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9th Feb '17 5:34:49 AM GlitteringFlowers
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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 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, 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.
6th Jan '17 5:15:09 PM nombretomado
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* When ''ComicBook/TheMaxx'' was adapted by MTV, they did a very faithful job, despite having to replace some of the [[ComicBook/SavageDragon character cameos]]. However, given the book's typical ImageComics production schedule, the cartoon had to invent its own ending, '''well''' before the comic got there.

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* When ''ComicBook/TheMaxx'' was adapted by MTV, they did a very faithful job, despite having to replace some of the [[ComicBook/SavageDragon character cameos]]. However, given the book's typical ImageComics Creator/ImageComics production schedule, the cartoon had to invent its own ending, '''well''' before the comic got there.
20th Dec '16 11:59:13 AM igordebraga
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* Creator/MichaelCrichton followed ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' with ''Literature/TheLostWorld1995'', but the lack of a third book led ''Film/JurassicParkIII'' to be created from whole cloth. Ditto ''Film/JurassicWorld'' - though impressively both had [[RetrofittedForSequel unused content from the first book]].
* [[Film/KickAss The film]] and [[ComicBook/KickAss comic book]] versions of ''Kick-Ass'' were written at the same time, with both influencing the other and things being changed to keep them consistent.

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* Creator/MichaelCrichton followed ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' with ''Literature/TheLostWorld1995'', but the lack of a third book led ''Film/JurassicParkIII'' to be created from whole cloth. Ditto ''Film/JurassicWorld'' - though impressively both had [[RetrofittedForSequel [[RefittedForSequel unused content from the first book]].
* [[Film/KickAss The film]] and [[ComicBook/KickAss comic book]] versions of ''Kick-Ass'' were written at the same time, with both influencing the other and things being changed to keep them consistent.



* When Konami wanted to make a sequel to ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' following the success of the NES port in North America, they commissioned one of their teams to make a sequel specifically for the American market, resulting in the creation of ''[[VideoGame/SnakesRevenge Snake's Revenge]]''. This inspired Hideo Kojima to make his own sequel for the [=MSX2=], ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake]]''. ''Snake's Revenge'' is not considered part of the official ''Franchise/MetalGear'' continuity, as the events of the game are incompatible with what occurs in the official sequel. [[spoiler:Namely, the way Big Boss' return is handle in both games. Both games takes place three/four years after the original ''Metal Gear'' and have Big Boss forming a new terrorist organization with a new Metal Gear prototype in his hands. However, in ''Snake's Revenge'' he also turns in a huge cyborg during the final battle.]]

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* When Konami wanted to make a sequel to ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' following the success of the NES port in North America, they commissioned one of their teams to make a sequel specifically for the American market, resulting in the creation of ''[[VideoGame/SnakesRevenge Snake's Revenge]]''. ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge''. This inspired Hideo Kojima to make his own sequel for the [=MSX2=], ''[[VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake]]''.''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake''. ''Snake's Revenge'' is not considered part of the official ''Franchise/MetalGear'' continuity, as the events of the game are incompatible with what occurs in the official sequel. [[spoiler:Namely, the way Big Boss' return is handle in both games. Both games takes place three/four years after the original ''Metal Gear'' and have Big Boss forming a new terrorist organization with a new Metal Gear prototype in his hands. However, in ''Snake's Revenge'' he also turns in a huge cyborg during the final battle.]]
11th Dec '16 11:13:31 AM SunriseWarrior
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* The anime for ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' only had 25 episodes, because the manga wasn't finished yet. It also caught way too fast with the source material, leaving out less than 15 chapters of content. Because of this, there is a long delay in the production of the 2nd anime to allow for story developments to catch up and to avoid this happening to such an extent.

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* The anime for ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' only had 25 episodes, because the manga wasn't finished yet. It also caught up way too fast with the source material, leaving out less than 15 chapters of content. Because of this, there is a long delay in the production of the 2nd anime to allow for story developments to catch up and to avoid this happening to such an extent.
7th Nov '16 1:09:04 PM kyojikasshu
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* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' comic books often suffered from overtaking the movies. For example, in the movies, ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' follows immediately after ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', with a gap of only 2 months in-between. In the comics, they adapted ''Search,'' then had Spock make a full recovery, Kirk and crew take command of the ''Excelsior,'' and Starfleet send them all on a bunch of far-away missions while they decided what to do with the captain who stole the ''Enterprise'' and got it blown up. When it came time to adapt ''Voyage,'' Spock started having a mental breakdown, so Kirk swapped the ''Excelsior'' for the Klingon ship they'd apparently kept in a parking orbit somewhere for all those months, took him back to Vulcan for treatment, and managed to set things up exactly the way they had been at the end of ''Search,'' just in time for a huge cylinder to start asking Earth about whales.

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* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' comic books often - specifically, the first series from Creator/DCComics - suffered from overtaking the movies. For example, in the movies, ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'' follows immediately after ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', with a gap of only 2 ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''; however, DC's series started just months in-between. In before ''Search'' premiered, and thus added events between those movies. Then, following the comics, adaptation of ''Search'', they adapted ''Search,'' then had Spock make a full recovery, recovery and get his own science vessel, while Kirk and the rest of his crew take took command of the ''Excelsior,'' and ''Excelsior'', with Starfleet send sending them all on a bunch of far-away missions while they decided what to do with the captain who stole the ''Enterprise'' and got it blown up. When it came time to adapt ''Voyage,'' Then, ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' comes along and sets up that it's only been a couple of months since ''Search'', so in the comics, Spock started having a mental breakdown, breakdown while his entire crew died, so Kirk swapped the ''Excelsior'' for the Klingon ship they'd apparently kept in a parking orbit somewhere the ''Excelsior''[='s=] hangar for all those months, took him back to Vulcan for treatment, and managed to set things up exactly the way they had been at the end of ''Search,'' just in time for a huge cylinder to start asking Earth about whales.whales.
** And then, after some further adventures on the ''Enterprise''-A, DC cancelled the series while Paramount reworked the licensing deal, essentially [[CanonDiscontinuity throwing out the continuity of the entire first series]] when the second series launched after ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''. Since it was uncertain for months if there would even be a sixth movie, and once ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' was greenlighted it was decided to set it several years after ''Frontier'', the second series managed to avoid the trope altogether. (It also helped that they periodically revisited the period of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the Original Series]].)
6th Nov '16 1:20:34 PM wootzits
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* Because the anime version of ''[[Manga/KeroroGunsou Sgt. Frog]]'' frequently ran ahead of the manga (particularly in more recent years) a number of episodes and plots are present in the former that are not in the latter, such Karara's repeated appearances to marry one of the members of the platoon and the timer counting down to the invasion in season 3.


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* Because the anime version of ''Manga/SgtFrog'' frequently ran ahead of the manga (particularly in more recent years) a number of episodes and plots are present in the former that are not in the latter, such Karara's repeated appearances to marry one of the members of the platoon and the timer counting down to the invasion in season 3.
2nd Aug '16 11:15:45 AM igordebraga
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* Creator/MichaelCrichton followed ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' with ''Literature/TheLostWorld1995'', but the lack of a third book led ''Film/JurassicParkIII'' to be created from whole cloth.

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* Creator/MichaelCrichton followed ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' with ''Literature/TheLostWorld1995'', but the lack of a third book led ''Film/JurassicParkIII'' to be created from whole cloth. Ditto ''Film/JurassicWorld'' - though impressively both had [[RetrofittedForSequel unused content from the first book]].



* Some of the early Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse material that was published between the movies of the original trilogy, like ''Literature/SplinterOfTheMindsEye''. It was written as a sequel to the first movie, but published when it was unknown if ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' was ever going to be made. The ComicBook/MarvelStarWars comic book series fits this trope despite ironically being a comic book adaptation of a screen franchise. First it adapts the first movie, then it has a bunch of original stories, then it adapts the second movie, followed by more original stories, then the third movie, and then it OvertookTheSeries.

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* Some of the early Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse material that was published between the movies of the original trilogy, like ''Literature/SplinterOfTheMindsEye''. It was written as a sequel to the first movie, but published when it was unknown if ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' was ever going to be made. The ComicBook/MarvelStarWars comic book series fits this trope despite ironically being a comic book adaptation of a screen franchise. First it adapts the first original movie, then it has a bunch of original stories, then it adapts the second movie, followed by more original stories, then the third movie, and then it OvertookTheSeries.
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.
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