ITT: Books that would make for fabulous anime
Taking a cue from Miyazaki with the airships wouldn't be bad for Mortal Engines. Of course, the odds of anything western being adapted are essentially zero.
Don't lose hope! Deltora Quest got an anime, after all.
>What is Deltora Quest?
A Western YA fantasy series.
I haven't touched any of those books in years but they were pretty damn good going by memory anyway.
this shit is worse than waiting for guts to get off the boat.
House of Leaves as adapted by Junji Ito and produced by Shaft.
I would've said Howl's Moving Castle if you had made this thread some years ago, but I actually really dislike the adaptation we got. Maybe if it had been done by someone else.
Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea series
this, might be super DARKNESS, but people actually die, and is pretty gritty in a Code Geass kinda way meets Adventure time-ish post apocalyptic setting.
>CODE GEASS GRIMNDARK
Kurt Vonnegut's got some good shit. I'd maybe prefer Cat's Cradle over Slaughterhouse Five or maybe even the Sirens of Titan.
this, it has everything an anime needs
young MC, magic loli, alien babes, sword fighting and giant monsters
It's a great series.
And hey, it couldn't be worse than the movie.
captain nemo story from his viewpoint starting since the arriving of professor aronnax and ending on his death on the misterious isle having years before a prequel about his first years and the death of his family.
>Produced by KyoAni
Nah read some reviews of it first. The MC is a completely sadistic demented little bastard that you love to hate at first, but he ends up growing on you.
As much as I would love that, if I force myself to think about it I don't know how they could.
>Christianity is evil
It would work pretty well.
Was Everworld the book with the guy that washed his hands? Or am I totally off base?
>best SF novel of the century
niel gayman is such a faggot
If it was handled like Ergo Proxy, yes.
The Sandman was a damn good comic, though.
King Killer Chronicles
The story of a Bard/Magician/Ninja/Master Craftsman who hunts Muira style Eldrich horrors, masters sex by surviving the embrace of an elemental lust goddess for a year, uses his D to tame the female population of a continent, rolls around pretending to be a minstrel and destabilizing every government/religion/establishment he finds because why the fuck not, eventually says fuck it the abominations can come to me and opens up a bar where he chills killing anything unnatural that shows up with his familiar NTRing the entire town he lives in and being thanked for the privileged.
Animated by Deen
>Tale of the Boy Called Frog
>Oh my god an entire episode devoted to to another retarded story form that book? What is this filler shit? Dropped.
It has everything. Incest, lolis, mystery, spooky villains, a witty and vulgar yet lovable side character, and fun adventures.
Wow, man, that sounds awesome.
>Missing the point
forgot my pic
A lovable faggot.
god that movie was awful
It really is a great book. If you like reading, give a try.
I was being mildly sarcastic because you didn't post an image, but it actually does sound neat. I might check it out.
American gods was shit though, stardust was his only good book
You mean the guy with OCD? yeah
Made by SHAFT? I'd watch.
Anything that takes place related to airships would work as well
Hyperion would be amazing as an anime I think.
>Two episodes per independant story arc with one episode of the frame story between each arc.
>Mix of various sci-fi subgenres.
>Short busty tsudere.
>Angsty ace with PTSD.
>Anime-style Catholicism and a wimpy priest.
>Plenty of ambiguity and implications without giving direct answers or outright explaining everything.
>Literary references up the wazoo.
>Very similar to another anime that we've all probably seen.
What studio would we get to animate it?
No Animorphs? /a/ used to have great threads about it, too bad the plan to contact the author and publisher to propose an actual animu never went anywhere.
...that has to be a shop right? No way I would have missed that when I was watching it
I think it would be cool at least
That would be amazing! Unfortunately, I don't know if Japan is all that into aliens that aren't humanoid or completely monstrous.
Nope. It's very real.
See how many otaku faggots proudly identify as lolicons after actually learning the story
Deen would be shit.
The best fit for King Killer Chronicles would be Studio Lerche. Character designs by Yutaka Izubuchi. Adaptation by Dai Sato. Soundtrack by Yasuharu Takanashi. Directed by Katsuyoshi Yatabe.
Ender's Game, but instead of just normal kids, they're all lolis.
What did you expect from a board that specializes in the voracious and thoughtless consumption of Japanese cartoons? We ain't exactly /lit/.
Also, Hiroshi Nagahama directing a rotoscoped Macbeth. Just throwing that out there.
It's been translated to LN form in Japan.
Imagine this scene animated by Ufotable.
>implying lolita would change anything
if anything it would increase their desire for loli
Not to mention an excellent romance subplot.
>anime version of the Forever War
>half of the show/movie will revolve around the love that transcends time and space.
>Ridley Scott's film adaptation
>won't even mention homosexuality once b/c it's too politically charged
It'd be worth all the horrible h-doujinshi that'd inevitably be made.
>reading junk this bad
oh god, if it was ultra dark and ultra quality and they didn't fuck up the pacing or the voice acting or make it take too many episodes AOTYAY
it let me hungry for lolis
by Sheridan Le Fanu
It would draw in the incest crowd and still be tasteful.
Will we ever get an adaptation of the dictionary?
I'd watch an anime of cute girls in an after school club doing nothing but reading the dictionary.
Still the best adaptation of the original novel that I've seen.
Was his last name really Dumas? He must have been teased a lot at school.
seriously this would be perfect
No alternate history? For shame.
Kobayashi Yuu as Senna.
I don't know about books but Gravity Rush would make a fantastic anime.
uh... she wasnt that kind of crazy was she?
horus a cute
I'd like an anime of AG so long as it kept the tone of the book and didn't try to be overly epic.
Okay so I wanted to shit all over your post because Kvoth my nigger, but after googling that all up I can't. That is literally the perfect production team for the KKC. I was a little confused at first with Katsuyoshi Yatabe, but once I got it it made perfect sense.
10/10 anime would watch and would be satisfied that it lived up to my hype.
I remember in a similar thread someone brought up the shitstorm that would result from the implied preteen sex in book 3. I'd like to see that.
Sally Lockheart books would make a good show as well, or maybe a movie (I guess there's a TV adaptation already?)
It's already been tried once. The result was awesome!
No, but she's crazy enough. Who do you suggest then, Chiwa Saito?
Catcher in the Rye would be classic angst animu
A book of poetry about heroin and suicide?
So many things in this book that I think can be done best with animation. How the fuck are they supposed to make the angels look in live action?
It would be interesting to see something away from the 1984 theme but equally as dystopian.
This. Honestly, the whole of the Artifacts cycle was pretty good in terms of what would make a good series, but I like this one the best.