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16th May '17 3:52:30 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* The anime adaptation of ''Manga/ASilentVoice'' is an impressively [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] version of this; almost the ''entire'' 62-chapter manga is adapted faithfully into a single 129-minute movie without feeling rushed at all. The only significant aspects of the story cut were the characters forming a movie-making club to make movies of their own, and the DistantFinale.
14th Apr '17 12:03:55 AM jormis29
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** The first ''Dragon Ball'' film from 1986 (released in the US as ''Curse of the Blood Rubies'') is an abridged 50-minute adaptation of the Pilaf arc with a new villain (King Gurumes) and an additional sidekick (Pansy). It also has its own, less comical, versions of Agents Mai and Shu (Pasta and Bongo). Otherwise, the story is almost identical. Creator/FUNimation even dubbed this movie back in 1994 as the pilot pitch for the franchise. The other two original ''Dragon Ball'' films (''Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle'' and ''Mystical Adventure'') replace and retell other portions of the series, and when watched together as a trilogy, basically become a compressed version of the original series.

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** The first ''Dragon Ball'' film from 1986 (released in the US as ''Curse of the Blood Rubies'') is an abridged 50-minute adaptation of the Pilaf arc with a new villain (King Gurumes) and an additional sidekick (Pansy). It also has its own, less comical, versions of Agents Mai and Shu (Pasta and Bongo). Otherwise, the story is almost identical. Creator/FUNimation even dubbed this movie back in 1994 as the pilot pitch for the franchise. The other two original ''Dragon Ball'' films (''Sleeping (''[[Anime/DragonBallSleepingPrincessInDevilsCastle Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle'' Castle]]'' and ''Mystical Adventure'') ''[[Anime/DragonBallMysticalAdventure Mystical Adventure]]'') replace and retell other portions of the series, and when watched together as a trilogy, basically become a compressed version of the original series.
8th Apr '17 11:01:17 AM nombretomado
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* WarrenEllis' six-issue ''Extremis'' storyline was adapted as a single episode of ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures''.
* The third and fourth seasons of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' suffer from this, with some stories from ''TheRailwaySeries'' merged into one episode and many plot elements and full stories never being adapted. This could be partially due to ExecutiveMeddling, though.

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* WarrenEllis' Creator/WarrenEllis' six-issue ''Extremis'' storyline was adapted as a single episode of ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures''.
* The third and fourth seasons of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' suffer from this, with some stories from ''TheRailwaySeries'' ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' merged into one episode and many plot elements and full stories never being adapted. This could be partially due to ExecutiveMeddling, though.
13th Mar '17 5:52:17 AM ChronoLegion
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* The ''Literature/NightWatch'' film only actually covers the first story, "Destiny". The other two ("Among his own kind" and "All for my own kind") are absent, although parts of the third story are adapted into the ''Day Watch'' film, whose storyline is completely unrelated to the book it was supposedly based on. And then the second film ends with [[spoiler:Anton using the Chalk of Fate to rewrite his own past from the beginning of the first film]].

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* The ''Literature/NightWatch'' film only actually covers the first story, "Destiny". The other two ("Among his own kind" and "All for my own kind") are absent, although parts of the third story are adapted into the ''Day Watch'' film, whose storyline is completely unrelated to the book it was supposedly based on. And then the second film ends with [[spoiler:Anton using the Chalk of Fate to rewrite his own past from the beginning of the first film]]. There is also notably far less magic use in the films than in the books, largely because the director isn't a fan of magic.
12th Mar '17 11:56:24 PM lalalei2001
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%%* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' anime.

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%%* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' ''Manga/CeresCelestialLegend'' anime.
9th Mar '17 12:15:49 PM SunriseWarrior
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* The ''Film/HarryPotter'' films. With the first two being of the "leave out whole scenes" variety, however, they were still mostly AdaptationDistillation. The later ones tended to combine scenes and leave out secondary plots altogether -- the first forty minutes of [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire the fourth movie]] cover ''over 200'' pages. [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The final two movies]] are [[ContinuityLockout next to incomprehensible unless you've read the books]]. Part of the problem is that the first films were being made when the book series had not yet finished. Because of this, the filmmakers had no idea what scenes and subplots from earlier books would be significant in later ones. This resulted in several hamfisted and plothole-creating explanations in the later films in cases where they were neatly wrapped up in the books but the film series were missing the setups from earlier stories.

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* The ''Film/HarryPotter'' films. With the first two being of the "leave out whole scenes" variety, however, they The [[Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone first]] [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets two]] were still mostly AdaptationDistillation. The AdaptationDistillation, where the later ones tended to combine scenes and leave out secondary plots altogether -- the altogether. The first forty minutes of [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire the fourth movie]] cover ''over 200'' pages. [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The final two movies]] are pages, and certain details of the films in general can be [[ContinuityLockout next hard to incomprehensible follow unless you've read the books]]. Part of the problem is that the first earlier films were being made when the book series had not yet finished. Because of this, the filmmakers had no idea what scenes and subplots from earlier books would be significant in later ones. This resulted in several hamfisted and plothole-creating explanations in the later films in cases where they were neatly wrapped up in the books books, but the film series films were missing the setups from earlier stories.
9th Mar '17 11:54:09 AM SunriseWarrior
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9th Mar '17 11:51:53 AM SunriseWarrior
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8th Mar '17 7:55:59 PM harostar
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' attempted to compress roughly 66 chapters into a 12-episode run, primarily through removing almost the ''entire'' Aogiri Arc. The second season fared even worse, attempting to compress a combination of 77 chapters ''and'' original material into a 12-episode run. This resulted in two major arcs being completely abandoned, leading to quite a few [[AdaptationInducedPlotHole plotholes]] in the process. Who is this shirtless martial artist beating up Kaneki? And what about those CreepyTwins? Why does Tsukiyama suddenly care about Kaneki's survival? What happened to....well.....pretty much everyone? The anime doesn't know.
4th Mar '17 12:28:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned'', the TV anime adaptation of MarvelComics' ''{{ComicBook/The Tomb of Dracula}}'', attempted to compress a 70-issue comic into an hour-and-a-half movie. The resulting plot makes very little sense.

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* ''Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned'', the TV anime adaptation of MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' ''{{ComicBook/The Tomb of Dracula}}'', attempted to compress a 70-issue comic into an hour-and-a-half movie. The resulting plot makes very little sense.
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