Over the weekend it was announced that Banana Fish—a crime manga from the 1980s that was one of the few to feature prominent gay characters (albeit in some problematic ways)—will be getting an anime adaptation in 2018. Let’s open the doors a little wider.
- What classic manga would you like to see adapted, whether for the first time or as a full series rather than an OVA?
- Do you think older works should be updated even if parts of it have aged poorly?
- What barriers should a crew consider (older art style, genre conventions that are no longer popular, etc.) when making an adaptation?