I must say there were some parts where I think the manga did a better job and there were some parts where the anime did in fact make things more dramatic. However, I think it's partially because it's moving animation so it's able to express more things than still pictures (that's not always the case, however). I think the fact that there are voices and other sounds also contributes to the drama that the anime gives. Nina sure sounds cute. I heard a little kid in Japantown on Saturday asking his mother "Kore nani?" in the most adorable voice that completely reminded me of Nina.
I was wondering if anyone here had any good theories as to why the anime is switching time frames and not going along with what the manga originally has. There are times that it annoys me and times when it doesn't seem to matter. What do you guys think?
A friend of mine who isn't a huge anime fan (working on changing that) saw some of the series and thought that Ed was a cute kid. And if he was only about 20 -21 years old at the least, (and REAL) she thought he'd make a cool bf, lol. I that was the last thing I expected to hear from her. She really digs his outfit too and I have to second that one; love his choice in colors ^.~