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Translations: Gintama 515 (2)
How do you interpret Kurapika's character during that episode? He seem like he was depressed to me.. haha..
Anyways... The entrance of the 2011 seem better executed...but the 1999 wasn't to far behind.
Episode 58: Kurapika seems depressed more than tired
Epsiode 49: I didn't see anything that showed that he even fought 2 episodes ago.
- he couldn't maintain materialization of his chains
- he barely walked to his room
- he couldn't stand
The "logic" of 2011 fan at it's best.
1999 version made obviously more sense by showing how tiring is the god-mode Kurapica uses. In 2011 version it looked like he can use it without any consequences. As for his prayer later, it's not like much has changed. Uvo was only one of many he wants to kill and it's not like he has suddenly revived some of his clan members by killing him. Of course he won't be jumping with joy.
The prayer is still sort of misplaced, and changes the character from it's original intent along with being yet another example of 1999 trying to force us into feeling a certain way. I don't want to be told how to feel.
Last edited by Bomber D Rufi; September 30, 2012 at 04:33 AM.
In other words, if in manga something is illogical it becomes logical because everything Togashi writes is logical by default. OK. And I'm devastated that I would lose but I think I'll manage.
old anime > manga > new anime and that old anime has actually made the story and characters better (example 1, example 2, example 3, example 4, example 5...) and that it's a perfect example of how directing should be handled (while 2011 version is a perfect example how not do it). I've written more about this matter here: http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showth...=1#post2783942
Originally Posted by Kit Kat
Last edited by Goral; September 30, 2012 at 05:20 AM.
Also depressed people aren't exactly "jumpy". Maybe Kurapika actually WAS so tired that he could barely walk to his room or stand
though the manga showed no evidence of that. All we got is wobbliness. Make a phone call. Bury Uvogin. DRIVE. Taking orders from Light.
If Kurapika was so tired he couldn't even stand then I find him being able to drive in that condition to not make much sense at all.
Besides that if Kurapika is just REALLY FRIGGIN TIRED then why is it given so much attention? I mean it's seems like a rather strange thing to put so much focus on Kurapika being tired after the fight especially considering it was a mere foot note in the manga. Also the bleeding moon symbolism doesn't help your case. :/
Also why is Kurapika not being tired after using God Mode "Illogical"? I mean isn't the fact he has SUPER POWERS illogical?
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Originally Posted by Kit Kat
It's kinda sad that no one knows the definition of an adaptation nowadays if it's broken down to something as simple as "this was copied exactly like the source of material" and ignore the direction of the scene altogether. It's equally as sad when the notion of a director putting his/her input into a scene instead of just copyng straight from the source is bashed by fans because "THAT WASN'T HOW IT WAS IN THE _______". So pretty much going by the logic of SHINOBI-03, HybridBloodsZak, and kitten 320 the Naruto is a good because it sticks 1:1 with the manga while the Rurouni Kenshin Trust and Betrayal OVAs are bad because the director decides to do his own thing rather than copy word for word and panel to panel from the manga. Ther's no such as an adaptation that's 100% as the source of material, hell, not even the 2011 HxH is all that faithful to the manga given the plethora of omits (*cough* Kaito *cough*) and other silly edits it's laughable to see fans get relied up over something as silly as a character's behavior which doesn't deviate anything from the scene being adapted or changes anything about the character itself.
Nonsense. If something is copied EXACTLY like the source material than it WOULDN'T ignore the "direction" of the scene. It just doesn't follow
the direction YOU want it to follow. Take this most recent episode. In the 99 we get filler with Kurapika being...REALLY TIRED and in the manga
we don't seem until later and he seems fine for the most part. 2011 is the one that is actually following the "direction" of the scene not the 99.
The 99 is the one that decided that we needed to spend some time with Kurapika for whatever reason. Togashi on the other hand decided
to change focus to Gon and Killua and when we got back to Kurapika it was as if nothing happened. We're NOT supposed to think "oh man
what a brutal fight Kurapika has been through" like we do in the 1999 version. At least not if you aim to tell the same story as Togashi.
Yes, it's true that adaptations are never 100%. But they should still resemble the original source material. Otherwise you might as well
film a orange exploding and call it "Pride and Prejudice". So what if it has nothing to do with the original source material aside from the
name? It's just directorial input! Wanting adapted stories to be like their original counterparts should not be seen as "sad".
And actually YES. Naruto anime IS a better adaptation than Rurouni Kenshin Trust and Betrayal OVA given that Naruto anime actually
resembles the Naruto manga. It's the same story with minor minor minor differences...while Kenshin OVA and Kenshin manga are NOTHING alike.
Maybe Kenshin OVA makes for a better film but it doesn't make for a very good adaptation...not if you actually want the same story as the manga.
Change in behavior is huge and hardly "laughable". Do we really want an adapted comic of Darth Vader who's a total wuss?
And I mean a SERIOUS adaptation. Do we want to SERIOUSLY look at Vader as a complete and utter wuss? I hope not!
Vader is a imposing and powerful figure and if you make him a wuss...well it's not really Vader anymore. It's Lamer.
A wussy Vader might work for a PARODY. But an adaptation...No THANK YOU. To say changing a character's behavior
doesn't change the character is beyond stupid. That's like saying if I committed murder that wouldn't change how
I would appear to others. UH...YES IT WOULD! Actions help to define who you are. Would Hisoka be Hisoka
if he didn't KILL people?
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Avoid comparing in other threads, please.