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pikkuhukka



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:17 pm Reply with quote
its not really based on manga, its based on a fusion of manga and novel, i read this on r/anime
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Fuse feels that "Do what you can do for today" is one of the themes of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and that the friends and community he made along the way are an integral part of the series.


So, would you say then that the real slime was the friends we made along the way- *gets dragged off stage via a comically oversized hook*
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he first began posting the story on the popular Japanese web novel site "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" (Let's Become Novelists) as practice before submitting his work to writing competitions, and that he was making up the plot as he went along. As a result, he admits that he did not figure out the theme of the story until after the web novel got a publishing deal and he edited the part of the novel that would become volume 2.


A good number of Shousetsuka webnovels that I've read (or browsed through) tend to feel like this at times, especially from the novice authors. Most of them even feel more like they're trying to cover as many cliches/beats as possible, following the templates set by their predecessors (RPG menus/mechanics, introducing Japanese culture, guilds, etc. - not that it's bad, just when it's done in an uninspired manner.)

Majority tend to release chapters very frequently at the start (min. 1 chapter a day) although over time they'll slow down to a chapter every few days/weeks/months as they amend their content for LN publication/receive more editorial input/work on other titles/plan their stories better.

The worst case scenario is when the updates drastically slow down to the point of once in a blue moon/indefinite hiatus due to writers block (ex. Faraway Paladin, whose WN hasn't been updated since Sept 2017, 4 chapters into the 5th arc) or loss of interest.

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Fuse said that he initially wrote That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime purely for the fun of it, which allowed him to fill the story with everything he wanted to do.


"Purely for fun" reminds me of the approach taken by Arifureta's author, who says they're having tons of fun writing out their self-indulgent chuuni fantasy (IIRC he identifies as a big fan of chuuni-themed works.), even though they're well aware of it.
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Frog-kun



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:51 pm Reply with quote
pikkuhukka wrote:
its not really based on manga, its based ion a fusion of manga and novel, i read this on r/anime


The interview covered in this article states that the anime is based on the manga. Incidentally, I've also been told this fact by Kadokawa directly.
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:56 pm Reply with quote
Frog-kun wrote:

The interview covered in this article states that the anime is based on the manga. Incidentally, I've also been told this fact by Kadokawa directly.
Is this unique for the Slime series? I feel like most anime that are based on light novels that also have manga adaptations are usually based on the light novels directly. I wonder why they decided to adapt the manga instead.
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Felicity dash



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:40 am Reply with quote
Cardcaptor Takato wrote:
Frog-kun wrote:

The interview covered in this article states that the anime is based on the manga. Incidentally, I've also been told this fact by Kadokawa directly.
Is this unique for the Slime series? I feel like most anime that are based on light novels that also have manga adaptations are usually based on the light novels directly. I wonder why they decided to adapt the manga instead.

It’s probab easier to adapt for character designs.
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trilaan



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:39 am Reply with quote
Is Fuze saying he has direct input on the anime? Maybe that explains the truncating of the demon lords scene.
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maximilianjenus



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:53 pm Reply with quote
Felicity dash wrote:
Cardcaptor Takato wrote:
Frog-kun wrote:

The interview covered in this article states that the anime is based on the manga. Incidentally, I've also been told this fact by Kadokawa directly.
Is this unique for the Slime series? I feel like most anime that are based on light novels that also have manga adaptations are usually based on the light novels directly. I wonder why they decided to adapt the manga instead.

It’s probab easier to adapt for character designs.


I think it's the pacing, japanese novels in general (VN,LN,SL,etc...) have awful pacing.
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