Novel, manga or anime?
The manga is slightly too crushingly depressing.
Why not all three?
Chances are you have the free time
Novel >= Anime > Manga
I am important dogecoin businessman and only have time for one.
But no, I already watched the anime and feel as though I didn't like it as much as I should have.
Anime felt more positive and hopeful while still showing that NEET life is crushing and depressing. In the manga the characters felt more like caricatures. And in the anime Sato stayed with lolicon rather than looking for full on CP.
Dunno, I personally really liked the manga.
I didn't really like what the manga did with the secondary characters like the other MMO addict hikki
I like watching the anime first, then reading the manga if I'm still interested.
Did they get together in all three or just the anime?
I prefer the manga. It has more story, and also gets more interesting, even though its much more depressing than the anime
Novel then Anime then Manga
technically all three but if I remember correctly the manga was kinda vague
I forgot exactly but was it mentioned he only went for loli? Or was it just implied cause anime.
I honestly thought the novel was interesting but had some really awful writing--although it might just be that Tokyopop's translation was shitty.
Otherwise I love the anime, but haven't read the manga because everything I hear about it just makes me think they exaggerated the characters way too much.
I got the impression that they didn't end up together in the novel but I might be mistaken.
They ended pretty much the same but the novel didn't build up much romance. Maybe that's why a lot of people got upset at the anime ending.
I felt like they didn't get together in the anime or the novel, didn't read the manga though.
For me, novel >= anime. They're both good. One interesting thing is that the anime follows the novel's ending almost exactly but it feels more upbeat because of the music in the voice acting. The novel feels crushing by comparison just because those things aren't in even though they both conclude the same way.
Manga and anime are both shit in different ways.
Yeah, in particular I thought the scene of him monologue the "where are they now?" bit about the other characters was a lot happier in the anime.
Like, in the anime he's just bittersweetly smiling at a picture of Hitomi and her new family.
And in the novel he's pretty much like "FUCK YOU."
The whole surreal sequence made a lot more sense after reading the novel and finding out it was from the game.
The big rush to the hill and the suspense of it though I think was better represented in the anime.
Doesn't she outright tell him she's going to kill herself several chapters before in the novel and he doesn't even realize it until she's about to do it? That drove me nuts.
If I remember it was all the same hints as the anime with the going back home and sharing the famous last words. I wish I had the novel with me to check.
Hmm, I just flipped through the novel and wasn't able to find it. I probably misremembered the scene.
I don't think so. She drops some vague hints that he pieces together after she leaves the note in the hospital. That's about it.