Hmm. Monster anime didn't change/deviate anything from the manga so it all boils down to preferring to watch it in color or read it in black & white. Personally, I like reading it more because I have complete control over the reading phase rather than fastforwarding or backtracking the anime. The soundtrack though, gives me the creeps and is perfect for the anime.
Right now, I'm hooked in watching all four seasons of Merlin (if this is the first time you've heard of this arthurian adaptation, it's a BBC series that premiered back in 2008 but that I only recently discovered) If you want a light, enjoyable story with a not too complicated plot, this is for you. If you're a die-hard arthurian legend fanatic though, you might reel from the liberal changes they did to the story. All in all, if you're bored from the usual shows, give (The Adventures of) Merlin a try.
But once you conquer the world, then comes the hard part.
What kind of world would you create?