/lit/ here; I'm curious as to whether there were any anime/manga/anime films adapted from or otherwise influenced by pic related's works. To my (admittedly somewhat limited) knowledge of anime and manga, there haven't, which is puzzling to me since Mishima was such a prolific writer and prose stylist (he was a major figure in shaping modern Japanese literature) as well as controversial figure.
Also, for those who are familiar with him and his works, do you think that anime/manga adaptations of his books and plays would do them justice?
>he was nominated three times for the Nobel Prize in Literature
>and was poised to win the prize in 1968 but lost the award to his fellow countryman Yasunari Kawabata, presumably because of his radical right-wing activities
>his radical right-wing activities
>His avant-garde work displayed a blending of modern and traditional aesthetics that broke cultural boundaries, with a focus on sexuality, death, and political change.
>He is remembered for his ritual suicide by seppuku after a failed coup d'état attempt, known as the "Mishima Incident".
I thought writers are supposed to be docile people, holy shit /lit/ your idols are crazy
>To my (admittedly somewhat limited) knowledge of anime and manga, there haven't, which is puzzling to me since Mishima was such a prolific writer and prose stylist (he was a major figure in shaping modern Japanese literature) as well as controversial figure.
Because an adaptation of any of his things wouldn't sell. It'd be amazing, yes, but let's face it, you only make money if you pander to otaku and can merchandise your series into figures otaku can unflinchingly hotglue. Save for Anno, I don't know of any director or animator capable of taking on the task.
Yes he was a fascist madman later in life, but that doesn't change the fact that he wrote some amazing stuff. Confessions Of A Mask, for example. That shit puts oyasumi punpun to shame.
I'd love for more /lit/ things to get adapted.
But that's not how the business rolls.
What books would you want turned into an anime?
>implying pic related is possible
as awful awful of an idea as it sounds, and the fact that it really can't be adapted from text at all, Infinite Jest. Just to see what nippon would do with it/how they'd react to it. To my knowledge, IJ isn't translated into Japanese (yet), and that's really not surprising.
Not him, but the guy wanted to bring back imperial japan. Calling him a facist ist kinda accurate.
That being said, some believe he intentionally did it so that he could have justification for taking his own life.
No adaptation of Infinite Jest would ever come close to doing it justice, but in the right hands it would at least be interesting.
More realistically, I could see James Incandenza's movies being animated, since some of them could at least be realistically adapted. The Cage III - Free Show immediately came to mind.