aaaaaahhhhh i LOVED THE MANGA. there are a couple of prerequisites however. one, you must love shoujo, two, you must be accepting of strange plot lines and nonsensical vampires.
but the difference between teh manga and anime, other than the literal portrayal of the characters, are the principles. they animate these mutantesque vampire children and completely switched the plot around
the level e's in the manga seem like humans that have gone mad, while in the anime they just seem like animals. and that really throws me off cause making the level e's seem arguably once human makes the bridge between our vampireless existance and the manga believable.