Japanese adapted a lot of their manga stuff now. They did this from a long time ago so its totally not a trend or what, just the way it is in Japanese cinema. When some press ask Takeshi Kitano about this problem, its not really a problem actually but the problem is how the director handle it to make sure its become a great piece, he said, " Why? Because you can attract audiences, the movie companies don't have the courage to pay some unknown screenwriter, so they just have a lack of original screenwriters, and we have a lack of those resources. So long as you are in the commercial film industry, if you deem it a business, we have no other choice. So I hope that there will be a good movie that will buck that trend.". This is what he said, so the problem for most manga adaptation from my view is the duration, 90 minutes or 120 minutes is not nearly enough to summarize everything that happen in 10 volume of manga with around 50++ chapter and each chapter have about 30/40 pages. They need a really good screenwriter to pull off this job. So, if you've watch a lot romance manga adaptation or what the Japanese label as shojo. For example, L-DK, Kimi Ni Todoke, Ao Haru Ride, Ai Ore, High School Debut and a lot more. You can found this 5 phase which is the safe plan to not messed up in the storyline. First, the first meeting of the boy and a girl. Second, how is their love developing. Third, one of them fall in love and struggling to make the feeling become mutual. Fourth, some problem happen. Lastly, they will make up and the best cliché is they will kiss in the end, which is so fairy tale and really unrealistic. So, every one of this movie will have happy ending I guess. Its too bad they must hired beautiful young actor to do this job in order to satisfy their fan but unfortunately they cant act. So, what I can say is its okay to do manga adaptation because its sure can attract money and fan from all around the world but they must do it more carefully and greatly. If you still not understand please read "Dragonball" manga and then go watch its adaptation. Its easy that way.