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8th Jul '16 9:05:15 AM inuyasharules31
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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.

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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.
21st Jun '16 7:11:22 PM thecartoontitan
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' got hit with this, too. After the seven-year TimeSkip, the anime was getting a little too close for comfort with the manga's storyline, so the studio decided to insert a {{Filler}} arc before the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games arc]]. It is widely acknowledged that Mashima himself requested the studio to do it, and even helped them plan out the arc's story and provided new character designs. However, even that wasn't enough, so Mashima decided to insert a "To Be Continued" title card in manga chapter 297 for the anime to use as a point to go on hiatus. Luckily, the anime returned the following year to resume the story.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' got hit with this, too. After the seven-year TimeSkip, the anime was getting a little too close for comfort with the manga's storyline, so the studio decided to insert a {{Filler}} arc before the [[TournamentArc Grand Magic Games arc]]. It is widely acknowledged that Mashima himself requested the studio to do it, and even helped them plan out the arc's story and provided new character designs. However, even that wasn't enough, so Mashima decided to insert a "To Be Continued" title card in manga chapter 297 for the anime to use as a point to go on hiatus. Luckily, the anime returned the following year to resume the story.story, till it came dangerously close again after completing the Tartaros Arc, causing a prequel manga to be adapted and another hiatus to be set till further notice.
24th May '16 2:14:35 PM Smeagol17
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is a monthly ([[ScheduleSlip mostly]]) series that had already run for several years by the time its animated TV adaptation came out in 1997. That anime was a single season that covered only one arc of the manga (10 volumes worth of material nowadays that's less than a third of the total story). Rather than a GeckoEnding, it stops at a large CliffHanger (technically it's a [[WholeEpisodeFlashback whole series flashback]] that doesn't tell the viewer how we got to where we started). It's been described as "the world's most elaborate ad for the manga" for the way it drives viewers desperate for resolution back to the original. TheNewTens' film trilogy adaptation re-adapts that same plot arc, ending only very slightly further on in the plot roughly one chapter's worth, which fortunately is enough to ''finally'' resolve that cliffhanger. The creators of the trilogy have expressed the desire to continue adapting the manga story up through the ([[LongRunner currently unwritten]]) ending, but details of what form that will take (more films, a new TV series, [=OVAs=]) are not forthcoming. Due to Kentaro Miura's notorious {{Schedule Slip}}page, if they were to continue releasing films at the same pace as the Golden Age trilogy, they could easily find themselves Overtaking the Manga yet again.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is a monthly ([[ScheduleSlip mostly]]) series that had already run for several years by the time its animated TV adaptation came out in 1997. That anime was a single season that covered only one arc of the manga (10 volumes worth of material nowadays that's less than a third of the total story). Rather than a GeckoEnding, it stops at a large CliffHanger (technically it's a [[WholeEpisodeFlashback whole series flashback]] that doesn't tell the viewer how we got to where we started). It's been described as "the world's most elaborate ad for the manga" for the way it drives viewers desperate for resolution back to the original. TheNewTens' film trilogy adaptation re-adapts that same plot arc, ending only very slightly further on in the plot roughly one chapter's worth, which fortunately is enough to ''finally'' resolve that cliffhanger. The creators of the trilogy have expressed the desire to continue adapting the manga story up through the ([[LongRunner currently unwritten]]) ending, but details of what form that will take (more films, with a new TV series, [=OVAs=]) are not forthcoming. series. Due to Kentaro Miura's notorious {{Schedule Slip}}page, if they were to continue releasing films content at the same pace as the Golden Age trilogy, they could easily find themselves Overtaking the Manga yet again.
24th May '16 2:04:05 PM Anddrix
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* Nearly avoided in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' when the [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheSorcerersStone first movie]] was released in 2001 after the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire fourth book]] was published in 2000. Creator/JKRowling told Creator/AlanRickman about the true nature of Severus Snape, his character, which made him the few people who knew about Snape's motives until the publication of the seventh book. Hence, Movie!Snape appeared to be nicer than his book counterpart. Though Rowling did supervise the scripts, she made the final word about the characters such as Kreacher's importance in the last book and Dumbledore's sexual orientation. Though the movie managed to catch up with the books with [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the seventh book]] released in the same month as [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the fifth movie]]'s release date, the movies had a problem with the official pairings. It seemed that the production staff thought that Harry and Hermione are going to be a couple due to the chemistry between the Creator/DanielRadcliffe and Creator/EmmaWatson except they're confirmed as LikeBrotherAndSister in the final book. When Harry is finally paired with Ginny Weasley, it's more of an extreme case of StrangledByTheRedString where the movies had fewer scenes of Harry and Ginny being together than in the books and that shoe-tying scene in [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince the sixth movie]] only confirmed that their status as a couple.

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* Nearly avoided in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' when the [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheSorcerersStone [[Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone first movie]] was released in 2001 after the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire fourth book]] was published in 2000. Creator/JKRowling told Creator/AlanRickman about the true nature of Severus Snape, his character, which made him the few people who knew about Snape's motives until the publication of the seventh book. Hence, Movie!Snape appeared to be nicer than his book counterpart. Though Rowling did supervise the scripts, she made the final word about the characters such as Kreacher's importance in the last book and Dumbledore's sexual orientation. Though the movie managed to catch up with the books with [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the seventh book]] released in the same month as [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the fifth movie]]'s release date, the movies had a problem with the official pairings. It seemed that the production staff thought that Harry and Hermione are going to be a couple due to the chemistry between the Creator/DanielRadcliffe and Creator/EmmaWatson except they're confirmed as LikeBrotherAndSister in the final book. When Harry is finally paired with Ginny Weasley, it's more of an extreme case of StrangledByTheRedString where the movies had fewer scenes of Harry and Ginny being together than in the books and that shoe-tying scene in [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince the sixth movie]] only confirmed that their status as a couple.
4th May '16 7:40:49 PM sayaleviathan
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* Nearly avoided in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' when the [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheSorcerersStone first movie]] was released in 2001 after the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire fourth book]] was published in 2000. Creator/JKRowling told Creator/AlanRickman about the true nature of Severus Snape, his character, which made him the few people who knew about Snape's motives until the publication of the seventh book. Hence, Movie!Snape appeared to be nicer than his book counterpart. Though Rowling did supervise the scripts, she made the final word about the characters such as Kreacher's importance in the last book and Dumbledore's sexual orientation. Though the movie managed to catch up with the books with [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the seventh book]] released in the same month as [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the fifth movie]]'s release date, the movies had a problem with the official pairings. It seemed that the production staff thought that Harry and Hermione are going to be a couple due to the chemistry between the Creator/DanielRadcliffe and Creator/EmmaWatson except they're confirmed as LikeBrotherAndSister in the final book. When Harry is finally paired with Ginny Weasley, it's more of an extreme case of StrangledByTheRedString where the movies had fewer scenes of Harry and Ginny being together than in the books and that shoe-tying scene in [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince the sixth movie]] only confirmed that their status as a couple.
1st May '16 4:28:42 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Interestingly, "The Lost World" has little in common with its novel counterpart. Ian Malcolm in a Godzilla movie vs a semi-remake, fight!
25th Apr '16 11:32:15 AM ironballs16
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* ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins''' anime adaptation is experiencing some delays due to needing the manga to progress further before they can adapt the next arc fully.
24th Apr '16 12:00:55 PM KiraDoom
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* ''Manga/ShamanKing'' is a bit more balanced between the manga and anime, but the anime seems to overtake the manga by a nose.
22nd Apr '16 10:10:52 PM aye_amber
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* After the fifth season of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' the show had mostly caught up with the published ''Series/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 the fifth season of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' the show had mostly caught up with the published ''Series/ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''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.
5th Apr '16 12:40:17 AM adonzo
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* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' was filmed before [[ComicBook/ScottPilgrim the comic's]] final volume had been written, so while most of the film is fairly faithful the endings are quite different.
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