Did you know that distant and mysterious Japan is not confined to one’s own culture? It turns out that there’s love and actively read the important European and world classics. And all that is dear to the Japanese, doomed sooner or later to take the form of anime, animated cartoon for teenagers and adults and has a very distinctive style of drawing.
Here is the TOP 10 anime adaptations. Some of these cartoons are quite traditional, while others present a familiar story in a completely indescribable angles. Even if you don’t like anime, trust me – it’s worth seeing!
Les Misérables: Cosette (2007)
The basis of this anime went to the famous novel of Victor Hugo “Les Miserables”.
France beginning of XIX century. Fantine tries to provide for his little daughter Cosette, but the woman with the child seems to have no place in this cruel world. Fantine have to leave Cosette in the care of the innkeeper Turnage and go to work. The landlord is greedy and cruel, and the little girl Cosette live a difficult life…
Dante’s Inferno (2010)
This anime can be called an adaptation of “the divine Comedy” by Dante only conditionally – in fact, the film is based on the popular computer game Dante’s Inferno, which, in turn, uses film scenes of Dante’s hell. The Central character of a story have to go through the nine circles of hell to reach his beloved.
The Diary Of Anne Frank (1995)
If you watch this cartoon in Russian dubbing, it is difficult to suspect Japanese roots – he painted in the European tradition, and all the characters – Europeans. At the heart of this heart-wrenching stories of real “the Diary of Anne Frank” girl, a Jewess, who tried in vain to hide from the Nazis during the Second world war.
Romeo and Juliet (2007)
Anime series based on the play by Shakespeare “Romeo and Juliet”. Verona are presented here in the form of a fantastic floating city ruled by the evil Lord Montague, and destroyed almost all the enemies of the Capulet clan. Survived only a young girl, named Juliet. And the Lord Montague a son named Romeo…
The great detective Holmes (1985)
This arrangement of the classic stories about Sherlock Holmes? All the main characters in this animated work – dogs. Wait to snort, “ugh, what nonsense!” one of the Directors of the anime series was made by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, the man who directed “Totoro”.
Howl’s moving castle (2004)
British storyteller Diana Wynne Jones has written many children’s stories, but “moving castle” of them – the most original and amazing. And if anyone could withstand the charm of this tale on the screen, then only the Director-magician Hayao Miyazaki. Which he did in 2004. The Director admitted that with the creation of the castle were inspired by Russian fairy tales about the hut on chicken legs.
Little women (1987)
The anime is based on the novel “Little women” by American writer Louisa may Alcott, tells the story of four young sisters coming into independent adult life during the harsh civil war.
A dog of Flanders (1997)
Sledovatelya film adaptation of the book “nello and Patraş” writer Wide. Story of friendship between a talented but poor boy nello and his dog Patrashov, who have to endure the hardships of life in the Belgian Flanders the nineteenth century. Interestingly, in Russia the film was released under the title “heart of a Dog”.
Twelve months (1980)
A unique case – the Japanese-Soviet anime, created as part of the series “Famous tales of the world”. The basis of this creation tale “Twelve months” Samuil Marshak. Anime made by Japanese filmmakers, and the soundtrack written by composer Vladimir Krivtsov and performed by the Symphony orchestra of Leningrad state Philharmonic society.
Ronia – the robber’s daughter (2014)
Beautiful Japanese cartoon about Rani, the daughter of the chieftain of the robbers Mattis, based on the eponymous tale by Astrid Lindgren. On the creation of the movie worked Studio Ghibli – the same one that gave us “Princess Mononoke” and “spirited away”.