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A manga/game you wished was an anime?

#1 Post by ash.earl » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:59 pm

I have been wondering for a while, but there seems to be many manga and visual novels that we just wish so badly that there was an anime adaptation. Whether there is one or not depends on multiple factors, such as the plot, characters, and especially the popularity of it (how many fans). Therefore, I have been wondering whether or not you have read a manga or a visual novel and thought to yourself, "This should really have an anime."

I have certainly ran into those types of visual novels. Both professionally made by companies such as Broccoli (who are the producers of the famous game Kamigami no Asobi) and Otomate (who have made and published many Drama CD series and games targeted mostly towards females).

At first, I really wanted Servamp to be an anime (I fell in love with the characters and the humor after the first chapter, and things get quite funny as the characters are gradually introduced), and hence, my wish came true. An anime will be released featuring Takuma Terashima as Mahiru Shirota and Kaji Yuki as Kuro (it would be one of the very few times where Kaji will have to go in a lower range of voice).

I'm really looking forward to the anime; the manga has really drawn me in. Although, it is a little bit slow when it comes to relationships, but it still all comes together very nicely in my broad opinion. Anyways, just a brief list of manga and games that I wished had an anime adaptation:

- Dangeki Daisy (romance, slice of life, humor)
- SEVENTH HEAVEN (romance, tragedy, supernatural)
- Fantasia: Requiem of the Abyss (romance, fantasy, adventure)
- Heart of Thorns (romance, mystery, vampire)
- Star-Crossed Myth (romance, fantasy)
- Scandal in the Spotlight (romance, slice of life, idol/music)
- Backstage Pass! (romance, idol/music)

That's just a pretty short list of what I came up with on the top of my head. What about you? Which manga and/or game do you think is/will be so good that it should definitely receive an actual anime adaptation?

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#2 Post by gekiganwing » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:04 am

Franken Fran isn't for anyone. It's full of body horror, and it seems to have a cynical view of humanity. That said, as of this writing, the story has only been adapted to an audio drama. I wonder it it would work in another form...

Vinland Saga is still being written. I hope that this historical fiction drama will be adapted to another form someday, but it would probably be best to wait until the author finishes it.

If I recall correctly, only one of Inio Asano's stories has been adapted into any other form. (That would be Solanin, which had a live action movie remake.) They don't often feature commercial elements such as frequent action, sci-fi / fantasy worlds, or upbeat romance. I'm not sure which of his works would be easy to adapt.

Liar Game was adapted to a Japanese live action drama, and later adapted to K-drama. Now that the author has finished it, would the story work in an animated form? I think it could, but I'm not sure.

So many things can go wrong with an adaptation. I'm sure you can think of plenty of series that seemed awesome in one medium, but had problems in another medium.

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#3 Post by sendo » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:26 am

Dungeon Meshi(Delicious in Dungeon) and Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari(The Rising of the Shield Hero).

I love these two. Just fun stuff all around.

I'd also love to see a proper anime adaptation of the Sora no Kiseki (Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky). I think it's one of the finest jRPGs in terms of story and characters. The OVA adaptation was disappointing. I don't think there's a big chance for any adaptation though, but a man can dream ;)
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#4 Post by Yomuchan » Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:10 pm

Yokohama Kaidaishi Kikou.

Sure, there's 4 short OVA episodes, but I'd love to marathon a full anime replicated perfectly from the entire manga volumes, complete with the short skits in between.

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#5 Post by Lightworker » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:56 am

Saya no Uta lolz

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#6 Post by Schwartzlicht » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:45 pm

I'd like to see an anime of Cartagra or even better, Kara No Shoujo (still have to play the second KnS).

Both are great stories, have an excellent setting and great characters and (bias here) I love a fair whodunnit.

I'd like to see an anime of Arcana Heart too, because all female ensemble and more fanservice potential than Maken-Ki. Also the character designs are awesome.

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#7 Post by arcdawn » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:50 am

Muv Luv! (Not total eclipse but the original series)

Although it's such a twisty and long plot it might be hard to adapt it and make it shine to its full potential. It would still be amazing though.

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#8 Post by Evy » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:04 am

A part of me wants to say an adaptation of any of the Wild ARMs games would be awesome, but... given how strange Twilight Venom was, I can't even wish for that with confidence.

Or - oh my god - Xenogears.

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#9 Post by mard » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:51 pm

Schwartzlicht wrote:I'd like to see an anime of Cartagra or even better, Kara No Shoujo (still have to play the second KnS).

Both are great stories, have an excellent setting and great characters and (bias here) I love a fair whodunnit.

I'd like to see an anime of Arcana Heart too, because all female ensemble and more fanservice potential than Maken-Ki. Also the character designs are awesome.
Don't know about Cartagra, but Kara no Shoujo got a partial adaptation, though it's a hentai rather than a mainstream anime. It's two OVA's. You can find the OVA's online if you look around.
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#10 Post by Marmoon » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:04 am

Off the top of my head:

Seven Seeds. It's a manga about survival in a dystopian future, where some disaster has hit Earth and you were one of the few survivors. The characters' personalities were very distinct and plot was very well thought out. There's a lot on (the dark side of) human nature and interaction with the environment. It is, however, one of the slower starts - you may need to be patient until it grips you tight, never letting you go. Also, the art is not great, probably around levels of Attack on Titan.

Final Fantasy 8: There's something very captivating about FF8 (that might have to do with me being young when I first played it). I would love to hear voices added to the silent game, breathing life into the characters. Plot-wise I'm not so sure, but the romance in the game is just... magic.

Resident Evil: I'm a die hard fan of Ada x Leon in Resident Evil. They just felt so right, but never happened (not in the game anyway). Zombies, guns, fighting. I'm not saying no to an anime like that!

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#11 Post by thebackup » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:11 am

This reminds me when I was talking about my projects to family once. Something like I release it and if it becomes super popular, there's a chance big production studios might contact me and offer a contract for an anime adaption.

That would be like a dream come true if my projects ever get an anime adaption. I mean, seeing your own characters animated, alive, watching them speak and interact with another. And having well-known voice actors/actresses voice your characters? But, that won't ever happen =/

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#12 Post by olmanac8 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:30 pm

What about the witcher in anime? :D


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#13 Post by barefootchuck39 » Wed May 10, 2017 12:51 pm

First my replay to other comments above:

Lightworker - ha! Good one. But I swear i heard somewhere that said Urobuchi basically continued his Saya no Uta story in the form of Madoka (which is a great anime)

Olmanac8 - im a huge fan of witcher series both the books and games. Umm it's be awesome but there are so much material!!!

This leads to my point: there are some stories that are more suited as books/game but not an anime (or even films or TV series, yes theres a witcher TV series but havent watched) like Witcher.

That being said, I would love if the VN/game gets anime.
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