Submitted by Gekko 1009d ago | article

Anime Adaptations: Which Sources Are Being Adapted Into Anime And Why

Anime adaptation is the act of picking an existing artistic source that is not an anime and turning it into one. Strictly speaking the only source that cannot be adapted into anime is anime. For example: turning a full anime series into a feature film is not an adaptation but a remake. Furthermore since anime is versatile it can convey an immense range of subjects. There really is no limit to what you can adapt into anime as long it is an artistic source. You can create an anime adaptation from an old English play (William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet was adapted into Romeo x Juliet), from mythological stories (Ah My Goddess! is based on Norse mythology) and even from religious sources (Buddha – an anime film about Buddha ran in Japanese theatres in 2011).

But just because anime can be derived from many art forms doesn't mean it equally relies on all of them. Truth be told animation studios in Japan usually focus on very few formats when choosing what source to adapt into an an... (Anime, Gaming, Manga)

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