- Does a series based on an established work make a difference in your reading decision? Not as much can be new and exciting since it can't deviate too much from the source.
- Does you knowing how it's supposed to end make a difference?
- Does it make a difference that it's derivative and not the source? (Like manga that's based off an anime)
- Does it make a difference that the source is Western literature?
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» residentgrigo on June 27th, 2020, 2:08am
Hundreds of anime or manga are based on western literature. Les Miserables (ARAI Takahiro) for example and the Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo anime by Gonzo is a rare 10/10.
The best adaptation of Alexandre Dumas to this day.
Edit: The 4/4 Roger Ebert review for the 2002 Metropolis anime film that loosely adapted both the Tezuka manga and the Fritz Lang film: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/metropolis-2002
I give it a 7/10. Even Studio Ghibli adapted westerns works. Their next film will again do just that:
» Trimutius on June 27th, 2020, 4:31am
» kurotaito on June 27th, 2020, 5:06am
I want to say if the manga is just heavily influenced by another work, thats a different story. For example, using literary references and even character names and settings, could be possible and I might read. Basically, if the author is revisiting an old tale, its a hard no. If the author is spinning a new narrative, its a read. Thinking about the movie "Hoodwinked" or "Lore Olympus".
» KaoriNite on June 27th, 2020, 5:07am
» calstine on June 27th, 2020, 6:30am
I'm making an exception for the manga versions of H. P. Lovecraft novels that are being scanlated recently, though, because I found the original stories very dry in terms of writing style, plus horror is just that much more impactful with visual accompaniment.
» zarlan on June 27th, 2020, 8:09am
I can totally sympathise with that. I dunno about those works, in particular, haven't read them (and not going to), but I tried to read Gulliver's Travels, the original book, once
...and I simply couldn't.
Interesting and fun stuff, sure, but written in such an insufferably boring way...
» VawX on June 27th, 2020, 7:00am
But if it's like Spider-man Fake Red which the mangaka add chunks to the story then it sure is pretty interesting mmm...
» licorice on June 27th, 2020, 8:00am
» zarlan on June 27th, 2020, 8:03am
I'd generally have to have read/watched the original, before I bother with an adaptation and I generally prefer original works ...but adaptations can be nice. It depends on the work, and how good/faithful the adaptation is.
This is less true, of stuff that is only loosely based on a different work.
Whether or not the adaptation, is of a Western work, doesn't really matter that much.
Well, it makes it less likely to be that faithful, and probably more loose, but aside from that...
» HikaruYami on June 27th, 2020, 9:04am
I say this from firsthand experience... I gave Moriarty the Patriot a shot. It intrigued me at first but the degree of rewriting the actual stories is... distressing. I was hoping it'd just give a look at another side of the equation (from the manga-ka's perspective, anyway, obviously it'd be non-canon either way), but they actually do change outcomes as well.
I'm just... not interested in trying anymore... in all things, the original story is all I'm interested in. Anything that warps that story in any way makes me hate it. I can't watch anime based on manga, and I can't even read manga based on light novels.
» Transdude1996 on June 27th, 2020, 11:13am
What do you expect when you have the media and the politicians calling for the near imprisonment or lynching of anyone and everyone that doesn't go outside to join the large public gatherings and demolition demonstrations? Reminds me of someone pointing out that what really caused the Spanish Flu to become a widespread outbreak was WWI.
» hkanz on June 27th, 2020, 7:15pm
» mallika23 on June 28th, 2020, 10:08pm
I read Fushigi no Kuni no Bird because I love the story of empowered women in the past when women haven't got many chances in the public life as it is today, like Arte. I also love how Lady Bird fought the racism, accepting the "Eastern" not as orientalist. I just knew that it was based on a real literature, a journal from a real person in history after I read the afterwords.
I think I read manga based on western literature depends on if I haven't known the ending on the real source, and hoping the adaptation would elaborate what I didn't know. For example, I read Kingdom Hearts manga adaptation since I didn't play the game and would like to understand the story further. But I wouldn't read Weathering With You manga adaptation, since I have watched the anime, and satisfied with it.
How about adaptation like Yukoku no Moriarty? It's very different with the original novel, but I also enjoyed it, since it's a fresh one on Moriarty's perspective, not Sherlock.
» Suxinn on June 29th, 2020, 2:31am
» psirit on June 30th, 2020, 12:39am
But IMO those are fun because they change the vibe. The original style of most western literature isn't really suited for manga. You wouldn't make pride and prejudice into a shojo manga, you would keep it more mature, in which case you probably want a movie or novel anyway.
» dreamaway on July 4th, 2020, 6:40am
An adaptation? Probably not if I'm not into that western literature.
'Based' as in it's an original story but is inspired by a western lit like how Pandora Hearts is based on Alice in Wonderland and Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet is based on Romeo and Juliet? Doesn't influence my decision.