Posts Tagged ‘live-action’

"Mr. Baseball" -- A Movie of Japanese Culture and Business Practices

“Mr. Baseball” — A Movie of Japanese Culture and Business Practices

“Mr. Baseball” — A Movie of Japanese Culture and Business Practices *SPOILER REVIEW!!!* Back when I lived in Japan, filming began on Mr. Baseball so forgive me if I get a bit nostalgic here because this is Japan as I remember it. That said, every time there’s a controversy over some decision a Japanese anime/manga

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Space Battleship Yamato

Skydance Productions (and others) Apparently Want “Star Blazers”, Not “Space Battleship Yamato”

Skydance Productions (and others) Apparently Want “Star Blazers”, Not “Space Battleship Yamato” I was reading what AICN reported about the attempts by Skydance Productions and possibly even Lucasfilm going after the rights to do a Star Blazers live-action film rather than a Hollywood treatment of Space Battleship Yamato.  Well, you guys know my negative feelings

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Fruits Basket

Live-action Fruits Basket Movie — Another American Rape of a Popular Japanese Manga/Anime?

My work schedule being what it is, I sometimes don’t get around to catching all of the news as it comes out. However, I eventually found out that Fruits Basket has been licensed to receive a Hollywood live-action adaptation into a movie. At that moment, I immediately felt like throwing up at the thought of

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Shogun

Shōgun — Why You Should Watch This 1980 Mini-series

Shōgun — Why You Should Watch This 1980 Mini-series –> Purchase the Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon.com Shogun Mini-series Review (DVD) I was 10-years old when this mini-series was released in the U.S. As such, I would not have been allowed to watch this back then. Naturally, now that I’m into things Japanese, I had

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Bubblegum Crisis

Another Live-Action Anime Title — Bubblegum Crisis

Another Live-Action Anime Title — Bubblegum Crisis The stream of live-action adaptations of anime titles continues, this time the old-school Bubblegum Crisis is on the table (Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 being the reboot, but I don’t think it is being considered). I knew of Bubblegum Crisis when I was in Japan and I’m sure saw

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Live-action "Full Metal Panic?" Say It Ain’t So!

I see on Sci-Fi Wire that Mandalay Pictures now has the rights to create a Full Metal Panic motion picture. Hmmmm. Zac Efron is rumored to be attached to the project. Hmmmm. I’m all down for live-action adaptations but frankly, I don’t trust Hollywood to produce any live-action title based on a popular Japanese work.

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Maison Ikkoku 2007 Special

Maison Ikkoku 2007 Special (Live Action)

めぞん一刻 2007 Live Action Dorama Maison Ikkoku 2007 Special SPOILER Summary/Synopsis: It is 2007 and GODAI Yusaku takes his daughter Haruka to a park. While there, he tells her a story of how he met her mother and how different he was back then. Back in 1983, Yusaku is a rounin trying to get into

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Honey and Clover (Live Action) 11 (finale)

ハチミツとクローバー (Live Action Dorama) Ep. 11 (finale) SPOILER Summary: Morita takes Hagu-chan to a rooftop, where she thanks him for getting her away from the hospital for a time. He tells her his feelings for her before they return to teh hospital, where Hanamoto-sensei and Takemoto had been looking for Hagu-chan. Hanamoto-sensei is not happy

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