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>why? Isn't the point of an adaptation into a different medium to let the material reach new audiences not familiar with the source material?
The medium through which the material is shown makes all the difference in the world. Books are great for fleshing out what goes on inside the character's head, movies show what happens in a very vivid way that simply isn't possible to show through text, and games allow the audience to have control over the story.
Adapting the story from one medium to another allows for people who have already completed the story to enjoy it again in a way that is new and exciting (assuming the adaptation isn't a pile of shit).
Also, these adaptations are generally aimed at the audience of people who are already familiar with the material. As for searching a greater audience, that part is somewhat true, but that is more of a hopeful wish than anything. After all, if it wasn't popular in some way beforehand, it wouldn't have gotten an adaptation.
>Whats the point of watching a adaptation of something if you already know the whole story? Are you someone who doesn't watch movies based on books without reading the book first?
If the source material is a book, and the movie can be best described as "a video recording of the book's pages", then the production staff completely failed in their adaptation. In such a case, you are much better off going with the original source if you wish to enjoy the story.
Keep in mind the groups of people adapting the story are notorious for taking a great story and butchering it such that if you weren't familiar with the source material beforehand, you would be completely lost as to what the hell was going on in the story aside from a few of the 1-line spoilers that general involve something terrible happening to one or more of the characters; hence the rule of thumb.
>I played a bit of the first game which I thought sucked, but I thought it had some interesting characters and a decent setting. so I was looking forward to seeing them adapt it into an anime.
>I don't know about you, but I don't much like watching different versions of the same exact story, it gets boring after the first time. If this is a straight conversion of the games to anime form, going back to play the games first would just be ruining the anime.
>If this anime is actually a continuation of the games I think it's a decent idea to be honest, since fans of source materials are always whinny little bitches who are impossible to please. Either it strays to far from the source material and alienates the fans, or it's too close to the material and becomes boring becuase it's just the same thing in a different format. I think by making it a continuation or side story from the original they can avoid that problem, but I think a even better solution to this would be to just ignore those faggots all together since the goal of an adaptation is to explore new markets as I said before.
As somebody who has not played any of the games at all, I can safely say that the anime adaptation would fall into the side-story or alternative reality for how the story plays out. I'd assume several of the more popular enemy bosses will show up somewhere, and perhaps the same over-arching main enemy plan from the game will show up in some way, but most of it looks to be SOL/comedy between the 4 leaders' groups peppered with in-game jokes (judging from the first episode, anyhow).
Also, a rule of thumb isn't an absolute rule of always. Generally speaking, it's more often right than not, generally significantly so, but it's not always right. This show will most likely fall into the category where it will be fine on it's own, but there's still plenty of time for the story to get fubar'd to where the rule of thumb will be correct.