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Books/movies that would make a great manga or anime

Discussion in 'Reader's Corner' started by NeophyteNihilist, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. NeophyteNihilist Not actually a Nihilist

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    Every once in a while while I'm reading a novel or watching a movie I start thinking of how it would be as a manga/anime, most I think would be horrible, but a few seem like they were made for it. The two that most stand out in my mind are the series His Dark materials (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass) ans Stephen Kings "The Dark Tower." I was wondering if any of you agree with me about those series, or have some other stories you think would make a good manga/anime.
     
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    I can totally see His Dark Materials as an anime. They could really make it into a dark and meaningful series, if done by the right people. And to see that final scene with Coulter and what's his name. Yeah, that would be kinda cool to see. :amuse

    I can't agree with you on Dark Tower just yet, seeing as I've only read The Gunslinger but it seems like potential anime-style material.

    I'd like to add Ender's Game/Ender's Shadow. Not necessarily the entire octet as a series but rather just the one/two book(s). As a series or a movie, I wouldn't mind to see. I've always thought the graphics that some animators use (like that from Tekhnolyze or Last Exile, etc.) would be astounding for the Battle School and Eros.
     
  3. SDF1 New Member

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    The Wizard of Oz.

    Seriously.

    Think about it... it's like the first magical girl anime. Strange young girl finds herself transported to a fantastic new world / situation with her small, cute furry companion. Meanwhile, she immediately does something to upset the balance of power in the world, and has to use her newfound abilities / responsibilities to put the world back the way it should be.

    Of course, there is a group of strange companions to help her out, including an anthropomorphic creature. She's up against a great and terrible power, who sends hoards of evil minions to destroy her, but ultimately fails. Finally, she reaches her goal and has to learn that the powe was within her all along.

    Honestly, am I talking about the Wizard of Oz, Inuyasha, Escaflowne or Cardcaptor Sakura?

    I would LOVE to see someone turn Oz into a bitchin' anime.
     
  4. Utz Allure in the Wind

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    Harry Potter? :X Maybe not hehe ^_^;

    Although I do agree, Ender's Game would be a great manga/anime.
     
  5. NeophyteNihilist Not actually a Nihilist

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    The only problem is iats a musical...wait thats not a problem, an anime musical would be kickass.
     
  6. Raikage~Majere Kumo's BucketHat Genin

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    The Dragonlance and Sovereign Stone series would both make great manga or anime. Full of action, romance, betrayal, and comedy. One series has forgotten gods and dragons, a world of rivals(racists), and the Majere brothers. The second is just as cool, but the armor of a few of the characters shows up in great ways, one erupts into flames which forms into the armor, and another's armor flows over him like water.
     
  7. jkingler J. Kinglecrab, Esq.

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    Ender's Game - Card
    The Veldt - Bradbury
    Childhood's End - Clarke
    Across the Nightengale Floor - Hearn

    And I will stop before I get carried away, but allow me to say this: DISCWORLD!!! :yelling
     
  8. Voynich MADDER RED

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    Witchblade would make a good anime. They turned the comics into a series...but well..it's kinda boring. Would be way more fun as anime.
     
  9. ghostgal Member

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    Laura Joh Rowland's Sano Ichiro series!!! fights, mysteries, plots, sex(mf/mm/inc/zoo/dolls..XD).... Man, it has everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Raistlin-sama Have you been naughty or nice?

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    Dragonlance.... Raistlin in animeform would be awesome...

    Seriously they have all things an anime needs even comic relief (Tas!)
     
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    The triology (Directly translated from swedish..) the Tale of the clan Otori

    It would make a GREAT anime.
     
  12. chdragonfly Woo! Testings over!!

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    yes it would, i heard they are making a movie of it right now..though that was some time ago
    it would be an awesome anime...i mean the tribe's skill and takeo's swordmanship..and the story ..its made for animation!!
    though we call it the tales of the otori
    book 1: across the nightingale floor
    book 2; grass for his pillow
    book 3; brilliance of the moon
    (such poetic titles)
     
  13. jkingler J. Kinglecrab, Esq.

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    I agree about The Otori Trilogy. Hence my mentioning it in my post :p

    But here are some more:

    Books

    The Hobbit
    LOTR
    Midshipman's Hope

    Movie

    The Professional (Leon)
     
  14. meatpie Chairman

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    "The Godfather" (starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino) would be awesome as a manga or anime.

    What about Scarface?
     
  15. mgrace Guess Who's Back?!?!?!

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    The Otori Trilogy would be an awesome Manga or Anime.... Written by an Aussie..
    Kaede Would be super hot anime star.... Takeo would be awesome but.. they would have to do some cutting due to R rated stuff like Takeo early days swimming with his friend and visting the yoshihara and visiting some boys.. YUCK...

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoniex would be a good Anime
     
  16. Katara The Forgotten One

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    Just the fifth one?

    And I'm beginning to think the Otherland series by Tad Williams series could be made into a beautiful anime too. Thinking of the multiple worlds makes me want to read it again.

    And all you guys mentioning that Otori trilogy makes me want to pick it up...
     
  17. Mangekyou_Master Fear the Smexy Reaper

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    That'd be pretty cool. Dragonlance and The Song of Ice and Fire trilogy (one of the best series ever.).
     
  18. chdragonfly Woo! Testings over!!

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    what about artemis fowl...it could be a great anime..
     
  19. mgrace Guess Who's Back?!?!?!

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    Could I suggest Indiana Jones.. Would be an AWESOME Anime / Manga.....

    Be soooo goood......
     
  20. NeophyteNihilist Not actually a Nihilist

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    I'm not dissing the series, but I really can't see that as anime.

    That would be sweet! James Bond might make good anime series as well.
     
  21. Low-fi Boy Head in the clouds

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    Harry Potter would make a good anime, I've seen some people's anime-style fanart of the books on various sites. One thing wrong would be the British style of humour and things, though.
     
  22. Giant Enemy Crab Gamer for Life

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    Teh Terminator, I Robot, and the Matrix (except it's techinecailly beeen made into short anime films).
     
  23. Raistlin-sama Have you been naughty or nice?

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    Well as a follow-up on my earlier post, a dragonlance comic is actually being made (comic, not manga mind you) I'll be sure to check it out.... Even if it isn't manga (and I can somehow get it here in Denmark...)
     
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    I'm writing a novel right now even if I'm a kid...Well I hope it gets published but it's already a manga like story.....so when it's published(The percentage would probably 1%) I hope I get to make an anime out of it!

    Well, Harry potter would kick ass as an anime.....
     
  25. NeophyteNihilist Not actually a Nihilist

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    I can't believe I'm saying this, but Beowolf would make a sweet anime miniseries.
     
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    ^Beowulf WOULD rock!

    Anyway, I think Anne Rice's 'Vampire Chronicles' (Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, etc...) would be an AWESOME anime movie/series...

    And just about anything fantasy-wise...I also think Jacqueline Carey's 'Kushiel's Dart Trilogy' would be an awesome anime...it's really the only way they COULD make those books into some other media with all the goings-on and whatnot (anyone who's read those books would know what I was talking about, hehe...*wink wink*).
     
  27. NeophyteNihilist Not actually a Nihilist

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    Hopefully, if Beowolf was ever made into an anime series, the creaters would incorporate some of the characterization of John Gardner's novel Grendel.
     
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  28. darkspark Man, I love my work...

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  29. Ruri always the hours

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    This might seem strange, but I think "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins would make a great anime miniseries.
     
  30. Not a Ninja Anti-Ninja

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    I think the Hungry City Chronicles would make anime series / movie series. Seeing cities eat each other in the middle of a huge airship-pirate battle with extra robots would be the best thing ever.
     
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