I liked the Manga and i hated it. They played off chracters and their traits a lot better than the anime. but as you would guess, the fights just cant compare to the anime lol.
And yea i feel you. I actually found my box manga set in a rinky dink Anime store. Only reason i picked it up was cuz of the price. And hey, it is endless, rereadable bathroom entertainment! Id totally pick up the entire series on Dvd if i could find a deal along the same lines. I remember back when VHS was the only thing, and the series was like still running, i have like 40 VHS of the series lol...no vhs player anymore tho.