Would you ever watch anime if it wasn't adapted from Manga?
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Posted 1/7/12 , edited 1/8/12
I'll include Visual Novels and games as well lol sorry forgot to put that in so the real question is....

Would you watch Anime if it wasn't adapted from anything?

For me I'm not sure if the quality of anime's would remain the same or perhaps it could get worse however....... on the bright side there'll be no more fillers lol
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Posted 1/7/12
yeah, why not? :/
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Posted 1/7/12
yeah as long as its a decent anime
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Posted 1/8/12 , edited 1/8/12
Yeah, as long as the plot is interesting. Not all animes are adapted from mangas anyway. There are decent ones based on console games and light novels.
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Posted 1/8/12
Yes. In some ways I prefer them, as with no manga to avoid catching up to there is no need for filler.
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Posted 1/8/12
The question seems academic since most people already watch anime that isn't based on a manga (e.g., original anime, anime based on light novels, games, etc.).
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Posted 1/8/12
a lot of anime are adapted from Light Novels and Visual Novels some are good some get punished. but yea i'd still watch it as long as it piques my interest and taste.
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Posted 1/8/12
It doesn't necessarily matter to me if it's adapted from a manga or not. There are benefits to either. Original has a bit more freedom as it's not constricted to source material. The downside is that an original creation would have to build up momentum otherwise it could be forgotten. If it's adapted from something, there's a benefit of it already being out in the open. Just the same, there's not much room for change without completely alienating the fanbase.

Anime series that sprouts from visual novels, from what I've seen tends to have a strong narrative as well as slightly better characterization. Unfortunately it plays out rather slowly as it works its way through a similar pace as visual novels. Perhaps a good example of that would be Kanon. Anime that has its roots from a video game on the other hand tends to be faster paced but the characters tend to be weaker. It's not necessarily bad, but it's a little harder to find something extremely good. A favorite of mine in that category is Gungrave. The popular manga to anime adaptation is relatively balanced depending on how the production goes about themselves. Some could be good but have creative issues (Kare Kano comes to mind), while others will fly off into filler heaven (don't need an example, I hope), some could abruptly create an ending for themselves in order to show some sort of conclusion.

It's not a concrete things, but that's generally what I got from watching anime series that has their roots to visual novels, video games, manga, and original creations. If I were to choose a favorite amongst them, it'd be original creations because I don't know how it'll end or how long it'll be.
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Posted 1/8/12
The source doesn't matter to me, the quality does.

There are plenty of adaptations that are, if not crap, then very disappointing. You never know just what kind of twist the production crew will take. Will they be faithful? What will they cut? How far will the adaptation will stray?

With an original production, you don't have that baggage. In some ways, I find these more fun since you don't know where the story is going.
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Posted 1/8/12
As long at the series is good, I don't care if its original or adapted from something else.
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25 / M / Australia
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Posted 1/9/12
I usually watch anime before reading the manga anyway, so it wouldn't bother me
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Posted 1/9/12
I usually watch shows that aren't adapted from anything, mainly because the I don't have to worry about anything getting left out of the adaptation or filler. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't watch an adaptation either.
Posted 1/9/12
Well...Code Geass remains on the short list for personal favorite anime, and had excellent character development and plot twists...

and it wasn't based on a manga or light novel (the manga and light novels were adaptations of the anime, not the other way around).

No, really, check the printing dates.
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Posted 1/9/12 , edited 1/9/12
I don't really feel the need to read many manga so I would have no problem with anime being anime-original and not an adaptation. I usually only get into a manga/visual novels/novel series if the anime failed to adapt all of it and left me hanging. Being anime-original also might give it a better chance of side-slipping some pitfalls of anime. It might actually have a good ending and little if any filler because the animators can set their own pace and don't have to add filler.
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