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Old 2009-07-09, 02:09   Link #101
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Originally Posted by Mercurius View Post
In order to truly succeed as an adaptation, imo, the anime needs to either a) include the background info and character development or b) start creating its own style and stop relying on copy-pasta'ing media from the source.
Unfortunately, the first is impossible because it would be way too long and the first half of each episode would drag on. The second is also impossible because the games are only half written. If they take any liberties with the storytelling, there's a good chance you end up with something that has no resemblance whatsoever to the original. Also, the second would mean they'd have to tell a story that's at least as good as the one Ryuukishi wrote. There aren't many writers who can do that in this particular genre.

Basically, the writers for the anime are stuck between a rock and a hard place, and we won't know whether they've managed to wriggle out until the anime series is finished.
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