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What foreign (non-Japanese) book/movie etc. would you like to see as an anime??
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Posted 6/27/08 , edited 6/28/08
dark harvest by anthony izzo
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Posted 12/13/09 , edited 12/13/09
Speak would be good. So would It's Kind of a Funny Story and Fate of the Artist. And The Outsiders would be so awesome, but I don't think anime could capture it's charming American style very well.
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Posted 12/13/09 , edited 12/13/09
What about Stephan R.Donaldson's "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant"? You've got the title character whose a tormented antihero. Theres a lot of creepy sounding monsters that would look cool in an anime. Plus the dark themes of the books would play very well for an anime show.
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118 / F / Funky Town!
Posted 12/13/09 , edited 12/13/09
YES I second the Princess Academy...I think Hayao Miyazaki would be good to make a movie out of that book

Another one which I had a passing thought about would be one called Bliss:

This follows the fictional story of a girl named Bliss Inthemorningdew as she is taken away from a hippie convent to live with her old grandmother who sends her to a strict, uniform-wearing, gossipy private school in southern Louisiana(I think). This story takes place along side of the Charles Manson trials as his 'family' of followers brutally murdered several people along with a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Bliss is time and again brought to realize these stories, but Bliss still goes to school and makes friends.
She becomes attached to a particular unwanted girl, and as the story goes by, the girl seems to have a strange obsession. This obsession is linked to a mysterious suicide of a girl 10 or some odd years ago. The one thing that can link them together, is blood magic...

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Posted 12/13/09 , edited 12/13/09
100 years of solitude by garcia marquez, don quixote by cervantes

I hope everyone knows the story of don quixote. 100 years is a novel about a family and its decendents. it's full of intrigue, backstabbing, womanizing, etc. it's a good example og magical realism.
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Posted 12/14/09 , edited 12/14/09
J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the rye" and Harper Lee's "To kill a mocking Bird".
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Posted 12/14/09 , edited 12/15/09

leingodf8 wrote:

Well, Stephan Erikson's series "Tales of the Malazan Book of the Fallen" would be epic as an anime or just a live action movie even though it would probly be butchered a lot since the books are so long, and it would be rated R for a lot of reasons...a strange thing about the series is there is no real "main character" there are many important characters,probly the most important being Captain Ganoes Paran, and no real good guys as the malazans themselves are also quite evil at times.

The stories are about a fantasy empire(Malaz) and the many wars they go through, there are 10 books in total,although only 7 are out right now,

The first plotline takes place on the continent of Genabackis where armies of the Malazan Empire are battling the native city-states for dominance. An elite Malazan military unit, the Bridgeburners, is the focus for this storyline, although as it proceeds their erstwhile enemies, the Tiste Andii led by Anomander Rake and the mercenaries commanded by Warlord Caladan Brood, also become prominent. The novel Gardens of the Moon depicts an attempt by the Malazans to seize control of the city of Darujhistan.

The second plotline takes place on the subcontinent of Seven Cities and depicts a major native uprising against Malazan rule. This rebellion is known as 'the Whirlwind'. The second novel released in the sequence, Deadhouse Gates, shows the outbreak of this rebellion and focuses on the rebels' relentless pursuit of the main Malazan army as it escorts some 40,000 refugees more than 1,500 miles across the continent. The story of the pursuit, and the event itself, is referred to as the Chain of Dogs.

Memories of Ice, the third novel released in the sequence, continues the unresolved plot threads from Gardens of the Moon by having the now-outlawed Malazan armies uniting with their former enemies to confront a new, mutual threat known as the Pannion Domin.(this was my favourite one so far)

The fourth novel, House of Chains, sees the continuation of this storyline with newly-arrived Malazan reinforcements - the 14th Army - taking the war to the rebels. The 14th's exploits earn them the nickname, 'The Bonehunters'.

The third plotline was introduced with Midnight Tides, the fifth book released in the series. This novel introduces a previously unknown continent where two nations, the united tribes of the Tiste Edur and the Empire of Lether, are engaged in escalating tensions, which culminate in open warfare. The novel takes place contemporaneously with earlier books in the sequence and the events in it are in fact being related in flashback by a character from the fourth volume to one of his comrades

The sixth book, The Bonehunters, sees all three plot strands combined, with the now-reconciled Malazan army from Genabackis arriving in Seven Cities to aid in the final defeat of the rebellion. At the same time, fleets from the newly-proclaimed Letherii Empire are scouring the globe for worthy champions to face their immortal emperor in battle, in the process earning the enmity of elements of the Malazan Empire.

The seventh novel, Reaper's Gale, sees the Malazan 14th Army arriving in Lether to take the battle to the Letherii homeland.

There are also several side books that i never read but sound pretty good.
Ian Cameron Esslemont's novels are labelled as Novels of the Malazan Empire, not as parts of the Malazan Book of the Fallen itself, and deal primarily with the Malazan Empire, its internal politics and characters who only play minor roles in Erikson's novels. His first novel, Night of Knives, details events in Malaz City on the night that the Emperor Kellenvad was assassinated. The second, Return of the Crimson Guard, investigates the fall-out in the Malazan Empire from the devastating losses of the Genabackan, Korelri and Seven Cities campaigns following the events of The Bonehunters. Esslemont's forthcoming third novel, Stonewielder, will explore events on the Korelri continent for the first time in the series and is expected to focus on the often-mention, rarely-seen character of Greymane. Further comments by Esslemont and Erikson have hinted that Esslemont's fourth novel may visit the continent of Assail and the fifth will serve as a closing chapter and coda for the entire fifteen-book series.

Also the book contains many heartbreaking,disturbing and odd scenes as well as an epic and humorous story.(descriptions of books taken from wiki)

The thing i liked the most from this series was that the characters were very well developed and the story really sucked me into it,any fantasy fan should read these.

Heres some fan art

the first picture is of lady envy and the seguleh punitive army,the second is of hedge and fiddler,two of the best bridgeburners.

I have to completely and utterly agree with you about this series. I love it! I own all the books that are out and ended up having to re-read a couple right before the most recent one came out since they are so in-depth.

I did want to add a movie series that I think would be pretty sweet...If anyone has ever seen the movies Nightwatch, Daywatch, and (coming soon) twilight watch. They are Russian films, but freaking awesome! If anyone is into the whole vampire, werewolves, good vs. evil kinda thing, you need to see these movies. And, obviously, since I am such an anime fan, I would say that they would be sweet as an anime.
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