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Jan 2, 2013 10:51 AM
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Sometime non-Japanese stories gets Adapted to Anime.

Like:

Howl´s Moving Castle (Originally British Novel)

Shin Angyo Onshi (Originally a Manhwa)

Chocolate Underground (Another Originally British Novel)

How many like these really exist? And whats your opnion on these non-Japanese Adapted Anime?
 
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I don't think I've ever watched a non-japanese story in form of an anime.

The only one I know of is Avatar
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Gankutsuou is basically The Count of Monte Christo, which is a French novel.
 
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I don't think there are enough to form a general opinion, but from the ones you mentioned i quite liked Howl´s Moving Castle and Chocolate Underground so i'm guessing they're not bad at all. Wouldn't mind it if there were a few more, if they're of the same quality.
 
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Peten00b said:
I don't think I've ever watched a non-japanese story in form of an anime.

The only one I know of is Avatar


That's not even relevant to the topic.

Hm...could we count Steins;Gate? Yes, it's based off a Japanese VN but being loosely based off the


It's a stretch.
Also, I suppose I could throw in Ergo Proxy? Lots of things that are non-Japanese based are alluded in the series quite often.

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Peten00b said:
I don't think I've ever watched a non-japanese story in form of an anime.

The only one I know of is Avatar
Avatari isn't an anime, and I don't think would count if it was.


There's also Romeo and Juliet with Romeo x Juliet, and Basilisk which is a Japanese version

There is also a Wolverine and Ironman anime.

The journey to the west or Saiyuki which is used in a lot of anime. Is I believe from China.



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Hm...could we count Steins;Gate? Yes, it's based off a Japanese VN but being loosely based off the


It's a stretch.
Also, I suppose I could throw in Ergo Proxy? Lots of things that are non-Japanese based are alluded in the series quite often.
I don't think either of those count. Definitely not Ergo Proxy seeing as it's an original anime not basing it off of any story, it just has philosophical themes throughout.

For Steins Gate, it matters if that's what is was based off of, which I don't know if it was.
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I don't think either of those count. Definitely not Ergo Proxy seeing as it's an original anime not basing it off of any story, it just has philosophical themes throughout.

For Steins Gate, it matters if that's what is was based off of, which I don't know if it was.


True true. I could agree with the Ergo Proxy part. Hm, for Steins;Gate, it was a stretch to mention.


Forgot I came across this awhile back, The Story of Cinderella.

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Every single World Masterpiece Theater anime is adapted from classic stories and literature.

Akage no Anne - iirc first three novels of Anne of the Green Gables
Les Miserables: Shoujo Cossette - Les Miserables
My Daddy Long Legs
Little Women
Dog of Flanders, etc...

I will say that these overlooked gems are some of the best anime has to offer.

There's also Takarajima (Treasure Island) by directed by Dezaki, of Rose of Versailles fame.
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Peten00b said:
I don't think I've ever watched a non-japanese story in form of an anime.

The only one I know of is Avatar

that's not an anime
 
Jan 2, 2013 11:27 AM

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Every single World Masterpiece Theater anime is adapted from classic stories and literature.

Akage no Anne - iirc first three novels of Anne of the Green Gables
Les Miserables: Shoujo Cossette - Les Miserables
My Daddy Long Legs
Little Women
Dog of Flanders, etc...

I will say that these overlooked gems are some of the best anime has to offer.

There's also Takarajima (Treasure Island) by directed by Dezaki, of Rose of Versailles fame.


Just when I was wondering about the absence of WMT titles in this thread ^^.
With that I woudl guess you have about half of all the non-japanese adaptions covered.
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You could argue that the Fate series qualifies.

Halo Legends and The Animatrix also come immediately to mind.

It's incredibly interesting to see how Japanese artists depict our (Western) culture.
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Witchblade (American comic book).
 
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Peten00b said:

The only one I know of is Avatar


 
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I dunno the marvel anime shows that were meh
 
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Supernatural:The Animation
or maybe I'm wrong,anybody?
 
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Captain Future: Based on a novel written by Edmond Hamilton.
The Three Musketeers: Based on a novel written by Alexandre Dumas.
Uchuu no Senshi (aka Starship Troopers): Based on a novel written by Robert A. Heinlein
Jungle Book Shōnen Mowgli: Based on a novel written by Rudyard Kipling.
Deltora Quest: Based on a novel written by Emily Rodda.
The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle: Based on a novel written by Hugh John Lofting.
Maya the Bee: Based on a novel written by Waldemar Bonsels .
Lensman: Based on a novel written by Edward Elmer Smith.
The double Lottie: Based on a novel written by Erich Kästner.
Ulysses 31: Based on Greek myth Odysseus


toybox said:
Every single World Masterpiece Theater anime is adapted from classic stories and literature.


Yes, that too.
 
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Agatha Christie no Meitantei Poirot to Marple
 
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Sherlock Holmes was in Soul Eater briefly...? :P
 
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Les miserables: shoujo cosette
Romeo x Juliet.
Those are two I briefly can name.

 
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Ahiru no Quack

didn't even know it was an anime xD
 
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Ahiru no Quack

didn't even know it was an anime xD

This is an anime? An anime that takes place in my country?
I thought I would never see the day..

 
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Legend of the Condor Hero is from China
 
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Arrietty
 
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Gankutsuou is loosely (and I stress that word as a lot of the story is different) based on the French novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Good watch though. :)
 
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Edefrem said:
Peten00b said:

The only one I know of is Avatar




Well... the thing with that is that Avatar is made by and American studio so I'm not sure if it counts even if it is an anime style... just my thoughts, though. I still like Avatar.
 
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neontaster said:
Gankutsuou is basically The Count of Monte Christo, which is a French novel.

This and the Fate-series adapts alot of Western myths/history.
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Dragon Ball? It's based in a Chinese Story.
 
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Agatha Christie no Meitantei Poirot to Marple
Avatar
Iron Man
 
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LuckyFriday13 said:
Edefrem said:
Peten00b said:

The only one I know of is Avatar




Well... the thing with that is that Avatar is made by and American studio so I'm not sure if it counts even if it is an anime style... just my thoughts, though. I still like Avatar.
Anime = animation made in Japan. If it's made in America then it's not Anime, and there is no Anime style.
 
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The ones I know of are
- Witchblade
- Supernatural The Animation
- Romeo x Juliet
- X-Men, Wolverine, Iron Man and the other Marvel franchises that got made into anime.
 
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Peten00b said:
I don't think I've ever watched a non-japanese story in form of an anime.

The only one I know of is Avatar


In b4 hordes of anal posters offended by your calling this (very damn good) show anime.
 
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Peten00b said:
I don't think I've ever watched a non-japanese story in form of an anime.

The only one I know of is Avatar


In b4 hordes of anal posters offended by your calling this (very damn good) show anime.


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Powerpuffgirls
Lilo and stich
Halo anime series
Maple story the anime
Ironman
 
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Karigurashi no Arrietty is based off the borrowers I'm pretty sure.
 
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Karigurashi no Arrietty is based off the borrowers I'm pretty sure.

It is. And it translates directly to The Borrower Arrietty (借りぐらしのアリエッティ).
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Romeo x juliet
Dragon Ball franchise
Fate franchise
Twilight franchise
 
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Asukafag said:
Peten00b said:

In b4 hordes of anal posters offended by your calling this (very damn good) show anime.


In after bootymad Avatarfan insisting baby's first shounen is somehow important enough to be included as anime despite it being nothing like anime.
 
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kickthebucket said:
Ahiru no Quack

didn't even know it was an anime xD

This is an anime? An anime that takes place in my country?
I thought I would never see the day..


you're dutch? :D
well if you are you surely seen it ;) (ive seen it when i was a litlle kid also had the books from the show hehe)

and immagine the suprise when i found this and some other shows where actualy anime xD
 
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Non-JP story?

Ironman
Wolverine
Powerpuff Girls Z
Supernatural
.... Heroman?
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This
It's a sad story ik.
 
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....What does have to do with the topic at hand? ^

And only 41 retweets? Throwing out my BS card.

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k11chi said:
This
It's a sad story ik.


and all anime fans hate him/her/it :D anime rocks... his "music" sucks nothing more to say haha
 
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k11chi said:
This
It's a sad story ik.

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....What does have to do with the topic at hand? ^

And only 41 retweets? Throwing out my BS card.
yh it most likely is also when did gangnam style surpass Justin Bieber, lol.
anyway for topic, i'm not sure about this, but "Monsuno" I feel like gouging my eyeballs out when it's on TV
 
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Little Women and it's later sequel Little Men.
Robin Hood
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Wizard of Oz
Heidi (Girl of the Alps)
Star of the Seine (based on the time of French Revolution in 1789)
Rose of Versailles
Treasure Island

Few of those gems were mentioned here before.
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Captain Future: Based on a novel written by Edmond Hamilton.
The Three Musketeers: Based on a novel written by Alexandre Dumas.
Uchuu no Senshi (aka Starship Troopers): Based on a novel written by Robert A. Heinlein
Jungle Book Shōnen Mowgli: Based on a novel written by Rudyard Kipling.
Deltora Quest: Based on a novel written by Emily Rodda.
The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle: Based on a novel written by Hugh John Lofting.
Maya the Bee: Based on a novel written by Waldemar Bonsels .
Lensman: Based on a novel written by Edward Elmer Smith.
The double Lottie: Based on a novel written by Erich Kästner.
Ulysses 31: Based on Greek myth Odysseus


toybox said:
Every single World Masterpiece Theater anime is adapted from classic stories and literature.


Yes, that too.

Looks like someone's beating me to the punch :P

Thankfully, you left out a few:
Nadia: the Secret of Blue Water (Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Hakugei: the Legend of Moby Dick (obviously based on Herman Melville's novel)
Gen Senki - Tales from Earthsea (Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea novels)
Sherlock Hound (Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories)
Miyuki-Chan in Wonderland (Lewis Carrol's AThrough the Looking Glass (And What Alice Found There) & Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)
Watashi to Watashi: Futari no Lotte (Erich Kästner's Das doppelte Lottchen)
Zorro (Johnston McCulley's character)
Himitsu no Hanazono (Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden)
Oyayubi Hime (from Hans Christian Anderson's Thumbelina)
Robin Hood no Daibouken (the English folk hero)
Takarajima (Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island
Lupin III (Maurice Leblanc's Arsène Lupin character)
Highlander: the Search for Vengeance (that popular film and TV series)
Cleopatra (yes, even hentai can find inspiration from the west)
Sindbad no Bouken (the classic folk hero)
Sekai Meisaku Douwa: Aladdin to Mahou no Lamp (another Arabian Nights character)
Ali Baba to 40-hiki no Touzoku (Arabian Nights strike again)
Sekai Meisaku Douwa: Hakuchou no Mizuumi (Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet)
Sekai Meisaku Douwa: Hakuchou no Ouji (Danish Fairy tale)
Anime Yasei no Sakebi (Jack London's Call of the Wild)
The Monster of Frankenstein (based on Mary Shelley's book)
Yami no Teio: Kyuuketsuki Dracula (Marvel Comics Tomb of Dracula
Kojika Monogatari (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings The Yearling)
Moomin (Tove Jansson's Swedish comic characters)

I'm naturally excluding a massive army of titles where they more or less make references to characters and works rather than actually adapting them to some degree (ie: Milky Holmes).

For those who accept Chinese as far enough away, any Romance of the Three Kingdoms or Journey to the West adaptation also works, as does Houshin Engi.
 
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ErwinJA said:
Moomin (Tove Jansson's FINNISH comic characters)


Fixed that terrible mistake of yours. Tove Jansson was a Finnish author.
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Unless TVTropes lied to me, Revolutionary Girl Utena was originally based on a German novel (whose name I don't remember).
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