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You often hear people say that the book/manga was better than the movie/show, but you rarely hear the opposite. I can't think of any off the top of my head, but surely there are some out there...

Do you know any shows or films that you felt exceeded their source material?
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You rarely hear the opposite because people that watch the TV show just enjoy it, where as some book readers will sit there acting all smug although what they visualized as they read would be different to every other person that reads. So when it comes on the big screen, it's different for some of them and that automatically makes it bad or something.
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i think flowers of evil (the anime series) is better than the manga, personally. the anime gave me chills.
the manga did not... as it didn't have sounds or movement... it's why i believe animation is superior to manga. thats my biased opinion.
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JenRL wrote:

You often hear people say that the book/manga was better than the movie/show, but you rarely hear the opposite. I can't think of any off the top of my head, but surely there are some out there...

Do you know any shows or films that you felt exceeded their source material?


Peter Jackson's LoTR movies, especially the first one, were adapted in a way that I found better than Tolkien's books (which mostly bored me). (The Hobbit? Hell no. Movies had fun moments but were a horrible money-grubbing adaptation, while the book was, okay.)

I'm going to have to think a bit more. I do find there are movies that feel very different from the source material, but where I like both pretty much equally as their own things. But, scrounging titles from my brain is not happening at the moment.
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lorreen wrote:


JenRL wrote:

You often hear people say that the book/manga was better than the movie/show, but you rarely hear the opposite. I can't think of any off the top of my head, but surely there are some out there...

Do you know any shows or films that you felt exceeded their source material?


Peter Jackson's LoTR movies, especially the first one, were adapted in a way that I found better than Tolkien's books (which mostly bored me). (The Hobbit? Hell no. Movies had fun moments but were a horrible money-grubbing adaptation, while the book was, okay.)

I'm going to have to think a bit more. I do find there are movies that feel very different from the source material, but where I like both pretty much equally as their own things. But, scrounging titles from my brain is not happening at the moment.


I saw the movies before I read the books, and I liked the books so much better. The movies were just kind of decent, in my opinion, but the books were glorious. Everyone has different values in regard to entertainment, though.

I can't think of any shows/movies that surpass the original work, honestly. I enjoyed the YuruYuri anime slightly more than the manga just because it was voiced and colored but stayed very true to the manga, but the manga has a lot more stuff, so I read it after I exhausted the shows.
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Though I love reading, I always love to visually see a story. I forgot to provide titles, but honestly, I like them equally. Unless, you ask if there are films that disgrace the original book, then I can provide you with quite a few titles.
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You rarely hear the opposite because people that watch the TV show just enjoy it, where as some book readers will sit there acting all smug although what they visualized as they read would be different to every other person that reads. So when it comes on the big screen, it's different for some of them and that automatically makes it bad or something.


It's not really that it's visualized differently, but that when they adapt things they inevitably leave an awful lot out. A good portion of my favorite scenes in novels weren't used in the movie adaptations, and the same can be said for manga that's been adapted into anime where I've actually had the chance to read the manga (whether I read it before or after seeing the show is irrelevant, because it'll always have more content).

Of course that's not to say that they haven't done a lot of great things with adapting stuff, but it's just really not the same and honestly unless the book is a massive boring series that I wouldn't have gotten through to begin with due to being overly wordy or something (we don't need to hear that the carpet is fifteen different shades of purple or the curtains are slightly off kilter), the book will always be better.
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(Korea) My Sassy Girl better than (American) My Sassy Girl.

(Korea) Old Boy better than (American) Old Boy.
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(Movie) Edge of Tomorrow better than its manga.
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Hunter x Hunter 2011 is better than the manga.
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YuYu Hakusho is better than the manga

Attack on Titan is better than the manga

HxH 2011 as the guy above me said is better than the manga

I think ---> FMA Brotherhood, Death Note and Welcome to the NHK were better also, but as my personal opinion, the ones I mentioned above are facts
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