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Post Reply If you could make an anime based on any song, what would it be?
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Barenaked Ladies - One Week

I want to see what someone would come up with trying to make an anime based on a song where literally about half the lyrics were ad-libbed and have nothing to do with much of anything.
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For a full length anime series, an adaptation of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique might be interesting. I feel like the composer's notes on the story already work as a good outline for how it could be made.

There are lots of songs that I would love to see adapted as artistic anime shorts though - maybe like one episode or less. When I say "artistic" I mean more "atmospheric" - kind of like Miyazaki or Makoto Shinkai films. Some examples are

Schubert's Der Erlkonig - (Fairly self explanatory)
Alkan's Barcarolle - (I imagine something like an enchanted gondola ride to another world. Like Aria, but more whimsical)
Debussy's Claire de Lune - (I imagine something akin to a a lovers' meeting at a moonlit ball)
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A lot of Vocaloid songs could be turned into anime.
Tokyo Teddy Bear, Romeo and Cinderella, Canterella, Kokoro, Matryoshka, Just be friends, Super Hero, Witch Hunt, My crush was a monster boy. It's endless.
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Rush, 2112 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZm1_jtY1SQ

It's dystopian story, I think it would work well animated. Best would be animated ala Bakshi. Would need a lot of filler/fleshing out, but perhaps a one-shot movie.

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Most Sabaton songs.
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an anime that follows an american soldier in iraq but also at the same time two iraqi brothers who's parents died and the older is forced to work with the insurgents to provide for them.
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Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith

Silver Spoon, but in America
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being from a rural area i really like that^ an anime about country life and culture, not so sure how well it would do especially outside the US, but an awesome idea nonetheless.
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