Post Reply What makes better script Manga or Video gamefor Anime
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Posted 6/10/15
I know obvious answer is manga but if you liked Steins gate the anime was released before any manga same with Ghost in the Shell
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I would have to say it depends on the directors, etc. For example, if you've seen bad anime adaptions of a manga or game and then amazing anime adaptions for a manga or game.
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The medium has nothing to do with the script, in all actuality. It all comes down to who is writing the script and the company that's producing the adaptation. People who say that adapting video games to film is difficult are crazy.
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Both have merits. Videogames often have that high fantasy feeling, with that art style it's easier to bend the rules of the normal world so to speak.
Posted 6/10/15
It depends on what was first.
Anime adaptations of manga and/or a video game often sucked. Its the same with manga or video game adaptations too.
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Depends on the plot of the original. Usually, an anime adaptation of a manga or game has something to jump off of. Manga has a better chance of that, even if it was just a 4-koma. A game, on the other hand, has a lot of variables to consider. If it is a single player game with a well-flushed out plot, iit's relatively easier to create a new player character and have them plot out the course for the anime. The fact remains that an ending for saiid anime has to be chosen. For oonline games like Kantai Collection or Ragnarok Online, an anime adaptation would be more difficult because of the lack of a specific plot in the source material (Okay, Ragnarok Online was based on a manhwa but people kind of forgot the original medium so they usually think of the game).Therefore, using the current settings, a plot has to be designed specifically for the anime. If done right, the anime would be glorious.
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Manga for the most part since games are designed with interactivity in mind, something that anime can't really capitalize on.
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I got 3 vol of StarCraft manta, it looks really good.
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Posted 6/10/15 , edited 6/10/15

killerpanda3 wrote:

Manga for the most part since games are designed with interactivity in mind, something that anime can't really capitalize on.


I see people say that a lot, and that's not really true at all. Yes, video games are designed with interactivity in mind, but that's the point. Just because they are designed that way, does not mean it has to be represented in another medium. Smart adaptations don't try to adapt elements that don't work in another medium, because they don't work.

It's entirely possible to take the plot of a video game and translate that into a film. You don't need the interactivity at all for that. Unfortunately, most people just don't give a damn. Particularly the studios, who want to make a film based on a game, and not a story.

This extends to anime and manga, by the way. It's not limited to film, I just use that as an example because it's more common in the west.
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Definitely manga. A lot of anime follows the manga storyline or at least stays faithful to most of it. And you can understand anime based on manga without actually having to read the manga first. Most anime series based on video games have loads cut out of them, tend to be really short series and they're basically just a long trailer for the game which annoys me. If I wanted to buy the game, I'd have it already -_-
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Posted 7/9/15
I've yet to play a good anime game. It's sad, really.
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Posted 7/9/15
Manga would typically be easier. Many games have disjointed plots due to prolonged gameplay sequences between plot points. Mangas can be adapted without any changes at all.
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