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This article is SEVERELY biased. Definitely needs cleanup. I'll take a shot at it.

Complete Revision[edit]

This article was, in my opinion, very poor. It was mostly cribbed from an 1700s encyclopedia and was very high-concept and referred only to the.. concept of abridging a work of writing, and contained no reference to audiobooks (which is the primary outlet for abridgement these days).

So, I completely rewrote the essay to focus on abridging for audio and for print. It's rough, so feel free to edit it (as with the rest of wikipedia) and if you feel that some of the original material belongs back in, go ahead and add it in, but I still say the article should discuss audiobook and the practice of abridging books and not so much about how to reduce a paragraph into half a paragraph.

-Asriel 20:56, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

I have attempted a form of cleanup on the Abridged Series section. Reasons: There were no sources cited, the grammar made it almost illegible, and it could be misleading as to why people make abridged series.

Redgamehunter (talk) 03:15, 14 March 2011 (UTC)


I like the series as much as anyone, but that doesn't belong here at all. It's a parody series, the only real connection is has to abridgement is the title and the fact that it is shorter. The article explains that the point of abridgement is to maintain as much of the plot as possible while cutting everything that isn't necessary while those series are comedies that ignore basically the entire plot.

I think it needs to be removed, but I won't do it without discussing it here first.

Jay42 19:07, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

I am removing the section on "abridgement for anime" it is either unremarkable and would follow other standard understandings of abridgement and therefore would not require its own section, or it is an unrelated parody (as is stated in the soon to be deleted section, and therefore does not belong here. I take the latter view and I'm taking the initiative to delete.

Antwerp42 19:14, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

It's not written clearly and it's mainly discussing anime that has been abridged by users. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:35, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Mentioning the Yu-Gi-Oh abridged version is just plain stupid, no matter how funny that show may be. But I think it should be mentioned that abridgment of any kind of material can also be done as a parody of that work, it's not just anime and cartoons. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:43, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Easiest way to solve the Anime Abridged Series debate is to leave in the line about parody that's in the introduction. Question: who edited that in? Raekuul, bringer of Tropes (talk) 23:17, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

I watch that show to (and tried to create and article on it but they wouldn't let me). It shouldn't be specifically mentioned but it should have something about abridged serieses (lets face it they exist in fairly large quantites and this is an encyclopedia), i have added a small bit about it in the opening. (talk) 05:53, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

I think the best way to fix the abridged series section is to make a new article entitled "Abridged Series". The Abridgement page could contain a link to that page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:36, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Abridged as an artform[edit]

  • 100% original research. Should be removed. Posting it here first to clear the air before I do anything. JuJube (talk) 02:43, 16 July 2008 (UTC)


Why is there nothing on here about any Abridged series? —Preceding

  • Because Wikipedia doesn't care.

unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:52, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

I agree, there are dozens of notable animes, and like a hundred less notable ones being abridged.

Abridging an Anime Series Online[edit]

I've been a long time fan of Mobile Suit Gundam Abridged by GuttedWrenStudios, and I feel that major amounts of content could be written about abridging anime series online. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:33, 31 March 2012 (UTC)