What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

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What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

Postby Ishbalan » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:52 pm

For every anime made, there are dozens of manga titles that will never see the screen. Which one do you believe most deserves an anime adaption, granted it stays faithful to the source material. You may also include manga titles with anime adaptions that were butchered and don't do their mothers justice.

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Re: What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

Postby Jasta85 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:51 pm

BERSERK! i thought the anime was somewhat good when i first watched it, then i read the manga and was like "omg what have they done, this series got abused more than all of the characters in it put together!" (which is saying something just about everyone in that series is raped at one point or another). was the same way with hellsing till the ova came out.

mahou sensei negima could use a huge makeover, the anime was for 12 year olds where the manga is a perfectly good teen shounen/harem series with all the action and fanservice needed. there's plenty more out there but those are the two that spring to mind the most, as far as anime that don't live up to the manga.

as far as great manga that could be made into anime, i would say MxO is a definite, very funny with good story and characters and its a complete series so no need for dumb filler eps like with many of the current series.
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Re: What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

Postby post-it » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:56 pm

Jasta85 wrote:BERSERK!
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Re: What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

Postby The Origonal Head Hunter » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:19 am

Gunsmith Cats needs a more faithful adaption. I haven't seen the anime, but from what I hear it leaves out many characters and plots that were in the manga, including Goldie and Bean, two incredibly important characters to the manga.
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Re: What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

Postby TnAdct1 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:21 pm

Jasta85 wrote:mahou sensei negima could use a huge makeover, the anime was for 12 year olds where the manga is a perfectly good teen shounen/harem series with all the action and fanservice needed. there's plenty more out there but those are the two that spring to mind the most, as far as anime that don't live up to the manga.

Which version of Negima are you talking about? The Xebec version (which followed closely to the first three volumes of the manga, but ignored the "genre change" that Ken began putting into place by volume 4 and instead focused on the harem aspect), or the Shaft version (which, even though it was set in an "alternate universe" than the manga, tried to stay true to the magic aspect and had a lot of promise before the big mistake of having
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everyone find out that Negi is a mage halfway through the show's run)?


Anyways, I do agree that Negima is a show that needs a huge makeover. While the OAV's (that are coming out with volumes of the manga in Japan) definitely give us a good idea of how it could be done animation wise, it still needs to be longer than not just a few OAV's (especially given how the current OAV series is only going to cover the worst part of the "Magic World" arc), but also your typical 26-episode show.
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Re: What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

Postby EkaCoralian » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:50 pm

I would say that Psycho Busters deserves a decent anime adaptation.
I would also say Deadman Wonderland, but apparently an anime for that has been greenlit already. So I'm content. :D
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Re: What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

Postby diegao94 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:58 pm

For me Death Note, the manga is very heavy, but the anime is fantastic.

I would say that Psycho Busters deserves a decent anime adaptation.

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Re: What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

Postby Jasta85 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:46 pm

diegao94 wrote:For me Death Note, the manga is very heavy, but the anime is fantastic.

I would say that Psycho Busters deserves a decent anime adaptation.

This. :up:


you know, i have a few manga series that i would love to have converted to anime like this that are also quite short and are ongoing. the problem is that if an anime was made of them tomorrow the first few eps would be accurate and then the second half of the anime would be completely made up and end with a very bad ending. that is usually why when i hope a series is going to be made into an anime it only happens when the series is complete so the anime can also be completed.

for example full metal alchemist (the manga) only has about 1 chapter released a month and it is STILL ongoing, although from the last chapter released the end must be very near
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as it looks like everyone in the world just died lol .


the new anime adaption (which follows the manga very closely) is coming out regularly and in a few months it will definitely have caught up with the manga. what happens if the manga is not quite done yet but the anime is out of material? do they just put it on hold or make up an ending. however what i think will happen is as the manga looks very close to completion they might have the manga and anime end at almost the same time, in fact if they were smart they could have both released on the same day, which would really be awsome i think.

but i digress, the point is i prefer completed manga series to be animated as it ensures the anime series has an ending to follow.
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Re: What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

Postby diegao94 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:03 pm

I agree with you, then come filler episodes etc. :|
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Re: What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

Postby nikolakis » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:04 am

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi ( Anime : low budget animation :( )
Gantz
Tenjou Tenge
Berserk
Claymore ( Anime : The filler ending was awful )

I won't add Black Lagoon because they are going to release an Ova. :up:

Also i don't like the Fairy Tail anime, the manga is way better :cry:
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Re: What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

Postby Jasta85 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:00 pm

nikolakis wrote:History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi ( Anime : low budget animation :( )
Gantz
Tenjou Tenge
Berserk
Claymore ( Anime : The filler ending was awful )

I won't add Black Lagoon because they are going to release an Ova. :up:

Also i don't like the Fairy Tail anime, the manga is way better :cry:


hey, dont rip on history's strongest disciple or claymore ;p. Maybe animation wasnt top notch but it was a decent tribute to the manga, there honestly are not a lot of anime that keep the same quality of the manga. plus some of the voice acting is very memorable, siegfried ftw. I would love them to continue the series at some point
Claymore's ending sucked yes but that was cause they needed to finish the season (most anime that only last 12 or 24 eps or so cut the ending to a manga short). but the actual body of the series was very accurate.
Agreement on fairy tail, series isnt horrible per se but i do think the animation could have been done better, it's a bit too...eh, cartoony, seems more kiddy than the original.
And if you had added black lagoon i would have smacked you in the gonads, that anime was awsome.
problem with most of these series is that they just stopped short and didn't continue the story (or in berserk's case it left out just about every awesome scene there was in the manga, not to mention the bad animation.) Although i'm not sure if they could make a completely accurate anime as some scenes wouldn't be really showable on public tv (leave it to the director's cut i guess).
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Re: What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

Postby Knowname » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:44 pm

I don't read. No ok well I don't read manga, but I do believe NaruTaru needs to be finished. and Daa Daa Daa! could use a good bit more.
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Re: What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

Postby OropherZero » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:26 am

I'd like an anime for:
Immortal Rain
The Gentlemen's Alliance

a couple of my fave shoujo manga series <3
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Re: What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

Postby Qyot27 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:09 pm

Rosario+Vampire

Yet another example of a series GONZO has raped up the ass repeatedly. The manga is actually interesting, and actually has a plot. The anime randomly took some of those points, covered it in a nonsensical barrage of pantyshots, and revised the rest of points. Some of the storylines were completely butchered and then left in the dust (i.e. the entire second half of the original manga run, and most of the plot of Season II*; the first season of the anime looked like maybe it was going to follow the plot, but then veered off into left field and Capu2...don't even get me started on Capu2).

*to be fair, Season II does seem to be stagnating badly, but it's still better than what passes for the anime - and it does look like some development is on the horizon.


Tsukihime

Yeah, yeah, I know the topic was manga, and Tsukihime's a visual novel, but hey, it would stop people from saying that the anime doesn't exist. Maybe better served as a series of movies like Kara no Kyoukai, though.


For those that haven't had any sort of adaptation yet, I would mildly like to see Freezing or Super-Dreadnought Girl 4946 get animated. The latter would have to wait a while more, though, as it's not that far into it.
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Re: What manga most needs a (faithful) anime adaption?

Postby Jasta85 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:35 pm

Qyot27 wrote:Rosario+Vampire

Yet another example of a series GONZO has raped up the ass repeatedly. The manga is actually interesting, and actually has a plot. The anime randomly took some of those points, covered it in a nonsensical barrage of pantyshots, and revised the rest of points. Some of the storylines were completely butchered and then left in the dust (i.e. the entire second half of the original manga run, and most of the plot of Season II*; the first season of the anime looked like maybe it was going to follow the plot, but then veered off into left field and Capu2...don't even get me started on Capu2).

*to be fair, Season II does seem to be stagnating badly, but it's still better than what passes for the anime - and it does look like some development is on the horizon.


unfortunately a lot of the short 12 ep throwaway series are like this, based on interesting mangas that are good enough to warrent an anime but apparently not popular enough to put any amount of effort into them.
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