I would love for it to happen. Some of my favorite books
Sword & Citadel's cover reminds me of Zodd.
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.
ITT: Everyone picks their favorite books
I actually kind of agree with, OP though.
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
>“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.”
It has something for anyone on /a/
>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...?"
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.
I have a shit load of these /lit/ charts, but I'll just share the most important one.
And this because Polly
>MC is an absolute Gary Stu
Japan would love it.
>moiraine best girl
Certainly better than the winner
>calling the best genre shit
Wait wasn't I on /a/ a few seconds ago?
That would be... i don't even know how to describe that feeling
Here, more proof of his writing talent
A genius in the making
50 shades of grey
it will be full with great
>There will never be an Abarat film duology covering the first two books animated by MADHOUSE and directed by Satoshi Kon
>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
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.
>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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
My understanding is that the translation is even relatively popular in Japan: popular for moden English sci-fi stuff anyway.
Personally I think Wolfe's Wizard-Knight would do much better as a series, or even PEACE as a film.
>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.
>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
The Forever War
Mistborn(I have the first book but haven't read it yet but it sounds like it would make decent anime material)
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)
I Am Legend
H.P Lovecraft's short stories(Whispers in the Dark and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward please)
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.
>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.
Updated for the modern age.
Not much need to change.
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!
>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.
Nah man, Ciaphas Cain is the clear choice for a 40k anime.
I want an adaptation of The Outsiders with these types of jap delinquents
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.
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.
>all this fantasy
It's one of my least favorite genres. I can hardly watch fantasy anime.
I actually heard that Death of a Salesman is absurdly popular in China. Not for the American Dream stuff, though.
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.
>go with friend to see adaptation in theaters
>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.
This is a thread about anime adaptations of books. It's assumed that we've all already read whatever we're suggesting.
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.
Read this ages ago and just now realized how much it is similar to some chuuni LN.
>suggesting a shitty book that's basically a rip-off of Star Wars
>SoL about the experiences of a young scientist narrated by an old man
Might b cool
Galas didn't die though. He just lost an arm and got to bang the hottest bitch on the planet.
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?
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.
>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.
>It is immortality of a sort...
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")
I can see this, a 1:30 hour movie. A clusterfuck.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I would straight up kill for an adaption of these.
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.
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.
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.
That and the Cleansing. And anything with Mat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oh right, I forgot about all of this. All those ancient dragon powers. 3stronk5u.
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.
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.
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.
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.
>Like no fucking joke Eragon' s full name is Eragon Bromson. As in fucking Eragon son of Brom.
But that was once a thing
>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.
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?
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?
>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.
Lord of Light and Nine Princes in Amber, both by Roger Zelazny.
Those would make for marvelous viewing experiences.
But of course.
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.
Would you join Shen an Calhar and follow young Mat whenever he calls, to dance with Jak o' the Shadows?
I actually never got to finishing the book but a world going in reverse intrigues me greatly.
and this another version
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.
William Adams/Anjin still has a monument in Tokyo and he is the only officially recognised westerner made Samurai to this day. Why not?
Adventure fantasy stories for young adults have always been my guilty pleasure. I love animes that are basically the same thing.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Japanese WoT covers are fucking fabulous.
>Tsundere princess love interest
>Dangerous forbidden techniques
Hell it already sounds like a generic shounen.
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.
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.
It seems to be ok with Sabagebu this season.
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.
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.
>using spoilers for actual spoilers
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.
I hope she dies early on in the third book so I won't have to sit through the hamfisted romance shit any longer.
>That man-mother rant
What the fuck was the point of that.
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.
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.
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.
>Have dozens of books I need/want to read
>Too fucking lazy and apathetic to actually read anything
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.
motherfucking dragonriders of Pern
>Perrin could have gotten with her
>instead we got 8 books of MUH FALCON
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.
a jobwith 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
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.
Speaking of those, Shotaro Ishinomori and Ryoichi Ikegami made artwork for Dune
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.
Movie version though, and Dune fans seem pretty touchy about that
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.
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.
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.
>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.
> 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.
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.
>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.
I remember enjoying the first book when I was younger. No idea if it still holds up.
Why haven't we mentioned the greatest piece of Western literature to grace bookstores around the world?
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.
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.