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Posted 10/15/13 , edited 10/31/13
How do you feel about them? Were they properly adapted? Or did it usually fall short of your expectations?

What's your favorite?



edit: added an extra question
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I know School Days was a colossal failure in more ways than one...

However I do want a (at least) 3 episode OVA of Guilty Crown: Lost Christmas
And the 4 episode OVA of Corpse party was pretty damn awesome even if it wasn't cannon

So I highly approve of visual novel adaptations
I just don't think erogames are very well adapted nor should they be adapted at ALL
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for the most part, good. lest we not forget one of the most loved drama anime ever (Clannad) was an adaptation of a visual novel. but then again, you also have ones like Kanon 2002, Air, and Fate/Stay Night which failed to live up to their potential.
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A fair amount of detail is usually omitted out. However, minor they still play into the structure of the main story by adding depth. Aside from that, they're usually decent.

Also, Saya no Uta needs an adaption.
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I wish ''Osananajimi wa Daitouryou (My girlfriend is the President) '' will get anime adaptation by studio Trigger.
then harem anime will be saved.
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ef was pretty well done, vn tend to get a massive character overhaul in anime which is better imo.
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I would like to see some big company like Production IG do an adaptation of Saya no Uta or and adaptation of Edelweiss.
Overall, I barely see many studios get it right. Take Steins;Gate, that was very well done.

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Grisaia no Kajitsu in the future would be nice...
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Higurashi no naku koro ni. 'Nuff said.
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Posted 10/15/13

aidenraine wrote:

for the most part, good. lest we not forget one of the most loved drama anime ever (Clannad) was an adaptation of a visual novel. but then again, you also have ones like Kanon 2002, Air, and Fate/Stay Night which failed to live up to their potential.


with ufotable doing a remake of Fate/Stay night they might get it right this time

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Not too big a fan of them, but when they do it right, they do it right.
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AnimeKami wrote:
ef was pretty well done.


This. The Ef – A Tale of Memories (and A Tale of Melodies) anime is gorgeous. Fans of the White Album 2 VN have also observed that the anime is a solid adaptation, thanks to having the same writer.

Most visual novels seem to lose varying degrees of content in making the transition to anime format, but I believe that this is more or less unavoidable.
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RolexKid wrote:

Not too big a fan of them, but when they do it right, they do it right.


Any examples?

As for me, usually end up disappointed although there are some decent VN adaptations like Steins;Gate that I enjoyed. Usually though, there are materials left out that should of been there. I'm hoping this Fall's LB Refrain will be adapted well though.
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Posted 10/16/13

stark700 wrote:


RolexKid wrote:

Not too big a fan of them, but when they do it right, they do it right.


Any examples?

As for me, usually end up disappointed although there are some decent VN adaptations like Steins;Gate that I enjoyed. Usually though, there are materials left out that should of been there. I'm hoping this Fall's LB Refrain will be adapted well though.


People already mentioned a few. Although I especially enjoyed True Tears and When Seagulls Cry.

Totally. They tend to exclude the important details which leaves us with questioning. I usually find myself going through the VN again soon after the anime finishes...
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Posted 10/16/13 , edited 10/16/13

RolexKid wrote: Were they properly adapted? Or did it usually fall short of your expectations?

Honestly, I don't know how one can properly adapt them when they generally have multiple endings and routes - each, sometimes giving the player a different look or experience. xD One would have to do something similar to what Oreimo did in its first season, but I don't think that would be the best of ideas, considering how many different branching stories (or routes) there would be, and it may just end up being confusing for the mainstream that don't want all these alternative routes or whatever and just want to watch something in a logical, linear order.

Also, they are different mediums, imo, and I just don't like comparing them, in terms of the experience and entertainment value. Personally, I find VNs a lot easier to place myself in the shoes of the main protagonist than in an anime. Making choices that effect the outcome really makes me feel more a part of the story, and an anime just can't compare to that (for me anyway). Plus, if I don't like whom the main character ended up with in an anime (say the 1st season of Clannad ~ I'm about to start watching the 2nd season), I can always play the VN and get the pairing I want, lol.

I'm still waiting for TWGOK VN ~ don't know if there will ever be one, but there needs to be, lol!
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