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Books that NEED to be animes!

Hello there!

So… I haven’t been reading at all… well barely…

Why you ask?

Because I fell into a void

A void called Anime.

Specifically Attack On Titan

And I’m Obsessed and this is a very bad thing

Because Sylvs + Obsession = *Extreme fangirlism and loss of breath from screaming too much*

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I have watched a few animes so far specifically: Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan, Yuri!!! On Ice, My Hero Academia and I just started watching Ouran High Host Club and Blue Exorcist. And I was thinking to myself: What if YA books were made into animes? And if I had that responsibility, which ones would I choose? And so without further ado here are my top 8

HARRY POTTER SERIES BY JK ROWLING

I think Harry Potter would have a lot of similarities with My Hero Academia. Both are set in academies, Hogwarts focusing on teaching wizards and witches all about magic whereas students go to U.A High School to learn how to be a superhero! I think Harry Potter would be a great anime having also been a movie franchise that gained lots of popularity and became a box office hit. And yes, I know I’m being cliche including Harry Potter in this ๐Ÿ˜‰

THE TWILIGHT SAGA BY STEPHENIE MEYER

Okay yes Twilight is considered cliche and bad but I think getting an Anime adaptation would do the book justice. It’s dark and at times extremely gory and let’s face it I watched a lot of gory anime’s and it has sometimes even left me scarred… especially Attack On Titan the live action movie *remembers her scarring from watching it* but also let’s face it romantic animes mixed with paranormal and action would be epic. Also can you imagine Edward naruto running up the mountain with Bella ๐Ÿ˜‰

THE INFERNAL DEVICES SERIES BY CASSANDRA CLARE

It’s well known that anything Cassandra Clare writes is pure magic! And this series is no exception! In terms of being an anime let’s face it the ending of Clockwork Princess is totally anime worthy! I can imagine it having the same vibes as Death Note/Blue Exorcist maybe? (I haven’t watched either of them though so don’t take my word for it)

LIFELIKE BY JAY KRISTOFF

This one draws comparisons to Attack On Titan for me. It’s set in a dystopian world with humans on the brink of extinction. The reason why this is like AOT for me is to do with Lifelike’s ending which I cannot spoil. Only know it’s a Jay Kristoff cliffhanger and if you know what I’m talking about then you’d probably agree with me.

PERCY JACKSON BY RICK RIORDAN

Okay Greek Gods. Enough said. Honestly anything Rick Riordan would make for a good anime. I mean SUPER POWERS!!!! SON OF POSEIDON!!! I can imagine this being a hit XD!

SIX OF CROWS BY LEIGH BARDUGO

Come on! One of the best gangs ever if not THE BEST in Young Adult! This book is jam packed with action, adventure, heists and magic and I think if done well it would do justice to the book! I’m really glad it’s getting the TV series treatment though! Hopefully an anime in the future ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also I’d love to see Kaz Brekker in animated form!

THE LUNAR CHRONICLES BY MARISSA MEYER

Mechanical princess in disguise!? This funky concept would definitely suit an anime program! it’s been a while since I read this but the whole group and cast of characters would suit a typical anime storyline

USERNAME: EVIE BY JOE SUGG

This graphic novel reminds me of an anime movie I saw ads for called: Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? it’s all about this high school student that gets sucked into a game world with his mum. I immediately thought of this book when I saw the ad thinking: “Whoa that sounds a lot like Username: Evie!!!” I guess that this would be different from that anime because A. Joe Sugg and also because the whole storyline I think is completely different. Yet again, it’s been a while since I read Username: Evie and I haven’t finished the series yet but it’s all about a girl called Evie who’s father made “a virtual utopia” in a game form. It’s meant to be a safe place for Evie until her cousin causes trouble in paradise.

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That’s my list all wrapped up! If you think other books should be made into animes feel free to comment! In the meantime I’m gonna finish Season 3 of Attack On Titan ;P

-Sylvs <3

9 comments

bookwithbane

All amazing choices!

2w ago
sylvs

Haha thanks @Bookwithbane

2w ago
ellipsis

You have such good taste!!! Although I'd recommend reading the Tokyo Ghoul manga instead of watching the anime, as it's supposedly waaaaay better. As a Tokyo Ghoul parody once said, 'Does any of what happens even matter?' 'Probably does in the manga.'
Also, quick tip: The plural of 'anime' is still 'anime' (or 'anime series', depending on how it's used)
What do you think of Ouran High School Host Club?

2d ago
sylvs

YES OURAN HIGH HOST CLUB!!! XD XD XD

2d ago
ellipsis

In reply to sylvs

Who's your favourite male host club member? XD

2d ago
sylvs

In reply to ellipsis

*Coughs* The Blonde guy who's name I keep forgetting XD

2d ago
sylvs

In reply to ellipsis

Best character easily ;)

2d ago
ellipsis

In reply to sylvs

Tamaki? Saame!! He's so precious.

1d ago
sylvs

In reply to ellipsis

Ugh!!! He's glorious!! <3 <3 <3

1d ago