I haven't been through too many of these experiences yet, but mostly because I've never been a big manga person. However, one anime that I (used to) enjoy was Rosario + Vampire. It has 2 seasons and before I read the manga my overall impression was good...not great. It was an anime that had a bit of what I liked, but definitely had some pitfalls (second season). I was shocked when so many people cursed the anime as an abomination, claiming it was so far off from the manga. I didn't really care to read the manga, so I ignored it for about a year. I came across the manga again on a whim and decided...what the hell, I'll read it. I started over from the VERY beginning and while reading this I was thinking...oh I remember this scene from the anime. Yea, this scene and this scene too. What are these people talking about...it's just like the...wait...that's new! I have just finished the entire manga as of 10 minutes ago...and OMFG...it was amazing. How in the world was I able to watch that garbage of an anime?! I must have been high. Regardless, after this long story...here is the question for you all: Have you ever had an experience like this? Have you ever read a manga after finishing the anime and noticed how much better the manga was? Tell me your experiences and share in my frustration.