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Why do taiwanese dramas always take storyline from manga?
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Posted 6/16/08
although a lot of taiwanese dramas are based on mangas, not all dramas follow this manga-ish storyline.
its just that some of the more popular taiwanese dramas do have a manga-based storyline- like hana kimi, meteor garden and iswak. i dont think theres anything wrong with dramas borrowing a storyline from a manga, as long as the mangaka is credited - and often, the mangaka is credited for coming up with the story. and i dont think that its just the drama creators that profit off of these live-action-version-of-mangas - many drama fans dont read manga, and the live-action dramas can help increase awareness of the manga. like for iswak - i didnt even know about the manga until i watched the drama.



idarklight wrote:


stfudinosaur wrote:


arashikishu000 wrote:

Yes, I do agree with you that Taiwanese people copy their drama story lines from mangas, but not all of them. There are actually lots of original storylines out there, believe it or not... I think they only copy 30% from manga story lines. I can give lots of examples of GOOD Taiwanese dramas that are not copied from mangas:

Rolling love
Marry me!
Fated to love you
KO one
X family
Romantic Princess
Brown sugar macchiato
Bull fighting
Bump off lover
Corner with love
It started with a kiss
My bratty princess
Reaching for the stars
Silence
Smiling Pasta
The rose
Why why love

Ofcourse they give the original story&author credit! I don't think Taiwanese people are plagiarists unlike some country I know...(Ahem, Indonesia)


Actually, ISWAK is based off a manga called Itazura na Kiss.


The rose is also based on a manga.


romantic princess is also based on a manga i believe :O
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Lil_Oh_So_Me wrote:

I guess, because the storyline is good. i dont really care, as long as they produce good dramas to watch. Also its nice to see different adaptations of manga into dramas.


i agree

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Posted 6/16/08
Does it matter?
As long as there
are dramas for us
to watch then who cares!!!
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i don't see the problem with this..people complain on every thing .. some people complain because it not accurate and now complaining because they show it like the book.. like come on.. you do know all story you read and watch is based on the same thing.. right.. in order drama to live it has to come from somewhere.. what they are doing is getting popular books and make it real live.. it goes the same with anime.. arent they from manga also..
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Posted 6/16/08
well they just want to make the manga into real live action with bad actors/actresses lol
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I know what you mean... I'm about through with TW dramas because almost all of them have the same elements in it:

-Obnoxious rich guy/s
-Poar humble girl w/high morals/Loud tomboy girl w/high morals
-Perfect guy who can't seem to get a date to save his life
-P. girl falls in love with both guys
-Guys have a thing for her too
-Jealousy ensues
-Shit happens/?????
-Girl falls for asshole rich guy
-Suddenly somebody dies or is about to die
-End. Everything is resolved.

The only thing that makes some of these redundant dramas worth watching are the hot guys. But then that's how badmeteorgardendramas become uber popular. I just really hate watching sucky dramas to the end and then feeling like I wasted 50 hours of my life. I want something new!


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Posted 6/16/08
i understand what you're saying but taiwanese drama's are good at making mangas into drama's...and many aren't from mangas but many other's make mangas or dramas also into movies...such as a moment to remember...not many people get that irritated over it...or they could just watch the anime or read the manga
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first i have to say i agree with you
i think taiwan lacks creativity
however so does the US
but i think how you assumer japan pays
and taiwan doesnt
is just bs
if taiwan didnt and they just keep doing it
wouldnt they have been sued by then
use your head
and people writing the manga arent being cheated on
b/c in the end
they are selling it themselves
and i agree with another comment
taiwan is influenced a lot by japan
and it really doesnt matter where the plot comes from
as long as it's good
and did manga really originate from japan
totally phrase that incorrectly b/c manga is japan
but i mean like comics
cause dont all countries have their own
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Posted 6/16/08

stfudinosaur wrote:

Because Taiwan loves Japan..
In Taiwan, they have a lot of Japanese influences. (If you don't know about the history)
But not all dramas are based off mangas.
A lot of them are original stories.

I'm pretty sure they do get permission..I mean, it's not like they're not taking credit of the story..they're just adapting it into a Chinese version.

I'm sure all over Asia, they adapt each other's work..



agree

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jtlangel wrote:

I understand that manga is really popular in Taiwan. But are all the storywriters in Taiwain dead or something? Can't they make their own storyline for once or stop borrowing from Japan? Where's their own creativity? To me, I feel like the people who wrote the manga are cheated. It's a lot of work put into drawing the manga, making up the storyline, publishing it.

It's another thing to remake something if you're a fan and your actually honoring the original work but it seems like they are just trying to make $$ by taking other people's work. I dunno, I just feel kinda irritated about it cause about 80% of tawainese dramas are from manga. It just doesn't feel right to me. They also copy the storyline 100%, It's much harder to start from stratch to make up a good story than just take someone else's story and write a script which is basically 100% the same. -_-.

I know Japanese dramas are based off manga but that is a given, since manga originated in Japan. They put their creativity in the drama and even add/edit scenes not in the manga. Some fans don't like that because it's so different from the manga. I'm pretty sure they give proper credits. They are big on copyright issues. Like that incident of that korean singer Ivy being sued for using Final Fantasy graphics in her mv.

Also another thing, do Taiwanese people even get permission from the original author? or pay them $$ for taking their work. They copy like 100%.. I dunno about Asia but if they did that in the USA.. there will be a lot of copyright issues and lawsuits flying around if they didn't give proper rights.



You're so0o right...


An example is Hana Kimi. People here in the Philippines thinks that the Taiwanese version is the original and the Japanese is a copy [w/c is NOT].
Also, Meteor Garden I & II they say it's the BEST & the Hana Yori Dango I & II SUCKS.

The Japanese versions are the ones who are REALLY based on the manga and the Taiwanese versions are also based on it but they deleted and added some of theirs so that it will make it more longer and as other says INTERESTING.

[this is ONLY based on my opinion]





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Posted 6/16/08 , edited 6/16/08
So far from all the comments.. only a couple of people answered my question and gave me insightful comments. Thanks.. and for all of you who said "Who care?" Well I care, so I wrote a topic and yeah I wanted to read more insightful comments than that.... . If you guys notice I asked the question if they give proper rights to the original creators of the manga... I didn't say they did not give credit. I'm suspicious cuz in the taiwain music entertainment there has been a lot of reports of plagiarism. Guess that is a different story tho. Anyways, I just feel sad for taiwanese directors that they have no good script writers and they feel the need to borrow other people's work.

btw I hate taiwanese dramas.. not cuz they are remakes of manga but I hate the way its directed. Too much dialogue. Unnecessary sound effects. Background music that does not connect with the scene. Poor acting. Non-attractive actors/actresses. I hate it when a girl speaks mandarin in a shrilly squeaky voice >< and most of them do.

I'm bored. I'm gonna make another topic..

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arashikishu000 wrote:

Yes, I do agree with you that Taiwanese people copy their drama story lines from mangas, but not all of them. There are actually lots of original storylines out there, believe it or not... I think they only copy 30% from manga story lines. I can give lots of examples of GOOD Taiwanese dramas that are not copied from mangas:

Rolling love
Marry me!
Fated to love you
KO one
X family
Romantic Princess
Brown sugar macchiato
Bull fighting
Bump off lover
Corner with love
It started with a kiss
My bratty princess
Reaching for the stars
Silence
Smiling Pasta
The rose
Why why love

Ofcourse they give the original story&author credit! I don't think Taiwanese people are plagiarists unlike some country I know...(Ahem, Indonesia)


It Started with a Kiss and Romantic Princess are based from mangas. ISWAK is from Itazura na Kiss (I have read the manga and I love it. The adaptation is good too.) Romantic Princess is from Four Steps to Romance or Romance Godan Katsuyou.

Smiling Pasta is not from a manga but it is a Taiwanese remake of the Korean drama Full House.

Although some of their dramas are based from mangas, I think they made it good. And they owned it.

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i think they are better thin china and is vrey good to watch
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Posted 6/24/08
woah, what a hot debate going on above ^^^

but most probably manga is very popular in taiwan since taiwan is so near japan and screenwriters possibly took the chance to produce some of those more popular mangas into dramas to attract more viewership..

and i agree... i think the japanese do a better job in their drama adaptions coz they are not draggy, have catchy theme songs and suitable inserts, most importantly attractive actors/ actresses
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idarklight wrote:


stfudinosaur wrote:


arashikishu000 wrote:

Yes, I do agree with you that Taiwanese people copy their drama story lines from mangas, but not all of them. There are actually lots of original storylines out there, believe it or not... I think they only copy 30% from manga story lines. I can give lots of examples of GOOD Taiwanese dramas that are not copied from mangas:

Rolling love
Marry me!
Fated to love you
KO one
X family
Romantic Princess
Brown sugar macchiato
Bull fighting
Bump off lover
Corner with love
It started with a kiss
My bratty princess
Reaching for the stars
Silence
Smiling Pasta
The rose
Why why love

Ofcourse they give the original story&author credit! I don't think Taiwanese people are plagiarists unlike some country I know...(Ahem, Indonesia)


Actually, ISWAK is based off a manga called Itazura na Kiss.


The rose is also based on a manga.




and so is romantic princess.
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