In this article, we are going to talk about 10 novels from Japan that need an anime adaptation.
The Woman in the Dunes is the most popular novel by famed writer Kobo Abe. The story revolves around an amateur entomologist from Tokyo.
There is probably anyone who is into Japanese literature or literature in general and has not heard of Murakami. Most of his works.
Yoko Ogawa’s The Memory Police are set on an unknown nameless island where people and things vanish without any cause.
Lonely Castle in the Mirror is written by Mizuki Tsujimura. It blends diverse genres and it steps over the edges of YA fiction with brilliant skills.
The 1939 novel Musashi is written by popular Japanese historian Eiji Yoshikawa. It explores the wealthy and versatile life of the most renowned Japanese swordsman.
Yasunari Kawabata’s Snow Country is set during the period of a major shift from traditionalism to modernization.
This book by Noriko Ogiwara follows the thrilling adventures of a young maiden named Saya.
Ryu Murakami’s In The Miso Soup follows a Japanese nightlife guide for foreigners, Kenji, and his three-night tour with a troubling tourist Frank.
The book transfers the readers to the strange head of a Japanese man who abandons the rules of contemporary lifestyle.
Soseki Natsume’s Kokoro is a depressing and dark fiction that focuses on themes such as human perception of time, isolation, and loneliness.