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I think the best way to make an adaptation for this anime would be the Moon and the Terra routes, or perhaps a weird combination of all routes where he would end with none of them, followed by both the Moon and Terra routes. Beggining with the Moon and Terra route would certainly attract a lot of attention due to the type of story that it is.
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Okay so I made an account just for this.

Well there has been a lot of debate over the anime adaption of Rewrite. Okay I understand that its routes are self-sufficient and have a story completely unique to the heroines. But if we see the past works of Key (here: Clannad) we will see that Clannad has had the same concept of story as Rewrite (to some extent) yet it could be converted into an anime (which was successful).
The anime of Clannad focused on the main heroine, at the same time it did not ignore the other heroines, they had their story, in fact sometimes a whole episode was dedicated to them. Even after this, they did end up with the main heroine.
Now let's try to compare Clannad with Rewrite.
Rewrite has main heroine, Clannad has main heroine.
Rewrite has 5 other heroines, Clannad has 7 other heroines.

Even with the fact that Clannad has more heroines than Rewrite, it had an awesome story (combining all routes).
So what I am trying to tell you is that it is not necessary that having an Rewrite anime would spoil it.

Secondly, I would like to give my suggestion of how the anime could be done: (LOTS OF TEXT!!)


I think this could be the story (took me a while to write )

The Moon Route could be used as a OVA, since I think that it was completely irrelevant to the story (correct me if I am wrong)
The problem would be the Terra Route since it is a past route. Either they could use it at the starting of the anime, or as a OVA again
If a route is too independent (like in case of Lucia's and Shizuru's) there could be another OVA's (like Clannad had 2 of them, Tomoyo's and Kyou's)

Thirdly, doing some calculations to predict when we could expect the anime.
Most Key works are eventually converted to anime. But they take like 4-5 years.
Eg. Clannad VN was released in 2004. Anime in 2007-2008
Little Busters! VN was released in 2007. Anime in 2012-2013 (In fact an OVA will be released in July 2014)
Whew! That takes some time. So Rewrite was released in 2011, when do we expect an anime??
Most Likely around late 2014 - mid 2015 . It is possible it can be released in 2016-17 too. No concrete evidence (may be it is not made...)

Lastly, a few mysteries I encountered. Please solve them if possible.
1) If Kotarou was revived as a familiar in Terra Route, is it that all this time, he was a familiar?
2) What The Hell was the moon route?
3) Had all heroines already met Kotarou in his past, before common route (since Terra route showed the heroines meeting him at a point, except Chihaya & Lucia)

Sorry for this VERY long post , but I just wanted to clarify that Rewrite has the potential to be an awesome anime.

PS: Hope this thread is alive By far this is the best thread to discuss about Rewrite VN into Anime

EDIT: Whoops! Completely forgot about Oppai Ending Well for me that was a disappointment. Too short and it's not really funny to repeat the same word again and again (can't and won't tell you the word, look up for yourself sorry!). It will be a waste of time and money to create a short 5 minute, completely different and stupid ending episode. So a "No" from here
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There is a petition to try and get Rewrite animated here

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/white-fox-studio-to-make-a-rewrite-anime-2014
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Accord_Deal wrote:The Moon Route could be used as a OVA, since I think that it was completely irrelevant to the story (correct me if I am wrong)
The problem would be the Terra Route since it is a past route.

Lastly, a few mysteries I encountered. Please solve them if possible.
1) If Kotarou was revived as a familiar in Terra Route, is it that all this time, he was a familiar?
2) What The Hell was the moon route?
3) Had all heroines already met Kotarou in his past, before common route (since Terra route showed the heroines meeting him at a point, except Chihaya & Lucia)



Hi! It's been a year and a half since I finished Rewrite (and following their stuff as a fan, etc) so some of my knowledge might be not completely accurate, but essentially, the Moon Route is a sequence of events that happens after all character routes and before the Terra route. here's a timeline:

start: Common Route
--> Character Routes
--> eventually all possibilities of the Earth's development result in the Earth using up too much "Life Energy" (not shown, but it is said in the Moon route that it happened)
--> *The consciousness of the moon (who manifests as Kagari (Moon)) absorbs all life energy from the Earth (Moon route)
--> *Kagari (Moon) maps out all possibilities of anything that can happen on Earth. "Life" energy creates living beings, which have the ability to cause different events to happen. However, she can't find a solution because any way the earth develops results in "bad memories" experienced on Earth, those of war (especially between Guardian and Gaia), starvation etc instead of hope and possibly salvation.
--> *For some reason Koutarou's consciousness is summoned in this Point in Time and Space.
--> *He writes something on the "map", that expresses his longing for Kagari.

--> *Eventually Kashima Sakura (from another Point in Time and Space) tries to stop Kagari's plan of redoing life on earth, because she hates being alive, and life in general (the reason is explained by Akane in her route), so much that she wants to erase all possibilities of life. LOL
--> *Koutarou decides to stops Kashima, and asks Kagari (Moon) if he can use some of the moon's Life energy to summon allies to defend Kagari (Moon) herself. Ask and you shall receive, so Koutarou manifests the occult club to help him defend Kagari, so her plan can continue.
--> *After some time, Kagari's map somehow figures out a means for the Earth to have enough "good memories". The moon sends the Earth's life energy back to the Earth and Earth's Evolution (from the beginning of the Earth's lifetime itself) restarts.

--> (Terra route) we watch this spectacular possibility where the earth actually survives its own judgement (ie. maintain good memories) from Koutarou's point of view.

*Moon route events.

Try to read the Moon route and Terra route again, knowing all that you'll appreciate it better.

full explanation:http://visualnovelaer.fuwanovel.org/2012/07/rewrite-an-analysis-of-the-world-translated-by-xrave-warning-spoilers/

Knowing all this, I think there are a lot of challenges that Rewrite faces when an Anime version is made.
- IT IS VERY COMPLICATED. Even though I like Rewrite for this, it takes a lot of attention and maybe thinking to understand all that is going on in the story, especially when they explain all their supernatural and supernaturally created theories. There will be those who try to understand everything (Aurora, Guardian, Gaia, Hunter, Familiar, the theory about the Corridors etc). But there will be those new viewers who'd have to slowly digest Guardians, Gaians, Familiars, Koutarou's powers etc.

Nevertheless, Angel Beats (being quite different in its storyline) has made it, so I think Rewrite probably can do it too. They'd just have to make it work.

- IT HAS A LOT OF "EXTRA INFO" THAT ONLY GETS EXPLAINED / UNDERSTOOD LATER.
Who is Gil/Pani? What about those imitation pokemon? What are the robed men doing? All these would most likely go unexplained for many episodes, and we who've been through the VN have to try to explain to the new viewers. Either that or many Anime reviewers would get turned off.

So logically, Rewrite being such a VN would face challenges, but I do think it can still work anyway. Good luck.
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Skorlentis, thank you for taking the time to answer my query!
I think you are trying to tell me the Moon Route in the game, not it's importance in the story. I mean how it affected the plot. I already completed the game 100%, so I am waiting for the fandisc to be translated (can't write the website's name. I think that's against the rules. If it isn't, tell me please ).

I think there are a lot of challenges that Rewrite faces when an Anime version is made.

Exactly. We need to root the developers of the game.

Who is Gil/Pani? What about those imitation pokemon? What are the robed men doing? All these would most likely go unexplained for many episodes, and we who've been through the VN have to try to explain to the new viewers. Either that or many Anime reviewers would get turned off.

They are some mysteries, unless the viewers open the wiki and read about them, it'll be tough like you said.

To 'see' how the anime would be like, I guess we could wait for the Angel Beats VN, so we will get some info on how they converted some tough parts into a VN.


There is a petition to try and get Rewrite animated here

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/white-fox-studio-to-make-a-rewrite-anime-2014


I find petitions useless, because a developer wouldn't simply do all the hardwork because ~100,000 people asked him too. He will see other things, like staff, profit, loss, review from the audience etc.
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Posted 6/29/14
I think a Rewrite anime depends a good bit on Little Busters' commercial performance.
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I think a Rewrite anime depends a good bit on Little Busters' commercial performance.

They'll do that, I get the feeling strongly.
They saw that Little Busters! wasn't encouraging. It doesn't mean that they should give hope.
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