The manga is about 125 chapters or so jsyk ahead of time.
You have prolly heard of some source readers lamenting about the studio of choice for the adaptation some time ago. For myself I also think the manga is much better. The adaptation is not bad on the whole, but (again) I kinda get tired of the standard Shaft styles of presentation.
Anyhoo, definitely think the manga is worth a read, and imnsho is one of the (30 or so) series I enjoy and look forward to the most.
Okay, shutting up now - sorry to go on and on about it. ^^
Not sure if you have already read it or no, but one of the best told "mini arcs" in terms of school bullying occured for me in the Sangatsu no Lion manga ... I have a feeling it might not show up (or get dealt with as thoroughly as other chapters being adapted are being thus far) in the current anime adaptation, but if you like the anime and have not read the manga you might enjoy those chapters.
You were right about Ikoma and Kotetsujo no Kabaneri. Man, were you ever right...
What's your trick for figuring out this sort of stuff, Kazu-kun? Just never get your hopes up and assume that "the rules of anime" will always be followed, even when a different approach would be so much better?
As much as I like Hai-Furi and Kabaneri, your criticisms of them make me realize that anime creators badly need to think outside the box more and add more nuance into their writing and