Direct influences on my writing and general fantasy preferences:
The Legend Of Zelda (Ocarina Of Time and Skyward Sword)
Avatar: The Legend Of Aang (aka. The Last Airbender)
Magician - Raymond E Feist
The Demonata series - Darren Shan
I wasn't directly influenced by these, but I can't NOT put them here as I read them during my childhood/teen years! No doubt they altered my ideas of the genre of Fantasy.
- Harry Potter - J K Rowling
- Tales Of The Otori - Lian Hearn
- A Song of Ice and Fire - George R R Martin
- The Peter Grant Series - Ben Aaronovitch
- The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
There are films, but no particular one I can think of that had a DIRECT influence.
Immortal Rain - Kaori Ozaki
Demon Diary - Kara (aka. Kim Yoon-gyeong and Jeong Eun-sook)
Psyren - Toshiaki Iwashiro
Other possible influences:
- Fruits Basket - Natsuki Takaya
- King Of Hell - Ra In-soo, illustrated by Kim Jae-hwan
- Vampire Knight - Matsuri Hino
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Nabari No Ou
- Ergo Proxy
- Iron - by Woodkid
- Music by Thomas Newman (any will do)
- Jade Empire Soundtrack- by Jack Wall
- Beyond (Two Souls) Soundtrack - by Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe
- The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword Soundtrack - by Hajime Wakai, Koji Kondo, and Mahito Yokota
- Nabari No Ou Soundtrack - by Michiro Oshima
- Gunslinger Girl Soundtrack - by Toshihiko Sahashi (season 1) and Ootani Kou (season 2)
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Ashana Lian .