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Romeo x Juliet
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Posted 4/14/07
I've got others on my radar of the new anime, but this one has the hype and I checked it out. Maybe not up to that Gonzo hype BUT worth a look for a spin on the series (more character development ESPECIALLY for Juliet as a heroine). And even if you know the play, worth a look like how there was the Romeo + Juliet movie with Leo DiCaprio and Claire Danes (I so miss her in anything! She was last in the smaller flick Family Stone and will be in The Flock next with Richard Gere but I digress). And as an extra timbit, there's a character named WIlliam, and he's played by the voice actor of Kakashi from Naruto! That alone was worth a chuckle too.
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Meowsa wrote:
Im just annoyed with it being romeo and juliet. It's been done enough already.


Pretty much the only thing in this show that is the same as the play are the names of the characters. I don't remember pegasi, floating islands, or Zorro!Juliet in the original, do you? & I'm fairly certain there's going to be some mecha as well.


trigunkwan wrote:
And as an extra timbit, there's a character named WIlliam, and he's played by the voice actor of Kakashi from Naruto!


Speaking of which, the cast list is awesome.
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lokita wrote:


Meowsa wrote:
Im just annoyed with it being romeo and juliet. It's been done enough already.


Pretty much the only thing in this show that is the same as the play are the names of the characters. I don't remember pegasi, floating islands, or Zorro!Juliet in the original, do you? & I'm fairly certain there's going to be some mecha as well.


trigunkwan wrote:
And as an extra timbit, there's a character named WIlliam, and he's played by the voice actor of Kakashi from Naruto!


Speaking of which, the cast list is awesome.



It's still the same story.
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Meowsa wrote:
It's still the same story.


However, the plot is altered enough that makes it actually enjoyable, seeing as how I hated the original story.

The overall idea of them falling in love is still there, but that's basically it. The Capulets were all murdered, save for Juliet, who has been masquerading as a boy named Odin and has no idea who she really is. That, along with the various sci-fi elements (Neo Verona is a floating city, pegasi, etc) and the absolutely beautiful animation makes an otherwise worn-out tale interesting.
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I liked the animation in the trailer. It's just... Im tired of it lol. If they hadnt called it romeo and juliet... maybe I would have watched it. I know it sounds weird but capulets, montagues, romeo, juliet... im just so over it lol Shakespear is great but ugh @_@ overdone. Just hearing them use the names will annoy me.
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Romeo and Juliet has been done in so many various ways... but I guess it's still too early to judge whether it'll be good or not. Let's just see how the story is interpreted...
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azrael910 wrote:

Well it certainly looks good, and it could be done well, GONZO never dissapoints when it comes to production value... but...

Shakespeare is about english language poetry, not just his storylines. I don't see how well this could work without being in english, and even then I would shudder to think of how the voice acting would be. Only anime actually made originally in english I can think of is Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, and that did turn out pretty good. A high quality english language dub could make this interesting, but the jury is still out on this one till I learn more.
Shakespeare's work has been translated to different languages even before this so I don't think it will be a problem.

It looks like it would be pretty good. This is probably going to be series and not a movie right? They must have come up with a good way to extend the original plot. It would also be cool to see a version a lot like the one with Leonardo Decaprio in it.

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I'm fairly certain there's going to be some mecha as well.


There already is a mecha version of Romeo and Juliet, it's called Gundam the 08th MS Team.

Also, if RomeoxJuliet has the storyline of the Shakespearian play, then I expect to END just like the play, this means NO HAPPY ENDING.
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Im so sick of their story. They think theyre in love after seeing each once... sleep together and apaprently that's enough to kill each other over ? it's gonna be the same old crap with a little anime flare.


I'm with you there. It has been overdone. In the beginning Romeo was just as in love with some other girl, and it really was more lust mixed with a melodramatic teen. I'm not sure why everyone thinks it's a great example of love, perhaps it's the shakespeare tag. I'm still somewhat intereseted though, perhaps this will tickle my fancy.
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Meowsa wrote:

I liked the animation in the trailer. It's just... Im tired of it lol. If they hadnt called it romeo and juliet... maybe I would have watched it. I know it sounds weird but capulets, montagues, romeo, juliet... im just so over it lol Shakespear is great but ugh @_@ overdone. Just hearing them use the names will annoy me.


I am also with you. I was never a big fan of Romeo&Juliet. . . .But hey their story? Fits into what most anime characters are. . .middle to highschool love genre. . .no wonder they are adapting it into an anime. . .. The difference? a tad bit of Sci-fi and old fashion costumes. . .sounds alot like a fantasy genre too. .. but I prefer Saito and louise story. .. or Shana and Yuji's. . .if all three of these fit under the same tag.

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A lot of people seem to think they aren't going to change the story and its going to end up a drab rerun... However, I think (and hope) that they will take some liberties. Romeo and Juliet is a really short play, there is no way they could make it even 12 ep anime without doing some major changes. Already anyway you have most of the Capulets massacred and Juliet as a cross-dressing swashbuckler. Not very traditional, and that's just the first ep. Doesnt look like a strict retelling to me. They could just be taking the "star-crossed lovers" theme and running with it. At least I hope so.
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Im still not in the mood of sitting through 12 episods and them stupidly killing each other again... for like the 100th time.
Dont get me wrong. I like shakespear and I really enjoyed romeo and juliet the first time I read the play.
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Posted 4/15/07
I've already seen the 1996 film, and that was horrible! Hopefully it will be as decent as the play, and have no old English. We had to read that in class...
Posted 4/15/07
I'll watch it then talk about it.....
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Posted 4/23/07

mauz15 wrote:

Interesting

Othello, anyone?


well Othello... i saw the manga but i didn't bought it cause i lack of money.. it ws somekind of 400more..pesos something!!

anyway.. i think this was interesting...
this was the it right???
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showseries?id=2875

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