Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto
Adaptations are becoming a bit of a thorny issue in anime these days, which is a bit odd considering how many are produced every year. The constant conversion of stories from other media is a pretty lucrative business as there’s already an established market for the end product and its merchandise, regardless of how good the show actually is. Like anything in life though, there’s a price to pay, and there are increasing concerns about the impact adaptations are having on original works. The resulting negative effect on script and screen writers is beginning to be felt throughout the industry as studios everywhere are finding that their creative teams are slowly becoming unable to develop original concepts into viable storylines. The reason for this is purely because in comparative terms, it takes more effort, imagination and skill to make something original than it does to rework something that already exists, and if one doesn’t regularly exercise their “mental muscles” in a substantial manner, then their creativity will begin to stagnate.
And that’s the reason why we get anime like Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto (Takuto of the Radiance).