ITT: novels that would make good anime
Picrelated, next SAO right there
Ready Player 1.
Not sure how well all the 80s references would translate though.
Not a novel or even literature
but I'd watch the Blackwell series adaption
Between Snow Crash, which you posted, and Armor, I honestly think Dune would make a good anime. It's a good medium to portray such a outlandish setting.
But everybody is a cute girl.
Where my Windrunner bros at?
Adapted in ~200 episodes and nobody would have any idea whats going on.
Honestly I would watch it but I doubt the idea is marketable.
>MC is a manwhore, DROPPED
>How did we go from Rider of Red to THIS? What the fuck happened?
>people getting mad over millennia-old spoilers
>filthy secondaries, go read the original Greek
This would be the anime of the century.
I doubt the mathbabble was supposed to make REAL sense, just sounding vaguely believable.
But on the other hand a lot of the other seemingly random events, characters or customs were based on real things so maybe I'm just 2stupid.
It would supply us with shitposting material for the next thirty years.
He actually knows his shit pretty well, so I'm sure the actual math parts check out. Whether it's relevant is more debatable, but I wouldn't rule it out, because a lot of the math shit in GR definitely was (even if I still don't get what Riemann had to do with anything).
This whole series is pretty much a goddamn anime already. I could see it being fun.
I'd prefer a partial adaptation with tighter focus. My biggest gripe with the series was that it felt like Erikson wanted to show off the entire setting he had come up with and shove every cool idea and character concept he had ever had into the story while he was at it. It was still pretty great, but I don't think complete adaptation would appeal to me that much. Adaptation of Deadhouse Gates would be pretty neat, though.
hell yeah op, Neuromancer too, or hell the whole sprawl trilogy would be rad as balls
more "high tech...low life" anime, GitS and Ergo Proxy are nice, but I wanna see cowboys jack in and fuck up mega japanese corps
If you like epic fantasy, yes. It's sort of a mess in terms of the amount of shit that happens, but it's enjoyable. The first book is like a crash course on how NOT to do worldbuilding, though, so beware.
essentially - with 100% less applicable references.
>Is the series good in terms of plot?
I'd say that individual books are mostly pretty good in terms of plot, but the series as a whole lacks coherence, or whatever the right word is. Like >>124944279 says, there's a fuckload of stuff going on, and I think the series would have worked better if the author had focused on some more narrow aspect of these going-ons. It is definitely worth a read as it is, though.
GitS is good, but Ergo Proxy sucks balls. The time to make those awesomely detailed dystopias has come and gone, my friend. Not only has the cultural moment passed, but the people who made those works so great don't even work in the industry anymore!
I was fine with that for most of the book, but when that Jhag (I think it was a Jhag? I can't really remember) got unsealed and the Azath started happening, I really needed someone to explain what the fuck was the deal here.
>Brooding stoic MC every woman falls for. Oh and he's oddly skilled with a magic sword.
>Incest marriage and pregnancy
How is it not an anime. This shit was made for otaku.
>No Brave New World
It would be great. Like an otaku who wakes up and realizes how bad everything is.
A story of real life.
>Not doing that already.
>Not reading all of The Space Odyssey books with everyone as lolis.
This would be a very dark but enjoyable fantasy.
Would make an amazing 1 cour. I just hope its seriousness isn't turned into some magical girl BS.
Anon, I can't think of a single person, living or dead, I would trust to adapt that to any form of television/film. It's all in the sentences. That really doesn't translate well to a visual medium.
It'd be like a shittier version of SAO.
This would work fantastically well actually
>tfw barely read anything other than the required books during school
Are any of the books ITT good for scrubs? And how's Lolita? the premise sounds fucking fantastic.
It'll probably turn out like Welcome to the NHK and Yahari Oregairu combined.
Lolita is all about the prose, at least for me. The fact that Nabokov was ESL is an embarrassment to all but like five English speakers who've ever lived. So you'll like it if pretty sentences are your thing, and you probably won't otherwise.
If you prefer genre fiction or stuff to "literary," English-course-type stuff, Malazan and The Prince of Nothing have both been mentioned and are pretty good.
Just because something is about words, words, words doesn't mean Shinbo is a good choice, guys. The whole obsessive neurosis thing, for one, doesn't strike me as his cup of tea at all. I would not want this.
The Man in the High Castle, because Japan loves retconning WWII.
We still get stuff like Psycho Pass which (regardless of how you feel about the execution) kind of came out of the same vein. I don't think it's fair to say that we will never see this stuff again.
Synopsis of said book:
The story, set in the present day, centers on the plight of a hostage and the ensuing efforts of family and new acquaintances, many of them associated with a fictional MMORPG, to rescue her as her various captors drag her about the globe. Topics covered range from online activities including gold farming and social networking to the criminal methods of the Russian mafia and Islamic terrorists.
It would probably be terrible, but still.
retard moe ARVN lolis when
More or less, though there are a lot less people who go around trying to start shit, so if you just want to make a thread to discuss some series that normally gets shit there they probably won't shitpost your thread as aggressively as something like a SAO thread might get here.
Sweetwater, by Lawrence Yep. Google tells me this is way more obscure than my middle school self ever thought it was. No one wants to read a detailed summary pulled from my ancient memories, so basic points:
>colony on another planet
>MC lives in like the rural village version of Neo Venezia, with canals and gardens and stuff
>the population slowly fleeing to the larger city
>giant sea serpent
>spider-monkey aliens with magic music
>dramatic alien-salmon runs to sustain the village
Instead of a black guy, maybe make the protagonist as a high school kid getting bullied. Or a young salary man. Damn japs.
Jesus Christ, I need to see that.
I'm saying the fact that the vast majority of not only native English speakers but even "canonical" English prose-writers get BTFO by a guy who grew up speaking Russian is a blow to our honor as proud Anglo warrior men.
Excellent answer. When I read that book I couldn't shake the feeling that it was as pulpy as most anime. Obviously there are a few things that would have to get changed around. But I think you could really make it work. The difficulty would be convincing a typical anime audience not to perceive the Idirans as irredeemable bad guys because they look like scary space monsters and the Culture as automatic saviors because they are mostly represented by a cute girl in that story.
While we're on the topic of "books with black protagonists that could easily be switched out with different races."