Post Reply Original anime content, manga based, light novel based.
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I am wondering what anime viewers enjoy seeing produced the most.
personally I have a love hate relationships with anime based on light novels, but i still find those the best. my reasoning is that they usually have to have a strong following in order to become a anime, they tend to have well thought out plots. seeing as i am a manga enthusiast who will binge read any manga for a anime that is not up to date that i started watching prior to reading the manga, light novel based anime stop me from being impatient and reading ahead allowing me to have actual interest in the anime.

for me original content anime takes second just because there is no reference so for the same reason as light novels im forced to wait and the anticipation makes the show much more enjoyable...... if it is one of the few actually good original content anime... that's the trade off, i like manga based anime more times because they tend to be more backed and plot built, but original content anime when pulled off correctly hands down is much better than manga, also does not let down the manga readers.

Manga is third for me, however that changes if they anime takes a different path than the manga. I don't actually like it when anime follows the manga to the T. I view anime adaptations as a chance to change the story and play with the endings giving me a second, much more different version.

Huge reason why i actually loved the original FMA, i followed the manga before brotherhood came out and you know what, the manga and original anime did so damn well it paved a way for a second rendition of the show to be a possibility. so we ended up getting two different stories from the same manga in anime form and three movies (check me if i am wrong?)


well i am interested to see the diversity in your responses, i expect a lot of people to hate when anime ventures off the path of the manga!

tell me what your favorite anime content origins are!

(i did not mention visual novels but if that's something you enjoy more than by all means site those!)


I will give a free premium month (i will give the option for the winner to choose between funimation and crunchyroll) to the person who i think has the best response if this thread makes it to page 6, my pick will be between pages 1-6. But if no one gives any input i have the right to revoke this (if it does not make it to page 6) also, if people start posting fluff comments to get it to six they not only will not be able to get the prize, i will move the pages required further by counting the fluff comments.
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anime based on historical events
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Tbh, I don't really care about origins. I'm just here for the story, so if you make an anime off of an original storyboard, and it is good, then I'm all for it. Same if you're making an anime based off of the manga, or making an anime deriving off a specific point in the manga, etc.
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CKD-Anime wrote:

anime based on historical events


actually that's a really good point that i often overlook, and there is a lot of great anime based on history, and a lot of anime based on changing history. have any that stand out for you?
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Idk I like anime where unexpected things happen. For example an unexpected plot twist or character death or something
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Original anime content is best for parodies

Light novels are best for story

Manga is best for keeping consistency between anime and manga.
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Light Novels tend to do the same thing nowadays, so I'd have to say I'm big on original content. Manga can be a hit or miss.
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I think there is one major group that you forgot, anime made from games/VN. The Fate series and Clannad are a perfect examples.


For me, the #1 spot goes to such anime. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is one of my all-time favorites (holds the #1 spot in both my favorite and most watched list), even with terrible production quality. The Fate series (Stay Night, UBW, and soon Heaven's Feel) are solid adaptations of their source material. Clannad After Story was the first anime (and I believe the only one) to push me to nearly crying. I absolutely adore the Utawarerumono series, and even though the second season is a bit slow, it's just as enjoyable. I find the some of the most brilliant Japanese minds in story telling are not those who write manga or novels. Great VN and game adapted anime may be few and far between, but those that are good are exceptionally so.

My second choice would be Novel and LN adaptations. Novels tend to be well flushed out and carry a lot of detail that anime studios can make use of. There have been MANY solid adaptations such as the Monogatari series, GATE, Baccano!, Durarara!!, A Certain Magical Index (and Scientific Railgun), SAO, No Game No Life, Suzimiya Haruhi, and the list goes on. With the story more or less finished for the parts the anime is adapted from, there is no filler nor need to deviate from the source.

Third would have to be originals. I always like seeing something new, and when the story is made for anime, there are visual and storytelling elements that can be geared towards the screen. Any filler or fluff is usually for calming down from a more serious event or to build characters. Most comedy and slice of life anime fall under this category, and there is no shortage of good anime in these genres.

My last would have to be Manga adapted anime, because it is a double-edged sword. You get great adaptations that follow or expand on the source. These usually wait until the manga is finished. A good example is Parasyte. Some anime go off on their own direction if the manga is too slow at updating. This could be good, as was the case with Full Metal Alchemist, which was then redone in Brotherhood to follow the actual story. It could also be absolutely terrible, as was the case with Rosario + Vampire. The manga was brilliant, but the anime was such utter crap, especially with the second season that ditched any plot altogether to make it 100% fanservice. Then you get the ongoing manga that create anime with 500+ episodes, 50% or more of them being filler as the anime waits for the manga to finish a major arc.

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Anime original is what I like
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Dont care
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My biggest beef with adaptations of ongoing, serialized works (manga and LNs) is how unsatisfied I am with their endings/non-endings. Most long running manga/LNs introduce more plot threads than can be resolved in a cour or two, which leaves anime endings open, even if they get acceptable endings. As a result, I prefer original anime and adaptations of finished works over ongoing ones.

If it has to be an adaptations, I prefer manga due to how close the medium is to anime. In any adaptation, things tend to get lost in translation, with manga suffering the least and video games getting the worst of it. VNs are more dense than other written media, and they tend to get the most story and characterization left out in adaptations. The Fate series is one of the few examples of having a fandom that treats the source material as a prerequisite to view the adaptations, instead of having an adaptation designed to stand on its own.
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Posted 1/15/16

MightyMidgit wrote:

I think there is one major group that you forgot, anime made from games/VN. The Fate series and Clannad are a perfect examples.


It was the last one I mentioned in parenthesis before the prize :). Also best response so far! Id like to see if there is anyone else that has good input into shows that have been adapted well, or poorly, and see what the community thinks is a main reason for things that go good and things that go well!
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