The Best Japanese Manga Series Based on Anime (Part 3)


  1. Psycho-Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami

Psycho-Pass has 2 manga series: one directly adapts the anime storyline, and another chronicles an earlier tale that was set before the TV series. While Psycho-Pass: Inspector Akane Tsunemori is the direct adaptation of the anime series’ Season 1, focusing on Akane Tsunemori, the leading hero, Psycho-

Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami is the prequel to the anime series focusing on Shinya Kogami, a newbie inspector. However, despite of offering different perspectives on the futuristic criminal world, both series share the same premise about a rookie inspector.

  1. Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story

There are more things about Puella Magi Madoka Magica than the anime series in 2011. Besides a direct adaptation of the animated movie and TV series, there are some manga series about the characters from the show, some of which give a more intimate look at specific characters, like Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story. This one is grounded in the perspectives of Kyoko Sakura and Mami Tomoe.

  1. Wolf’s Rain

The manga version of Wolf’s Rain is a complete retelling of the 2003 anime series with new characters, unexplored elements, and additional action scenes. Because of its short length, the series spans only two volumes with some important characters from the anime being shortchanged or non-existent. However, other characters, such as Toboe, the young red wolf, have a stronger presence in the manga.

  1. My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ Comic

It has become more than a simple light novel series. Now, there is an anime (named My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU), video game, radio drama, as well as manga series.

Moreover, there have been three ongoing manga adaptations that were based on the cynical romantic series. However, only the series My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic has been released officially in North America.