Reviews for A Sprig of Hope
Imleavingnow09 chapter 1 . 4/12/2009
I cannot wait to read what happens next. Another well written chapter!
Compulsive Writer chapter 1 . 8/16/2008
A fitting scene. I could see it being an insert in the anime.
jlslash chapter 1 . 6/16/2008
more pleases ! :)
Tikigod784 chapter 1 . 3/16/2008
The manga and animes are basically 2 seperate universes. They don't tie together like some other series... the manga, all in all, actually has a much more action packed and tight storyline, and I will say that volume 8 is in fact worth it if only because it brings so much more closure than the anime ending.

Here's the thing. When a manga gets popular, they make an anime off of it. However, anime can proceed MUCH faster than a once-a-week manga (sometimes once-a-month), and will end up catching up with the manga's plot much too soon.

At this point, one of two things happens. Either the anime director decides to be creative and make up his own final arc/ending/characters (which are often rather...half-assed) OR they take the DBZ approach and drag on each part of the story for hours on end. Mahoromatic obviously went with the former.

The ending is actually quite different in the manga, though there are SOME similarities... and the anime didn't actually have as bad of an ending as you'd expect from this method...

All in all though, anime based on manga tend to have several disappointing factors...especially if you've read the manga beforehand. Anime that are completely original, however, have a very nice pace.

Sorry if that was a bit of a rant, but you know, you seemed to be trying to connect the anime and manga, which really...doesn't work most of the time. MOST of the time...

By the by, you should Check out "This Ugly Yet Beautiful World". It's made from the same team (exactly) that made the Mahoromatic anime adaptation. Just a short, sweet, possibly in the same universe as Mahoromatic (anime), romance anime with a bit of confusing action inside.
TEAKAY CIIR chapter 1 . 3/8/2008
Being one that hasn't had the chance to read any of the manga, the explanations were welcome.