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7th Nov '17 6:40:20 PM thatother1dude
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* The [[Anime/FullMetalAlchemist 2003 anime adaptation]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' went into an AlternateContinuity from its very early episodes, although the changes were fairly subtle in the beginning. This is because the creators [[PragmaticAdaptation knew in advance that it would overtake the manga]], as did [[Creator/HiromuArakawa the manga's creator]], who explicitly asked them to take this route. Averted with the second series, ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'', which revealed it was sticking with the manga ending – the final episode was aired about two weeks after the final manga chapter was released.

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* The [[Anime/FullMetalAlchemist 2003 anime adaptation]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' went into an AlternateContinuity from its very early episodes, although the changes were fairly subtle in the beginning. This is because the creators [[PragmaticAdaptation knew in advance that it would overtake the manga]], as did [[Creator/HiromuArakawa the manga's creator]], who explicitly asked them to take this route. Averted with the second series, ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'', which revealed it whose release was sticking carefully timed to end almost simultaneous with the manga ending – manga-- the final episode was aired about two weeks after the final manga chapter was released.
31st Oct '17 12:55:01 PM Miruka
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* The ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' anime was adapted early on due to its popularity, and finished airing five years before the manga ended. As a result, it only covers about a third of the manga's story (barely seven books' worth of material). The final episodes are about an arc from the beginning of volume 6 that was shifted back for narrative purposes – Kyo's inner struggle with his true form, and Tohru learning to accept him for who he is. To be fair though, another reason ''Fruits Basket'' only had 26 episodes if because Creator/NatsukiTakaya broke her drawing hand while working on the eighth book, leading to her taking a break from it. If the anime had gone past 26 episodes, then it's likely that it would've overtaken the manga.

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* The ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' anime was adapted early on due to its popularity, and finished airing five years before the manga ended. As a result, it only covers about a third of the manga's story (barely seven books' worth of material). The final episodes are about an arc from the beginning of volume 6 that was shifted back for narrative purposes – Kyo's inner struggle with his true form, and Tohru learning to accept him for who he is. To be fair though, another Another reason ''Fruits Basket'' Fruits Basket only had 26 episodes if is because Creator/NatsukiTakaya broke her drawing hand while working on the eighth book, leading to her taking a break from it. If the anime had gone past 26 episodes, then it's likely that it would've overtaken the manga.
31st Aug '17 1:24:25 PM CaptainCrawdad
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Unfortunately, unpopular or unwelcome [[FillerArc filler arcs]] and episodes may often be {{Misblamed}} as being the fault of the original creators, when in reality said creators almost always have nothing to do with said filler plot. Some fillers that were better received by fans are often cited as being opportunities to develop lesser characters (this helps a lot with anime that have a cast size near [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters the size of the production staff]]).

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Unfortunately, unpopular or unwelcome [[FillerArc filler arcs]] and episodes may often be {{Misblamed}} as being the fault of the original creators, when in reality said the creators almost always have nothing to do with said the filler plot. Some fillers that were better received by fans are often cited as being opportunities to develop lesser characters (this helps a lot with anime that have a cast size near [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters the size of the production staff]]).



* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' also had filler while waiting for the manga that eventually crowded out key plot points from said manga. Meaning? Anything involving Coco.

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* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' also had filler while waiting for the manga that eventually crowded out key plot points from said the manga. Meaning? Anything involving Coco.
24th Aug '17 3:20:03 AM Malachi108
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* After the fifth season of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' the show had mostly caught up with the published ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' novels. This is based on a version of the problem that plagues anime – although the show only airs ten episodes per season, it might have given another writer time to finish, the problem is that Creator/GeorgeRRMartin writes his {{Doorstopper}} novels ''[[ScheduleSlip veeeeerrrry sloooowwwwly]]''. This has led to Bran's storyline being left out of season 5 of the show, because his character has actually caught up entirely with his book plot line. Martin has given the show's writers a detailed explanation of events in the final two novels, as the showrunners have made it clear they will not and cannot stop and wait for Martin to catch up. The season 4 episode "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS4E4Oathkeeper Oathkeeper]]" featured a revelation before it came in the novels, that [[spoiler:reveals the Others/White Walkers have a society and hierarchy, that they create new Others/White Walkers by transforming human babies, and that they are led by the Night's King, an evil figure from Westeros mythology who was not previously confirmed to actually exist]]. The final two episodes of the fifth season were the first to adapt material confirmed to be from upcoming novels and revealed that [[spoiler:Stannis Baratheon would burn his daughter as a sacrifice and fail in his attempt to take Winterfell]]. It's becoming clear that the series is an AlternateContinuity from the books, with a mix of simplified situations, BroadStrokes, and several major events being completely different than their equivalents in the novels. The two will most likely split even more dramatically before the end.

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* After During the fifth season of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' the show had mostly caught up with the published ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' novels. This is based on a version of the problem that plagues anime – although the show only airs ten episodes per season, it might have given another writer time to finish, the problem is that Creator/GeorgeRRMartin writes his {{Doorstopper}} novels ''[[ScheduleSlip veeeeerrrry sloooowwwwly]]''. This has led to Bran's storyline being left out of season 5 of the show, because his character has actually caught up entirely with his book plot line. Martin has given the show's writers a detailed explanation of events in the final two novels, as the showrunners have made it clear they will not and cannot stop and wait for Martin to catch up.
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The season 4 episode "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS4E4Oathkeeper Oathkeeper]]" featured was the first to feature a revelation before it came in the novels, its last scene revealing that [[spoiler:reveals the Others/White Walkers Night King exists and can transform Craster's sons into new White Walkers. After that, Season 5 episode "Hardhome" was when most storylines have a society and hierarchy, that they create new Others/White Walkers by transforming human babies, and that they are led by first surpassed the Night's King, an evil figure from Westeros mythology who was not previously confirmed to actually exist]]. The novels. As the final two seasons have been shortened to only 13 episodes of the fifth season were the first to adapt material confirmed to be total and many new POV characters from upcoming novels Books 4 and revealed that [[spoiler:Stannis Baratheon would burn his daughter as a sacrifice and fail in his attempt to take Winterfell]]. It's becoming clear 5 have been AdaptedOut, it seems that the series is an AlternateContinuity from the books, with will have a mix of simplified situations, BroadStrokes, and several major events being GeckoEnding, similar to future books in some aspects, but completely different than their equivalents in the novels. The two will most likely split even more dramatically before the end.others.
14th Aug '17 5:40:39 AM DivineFlame100
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* ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' is an unusual example in that the anime adaptation overtook the manga because the manga was abruptly CutShort due to [[ExecutiveMeddling a dispute between the publishers and the producers]]. As a result, the anime [[AdaptationExpansion added a new and original arc]] that fans would dub "The Barasuishou Arc", named after the arc's BigBad. This created a weird side-effect by the time ''Rozen Maiden: Tale'' came out, which ironically, the manga was trying to catch up to ''itself'' by first starting in an AlternateUniverse before eventually picking off where the original ended.
9th Aug '17 12:01:54 PM CosmicFerret
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* A similar example occurs with the SNES adaptation of ''VideoGame/JurassicPark''. Ocean couldn't wait for the sequel (or even the novel it would be loosely based on) and created their own, ''VideoGame/JurassicParkPart2TheChaosContinues''. It had a vaguely similar plot to the eventual sequel--a rival genetics company tries to take control of the island by force, and Alan Grant is sent to stop them. Nobody stopped to question why Grant was suddenly a gun-toting Contra-esque mercenary… or why he'd care about any of this. Good music, though.

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* A similar example occurs with the SNES adaptation of ''VideoGame/JurassicPark''. Ocean couldn't wait for the sequel (or even the novel it would be loosely based on) and created their own, ''VideoGame/JurassicParkPart2TheChaosContinues''.''VideoGame/JurassicPark2TheChaosContinues''. It had a vaguely similar plot to the eventual sequel--a rival genetics company tries to take control of the island by force, and Alan Grant is sent to stop them. Nobody stopped to question why Grant was suddenly a gun-toting Contra-esque mercenary… or why he'd care about any of this. Good music, though.
29th Jul '17 9:30:14 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Ocean did the same thing on the Genesis[=/=]Megadrive with ''VideoGame/JurassicParkRampageEdition'', which is an ActionizedSequel that takes place after the first game (although, unlike the SNES sequel, it retains the gameplay style of its predecessor).
7th Jul '17 12:25:57 AM sayaleviathan
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* The 2015 anime of ''Literature/TheHeroicLegendOfArslan'' was based on Arakawa manga version of the novel. However, the anime ran out of manga material, so the staff decided to follow the novel story instead. For now, the anime is ahead of the manga that it was originally based on, but it's fine because they are both based from novel. It also helps that the novel had been ongoing since 1986.
23rd May '17 12:53:16 AM JoeMerl
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** Season two, however, goes back to following the manga, and makes the anime-exclusive parts of season one (certain scenes from episodes 16-17, and everything after) CanonDiscontinuity.
9th May '17 8:08:59 AM matruz
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** The SequelSeries, ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'', has been taking a different approach to avoid this: Since the manga is released monthly and its first 10 chapters adapt the events of ''Anime/BorutoNarutoTheMovie'', the anime started by covering the events before that, focusing on Boruto's early days as a student of the ninja academy, all to allow for more time for the manga to advance.
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