I loved Buffy the TV show. Enough to even watch all of Angel, and I was not an Angel fan-- Team Spike all the way. Also, I don't read comics... or manga... or graphic novels. I do read books, but it's a struggle for me to get into things like comics. They just don't draw me in the way words do. However, I love Buffy so when I saw that they'd turned these comic books into motion comics, I knew I had to try it. I'm glad I did.
THINGS TO NOTE:
1.) It's not the full season. I'm gunna take a guess that it's only about half the season. I knew that going in, so it didn't sway my rating. It would be cool if they did finish it, but since they've already started season nine in comics, I doubt that they will.
2.) The voices are good and not good. The girls are the worst; particularly Buffy, Willow, and Dawn. Their voices aren't very distinctive and it made it confusing in the beginning. Faith and Giles were the best. I recognized the characters on the voices alone. We're not talking identical, but they had the right tones and textures.
3.) Animation sways from fantastic to bleh. This is another reason why I struggle with comics. In a book, I can control how something looks. No matter what an author is telling me, I can make it work for me if I need too. With comics, I can't. This is fine when the pictures are gorgeous, but sometimes they're not quite right or just.... bleh.
4.) Plot. Awesome. Just awesome. Takes a bit to get a handle on it cuz so much has changed and the story moves super fast. But they did a great job tying it into the TV show. Plus the characters are still growing and evolving. My only real complaint would be Buffy's mostly perky attitude. At first it doesn't fit at all. Buffy isn't perky. In season one and two she was, but as the show progressed she became very broody. Sure, occasionally the perky would come out, but for the most part she was basically a female version of Angel-- minus the fangs and bumpy forehead. That being said, by episode 4 or 5 I was used to the "new" Buffy.
I would recommend this for the sheer fun of watching it. Even though it's only half the season, I'm sure I'll watch it again in the future.