Beedlebud wrote:Kanon's arc was terrible in the anime. Was she better in the manga?
She's my favorite character, so I'm a little biased but basically the entire plotline about being in Citron was not in the manga, it was in the bonus 4-koma in the tanks. She should've taken 1 less episode, Shiori should've taken 1 less episode, then they could've ended the season with Kusunoki's arc, with the actual foreshadowing in with regards to Haqua. Maybe it would've made an awkward start to season 2 having Haqua's arc right off the bat, but there's more plot so it would be easier to keep the audience interested.
Note that I do agree that, overall, the arc was bad. It was awesome to see it animated, though, and Touyama Nao was really good as her VA.
More edits: It's really too bad that they screwed up Kanon's arc, since it was what really drove me to keep reading the manga. The initial premise was interesting, very VN-parody, where the hero has to conquer the heroines or die himself. But when he added how the spirits actually changed the heroines (made Kanon invisible), that was just really cool to me.
If you like TWGOK at all, I strongly urge you to read the manga. There's an arc around chapter 55-60 that really blows everything out of the water, compounded by a chapter in the early 100's that just sets up a completely epic arc.