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5th Jun '16 10:14:31 PM CassandraLeo
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is an unusual case. Due to author George R.R. Martin's extremely slow release schedule (understandable given that each volume is longer than ''The Lord of the Rings''), there's the very real possibility of the show overtaking the book series. The show's producers have already ruled out putting the show on hiatus to wait for the novels to finish, so instead they had GRRM tell them all of the important plot points he had already planned out so they can properly prepare for future seasons. GRRM, who is now in his mid-60s, has also acknowledged that he has also done this as insurance should AuthorExistenceFailure occur prior to him being able to complete the books. That said, given the show's increasing penchant for making drastic changes to the source material, it is still quite possible that the end of the show will make some departures from Martin's planned ending.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is an unusual case. Due to author George R.R. Martin's extremely slow release schedule (understandable given that each volume is longer than ''The Lord of the Rings''), there's the very real possibility of the show overtaking the book series. The show's producers have already ruled out putting the show on hiatus to wait for the novels to finish, so instead they had GRRM tell them all of the important plot points he had already planned out so they can properly prepare for future seasons. GRRM, who is now in his mid-60s, has also acknowledged that he has also done this as insurance should AuthorExistenceFailure occur prior to him being able to complete the books. That said, given the show's increasing penchant for making drastic changes to the source material, it is still quite possible that the end of the show will make some departures from Martin's planned ending. As of season six, the show has overtaken the books.
31st May '16 1:23:54 PM Willbyr
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In {{anime}}, this often implies that the series OvertookTheManga, but only in the broader sense that there's no {{manga}} ending available, not in the sense that there isn't enough manga to fit into the anime. In fact, a movie, {{OVA}}, or short series may have a Gecko Ending even after compressing and omitting large parts of the manga. Anime works are also sometimes prone towards restarting, exactly towards either the extreme tangents or Alternate Continuities mentioned above (''{{Naruto}}'', ''DragonBallZ'' and ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' all took some variation of this).

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In {{anime}}, this often implies that the series OvertookTheManga, but only in the broader sense that there's no {{manga}} ending available, not in the sense that there isn't enough manga to fit into the anime. In fact, a movie, {{OVA}}, or short series may have a Gecko Ending even after compressing and omitting large parts of the manga. Anime works are also sometimes prone towards restarting, exactly towards either the extreme tangents or Alternate Continuities mentioned above (''{{Naruto}}'', ''DragonBallZ'' (''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' all took some variation of this).






* ''Anime/RecordOfLodossWar'' OVA, which received a gecko ending cause of budget restraints. The funny thing is the nature of this ending: It is the actual ending of the story, however with different characters. When they got the funding to make Chronicles of the Heroic Knight they basically told viewers to forget the second half of the OVA since they pick up the plot after the "War of Heroes" in the series. Which means the series in itself doesn't make sense if you don't know the OVA and it doesn't make sense if you know it but are unaware of the second half being a gecko. It still might not make sense to some viewers because of smaller inconsistencies due to the OVA also changing some events from the manga and novels, and thus missing the motive behind Ashram's anger in the TV series. Since non-Japanese reading fans of the franchise lack access to the original novels, the easiest way for them to make sense of the events in Chronicles of the Heroic Knight is for them to regard it as a sequel to the Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch manga. It's not the best way to solve the confusion, but probably the easiest, at least for English-speaking fans.

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* ''Anime/RecordOfLodossWar'' ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' OVA, which received a gecko ending cause of budget restraints. The funny thing is the nature of this ending: It is the actual ending of the story, however with different characters. When they got the funding to make Chronicles of the Heroic Knight they basically told viewers to forget the second half of the OVA since they pick up the plot after the "War of Heroes" in the series. Which means the series in itself doesn't make sense if you don't know the OVA and it doesn't make sense if you know it but are unaware of the second half being a gecko. It still might not make sense to some viewers because of smaller inconsistencies due to the OVA also changing some events from the manga and novels, and thus missing the motive behind Ashram's anger in the TV series. Since non-Japanese reading fans of the franchise lack access to the original novels, the easiest way for them to make sense of the events in Chronicles of the Heroic Knight is for them to regard it as a sequel to the Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch manga. It's not the best way to solve the confusion, but probably the easiest, at least for English-speaking fans.
30th Apr '16 4:47:28 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ''Lemony Snicket's ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' was made into a feature film while the book series was still ongoing. The film's story loosely adapts the first three books (though not in sequence), but its ending is original, hinting at the secret society eventually revealed in the later books and Count Olaf's role in the house fire. Presumably it was written this way in case sequels based on the remaining books were never greenlit -- [[WhatCouldHaveBeen which turned out to be the case]].

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* ''Lemony Snicket's ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' was made into a feature film while the book series was still ongoing. The film's story loosely adapts the first three books (though not in sequence), but its ending is original, hinting at the secret society eventually revealed in the later books and Count Olaf's role in the house fire. Presumably it was written this way in case sequels based on the remaining books were never greenlit -- [[WhatCouldHaveBeen which turned out to be the case]].
28th Mar '16 3:10:37 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'' does this, following the manga almost exactly for the first 4 volumes (in only 9 episodes, no less!), but then covering volume 5 and a couple chapters of volume 6 in broad strokes in the last two episodes, while hastily introducing an anime-only character and wrapping up plot-threads that wouldn't actually resolve in the manga for many more volumes.

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* ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}'' ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish'' does this, following the manga almost exactly for the first 4 volumes (in only 9 episodes, no less!), but then covering volume 5 and a couple chapters of volume 6 in broad strokes in the last two episodes, while hastily introducing an anime-only character and wrapping up plot-threads that wouldn't actually resolve in the manga for many more volumes.
22nd Mar '16 5:08:17 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Lemony Snicket's ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' was made into a feature film while the book series was still ongoing. The film's story loosely adapts the first three books, but its ending is original, hinting at the secret society eventually revealed in the later books and Count Olaf's role in the house fire. Presumably it was written this way in case sequels based on the remaining books were never greenlit -- [[WhatCouldHaveBeen which turned out to be the case]].

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* ''Lemony Snicket's ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' was made into a feature film while the book series was still ongoing. The film's story loosely adapts the first three books, books (though not in sequence), but its ending is original, hinting at the secret society eventually revealed in the later books and Count Olaf's role in the house fire. Presumably it was written this way in case sequels based on the remaining books were never greenlit -- [[WhatCouldHaveBeen which turned out to be the case]].
24th Feb '16 2:00:51 PM YgothanEru
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** Interestingly, the movie originally ended with [[spoiler: [[FirstGirlWins Scott and Knives together, and this ended was fully scripted and filmed and can be viewed online]]]] because the script was written by someone who only had knowledge up to the end of volume five (which culminates in something of a DarkestHour for our hero) and Bryan Lee O'Malley's notes on volume six (which originally ended with Scott being alone, which would have been an even worse way to end a movie). They eventually redid the final scene so it fit with the book's actual ending, but much of the movie had been done with a different outcome in mind, so the revised final scene comes across as more of a BittersweetEnding.

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** Interestingly, the movie originally ended with [[spoiler: [[FirstGirlWins Scott and Knives together, and this ended ending was fully scripted and filmed and can be viewed online]]]] because the script was written by someone who only had knowledge up to the end of volume five (which culminates in something of a DarkestHour for our hero) and Bryan Lee O'Malley's notes on volume six (which originally ended with Scott being alone, which would have been an even worse way to end a movie). They eventually redid the final scene so it fit with the book's actual ending, but much of the movie had been done with a different outcome in mind, so the revised final scene comes across as more of a BittersweetEnding.
21st Feb '16 10:40:54 AM Isaac_Heller
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* Defied with ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Due to author George R.R. Martin's extremely slow release schedule (understandable given that each volume is longer than ''The Lord of the Rings''), there's the very real possibility of the show overtaking the book series. The show's producers have already ruled out putting the show on hiatus to wait for the novels to finish, so instead they had GRRM tell them all of the important plot points he had already planned out so they can properly prepare for future seasons. GRRM, who is now in his mid-60s, has also acknowledged that he has also done this as insurance should AuthorExistenceFailure occur prior to him being able to complete the books.

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* Defied with ''Series/GameOfThrones''.''Series/GameOfThrones'' is an unusual case. Due to author George R.R. Martin's extremely slow release schedule (understandable given that each volume is longer than ''The Lord of the Rings''), there's the very real possibility of the show overtaking the book series. The show's producers have already ruled out putting the show on hiatus to wait for the novels to finish, so instead they had GRRM tell them all of the important plot points he had already planned out so they can properly prepare for future seasons. GRRM, who is now in his mid-60s, has also acknowledged that he has also done this as insurance should AuthorExistenceFailure occur prior to him being able to complete the books. That said, given the show's increasing penchant for making drastic changes to the source material, it is still quite possible that the end of the show will make some departures from Martin's planned ending.
31st Jan '16 5:54:46 PM EternityofSpirits
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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.
15th Jan '16 5:51:12 PM Adept
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* The anime of ''PsychicAcademy'' only went through a third of the events of the manga, ending right after it had just finished ''defining'' the love triangle, without making the slightest effort to resolve it.

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* The anime of ''PsychicAcademy'' ''Manga/PsychicAcademy'' only went through a third of the events of the manga, ending right after it had just finished ''defining'' the love triangle, without making the slightest effort to resolve it.



* ''RosarioToVampire'''s second season not only had to end before the relevant manga was finished, but also had to adjust for the fact that the ''first'' season had only covered a small part of the manga's first ten volumes. (The biggest difference is that Tsukune never [[spoiler:went ghoul and needed a soul-lock gizmo to keep him human]].) This led to an entirely new GeckoEnding involving a character we hadn't met in the manga yet.

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* ''RosarioToVampire'''s ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'''s second season not only had to end before the relevant manga was finished, but also had to adjust for the fact that the ''first'' season had only covered a small part of the manga's first ten volumes. (The biggest difference is that Tsukune never [[spoiler:went ghoul and needed a soul-lock gizmo to keep him human]].) This led to an entirely new GeckoEnding involving a character we hadn't met in the manga yet.
10th Jan '16 4:43:15 PM tenuousbreaker
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* ''Manga/ShamanKing''. Granted at the manga ended with a Gecko Ending too with Manta suddenly dreaming of the cast in fairy tale getups and heading off to rescue ''Princess'' Hao (your guess is as good as mine). But this was eventually rectified with special edition volumes which properly closed the story. The anime which had largely diverged from the manga midway through the storyline ended with a typical final battle between Yoh and Hao and a GondorCallsForAid bit for Yoh to achieve victory. Though if anyone has read the manga you'll know [[spoiler: that killing Hao doesn't solve the problem as he has the power of reincarnation and can come back some years later.]] But hey it was a ending so meh.

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* ''Manga/ShamanKing''. Granted at the The manga ended with a BigLippedAlligatorMoment Gecko Ending too as well with Manta suddenly dreaming of the cast in fairy tale getups and heading off to rescue ''Princess'' Hao (your guess is as good as mine). But Hao,; this was eventually rectified with special edition volumes which properly closed the story. The anime which had largely diverged from the manga midway through the storyline ended with a typical final battle between Yoh and Hao and complete with a GondorCallsForAid bit for Yoh to achieve victory. Though if anyone has read the manga you'll bit. Manga readers would know [[spoiler: that killing Hao doesn't solve the problem as he has the power of reincarnation and can come back some years later.]] But hey later]], but it was a ending so meh.wrapped things up more conveniently than the manga.
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