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26th May '16 6:43:37 AM dangerdan97
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* ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]: Do You Remember Love?'' The two-hour movie is a "re-imagining" of a 30-episode series, and it cuts out what would be the first half-hour or so because there's not enough time to fit in even an abbreviated version of the full story.

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* ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]: Do You Remember Love?'' The two-hour movie is a "re-imagining" of a 30-episode 36-episode series, and it cuts out what would be the storyline covered in the first half-hour 5 episodes or so (as well as 9 episodes worth of PostScriptSeason) because there's not enough time to fit in even an abbreviated version of the full story.
15th Apr '16 10:25:13 PM TheBigBopper
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* The movie version of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is this. The main character's painfully tragic backstory is portrayed only as a short series of disjointed flashbacks, making his attitude problem in the early episodes a bit of a mystery to new viewers. Much of the political subplot is cut, downplaying themes of classism and social injustice that make up a large part of the antagonist's motivation, and the members of the Hawks other than the main three are not developed, making the DownerEnding of the third movie less poignant.

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* The ''Golden Age Arc'' movie version trilogy adaptation of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is this.makes substantial cuts and compromises which get them down to movie length but seriously affect the story's coherence. The main character's painfully tragic backstory is portrayed only as a short series of disjointed flashbacks, making his attitude problem in the early episodes a bit of a mystery to new viewers. Much of the political subplot is cut, downplaying themes of classism and social injustice that make up a large part of the antagonist's motivation, and the members of the Hawks other than the main three are not developed, making the DownerEnding of the third movie less poignant.
12th Feb '16 9:49:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' did a fair number of episodes directly based off stories from Creator/ChrisClaremont's run. For instance, the "Proteus" adaptation was shortened to a single two-part episode, as opposed to the original story, which run for several issues after being built-up by a number of prior subplots.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' did a fair number of episodes directly based off stories from Creator/ChrisClaremont's run. For instance, the "Proteus" adaptation was shortened to a single two-part episode, as opposed to the original story, which run for several issues after being built-up by a number of prior subplots.



* WarrenEllis' six-issue ''Extremis'' storyline was adapted as a single episode of ''IronManArmoredAdventures''.
* DisneyChannel's ''Have a Laugh'' -- which alternates between showing the ClassicDisneyShorts, "Blam!" (slapstick from said shorts set to TotallyRadical commentary), and "Re-MICKS" (clips from the shorts set to music, using songs such as "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen to "Play My Music" by the Jonas Brothers) -- sometimes airs three-minute versions of the shorts. Compare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPA435yIuzQ the original]] ''HowToHookUpYourHomeTheater'' with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHFv8PDAGqM three-minute version]], for example.

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* WarrenEllis' six-issue ''Extremis'' storyline was adapted as a single episode of ''IronManArmoredAdventures''.
''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures''.
* DisneyChannel's Creator/DisneyChannel's ''Have a Laugh'' -- which alternates between showing the ClassicDisneyShorts, WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts, "Blam!" (slapstick from said shorts set to TotallyRadical commentary), and "Re-MICKS" (clips from the shorts set to music, using songs such as "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen to "Play My Music" by the Jonas Brothers) -- sometimes airs three-minute versions of the shorts. Compare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPA435yIuzQ the original]] ''HowToHookUpYourHomeTheater'' ''WesternAnimation/HowToHookUpYourHomeTheater'' with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHFv8PDAGqM three-minute version]], for example.
2nd Feb '16 11:21:40 AM MyFinalEdits
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* The ''Manga/DragonBall'' [[MilestoneCelebration 10th Anniversary Movie]] ''The Path To Power'' takes the Pilaf arc and the Red Ribbon arc, tears out large chunks of them and stitches them together for an 80 minute movie. Several Red Ribbon officers get DemotedToExtra and we end up with someone who is a CompositeCharacter of White and Murasaki, but it works.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
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The ''Manga/DragonBall'' [[MilestoneCelebration 10th Anniversary Movie]] ''The Path To Power'' takes the Pilaf arc and the Red Ribbon arc, tears out large chunks of them and stitches them together for an 80 minute movie. Several Red Ribbon officers get DemotedToExtra and we end up with someone who is a CompositeCharacter of White and Murasaki, but it works.
2nd Feb '16 9:57:13 AM fruitstripegum
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* ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldInEightyDaysBurbankAnimation'' cut quite a bit of the book, such as Aodua's subplot, from the 48 minute film.
18th Jan '16 8:11:38 PM PurpleWarrior13
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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 it's own, less comical, versions of Agents Mai and Shu (Pasta and Bongo). Otherwise, the story is almost identical. 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.
25th Nov '15 8:45:02 PM Anddrix
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* While the first part of ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjay'' featured a lot of padding, part 2 has a lot of stuff trimmed. Katniss and Joanna training is the biggest omission, while Katniss's time back in District 12 before Peeta returns, at the end gets heavily cut.
7th Nov '15 9:41:21 AM MyFinalEdits
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* Some of the last ''Manga/DeathNote'' anime episodes suffer from this very heavily, with one episode equaling a ''whole volume'' of the manga in one occasion. This was in part due to these parts of the manga being drawn out for a little too long (they wanted to make it exactly 108 chapters.)
** Entire subplots are cut out, like Mello using the Death Note to threaten the president (which ultimately results in the president's suicide and him being replaced with a somewhat spineless successor who decides to disband the SPK)- the aforementioned episode that jumps over 9 chapters. In another case, Mogi is temporarily held by Near when Demegawa's mob invades SPK headquarters, and is falsely said to have died, which helps lead to Aizawa cooperating with Near. The anime also significantly plays down the debate over the political and social implications of what Kira is doing.

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* Some of the last ''Manga/DeathNote'' anime episodes suffer from this very heavily, with one episode equaling a ''whole volume'' of the manga in one occasion. This was in part due to these parts of the manga being drawn out for a little too long (they wanted to make it exactly 108 chapters.)
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chapters). Entire subplots are also cut out, like Mello using the Death Note to threaten the president (which ultimately results in the president's suicide and him being replaced with a somewhat spineless successor who decides to disband the SPK)- the aforementioned episode that jumps over 9 chapters. In another case, Mogi is temporarily held by Near when Demegawa's mob invades SPK headquarters, and is falsely said to have died, which helps lead to Aizawa cooperating with Near. The anime also significantly plays down the debate over the political and social implications of what Kira is doing.
7th Nov '15 3:52:20 AM rafi
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%%* ''Manga/{{Akira}}''
%%* The ''[[Manga/{{X1999}} X]]'' movie.
%%* ''TheStormRiders''.
* ''Manga/SazanEyes''. Four [=OAVs=] for two manga volumes--then three [=OAVs=] for three more manga volumes.
%%* ''AngelSanctuary''
%%* ''{{Earthian}}''
* The (1st) anime adaptation of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' had only 26 episodes and a [[GeckoEnding very half-assed ending]] which, to be honest, could conceivably have been true from what had come out so far...if they never consulted the author.\\
\\
The first adaptation managed to combine Compression with ''{{Filler}}''. They managed to stick a good half-dozen episodes between the end of the manga's third volume and the beginning of the fourth, then compressed the entire events of the next three volumes into ''two episodes''.
* Lampshaded in the ''Manga/DragonHalf'' OVA, where one villain from the manga realizes that all of his backstory was left out of the adaptation, as seen in the page quote above.
%%* ''Manga/DragonHead'' (live action manga-based movie)
* ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]: Do You Remember Love?'' The two-hour movie is a "re-imagining" of a 30-episode series, and it cuts out what would be the first half-hour or so because there's not enough time to fit in even an abbreviated version of the full story.
* The plot of ''{{Anime/Gankutsuou}}'' covers roughly the last two-thirds of [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo the novel]]: everything prior to Albert's first meeting with the Count is addressed in flashbacks. Interestingly enough, this is exactly how Creator/AlexandreDumas originally intended to write it.
* ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'': 141 chapters of manga, and four-episodes of OVA that cover 18 of those chapters and a very small amount of original material.
* Some of the last ''Manga/DeathNote'' anime episodes suffer from this very heavily, with one episode equaling a ''whole volume'' of the manga in one occasion. This was in part due to these parts of the manga being drawn out for a little too long (they wanted to make it exactly 108 chapters.)\\
\\
Entire subplots are cut out, like Mello using the Death Note to threaten the president (which ultimately results in the president's suicide and him being replaced with a somewhat spineless successor who decides to disband the SPK)- the aforementioned episode that jumps over 9 chapters. In another case, Mogi is temporarily held by Near when Demegawa's mob invades SPK headquarters, and is falsely said to have died, which helps lead to Aizawa cooperating with Near. The anime also significantly plays down the debate over the political and social implications of what Kira is doing.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' had an OVA series that not only adapted just Part 3 of the story, but started in the middle of the arc. The second OVA series is a prequel which jumped back to the beginning of the arc, recapped it up to where the first one started, then jumped back to after the first one ended. The 2012 TV anime managed to compress five volumes into ''nine'' episodes. Even ''Stardust Crusaders'', which got a full 24 episode run with another 24 episodes coming up, is still a bit compressed.
* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' surprised many fans (and annoyed others) by compressing the events of the first light novel into just two episodes (the first two of the 2012 TV series). The rest of the anime is a mixed bag, but so far it's taken two 12-episode seasons to cover the events of the first eight light novels.
* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' put canon into the ending of the second-to-last episode. Also done in the second series, ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo: New Challenger''.

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%%* ''Manga/{{Akira}}''
%%* The ''[[Manga/{{X1999}} X]]'' movie.
%%* ''TheStormRiders''.
* ''Manga/SazanEyes''. Four [=OAVs=] for two manga volumes--then three [=OAVs=] for three more manga volumes.
%%* ''AngelSanctuary''
%%* ''{{Earthian}}''
* The (1st) anime adaptation of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' had only 26 episodes and a [[GeckoEnding very half-assed ending]] which, to be honest, could conceivably have been true from what had come out so far...if they never consulted the author.\\
\\
The first adaptation managed to combine Compression with ''{{Filler}}''. They managed to stick a good half-dozen episodes between the end of the manga's third volume and the beginning of the fourth, then compressed the entire events of the next three volumes into ''two episodes''.
* Lampshaded in the ''Manga/DragonHalf'' OVA, where one villain from the manga realizes that all of his backstory was left out of the adaptation, as seen in the page quote above.
%%* ''Manga/DragonHead'' (live action manga-based movie)
* ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]: Do You Remember Love?'' The two-hour movie is a "re-imagining" of a 30-episode series, and it cuts out what would be the first half-hour or so because there's not enough time to fit in even an abbreviated version of the full story.
* The plot of ''{{Anime/Gankutsuou}}'' covers roughly the last two-thirds of [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo the novel]]: everything prior to Albert's first meeting with the Count is addressed in flashbacks. Interestingly enough, this is exactly how Creator/AlexandreDumas originally intended to write it.
* ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'': 141 chapters of manga, and four-episodes of OVA that cover 18 of those chapters and a very small amount of original material.
* Some of the last ''Manga/DeathNote'' anime episodes suffer from this very heavily, with one episode equaling a ''whole volume'' of the manga in one occasion. This was in part due to these parts of the manga being drawn out for a little too long (they wanted to make it exactly 108 chapters.)\\
\\
Entire subplots are cut out, like Mello using the Death Note to threaten the president (which ultimately results in the president's suicide and him being replaced with a somewhat spineless successor who decides to disband the SPK)- the aforementioned episode that jumps over 9 chapters. In another case, Mogi is temporarily held by Near when Demegawa's mob invades SPK headquarters, and is falsely said to have died, which helps lead to Aizawa cooperating with Near.
''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The anime also significantly plays down version cuts out the debate over Aureolus Dummy subplot from the political Deep Blood arc and social implications of what Kira is doing.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' had an OVA series that not only adapted just Part 3 of
the story, but started in serial killer Jinsaku Hino from the middle of the Angel Fall arc. The second OVA series is a prequel which jumped back to manga version cuts out the beginning of the arc, recapped it up to where the first one started, then jumped back to after the first one ended. The 2012 TV anime managed to compress five volumes into ''nine'' episodes. Even ''Stardust Crusaders'', which got a full 24 episode run with another 24 episodes coming up, is still a bit compressed.
* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' surprised many fans (and annoyed others) by compressing the events of the first light novel into just two episodes (the first two of the 2012 TV series). The rest of the anime is a mixed bag, but so far it's taken two 12-episode seasons to cover the events of the first eight light novels.
* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' put canon into the ending of the second-to-last episode. Also done in the second series, ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo: New Challenger''.
Deep Blood and Angel Fall arcs altogether.



* The ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' anime is a compressed adaption of the first 6 sound novels. They removed a lot of elements, such as [=TIPs=], the poems, and [[spoiler:Fredrica Berkenstel]], and many buildup scenes, leading to a very rushed pace. The manga is better, but also counts. The ''Kai'' anime is obviously less compressed, as it has only the last two arcs to cover (plus an additional, anime-only arc at the beginning). It still suffers from it though, as the last two novels are also by far the longest ones.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has the same issue, and is somehow even worse as Umineko's Question arcs are ''much'' longer and introduce much more characters than Higurashi's; but the anime's length is the same. Granted, the beginning of the first Sound Novel is full of unnecessarily stretched-out dialogues, but in the anime the first victims die before you can even remember their names. That's also probably why there is very little chance of ever seeing an anime for ''Chiru'' (apart from abysmally low DVD sales).
* Done with ''{{VideoGame/Amagami}}''. Fortunately, every character is given their own arc in the anime.
* ''[[{{VisualNovel/Tsukihime}} Lunar Legend Tsukihime]]'' went through this treatment and ended up with massive, massive plot-holes.
* The ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works]]'' movie was less a movie in its own right and more a montage of scenes from the game. It managed to keep most of the major scenes and plot points, but at the cost of cutting out almost all characterisation, backstory, the main love story between Shirou and Rin and all the segues, not only making it amazingly jarring to watch but also almost completely incomprehensible to anyone who isn't already familiar with the story.
* The 1986 [[TheMovie movie]] version of ''Manga/{{Fist of the North Star}}'' roughly adapts the initial 72 chapters of the original manga (or the first 49 episodes of the TV series) into a 2-hour film. This was mainly done by rearranging the order of events and focusing the plot on the franchise's now-iconic rivalry between Kenshiro and his brother Raoh, reducing the role of every other villain to [[DemotedToExtra extended cameos]] (with only Shin and Jagi getting sufficient development due to their importance to the plot). However, [[KungFuJesus Toki]] (the second of the four Hokuto brothers) was left out completely with not even a hint of his existence, and while Rei still appears, his love interest Mamiya does not, and [[spoiler:he dies without his final challenge to his nemesis Yuda.]]
* ''[[Manga/InuYasha InuYasha: The Final Act]]'' covers the last 20 tankōbon volumes of the manga in only 26 episodes. (By comparison, the first ''Manga/InuYasha'' anime series covered the first 36 manga volumes in 167 episodes.)

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* The ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' anime is a compressed adaption of the first 6 sound novels. They removed a lot of elements, such as [=TIPs=], the poems, and [[spoiler:Fredrica Berkenstel]], and many buildup scenes, leading to a very rushed pace. The manga is better, but also counts. The ''Kai'' anime is obviously less compressed, as it has only the last two arcs to cover (plus an additional, anime-only arc at the beginning). It still suffers from it though, as the last two novels are also by far the longest ones.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has the same issue, and is somehow even worse as Umineko's Question arcs are ''much'' longer and introduce much more characters than Higurashi's; but the anime's length is the same. Granted, the beginning of the first Sound Novel is full of unnecessarily stretched-out dialogues, but in the anime the first victims die before you can even remember their names. That's also probably why there is very little chance of ever seeing an anime for ''Chiru'' (apart from abysmally low DVD sales).
* Done with ''{{VideoGame/Amagami}}''.''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}''. Fortunately, every character is given their own arc in the anime.
* ''[[{{VisualNovel/Tsukihime}} Lunar Legend Tsukihime]]'' went through this treatment and ended up with massive, massive plot-holes.
*
%%* ''Manga/AngelSanctuary''
%%* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' anime.
*
The ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works]]'' movie was less version of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is this. The main character's painfully tragic backstory is portrayed only as a short series of disjointed flashbacks, making his attitude problem in the early episodes a bit of a mystery to new viewers. Much of the political subplot is cut, downplaying themes of classism and social injustice that make up a large part of the antagonist's motivation, and the members of the Hawks other than the main three are not developed, making the DownerEnding of the third movie in its own right and more less poignant.
* ''Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory'' was aired as
a montage 12-episode adaptation of scenes the first two games. It suffers from being heavily compressed, though. The plot of the game. It managed first game is compressed into the first two episodes, there is (inexplicably) little to keep no exposition (likely leaving a lot of newcomers to the series confused), and most of the major scenes characters outside Ragna and plot points, but at the cost of cutting out almost all characterisation, backstory, the main love story between Shirou and Rin and all the segues, not only making it amazingly jarring Noel are largely ignored and/or are given little to watch but also almost completely incomprehensible to anyone who isn't already no backstory (if you aren't familiar with the story.
games, chances are you won't understand Litchi's sudden [[{{FaceHeelTurn}} Face-Heel Turn]]).
* The 1986 [[TheMovie movie]] version anime adaption of ''Manga/{{Fist of the North Star}}'' roughly adapts the initial 72 chapters of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' compressed the original manga (or visual novel into 12 episodes. It manages to cover the first 49 most important things, but as a result it feels incredibly rushed compared to the game, and also leaves out things like character backstories and the things you learn by spending "free time" with your classmates during the game.
* Some of the last ''Manga/DeathNote'' anime
episodes of the TV series) into a 2-hour film. This was mainly done by rearranging the order of events and focusing the plot on the franchise's now-iconic rivalry between Kenshiro and his brother Raoh, reducing the role of every other villain to [[DemotedToExtra extended cameos]] (with only Shin and Jagi getting sufficient development due to their importance to the plot). However, [[KungFuJesus Toki]] (the second of the four Hokuto brothers) was left out completely suffer from this very heavily, with not even one episode equaling a hint of his existence, and while Rei still appears, his love interest Mamiya does not, and [[spoiler:he dies without his final challenge to his nemesis Yuda.]]
* ''[[Manga/InuYasha InuYasha: The Final Act]]'' covers the last 20 tankōbon volumes
''whole volume'' of the manga in only 26 episodes. (By comparison, one occasion. This was in part due to these parts of the first ''Manga/InuYasha'' manga being drawn out for a little too long (they wanted to make it exactly 108 chapters.)
** Entire subplots are cut out, like Mello using the Death Note to threaten the president (which ultimately results in the president's suicide and him being replaced with a somewhat spineless successor who decides to disband the SPK)- the aforementioned episode that jumps over 9 chapters. In another case, Mogi is temporarily held by Near when Demegawa's mob invades SPK headquarters, and is falsely said to have died, which helps lead to Aizawa cooperating with Near. The
anime also significantly plays down the debate over the political and social implications of what Kira is doing.
* The Chinese manga adaptation of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' (which was translated into English by TokyoPop) did a lot of compressing of the 54 episode
series covered into 5 books. Fillers (and some non-fillers) are skipped or compressed to a one page recap and some alterations are made to combine events. The adaptation of season 2 manages to compress the first 36 manga volumes in 167 episodes.)50 episode series into two volumes.
* ''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.



* ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' is an edited version of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' that cuts out most of the filler to be closer to the manga such that ''Kai'' runs from the Saiyan saga to the Cell saga with 98 episodes, compared with ''Z'''s 194 episodes making it about twice as long.
* The 8th ''Manga/OnePiece'' movie tries to squeeze about 40 episodes of material into a 90-minute movie. It makes a gallant effort, but even without the filler and just about every single plot point not directly related to the story arc, it still leaves a bit to be desired.
* The ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' manga. Roughly 40 pages for each 20-minute episode is not as much space as you might think. It manages to keep more or less all of the same events; they just go by very quickly.

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* ** ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' is an edited version of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' that cuts out most of the filler to be closer to the manga such that ''Kai'' runs from the Saiyan saga to the Cell saga with 98 episodes, compared with ''Z'''s 194 episodes making it about twice as long.
* Lampshaded in the ''Manga/DragonHalf'' OVA, where one villain from the manga realizes that all of his backstory was left out of the adaptation, as seen in the page quote above.
%%* ''Manga/DragonHead'' (live action manga-based movie)
*
The 8th ''Manga/OnePiece'' ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works]]'' movie tries was less a movie in its own right and more a montage of scenes from the game. It managed to squeeze about 40 keep most of the major scenes and plot points, but at the cost of cutting out almost all characterisation, backstory, the main love story between Shirou and Rin and all the segues, not only making it amazingly jarring to watch but also almost completely incomprehensible to anyone who isn't already familiar with the story.
* The 1986 [[TheMovie movie]] version of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' roughly adapts the initial 72 chapters of the original manga (or the first 49
episodes of material the TV series) into a 90-minute movie. It makes a gallant effort, but 2-hour film. This was mainly done by rearranging the order of events and focusing the plot on the franchise's now-iconic rivalry between Kenshiro and his brother Raoh, reducing the role of every other villain to [[DemotedToExtra extended cameos]] (with only Shin and Jagi getting sufficient development due to their importance to the plot). However, [[KungFuJesus Toki]] (the second of the four Hokuto brothers) was left out completely with not even a hint of his existence, and while Rei still appears, his love interest Mamiya does not, and [[spoiler:he dies without his final challenge to his nemesis Yuda.]]
* The plot of ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'' covers roughly
the filler and last two-thirds of [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo the novel]]: everything prior to Albert's first meeting with the Count is addressed in flashbacks. Interestingly enough, this is exactly how Creator/AlexandreDumas originally intended to write it.
* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' surprised many fans (and annoyed others) by compressing the events of the first light novel into
just about every single plot point two episodes (the first two of the 2012 TV series). The rest of the anime is a mixed bag, but so far it's taken two 12-episode seasons to cover the events of the first eight light novels.
* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' put canon into the ending of the second-to-last episode. Also done in the second series, ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo: New Challenger''.
* The ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' anime is a compressed adaption of the first 6 sound novels. They removed a lot of elements, such as [=TIPs=], the poems, and [[spoiler:Fredrica Berkenstel]], and many buildup scenes, leading to a very rushed pace. The manga is better, but also counts. The ''Kai'' anime is obviously less compressed, as it has only the last two arcs to cover (plus an additional, anime-only arc at the beginning). It still suffers from it though, as the last two novels are also by far the longest ones.
* ''[[Manga/InuYasha InuYasha: The Final Act]]'' covers the last 20 tankōbon volumes of the manga in only 26 episodes. (By comparison, the first ''Manga/InuYasha'' anime series covered the first 36 manga volumes in 167 episodes.)
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' had an OVA series that
not directly related only adapted just Part 3 of the story, but started in the middle of the arc. The second OVA series is a prequel which jumped back to the story arc, it still leaves a bit to be desired.
* The ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' manga. Roughly 40 pages for each 20-minute episode is not as much space as you might think. It manages to keep more or less all
beginning of the same events; arc, recapped it up to where the first one started, then jumped back to after the first one ended. The 2012 TV anime managed to compress five volumes into ''nine'' episodes.
* The manga adaptation for the ''Manga/KingdomHearts'' series has outright removed a few worlds and characters to shorten it ([[{{Retcon}} Deep Jungle had a good reason, though]]), or combined several trips into one. Despite this, ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'' still ends up getting seven (three in English) volumes.
* ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]: Do You Remember Love?'' The two-hour movie is a "re-imagining" of a 30-episode series, and it cuts out what would be the first half-hour or so because there's not enough time to fit in even an abbreviated version of the full story.
* The (1st) anime adaptation of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' had only 26 episodes and a [[GeckoEnding very half-assed ending]] which, to be honest, could conceivably have been true from what had come out so far...if
they just go by very quickly.never consulted the author.
** The first adaptation managed to combine Compression with ''{{Filler}}''. They managed to stick a good half-dozen episodes between the end of the manga's third volume and the beginning of the fourth, then compressed the entire events of the next three volumes into ''two episodes''.



%%* ''{{Ayashi no Ceres}}'' anime.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'' - Originally planned as a full series, cut down even further. They had 13 full episodes originally scripted which then had to be cut down to a 2 hour movie, thanks to even more staff issues. When watched, a viewer can actually ''see''' the points where they took an episode and made it the "ultra-condensed version."



* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'' - Originally planned as a full series, cut down even further. They had 13 full episodes originally scripted which then had to be cut down to a 2 hour movie, thanks to even more staff issues. When watched, a viewer can actually ''see''' the points where they took an episode and made it the "ultra-condensed version."
* The ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' manga. Roughly 40 pages for each 20-minute episode is not as much space as you might think. It manages to keep more or less all of the same events; they just go by very quickly.
* The first ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movie is a compressed adaptation of episodes 1-6 of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The second movie is a loose adaptation of episodes 8-19, but start going OffTheRails with entirely new material near the end. The third and fourth movies are entirely new material, with some elements of episode 24 and ''End of Evangelion'' thrown in. The condensed nature of the films resulted in many of the Angels either being [[AdaptedOut omitted entirely]] or made into {{Composite Character}}s.
** The ''Evangelion'' manga condenses the number of Angels from 17 to 12, removing Iruel, Matariel, Sandalphon, and Leliel entirely and having Gaghiel be defeated almost effortlessly by Asuka before she's even met anyone else at NERV.
* The 8th ''Manga/OnePiece'' movie tries to squeeze about 40 episodes of material into a 90-minute movie. It makes a gallant effort, but even without the filler and just about every single plot point not directly related to the story arc, it still leaves a bit to be desired.



* ''Anime/Persona4GoldenTheAnimation'': The series focuses solely on the scenes exclusive to the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' UpdatedRerelease ''Golden'', leaving the murder mystery from the game and many other elements OutOfFocus.
* ''Manga/SazanEyes''. Four [=OAVs=] for two manga volumes--then three [=OAVs=] for three more manga volumes.
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* The ''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi'' anime tried to cram the whole, multi-route, visual novel into a 13 episode anime. This worked as well as you'd expect. Not only were all suggestions of any boys love pretty much removed, but the story was pretty much impossible to follow because of how much they had to remove and abridge to fit the story into only 13 episodes. Most fans have chosen to ignore it's existence all together.
* ''[[{{VisualNovel/Tsukihime}} Lunar Legend Tsukihime]]'' went through this treatment and ended up with massive, massive plot-holes.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has the same issue, and is somehow even worse as Umineko's Question arcs are ''much'' longer and introduce much more characters than Higurashi's; but the anime's length is the same. Granted, the beginning of the first Sound Novel is full of unnecessarily stretched-out dialogues, but in the anime the first victims die before you can even remember their names. That's also probably why there is very little chance of ever seeing an anime for ''Chiru'' (apart from abysmally low DVD sales).
* The 2015's anime of ''Manga/UshioAndTora'' compresses the entire story in 39 episodes removing the unnecessary elements in agreement with the author, Kazuhiro Fujita.



* ''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.
* The Chinese manga adaptation of Anime/DigimonAdventure (which was translated into English by TokyoPop) did a lot of compressing of the 54 episode series into 5 books. Fillers (and some non-fillers) are skipped or compressed to a one page recap and some alterations are made to combine events. The adaptation of season 2 manages to compress the 50 episode series into two volumes.
* The first ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movie is a compressed adaptation of episodes 1-6 of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The second movie is a loose adaptation of episodes 8-19, but start going OffTheRails with entirely new material near the end. The third and fourth movies are entirely new material, with some elements of episode 24 and ''End of Evangelion'' thrown in. The condensed nature of the films resulted in many of the Angels either being [[AdaptedOut omitted entirely]] or made into {{Composite Character}}s.
* The ''Evangelion'' manga condenses the number of Angels from 17 to 12, removing Iruel, Matariel, Sandalphon, and Leliel entirely and having Gaghiel be defeated almost effortlessly by Asuka before she's even met anyone else at NERV.



* The ''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi'' anime tried to cram the whole, multi-route, visual novel into a 13 episode anime. This worked as well as you'd expect. Not only were all suggestions of any boys love pretty much removed, but the story was pretty much impossible to follow because of how much they had to remove and abridge to fit the story into only 13 episodes. Most fans have chosen to ignore it's existence all together.
* The anime adaption of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' compressed the original visual novel into 12 episodes. It manages to cover the most important things, but as a result it feels incredibly rushed compared to the game, and also leaves out things like character backstories and the things you learn by spending "free time" with your classmates during the game.
* The movie version of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is this. The main character's painfully tragic backstory is portrayed only as a short series of disjointed flashbacks, making his attitude problem in the early episodes a bit of a mystery to new viewers. Much of the political subplot is cut, downplaying themes of classism and social injustice that make up a large part of the antagonist's motivation, and the members of the Hawks other than the main three are not developed, making the DownerEnding of the third movie less poignant.
* The manga adaptation for the ''Manga/KingdomHearts'' series has outright removed a few worlds and characters to shorten it ([[{{Retcon}} Deep Jungle had a good reason, though]]), or combined several trips into one. Despite this, ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'' still ends up getting seven (three in English) volumes.
* ''Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory'' was aired as a 12-episode adaptation of the first two games. It suffers from being heavily compressed, though. The plot of the first game is compressed into the first two episodes, there is (inexplicably) little to no exposition (likely leaving a lot of newcomers to the series confused), and most of the characters outside Ragna and Noel are largely ignored and/or are given little to no backstory (if you aren't familiar with the games, chances are you won't understand Litchi's sudden [[{{FaceHeelTurn}} Face-Heel Turn]]).
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The anime version cuts out the Aureolus Dummy subplot from the Deep Blood arc and the serial killer Jinsaku Hino from the Angel Fall arc. The manga version cuts out the Deep Blood and Angel Fall arcs altogether.
* ''Anime/Persona4GoldenTheAnimation'': The series focuses solely on the scenes exclusive to the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' UpdatedRerelease ''Golden'', leaving the murder mystery from the game and many other elements OutOfFocus.

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* The ''VisualNovel/TogainuNoChi'' anime tried to cram the whole, multi-route, visual novel into a 13 episode anime. This worked as well as you'd expect. Not only were all suggestions ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'': 141 chapters of any boys love pretty much removed, but the story was pretty much impossible to follow because of how much they had to remove manga, and abridge to fit the story into only 13 episodes. Most fans have chosen to ignore it's existence all together.
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four-episodes of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' compressed the OVA that cover 18 of those chapters and a very small amount of original visual novel into 12 episodes. It manages to cover the most important things, but as a result it feels incredibly rushed compared to the game, and also leaves out things like character backstories and the things you learn by spending "free time" with your classmates during the game.
* The movie version of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is this. The main character's painfully tragic backstory is portrayed only as a short series of disjointed flashbacks, making his attitude problem in the early episodes a bit of a mystery to new viewers. Much of the political subplot is cut, downplaying themes of classism and social injustice that make up a large part of the antagonist's motivation, and the members of the Hawks other than the main three are not developed, making the DownerEnding of the third movie less poignant.
* The manga adaptation for the ''Manga/KingdomHearts'' series has outright removed a few worlds and characters to shorten it ([[{{Retcon}} Deep Jungle had a good reason, though]]), or combined several trips into one. Despite this, ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'' still ends up getting seven (three in English) volumes.
* ''Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory'' was aired as a 12-episode adaptation of the first two games. It suffers from being heavily compressed, though. The plot of the first game is compressed into the first two episodes, there is (inexplicably) little to no exposition (likely leaving a lot of newcomers to the series confused), and most of the characters outside Ragna and Noel are largely ignored and/or are given little to no backstory (if you aren't familiar with the games, chances are you won't understand Litchi's sudden [[{{FaceHeelTurn}} Face-Heel Turn]]).
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': The anime version cuts out the Aureolus Dummy subplot from the Deep Blood arc and the serial killer Jinsaku Hino from the Angel Fall arc. The manga version cuts out the Deep Blood and Angel Fall arcs altogether.
* ''Anime/Persona4GoldenTheAnimation'': The series focuses solely on the scenes exclusive to the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' UpdatedRerelease ''Golden'', leaving the murder mystery from the game and many other elements OutOfFocus.
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* The miniseries of ''Literature/TheStand'' wasn't as compressed as one might expect of a 900+ page book, but the Boulder section and Stu and Tom's journey home suffered it. The Boulder stuff was justified, as even King thought it got a bit boring before the bomb incident and he wrote that part to kick start more action.

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* The miniseries of ''Literature/TheStand'' ''Series/TheStand'' wasn't as compressed as one might expect of a 900+ page book, but the Boulder section and Stu and Tom's journey home suffered it. The Boulder stuff was justified, as even King thought it got a bit boring before the bomb incident and he wrote that part to kick start more action.
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http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.CompressedAdaptation