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Sep 5, 2007 11:12 AM

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Sometimes a manga just translates poorly into an anime. Just wondering what Manga you thought should have just stayed manga instead of becoming a lesser version of itself in anime.

My only manga I have read so far that is like this is Yakitate Japan. None of the excitement or fun seems to translate for me while watching this. It just seems they made it far too goofy. Yes I was expecting goofy, but it just almost cheesy in a sense to me. And not in a good Bo-bobo way. If that makes any sense.

List em people!:p
 
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Sep 5, 2007 1:23 PM

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Hamminaptu said:
Sometimes a manga just translates poorly into an anime. Just wondering what Manga you thought should have just stayed manga instead of becoming a lesser version of itself in anime.

My only manga I have read so far that is like this is Yakitate Japan. None of the excitement or fun seems to translate for me while watching this. It just seems they made it far too goofy. Yes I was expecting goofy, but it just almost cheesy in a sense to me. And not in a good Bo-bobo way. If that makes any sense.

List em people!:p


I honestly thought that the Yakitate!! Japan anime was pretty good. For me, I think it would probably have to be Hoshin Engi. I loved the manga but the anime version just plain sucked.
 
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Sep 5, 2007 1:38 PM

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There's a bunch. Tenjō Tenge, D.N. Angel, Tokyo Babylon.

However, the grand prize goes to I"s. What an utter waste.
 
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Sep 16, 2007 11:15 AM
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Tsubasa Chronicles

Dear lord.
 
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Sep 16, 2007 2:48 PM

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DEATH NOTE.
 
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Sep 16, 2007 3:00 PM

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accela said:
Tsubasa Chronicles

Dear lord.
Even without reading the manga I have to agree to that...
 
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Sep 16, 2007 3:07 PM
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DEATH NOTE.


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Sep 16, 2007 3:09 PM

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Tsubasa Chronicles, definetely. My favourite manga became a terrible, terrible, terrible anime. Let's hope Tokyo Revelations is good....

Most of CLAMP's greatest mangas have terrible anime adaptations. So I'll add RG Veda, Tokyo Babylon, xxxholic and X to that.

And Naruto is a good manga to read but it's a torture to watch the anime. so..sloooowwwww....
 
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Sep 16, 2007 3:23 PM

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Samurai Girl Real Bout High School. ._.

While the manga is not anything amazing, at least it was entertaining. The anime has a completely different -- and terrible -- plot. It was just painful to watch.

And Tsubasa Chronicle definitely lost its magic when it became an anime. D:

Anime!RG Veda sucked too. XD
 
Sep 18, 2007 5:58 AM

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Full Metal Alchemist. They changed it to much. Some of the Changes just didn't make any sense And the ending was terrible.
 
Sep 18, 2007 1:51 PM

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Be sure to note, that some of the anime started production BEFORE the manga was ever finished. For example, the first Hellsing was started before the manga was done, and look how it pales in comparison to the manga/Hellsing OVA.
 
Sep 18, 2007 3:13 PM

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Battle Angel Allita. I watched the first 15 mins of the anime and couldn't stand it. Battle Angel Allita's is one of my favorite mangas and I think the anime was just bad.




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Sep 18, 2007 6:34 PM
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Claymore, Death Note, Trigun, Berser, Get backers and Hellsing


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Sep 19, 2007 5:54 AM

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Tenjo Tenge **barf**
 
Sep 19, 2007 10:42 AM

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Black cat
 
Sep 20, 2007 3:30 PM

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Naruto. All those fillers, ugh.
 
Sep 20, 2007 3:35 PM

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D. GRAY-MAN. T___T
 
Sep 20, 2007 4:51 PM
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accela said:
Tsubasa Chronicles

Dear lord.


Definitely. I really dislike the Tsubasa anime- no way it compares to the manga, and the animation kills me but hey, that's just my opinion.
 
Sep 22, 2007 6:57 PM
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Sep 23, 2007 2:02 PM

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tsubasa chronicles.
 
Sep 23, 2007 2:26 PM

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Love hina, and I haven't even read the manga.. x_x

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Oct 7, 2007 4:49 PM

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you know i have thought about this before, i always thought when i read Chobits that i enjoyed it so much as a manga that i didnt gain much joy from the anime.

But then again maybe those who havent read the manga would enjoy just seeing the anime, i often think that with a view, i guess thats true with alot of things in the world like novels, you get such beautiful attention to detail in manga and novels that sometimes when u see them on the screen they seem empty.



 
Oct 8, 2007 2:06 AM

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D.Gray-man; dear lord where did the plot go...?

And Death Note was an awsome anime.
 
Oct 8, 2007 1:30 PM

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And Death Note was an awsome anime.


QFT. the anime > the manga, especially in the second half.

Hmm... let's see, the Hellsing anime was terrible compared to what I've read of the manga. The OVA is at least as good as the manga, though.

Trigun's manga is much better than the anime, although I liked the anime, too. Same goes for Berserk.
 
Oct 10, 2007 10:25 AM

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Pita-ten
I didn't like the anime at all.. so many fillers...
The manga was very emotional! I loved it!

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Oct 10, 2007 1:35 PM

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well i dont really mind sometimes when the anime strays from the manga. as long as its entertaining... but... some animes are just unbearable when they're based on great manga

accela said:
Tsubasa Chronicles

Dear lord.


oh, and holic... and chobits. and nana. i couldnt stand any of those after the first episode. i actually havent read x yet so i love the anime, but after reading a few random volumes i think i would appreciate the manga so much more.

naruto. fillers = death
Rave. the manga was so good... the anime was just so corny and bad.... in both english and japanese.
love hina: TERRIBLE anime for such a GOOD manga D=
 
Oct 15, 2007 5:39 AM

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Air Gear.
It's such an awesome series, but the Anime is just.. well... nothing good at all. It really ruins the series. The manga is so detailed and contains such a great plot. The anime stops because the story is getting interesting. v__v
 
Oct 15, 2007 1:13 PM

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Claymore.
The anime was great at the start, when it followed the manga. When it went all it's own way however, it turned bad. Quite bad.

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Tokyo Babylon and RG Veda! the OVAs were horrible
 
Dec 11, 2007 11:43 PM

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gah... tons and tons of stuff -.-

anything from Oh!Great. his style is such a large part of the manga's appeal that an anime version just doesn't do it.

at this point, I'm saying anything from takehiko inoue. slam dunk's anime was so bad compared to the manga. buzzer beater was a total disgrace. if they do an adaption of vagabond I think I will shed man-tears of blood.

at this point, I'm also going to say anything from ken akamatsu. love hina's anime version was miles off from the manga even with all the specials. negima's anime versions have all been god awful (not that the original is amazing either -.-).

Naruto, Bleach, D.Gray man. of the major jump-based shounens right now, only One Piece's anime is satisfactory.

GTO also. what a horrible ending.


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Dec 12, 2007 12:06 AM
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Naruto
Bleach
D.Gray-man
One Piece

Horrible.
 
Dec 12, 2007 1:27 AM

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Narutaru. I'm glad they did right with bokurano...
 
Dec 12, 2007 1:37 AM

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sophea said:

I honestly thought that the Yakitate!! Japan anime was pretty good. For me, I think it would probably have to be Hoshin Engi. I loved the manga but the anime version just plain sucked.


Holy crap! This was the FIRST thing that came to mind when I saw this thread. Who would've thought anyone else had actually read this manga? Anyway, yeah. The manga had a great plot that was unnecessarily screwed up because the anime had to fit in 26 episodes. Say what you want about long-running series, but at least they get a chance to get their plots animated.

This thread applies to any manga with an anime that got cut short. A few more manga come to mind in this case, but the only other one that deserves to also be mentioned (and probably won't come up in someone else's post) is Video Girl Ai. Damn that one pisses me off. First romance series I like and the anime is just a lame six episode OVA. Uncool.
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Dec 12, 2007 2:32 AM

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sophea said:

I honestly thought that the Yakitate!! Japan anime was pretty good. For me, I think it would probably have to be Hoshin Engi. I loved the manga but the anime version just plain sucked.


Holy crap! This was the FIRST thing that came to mind when I saw this thread. Who would've thought anyone else had actually read this manga? Anyway, yeah. The manga had a great plot that was unnecessarily screwed up because the anime had to fit in 26 episodes. Say what you want about long-running series, but at least they get a chance to get their plots animated.

This thread applies to any manga with an anime that got cut short. A few more manga come to mind in this case, but the only other one that deserves to also be mentioned (and probably won't come up in someone else's post) is Video Girl Ai. Damn that one pisses me off. First romance series I like and the anime is just a lame six episode OVA. Uncool.


I'll agree with those two, also. those were two of my favorite manga, too. video girl ai even had a live-action version that was totally horrible.

Another work from Masakazu Katsura is I"S. they even had 2 tries to get that right and failed hard both times. I just pray they leave Zetman alone.


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Dec 12, 2007 6:50 AM

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Hm. Video Girl Ai had a live-action version? *looks this up* Gah. A movie. Disgusting. Even a 26 episode anime would be better...
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Dec 12, 2007 10:13 AM
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I second Love Hina. I have both the manga and animé box set, and find the manga to be a lot better. So much so that I will probably not even finish watching the animé, and stick to the manga.

And I've heard Chobits' manga is a hell of a lot better than the animé, though never having read the manga I couldn't say, but I do like the animé. Not one of my favourites though.

Death Note is a great manga, and I can't wait to get the animé... I think it's perfectly suited to be an animé. Though I've heard quite a lot of the explanation is cut out of it... not that that's a bad thing. In the later volumes of the manga, I felt there was sometimes a bit more explanation than was needed.
 
Dec 12, 2007 11:04 AM
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Definetly Tsubasa and Rave Master, and Naruto too.

Although I do prefer the Getbackers anime over the manga. :3
 
Dec 12, 2007 12:13 PM

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Ugh, Tsubasa. Seriously, the anime was terrible with poor pacing and mediocre animation and fillers.
The OAD, however, was amazing.

Also Full Moon o Sagashite and D.Gray-man for the same reasons.
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Dec 12, 2007 2:41 PM

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And I've heard Chobits' manga is a hell of a lot better than the animé, though never having read the manga I couldn't say, but I do like the animé. Not one of my favourites though.
I think the chobits manga is amazing... and i couldn't even sit through the first episode of the anime... so yeah, i think its MUCH better. (same with tsubasa. anime = disgrace to the manga) though ive already mentioned that before.

oh, and i agree about RAVE. it was a terrible anime D=
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I also have to agree about Chobits. I couldn't watch even five minutes of the first episode: I was like "WHAT. FARM? I DON'T GET IT. NOT IN MANGA" and turned it off. XD
 
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Haven't read much manga, but imo, Love Hina should just stay as a manga. Can't say taht I liked the anime. It was so...I don't know how I can say it, but I just didn't like it. >.<.
 
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I also have to agree about Chobits. I couldn't watch even five minutes of the first episode: I was like "WHAT. FARM? I DON'T GET IT. NOT IN MANGA" and turned it off. XD


If you expect anime adaptations to be 100% similar to manga, you probably shouldn't watch any anime based on a manga.
 
Dec 13, 2007 10:05 AM
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True, but I never seem to learn.
 
Dec 13, 2007 10:22 AM

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i dont mind anime based on manga...but for some reason i find some of the adaptations terrible.... like in chobits, the opening theme makes my ears bleed and i really couldnt stand listening to chii's voice for more than 10 minutes.... XD i dunno, the anime really just threw me off.
 
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I normally don't mind anime based on manga, like with Naruto. Sure I knew what was going to happen in every arc, but it was great to have a voice to the characters and to see them move on screen. However there are some manga that should stay manga, Fullmetal Alchemist was one.

Don't get me wrong, the series is great, it's funny and dramatic and deep and has a great ending. But once I picked up the manga and started reading it, the show just lost all it's power. The manga was ten times better, different story and it just flowed WAY better. In the anime a lot of the things felt like they didn't fit together, but I don't have that problem with the manga. So I wish FMA had just stayed a manga, or the anime had been accurate to the manga (I know not possible just a dream, don't yell at me)
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the_seventh_l said:
I also have to agree about Chobits. I couldn't watch even five minutes of the first episode: I was like "WHAT. FARM? I DON'T GET IT. NOT IN MANGA" and turned it off. XD


If you expect anime adaptations to be 100% similar to manga, you probably shouldn't watch any anime based on a manga.


I don't know...contrary to what most people here say, I think most shonen series get decent adaptations. ....Aside from that though, yeah...shows usually get screwed, which is a bit ridiculous IMO.
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Tactics and E's. Pretty good mangas turned into terrible animes. Tactics added a random and completely useless character (Suzu) and then manipulated the plot something awful to fit her in everywhere. E's... well, besides the fact that at least half of the (short) series was ridiculous filler, they dumbed down the storyline - took out all the blood, deaths, underground ring of psychic children fighting each other... I could go on and on. Really terrible.
 
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Samurai Deeper Kyo. I read the manga after I watched the anime and I still thought the manga was better.
 
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Samurai Deeper Kyo. I read the manga after I watched the anime and I still thought the manga was better.


Couldn't agree more... And I would like to add DN Angel to my list... The anime was alright but it was way too short (26 ep) to fit all that was revealed in the manga.
If the anime was made into a 48 or 52 ep show it would have been a lot better cause they'd have more room.... The anime had a lot of gaps in the character development due to the large story in such a short show.

Which is too bad cause the manga is awesome!
 
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