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Do you think Anime series would be better off...
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Posted 5/12/14 , edited 5/12/14
... if so many weren't based on manga especially unfinished manga? Some of my biggest problems with anime are filler episodes and no definitive endings whether from cancellation or just from the fact that the manga is never ending due to popularity. I think there's a lot to be said for a project that has a vision of the start to finish before they start working on it.
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Pretty much yes. I think Blue Exorcist was one of those. I also think Black Lagoon is one of those. Toonami anime for the most part.

I also dislike anime that does the whole thing where they babble instead of fight, and then right when more fighting starts. END CREDITS TIME! Bloody hell that annoys me.
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Posted 5/12/14
I agree, but it is a business. They are going to try pretty much anything to increase profits. And since some anime act as "ads" for the manga, you'll just keep getting this unfinished problem.
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Posted 5/12/14
I'll agree. Too many have an open ending and unfinished story lines because they don't get picked back up. For instance, if Attack on Titan wasn't returning, I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much. Don't get people invested in something you can't finish.
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The one anime that actually benefits from filler is Gintama. Nearly every episode is filler. Even stuff that isn't filler is filler. We want more filler godammit.
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Posted 5/12/14 , edited 5/12/14
I like how Claymore anime separated its ways from the manga at the end.
Claire turned to an awakening and almost destroyed Priscilla the Cunt.

I can't hate on my sexy, silver-eyed witches.
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Posted 5/12/14

bathroom64 wrote:

The one anime that actually benefits from filler is Gintama. Nearly every episode is filler. Even stuff that isn't filler is filler. We want more filler godammit.


Depends if filler is done right.

Gintama Filler:

One Piece Filler:

Naruto filler

Bleach filler: but sometimes there can be a funny episode
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Posted 5/12/14 , edited 5/12/14
In a perfect world, yes.
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Posted 5/12/14

bathroom64 wrote:

The one anime that actually benefits from filler is Gintama. Nearly every episode is filler. Even stuff that isn't filler is filler. We want more filler godammit.


GINTAMA IS LIFEEEEEEEEEEE

GINTAMA IS LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE
Posted 5/12/14
There is a big group of us that think anime is just advertisement for the source material. I have much preferred the manga, light novel, visual novel originals over the anime adaption - which is why I have taken that view. To answer the original post - yes. There are plenty of original anime that are bad, but the shows I like the most are OVAs. Fillers play a part, but there is also omission of things that couldn't be added due to time. There is also times when people that experienced the original feel that the voice actors don't do the characters how they imagined and it often leaves those people with something unlike what they imagined.

There are plenty of other things I can think of, but in general I agree... One should look at it in the positive light though advertisement for the source material instead of hating on it because it isn't like the source.
Posted 5/12/14 , edited 5/12/14
Short runs can condense quality. It's a surefire way to make something really lasting.
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Posted 5/12/14
A thread I can agree with.
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Posted 5/12/14
I agree with this. Same thing applies to anime based on light novels, too, though. Really if an anime is based on a book(be it manga or light novel), it usually won't have a solid conclusion of any sort unless its source material is ending when it is being made. If you want a conclusion, it more or less has to have its own ending. OR be a show like say BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, and end at a point in the source material that could make for a serviceable ending.

But by and large, if you want an ending you better hope it is an original anime or based on a visual novel.

That said, I do wish more anime have conclusive endings, because anything with any form of an actual ending gets massive brownie points in my books. I mean like only 3 of my Top 10 current favorite series don't have actual full on conclusions.
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Posted 5/12/14

Anticosm wrote:

Short runs can condense quality. It's a surefire way to make something really lasting.


But you can only condense so much. Ever seen an American History textbook? Barely any information, might as well not learm amything.

Anime like the recent Blazblue adaption really showcased how bad condensing content can be. Let alone the lazy everything else. They even hired the va`s from the game, talk about 0 effort!

Jojo's was perfectly condensed however, a model example.
Few shows manage so well.
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Posted 5/12/14
Saki (first season) had an anime only final. They just kept on animating even though the mangaka(s) hadn't made that part yet.
So I guess the mangakas had to draw the exact same thing as what was in the anime.
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