Otaku Eternal | Posted 12/06/08 | Reply
Love it to bits as a manga, but not sure how well the anime would fly. I wish it would be animated, but if the creator doesn't want it that way, then that's how it is.
Senile Hipster (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/05/08 | Reply
I guess I respect his wishes, but Yotsuba is one of those series that's just so good it deserves to be animated. I don't see manga as a simple step in the direction of animation, especially considering how anime and manga can both do so well on their own. On top of that, a lot of anime spinoffs end up loaded with sub-par fillers. Just look at Naruto. It ends with 2 seasons of filler.
Thing is, Yotsuba could easily be animated by including 2 or 3 chapters in an episode and slightly extending the joke. It's not hard to see animated, and I'll just keep hoping he changes his mind someday.
Goggalor (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/05/08 | Reply
Yotsuba is one of those series that I love completely as a manga, but am really not sure how it would work as an anime. While I don't think it couldn't be done and maybe Azuma shouldn't be so bitter about it, it would have to be handled very carefully - and probably with direct feedback from the creator himself.
On that note, I'm not thrilled with ADV and the fact that I'll probably never get more Yotsuba manga past volume five. :|
"In Kat's wor we trust."
Oculus Peregrine (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/05/08 | Reply
I'm actually glad to see someone step up and say this. While seeing something enjoyable adapted to another medium is fun and enjoyable, there are a few series that are really made for one medium, and one alone. This isn't exclusive to manga and anime; it also applies with literature, movies, and games. There are some books that should not be made into movies, some movies that should not be adapted for books . . . and many video games that simply should not exist. =P
I respect Azuma for making that decision, and I'm also glad that he isn't necessarily against anime so much as he is afraid that an intrinsic part of his work would be irreparably lost.
Senior Otaku+ | Posted 12/05/08 | Reply
WHAAAAAA?! Oh noes! I wanna see Yotsuba on T.V.~! *cries*
Otaku Eternal | Posted 12/05/08 | Reply
I was kinda disapointed when I read the title but I guess I don't mind. The idea of just a manga is cool.
Shameless Fangirl (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/05/08 | Reply
While I can see where he's coming from, I'd really love a Yotsuba anime...wouldn't there be a way he could be directly involved with production so very few -- if anything -- was lost in adaptation?
Otaku Idol (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/05/08 | Reply
As far as I gathered, he was concerned with the technical aspects of making Yotsuba into an anime--that it couldn't be done correctly. Perhaps he felt that too much of the story would be lost in the transfer from manga to anime.
I somewhat agree with that notion that manga should not be seen as merely a means to a (greater?) end, namely, anime. It unintentionally devalues the original work, even if that's not the intention of whomever hold this manga-to-anime idea.