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Blood Meridian by Cormac Mccarthy

Anything by Herman Hesse

Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R Tolkien.
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I'd want to see Jekyll and Hyde. I know it's been adapted to death by movies, but I've never felt like any of them did it "right." I think there's a lot of subtle psychological things that could be probed and examined, which anime often really excel at.



Well, The Hobbit animation was animated by an anime studio. Just look at the names in the credits.
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The Starrigger/Skyway series by John DeChancie... It's a twist on Stargate done a decade before Stargate...

Ringworld/Ringworld Enigineers, by Larry Niven....
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Something Niven kind of started but a bunch of people contributed to... The Man/Kizn Wars..

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Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights. One of my favorite books. It has some mild supernatural elements, and covers a large period of time with the major characters going from children to adults during the plot, so I think anime would be a pretty good choice of medium for an adaptation.

William Goulding - Lord of the Flies. I mean, come on. It'd be like Higurashi, but with no convenient resets. I'd love to see this one rendered as an anime, as the expressiveness of anime characters would do a good job of showcasing the deterioration of the characters' morality.

H. P. Lovecraft - Various Works. Mostly because I'm a diehard Lovecraft fan, and would love to see an actual adaptation rather than more shout-outs. I don't think any of his works would work too well adapted into a full-length anime, but you could easily get a two-cour if you took some of the best ones and did them anthology-style, with 1-4 episodes each.
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Ender's Game and the immediately surrounding books, Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon and maybe Speaker for the Dead.

Someone said it earlier in the thread, but these books really needed a more than a movie length to explore all the character relationships that are happening. Ender's Game is a great book, but it is somewhat hampered by the fact that you stay locked in Ender's head the entire time. Ender's Shadow is perhaps even more compelling because of the way it shows how Ender affects the kids around him.


While I'm on scientific fiction, the Foundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov would also be fascinating to watch in anime. It's already drenched in philosophy and discussion on human nature, and done by the right people it would be absolutely brilliant to watch.
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I've always thought 'The Wheel of Time' was screaming for some sort of adaptation. Of course, it's too long, but hey, a girl can dream.



I know.
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Artemis fowl
loved it when i was a kid
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magistermind wrote:

Artemis fowl
loved it when i was a kid


me too! and gregor the over lander
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Thinking about fantasy, the Old Kingdom trilogy by Garth Nix would be interesting (Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen). I've only read the first book, but I think it'd be well-suited to an anime. I remember the setting being particularly rich.
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Insomnist wrote:
Thinking about fantasy, the Old Kingdom trilogy by Garth Nix would be interesting (Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen). I've only read the first book, but I think it'd be well-suited to an anime. I remember the setting being particularly rich.

I've know I've read at least the first book, possibly the whole series, and I quite agree.

Could be a nice, dark fantasy.


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H. P. Lovecraft - Various Works. Mostly because I'm a diehard Lovecraft fan, and would love to see an actual adaptation rather than more shout-outs. I don't think any of his works would work too well adapted into a full-length anime, but you could easily get a two-cour if you took some of the best ones and did them anthology-style, with 1-4 episodes each.

But this already exists....
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I could stand for the Black Lagoon sensibility to be taken into space with

David Drake's Hammer's Slammers ... It even has a token giggling bishounen in the form of Joachim Stueben

It also has cynical politics that victimize our heroes

Imperfect even broken "heroes"

tons of blood and explosions. (it's about a mercenary Armoured Regiment, with explosive rayguns)

I'd suggest David weber's 'honourverse' (some twenty novels starting with 'On Basilisk Station')

Which has cute fuzzy Aliens that are first treated as pets until humans learn to hear what they are saying ..

Oh

and EPIC space Battles.

Since Commander (and Later Admiral) Honour Harrington is basically Horatio Hornblower in space.... I think anime is up to the task.

Just as long as they don't try to add in mecha.
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Misery by Stephen King would be the best. YANDERE MOE CHARACTER! as a replacement.
Or Possibly Maniac McGee. Or the homework Machine dam! Some old elementary books!
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Misery by Stephen King would be the best. YANDERE MOE CHARACTER! as a replacement.
Or Possibly Maniac McGee. Or the homework Machine dam! Some old elementary books!



Misery?!
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