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* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' was compressed from a 14 volume manga to a 24 episode anime, leaving out several chunks of the original manga. To make up for this, [[LawOfConservationOfDetail either entire expeditions of Aya's group to find the hagoromo in various cities and prefectures were left out]], or if the details were a bit more important, they were fused together with other details.



* ''Manga/CeresCelestialLegend'' was compressed from a 14 volume manga to a 24 episode anime, leaving out several chunks of the original manga. To make up for this, [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail either entire expeditions of Aya's group to find the hagoromo in various cities and prefectures were left out]], or if the details were a bit more important, they were fused together with other details.



* In anime version of Manga/KindaichiCaseFiles this happens almost every time when the animators pick up a case from the ''Short Files'' series and try to fit it into one episode.

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* In the anime version of Manga/KindaichiCaseFiles ''Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles'' this happens almost every time when the animators pick up a case from the ''Short Files'' series and try to fit it into one episode.



* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' was both this and a Pragmatic Adaptation of the ''Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman'', ''Funeral for a Friend'' and ''Reign of the Supermen'' storylines which, when combined, spanned over 60 issues of story. Granted, a lot of that was extraneous storyline for followers of the continuity, but they also managed to effectively compress two or three of the four fake Supermen into a single character [[spoiler:and used the audience familiar Luthor as its creator in place of multiple entities that would have had to be introduced]] and made the conflict about stopping him as opposed to an alien invasion. It still managed to hit the important points of those series.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' was both this and a Pragmatic Adaptation of the ''Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman'', ''Funeral for a Friend'' and ''Reign of the Supermen'' storylines which, when combined, spanned over 60 issues of story. Granted, a lot of that was extraneous storyline for followers of the continuity, but they also managed to effectively compress two or three of the four fake Supermen into a single character [[spoiler:and used the audience familiar Luthor as its creator in place of multiple entities that would have had to be introduced]] and made the conflict about stopping him as opposed to an alien invasion. It still managed to hit the important points of those series.



* Classic moments, images and arcs from 40+ years of Spider-Man stories are squashed down to their best bits to fuel the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', though the 60s and early 70s are clearly the main inspiration.

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* Classic moments, images and arcs from 40+ years of Spider-Man Franchise/SpiderMan stories are squashed down to their best bits to fuel the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', though the 60s and early 70s are clearly the main inspiration.



** The plot of ''Film/BlackPanther'' is largely drawn from Don [=McGregor=]'s "Panther's Rage" arc from TheSeventies (Killmonger igniting a violent insurrection in Wakanda, which leads to a duel with T'Challa atop Warrior Falls), but also has story elements and major characters taken from from Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}} (Nakia and Okoye) and Reginald Hudlin's (Shuri) respective runs. Some of the visuals (namely the new Black Panther suit) were also taken from the very recent run by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze.

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** The plot of ''Film/BlackPanther'' ''Film/BlackPanther2018'' is largely drawn from Don [=McGregor=]'s "Panther's Rage" arc from TheSeventies (Killmonger igniting a violent insurrection in Wakanda, which leads to a duel with T'Challa atop Warrior Falls), but also has story elements and major characters taken from from Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}} (Nakia and Okoye) and Reginald Hudlin's (Shuri) respective runs. Some of the visuals (namely the new Black Panther suit) were also taken from the very recent run by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze.



** ''Film/{{Logan}}'' is a loose adaptation of ''ComicBook/OldManLogan'' in part due to rights issues with other Marvel characters. [[spoiler:Additionally, it changes the deaths of the X-Men from being Mysterio tricking Wolverine into killing them to Xavier accidentally killing them with his powers during a seizure.]] It also adapts elements of ''ComicBook/DeathOfWolverine'', including Wolverine's healing factor shutting down [[spoiler:and ultimately Wolverine dying. The modified crops Transigen created to kill mutants is a more grounded version ofthe depowering of mutants in ''ComicBook/HouseOfM''.]] Elements of ''ComicBook/InnocenceLost'' was also included, including ComicBok/{{X 23}} and her origins.

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** ''Film/{{Logan}}'' is a loose adaptation of ''ComicBook/OldManLogan'' in part due to rights issues with other Marvel characters. [[spoiler:Additionally, it changes the deaths of the X-Men from being Mysterio tricking Wolverine into killing them to Xavier accidentally killing them with his powers during a seizure.]] It also adapts elements of ''ComicBook/DeathOfWolverine'', including Wolverine's healing factor shutting down [[spoiler:and ultimately Wolverine dying. The modified crops Transigen created to kill mutants is a more grounded version ofthe of the depowering of mutants in ''ComicBook/HouseOfM''.]] ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'']]. Elements of ''ComicBook/InnocenceLost'' was were also included, including ComicBok/{{X 23}} and her origins.



* Surprisingly, Creator/ChuckPahlaniuk himself, after viewing the adaptation of his already-cult novel ''Literature/FightClub'' by David Fincher, said [[Film/FightClub the movie]] worked more efficiently than the book, was more tightly structured and handled the finale better. Then again, this is Creator/DavidFincher we're talking about. An example of true distillation: considering the complex task of even beginning to dramatize the disjointed Palanick's writing, Fincher used an astonishing array of temporal, visual, point-of-view and narration devices to cram a good deal of the original material into the film. One of the DVD commentaries features Pahlaniuk and the screenwriter discussing the adaptation. It's a two hour lesson in how to do this well.

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* Surprisingly, Creator/ChuckPahlaniuk Creator/ChuckPalahniuk himself, after viewing the adaptation of his already-cult novel ''Literature/FightClub'' by David Fincher, said [[Film/FightClub the movie]] worked more efficiently than the book, was more tightly structured and handled the finale better. Then again, this is Creator/DavidFincher we're talking about. An example of true distillation: considering the complex task of even beginning to dramatize the disjointed Palanick's writing, Fincher used an astonishing array of temporal, visual, point-of-view and narration devices to cram a good deal of the original material into the film. One of the DVD commentaries features Pahlaniuk and the screenwriter discussing the adaptation. It's a two hour lesson in how to do this well.



** ''Film/ManOfSteel'' puts its own spin on elements from ''Film/{{Superman}}:'' ''TheMovie'', ''Film/SupermanII'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', and [[TheModernAgeOfComicBooks modern]] (usually ComicBook/PostCrisis) Superman comics such as ''ComicBook/TheManOfSteel'', ''[[ComicBook/SupermanBirthright Superman: Birthright]]'', ''Superman: Last Son'', ''ComicBook/SupermanSecretOrigin'', ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', ''ComicBook/SupermanEarthOne'', and ''ComicBook/SupermanSecretIdentity''.

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** ''Film/ManOfSteel'' puts its own spin on elements from ''Film/{{Superman}}:'' ''TheMovie'', ''Film/SupermanII'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', and [[TheModernAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheModernAgeOfComicBooks modern]] (usually ComicBook/PostCrisis) Superman comics such as ''ComicBook/TheManOfSteel'', ''[[ComicBook/SupermanBirthright Superman: Birthright]]'', ''Superman: Last Son'', ''ComicBook/SupermanSecretOrigin'', ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', ''ComicBook/SupermanEarthOne'', and ''ComicBook/SupermanSecretIdentity''.



* ''Film/{{The Secret Garden|1993}}'': The 1993 movie takes every event from the first half or so of the book (taking place over months) and jams them all together to take place in a matter of days or weeks, removing some character depth and growth in the process. Of course, this being a film, the time line is a bit fuzzy.

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* ''Film/{{The Secret Garden|1993}}'': The 1993 movie ''Film/TheSecretGarden1993'' takes every event from the first half or so of [[Literature/TheSecretGarden the book book]] (taking place over months) and jams them all together to take place in a matter of days or weeks, removing some character depth and growth in the process. Of course, this being a film, the time line is a bit fuzzy.



* The miniseries version of ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' and ''Film/TheColorOfMagic'' managed to retain most of the good material from the original novel, though it was apparently hard to follow for those who hadn't [[AllThereInTheManual read the books]], as it assumed you already knew most of the backstory. In this case, the distillation is probably because Terry Prachett was heavily involved in both productions, even having cameo appearances in the last scenes of ''Hogfather'' and the first of ''Colour''.

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* The miniseries version of ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' and ''Film/TheColorOfMagic'' ''Film/TheColourOfMagic'' managed to retain most of the good material from the original novel, though it was apparently hard to follow for those who hadn't [[AllThereInTheManual read the books]], as it assumed you already knew most of the backstory. In this case, the distillation is probably because Terry Prachett was heavily involved in both productions, even having cameo appearances in the last scenes of ''Hogfather'' and the first of ''Colour''.



* A double example: British playwright Christopher Bond took the most exciting elements of the Sweeney Todd myth (the razors, the chair, the pies) and added plot elements from ''Theatre/TheRevengersTragedy'' and ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' (as well as excellent dialogue) to create a first-rate melodrama with real character motivation. Then, StephenSondheim took Bond's play, fixed the [[PlotHole weakest plot moments]] and set the whole thing to music to create ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', a first-rate musical tragedy.

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* A double example: British playwright Christopher Bond took the most exciting elements of the Sweeney Todd myth (the razors, the chair, the pies) and added plot elements from ''Theatre/TheRevengersTragedy'' and ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' (as well as excellent dialogue) to create a first-rate melodrama with real character motivation. Then, StephenSondheim Creator/StephenSondheim took Bond's play, fixed the [[PlotHole weakest plot moments]] and set the whole thing to music to create ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', a first-rate musical tragedy.



* The UsefulNotes/XBox port of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3'' had a few levels cut short or removed, particularly the filler segments such as the outdoor area in the second level.

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* The UsefulNotes/XBox port of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3'' ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'' had a few levels cut short or removed, particularly the filler segments such as the outdoor area in the second level.



* ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'' and ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'' are considered some of the best licensed Transformers video games, hands down, even among the notoriously complaint-happy Transformers fandom. It condenses important parts of the popular Marvel and Marvel UK comics, the original animated cartoons, the more modern comics (especially those done by IDW, while tactfully ignoring Dreamwave's canon), and the previously well received ''VideoGame/TransformersPreludeToEnergon'' third person shooter, and comes out on the other side as an intricately detailed and generally fun game that is also InternalHomage-laden enough to satisfy fans of the original Generation One series. It also doesn't hurt that the games are [[spoiler: a direct prequel to the also well-received ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' mentioned below, existing in the same continuinty.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'' and ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'' are considered some of the best licensed Transformers video games, hands down, even among the notoriously complaint-happy Transformers fandom. It condenses important parts of the popular Marvel and Marvel UK comics, the original animated cartoons, the more modern comics (especially those done by IDW, while tactfully ignoring Dreamwave's canon), and the previously well received ''VideoGame/TransformersPreludeToEnergon'' third person shooter, and comes out on the other side as an intricately detailed and generally fun game that is also InternalHomage-laden enough to satisfy fans of the original Generation One series. It also doesn't hurt that the games are [[spoiler: a direct prequel to the also well-received ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' mentioned below, existing in the same continuinty.continuity.]]



* The webcomic ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is the story of Agatha Heterodyne, as told rather "creatively" by Professors Phil & Kaja Foglio of Transylvania Polygnostic University's Almost Certainly True History department, reconstructed from various historical documents.

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* The webcomic ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is the story of Agatha Heterodyne, as told rather "creatively" by Professors Phil & Kaja Foglio of Transylvania Polygnostic University's Almost Certainly True History department, reconstructed from various historical documents.



** The Franchise/{{DCAU}}, from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' to ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', was generally of this kind.

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** The Franchise/{{DCAU}}, Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' to ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', was generally of this kind.



*** Another one is the ''Justice League Unlimited'' episode "ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything" based on Creator/AlanMoore's story of the same name. It kept the spirit of the story while at the same time removed the dark elements present [[spoiler: in Superman's dream which made Superman breaking out of the LotusEaterMachine even more of a TearJerker.]] Even better, it is the ''ONLY'' adaptation of his work that Alan Moore actually likes.
** Similarly, the Robin from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is essentially an amalgam of Dick Grayson (Robin I) and the better aspects of Jason Todd (Robin II, who doesn't exist in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}), along with the costume and general look of Tim Drake (Robin III). Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} and Comicbook/{{Raven}} were also a bit more interesting in the cartoon. Both had far less {{Wangst}}, and Raven also had powers that were actually useful in combat (in the comic, she became nothing but TheEmpath and was often the first one taken out by bad guys despite her considerable power in her earliest appearances).

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*** Another one is the ''Justice League Unlimited'' episode "ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything" "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E2ForTheManWhoHasEverything For the Man Who Has Everything]]" based on Creator/AlanMoore's [[ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything story of the same name. name]]. It kept the spirit of the story while at the same time removed the dark elements present [[spoiler: in Superman's dream which made Superman breaking out of the LotusEaterMachine even more of a TearJerker.]] TearJerker]]. Even better, it is the ''ONLY'' adaptation of his work that Alan Moore actually likes.
** Similarly, the Robin from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is essentially an amalgam of Dick Grayson (Robin I) and the better aspects of Jason Todd (Robin II, who doesn't exist in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}), Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, along with the costume and general look of Tim Drake (Robin III). Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} and Comicbook/{{Raven}} were also a bit more interesting in the cartoon. Both had far less {{Wangst}}, and Raven also had powers that were actually useful in combat (in the comic, she became nothing but TheEmpath and was often the first one taken out by bad guys despite her considerable power in her earliest appearances).



** ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'' brought several outdated costumes and looks and made them sleeker and more futuristic. For example, Bouncing Boy newly sports spiky hair and goggles and his limbs disappear when he bounces, which looks a lot less ridiculous. Also, the comics explained ComicBook/{{Superboy}} being in [[Comicbook/{{LegionOfSuper-Heroes}} LOSH]] despite ComicBook/PostCrisis Supes ''not'' having been Superboy as a teenager by way of [[VoodooShark a complicated explanation involving parallel universes that aren't really parallel universes since there aren't parallel universes anymore]]. Oooookay. The series? Teen Clark was a civilian when he was taken to the future, and only wears the spandex while there.

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** ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'' ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' brought several outdated costumes and looks and made them sleeker and more futuristic. For example, Bouncing Boy newly sports spiky hair and goggles and his limbs disappear when he bounces, which looks a lot less ridiculous. Also, the comics explained ComicBook/{{Superboy}} being in [[Comicbook/{{LegionOfSuper-Heroes}} LOSH]] despite ComicBook/PostCrisis Supes ''not'' having been Superboy as a teenager by way of [[VoodooShark a complicated explanation involving parallel universes that aren't really parallel universes since there aren't parallel universes anymore]]. Oooookay. The series? Teen Clark was a civilian when he was taken to the future, and only wears the spandex while there.



* The HBO AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' has a refined, more coherent plotline, more sympathetic characters, and viciously batters the AnimationAgeGhetto.

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* The HBO AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'' has a refined, more coherent plotline, more sympathetic characters, and viciously batters the AnimationAgeGhetto.
8th Dec '17 12:15:00 PM comicwriter
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** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' is an adaptation of ''The Thanos Quest'' and ''Comicbook/InfinityGauntlet'', but takes elements from ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'' as well in order to make Thanos' plot tied more closely to Earth.

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** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' is an adaptation of ''The Thanos Quest'' and ''Comicbook/InfinityGauntlet'', ''Comicbook/TheInfinityGauntlet'', but takes elements from ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'' as well in order to make Thanos' plot tied more closely to Earth.
8th Dec '17 12:14:24 PM comicwriter
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** The plot of ''Film/BlackPanther'' is largely drawn from Don [=McGregor=]'s "Panther's Rage" arc from TheSeventies (Killmonger igniting a violent insurrection in Wakanda, which leads to a duel with T'Challa atop Warrior Falls), but also has story elements and major characters taken from from Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}} (Nakia and Okoye) and Reginald Hudlin's (Shuri) respective runs. Some of the visuals (namely the new Black Panther suit) were also taken from the very recent run by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze.
** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' is an adaptation of ''The Thanos Quest'' and ''Comicbook/InfinityGauntlet'', but takes elements from ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'' as well in order to make Thanos' plot tied more closely to Earth.
8th Dec '17 9:42:06 AM comicwriter
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** The plot of ''Film/BlackPanther'' is largely drawn from Don [=McGregor=]'s "Panther's Rage" arc from TheSeventies (Killmonger igniting a violent insurrection in Wakanda, which leads to a duel with T'Challa atop Warrior Falls), but also has story elements and major characters taken from from Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}} (Nakia and Okoye) and Reginald Hudlin's (Shuri) respective runs. Some of the visuals (namely the new Black Panther suit) were also taken from the very recent run by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze.
** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' is a loose adaptation of ''The Thanos Quest'' by Jim Starlin, but draws from other sources as well. In order to avoid having the plot exclusively focus on Thanos (as was the case in the original story), the movie adds in the Black Order and Outriders from ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'', and has them attempt to claim the Infinity Stones that are on Earth while Thanos goes after the ones on other worlds. This gives the heroes someone to fight and provides an excuse for the narrative to focus on Earth while Thanos is off doing other things, since audiences likely wouldn't respond well to an Avengers movie where the Avengers are {{Demoted to Extra}}s and don't really do anything for most of the film.
8th Dec '17 9:32:13 AM comicwriter
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** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' incorporates Ultron and Vision's intro story (''Avengers'' #5458), Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch leaving a terrorist organization to join the Avengers (''Avengers'' #16), the Sentient Armor story-line in which Iron Man created an AI suit that went insane and tried to kill him (''Iron Man'' vol.3 #2630), Ultron using multiple bodies (''Comicbook/UltronUnlimited''), and the name of the CrisisCrossover ''Age of Ultron''.

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** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' incorporates Ultron Comicbook/{{Ultron}} and Vision's Comicbook/TheVision's intro story (''Avengers'' #5458), Quicksilver Comicbook/{{Quicksilver}} and Scarlet Witch Comicbook/ScarletWitch leaving a terrorist organization to join the Avengers (''Avengers'' #16), the Sentient Armor story-line in which Iron Man created an AI suit that went insane and tried to kill him (''Iron Man'' vol.3 #2630), Ultron using multiple bodies (''Comicbook/UltronUnlimited''), and the name of the CrisisCrossover ''Age ''Comicbook/AgeOfUltron''.
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of Ultron''.''Film/BlackPanther'' is largely drawn from Don [=McGregor=]'s "Panther's Rage" arc from TheSeventies (Killmonger igniting a violent insurrection in Wakanda, which leads to a duel with T'Challa atop Warrior Falls), but also has story elements and major characters taken from from Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}} (Nakia and Okoye) and Reginald Hudlin's (Shuri) respective runs. Some of the visuals (namely the new Black Panther suit) were also taken from the very recent run by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze.
** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' is a loose adaptation of ''The Thanos Quest'' by Jim Starlin, but draws from other sources as well. In order to avoid having the plot exclusively focus on Thanos (as was the case in the original story), the movie adds in the Black Order and Outriders from ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'', and has them attempt to claim the Infinity Stones that are on Earth while Thanos goes after the ones on other worlds. This gives the heroes someone to fight and provides an excuse for the narrative to focus on Earth while Thanos is off doing other things, since audiences likely wouldn't respond well to an Avengers movie where the Avengers are {{Demoted to Extra}}s and don't really do anything for most of the film.
30th Nov '17 12:26:29 PM Malady
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* Although adaptation ''LightNovel/ReZero'' considered a good example of the careful transport of light novell in anime format, the studio had to remove a lot of the scenes between Subaru and Rem, in order to simplify the romantic line and keep the main focus on the relationship of Subaru and Emilia, removing the most striking hints on protagonist polyamory. Thus, for example, has been removed the recognition of Subaru's declaration of love for Rem, thus removing the entire line of romantic relationship between Subaru and her to the level of subtext.

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* Although adaptation ''LightNovel/ReZero'' considered a good example of the careful transport of light novell novel in anime format, the studio had to remove a lot of the scenes between Subaru and Rem, in order to simplify the romantic line and keep the main focus on the relationship of Subaru and Emilia, removing the most striking hints on protagonist polyamory. Thus, for example, has been removed the recognition of Subaru's declaration of love for Rem, thus removing the entire line of romantic relationship between Subaru and her to the level of subtext.
14th Nov '17 6:40:17 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'': A very loose adaptation of the Creator/MarvelComics [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk character]]. The comics' supporting characters and villains are left out and only once during the series did the Hulk battle another superhuman character. Also, for the majority of the series, the only sci-fi or fantasy elements were the Hulk himself. With the exception of two TV movies, the rest of the Marvel Universe wasn't even referenced and the name Hulk was rarely used onscreen to refer to Banner's alter ego. The format for the show was a loose adaptation of ''Literature/LesMiserables'' with David Banner as Jean Valjean and Jack [=McGee=] as Inspector Javert. Comparisons to the ''Series/KungFu'' TV series are also common with Banner as Kwai Chang Caine as is Richard Kimble of TheFugitive. The show focused on character drama instead of deliberate superhero-style adventure.

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* ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'': A very loose adaptation of the Creator/MarvelComics [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk character]]. The comics' supporting characters and villains are left out and only once during the series did the Hulk battle another superhuman character. Also, for the majority of the series, the only sci-fi or fantasy elements were the Hulk himself. With the exception of two TV movies, the rest of the Marvel Universe wasn't even referenced and the name Hulk was rarely used onscreen to refer to Banner's alter ego. The format for the show was a loose adaptation of ''Literature/LesMiserables'' with David Banner as Jean Valjean and Jack [=McGee=] as Inspector Javert. Comparisons to the ''Series/KungFu'' TV series are also common with Banner as Kwai Chang Caine as is Richard Kimble of TheFugitive.''Series/TheFugitive''. The show focused on character drama instead of deliberate superhero-style adventure.
9th Nov '17 12:48:38 PM kyojikasshu
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* [[TheAbridgedSeries Abridged Series]] do this by their very nature. For example, at the time of this writing, ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' has covered the series up to the debut of Androids 17 and 18 (which took 134 episodes in the original series) in only 38 episodes (while episode lengths vary between around 10 and 15 minutes.), mainly because the Garlic Jr. Filler Arc was cut down to one episode (Garlic Jr. meets [[AdaptationalBadass Mr.]] [[HumanoidAbomination Popo]]).

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* [[TheAbridgedSeries Abridged Series]] do this by their very nature. For example, at the time of this writing, ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' has covered reached the series up to the debut introduction of Androids 17 and 18 (which took 134 episodes in the original series) in only 38 episodes (while episode lengths vary between around 10 and 15 minutes.), mainly because the Garlic Jr. Filler Arc was cut down to one episode (Garlic Jr. meets [[AdaptationalBadass Mr.]] [[HumanoidAbomination Popo]]).
1st Nov '17 11:33:11 PM StardustSoldier
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Contrast with PragmaticAdaptation: in a distillation, a complex story is simplified, without much substantive change. In a PragmaticAdaptation, the story is changed with the shift in medium. Also, contrast AdaptationExpansion, which tacks on more content but retains all of the original source material. When a story element is removed but its ''effects'' aren't, that's AdaptationExplanationExtrication.

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Contrast with PragmaticAdaptation: in a distillation, a complex story is simplified, without much substantive change. In a PragmaticAdaptation, the story is changed with the shift in medium. Also, contrast AdaptationExpansion, which tacks on more content but retains all of the original source material. When a story element is removed but its ''effects'' aren't, that's AdaptationExplanationExtrication.
1st Nov '17 11:31:47 PM StardustSoldier
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* This seems to be what ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' is going for. As an added bonus, it tweaks many minor things and event orders, which shakes things up and keeps it from being a precise retread of the manga, without disrupting the overall spirit and character of the manga.

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* This seems to be is what ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' is going for. compared to the manga it's based on. As an added bonus, it tweaks many minor things and event orders, which shakes things up and keeps it from being a precise retread of the manga, without disrupting the overall spirit and character of the manga.it.
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