Jd- wrote:Death Note. The series has such high production values. Top caliber voice talent. Fantastic score. Excellent, consistent art. Everything is top notch, and most importantly... they fixed a few issues from the manga. Namely, the second half of the manga is too long, which makes it far more convoluted than it ought be. In the anime, they reduced it by the equivalent of about what, six episodes, and it really, really shows. Also, they fixed some of the major issues with the ending by changing the angle slightly.
I agree. I tried to get into the Death Note manga (I own volumes 1-3) but in the end, I preferred the anime a whole lot more. I watched the anime in the original Japanese since I was aware of it before the US dub came out.