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Have you ever felt that there is a manga so good that if it became an anime it would be ruined? Even if the anime turns out good, it still wouldn't do the manga justice. This is strictly for manga that didn't become an anime.


What are your thoughts on this?
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Yotsuba&
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I heard somewhere that the manga creator didn't want to turn the manga into an anime.
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No because anime does not take anything a way for the manga. What they would could get wrong though is Vinland Saga and Baserk (I break rules) and Vagabound and real. God pealed leave them alone.
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FMB-24 wrote:

No because anime does not take anything a way for the manga. What they would could get wrong though is Vinland Saga and Baserk (I break rules) and Vagabound and real. God pealed leave them alone.


You can seriously lose artistic design and direction when going from manga to anime. Gate is a serious offender of this. Plus overall the sound design and voice acting is usually better in mangas.
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iamtheredseven wrote:


FMB-24 wrote:

No because anime does not take anything a way for the manga. What they would could get wrong though is Vinland Saga and Baserk (I break rules) and Vagabound and real. God pealed leave them alone.


You can seriously lose artistic design and direction when going from manga to anime. Gate is a serious offender of this. Plus overall the sound design and voice acting is usually better in mangas.


But it does not take a way form the origal. At the end of the day it's an adaptation and the origal will always be there.
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Posted 2/18/17 , edited 2/18/17
I will have to second iamtheredseven's opinion and say Yotsuba&.

I just don't think the tone of the manga will carry across to the anime medium. Then again, I have now seen Kobayashi no Maid Dragon this season, which was a title I thought was both obscure and unadaptable. They are nailing it so far.

There is something to be said about "taking away" from the original. I agree that the original is unchanged up to that point. However, many mangaka are intimately involved in the production of the anime (If the omakes are anything to go by). In such cases, I have no doubt that the anime influence the continuation of a manga. If that is taking away or adding to it, is another discussion.

The one instance I can recall of this happening (maybe) is Karin, where I feel the mangaka lost a little bit of focus in the story after anime production began. The tone of the series stayed more or less the same, though.
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Posted 2/18/17 , edited 2/18/17
Anything by Nihei. While I enjoyed the CG Sidonia anime, man does it lose a lot compared to his manga style.

Let me also point out the new Sailor Moon anime tried to be 'more like the manga' and ruined itself. A lot can be lost in translation, and sometimes it should be.
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I wonder how Hinamatsuri would turn out if it were ever animated. Don't know if the artwork and humor would carry over as well.
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iamtheredseven wrote:Gate is a serious offender of this.


Gate is a very poor example of "manga adapted to anime" imo as the manga is already an adaptation in and of itself. The manga is an adaptation of the Light Novel which in turn is an adaptation of the Web Novel. So the anime is an adaptation of an adaptation of an adaptation...



As for manga I'd be dubious about being animated I'd have to go with Danberu nan kiro moteru?, It's My Life and Shiori Experience.

Danberu nan kiro moteru? because of all the instructional sections where it explains how to perform the exercises and which muscles groups those are targeting.

It's My Life because it's just obscure and fairly niche. How big a market do you think there is for a fantasy slice of life about a home proud middle aged ex-knight that is loaded with references to metal bands and songs? I'd be afraid they'd do something to make it appeal to a much wider audience and in turn ruin the charm it has.

Shiori Experience because it's about ghost Jimmy Hendrix and there are a lot of his songs reference or outright played in it. You can get away with saying "oh these characters are playing Purple Haze" in a manga because you don't hear them do so, in an anime adaptation they'd have to play it which would require getting the licensing to do so which would be prohibitively expensive. My fear would be they'd forgo the Jimmy songs altogether which is defeating the purpose.
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to me, nothing can be unadaptable! All there needs to be to is a good direction!

Remember when people said that lord of the ring was unadadaptable... BOOM! 3 MOVIES MAKING A AWESOME ADAPTATION!!!

And remember when something is adapted, there are things that needs to be changed for the sake of the medium, so when you see something adapted, lways be prepared to see some changes
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Dorohedoro. No way in hell will it be properly adapted. Too long and too gory. So sad too because it is damn cool.
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willego wrote:

to me, nothing can be unadaptable! All there needs to be to is a good direction!

Remember when people said that lord of the ring was unadadaptable... BOOM! 3 MOVIES MAKING A AWESOME ADAPTATION!!!

And remember when something is adapted, there are things that needs to be changed for the sake of the medium, so when you see something adapted, lways be prepared to see some changes


Heh... Almost everyone I have spoken to that had been fans of the novels believed those were horrible adaptations.

Mind you, most of them said they were good movies in their own right - don't get me wrong there, but absolutely horrible adaptations.
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Being a good adaptation doesn't mean it will please fans of the original. Adaptations have to balance keeping true to the core with inviting in new faces. If a company focuses solely on appealing to existing fans, there's not much room for growth. So a lot of times it's "How can we add excitement without alienating the fanbase?"
Posted 2/20/17
None. I mean, look at Monster. Any manga can be adapted into an anime without it being ruined. It just has to be done right.
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