What works of literature would you love to see as anime? And why is it still not a thing?
I'll start with the obvious
Wheel of Time
Because it'd be too long and it isn't Japanese, like most good literature.
Hyperion's apparently gonna be a live action TV show on SyFy or whatever it's called. The entire cantos is one hell of a ride but man there were some boring sections like almost all of Raul's solo journey
He said literature anon, not your shitty science fiction books, we already have those as anime, pic related.
Hyperion by Sunrise would be pretty damn good but each part has a different tone and would probably need to be done by separate studios in the creative process, Kassad's story would look amazing especially if it had been done by Satoshi Kon or Otomo. Anyway here's some novels I think would work well as anime:
Arthurian myths by WMT
I Am A Cat
Book of the New Sun
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
The Dark Tower
The Talisman/Black House
In Search of Lost Time by WMT
Snow Crash would be great.
Anything by Stephenson or Gibson would really lend itself to anime quite well. Specially since most of the cyberpunk anime we get for anime is incredibly existential hipster nonsense trying to ape GitS, or wacky anime antics alla Bubblegum Crisis.
Compare that with making an anime movie based on the plot of Neuromancer, a futuristic and grim heist movie? sign me up.
You know, Brave New World would make for a rather fucked up anime movie.
Not only is there a new MC halfway through the story, but he kills himself after having a massive orgy. Two things Otaku dream about right there!
since the expulsion of the higher elves who lived in valinor to the destruction of ancalagon by earendil
Alright you hipster fucks, I'm going to show you the only worthwhile western literature to be adapted into an anime or manga format. You autists clearly do not understand what would make a good manga or animaton adaptation that would actually sell. All you fags are just talking about your shitty science fiction "deep" novels that only you have read. I'm here to tell you what should truly be adapted into an anime and be successful enough to have continuations.
Get ready to self-insert as a fucking house cat you NEETs because I'm going to tell you about motherfucking Warriors. No, I don't mean those wimpy-ass English boys running around in armor smacking eachother with their aluminum swords. I'm talking about feral cats living in a forest with their loyal clanmates, ripping enemy clan members' throats out in life-or-death battles. No pussy shit here (pun fucking intended), only the most brutal and savage story you can find about felines. The main character is a normal housecat (aka your shitty self-insert) who wants to be free from his boring life of being his human's bitch, so he ventures into the forest and meets one of these badass feral cats. From then on, he is thrown into an epic adventure as he faces the cats of enemy clans, and a traitorous cat in his own damn clan. With each character having a variety of kickass names from Tigerclaw to motherfucking Talon of Swooping Eagle, you'll be sure to get hooked on this series even more than your favorite shit for literature. You'll want to read all of her books. Damn right, all 36+ motherfucking books you worthless shits. Not even including the books that aren't in the main series. Read them all, and avoid your pretentious hipster garbage.
I finally got around to reading Hyperion recently and I don't think I'd want to watch it as an anime
SyFy's Childhood's End was pretty shit too, so I'm not sure if I'll watch their adaptation either.
The Dresden Files is anime as fuck. So is that one series with the slutty necromancer chick who gets seduced by some french vampire and then gets double teamed by him and her other lover who's a schoolteacher/werewolf because magic.
>Then he leaped up and went to the door. "Yes," he cried, "you have killed my love. You used to stir my imagination. Now you don't even stir my curiosity. You simply produce no effect. I loved you because you were marvellous, because you had genius and intellect, because you realized the dreams of great poets and gave shape and substance to the shadows of art. You have thrown it all away. You are shallow and stupid. My God! how mad I was to love you! What a fool I have been! You are nothing to me now. I will never see you again. I will never think of you. I will never mention your name. You don't know what you were to me, once. Why, once . . . Oh, I can't bear to think of it! I wish I had never laid eyes upon you! You have spoiled the romance of my life. How little you can know of love, if you say it mars your art! Without your art, you are nothing. I would have made you famous, splendid, magnificent. The world would have worshipped you, and you would have borne my name. What are you now? A third-rate actress with a pretty face."
>The girl grew white, and trembled. She clenched her hands together, and her voice seemed to catch in her throat. "You are not serious, Dorian?" she murmured. "You are acting."
>"Acting! I leave that to you. You do it so well," he answered bitterly.
Don't underestimate Nippon, senpai.
Every episode will show the different levels of loli suffering an pleasure. The indifferent lolis will suffer a lot.
Eventually the anime will diverge from the source material and Dante will kill God with a Katana and become God himself.
>She rose from her knees and, with a piteous expression of pain in her face, came across the room to him. She put her hand upon his arm and looked into his eyes. He thrust her back. "Don't touch me!" he cried.
>A low moan broke from her, and she flung herself at his feet and lay there like a trampled flower. "Dorian, Dorian, don't leave me!" she whispered. "I am so sorry I didn't act well. I was thinking of you all the time. But I will try--indeed, I will try. It came so suddenly across me, my love for you. I think I should never have known it if you had not kissed me-- if we had not kissed each other. Kiss me again, my love. Don't go away from me. I couldn't bear it. Oh! don't go away from me. My brother . . . No; never mind. He didn't mean it. He was in jest. . . . But you, oh! can't you forgive me for to-night? I will work so hard and try to improve. Don't be cruel to me, because I love you better than anything in the world. After all, it is only once that I have not pleased you. But you are quite right, Dorian. I should have shown myself more of an artist. It was foolish of me, and yet I couldn't help it. Oh, don't leave me, don't leave me." A fit of passionate sobbing choked her. She crouched on the floor like a wounded thing, and Dorian Gray, with his beautiful eyes, looked down at her, and his chiselled lips curled in exquisite disdain. There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love. Sibyl Vane seemed to him to be absurdly melodramatic. Her tears and sobs annoyed him.
>"I am going," he said at last in his calm clear voice. "I don't wish to be unkind, but I can't see you again. You have disappointed me."
>She wept silently, and made no answer, but crept nearer. Her little hands stretched blindly out, and appeared to be seeking for him. He turned on his heel and left the room. In a few moments he was out of the theatre.
Milton's Paradise Lost by shaft would be amazing. Satan being a girl of course would be needed. Imagine him giving the speech where he decides to go fuck up Adam and Eve in the beginning as a cute girl.
I don't care if I sound like a fujoshit but the first Anita Blake book (Guilty Pleasures) would make a great anime series. It even has a 1000 year old loli vampire and her sex butler as the main antagonists.
seems interesting if done right but my just turn into edgy stuff