The secret to a successful anime adaptation is not faithfully adapting the original material word by word, but improving and making special changes that will make it unique and stand out of it's counterparts to give them a reason to buy both the product the anime is advertising and the anime itself.
Like what Kyoani does.
Do you agree?
Guys, i really think we need another season of Haruhi. do you think a Long and Drawn Out and Professional letter to Tanigawa and a Petition would spurn some interest? What about a kickstarter?
What is Clannad?
What is Air?
What is Kanon?
What is Haruhi?
What is Hyouka?
What is K-On?
What is Lucky Star?
I guess it is more right to say that the last 3 have zero fanbase because of how shitty the sauce materials are until Kyoani animated them.
Neither K-On, nor Lucky Star were popular before their adaptations, Hyoka still isn't. Keyshit changes were for the best, unless you're an autistic maedafag who for some reason enjoy the garbage VNs more. Haruhi is a faithful adaptation for the most part.
Depends, some can add new stuff onto the source material and not fuck with it. For example the new Ace Attorney Anime will add new stuff that wasn't covered in the games and it's not inherently a bad thing.
However as I said, as long as it doesn't FUCKING INTERFERE WITH THE SOURCE MATERIAL AND UTTERLY, COMPLETELY DESTROY IT, it's fine.
OP has the mouth full with truth, most of the anime adaptations are just mediocre translations instead of a real improvement on the manga. The latest example if Luffy gear fourth, everyone expected a 10/10 battle but we got just an average fight with no sense of intensity, in the manga you could actually feel the strenght of the punches but in the anime just seems like a strong punch and that's it.
Why make a word by word adaptation of the same thing when a cheaper alternative exists? That is what LN anime do wrong, they just advertise the source material, rendering buying the BDs useless and they go bankrupt. If they want to improve their situation, they should try adding heir own touches that can't be seen or expressed by the source material to give some merit on buying the same thing.
Loyal adaptation for the most part.
Straight fucking trash adaptation.
Can't really speak on these since I haven't read the source.
>hyouka, keion, lucky star
Like you said zero fanbases before their adaptations.
An anime should be good before it is faithful. The staff of an anime should be given the freedom to make something good above all else, even if that means reworking the source material.
I swear to god if kyo doesn't explicitly show kumiko's tongue in reina's pussy I'm gonna fedex myself to wherever the fuck kyoani is and shoot that bitch up. if you're gonna make them lesbians then just fucking do it don't be a bunch of bait.
This is true. Doing a word for word adaptation to a visual medium can really weigh a series down, and turn something exciting into a chore to watch.
Something I would like to see more often is what was done with Patlabor, where each and every adaptation was distinct from each other and the original manga, and was better for it.
Both Ranma and Urusei Yatsura were good, but the anime improved upon both by making slight changes here and there, or building upon smaller things.
Not at all, Kyoani can only achieve that because they have the talent and have been doing it for a long time.
I doubt others could follow suit so easily.
Patrick Bateman falls in love with his dubs.
Unable to confess, he is gifted by a deus ex machina with dub-finding bot. Never minding the strange repeating digits, he immediately uses it, and is overjoyed to find out that the dubs have a crush on him as well.
But, the next day, when he engages in more dubs getting ways, he instead acquires singles. Confused by these turn of events, the Wall Street businessman investigates and finds out that the dubs he made is not the same dubs he fell in love with. In fact, the dubs don't exist in this universe at all. They are dubs from an alternate universe, who has fallen in love with the MC's own psycho self, who too is blissfully unaware of their crush.
Hijinks ensue as the two strike up a deal to give each other their darkest, most private secrets in order to equip the other with the weapons they need to conquer the heart of their other selves. While they shitpost all over 4chan, DRAMA ensues as they begin to fall in love with each other instead and question the NATURE of DUBS.
What do you think it'll cover? Reina doesn't appear as much, second season should be all about oboe+flute. But if Reina is going to show up, then her role in the books should be shown as well. And that's Taki stalking and Taki suffering. And Kumiko putting up with it like the supportive friend she is.
I can't wait for the second season to see how they'll change things again.
Reina was big part of the first novel, they had the liberty to experiment with her character. Still, even after that scene she remained in love with Taki.
If anything, they'll make Kumiko have gay interactions with Asuka.
It won't change the fact she'll end up with shuuichi though.
>Reina was big part of the first novel, they had the liberty to experiment with her character.
>implying they didn't
I don't know why I bring this on myself. Forget I said anything.
That's what I was trying to say though. In the first season, they had the liberty to experiment with Reina BECAUSE she and Kumiko were the main characters of the first novel. But that isn't the case for the second season, because Reina doesn't appear as much. Since her role changed drastically from one novel to the other, Kyoani will have to focus on other characters.
How is that hard to understand?
>But that isn't the case for the second season, because Reina doesn't appear as much.
But Anon, if you've read the first novel, which I'm going to assume you have, then you know that compared to the anime, Reina doesn't appear nearly as much there, either.
But like I said, forget it. My mistake was posting that scene from episode 8. Really, I'm interested in seeing any changes they make, but so many of the ones I could reference are such hot button shit.
Reina and Kumiko were still the main focus of the first novel though. So it's valid.
Kyoani added that scene in episode 7 and 11 to pander to the yuri crowd, but they still kept Reina's love confession and added the bottle dropping in episode 12 to show how much she is into Taki.
They made changes, sure, but they kept her "Reina-ness".
Even in the last ova, Reina had tears in her eyes just because she was looking at Taki.
Anyways, where's that interview where they say there are no romantic feelings but pure friendship between Kumiko and Reina?
Hibike didn't do great either if I remember correctly, it didn't sell over 10k. But I'm not entirely sure.
Kyoani's been losing a lot with his shows lately. Their last cash cow was Free. I think they'll have to pander to Fujo again.
Hibike is getting a recap movie and season 2, I think it's doing fine.
Kyoani looks like they don't need that high disc sales cause it's supplemented by other shit they sell and most of the money goes back to them anyways.
Phantom World looks like it'll be like KnK and Tamako and get atleast a movie after the series is finished.
>Phantom World looks like it'll be like KnK and Tamako and get atleast a movie after the series is finished.
If you are familiar with Hibike threads here in /a/, you would know we said the same about Hibike.
Kyoani isn't doing this for the money my anon, they're doing it because they loved this novel. I think they'll go all the way for it and actually give it a proper ending.
Yeah I agree with you. Kyoani takes care of their own franchises.
I think it's to send a message to prospective authors letting them know if they submit their stories to Kyoani and it gets recognized, it's a good chance they'll see it animated.