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5 Best Anime Adapted from Novels

Anime and manga are two things that cannot be separated. The two are intertwined because most good anime are always adapted from manga.

Even so, not all anime is always adapted from manga, you know! The proof is that these five anime are still fun to watch even though they are not adapted from manga.

This time, the author has summarized the five best anime adapted from novels. Curious what anime? Just take a look at the following reviews, come on!

1. Howl's Moving Castle

One of Studio Ghibli's finest works, Howl's Moving Castle is adapted from Diana Wynne Jones' novel of the same name. 

This anime tells about a girl named Shopie Hatter, a hat maker who is very satisfied with her work.

Until one day her life changed after a witch cursed her into a granny. To break the curse, Sophie must team up with a mysterious wizard known as Howl.

2. Welcome to the N.H.K.

Welcome to the N.H.K. adapted from the novel of the same name by Tatsuhiko Takimoto whose story is based on the author's personal experience. 

This anime tells about Tatsuhiro Sato who has been a hikikomori (confinement) for more than three years.

Tatsuhiro believes in a conspiracy theory that says that there is a large organization that is responsible for the existence of hikikomori.

Because of that, Tatsuhiro continued to lock himself up in his apartment. However, everything starts to change after Tatsuhiro meets Misaki Nakahara who tries to take Tatsuhiro out of his apartment.

3. Paprika

First released in 2006, Paprika was adapted from the novel of the same name by Yasutaka Tsuitsui which was released in 1993.

In this anime, there is a technology that allows humans to enter into someone's dreams and that technology is called DC Mini.

This technology was originally used to cure psychological ailments. 

However, a terrorist appears who uses DC Mini to give other people nightmares.

This only makes the victim's psychology worse, not better.

To catch the terrorist, a psychologist enters other people's dreams by disguised as Paprika.

4. The Tatami Galaxy

Taking the theme of time travel, The Tatami Galaxy is adapted from the novel of the same name by Tomihiko Morimi.

This anime focuses on a third year student who accidentally meets a mysterious figure who claims to be the God of Marriage.

During the meeting, the student realized that he was not doing well in his studies.

Suddenly, the student returns to his freshman year at university.

Realizing that this is a second chance given to him, the student tries to live the best college life possible.

5. Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

As the title suggests, this anime is adapted from the famous novel by Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo. 

This anime tells about Edmond Dantes who is accused of treason.

Because of this, Edmond was imprisoned for a crime he never committed.

After successfully escaping from prison, Edmond became a rich man. With the strength and power he has, Edmond plans to take revenge on those who have made him suffer.

So far, there have been many epic anime adapted from manga. 

Even so, not all good anime should always be adapted from manga. The five anime above are proof of that.

So, of the five anime above, which anime have you watched?

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