In recent decades, Japanese manga and anime have been widely popularized and become popular in Vietnam and many other countries. The effects of anime and manga interact with each other, so the success of an anime work helps for a manga work to be promoted and vice versa. In Japan, there is an unique phenomenon that many attractive literary works from ancient to modern time are not only adapted into famous movies, but also adapted into anime products. Thus the literary works are illuminated under a new perspective and increas value in terms of reception.
Our article aims to explore some Japanese literary works have been adapted into anime products and become popular in Japan as well as many other countries, including Vietnam, at the beginning of 21st century. They are: The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013) and 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007). The literary work itself, when it was published, has been well received and admired by many Japanese readers and abroad. In this case, the interplay effect between a literary work and an anime product is promoted, increasing the reception value of both versions. We will clarify the reception of these works in Vietnam, and how they affect the Vietnamese people