Yea that's more what I meant. Basically I don't think they will repeat the "Ryo travels to a new location and has to defeat the local thugs" formula, especially because, as a show, it's going to require fewer "obstacles" and more "characters". I could see them avoiding the Mad Angels and focusing on Chai being the impediment to Ryo's journey depending on how possible it is to animate a 70 man battle lol.I’d be more surprised if they got rid of them all. Whilst I’m hoping that they move through the story at a fairly brisk pace, the 70 man battle and the raid of the yellow head building are two of the biggest set piece moments in the series and I don’t see how either could work without their respective gangs being introduced.
The red snakes, on the other hand, could probably be replaced with generic CYM black suits and it wouldn’t really make much difference.