Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Supplementary Lesson: Other Media Part II

It's time for another supplementary lesson! This is a continuation of the lesson on "other media" awhile back.
This time we'll be talking about audio dramas, live action adaptations, and dojinshi.

Every once in awhile, popular anime or manga might get an audio drama, an acoustic-only performance. Rather than a direct adaptation, audio dramas tend to tell "side-stories" that aren't directly connected to the main story.

Likewise, sometimes an anime or manga will be adapted into a live-action version. There is, however, at least one example where the reverse occurred; "Oh! Edo Rocket" is a stage play that got adapted into an anime.

Finally, dojinshi are self-published works, often by fans or amateurs (though professionals have been known to produce them as well). These can be stand-alone works, or derivatives/fan-fiction of professional works. These are highly popular in Japan but not so much in the west.

That's it for now, see you next time!

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