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The Mortal Instruments, which is my guilty teen romance pleasure. :/
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms. There have been a lot of anime and manga that have used it as a basis for their stories, but i would love to see the book itself get a high quality adaptation, coming as close to the source material as possible. Of course, it would take 50+ episodes to get it all in, which would fine by me.

i'd also like to see Stephen King's It as an anime. That would at least wipe that horrible, made-for- TV version from my mind.
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The Elenium and Tamuli by David Eddings.

Swords and sorcery, romcom and accidental marriage proposals, witty banter and whacky hijinks. There's even a loli. Its pretty much tailor made for it. >.>

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ThatguyWill wrote:


kotetsu454 wrote:

I might get some hate for this but imagine Carrie by Stephen King as a full length anime movie (might not fit the episodic format of manga/tv series.)

Carrie might end up looking like a basic Yandere but I still think it would be a fun interpretation. It would be better than the two live action movies that don't know how to follow the story or pacing of the original book I bet.


Actually, I imagine that 'Carrie' would be better remade as an anime then another live action film. It could approach the story from a very different angle. All the live action films tend to be horrible with various limitations and expectations being tacked on for it. An anime would be much more adaptable with telling the full story of the book in a much more effective way. Making the tragic nature of the climax much more effective.


Thus why I said anime movie. I reason it this way as I'm just not sure how it would work out in an episodic format. The pacing feels like it would be hard to pull off.

At best, whatever studio is working on Erased better be the ones to do it. I feel like it is a story they could handle pretty well.
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Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer
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Cirque du Freak. Frankly I'd like to see the rest of the movies made too, but now the actors are getting too old :(

Every Final Fantasy series.
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Great book it was just laying on a park bench the other day. I've been reading it ever since and I never thought I ever read something inspired by the boring hack Jane Austen and enjoy it.
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maximum ride! it already has a manga, and comic , ugh lets not talk about the comics ok?
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William Gibson's Neuromancer, Mona Lisa Overdrive, and his short stories from Burning Chrome.

Terry Pratchett's Discworld books.

Robert Aspirin's Myth series and Phule's Company series.

Jack L. Chalker's River of the Dancing Gods series.

Just about any of Mercedes Lackey's stuff but especially her Valdemar series, or Brainship series.

Barbara Hambly's Winterlands series.

Piers Anthony's Xanth series.

Ann McCaffery's Crystal Singer series, Planet Pirates series, and Dragons of Pern series.

There are so many I'd love to see adaptations of...

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Annie_Maye wrote:

I'd like to see the Bible accurately portrayed as an anime. I know not everything in the Bible could be given this treatment but I imagine you'd still have enough materials to work with to make 12-24 episodes.


Actually, there was an anime based on the bible. It's pretty old and was aimed mainly at children.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=1111
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Not 100% sure, but Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple wasn't a very successful adaptation of the Agatha Christie books. Also, The Boxcar Children would make a decent kid's anime.
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Ann McCaffery's Crystal Singer series, Planet Pirates series, and Dragons of Pern series.


Crystal Singer, man, I haven't heard that series in years. It would really make for a good anime too.

I could see Pern as well. You wouldn't even need to adapt anything, the setting alone would work with an original story.
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Runec, yeah I've recently been re-reading some of my old favorites as I try to downsize before I send them to the used book store. The batch I mentioned earlier were primarily fantasy simply because that tends to work well in Anime. Although I could see some of my favorite Westerns working as well, such as Zane Grey's Drift Fence and Hash Knife Outfit...

I think the Honor Harrington series by David Weber would be a fun space series, as would the Warriors of Spider series by W. Michael Gear.
Also the Rings of the Master series by Jack L. Chalker would be cool.
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Razor_Girl wrote:
Runec, yeah I've recently been re-reading some of my old favorites as I try to downsize before I send them to the used book store.


Ah yes. I'm pretty sure I have the Crystal Singer series sitting in a box in storage after book shelf overflow. Along with a misc selection of Pern novels. Not sure much on my shelf at the moment would make for decent anime. I'd say it lends itself better to classic high fantasy / sci-fi then the more modern stuff. The classics tend to be more concise as well. No having to adapt 9 novels worth of padding into a show.

Can you picture trying to adapt the Wheel of Time into any sort of coherent series? 10 minutes of each episode would be braid tugging, skirt fidgeting and long panning shots of clothing. ( The other 12 minutes would be Rand yelling at himself in the dark ).

Or that horrifying thing that occurred when they turned the Sword of Truth into a tv show.
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