but Soul Eater is a huge disappointment for fans. With all the details changed, the end of the Soul Eater is also completely different. The characters split into different factions during a battle, or lose battles they should have won in the Manga. Many small details of Soul Eater have led to different changes from the original series, making many fans not satisfied with its ending.
7. Elfen lied
Elfen Lied is one of the anime series that only adapts part of the Manga, but that doesn’t mean it leaves a story unfinished. Many Anime series are like Eflen Lied, understanding that the story will be more appealing if there are only a small number of episodes and focus on the most important details.
But Elfen Lied actually only adapted half of the story that happened in the Manga. In addition, it does not have a real ending, making viewers dissatisfied with the unfinished and tragic details.