Don't get me wrong, I really liked the Chrno Crusade anime, despite it being a derail from its parent material.
With that said, why the fuck did they even bother derailng from the manga? The anime followed the manga up until the point it got good, and the ending was ultimately nowhere near as good as Mr. Moriyama's.
Bottomline, who else would have killed to see that last scene in the manga's epilouge animated?
But Gonzo did Welcome to the NHK, and that wasn't derailed and/or had a subpar ending in comparison to it's parent material.
I guess they were in a mood that day with CC.
I would. It still haunts me to this day.
We can dream, though. Maybe the savior DEEN does it.
Manga end is different?
The vast majority of the anime is different from the manga.
Basically past episode 3 they are completely different series, only sharing similar backgrounds for the major characters.