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9th Nov '16 9:28:17 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare AdaptationalAlternateEnding, where the original work ''did'' finish its ending before the adaptation but was changed for other reasons.
7th Nov '16 2:14:06 AM fearlessnikki
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* Jill Murphy didn't write an official conclusion to ''Literature/TheWorstWitch'' books and after Season 2, the TV show had run out of material to adapt. So they produced entirely original material, and the Season 3 finale wrapped a few plot points of the series up; Mildred is discovered to have a rare magical gift, saves the school once again and finally seems to win Miss Hardbroom over, Drucilla abandons her friendship with Ethel and makes a HeelFaceTurn and Maud is elected Head Girl for the next year. There were two spin-offs - one showing Mildred in college, and the other showing her cousin now attending Cackle's.
31st Oct '16 1:27:57 PM MazeMaker
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When an visual adaptation must have an ending, but is based on a work that has not finished yet, there are two possible solutions. One is to give the show some emotional closure without actually ending the main plot in any significant way. Many fans will just complain this is a "non-ending" of sorts. When this involves a romance arc, the result can be either NoRomanticResolution or MaybeEverAfter, which may or may not be satisfying.

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When an a visual adaptation must have an ending, but is based on a work that has not finished yet, there are two possible solutions. One is to give the show some emotional closure without actually ending the main plot in any significant way. Many fans will just complain this is a "non-ending" of sorts. When this involves a romance arc, the result can be either NoRomanticResolution or MaybeEverAfter, which may or may not be satisfying.
20th Oct '16 10:29:42 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Manga/BlackButler'' definitely has a gecko ending. Only about the first nine episodes of the series up to the end of the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper arc (and parts of the much less popular "Curry arc") can be considered canon. After that it [[OvertooktheManga over takes the manga]]. The manga only has 38 chapters as of right now and considering production on the anime probably started about a year or so before that they didn't have tons to work with. Even so, the ending could have been better and not have left loose ends hanging... But ultimately it doesn't really matter for fans hoping for a faithful adaption since [[TheyJustDidntCare the second season]] is [[GenreShift completely original material]] with a bunch of new characters and [[BrokenBase overall left the fan base]] ''very'' [[FanonDiscontinuity divided]].

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* ''Manga/BlackButler'' definitely has a gecko ending. Only about the first nine episodes of the series up to the end of the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper arc (and parts of the much less popular "Curry arc") can be considered canon. After that it [[OvertooktheManga over takes the manga]]. The manga only has 38 chapters as of right now and considering production on the anime probably started about a year or so before that they didn't have tons to work with. Even so, the ending could have been better and not have left loose ends hanging... But ultimately it doesn't really matter for fans hoping for a faithful adaption since [[TheyJustDidntCare the second season]] season is [[GenreShift completely original material]] with a bunch of new characters and [[BrokenBase overall left the fan base]] ''very'' [[FanonDiscontinuity divided]].
15th Oct '16 11:44:41 PM Saurubiker
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* The 1986 ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' movie was produced while the manga was still in serialization, adapting 75 chapters worth of material in a rather condensed matter. As a result, [[KungFuJesus Toki]] and [[ActionGirl Mamiya]] are [[AdaptedOut nowhere to be seen]], [[TokenMotivationalNemesis Shin]] and [[TheLancer Rei]] are the only ones of the six Nanto Seiken masters to appear ([[DistressedDamsel Yuria]]'s Nanto heritage is briefly mentioned, but her role as the [[SamusIsAGirl Last Nanto General]] is never brought up, while the rest of the grand masters were yet to be introduced in the manga at this point), and many of the major villains from the manga's early story arcs (namely [[WellIntentionedExtremist Colonel]], [[DirtyCoward Jackal]] and [[WardensAreEvil Uighur]]) were reduced to [[DemotedToExtra henchman roles]]. At the end, Rei dies immediately after his encounter with [[BigBad Raoh]] without ever confronting his rival [[EffeminateMisogynisticGuy Juda]], [[TheHero Kenshiro]]'s battle against Raoh ends in a stalemate (with the original theatrical ending having him actually lose the fight), and Yuria disappears without a trace when she's accidentally blown away by Kenshiro's BattleAura, her survival left open for interpretation (at the time, she was still presumed dead following the events of the Southern Cross arc).

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* The 1986 ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' movie was produced while the manga was still in serialization, adapting 75 chapters worth of material in a rather condensed matter. As a result, [[KungFuJesus Toki]] and [[ActionGirl Mamiya]] are [[AdaptedOut nowhere to be seen]], [[TokenMotivationalNemesis Shin]] and [[TheLancer Rei]] are the only ones of the six Nanto Seiken grand masters to appear ([[DistressedDamsel Yuria]]'s Nanto heritage is briefly mentioned, but her role as the [[SamusIsAGirl Last Nanto General]] is never brought up, while the (the rest of the grand masters were yet to be introduced in introduced, as the manga hierarchy of the Nanto branches wasn't even established at this point), and many of the major villains from the manga's early story arcs (namely [[WellIntentionedExtremist Colonel]], [[DirtyCoward Jackal]] and [[WardensAreEvil Uighur]]) were reduced to [[DemotedToExtra henchman roles]]. At the end, [[AloofBigBrother Raoh]] [[HijackedByGanon hijacks the plot by killing Shin]] [[DistressedDamsel and taking Yuria captive]], Rei dies immediately after his encounter with [[BigBad Raoh]] without ever confronting his rival [[EffeminateMisogynisticGuy Juda]], and [[TheHero Kenshiro]]'s battle against Raoh Kenshiro]] ultimately ends in a stalemate (with up losing the original theatrical ending having him actually lose the fight), and final fight (being spared only due to Rin's intervention). Yuria also disappears without a trace when she's accidentally during the final fight, having been blown away by Kenshiro's BattleAura, the intense {{battle aura}} caused by Ken and Raoh's fight, and her survival is left open for interpretation (at (in the time, manga she was still presumed assumed to be dead following the events of the Southern Cross arc).arc, until it was later revealed [[HesJustHiding she was just hiding]]).
15th Oct '16 1:24:56 AM Saurubiker
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* The 1986 movie version of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' was produced while the manga was still in serialization, adapting 75 chapters worth of material in a rather condensed matter. As a result, [[KungFuJesus Toki]] (the second oldest of the four Hokuto brother) and Mamiya (the female village leader) were AdaptedOut, [[TokenMotivationalNemesis Shin]] and Rei are the only ones of the six Nanto grand masters to appear (Yuria's Nanto heritage is briefly mentioned, while the rest have yet to be introduced), and many of the major villains from the manga's early story arcs (such as Colonel, Jackal and Uighur) were reduced to [[DemotedToExtra henchman roles]]. Kenshiro's battle against Raoh (the main antagonist) ends in a stalemate (with the original theatrical ending having him actually lose the fight), while Yuria disappears during the final battle without a trace when she's blown away by wind caused by Kenshiro's BattleAura.

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* The 1986 movie version of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' movie was produced while the manga was still in serialization, adapting 75 chapters worth of material in a rather condensed matter. As a result, [[KungFuJesus Toki]] (the second oldest of the four Hokuto brother) Toki]] and Mamiya (the female village leader) were AdaptedOut, [[ActionGirl Mamiya]] are [[AdaptedOut nowhere to be seen]], [[TokenMotivationalNemesis Shin]] and Rei [[TheLancer Rei]] are the only ones of the six Nanto grand Seiken masters to appear (Yuria's ([[DistressedDamsel Yuria]]'s Nanto heritage is briefly mentioned, but her role as the [[SamusIsAGirl Last Nanto General]] is never brought up, while the rest have of the grand masters were yet to be introduced), introduced in the manga at this point), and many of the major villains from the manga's early story arcs (such as Colonel, Jackal (namely [[WellIntentionedExtremist Colonel]], [[DirtyCoward Jackal]] and Uighur) [[WardensAreEvil Uighur]]) were reduced to [[DemotedToExtra henchman roles]]. Kenshiro's At the end, Rei dies immediately after his encounter with [[BigBad Raoh]] without ever confronting his rival [[EffeminateMisogynisticGuy Juda]], [[TheHero Kenshiro]]'s battle against Raoh (the main antagonist) ends in a stalemate (with the original theatrical ending having him actually lose the fight), while and Yuria disappears during the final battle without a trace when she's accidentally blown away by wind caused by Kenshiro's BattleAura.BattleAura, her survival left open for interpretation (at the time, she was still presumed dead following the events of the Southern Cross arc).



** Inverted as of 2014 with Book of Circus picking up where the anime's canon episodes left off (episode 15) with a filler (though heavily inspired by Chapter 5 of the manga) reintroduction to Black Butler's main duo (as it was out of the air for a long time) and followed by 9 episodes adapting the Noah's Ark Circus arc, then further followed by Book of Murder, two hour-long OVAs adapting the Phantomhive Manor Murders arc.

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** Inverted as of 2014 with Book of Circus picking up where the anime's canon episodes left off (episode 15) with a filler (though heavily inspired by Chapter 5 of the manga) reintroduction to Black Butler's main duo (as it was out of the air for a long time) and followed by 9 episodes adapting the Noah's Ark Circus arc, then further followed by Book of Murder, two hour-long OVAs [=OVA=]s adapting the Phantomhive Manor Murders arc.
30th Sep '16 6:15:22 PM Saurubiker
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* The early ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' for the Famicom managed to avoid for the most part by sticking to specific story arcs once they were done (although they did take extensive liberties with their material). On the other hand, ''Dragon Ball Z III'' for the Famicom ends on a cliffhanger with the introduction of Cell just after Androids 16, 17 and 18 are defeated.

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* The early ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' for the Famicom managed to avoid this for the most part by sticking to specific adapting already completed story arcs once they were done (although they did take extensive liberties with their material). On the other hand, ''Dragon Ball Z III'' for the Famicom ends on a cliffhanger with the introduction of Cell just after Androids 16, 17 and 18 are defeated.
30th Sep '16 2:28:51 PM Saurubiker
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* The 1986 movie version of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' was produced while the manga was still in serialization, adapting 75 chapters worth of material in a rather condensed matter. As a result, [[KungFuJesus Toki]] (the second oldest of the four Hokuto brother) and [[FauxActionChick Mamiya]] (the female village leader) were AdaptedOut, [[TokiMotivationalNemesis Shin]] and [[AscendedDarkHorse Rei]] are the only ones of the six Nanto grand masters to appear (Yuria's Nanto heritage is mentioned but downplayed, while the rest have yet to be introduced), and many of the major villains from the manga's early story arcs (such as Colonel, Jackal and Uighur) were reduced to [[DemotedToExtra henchman roles]]. Kenshiro's battle against Raoh (the main antagonist) ends in a stalemate (with the original theatrical ending having him actually lose the fight), while Yuria disappears during the final battle without a trace when she's blown away by wind caused by Kenshiro's BattleAura.

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* The 1986 movie version of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' was produced while the manga was still in serialization, adapting 75 chapters worth of material in a rather condensed matter. As a result, [[KungFuJesus Toki]] (the second oldest of the four Hokuto brother) and [[FauxActionChick Mamiya]] Mamiya (the female village leader) were AdaptedOut, [[TokiMotivationalNemesis [[TokenMotivationalNemesis Shin]] and [[AscendedDarkHorse Rei]] Rei are the only ones of the six Nanto grand masters to appear (Yuria's Nanto heritage is mentioned but downplayed, briefly mentioned, while the rest have yet to be introduced), and many of the major villains from the manga's early story arcs (such as Colonel, Jackal and Uighur) were reduced to [[DemotedToExtra henchman roles]]. Kenshiro's battle against Raoh (the main antagonist) ends in a stalemate (with the original theatrical ending having him actually lose the fight), while Yuria disappears during the final battle without a trace when she's blown away by wind caused by Kenshiro's BattleAura.
30th Sep '16 2:26:11 PM Saurubiker
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* The movie version of ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' was made while the manga was still being serialized in ''Weekly Jump'', specifically during the Raoh story arc. In the original theatrical release, the final battle ended with Raoh winning over Kenshiro, but spares his life after being dissuaded by Lin from killing him. Kenshiro leaves Lin and Bat to continue his search for Yuria, who mysteriously disappeared during the final battle for no reason (she is last seen with Bat and Lin), with no mention of her role as the last ''Nanto'' General or any of the other ''Nanto Seiken'' masters besides Shin and Rei. The alternate ending in the Japanese VHS release has Kenshiro ending the fight in a draw (just like his first fight with Raoh in the manga), but otherwise plays out identically to the theatrical ending.

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* The 1986 movie version of ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' was made produced while the manga was still being serialized in ''Weekly Jump'', specifically during serialization, adapting 75 chapters worth of material in a rather condensed matter. As a result, [[KungFuJesus Toki]] (the second oldest of the Raoh four Hokuto brother) and [[FauxActionChick Mamiya]] (the female village leader) were AdaptedOut, [[TokiMotivationalNemesis Shin]] and [[AscendedDarkHorse Rei]] are the only ones of the six Nanto grand masters to appear (Yuria's Nanto heritage is mentioned but downplayed, while the rest have yet to be introduced), and many of the major villains from the manga's early story arc. In arcs (such as Colonel, Jackal and Uighur) were reduced to [[DemotedToExtra henchman roles]]. Kenshiro's battle against Raoh (the main antagonist) ends in a stalemate (with the original theatrical release, ending having him actually lose the final battle ended with Raoh winning over Kenshiro, but spares his life after being dissuaded by Lin from killing him. Kenshiro leaves Lin and Bat to continue his search for Yuria, who mysteriously disappeared fight), while Yuria disappears during the final battle for no reason (she is last seen with Bat and Lin), with no mention of her role as the last ''Nanto'' General or any of the other ''Nanto Seiken'' masters besides Shin and Rei. The alternate ending in the Japanese VHS release has Kenshiro ending the fight in without a draw (just like his first fight with Raoh in the manga), but otherwise plays out identically to the theatrical ending.trace when she's blown away by wind caused by Kenshiro's BattleAura.
18th Sep '16 1:37:17 PM nombretomado
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* The anime adaptation of ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'' ended at 24 episodes covering all the material the manga had released to that point (including the chapter published a little over a week ''after'' the anime finished). While the endings events roughly correnspond to the manga chapter, it cuts out several bits of important dialogue and adds an anime original epilogue that would render the subsequent plotlines in the manga impossible to adapt.

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* The anime adaptation of ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'' ended at 24 episodes covering all the material the manga had released to that point (including the chapter published a little over a week ''after'' the anime finished). While the endings events roughly correnspond correspond to the manga chapter, it cuts out several bits of important dialogue and adds an anime original epilogue that would render the subsequent plotlines in the manga impossible to adapt.



* The ArchieComics run of ''Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures'' started with an adaptation of two episodes of the cartoon show, revolving around the search for three mystical gems called the Eyes of Sardath. The cartoon wrapped up the storyline quickly, with several more episodes of searching culminating with Shredder grafting the three gems onto his helmet. The comic went off on a completely different plotline, until 45 issues later when an alien robot named Sardath showed up looking for his eyes...

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* The ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics run of ''Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures'' started with an adaptation of two episodes of the cartoon show, revolving around the search for three mystical gems called the Eyes of Sardath. The cartoon wrapped up the storyline quickly, with several more episodes of searching culminating with Shredder grafting the three gems onto his helmet. The comic went off on a completely different plotline, until 45 issues later when an alien robot named Sardath showed up looking for his eyes...
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