Post Reply Why does anime cut out parts from the manga?
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Posted 8/6/16
This question was probably already asked before but i was reading Tokyo Ghoul and Shokugek no Soma and then watched both their anime counterpart and i noticed that their are parts missing. Specially when it comes to backstory or character introductions.
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Posted 8/6/16
I would guess not enough time and money to include everything.
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Posted 8/6/16 , edited 8/6/16

oneouts123 wrote:

This question was probably already asked before but i was reading Tokyo Ghoul and Shokugek no Soma and then watched both their anime counterpart and i noticed that their are parts missing. Specially when it comes to backstory or character introductions.


Wasn't sure whether to move this to Anime or to the Advice, Info forum, but I think it's got enough discussion value, and no single right answer, so Anime it is.

It's basically like any adaptation. A movie based on a novel, for example, is unlikely to portray everything in the novel exactly as it is in the novel. And the reasons can range from practicality (budget; length, etc.), intended purpose of the movie, artistic values of movie producers, directors, scriptwriters, etc.

So it's similar with anime. I know a lot of people prefer having anime exactly match the manga, and that can sometimes be done well, but sometimes you get a more satisfying or practical product by changing things, including leaving out material, or fleshing out some content more fully.
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Posted 8/6/16
if you ask me, its because TV standarts are not the same as the manga standarts.

In manga, you can most of the time, show anything without too much trouble. Taking for example Berserk: In the manga, When Guts was a child, he was:



In the 1998 anime, while this event is mentionned, it never get showed because you cant show that kind of things on television. The movies managed to get the scene, but it was only for a few seconds.

Another reason why Anime misses parts of the manga is because of time contraints and their budget. Manga chapter can go from 16 to 24 pages in a weekly release and 30 to 50 pages in monthly release, while Anime episodes are always 20 minutes lenght (removing OP and ED), so when adapting those chapters to TV, they most of the time cut some parts (Or make them longer if its long running shonen)
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Posted 8/6/16
As others have said:

Time
Money
Regulations on what's kosher and not for TV
Reordering things to make more sense.
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Posted 8/6/16
Ditto

but anyway, sometimes things get cut so they can finish at the cut off point the director wants to reach.
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Posted 8/6/16
In the case of Shokugeki no Soma, it's because the Autumn Election arc covered 50 chapters and was horrifically padded and bloated. Ironically for a food mange, it needed a diet.
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Posted 8/9/16
Like everyone has said:

Time
Money
Sometimes there may be parts that don't fit for whatever reason.

I also have paid attention when i compare manga and anime i read/watch. Few examples are JoJo's and Food Wars!. Some parts appear later while sometimes not at all.
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Posted 8/9/16
Adaptation distillation, which has been a thing forever. Financial constraints, shortening things for TV to keep the audience, as television and print are different mediums with arguably, two different audiences, alterations to appeal to a larger demographic, they aren't uncommon at all, in animanga or other media adapted from a book or comic.
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Posted 8/9/16
Everyone already answered what I'd say, but let me add this:

sometimes, they have to cut out certain things, like violence, because of censorship standards. I know in Tokyo Ghoul, they blacked out the blood, because by episode four, I got too damned annoyed with it.

And I know sometimes they tone down ecchi manga, *looks at Monster Musume)
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