Me again, I've got to ask how anyone could think the Manga was better. Every character was developed less, e.g Misaki doing the project just because, Kaoru not going back to his family till the end (also his girlfriend being a lesbian ruined the mood in that one scene) Sato basically making no progress the whole way through, Hitomi not being as interested in conspiracies, etc.. It just seemed like the writer just pulled ideas out of his ass instead of trying to make any congruent plot. And, anyway, any Manga original scenes were usually pretty unrealistic or uninteresting, Gonzo did a good job of cutting the crap. Sure, the Anime wasn't particularly amazing, but the Manga was worse.