Nony Posted June 14, 2009 Share Posted June 14, 2009 With franchises like [i]Kingdom Hearts[/i] and [i].hack[/i] (and others I'm sure, I just can't think of them), you seem to end up getting these manga that "retell" the story of the games, usually within just three short volumes. Now, I haven't actually read the KH manga before, but I do have experience with the .hack ones. There's [i].hack//XXXX[/i] (pronounced "dot hack ex-fourth") and [i].hack//G.U.+[/i]. The former summarizes the tale of the first four .hack games within just two manga, and the latter covers the G.U. games' plot in three then branches off on its own storyline for another two volumes. Obviously, with such short amount of time to do so, these types of manga can't possibly cover what the games did in a satisfactory manner. More than anything, the plot gets edited like hell down to the bare minimum, to a point where it seems like only fans who've played these games should even bother anymore. It's pretty much just to rake in money. So here's the question I'm wanting to ask here. Is there a real point to making manga like this? I suppose there's an appeal for fans, especially when sometimes creators will add extra info in the manga that was (for some reason) never covered in the games. But personally, I'd rather they create a brand new story for a manga rather than redoing an old one. It'd be much more interesting to follow a new character, or even to learn something about a side character we didn't know before. Short version: Do you like manga that are based on video games or would you rather they make something else? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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