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The Art of Adaptations in Anime Pt. 2: Story Changes

Posted in Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 by djwhack03

For the second part on manga adaptations, I will be comparing how changes in the story can sometimes help or hurt an adaptation. When adapting something to an anime, the ending is almost always changed, usually due to the source material not being done yet. This is inevitable, and not worth talking about. What I wish to discuss is when the writer makes major changes to the story. On one hand, if done correctly, could make the viewing experience feel fresh again to those who have read the source material. On the other hand, if there are too many changes, they risk alienating this core fanbase. So here are an example of a well done, and poorly done adaptation from earlier this year.

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Burnt Out…

Posted in Uncategorized on February 11, 2009 by djwhack03

Regular readers of my blog (if you actually exist), may notice I haven’t written anything in a long time. Sure, it’s only been a little over a week, but I tried to consistently update this site every other day, or at least review the latest episode of ToraDora.

I don’t know what it is, but maybe I’ve just gotten tired of anime and writing about it. I originally started Hard Work and Guts so I could keep my creative writing skills from completely deteriorating, but I don’t really care about keeping it sharp anymore.

Maybe I’m already tired of this season. The only shows that I really care about are ToraDora, Gundam 00, and White Album. However, ToraDora has gotten predicatable, Gundam isn’t stupid enough nor smart enough to be entertaining, and White Album is just too slow. I’m already looking forward to next season, especially, Saki, Full Metal Alchemist 2, Hayate no Gotoku 2, and K-on.

Maybe it’s just a phase I’m going through. It’s happened in the past with other things I enjoy. Maybe I’ll get a review post or something done this weekend.