Originally Posted by boltz009
Hmm...was it an intentional decision to end the TV series where it ended? It hardly even felt like a cliff hanger, more like just a void. Where would one begin with the manga &/or other releases to pick up where the story left off?
When the show reach that point, the manga hadn't really advanced that much further, so I guess it was sort of intentional. It didn't even end where a manga chapter ended, it just stopped right in the middle of one. Without adding filler, I don't think they could've gone much beyond the eclipse at that point. There was a lot in the manga, to that point, that wasn't adapted for the show, so it may have always been planned as a one-off 25 episode show.
As to where to pick up in the manga, it actually starts a year or so after the eclipse, so you could start at volume 1 (the anime adapted volumes 4-13). To pick up exactly where the anime left off, you would want volumes 13 and 14.