Hmmmm, this may not apply anymore. I'm not sure what the waters are like anymore in the US Japanese animation fan community....but so long as this is for fanboys.
The animation is so much better than the comic.
An opinion is an opinion so I really can't argue with that. However, I would be remiss in neglecting to point this out.
Akira Toriyama did not sit down and draw 40,000 pages of animation storyboards (the actual number) for 508 episodes. Toriyama sensei did some designs, consulting and yes, even memos for the animation and movies, but there is not one account of Toriyama sitting down and inking or coloring a single animation frame. What Akira Toriyama did was sit himself down and sketch and ink the same story from 1984-1995.
The reason the animation that you enjoy exists is because of Toriyama sensei's work on the comic. Without the comic, there would be no animation to start with. Although Japanese animation is gaining popularity by the second in the US, across the Pacific, comics have and probablly always will be the most popular form of drawn/cel-shaded/cg entertainment. Most regular fans didn't even see the Buu saga.
You don't have to believe me, keep on watching crap like Angelic Star-Dust Shining Cat Maid to feel like you're turning more Japanese. Then go to Japan and you'll learn the meaning of "otaku".
"Hi! I'm Tsutomu Miyazaki! I ate little girls' wrists after I cooked them! I'm also a certified otaku!"