When a Manga gets an Anime Adaptation

12 Days of Anime: When a Manga gets an Anime Adaptation

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If you guys had been following me for awhile, this topic is a long time coming. I will be talking about my thoughts about when mangas I adore gets an anime adaptation.

I had noticed this since last year, alot of the mangas I had been following and reading recently got an anime adaptation. I’ll be honest, I really love this as I want other people to know more about the series and check out the manga.

However, this also meant that the series I adore very much might get a bad adaptation.

Infairness…so far, there wasn’t any BAD adaptation. Bad, in a way, that they pushed people away rather than letting them like the series too.

If I were to pinpoint which specific time when I noticed the increase number of announced manga to anime adaptation, it was around the summer last year. As I was checking the animes to be airing on Fall 2018 season, I saw Yagate Kimi ni Naru, Goblin Slayer, Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken on the list. I had been reading their mangas since 2017 after some recommendations from friends. Seeing their anime adaptations made my 2018 complete.

It was also around these time when announcements for Go-toubun no Hanayome, and Kaguya-sama Love is War were released. My feels were through the roof!!

However, my happiness were kinda short lived after seeing the adaptations.

I could only recall only like Kaguya-sama Love is War and Slime anime from the get go. There anime adaptations were top notch and they left me speechless.

However, the other animes…well…my first impression to them were a bit…rocky.

I don’t have shizz or problems with the animators or anything as they also have creative ideas in adapting a series. I guess, as I adore my mangas really really much I was expecting them to be something different. So when the adaptation came, I was a taken a back by them.

I already share this on some of my reviews but I’ll share my nitpicks again. (LOL)

Example on Goblin Slayer, the main protagonist was animated on CG which made him standout in a bad way. Another example would be the overly bright color palette of Go-toubun no Hanayome. I also didn’t initially like the overall art of Yagate Kimi ni Naru as they characters eyes looked weirdly big and I found the color palette, initially, pale.

But, bruh, those nitpicks were only first impression nitpicks as I eventually let them slide and not hinder my enjoyment to the series.

That also means that it really just depends on your mindset. Yes, initially, the series were adore might get an adaptation that we might not like, it is on the viewer if they let this affect their enjoyment of the adaptation or not.

For me, I try not to affect me. Yes, I do point out them alot, I mean, they were mostly my pet peeves on my weekly watch entries earlier this year. I just want to point out the difference between what was shown in the source material from its adaptation to other viewers. Though, I do admit…this is pretty much my elitist side of me ranting. I will try to change this mindset of mine.

You guys should too. Lol. No, I don’t want to force you guys. After all, we have different ways in watching animes.


As we are talking about my weekly watch series anyway, let me share to you guys too the other manga series I like that got an anime adaptation (as they were also featured on my weekly watch…well most of them).

The series that I was already exposed of and read even before its anime announcement were: Domestic no Kanojo, Yakusoku no Neverland, Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari, and Dr. Stone. I was so happy to see them all get an anime adaptation. But compared to the earlier animes I mentioned, I haven’t checked finished, or even checked out they anime adaptation. Why? Well, I was busy with life bruh and I prioritize old animes. Hahahaha.

Now for the series that I checked out after its anime announcement were Kenja no Mago, Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai, Isekai Cheat Magician, Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou, Enen no Shouboutai,  and Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo. I never got to see their anime adaptations yet, but based on its reviews and screenshots I have seen, it looked like they were adapted well. I might check their adaptations next year. We will see. Lol.

In conclusion, I just want to say manga adaptations is not really a new concept. I guess, now that I experienced witnessing my precious mangas getting their adaptation, I now understand what other people feels, especially the manga readers. Yes, there are some disappointments but I think its overall effect would mean exposure to the source material. As a fan of the series, we all want that in the end.


Sirius here.

To be honest, I was planning on doing this topic for tomorrow, but I did some changes. So yeah, expect alot of pics for tomorrow’s entry. Hahahahah. I warned you. Hahahahaha.

I guess, that’s it for now.

Let me know more about your thoughts about having your favorite mangas get an anime adaptation. Just comment down below.

This has been Will Sirius and again, I am not late in posting this!!!

Thanks for reading!!

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