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Just out of curiousity, are there any animes NOT based on a manga/webcomic/game/published literature? It seems every anime has a manga that came before it. I was wondering if any series STARTED as anime first and then moved on to other forms.
Top of my head, Madoka.
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Top of my head, Madoka.


I've never heard of it lol. What's it about? Did it somehow "feel different" cuz it wasn't prewritten?
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Top of my head, Madoka.


I've never heard of it lol. What's it about? Did it somehow "feel different" cuz it wasn't prewritten?


In fact, anime that aren't "prewritten" are more complete and hace others liberties. I mean, if it is a manga based, it can be incomplete and the anime will be a disaster (like naruto, just to say one big). Or, if it is complete, maybe the adaptation will be like "short" or "not like the manga".

I still prefer the anime without manga before airing. There are plenty of examples.
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http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AnimeFirst


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Big Example : Cowboy Beebop



also newer ones are :

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I think Negima may have been an anime first, only problem is I'm not sure which Negima.....
Samuari Champloo too.
Also, for more information, consult Wikipedia.
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i don't think ergo proxy had a manga before it...
Wow, I didn't realize there were so many that weren't pre-written lol.
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I think Negima may have been an anime first, only problem is I'm not sure which Negima.....
Negima?! was the one that started as an anime first. Negima Neo followed the second series.
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Escaflowne is an odd example as the planning for the TV series version, shojo manga version, and shonen manga version of the story started at the same time and were handled by different teams. they got released at their own pace, but they each have their own unique take on the story and themes.
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oh i forgot AnoHana’s an original anime as well〜 xd
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Hell Girl, there is a manga but came out afterwards (I think).

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