Bullshit. Pure and honest bullshit. I mean, I hate this whole set of pics. Original was darker? Seriously? You need to read all over again the manga. Battler were better? REALLY? I double dare you to show gifs to compare it.
And the relationships between the characters WERE NOT LIKE THIS. Seriously, the plot development of the characters were cheesy, stupid and out of place. Almost all of them.
It was not better. Not even close.
PD: The original is THE MANGA. Not the 99 version.