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Aug 3, 2016 11:50 PM
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So this thread doesn't get locked as a listing thread. Please give broad detailed and/or ideas why.

Such as ... production, director, artist, voice actors, direction, (directing, producing, writing-style), music, etc.
Also what potential do you think it would have, how popular. How do you think it would do in the market, sales, fanbase. Toys, posters? Think outside the box.

I'll give my list when I'm not busy.
 
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Aug 4, 2016 11:36 PM
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NG Life is a manga that, to me is a true masterpiece, which I'd love for it to get an anime adaption.

The balance of drama, comedy, mystery and romance is amazing.
More into detail. What I love about this story is, first, its concept of past lives. The protagonist being the only one having full memory of his past life (with regrets) and meeting/living with his reincarnated friends. Including his wife, who is now male. And his best male friend who is now female.

One thing I really love about this manga is something that I fucking love of the psychological genre. ... When the author deeply brings you into the protagonist's mind, in a way that you can strongly and truly feel for the character.

... I'd love to see those dramatic moments animated... and the romance with mixed feelings of (ship the former wife who is now male, or ship the male friend who is now female, or another female...) for the character AND the reader. Because, at least to me, unlike most genderbender romance that can be cringy. This truly didn't bother me at all with how well it's done.
The character development is so strong and beautiful as well. Man ...

Personally I think it would be very successful and popular in its own right if directed correctly. With the right music and voice actors as well as pacing. Maybe not for a general fan base just because of his wife being reincarnated as a male. But like I said. Its so well done I don't think many people would care. I believe it would become a great romance to the beat romance list if not a very good one for most fans. To me it's amazing but.

(So that's one manga to start off. From my list at least)
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Aug 4, 2016 11:44 PM
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It is not exactly unpopular but Hoshi no Samidare. If done properly it has the potential of being the best battle shounen anime on MAL (it is seinen but it feels a lot like a shounen). It has everything I want from an action anime. All the characters are great, the romance is very well done and the story has the perfect amount of action and drama.

Personally I liked the manga a lot more than HxH or FMA and I think if it had a decent anime adaptation it would be my favorite action anime.
 
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Aug 4, 2016 11:45 PM
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otmnay to name really when you have read the amount of manga i have is hard to name just a few
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Or anything from Mizukami really


Also give back High Score Girl the anime it deserved to have

My mind drifted from the "unpopular" when writing this so just pretend it didn't
 
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otmnay to name really when you have read the amount of manga i have is hard to name just a few
Holy Fuck! #Respect ! Why hide your age?

I don't care about reaching that amount myself one day maybe, I don't know. But I sure as hell tell myself I will always watch anime and read manga simply because I love it. I'm 21. My prime years of completing over 200 anime were my high school days. After that it's calmeded down a lot. It's very slow now compared to those days. Man if only MALGraph still worked, I'd check your list.
 
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Aho Girl and possibly the random crossover manga to link it to Fairy Tail, Suzuka, Nanatsu no Taizai, and several other unrelated anime. I enjoyed Sweet Magic Syndrome, although I think it works better as a manga anyway.
 
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Sugar Dark! I'd love to see that animated. I don't remember much but its very unique ... it's dark with weird monsters and romance ... Haha I know that's vague as fuck but I'll have to check my notes to refresh my memory. It's very unique and short so it'd be very enjoyable to watch animated.
 
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Aug 7, 2016 1:56 AM
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Sasori AKA Female Prisoner 701 Scorpion. It has been adapted into a series of live action films but I'd love to see what it'd be like animated. The only issue is that it feels rather dated.

The same applies to Lady Snowblood. Has also been adapted into a live action movie (also with Meiko Kaji in the lead role) but it really would be interesting to see what they could do with it in the medium of animation.
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Aug 7, 2016 1:05 PM
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Obligatory Hoshi no Samidare.
I'd also say Vampire Juujikai. I think this one would be loved by the masses. Could make a great 24-25 ep anime.
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Aug 9, 2016 9:02 AM

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Not really that unpopular because of release by Kodansha, I would want Vinland Saga to get an adaptation. I imagine it could have a really great OST with it too.
 
Aug 9, 2016 10:05 AM

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Boku girl.....not that popular or average but i definitely want that animated :3
 
Aug 9, 2016 10:42 AM

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Very underrated - Ito Junji's works, uzumaki in a TV series and his shorter works into movies, no cgi.
It will open up the way for more horror series, like a franken fran adaptation.
 
Aug 9, 2016 11:09 AM

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"Who Killed Cock Robin"

is an unpopular, very, very poorly translated manga that I would love to see get translators on it and such.

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Aug 11, 2016 2:31 AM
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Anyone else has a manga that is unpopular or forgotten that they have many reasons as to why and how it would do as an anime? Or could.
 
Aug 11, 2016 3:28 AM

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Juuhou Kaikin!! Hyde and Closer.

I remember really like this manga.....Iike, its not too short, has a pretty decent story and nice art.

Also ST&RS would make a good anime.....
 
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I'd like to see Solanin animated by Production I.G. Since they're my fave studio and their anime have a high production value usually. Since a lot of anime now are slice of life, it would appeal to existing SOL fans a lot. Probably the only Asano Inio manga that could possibly get an anime adaptation.

 
Aug 11, 2016 5:47 AM
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Psyren

I don't think it would be popular per se but it would be perfect for people who want a battle shounen with an interesting concept and actually has an ending. I could see it work in a one, 26 episode, season.
 
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Lock On! and Beast Master are two of my favorite short romance mangas that are very good and enjoyable to read.

Beast Master a Shoujo with a misunderstood guy who looks scary like a beast with your typical Shoujo story plots of misunderstandings, jealous girls, bullying, moving away. But this one to me is great. It's really the characters. A guy who acts like a dog and a girl who loves him ... (Ok my explanation sucks but) it's cute as fuck and I'd love to see how it could be directed and with what cast to bring out the right cute atmosphere and dramatic moments.

... Lock On! Has a sorta tomboyish girl who is strong and does karate and a male transfer student who has a unique power with his eyes that he can use as a detective. The cases he solves and her interest for him, falling in love with him and then having mutual feelings with its dramatic moments it's great.

I don't think there are enough great male characters like him because he is a brutally kind honest guy. And a tomboy strong tsundere in her case is great. I'd love to see that animated.

... "Why can't I get a Girlfriend?" is either a manga that is underrated or just not popular yet (in MAL or in Japan) but I thought it was great. A protagonist who is very relatable in being shy and insecure, in this story, in trying to get a girlfriend again and again and again only to keep failing and in the actual end. Fail again but vow to himself that he will never give up and continue in university.

Besides wanting a sequel. The comedy and drama is strong in this manga ... But, the way it's focused in the point of view of the main character, and truly feeling for the character in his happiness or sadness, that's the best.

So personally. I would love to see this manga get an anime adaptation.

... Haruka Na Machi e (1998) is possibly a rare gem. To me any story that has a character going back to the past if done right can be amazing. And this, is a great manga. An old man reliving his life being more thankful of his past, fulfilling his regret and understanding his father. Beautiful.
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I'd love the see Battle Angel Alita properly animated. There is an Alita anime, but it's only 2 episodes long ;_;
 
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1)Haruka na machi e. Would be a beautiful short anime.
2) Unfortunately Feng Shen Ji is a manhua, so it will never get animated. Would be the best anime ever with a high budget.
3) Shin Angyo Onshi, it only has a shitty movie
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I'd love the see Battle Angel Alita properly animated. There is an Alita anime, but it's only 2 episodes long ;_;


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Franken Fran, although I don't see how they could tone down the icky stuff without butchering it. It would be cool to see how they can animate her crazy operations, especially the cocoon and multi-face patients. It'll be probably be like a cross between Black Jack and Junji Ito's works.
 
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Q.E.D and C.M.B by Motohiro Kato. Seriously, meitantei conan is less creative than these titles.
Rocket man is awesome too. The spy's tricks and its action is wonderful.
 
Aug 22, 2016 11:04 PM

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Doubt

Great Sawlike manga with a better plot than Saw ever had. I think it would make a great OVA.
 
Aug 23, 2016 12:54 AM

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Not unpopular, but I want Bitter Virgin animated.
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I have never read Berserk, nor do I plan to in the future, but I can already see this to be the case. It is just ridiculous that Bersek has been publishing for so long and as you have mentioned I doubt the creators really have a passion for this series anymore. It would be hilarious if they just left it incomplete and left a message saying "Fuck You" in Japanese. And by incomplete I don't mean releasing a final chapter and then never touching the series again, I mean releasing a half-done chapter that finishes on a page where Griffith is about to reveal a secret but there is no next page.
 
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Definitely my two favourite Manga,Ginen Shounen and Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome.
 
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Some titles that I've been wanting to be animated are actually getting releases like Blame! and Saiyuki Reload Blast, which I'm so happy about.

Kyou Kara Ore Wa was animated but I think that it deserves a reboot....it needs more love...
 
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I'd probably lose my shit if Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen ever got an anime adaptation.
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Since the company went bankrupt.. I wish another company would take over and consider animating the 4th season of the world god only knows. still waiting for it ;-;


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Since the company went bankrupt.. I wish another company would take over and consider animating the 4th season of the world god only knows. still waiting for it ;-;
Oh, that's why!? Man ... me too. It's a fucking great series.
 
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Man, I really wished they made an ヒナまつり / Hinamatsuri anime, it's so under-rated and so good. The art and expressions in the manga are amazing. It's slow paced, but it works really well, and it's also very hilarious, while having extremely ''dem feelz'' chapter (mostly involving Anzu T.T) .

Other than that, I don't really know. Most 4コマ I've read xD
 
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It getting anime adaption this October ???
 
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onani master kurosawa..
The only 10/10 I ever gave to a manga
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It's pretty popular I find in it's own way but ya. Definitely agree it deserves an animation. It's greatly unique. Very original.

I don't remember much but ... seeing that kind of story. Of him masturbating in school and loving a few girls here and there with that weird glasses one who's the first to accept him all animated would be amazing. His scary glare. ...Man.
 
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Fukushuu Kyoushitsu.

It's about a girl who takes revenge on everyone on the class who bullied her.
In my opinion the execution of hte story is really cool, and it would probably make for one hell of a dark anime.
 
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Franken Fran, though, it'd probably be /very/ censored. And with being (probably) highly censored I doubt it'd sell well, but it'd be something rather cool to see done well in my opinion.

Liar game is probably my favourite Manga that hasn't been adapted in anyway. I feel like this one could be very well liked, dependant on how well it was made. I for some reason feel if it was made into an anime a lot of it would be skipped/explained poorly. But if it was faithful/done correctly. I could see it being a very big hit.

Similar to Liar Game in not being unpopular at all. Annarasumanara. Which it'd be interesting to see how this would be on the screen. As the art in this was absolutely astounding.

Also in the same vein (yet a fair bit less popular) I'd /love/ to see an adaptation of Gamble Fish.
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friggin cage of eden
 
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I'm not sure if it'd be considered unpopular or forgotten, but I've wanted Dengeki Daisy to be animated since I first ran across the manga almost five years ago. It's a romance that exceeded my expectations by telling more than just a good love story. Still waiting for an anime, unfortunately.
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There's this football manga called Our Field of Dreams which is so far the best football manga that i've ever read to date.. Too bad that it's not that popular to get an anime adaptation.. As for the forgotten ones, i want a complete adaptation of Rave Master since it's stopped midway through the series and we never get to the good part of the series..
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Fukushuu Kyoushitsu.

It's about a girl who takes revenge on everyone on the class who bullied her.
In my opinion the execution of hte story is really cool, and it would probably make for one hell of a dark anime.
I'm actually reading that too. It's still pretty new. It's very intriguing at first but ... I don't know if it's because the climax or breaking points is too slow or because the scanlation is slow making me lose interest every new chapter coming late ... but. Other than that I like the beginning and concept but maybe so far it's less exciting.

If it ends strongly than I feel it would deserve an anime adaption.
 
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i'd really love a proper adaptation of the second half of rurouni kenshin, considering what happened with the show.

i'd love to see an anime for alive: the final evolution, though not really unpopular. it was going to get one, but the company died. and with the mangaka passing away, i'm not too sure... but since it's a pretty short series, the anime wouldn't be too long, plus the action'd probably be great.
 
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i'd really love a proper adaptation of the second half of rurouni kenshin, considering what happened with the show.

i'd love to see an anime for alive: the final evolution, though not really unpopular. it was going to get one, but the company died. and with the mangaka passing away, i'm not too sure... but since it's a pretty short series, the anime wouldn't be too long, plus the action'd probably be great.
I could see that becoming an anime. It's not that great. But it's pretty good. Kind of cliche but still. Good themes, etc. It's intriguing for the most part. Sucks because ... it ended properly. Oh well. ... Sucks how a lot of things if they don't need promotion or whatever, they don't get an anime (just for the fans). I wish more companies would just do anime for the fanbase and not for the popularity or money.
 
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I'd love if Happy Sugar Life was made into an anime. I'm really enjoying it so far.
 
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DEFENCE DEVIL.... ive always wanted to see how that mightve turned out animated
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I don't think it would be popular per se but it would be perfect for people who want a battle shounen with an interesting concept and actually has an ending. I could see it work in a one, 26 episode, season.

ah thats a good old one
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Boku girl.....not that popular or average but i definitely want that animated :3

well i just want the manga to get some more updates instead
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Tomodachi no Hanashi

It's not popular and it's pretty short, but maybe if it ever gets an OVA or something(too short for a series) more people might recognise it.
It'd be a nice, short, sweet little romance/friendship anime but I don't think it'll ever happen :(.
 
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