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Shakespeare manga/anime version?
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I think I liked the old Romeo and Juliet, not those remakes... Leonardo Decaprio's version killed it.
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Posted 2/21/09 , edited 2/21/09
i saw some in my school library. romeo & juliet and Hamlet. though i don't think it counts as manga 'cause it's read from left to right
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I'd only buy them if they took significant liberties with the story.
Like say, the witches in Macbeth would have to be guitar playing lolis, a 25 minute duel with 4 foot intricately detailed glowing claymores and every chick would have the hots for old Mac B.
Hamlet would probably lend itself best to anime-ization (yes I know animation is a word, but this one means to make something anime-like)...I mean, you've already got the moody, down trodden main character, incest themes, dirty jokes (although they are subtle, they could become accidental gropings or fan service) and a blood bath ending...just make ophelia a loli, put her in a school swimsuit and you're good to go.

All you have to do for any of them is make the prince/hero a bishie, put them in an intricate and flamboyant costume with a cool , make every queen large boobed and looking half their age, put them in a low cut dress and make every other character a throwaway/gag character or loli. Like rozencrantz and gildenstern would totally be type who go "WHY IS IT YOU THAT ALWAYS GETS ALL THE GIRLS" as tears stream down their face. Or the prince of venice as an "iincho" type or tsundere discipline comitee type. Yeah you'd have to make him a girl, but hell, you could make everybody a girl and make it yuri. Ooooh yeah.
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Posted 3/20/09
i guess id like them make an anime out of macbeth.. that would be intriguing...
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Posted 3/20/09
That would definitely be interesting, there's also a manga called Romeo x Juliet that's based on Romeo and Juliet ( No dur )
Posted 3/20/09 , edited 3/20/09

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That would definitely be interesting, there's also a manga called Romeo x Juliet that's based on Romeo and Juliet ( No dur )



Not exactly. It's based on Romeo x Juliet, the anime version of Romeo and Juliet. And the anime, well, isn't that spectactular. In my opinon, the animation was breathtaking, but the storyline was drastically different, and I believe that about 70 percent of the story wasn't even accurate to the true tragedy. I was really disapointed at the anime version.


Posted 3/20/09
A Midsummers Night's Dream would be interesting. I wonder how the fairies would look like. All I wish for is that it may be more accurate to Romeo x Juliet---I know that there are "changes" so that it may be more interesting (or much happier), but I would appreciate if it were more true to the story.
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Posted 3/20/09
ewww...Shakespeare, lets move on people!!!^^
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Rukia112 wrote:


-FanGirl wrote:

That would definitely be interesting, there's also a manga called Romeo x Juliet that's based on Romeo and Juliet ( No dur )



Not exactly. It's based on Romeo x Juliet, the anime version of Romeo and Juliet. And the anime, well, isn't that spectactular. In my opinon, the animation was breathtaking, but the storyline was drastically different, and I believe that about 70 percent of the story was even accurate to the true tragedy. I was really disapointed at the anime version.




Really? I thought both Romeo X Juliet the anime and the manga were by the same person(s). I actually don't think that the story followed the actual play as much as 70 percent. Just Romeo and Juliet, the other characters were more than different. There were only small similarities but in ways their undying love, their fated deaths and the impossibility of the relationship was nonetheless present.
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shiranui980 wrote:

I think I liked the old Romeo and Juliet, not those remakes... Leonardo Decaprio's version killed it.


Definitely. The modernization along with the originial text was terrible in my perspective. But Leonardo still looked great x]
Posted 3/20/09



My bad. Typo, lol. Hehe. I agree with you completely. It is true that they still maintain an unbreakable love, a hatred between both Montague and Capulet, and dying together as a result. The only thing that I mostly hated was the timeline, mostly of "Neo-Verona" or that the Capulet family was brutally murdered by Lord Montague and the rest of the family.

I believe that the most accurate adaption was the movie, Romeo and Juliet (the 1968 version).

Sorry if I offended with such a stupid typo that drastically changed my entire aspect on the anime version. In respect to Gonzo, the company who made it, I still believe that the animation was wonderful and beautiful. On the other side, the "chessy" scenes like when Romeo passionately kissed Juliet with fireworks from a party was really quite sweet,
Posted 3/20/09 , edited 3/20/09

shirstrawberry wrote:

ewww...Shakespeare, lets move on people!!!^^


I believe that Shakespeare was a wonderful author. I don't think that you should be posting in this particular forum if "you really hate him so much." Sure, he was alive about 400 years ago, but HE was the one who inspired hundreds of stories and movies known today. He was a genius, and deserved that recognition and respect that he had recieved.
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Posted 3/20/09

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shirstrawberry wrote:

ewww...Shakespeare, lets move on people!!!^^


I believe that Shakespeare was a wonderful author. I don't think that you should be posting in this particular forum if "you really hate him so much." Sure, he was alive about 400 years ago, but HE was the one who inspired hundreds of stories and movies known today. He was a genius, and deserved that recognition and respect that he had recieved.


he may be a genius 2 u, but not 2 me!!! maybe if we were aren't force 2 learn about him and his plays, sonnets, poems, and stuff, i might like it!!!^^
Posted 3/20/09

shirstrawberry wrote:


Rukia112 wrote:


shirstrawberry wrote:

ewww...Shakespeare, lets move on people!!!^^


I believe that Shakespeare was a wonderful author. I don't think that you should be posting in this particular forum if "you really hate him so much." Sure, he was alive about 400 years ago, but HE was the one who inspired hundreds of stories and movies known today. He was a genius, and deserved that recognition and respect that he had recieved.


he may be a genius 2 u, but not 2 me!!! maybe if we were aren't force 2 learn about him and his plays, sonnets, poems, and stuff, i might like it!!!^^


I see your point. To me, he is a genius. I was forced to learn too, and I am only in the seventh grade in an Honor English Class. My teacher taught in a fun yet accurate way.

And if I offended I am truely sorry. I tend to be a little offensive when it comes to Shakespeare, LOL.
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Posted 3/20/09

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shiranui980 wrote:

I think I liked the old Romeo and Juliet, not those remakes... Leonardo Decaprio's version killed it.


Definitely. The modernization along with the originial text was terrible in my perspective. But Leonardo still looked great x]


Meh.. he still ruined a good play....
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