Why do some anime series change the story?

Elvis
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Why do you think some anime series change the story from the manga (to a certain degree)? What are the main reasons that determine that anime director and writers to not stick to the original story?

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Kaynil
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Well, I guess it varies.

One of the most common reason is that many try to make an anime adaptation while the manga is 'hot' to cash in the interest. They start working in their animated version before the manga is concluded so they have to improvise once they catch up with the manga.

The simple explanation is that comic is difficult to just convert into animation as it is and have it work. Manga is a slower work that takes a lot of time to publish each volume. It usually has short chapters and can depend on secondary characters and subplots, while the anime needs to keep things more contained. They usually have a main goal and the episode plot so they need to alter a bit the times when some things take place or how they take place in order to fit with this. They also tend to either get rid of weak characters and have other more relevant ones be the ones taking their actions instead. Sometimes the anime will decide to make a new character to spice things up and facilitate the creation of mini-plots.

Sometimes, it is better to get the characters and what the story is going for instead of just the plot, so some of the adaptations with changes have been well received. Some studios might be trying to shoe-horn a formula in order to get more viewers, with mixed results.

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Nel
(11-26-2016, 11:53 PM)Kaynil Wrote: Well, I guess it varies.

One of the most common reason is that many try to make an anime adaptation while the manga is 'hot' to cash in the interest. They start working in their animated version before the manga is concluded so they have to improvise once they catch up with the manga.

The simple explanation is that comic is difficult to just convert into animation as it is and have it work. Manga is a slower work that takes a lot of time to publish each volume. It usually has short chapters and can depend on secondary characters and subplots, while the anime needs to keep things more contained. They usually have a main goal and the episode plot so they need to alter a bit the times when some things take place or how they take place in order to fit with this. They also tend to either get rid of weak characters and have other more relevant ones be the ones taking their actions instead. Sometimes the anime will decide to make a new character to spice things up and facilitate the creation of mini-plots.

Sometimes, it is better to get the characters and what the story is going for instead of just the plot, so some of the adaptations with changes have been well received. Some studios might be trying to shoe-horn a formula in order to get more viewers, with mixed results.

Anime is hard to make or so I have heard. I think it's east to draw 20 pages in a week but difficult to make 20 minutes episode with them. That's why they change the story

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JennyorAlice
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I think it can vary. I agree with Kaynil about they're trying to cash in.

One other thing that I thought about was maybe the original story that they had thought out before sounded better in their head than it did when they actually put it down on paper or in an episode. So they had to make changes to it to make it better or to make it fit.

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ItachiSasuke
(02-07-2017, 05:28 AM)JennyorAlice Wrote: I think it can vary.  I agree with Kaynil about they're trying to cash in.  

One other thing that I thought about was maybe the original story that they had thought out before sounded better in their head than it did when they actually put it down on paper or in an episode.  So they had to make changes to it to make it better or to make it fit.

You should be a newbie or someone who is trying to talk without knowing anything about anime senpai.
You should know that things like that don't occur in popular or any other anime in general

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Testaccount
(02-07-2017, 01:48 PM)ItachiSasuke Wrote: You should be a newbie or someone who is trying to talk without knowing anything about anime senpai.
You should know that things like that don't occur in popular or any other anime in general

Go easy on him or her. May be they are trying to just chat with others?

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Nel
I don't like when people try to talk about anime when they don't know anything about it. But I don't want them to hurt but I want them to keep their mouths shut too.

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