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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.
4th May '17 6:09:53 AM KBABZ
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' has three notable points that were to let the manga material get ahead for a few weeks: Goku's travels across the Earth following the defeat of the Red Ribbon Army and wishing Bora back to life, Gohan, Piccolo and Krillin's encounter with Garlic Jr. and Goku competing in the Other World Tournament.
** The filler after the Red Ribbon Saga is especially notable in that it was actually properly set up by the manga. In the last chapter of the Red Ribbon Saga, Master Roshi tells Goku to continue training by travelling around the world and that, while travelling around the world, Goku will have many adventures and a lot of fun. In the next chapter of the manga, there's a time skip and Goku has already completed his journey around the world; the adventures mentioned by Master Roshi are never shown in the manga. This whole sequence is basically the manga giving the anime an excuse to do a series of filler episodes.
** This actually happened again with the Cell Games, where Cell, after attaining his Perfect form and trouncing Vegeta and Trunks, decides instead of killing them there to leave and tell them to train for 10 days so they can participate in his tournament so he can fight them again. This gave the anime an excuse to add some filler before the end of that saga.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' has three several notable points that were allowed the anime to let capitalize on large stretches of time the manga material get ahead doesn't cover and write its own original stories:
** The very first occurrence of a filler sequence is after Goku departs to search
for a few weeks: Goku's travels across the Earth following Four Star Ball after the defeat 21st World Martial Arts Tournament, where Goku encounters Colonel Silver early, fights the Pilaf Gang again and spends an episode or two with Chi Chi and the Ox King (all at the same time!).
** Easily the most common excuse for filler sequences are manga time skips where characters train and prepare for an upcoming battle. It would be used in ''Anime/DragonBall'' where characters train for the 22nd and 23rd Tournaments, and in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' it appears during the build-up to the arrival of Vegeta and Nappa, the arrival
of the Red Ribbon Army Androids and wishing Bora back to life, Gohan, Piccolo and Krillin's encounter with the wait until the Cell Games. These episodes typically feature characters gaining new fighting insight, introduce some characters slightly early, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking or have them take driving lessons]].
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Garlic Jr. and saga occurs after the conclusion of the Namek storyline. This is particularly significant as the conflict with Frieza was ''right up'' against the manga by only a couple of issues, with the episode of Goku competing in transforming into a Super Saiyan being the closest the anime ever got to overtaking the source material, necessitating the filler to give some breathing room.
** The last significant filler sequence is
the Other World Tournament.
** The filler
Tournament that occurs after the Red Ribbon Saga is especially notable in that it was actually properly set up by the manga. In the last chapter of the Red Ribbon Saga, Master Roshi tells Goku to continue training by travelling around the world and that, while travelling around the world, Goku will have many adventures and a lot of fun. In the next chapter of the manga, there's a time skip and Goku has already completed his journey around the world; the adventures mentioned by Master Roshi are never shown in the manga. This whole sequence is basically the manga giving the anime an excuse to do a series of filler episodes.
** This actually happened again with the
Cell Games, where Cell, after attaining his Perfect form and trouncing Vegeta and Trunks, decides instead of killing them there to leave and tell them to train for 10 days so they can participate in his tournament so he can fight them again. This gave the anime an excuse to add some filler is defeated but before the end appearance of that saga.Buu.
17th Apr '17 1:13:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[GoldenAxe Golden Axe II]]'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis was made a year before the proper arcade sequel (''Golden Axe: Revenge of the Death Adder'') was released.

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* ''[[GoldenAxe ''[[VideoGame/GoldenAxe Golden Axe II]]'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis was made a year before the proper arcade sequel (''Golden Axe: Revenge of the Death Adder'') was released.
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