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#1 by overmage
2019-10-22 at 15:06
< report >link

Will they mess it up?
How will they include Extra? Skip entirely or maybe just common route?
#2 by forever-here
2019-10-22 at 17:52
< report >>VN adaptations like grisaia and LB got really bad feedback due mostly to cut content and cramming different routes.
>didn't take them too long to adapt LN and it was a great hit (oregairu, shield hero, overlord, etc)
>MLA is linear so studios could treat it as LN and go from there. they'll have to go 1:1 adaptation and trim a lot of script bloat. the only bloat I remember is explaining some operations twice by Yuuko.

MLA anime can work and potentially rival adapted LN sales.
#3 by dk382
2019-10-22 at 18:14
< report >They also announced Muv-Luv Integrate, which I feel like will be bigger news for a lot of people. It's confirmed as a direct sequel to MLA, which I imagine will mean we will continue to see how things play out from Takeru's point of view.

Also note that, according to gematsu, they have not actually confirmed that it will be a visual novel. According to them, they're still plotting the story, and they haven't decided what medium it will land on (though I think a VN is likely). I dunno what to do about the VN entry someone made, considering that.Last modified on 2019-10-22 at 18:17
#4 by forever-here
2019-10-22 at 18:47
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It's confirmed as a direct sequel to MLA, which I imagine will mean we will continue to see how things play out from Takeru's point of view.

wait, direct sequel? won't that mean it's just the Extra world but with Yashiro in it?
#5 by remdur
2019-10-22 at 19:05
< report >I was not ready for this. MLA is one of the best VN I ever played but also the most horrible, I'm not mentally prepare to return in it...
#6 by dk382
2019-10-22 at 19:40
< report >@4: That was the basis of Altered Fable. Actually, Takeru PoV is unconfirmed, that was me speculating. It will be a proper sequel, though. linkLast modified on 2019-10-22 at 19:41
#7 by overmage
2019-10-22 at 19:45
< report >I doubt it will be Takeru's point of view tbh. most likely it will be about how Yuuko-sensei and Kasumi try to destroy/make peace with the main Hive on the Moon, which is almost double the size of the main Kashgar Hive on Earth. You can see this from one of the concept screenshots which shows a Hive on the Moon.Last modified on 2019-10-22 at 19:46
#8 by dk382
2019-10-22 at 19:54
< report >Anyway, back to the topic of this thread, I think an MLA anime in theory would be straightforward, and it'd be easy to avoid the typical pitfalls of VN to anime adaptations, as #2 described. The problem comes from how MLA is the third part of a three-part series. Extra and Unlimited are rather important to the plot of MLA. Figuring out how to do those while not losing viewers in the opening episodes seems like it'd be really tricky.
#9 by forever-here
2019-10-22 at 20:01
< report >Extra is easy, just make him a normal student suddenly isekai'd to Unlimited world.
#10 by dk382
2019-10-22 at 20:17
< report >Oh, that's not a bad idea if you do that all within the first episode. Cold open in the hot springs event. It's a pretty cliched event and viewers will understand the gist of what's happening well enough without all the setup. Then he wakes up in the Unlimited world near the end of the episode. The rest of the events of Extra could be shared via flashbacks or something.
#11 by fazz321
2019-10-23 at 01:13
< report >it'll not work without at least some references to Extra (scene in the bushes, Sumika talking, etc.).

Still, MLA is not that long if you cut all the product placement, so I think it's possible if it's not a 12 episode series.

Also, it's not confirmed yet that it's TV series, it could be an OVA of sorts.Last modified on 2019-10-23 at 01:21
#12 by periah250
2019-10-23 at 03:45
< report >#11 product placement....the hell are you talking about?
#13 by bookwormotaku
2019-10-23 at 03:48
< report >Going the wait and see approach. Also hoping this leads to Muv Luv finally being in Super Robot Wars proper (it did feature in the SRW moba game)
#14 by diabloryuzaki
2019-10-23 at 04:06
< report >so, just because MLA get anime adaptation it will be wow? no you wrong guys, this adaptation appear at "wrong trend". and let's be honest in here, there is no enough amount of budget to give "standard adaptation" especially if it come from LN, WN, manga or VN currently. just let's hope they didn't cut or skip or give too much "bonus scenes" in this anime adaptation
#15 by lala7
2019-10-23 at 06:09
< report >which studio will handle it? I'm fine with VN being adapted into anime, but I don't want them to butcher the VN like umineko and white album adaptation. It should be at least 28 episodes and expect that they will use trash mecha CGI.

We also don't know how much budget they will use per episode, if it's below than $150k then it will flop.Last modified on 2019-10-23 at 06:11
#16 by kiru
2019-10-23 at 09:21
< report >You guys are acting as if they definitely want to make a stand-alone anime. Most VN adaptions are simply advertisement so new people check the game out and fanservice for the already existing fans. That's it. That's why there so damn many 12 episode anime, even though it's obvious it will never be good as a standalone.

Personally I think they should at least make a new story then, with the same overall theme as the original as well as same characters, instead of making an adaption of a random assortment of whatever they think are "key scenes", but alas. Japan is weird there. They still haven't realized how different Anime as a medium is, so that adaptions should never be a 1 to 1 thing. Can't blame them though, given how crap like Fate Zero still sold a lot, and that's a prime example of a horrible adaption completely missing the point of the medium anime.Last modified on 2019-10-23 at 09:22
#17 by surferdude
2019-10-23 at 17:11
< report >>Fate Zero
Are you okay, son?
#18 by lala7
2019-10-23 at 20:43
< report >#16 oh please, if they want to advertise the VN, they should make ads instead of making anime. If anime flops, people will lose their interests to buy the VN. It's stupid if they're gonna cram the whole thing in 12 episode and it will totally ruin the franchise. Fans don't appreciate half-assed anime unless if Age really wants to piss them.
#19 by fragolina
2019-10-23 at 21:22
< report >Wholeheartely agree with #18, Total Eclipse failure as an anime *can* be attributed on the non-translation of it in English. Being bad has it's impact, also, i feel that MLA anime is advertisement for the new rocking project Integrate, so they don't wanna fuck it up... I just wish it'll be a 25 episode series cause a 12 one will be automatically badLast modified on 2019-10-23 at 21:27
#20 by periah250
2019-10-24 at 01:16
< report >Your assuming 25 would be enough #19 mla is enormous and needs ultimate and extra to be what is. 25 episodes would be fit for extra and unlimited.
#21 by lemonov
2020-11-09 at 19:09
< report >For anyone still wondering, the anime is confirmed to not be a direct adaptation and will tell a different story. They know that any attmempt at direct adaptation will bomb so they're taking a different route.
#22 by black99
2020-11-10 at 16:16
< report >#21 it's not confirmed, it was the opinion of the creator which he clarified his opinion doesn't reflect the final product (anime). If you're talking about something else besides the interview then post proof.
#23 by necrophagism
2021-05-11 at 10:11
< report >link
Here's the latest preview of the anime. From the look of it, at least we can have confidence on the action scenes in the adaptation. Still no official info about how many episodes or seasons it would received though.Last modified on 2021-05-11 at 10:12
#24 by forever-here
2021-10-07 at 02:53
< report >it has begun

and no takeru.
#25 by fazz321
2021-10-10 at 15:35
< report >@24
He is there. Check after the credits.


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