What Novel/Novel Series Would make a good anime series?
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Posted 4/12/07
Hmm of recent we got Les Misérables-Shoujo Cosette (By Victor Hugo, also a musical), Romeo X Juliet, an anime/futuristic view of Shakespeare\'s piece, and also coming Emily of New Moon (Canadian L.M Montgomery\'s novel which was also a TV series). Wow, good idea for promoting reading, AND let\'s the exchange of cultures continue between the Japanese and others (French, English, Canadian so far). Wonder if an American novel is far behind?

So for this topic, talk about if this is a good idea AND are there other books you\'d like to see made into animes. Are there also some animes based on novels you\'d recommend to others too to watch and read? Take care, give a hoot and read a book!
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Perhaps an anime version of Chronicles of Narnia would be pretty good. Read all seven and I recommend all seven for those who haven't read it yet.
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If you haven`t read MeruPuri, I think that manga would make a great anime with only a couple of episodes. It`s romantic and funny. And I know many girls would love to watch this one. It`s very cute. Another could probably be Crossroad. That`s a pretty interesting manga.
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novels....but they've always been animating novels for a long time...isn't it? like snow queen...and...there was one on anne of green gables and count of monte cristo. hm...normally i never watch them. haha. although i do like their adaptations of chinese classics. saiyuki...houshin engi...and the new one...romance of the 3 kingdoms...
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In the Fantasy genre I think the Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin would be good. And it could go on forever too. (HBO is supposedly doing a series of it which is almost as good).

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It would be the... Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling!
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I would love to see something like Dante's Divine Comedy in anime form. It'd certainly be interesting.
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Well I remember reading this novel that had 3 different books all following the same story. The first book was called "The Named" the second one I don't remember, then the last one was called "The Dark" or something like that. I remember it being a really amazing book.
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I think Opera would be awesome for anime. Imagine the operas Mozart or Wagner or Puccini fleshed out anime style with world class singers/musicians not hampered by their physical appearance providing the sound. If only the world was awesome enough to deliver such a spectacle.

Lovecraft would be pretty cool anime style. His imagination was so huge that it's only be recently that we're even capable (though not truly willing) to bring it to the screen. His short stories would be perfect for an episodic format.

Most epic fantasy would do fine, and HP would also work well. I think the japanese would miss most of the christian symbolism in the Narnia series though. It was was subtle enough in the movie not to be distracting, but present enough not to go unnoticed for those of us looking for it.

Neuromancer would be my cyberpunk pick. Awesome story.

The Divine Comedy would be interesting to say the least... not sure how it would translate though.... Virgil as a Bishi? Beatrice as a loli?

Alice in Wonderland is kind of a "duh" one, but worth mentioning all the same

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I wonder if they could turn War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy into an anime! It has enough characters, but I'm sure the screen writers would screw it up.
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I want Code Geass Novel!!!
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Memoirs of a teenage girl amnesiac..by gabriel zevin
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I think the blue bloods would be a good series to see animated.
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I think that the Phantom of the Opera would be a cool manga to read if it were made into!
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Lieral.Sabriel, and Abhorsen

ime passes, even in the Old Kingdom. King Touchstone I has ruled for fourteen years, together with his wife Sabriel, the Abhorsen.

How do you suppose it feels to have two national heroes for parents? Tested to the ultimate in their time, Sabriel and Touchstone passed with flying colours. And they are still busy people. Touchstone is ruling a Kingdom with troubled borders and Sabriel is continually pressed by her duties to protect the living from the dead.

Prince Sameth, though, is feeling the strain. When his time comes, will he be able to meet his parents' expectations? How can it be that he, the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, fears Death and hesitates to enter Death willingly?




In Sabriel's world there is a wall which stretches from coast to coast and which protects Ancelstierre in the south from the Old Kingdom in the north. There is a crossing point in the wall into the Old Kingdom, though it is heavily guarded, and still magic seeps across into Ancelstierre.

What kind of magic? Charter magic. And uncontrolled Free Magic. There are other crossing points too. For instance, sometimes the Dead cross back into Life. And Sabriel can pass from Life into Death, for she is an Abhorsen.

There is always an Abhorsen. Not so much a family name as a rank. Sabriel's father is Abhorsen, the Charter Mage, whose job it is to protect the living from the Dead; to banish the Dead to Death. It is a difficult and dangerous job, and when Abhorsen is trapped in Death by an opponent more powerful than he, his only recourse is to send a messenger to Sabriel for help

If you visit the Old Kingdom you will soon feel the power of the Charter all around you. Without the Charter you would be at the mercy of the Free Magic elementals. They are dangerous beyond imagining, preying on Life from beyond the borders of Death.

So, what is the Charter? It's a pool of constructive power that the Charter mages can draw upon when they cast their spells. Spells of healing, protection, summoning and support. And a really gifted Charter mage can cast boundaries and wards to control the malevolence of Free Magic. That's what an Abhorsen does. She carries the bells of a necromancer into Death to quell and bind the restless spirits in Death and prevent them from passing into Life to prey on the living.

Well, it's not the kind of job description that anyone can just pick up and have a go at. You have to be born to it, and we know now, for sure, that Lirael is born to it. What we don't know for sure is whether she has realized in time what her true calling is. Nor do we know whether she has the power and self-confidence to do what is asked of her. And Lirael isn't the only one who is called to perform a duty that may be beyond her. Sameth, the young Prince of the Old Kingdom, must cast around for his own place in the order of things. For if he is not to be the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, who or what is he?




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