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Which western work would you adapt as an anime?

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Harry Potter anime would be so sick, and I think it actually lends itself really well to the medium. It's super easy to imagine some of the more eccentric characters like Luna, Draco, Neville, etc as anime characters. It's set at a boarding school, so there's that. And what makes the books great in my opinion are the slower daily life segments where we just get to inhabit Hogwarts, and an anime TV adaptation could really take its time with those parts unlike the movies.

Then when we got to the more action-heavy parts of the story like Quidditch or duels, they could crank the animation up to 11 and give us some really jaw-dropping sequences. They could faithfully adapt the entire series, and even expand on things in ways that previous iterations couldn't just based on all the stuff that JK Rowling has put on Pottermore alone.

Though an original Potter anime based in the Japanese school could be even cooler in its own right.
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Currently watching The Good Place and would love to see an anime similar to it
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Labyrinth.

In the movie David Bowie already looks like your typical bishounen so easy transition.

Plus the Fireys dance might not look so creepy if it were animated versus the green-screen nightmare in the movie.
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TheCoffeeGod wrote:

Ooo!
Speaking of comics, I'd love to see Groo the Wanderer put to motion in anime form.


YAAASSSS.

*stunned that someone besides me actually remembers Groo*
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BettyColtrane wrote:

YAAASSSS.

*stunned that someone besides me actually remembers Groo*



It's the only Marvel comic I ever read and I loved every minute of it.
It would be so fitting as an anime with all the silly humor and fanservice.
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The Wild Cards novels. (Ed. George R.R. Martin)

All of them.


I love the Wild Cards novels, alternate history where superheroes are created by an alien virus. Dark as all hell.

I'd like to see Ian M Banks' books turned into anime especially The Culture series. Freaky aliens, massive space battles and hyper intelligent AI Minds controlling humongous spaceships with bizarre names, seems perfectly suited for an anime adaptation.
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CONAN THE BAR-FRICKIN-BARIAN! Could just adapt the comics or go direct to the source material.
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For some reason Don Quixote popped into my head...you know you want to see him fighting those windmills. Maybe Studio Trigger could make it work...

And I agree with whoever said Agatha Christie. And Then There Were None would be fabulous.

I also would love to see a Narnia anime! The movies were okay, but anime could really capture the mystical landscape so much better. And I'm surprised no one said Lord of the Rings.
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A lot of good suggestions here. Let me add The Laundry Files series by Charles Stross.
It follows a very secret intelligence agency. They deal with supernatural threats. Their case load is growing because computing power is like magic. And this is drawing evermore dangerous monsters to the world.
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I would LOVE to see Humberto Ramos and Brian Augustyn's Crimson series get adapted into an Anime series. Just the off-beat interpretation of Vampires is very Anime. It has a nice story, blood, magic, action and a nice dose of fanservice to boot.

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Dune
Ender's Quadrilogy
RA Salvatore's Drizzt novels




FUCK that list is hard.





Me, I'm simple.




Candide.

Animal Farm as a Ghibli film.

Atlas shrugged LMFAO
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This is tough my first like 10-15 choices were already mentioned (Stephen King, Terry Pratchett, Robert Asprin, Harry Potter, Agatha Christie, Neil Gaiman, etc) and I don't want to repeat so ...

1. Justice Inc (The Shadow, Doc Savage, The Avenger) or Masks (Green Hornet, The Shadow, The Spider) have character that although classic could easily convert to the modern day. Dynamite Comics does a fantastic job with them. Can see it done in Psycho-pass style.
2. Frank Cho's Liberty Meadows - could easily see this done by the team behind Grand Blue.
3. Jeff Smith's Bone - could be great by the team behind That Time I was Re-incarnated as a Slime.
4. Elfquest - This just screams Ancient Magus Bride Team.
5. Quatermass - could see a Beautiful Bones style on this.
6. Edgar Allen Poe - Probably along the lines of Death Parade in looks/style.
7. Sherlock Holmes - Kindaichi Case Files style would work for this I think.
8. Hammer Horrors - could work with a Mayoiga feel.
9. Doctor Who - too many options on this one.
10. Torchwood - see Doctor Who.
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Ten randomly chosen western works that I'd like to see as anime, presented in no particular order:

1. Mistborn. Nuff Said. All hail Brandon Sanderson! Equal parts gritty and light hearted. Perfect fit for an anime.
2. Monster's Inc. Come on... you know you want to see Boo, Sully, and Mike drawn as anime characters.
3. The Lost Fleet (Jack Campbell). Hard Sci-Fi that combines Arthurian Legend with "desperate retreat back home" and actual space warfare tactics based loosely upon real life physics? Would make a decent gritty space opera anime.
4. The Last of Us. Assuming that Japanese Animates can take fungal based zombies that aren't actually dead somewhat seriously.
5. Popeye. Because seeing him beat up other sailors and eat spinach would be twice as funny in anime style vs classic B&W cartoon.
6. Spongebob Squarepants (DBZ style). After seeing Narmak's take on Spongebob, I HAD to put this down.
7. A psychological horror based on the song "Hotel California."Come on, someone HAD to already thought of this. Bonus points if the song is used as the opening theme.
8. Eragon (Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle). Got the trappings of a typical fantasy world, wouldn't be too hard to recreate as an anime. Perhaps they could even significantly improve it.
9. Fablehaven. Children's story about hidden sanctuaries for mythical creatures that becomes more gritty as the story progresses? Hell Ya!
10. For hilarity's sake... they should do an adaptation of the Broadway Musical: "The Book of Mormon." (And I am saying this as a member of the LDS church who like poking fun at everything) I think that it would be kinda awesome.

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1. Star Wars (Episodes 1 through 6). How could it not be on here somewhere?
2. Lord of The Rings. Would be interesting to see a Japanese take on the western classic that basically defined Fantasy.
3. Scooby-Doo. Talking dog and his hippy owner (and his friends) solving petty crime? That is sooo anime in concept, if not in culture.
4. Monster House (the 2005 mocap horror/thriller); wouldn't take much effort to adapt the story's lore into more traditional Japanese mythos.
5. Chuck. Random store nerd becomes a super-spy with a hot GF because an international database gets downloaded into his brain? Totally Anime.
6. Indiana Jones. Because his antics and storyline are the kind of thing sections of the Japanese audience would eat up like popcorn.
7. Warrior Cats (random choice; never read the books).
8. Any Shakespeare play, provided it remains reasonably faithful to the original play. None of the Romeo & Juliet anime shit where they went off in a completely different direction from the original story.
9. An American Tale. The first one. Suitably adapted to appeal to Japanese culture, while still remaining somewhat faithful to the original.
10. The Secret of Nymh. This movie was beautiful. I'd love to see what a talented Japanese director could do with an adaptation of it.
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Paolini's Inheritance cycle and all of the redwall series of books
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Don't know why I thought about this, but I thought that Stranger Things would be a good anime. It has the realistic factors along with the supernatural features, almost like Erased.
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