[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / bant / biz / c / can / cgl / ck / cm / co / cock / d / diy / e / fa / fap / fit / fitlit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mlpol / mo / mtv / mu / n / news / o / out / outsoc / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / spa / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vint / vip / vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y ] [Search | Click for more| Home]

ITT: Books that should get an anime

This is a blue board which means that it's for everybody (Safe For Work content only). If you see any adult content, please report it.

Thread replies: 508
Thread images: 142

File: botns.jpg (291KB, 799x594px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
botns.jpg
291KB, 799x594px
ITT: Books that should get an anime
>>
File: The-Wheel-of-Harem.jpg (335KB, 2775x1322px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
The-Wheel-of-Harem.jpg
335KB, 2775x1322px
moiraine best girl
>>
>>110433652
>Wheel of Time
no, just, no
>>
File: Wind Singer.jpg (38KB, 320x497px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Wind Singer.jpg
38KB, 320x497px
Ghibli could probably do a movie on this.
>>
File: Sabriel_Book_Cover.jpg (49KB, 310x514px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Sabriel_Book_Cover.jpg
49KB, 310x514px
I would love for it to happen. Some of my favorite books
>>
File: m and m.jpg (107KB, 432x500px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
m and m.jpg
107KB, 432x500px
and it would be glorious
>>
>>
The First Law by Joe Abercrombie kind of reminded me of FMA
>>
>nobody said Lolita yet
You disappoint me /a/.
>>
>>110434072
Sabriel would be good
>>
File: Nosferatu Zodd.jpg (1MB, 2036x2960px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Nosferatu Zodd.jpg
1MB, 2036x2960px
>>110433032
Sword & Citadel's cover reminds me of Zodd.
>>
Neuromancer.

I mean just get a good director and get I.G. to do it. It'll make itself.
>>
>>110433032
Book of the New Sun is basically unanimateable. I really have no idea how you would manage to capture Severian's first-person viewpoint and all the interesting interpretation and analysis that viewpoint subsequently demands of the reader in a visual form.
>>
Kafka on the shore animated by SHAFT
>>
>>110433032
Notes from underground
Dorian Gray
>>
ITT: Everyone picks their favorite books

I actually kind of agree with, OP though.

>>110434213
Also, this too. But I think a rendition that's more pertinent to Japan's current cultural climate as opposed to a direct adaptation would be better.
>>
To be honest, just movies or something would be fine too
>>
>>110433032
Oh, and finnegans wake.
>>
>>110434649
He is just a lucky bastard with too many edges.

I still like him though.
>>
Kushiel series
Mars trilogy
Outlander series
Xanth series
>>
File: 1399148095428.jpg (141KB, 640x640px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1399148095428.jpg
141KB, 640x640px
>>110433032
>>110434804
>“You told me about Piaton. Why can’t he speak?”>“He can’t get his breath, poor fellow,” Typhon said. Now I saw that he had an erection, which he nursed with one hand. “As I told you, I control all the voluntary functions—I will control the involuntary ones too, soon. So although poor Piaton can still move his tongue and shape his lips, he is like a musician who fingers the keys of a horn he cannot blow. When you’ve had enough of that snow, tell me, and I’ll show you where you can get something to eat.”
>I filled my mouth again and swallowed. “This is enough. Yes, I am very hungry.”
>>
>>110433652
>Aes Sedai
>best anything
Also I don't know if an anime could pull it off and how many episodes would be needed
>>
File: 518848.jpg (60KB, 287x475px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
518848.jpg
60KB, 287x475px
>>110434029
i cried like a bitch when Kestrel died
>>
It has something for anyone on /a/
>>
>>110434827
>xanth
it would be the king of all ecchi

also the MC is canonically obtuse as shit, doesn't even realize his own power.

fuck it's absolutely perfect
>>
>>110435097
It was made to be an anime.
And it will never never NEVER HAPPEN
>>
>>110434957
Well you could cover the entire plot of Crossroad of Twilight in one OVA
>>
>>110435137
>Xanth cartoon
>brought over to Japan
>they are as lost with the puns as we are with Gintama
>>
>>110435097
>We'll never see the wood nymph animated
>you will never rub your dick against her hollow back
>she will never look at you and say, "wood yew share my bed until I'm knot board anymore...?"
>>
File: protocols_english.gif (27KB, 234x360px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
protocols_english.gif
27KB, 234x360px
I want to see a anime about how the world is run by the true powers no action no drama just pure and simple bureaucracy
>>
>MC is a trap
>tsundere main girl who gets with the secondary MC
>based Auda Ibn Jad
>mai waifu Asrial
>Fedj and Pukah generating the laughs
>innuendo all the time
>when there's no innuendo someone is getting stabbed
>>
Because we need more SoLs that don't take place in Japan.
>>
>>
File: 9780689873010.jpg (38KB, 312x475px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
9780689873010.jpg
38KB, 312x475px
>>
File: 128088780713.jpg (2MB, 1894x5000px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
128088780713.jpg
2MB, 1894x5000px
I have a shit load of these /lit/ charts, but I'll just share the most important one.
>>
And this because Polly a cute
>>
>>110433652
>not Wheel of Tsundere
>>
>>110433652
The filler writes itself!
>>
>>110433032
Looks cool as shit what's it about
>>
>>110435541
>SF
Don't bother, I bet it's shit.
>>
>>110434649

Severian's "first-person viewpoint" is mostly about tits & ass, so basically the only two things anime does right.
>>
>>110435363
The dark tower series, for that matter.
>>
>MC is an absolute Gary Stu

Japan would love it.
>>
>>110433652
All that spanking.
>>
File: 1405093160548.jpg (58KB, 640x457px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1405093160548.jpg
58KB, 640x457px
>>110433652
>moiraine best girl
Certainly better than the winners.
>>
>>110435664
meh Avienda and Min were ok.
Egwene worst girl and worst person
>>
File: taipei.gif (4MB, 584x900px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
taipei.gif
4MB, 584x900px
slice of life
>>
>>110435423
There is a Starship Troopers anime.
>>
>>110435020
loli?
>>
>>110434282
Imagine all the reaction pics that could be made from Wit.
>>
>>110435645
Book 3 fucking when?

Devi best girl
>>
File: 1391732785139 (1).jpg (120KB, 500x333px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1391732785139 (1).jpg
120KB, 500x333px
>>110435573
>calling the best genre shit
>2014
Wait wasn't I on /a/ a few seconds ago?
>>
File: malleus.jpg (50KB, 311x477px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
malleus.jpg
50KB, 311x477px
>>
>>110435711
I think you got the one thing that's missing.
>>
>>110435748
>implying it wont suck

book 2 was terrible
>>
>>110435756
>SF best genre
>not graphic novel
>>
>>110435698
Confirmed masterpiece.
Tao Lin is a living legend.
>>
>>110435695
>Egwene worst girl and worst person
That would be any Black Ajah, female Chosen or Elaida.
She is still awful though.
>>
>>110435756
thats not political thriller
>>
>>110435823
Tao Lin pls go.
>>
>>110435821
>>>/co/
>Implying graphic novel is even a real thing
>>
>>110434694
Dunno, Kafka to mee makes me think of Yuasa
>>
>>110435821
This is like saying
>romance best genre
>not movies
>>
>>110435871
>implying manga is not a graphic novel
>>
>>110435790
I'm a loli, so how can I read this book when I can't self insert? DROPPED
>>
>>110435895
It's a comic.

They're all comics/manga.
>>
>>110435897
>not self inserting as the book itself
I bet you self insert yourself as a character in an anime and not the media player
>>
>>110433032

The main character is fucking an underage cute blond, Japan would be all over this shit.
>>
>>110435918

yes they are
>>
>>110435943
Don't forget the MC's fujoshi appeal potential; he does spend 95% of the books not wearing a shirt, after all.
>>
File: 1404766672655.jpg (29KB, 530x271px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1404766672655.jpg
29KB, 530x271px
>>110435868
>implying
>>
>>110433032
Snow Crash.
>>
Leviathan Wakes would make some pretty good anime. Its paced reasonably well enough to have a coherent 24 episode run, the downside is that they'd probably CGI it.
>>
File: La_nausee.jpg (44KB, 257x390px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
La_nausee.jpg
44KB, 257x390px
>>110433032
That would be... i don't even know how to describe that feeling
>>
who /lit/ here?
>>
File: 1401575449813.jpg (98KB, 972x537px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1401575449813.jpg
98KB, 972x537px
>>110435868
Here, more proof of his writing talent
A genius in the making
>>
>>110436233
Every few months. I prefer fantasy and SF to psychology.
>>
>>110435835
>Black Ajah
But Verin is a far better person than Egwene
>>
>>110436289
>implying fantasy and SF aren't /lit/
you've clearly never been there
>>
>>110436299
>I have desktop notifications enabled
>Spoiler does nothing to prevent spoiling
It simply confirms my suspicions.
>>
>reading
>>
>>110434694

That. Actually might not be that bad.

Actually no, it'd be shit.
>>
>>110436340
You should read something from Tao Lin
>>110436256
>>
File: la-foret-d-iscambe.jpg (112KB, 400x661px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
la-foret-d-iscambe.jpg
112KB, 400x661px
By the Division 420 of Ghibli.
>>
>>110436256
too deep for me
>>
50 shades of grey

it will be full with great moan actions
>>
>>110436677
by KyoAni?
>>
File: image.jpg (91KB, 484x650px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
image.jpg
91KB, 484x650px
>There will never be an Abarat film duology covering the first two books animated by MADHOUSE and directed by Satoshi Kon

;_;
>>
>>110436736
Kyo-ani just lost his way.

Maybe madhouse
>>
File: 1403352353752.jpg (433KB, 1447x812px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1403352353752.jpg
433KB, 1447x812px
>>110436677
>nips moaning
>>
>>110436677
>touted as being romance with BDSM
>read it out of curiosity
>the most hardcore thing in there is spanking and a buttplug
>gives tons of misinformation about BDSM in general including safewords, etc
Huge disappointment 0/10 doujins on sadpanda have done it ten times better
>>
>>110434282
Love those books. Most of Sanderson's work could be easily moved to anime adaption, love how he makes the magic systems
>>
>>110436899

What else can you expect from a Twilight fan fiction story?
>>
>>110436332
Which book are you reading at the moment?
She was confirmed black Ajah in the Great Hunt
She straight out lied
>>
>>110437042
Just finished The Fires of Heaven.
FUUUUUUUUUG
>>
>>110437023
doujins are also sometimes fanfiction, sometimes off of completely shit animu/mango, and yet they still manage to handle it better most of the time.
Also, my post only covered the BDSM details, not the characters or actions of said people.
It's fucking awful all around.
Prose, characters, dialogue, internal monologue, everything.
Everything is horrible.
>>
>>110434029

I'm surprised there isn't a western movie for this yet.
>>
File: sick pea.jpg (51KB, 400x579px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
sick pea.jpg
51KB, 400x579px
>>
>>110435695
Min was okay. Avienda was meh.
Before I start swearing at you, though, first: what do you think of Mat?
>>
>>110436677
>That book is qutie tame in its representation of BDSM and its more harsher fetishes.
>A day on the darkest recesses of the net will make you learn more then this book could ever provide.
Well they have to start somewhere small I suppose.
>>
>>110433032
Would watch.
>>
>>110435645
I get a hardon every time I think about the broken wreck that he will become
>>
>>110435645
Oh god, Auri in anime form? That'd be the death of me. My body could never be prepared for such a moe being. I almost died from moe while just reading the book.

...I no longer remember anything about this novel besides Auri. Not sure what this says about its quality.
>>
>>110437700
Auri is a great character. Aside from that, the book has good prose, and not much else. Now if only there was a way to combine Sanderson's ideas and Rothfuss' prose, than we would have a legendary fantasy series
>>
>>110437280
>Before I start swearing at you, though, first: what do you think of Mat?
One of my favourites.
I'm no bloody hero
But what do you think of Nirnaeve?
>>
>>110437280
Avienda was nice because of "muh Ji'e'toh"
>>
>>110435573
>Gene Wolfe
>Bad
Look at him! Look at him and laugh!
>>
Anyone Half a King yet
>>
>>110437883
She was pretty good, but I enjoyed Egwene more.
That being said, I can kind of see what you mean. Only Egwene suffered from negative character development. She was at its best between 6 and 11... but eh, she was such a best girl that I don't mind too much the three parts of book 12.

Anyway, to make it a full circle. Leaving Egwene aside, Moareine was the best girl.
>>
File: the-stranger.jpg (43KB, 324x500px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
the-stranger.jpg
43KB, 324x500px
Movie adaption
>>
File: 13452923.jpg (29KB, 225x235px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
13452923.jpg
29KB, 225x235px
>>
File: shogun.jpg (39KB, 304x500px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
shogun.jpg
39KB, 304x500px
It would be very interesting to see a Japanese entity make an adaptation of Shogun.

I think it might have some of the vibes that Sword of the Stranger gave off in Blackthorn's view on Japanese feudal society.

The question is who would animate it? I think Urobuchi would be the only one with the balls to make it true to source.
>>
>>110438148

How would they do all the languages.
>>
>>110437998
Nah Tuon is best girl or Setalle Anan.
I just despise the Aes Sedai attitude
>>
>>110435943
also incest
>>
>>110438202
At least they get better as a whole.

By the way, Tuon always felt pretty aies sedaiish to me, exactly in attitude. It made everything so much funnier and full of irony. I appreciate my irony.
>>
Not to bring /v/ in here but seriously, get CD Project Red to throw some money towards it.

>Yenn is Tsun as fuck
>Ciri is fucking kawaii as fuck

Geralt just killing shit, its be great. This or sword of Destiny.
>>
Nobody has mentioned any Pratchet yet.

I think this novel was practically written to become an anime.
>>
>>110438732
Entire novel about cute military girls disguised as boys
I swear the entire military in that book is female. Except for that one officer.
>>
>>110435943
My understanding is that the translation is even relatively popular in Japan: popular for moden English sci-fi stuff anyway.

>>110433032
Personally I think Wolfe's Wizard-Knight would do much better as a series, or even PEACE as a film.
>>
>>110435821
Graphic novel would be a medium, not a genre.
>>
>>110439226
>translation is even relatively popular in Japan
What? Oh man. If they did an anime I hope to go THAT wouldn't be the design they used.
>>
>>110438417
>shouting the names of signs + fabulastic lsd background powerups
>Geralt being dense about every second woman he meets wanting his D
>Nilfgaardian emperor is final big bad in a mech
>>
>>110435423
I liked quite a lot The Dying of Light and Wild Cards.
>>
File: bible-1024x818.jpg (108KB, 1024x818px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
bible-1024x818.jpg
108KB, 1024x818px
Deepest lore.
>>
The Forever War
Dune
Mistborn(I have the first book but haven't read it yet but it sounds like it would make decent anime material)
Dark Tower
Gormenghast
Vineland by Pynchon(it's the only one of his works i've read but I think it could make a decent transition to anime)
I Am A Cat
His Dark Materials
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel(by Brain's Base)
Catch 22(directed by Leiji)
Paradise Lost(as a 110 episode short anime with a run time of 2 minutes each with it being read out by Wakamoto)
Dracula(I know we already have Jojo which is considered the Japanese equivalent but it would be fun to see)
Franz Kafka's other work besides A Country Doctor( I would love to see In the Penal Colony, The Castle, The Trial and A Hunger Artist done in a similar style to how A Country Doctor was animated)
The Odyssey
I Am Legend
H.P Lovecraft's short stories(Whispers in the Dark and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward please)
>>
>>110439660

I should mention that this recently caught my eye while browsing Bakabt. Pretty surprised to see Mishima in there but I think The Sailor Who Fell From Grace would make a great anime film.

http://bakabt.me/150765-seishun-anime-zenshu-animated-classics-of-japanese-literature-medgirl.html
>>
>>110435423
>No Joan Slonczewski.
That's a little sad.
>>
>>110439637
Relevant
http://archive.foolz.us/a/thread/101031132
>>
>no His Dark Materials

Come on, it's got everything you fuckers love: a loli MC and overt atheism. But honestly I think all the crazy shit that happens in those books would probably be best adapted through animation, daemon transformations especially.
>>
>>110438301
Her PoVs in Knife of dreams were perfect.
How she disregarded Ta'veren and such as childish superstition while immediatly listening to her omens
>>
>>110437700
>>
>>110439775
>Heathens getting BTFO
Glorious, shame I missed that thread, I remember there being this one good Bible cartoon and can't remember the name.
>>
>>110439807

Will Parry is too gar for the animu crowd to handle.
>>
>>110435341
>mai waifu Asrial
Good taste
>>
Despair best girl.
>>
>>110435698
I've heard he's autistic.
After reading some excerpts of his work ... he's not. He's just a fucking hipster with 0 writing skill.
>>
>>110440224
>despair
>not delight
Damn, son. What a shit taste.
>>
File: smallfavor_800x600.jpg (102KB, 800x600px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
smallfavor_800x600.jpg
102KB, 800x600px
>>110433032
Got you OP
>>
>>110434282
>Wanting an anime of a book series with 2/10 books released
Have you learned nothing of manga adaptations?
>>
>>110440246

Delight was loli shit until she became Delirium.

Despair is basically Tomoko with transcendental powers.
>>
Updated for the modern age.

Not much need to change.
>>
>>110440285
I've always felt that the Dresden Files should be an animated series. It seems like it would fit the universe well.
>>
>>110440285
It would be like Rental Magica.

Except you know, not shit.
>>
>>110440306
Delight and delirium aren't that different between them. Plus
>despair:uh muh brother Destruction. where are you. uh, so Dream and Delirium saw him, uhmm, wish I went too

>delirium: hey, motherfucking Dream, let's look for Destruction!
>dream: why?
>delirium: why not?
>dream: but I got this duties and...
>delirium: oh, shut up and let's go *grabs Dream's hand and adventure ensues

Despair is literally shit.
>>
>>
>>110440285
I would settle for a non-shitty comic adaptation.
>>
>>110440484

Replace the protagonist with a 25+ something NEET and you got the next Welcome to the NHK.
>>
>>110434757
Hyperion would make a pretty trippy anime. I'd dig it.
>>
>>110440379
Could work, if it adapted three books per cour, or about 4 episodes per book. The series seems to have a climax every three books or so anyway.
>>
I need this.
>>
It's cheesy enough to work as an anime and I'm sure the fujoshi will love all the bara-service.
>>
File: mistborn.jpg (107KB, 461x700px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
mistborn.jpg
107KB, 461x700px
>>
>>110440762
Oops
>>
>>
>>110440771
Goes to shit after the first book.
>>
>>110441048
For me it went to shit after kelsier died, still read the second one though... Barely
>>
File: cain vs succubus.jpg (209KB, 807x565px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
cain vs succubus.jpg
209KB, 807x565px
>>110440803
Nah man, Ciaphas Cain is the clear choice for a 40k anime.
>>
>>110436797
Late, but this.
Holy shit this
>>
File: stoner.jpg (31KB, 620x465px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
stoner.jpg
31KB, 620x465px
Suicide fuel.
>>
>ctrl+f
>0 results for "Discworld"

Why.

Captain Vimes is best character.
>>
>>110438732
>>110443229
Are you blind?
Also, a Patlabor-esque City Watch anime would be pretty enjoyable.
>>
>>110443251
That actually would be the best path to take it along.
>>
File: 10-10.jpg (59KB, 500x669px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
10-10.jpg
59KB, 500x669px
I'd watch this.
>>
File: misosoup.jpg (44KB, 355x500px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
misosoup.jpg
44KB, 355x500px
>>
File: GmTg2Hi.jpg (12KB, 235x350px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
GmTg2Hi.jpg
12KB, 235x350px
>>
Asimov's Foundation
>>
File: The-Great-Gatsby.jpg (2MB, 1400x2136px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
The-Great-Gatsby.jpg
2MB, 1400x2136px
Throw it to PA Works
>>
>>110439637
That could actually be pretty cool
>>
File: delinquents.jpg (901KB, 1566x1200px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
delinquents.jpg
901KB, 1566x1200px
I want an adaptation of The Outsiders with these types of jap delinquents
>>
>>110435301
MaoYuu?
>>
>>110438188
>Let's speak Japanese from now on
>>
File: 2713-1[1].jpg (27KB, 420x646px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
2713-1[1].jpg
27KB, 420x646px
I want a localized pic related
>>
The black company series
>>
What is the "Evangelion" of literature?
>>
File: 1403756180981.gif (1MB, 500x500px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1403756180981.gif
1MB, 500x500px
>>110438051
>>
File: 3A.jpg (614KB, 1175x1586px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
3A.jpg
614KB, 1175x1586px
Does this count?
>>
>>110443906
It would be an inferior GitS.
>>
File: NixMonday_4461.jpg (33KB, 328x475px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
NixMonday_4461.jpg
33KB, 328x475px
Garth Nix.
>>
>>110444834
The bible.
>>
File: Gatsby___1A.jpg (324KB, 1116x1600px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Gatsby___1A.jpg
324KB, 1116x1600px
>>
>>110445065
A bunch of rich fucks kill each other and fuck off.
What a timeless story.
>>
>>110445065
>>110444081
Are you 14?
>>
>>110434957
For reference book 1 was a 35 issure comic book series. They never did the books as far as I know.
>>
>>110445103
>>110445115
a book about the failures of the american dream

since the east is so fascinated over the west's american dream an anime about it seems like a great way to teach them its downsides.
>>
Why is the Great Gatsby so overrated?
It's not like it's bad either I just don't get the appeal of the stoy.
>>
>>110445009
Specifically, EoE=revelations
>>
Fahrenheit 451

>>110445178
Yeah I've never understood it either
>>
Guy Gavriel Kay - Sarantine 1 - Sailing to Sarantium
>>
>>110437042
Wait when did that happen. I must have missed it but I don't recall her being confirmed that early.
>>
>>110445178
>>110445204
i went into the novel in depth when i was in school, it hit home in a lot of places.

i didn't like both movies they made about it; it came off as some romance which is really retarded as that's not the point of the story at all.
>>
>>110433652
>Rand on the Mountain

Would make the whole series worth it.

>Why are we born again?
>>
the tokyo zodiac murders

Umineko anime sucked, I want a proper fair play anime god damn it
>>
>>110445204
Damn you for liking something I like.
>>
>>110445115
Do 14 year olds even read nowadays?
>>
>>110445525
They have to for school but I think most just sparknote it or something

>>110445486
S-Sorry anon. I love you
>>
>>110440460
Despair gave a good speech during the wake.
>>
Aeneid. We've got a heroic, but struggling MC, nice adventure plot, yandere Dido and a lot of fighting. Might even be some kind of battle shonen style.
>>
File: the-way-of-shadows.jpg (32KB, 303x500px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
the-way-of-shadows.jpg
32KB, 303x500px
>>110440771
>>
>>110433652
Gawyn dies like a little bitch.

That shit was glorious.
>>
>>110445065
Don't listen to the Haters, I dig it.
>nick's "I'm sick of this shit" attitude would be great
>jordan is best girl
>daisy did nothing wrong
>>
>>
>>110445828
Why was Gawyn such a faggot and why was his brother so much better?
>>
File: poster_1984_lrg.jpg (47KB, 416x680px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
poster_1984_lrg.jpg
47KB, 416x680px
>>
>>110445932
>Why was Gawyn such a faggot

Jealousy and stupidity is not a good combination.
>>
>>110441660
>all this fantasy
It's one of my least favorite genres. I can hardly watch fantasy anime.

>>110445161
I actually heard that Death of a Salesman is absurdly popular in China. Not for the American Dream stuff, though.
>>
>>110445876
Just watch the recent movie adaptation. It was decent.
>>
>>110446205
You know what, I might actually do that.
>>
>>110446205
>>110446257
i wouldn't

i disliked the movies a lot. Read the book if you wanna understand it better.
>>
>>110433652
Egwene was worst girl. Any tiny bit of power or authority and she would get a swelled head even if someone came and humbled her (was funny when Perrin just shows her up and blows her off in dream world).

Matt was a fun character though.
>>
>>110445932
That's because Gawyn was a spoiled brat and Galad was a man.
>>
File: patrick bateman.jpg (18KB, 400x289px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
patrick bateman.jpg
18KB, 400x289px
>>110446257
>go with friend to see adaptation in theaters
>credits roll
>friend turns to me and says "I wasn't expecting it to be so depressing."
>mfw they've never seen, read, or heard anything about The Great Gatsby, and thought it was going to have a happy ending
I could see it as an anime movie, but not as series. Not even as an OVA. It's a "sit down and watch it in one sitting" thing.

>>110446372
This is a thread about anime adaptations of books. It's assumed that we've all already read whatever we're suggesting.
>>
Chronicles of Prydain.
That tsundere Eilonwy.
>>
>>110446372
>Read the book
How did you get the idea that I haven't?
>>
>>110446430
Either her or Ce'Nedra were my first tsundere.
>>
>>110445932
Because his brother did what he felt was right, rose high through the ranks on his own power, and came to uderstand that the world isn't black and white.

He meanwhile followed egwene like a lost puppy, and his big character development was accepting his girlfriend was more important than him. Then he dies like a bitch trying to sword fight a forsaken. His brother died to the same guy, but at least he managed to land a hit.
>>
Are there even any anime adaptions of western books except Gankutsuo?
>>
>>110446534
>Ce'Nedra

I kept telling myself that she's a spoiled princess and this is how spoiled princesses act, not that it lessened my urge to stab her through the pages.
>>
>This thread
Take it to /lit/, this isn't anime no matter how you put it.

Tangentially related off-topic threads are the worst.

>>110446568
Yes, everything from Takarajima to Heidi.
>>
>>110446568
Deltora quest has a anime and cirque du freak has a manga.
>>
>>110446568
Tales of Earthsea.
>>
>>110446568
Agatha Christie's books.
>>
>>110446564
Pretty sure Galad survived.
>>
>>110446568
Well, Heroman was co-produced by Stan Lee. It's not based off of a book, but it's really damn close.
>>
*cough* Eragon *cough*
>>
>>110446568

Several Ghibli films are.
>>
File: 51N1SFDdsXL.jpg (51KB, 312x475px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
51N1SFDdsXL.jpg
51KB, 312x475px
Read this ages ago and just now realized how much it is similar to some chuuni LN.
>>
File: holland-unamused.png (302KB, 550x480px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
holland-unamused.png
302KB, 550x480px
>>110446789
>namefagging
>*actions*
>suggesting a shitty book that's basically a rip-off of Star Wars
>>
>>110433652
I decided to reread the whole thing now that it's finally finished, almost done with TDB.
Ingtar's last scene was so much better than I remembered ;_;
>>
>>110446789
Eragon is the SOA of western fantasy.
>>
>>110433032
>SoL about the experiences of a young scientist narrated by an old man
Might b cool
>>
One of the classic John Le Carre books, preferably one of the really bleak ones like The Looking Glass War, with the directorial style of Jin-Roh.
>>
>>110446869

>Star Wars

Oh, you mean that film that's basically a rip off of The Hidden Fortress?
>>
File: Berelain.jpg (154KB, 680x850px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Berelain.jpg
154KB, 680x850px
>>110446564
Galas didn't die though. He just lost an arm and got to bang the hottest bitch on the planet.
>>
File: 360-1.jpg (40KB, 420x677px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
360-1.jpg
40KB, 420x677px
>>
File: belgariad1.jpg (92KB, 576x823px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
belgariad1.jpg
92KB, 576x823px
>>110446534
>Ce'Nedra
My nigger.
>>
The "Greatwinter" series by Sean Mcmullen has:

- Human powered trains (for train otaku).
- Small aiplanes that dogfight.
- Beautiful superhuman birdwomen.
- A sex-changing hero.

Could it be more appropriate?
>>
File: thom.jpg (66KB, 294x400px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
thom.jpg
66KB, 294x400px
Who would be his VA?
>>
Silmarillion.
>>
>>110446774
Did he? The last I remember is him getting his arm chopped off and "everything going black" while the forsaken is standing over him, and then I don't remember him being mentioned again after that.

Also, feels like Codex of Alera would fit an anime well.
>Elemental powers that everyone has.
>"I have no powers" MC.
>Roman culture.
>Cute warrior girl tsundere reverse trap (in the beginning at least).
>Warrior wolf people.

The first book was meh but it really picked up from there.
>
>>
1984
>inb4 kill la kill
>>
>>110444830
This.
>It is immortality of a sort...

>>110447190
Outsuka Houchuu
>>
>>110447212
He wakes up in hospital, saved by Berelain's advisor.
>>
The "Complete Dying Earth" stories centering on Cugel would make a fine TV series. More specifically, it would be nearly perfect source material for an '80s style fantasy/SF series. (Think "Dream Hunter Rem" as a model.)

The independent stories would make fine OAV episodes. ("I am Chun the Unavoidable")
>>
File: 092910.jpg (229KB, 1120x1600px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
092910.jpg
229KB, 1120x1600px
I'd finally understand what the hell happened
>>
>>110447304
No you wouldn't.
>>
File: the burning plain.jpg (34KB, 948x1414px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
the burning plain.jpg
34KB, 948x1414px
I can see this, a 1:30 hour movie. A clusterfuck.
>>
>>110445750
That text on the cover is so dumb since wetboys specifically avoid the word 'target'
>>
>>110447222
I'm honestly disappointed
>>
>>110446152
Abarat is great though, have you ever tried reading it? If you don't like that, The Thief of Always would also make a good one-off movie or OVA.

>>110446568
A lot, there are even manga adaptations for western book series that don't have anime, like The Forgotten Beasts of Eld and Cirque Du Freak.
>>
File: renegade.jpg (78KB, 1024x670px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
renegade.jpg
78KB, 1024x670px
Ramoth best girl
>>
Caballo de Troya, the spic Jojo
>>
It would be interesting to see if the series could become an anime, although there's apparently going to be a movie based on the first two books coming out next year.
>>
>>110447291
Really? Damn, don't know how I missed that.
>>
>>110446789
It'd probably be one of the worst animes of all time.

>kid finds a dragon egg by accident, haha just kidding he was actually chosen to be the one to save world
>he travels with the stereotypical old wizard mentor who turns out to be his father
>magic battles are entirely mental meaning nothing would happen besides two people staring at each other
>bland plot with the same over used fantasy cliches
>villain is stereotypically evil with an evil backstory until the last book where there's this hamfisted reason as to why he murdered all his peers which doesn't really make sense
>book constantly brings things up and leave them unresolved
>deus ex machina ending because the author wrote himself into a corner by making the antagonist that powerful

There were no redeeming factors to that series. Where they weren't downright awful they peaked out at mediocre.
>>
>>110447426
Them trees, made me think of dragon dildos.
>>
File: 1402099234410.png (711KB, 1012x1088px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1402099234410.png
711KB, 1012x1088px
>>110438051
Thanks for reminding me
>>
This series would make a great anime.
>>
>>110433032
Musashi
By Eiji Yoshikawa
>>
This would work great as a comedy anime. Every chapter is basically its own episode, or a segment of an episode. You could even use the excuse that the school is 30 stories upwards because the builders wanted to save space in a crowded urban area like Tokyo.
>multiple episode 19s when the kids get stuck on the 19th story
>an entire episode that's backwards
>people-flavored ice cream; nobody knows what their own flavor tastes like
>The three Erics could be the three Takeshis, or some equally generic Japanese name
>some poor kid always gets sent home before club activities, like Todd always being sent home on the kindergarten bus
Fuck that cartoon: an anime could totally work.
>>
>>110447542
>animes
>>
>>110447450
Am I the only one who feels like the authors writing quality went to shit about halfway through the series? Alice was the worst character, even before the last book
>>
>>110447542
I don't want to subject myself to another 600+ pages of that shit.
How did the last book end?
>>
>>110447450
I'm rather scared to see how they butcher it.
>>
I would straight up kill for an adaption of these.
>>
>>110447044
>hottest slut on the planet
FTFY
>>
>>110433652
>Dumai's Wells
>>
>>110447542
Not to mention those fucking holier-than-thou elves. I mean, elves usually think they're hot shit, and so do the authors (that's why I refuse to read anything with elves in it) but they were especially grating in Eragon.
>>
>>110447687
If I remember correctly, Eragon somehow made the bad guy (I forgot his name lol) feel all the pain he caused and he regretted everything or something like that. It's been some time since I''ve read it, though, and my memory is shit, so yeah.
>>
>>110447686
I got about halfway through the series and it just lost some of it's charm for me I guess. No real reason that I can remember though. Or maybe I heard how the series ended and thought it was stupid. I can't remember now.
>>
>>110447749
That and the Cleansing. And anything with Mat.
>>
>>110447687
He saves the day with dragon magic pulled from his own ass and then sails away into the sunset. I'm not joking.
>>
>>110447780

That sounds like something out of Naruto.
>>
>>110447687
Turns out there is a hidden huge cash of dragon gems and eggs hidden and eragon loads up on stones in a pocket dimension/bag of holding for a power up. After the king is defeated the one rebellion leader becomes queen, eragon becomes a messenger for the various kingdoms for a bit, last of the three eggs hatches for elf chick of course, and eragon goes exploring and decides to start up a dragon rider school out in the wild away from all the kingdoms influences or something. Thats honestly all I remember. Just who the fuck Angela is was never explained.
>>
>>110447826
>anything with Mat.
Mat is seriously fucking amazing. I feared I'd hate him because of that shit with the dagger.
>>
>>110447855
He made him feel all the pain he had inflicted on people and then the bad guy blew himself up. Seriously.
>>
>>110447838
>>110447780
This surprises me much more than it should.
>>
>>110447855
>my pain is greater than your evil emperor
>Oh wow it really is I'm sorry for what I've done
>>
>>110447910

Why does it surprise you? It was written by a kid.
>>
File: dunces.jpg (2MB, 1602x2424px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
dunces.jpg
2MB, 1602x2424px
Just think about it.
>>
Fantasy book covers make me want to kill myself.
>>
>>110447879
It was his sisters self-insert.
>>
File: crying man.webm (2MB, 1920x816px)
crying man.webm
2MB, 1920x816px
>>110447911
>>
>>110447758
In the Monster Hunter series by Larry Correia the elves are trailer park trash. As in they live in a trailer park and all act like white trash. Still have the same snooty attitude if I remember right though.
>>
>>110447687
Earlier in the book Eragon finds the Vault of Souls which is just a room full of the Heart of Hearts of old dragons and Dragon eggs. They decide to lend their power to Eragon to kill Galbatorix.

Murtagh betrays Galbatorix and helps Eragon fight him with Thorn and Saphira after they have this little 1v1. Galbatorix wrecks their shit and utterly dominates Ergaon to the point where he's about to find Eragon' s true name but all of a sudden Eragon manages to make this bullshit spell fueled by the power of the dragons mentioned above that allows him to make Galbatorix feel the pain and emotion of every one who's died under his rule.

This apparently ends up killing him or some shit.can't remember it was all retarded.

Also Galbatorix and the leader of the rebels have this sudden fear of magicians in the world and tried to come up with some dumb way to rule over them.
>>
File: Rivers_of_London.jpg (151KB, 350x568px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Rivers_of_London.jpg
151KB, 350x568px
>>110447413
>Abarat
Read the summary, might give it a shot. I'm exaggerating a bit when I say I hate all fantasy: stories that take place in relatively contemporary times of usually good for me. It's high fantasy that usually makes me want to burn books.

This is one of the few fantasy series I enjoy. But there's already a lot of paranormal detective anime, so I don't think it'd really stand out amongst them.
>>
>>110447855
It does, doesn't it? I liked everything but the ending which I found completely retarded when I read the books, and I was around 15.

>>110447879
Oh right, I forgot about all of this. All those ancient dragon powers. 3stronk5u.
>>
>>110447976
>Galbatorix
I haven't read that shit but please tell me this is not an actual name.
>>
>>110448010
It is. Don't forget that the guy started writing the series when he was like 15.
>>
>>110447933
That's what I mean, I should have expected a stupid ending like that, but I didn't for some reason.

Also, wasn't the dude in his 20's by the time the last book was written? You'd think he would have learned something about writing in that time.
>>
>>110448010
His master of chemical weapons, drugs and medicine is named Miraculix :^)
>>
>>110447885
Me too but the moment he's cleansed from it he goes from annoying to one of my favorite characters ever.
In fact he's awesome even during the cleansing, telling bitch ass Aes Sedai to fuck off.
>>
>>110447885
Same here. Mat was definately the best character, if for nothing else than his ability to take the shit out of all the others who started walking around with big heads. Especially the women.

Perrin turned out pretty interesting too. Especially after he got over the wolf drama.
>>
>>110448043

His mother was his editor.
>>
>>110448095
Wasn't he also homeschooled in middle of bumfuck nowhere midwest US?
>>
>>110448010
I got bad news for you son.

The more pathetic thing I found was that people in that universe don't have last names. Their surnames are decided by their gender and the corresponding parent.

Like no fucking joke Eragon' s full name is Eragon Bromson. As in fucking Eragon son of Brom.
>>
>>110448146

To be fair, that's how it basically works in real life.
>>
>>110448146
Hey man, that's how shit works in Iceland. You dissing Iceland?
>>
>>110448146
That's how it worked in most societies until the last 1000 years or so
>>
>>110448146
It actually was like that for a long time. Also, I wouldn't mind it at all even if it was Paolini's invention.
>>
>>110448146

>Like no fucking joke Eragon' s full name is Eragon Bromson. As in fucking Eragon son of Brom.

But that was once a thing
https://www.uta.edu/english/tim/courses/4301f98/oct12.html

>English Surnames - Anglo-Saxons distinguished between two people with the same name by adding either the place they came from or the job they did to their first name. Modern surnames such as Baxter, Baker, Weaver, Fisher, Fowler, Hunter, and Farmer are Anglo-Saxon in origin. The Vikings had a different way of distinguishing between people of the same name. They added the name of the person's father or mother to the child's name. As an example, Harald, the son of Erik would be known as Harald Erik's son, or as we would say it today, Harald Erikson. Often Viking families alternated the name of the eldest so that Arn Gunnarsson might be the father and son of Gunnar Arnsson, and the grandfather and grandson of Arn Gunnarson.
>>
>>110448146
They actually used to do that way back. Only nobles had family names.
>>
>>110448095
Yep

Lately pretty much any super young writer gets into the industry because of their parents, not because they have any actual writing merit
>>
>>110448198
>iceland
>good at names
Iceland isn't even a land of ice. There's like grass and mountains everywhere. So stupid.
>>
>>110435020
There's incest in no ?
>>
>>110448198
Don't they have a list of approved names, and if you name your kid something not on the list you can get fined or some shit?

>>110448146
As others have noted, this is how it used to work, but does that mean if Eragon was a woman, he'd be Eragon Bromdaughter?
>>
>>110448267
That's viking propaganda. Just like Greenland, they wanted to get people to sail over there, even though it's shit.
>>
>>110448146

>Anderson
>Jackson
>Johnson
>Stephenson
>Lawson
>Fredrickson
>Patterson
>Morrison
>Tyson
>Emerson
>Nicholson
>Watson
>Robertson

You get the idea anon.
>>
>>110447749
>Asha'man, kill

Fucking amazing. That and Rand at Maradon would be fantastic.
>>
File: oh shit.gif (1MB, 240x252px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
oh shit.gif
1MB, 240x252px
>>110448267
Fuck, you have a point.
>>
>>110448319

>but does that mean if Eragon was a woman, he'd be Eragon Bromdaughter?

Not it's son for son-of
>>
>>110448370
Greenland is full of ice though.
>>
>>110448423
It wasn't even full of ice when vikings got there.
>>
>>110448319
dottir, dotter, datterr
>>
>>110446019
Onii-chan is watching you.
>>
>Brom was his dad the whole time

That was such a stupid cop out for actuall character development rather than having him accept and get over having a drunken wife beating evil rider as a dad. I swear CP can't do character or romantic development to save his life.
>>
>>110448637
you just made me kek out loud for several seconds. Nobody on here has done that in weeks. Be proud of yourself and live a happy life.
>>
Lord of Light and Nine Princes in Amber, both by Roger Zelazny.

Those would make for marvelous viewing experiences.
>>
>>110448282
But of course.
>>
>>110445254
She said Moraine send her at the beginning and at the end Moraine said she didn't.
So one of them had to be Black Ajah
>>
>>110446019

How would newspeak work in Nip
>>
>>110445295
The last few chapters of Rand in Knife of dreams made me tear up.
>>
>>110445932
Because he does what is right, always.
Also he doesn't bitch about killing evil women who are slaughtering his army
>>
>>110446378
Or from the ISAM summary
"I'm an Aiel Sedai that's when you're arrogant enough for two cultures"
>>
>>110435645
Oh God, this horrid novel. Teenage wish fulfillment at its finest. Seriously, Kvothe makes Kirito look like a commoner. He can master subjects in months that would take people decades to learn. Skilled in music, acting, medicine, chemistry, alchemy, anything remotely connected to magic. Fuck Kvothe.
>>
>>110438148
>reading a westerner's book about Japan filled with inaccuracies

why
>>
>>110448694
I've only read the Amber and Jack so far, whats Lord of Light about? How does it compare?
>>
Would you join Shen an Calhar and follow young Mat whenever he calls, to dance with Jak o' the Shadows?
>>
File: Counterclockworld.jpg (43KB, 250x397px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Counterclockworld.jpg
43KB, 250x397px
I actually never got to finishing the book but a world going in reverse intrigues me greatly.
>>
reminder
>>
>>110447733
>Probable descendant of Arthur Hawkin
Worth it for the best paladin.
>>
File: botnsmanga.jpg (74KB, 500x500px)
botnsmanga.jpg
74KB, 500x500px
This is the current cover for the Book of the New Sun in Japan.
>>
>>110448912
I like him but I think I'm going to immensely enjoy the moment he breaks. I can only hope that it has something to do with his galaxy sized pride.
>>
>>110449101
and this another version
>>
File: 1402023538846.jpg (90KB, 804x500px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1402023538846.jpg
90KB, 804x500px
The Malazan Book of the Fallen, for the sole reason that I want to see the Malazan sappers in action, the most badass, yet hilarious fighting force in existence.
>>
>>110448917

William Adams/Anjin still has a monument in Tokyo and he is the only officially recognised westerner made Samurai to this day. Why not?
>>
>>110449063
Good first book, great premise, was somewhat disappointed with the execution of the last one. Would watch an adaptation, though, especially if Bartimaeus had a good VA.
>>
Adventure fantasy stories for young adults have always been my guilty pleasure. I love animes that are basically the same thing.
>>
>>110449186
S1/2/3 with an OVA for the prequel.
>>
>>110448819
Poor rand, the universe just kept piling death onto him.
>The dragon is fated to die at the last battle
>Mortal wound that can't ever be healed and is slowly killing him over the whole series.
>His taint takes the form of hearing his past life as a voice in his head, and will eventually be fatal and he is far too tainted to be cured even after they find out how.
>>
>>110449161

HAHAHAHA

Japan would love the shit out of Anomander Rake and Apsalar/Sorry.
>>
File: 1402693756129.jpg (130KB, 484x461px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1402693756129.jpg
130KB, 484x461px
>>110449101
>>
>>110449115
It does seem like the novels are building up for a break down. Kvothe being infallible makes the fact that he loses everything so satisfying

I mean it's pretty obvious that Denna will die, probably by the Chandrian because of her song, and Kvothe mentally breaks in his quest to get her back.
>>
First Law Trilogy would blow any grimdark contenders out of the water.
>>
>>110447686
No. Is it finally finished?
>>
>>110439637
Only Genesis and Revelations are fascinating to watch. They set up battle between the Light of the World against the Prince of Darkness, only for us having to read entire chapters of a Mary Sue carpenter who comes back at the very end to win the War of Heaven and judge the living and the dead, like some kind of god. Who died and decided he was King?
>>
>>110449184
I'm talking about the book itself and the author, it's filled with inaccuracies.
>>
>>110449063
>>110449217
Fuck yeah, I'd watch that. That goddamn ending, though. Poor Nathaniel.I could never really get into Kitty's character, though, for some reason. Maybe it's because she showed up when I was so frustrated with Nathaniel's character becoming a selfish dick, and whenever we seemed to be advancing the plot on his side and finally getting somewhere, we'd just jump back to Kitty again.
>>
>>110449217
I wonder how well the humor would translate, if at all.
>>
>>110449217
I'd watch it.
>>
>>110449233
Well he got so insane that he looped back into sane again
>>
>>110449042
Would we get to drink the spirits, hug the maids, and get mass production foxheads? That last one is important.
>>
>>110449337

I seem to recall Japanese people liking the miniseries.
>>
>>110449372
Yeah, there'd be a serious issue in trying to throw the footnotes in. TL note: Imps are a fantastic midday snack.
>>
Anyone mentioned this yet?
>>
The Japanese WoT covers are fucking fabulous.
>>
File: url.jpg (210KB, 938x1500px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
url.jpg
210KB, 938x1500px
>Training arc
>Power creep
>Tsundere princess love interest
>Dangerous forbidden techniques
Hell it already sounds like a generic shounen.
>>
>>110448867
>Also he doesn't bitch about killing evil women who are slaughtering his army
Fucking Rand and "muh womyn".
>>
>>110449403
Mat takes care of his people.
>>
>>110449372
>>110449414
Some footnotes could be done as internal asides. Others would be a lot harder, because they tend to go on complete tangents.
>>
>>110449042
Of course.
He know so many good songs.
Trust is the colour of death is even better than Jack o' the Shadow
>>
>>110449357
>>110449186
I thought the ending was a fantastic wrapup. It was a proper doomsday scenario that seemed fitting to test the skills that every character had built up until that point, and it closed the series out proper. It ended. I enjoy books with an ending, I suppose, but that felt like a solid, proper ending.
>>
>>110449115
I fucking hate The Adem. Every time some character from that faction is introduced I feel like I'm being ranted to. Their society is pretty much a Mary Sue Utopia: lacking crime, corruption and poverty. Everybody is rich, their stupidest, weakest members are still superhuman to everyone else's and they honestly believe women are superior to men.
>>
File: SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE.jpg (53KB, 1280x720px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE.jpg
53KB, 1280x720px
>>110449372
>>110449414
It seems to be ok with Sabagebu this season.
>>
>>110449488
I mean even SEMIRHAGE get on his self-punishment list
>>
>>110449556
Oh shit. Thanks for reminding me about that. After C3-bu I need more gritty MC airsoft girl.
>>
>>110449538
Oh, don't get me wrong, I thought the ending was pretty great. I just didn't want Nathaniel to die.
>>
>>110448694
A crew of spacefarers settles on a planet and the officers end up impersonating through PSI and technology the Indian pantheon, immortally ruling over their less privileged kin through generations. One of them, Mahasamatman, or Sam in short, tries to bring their rule down, over the course of various lifetimes and persona.

The book is ~250 pages long but manages to convey a grand tale that feels like an epic (the Homer kind). The chapters are not ordered chronologically and read like a mixture of regular storytelling and allegories. It's a great read and I was blown away by it when I first read it. It's a classic and deservedly so.
>>
>>110439500
That's if they make a parody of it, assuming the worst.
>>
>>110449603
Hey atleast everyone thing bartimaeus is dead too so he should go maybe 100 - 200 years without being summoned
>>
>>110440379

Animation is really the only effective way to do Dresden Files. Any live-action show would collapse under crippling budget requirements.

A DF series with a similar animation style to Baccano (i.e. realistic, no chibi, etc) would be pretty fucking rad.
>>
>>110449603
>using spoilers for actual spoilers
Good man.

And yeah, I felt that way too, but I thought it did its job nicely. And then we got the prequel which was fantastic and I enjoyed ancient daemon antics.
>>
>>110449303
I hope she dies early on in the third book so I won't have to sit through the hamfisted romance shit any longer.

>>110449551
>That man-mother rant
What the fuck was the point of that.
>>
>>110449357
I felt the same way. I could see that she was being set up as the counterpoint to Nathaniel as he got to be more of an unsympathetic little twat, but her character wasn't all that engaging and the deaths of the Resistance members came off as a bit of a ham-fisted way to direct the reader's sympathy.

>>110449517
The Bartimaeus ones that went off on rants about tangentially related things were the best, although they were almost all good. The combination of snarky observational humor and world-weary perspective worked really well.

>>110449538
Now I think about it some more I actually had more issues with the second book than the third. I know a lot of stuff was setup for the conclusion, but Duvall was an incredibly anticlimactic antagonist.
>>
File: 1372198739467.jpg (45KB, 272x458px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1372198739467.jpg
45KB, 272x458px
>Have dozens of books I need/want to read
>Too fucking lazy and apathetic to actually read anything
why
>>
File: Lord of Light.jpg (25KB, 315x475px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Lord of Light.jpg
25KB, 315x475px
>>110448932
Whoops, >>110449605 was meant to link to your post.
>>
Interesting note: Rand finds the tinkers song and doesn't share it with them.

In the age of legends the ancestors of the way of the leaf would help grow plants by singing to them. After his revelation on the mountain rand gains the apparent ability to grow things without magic, and is typically mentioned to be humming something while doing so. He never shares this with the tinkers.

Rand is a dick.
>>
>ctrl-f Pern
>no results
motherfucking dragonriders of Pern
>>
File: cyanide.jpg (127KB, 504x470px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
cyanide.jpg
127KB, 504x470px
>>110447044
>Perrin could have gotten with her
>instead we got 8 books of MUH FALCON
>>
>>110449711
>Duvall
literally who
I don't think I can remember any of the second book. The first ended with Lovelace's grand schema, right? And yeah, I totally agree with the footnotes, especially the ones that addressed the reader directly. The book's website is written entirely from Bartimaeus' perspective too, I found that fun.
>>
>>110449042

Who wouldn't? Mat was the reason to read that series.
>>
>>110449713
Get a job with a lot of downtime.
Generally people won't complain about you reading, at least you're not on a cellphone or tablet or something.
Security might work, I don't know.

I'm a pool manager, which basically means I don't have to do anything as long as everything is working properly. I can easily get through a long book in a week.
Sorry for blogshit
>>
File: the dark tower.jpg (182KB, 590x519px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
the dark tower.jpg
182KB, 590x519px
>>
>>110449713
>Start reading a book
>It's super fucking interesting
>The next day I still have to force myself to keep on reading

Apathy sure is fun.
>>
>>110449810
>>Duvall
>literally who
Head of the police and domestic security forces. Controlled the Golem, was revealed in the last book to have been manipulated by Makepeace to destabilize the government.
I should check out the website, that sounds neat.
>>
>>110448792
At least as well, I think. Also, it has probably already been translated.
>>
File: 1381385488036.jpg (374KB, 900x1000px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1381385488036.jpg
374KB, 900x1000px
>>110449156
>>110449436
Speaking of those, Shotaro Ishinomori and Ryoichi Ikegami made artwork for Dune
>>
File: TitlePage.gif (9KB, 503x543px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
TitlePage.gif
9KB, 503x543px
Only the best
>>
>>110449743
Jordan said once that you could sing their song to them and they wouldn't recognice it since it's more of a concept for them now.
Or was it Sanderson?
>>
>>110446965
Feynman was a funny man.
>>
>>110449743
Fuck the tinkers, they never did anything useful and expected people to put up with their gypsy bullshit.
>>
>>110449901
Oh yeah that guy. That was the book where we got introduced to Kitty and her band of freedom fighters, right? Man, it's been a while since I read these.
>>
>>110449932

It even has shota rape. Get it together Japan.
>>
FANTASY IS SHIT
SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT
>>
>>110449743
I always believed that the Tinkers were in it for the journey of finding the song. As that's how they live their life with the underlying quest of finding the song. If you give them the song their entire culture changes suddenly.
>>
>>110444830
Only the first three.
>>
File: sxtms1o3_500.jpg (126KB, 500x704px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
sxtms1o3_500.jpg
126KB, 500x704px
>>110449932
Movie version though, and Dune fans seem pretty touchy about that
>>
File: 1372980299237.jpg (129KB, 565x589px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1372980299237.jpg
129KB, 565x589px
>>110449870
>>
>>110449713

If you're able to overcome your apathy to log on to your computer, formulate a thought, and post it on /a/, you're able to overcome your apathy and read a book.
>>
>>110449688
I haven't even read the prequel. I know it's probably great, but the ending of the trilogy still pains me. Now I actually want to reread the whole thing. After that, maybe I'll finally get started on the prequel.

>>110449711
I think you've pinpointed why I felt that way about Kitty. Sometimes her chapters just felt like a chore. If it were ever animated, they might potentially be able to fix that. And I agree, I love all of the footnotes. I just don't know how they'd fit the tangents into an animated adaptation.

>>110449713
The key is to force yourself to get started. Once you start, you won't want to stop, but starting is the hardest part. It is for me, at least.
>>
>>110447686
Nope, I completely agree. Only reason I stuck with it was to see the ending. Is it really that bad?
Also, Grimalkin's my favorite character so far
>>
>>110450001
You take that back motherfucker.
>>
>>110449846

>Security might work, I don't know.

It does. Get a nice quiet office gig at night. I watch so much anime at work, and play so many games that I actually have nothing to do at home, so I spend my days refreshing /a/ over and over again (which I do at work as well because the office computer has internet and surprisingly 4chan isn't blocked.).

I should really do something productive with all this free time I have.
>>
File: 1381386849154.jpg (59KB, 309x453px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1381386849154.jpg
59KB, 309x453px
>>110450029
>>
>>110450001

Took long enough for /lit/ to arrive.
>>
>>110450001
>>
>>110446568
The Last Unicorn
>>
>>110450001
Your mother is a fantasy.
>>
>>110450001
And here is /lit/'s thought police
>>
>>110450051
> Once you start, you won't want to stop, but starting is the hardest part. It is for me, at least.

This, I tend to marathon or at least finish door stoppers in 2 or 3 sessions. Only for months to go by before I can get myself to start another unless it's a sequel.
>>
File: 1381386689741.jpg (125KB, 500x703px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1381386689741.jpg
125KB, 500x703px
>>110450093
>>
File: 1369974232094.gif (58KB, 310x310px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1369974232094.gif
58KB, 310x310px
>>110450051
>>110450040
Even if I force myself I usually end up being so uninterested that I never actually remember reading anything. I have this same problem with just about everything. I spend every day just sleeping and doing nothing because I don't care about doing anything else.
>>
>>110449427
it got a manga adaptation back in september.
>>
>>110450155
At this point I would consider suicide.
Or professional help
>>
>>110449846
>Work nightwatch on a farm
>Basically 9 hours a night, all night, of doing nothing. You have to know how to help a horse give birth and make sure nothing is wrong though

I read so many books and watched so much anime it isn't funny. I think I read the first half of wheel of time in a month at that job.
>>
File: ra1_wallpaper_1280.jpg (711KB, 1280x800px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
ra1_wallpaper_1280.jpg
711KB, 1280x800px
I remember enjoying the first book when I was younger. No idea if it still holds up.
>>
>>110450203
>I think I read the first half of wheel of time in a month at that job.
I read the first eleven books in a week.
I could have learned for my tests but whatever
>>
>>110450203
>>>/mlp/
>>
File: Locke_Lamora.jpg (36KB, 323x500px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
Locke_Lamora.jpg
36KB, 323x500px
Would make an awesome manga.
>>
>>110450160
>manga adaptation
Why haven't we mentioned the greatest piece of Western literature to grace bookstores around the world?
>>
>>110449501
And most important doesn't trust the witches
>>
>>110450155
It's okay anon I found the solution
Drugs
If it's still a problem you just haven't done enough drugs
>>
>>110449713
Audio books, anon. All dat multi-tasking.
Wheel of Time, Mistborn, Black Company and the Discworld series all have godly readings.
And if you like Star Wars they have even better because they go the extra mile and add bgms.
>>
>>110434757

Just finished reading the first book and kept thinking how I would love for SHAFT to anime it.

It would probably be the greatest thing ever
>>
File: wixoss.png (519KB, 790x492px) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
wixoss.png
519KB, 790x492px
Fuck. I remember reading some short novel about a bunch of kids who play a card game and things go wrong. I don't remember what it was called, though. Couldn't of been more than 200 pages, maybe 300, and I think it had wolf in the title? All I know is that it was a card game that they played.

God, this is gonna bother me, but I remembered it instantly when watching WIXOSS.
>>
>>110450325
And if that doesn't help you could still buy a rope