What You Need to Know:
- Light novels frequently get anime adaptations - but what about novels? It seems that recently more and more Japanese novels are in the process of being animated, such as upcoming Battery and Fune wo Amu.
- With this in mind, R25 Entertainment held a poll to find out which novels Japanese otaku most want to see get an anime.
- So which literary novels made the top ten? Is there any you would add? Let's get to the results and find out!
Top 10 - Top 6
10. Yoru no Picnic / 52 points
9. Golden Slumber / 56 points
8. Nobou no Shiro / 61 points
7. 64 / 66 points
6. Kaizoku to Yobareta Otoko / 68 points
Top 5 - Top 1
5. Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome
A black haired girl is walking around the streets of Kyoto, from the night scene of Pontocho to a second-hand book fair in Shimogamo, then off to a college fair. The main character that has a romantic feeling for her secretly follows her around and looks for the opportunities to run into her in a manner that seems like a coincidence. Unfortunately for him, she is not interested in love yet so she does not notice his feelings. What waits these two characters are crazy incidents caused by individuals such as a person who introduces himself as a Japanese mythical creature Tengu, the god of second-hand book or the money lender in a three story vehicle.
(Source: Sugoi Japan)
4. The Housekeeper and the Professor
The narrator's housekeeping agency dispatches her to the house of the Professor, a former mathematician who can remember new memories for only 80 minutes. She is more than a little frustrated to find that he loves only mathematics and shows no interest whatsoever in anything or anyone else. One day, upon learning that she has a 10-year-old son waiting home alone until late at night every day, the Professor flies into a rage and tells the narrator to have her son come to his home directly from school from that day on. The next day, her son comes and the Professor nicknames him "Root". From then on, their days begin to be filled with warmth.
3. Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad
This is an autobiographical novel describing the 30-some years of the narrator's life with his mother, whom he loved very much. The narrator, nicknamed Ma-kun, was born in northern Kyushu in 1963, the first child of "Mom" and "Dad." The father cannot hold a job, and leaves home when Ma-kun is four. Mother and son move to a mining town where her family lives. Ma-kun has always been sickly, suffering from dysentery among other illnesses, but grows up strong and healthy in the country town. Though poor, Mom and Ma-kun lead a quiet, settled existence, hardly ever meeting Dad, who has been living with his lover. When the narrator is 15, he lives apart from his mother for the first time in order to attend high school; eventually he enters an art university in Tokyo. His mother remains in Kyushu, working hard so as to be able to send him money, not only for his tuition but also in response to his frequent requests for cash to pay off his debts for gambling and nights on the town. Everything changes for the two of them when Ma-kun turns 30. His mother no longer has a place to live in Kyushu, so he invites her, now in her early sixties, to come to Tokyo and live with him. The narrator's work as an illustrator and columnist begins to go well, and a lot of different types of people visit his house-cum-studio. His mother takes pains to offer meals to these visitors and is very popular with the young people. The novel concludes with a moving depiction of how the narrator and his father look after the mother in her last years until she dies of stomach cancer at age 69.
(Source: Books from Japan)
Her pupils murdered her daughter. Now she will have her revenge.
After calling off her engagement in the wake of a tragic revelation, Yuko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old child, Manami. Now, following an accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation.
But first she has one last lecture to deliver. She tells a story that upends everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a diabolical plot for revenge.
Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you'll never see coming, Confessions probes the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in danger. You'll never look at a classroom the same way again.
1. The After-Dinner Mysteries
Reiko Hosho, the leading character of the book, is a rookie criminal police that just works in the National Government Office of Metropolitan Police Department, but she is actually the daughter of "Baosheng Group" that is well known around the world and owns numerous companies. She always conceals her identity......however, her immediate boss Kazamatsuri Keibu who cooperates with her to investigate cases does not conceal his identity, namely the son of a rich family, and is very stupid. The criminal police partners composed of the son of a rich family and the rich young lady undoubtedly go at wrong directions when investigating murder scenes and lead the cases into a stalemate......when Reiko Hosho comes home from work and talks about the case happened today at dinner table, the steward Kageyama around her always points out the keys to solve cases......
Source: R25 Entertainment