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Subj: Part of why Manga / Anime work...
Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 at 07:29:35 am EST (Viewed 82 times)
Reply Subj: We agree on quite a few points in this one...
Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 at 06:30:40 am EST (Viewed 77 times)
Quote:Why can Manga get it right but Marvel (and DC) can't?
Manga and anime are usually created by a single person, or based on the work of a single person or small group of people.
One Piece (which I'm a fan of) works because it represents the work of a single person and his vision. There is no shared universe; no previous continuity; no restrictions on content (outside of standard publishing restrictions). Oda creates the rules and maintain character personalities.
This gets back to the reason why the first 4-5 seasons of Game of Thrones worked, and why the latter seasons failed. The latter seasons were based on George Martin's work, but diverged and went in different directions.
A case could actually be made that Cates and Aaron are treating the properties as if they are manga/anime. They treat the sandbox as if they created it, rather than just play in it. Thus, when they turn an existing franchise upside down and inside down to fit their approach to writing, it doesn't work as well as it would if they originated the franchise.
In addition, Oda (One Piece) is a far better writer than Cates and Aaron.***
***JUST MY OPINION, LGDB. Don't go postal on me.