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Should Labyrinth be made into an anime?
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Posted 5/30/08 , edited 5/30/08
here is a the plot for it from Wikipedia

Sarah Williams (Jennifer Connelly) is a 15-year-old who loves fantasy and playing dress-up. The movie opens with a scene of Sarah rehearsing lines from her book Labyrinth in the park. Sarah, who is trying to remember the final line of a speech in the book, loses track of time, forgetting that she must babysit her infant half-brother, Toby, that night. When she remembers this task, she runs home only to find her stepmother waiting angrily for her. They quarrel, after which the stepmother leaves with Sarah's father on a date, while Sarah remains behind to babysit Toby. Here, the already furious Sarah realizes her treasured teddy bear, Lancelot, is missing from her room. Storming into Toby's room, she finds Lancelot and shouts at Toby. He begins to cry; Sarah, possibly to tease him further in revenge, begins rehearsing more lines from Labyrinth. The part of the story she cites tells of a young woman granted special powers by the king of the goblins. According to the story, the girl (whom Sarah apparently uses to represent herself) could no longer stand her life's conditions and wishes for goblins to take away her screaming baby brother. As she ends the story and turns off the light, she remarks, "I wish the goblins would come and take you away...right now". Toby's crying suddenly stops. Worried, Sarah enters his room, to find that Toby has vanished.

A barn owl flutters through the opened window and transforms into the goblin king Jareth (David Bowie), who tells her that he has taken the baby as she had beseeched. Appalled at the realization of what she had done, Sarah begs for the return of her brother. Jareth gives her 13 hours in which to solve his great maze, called the Labyrinth, and find Toby. If she fails, Jareth will turn him into a goblin and keep him forever.

The Labyrinth is not a simple maze; the pathways and openings in the walls of the maze change from time to time, and are riddled with logic-puzzles and tests. At its entrance, Sarah finds Hoggle, a dwarfish goblin, spraying fairies with a solution that stuns them so that they will not bite him. She bribes him with plastic jewelry to lead her through the maze. Although he eventually sides with Sarah, it is later revealed that he is a halfhearted operative deployed by Jareth. Sarah's other companions, acquired along the way, are Sir Didymus, a chivalrous, fox-like knight who rides a sheepdog called Ambrosius, lives near the Bog of Eternal Stench, and guards a bridge to uphold a sacred oath; and Ludo, a giant, furry, gentle beast she rescues from some of Jareth's goblins. Ludo has the unique ability to summon boulders by howling. Sir Didymus and his English sheepdog steed Ambrosius are the main inhabitants of the bog, along with some frogs and flies. Perhaps because he is there constantly, Sir Didymus' nose seems numb to the bog's pungency. Sir Didymus has sworn a solemn oath with his lifeblood to let no one cross the bridge leading from the bog without his permission. Sarah manages to overcome this promise by simply asking for permission to cross; being extremely polite, he grants it.

Sarah and her friends experience a variety of adventures, including an encounter with detachable-limbed revelers known as "The Fire Gang", who try to remove Sarah's head; a detour through the Bog of Eternal Stench; a stop at the Four Guards, where she must solve a Raymond Smullyan-inspired Knights and Knaves logic puzzle to avoid certain death; a junkyard-like recreation of her own bedroom; and a hallucinogen-induced masquerade ball. There, Jareth attempts to keep her until the 13th hour by dancing with her. She breaks free of his spell and makes her way into the castle beyond the goblin city. Her means of overcoming the obstacles are logical thought, recollection of her purpose, and the aid of her friends. Most of the obstacles are put in her path by Jareth, who (as Sarah herself had stated to Toby) has become slightly enamoured of her and desires her to forsake her task in favor of reciprocating his feelings.

The film climaxes in Jareth's multi-dimensional M. C. Escher-inspired castle, wherein he makes a final appeal for her to abandon her quest and stay with him. She defeats him by reciting her monologue from the beginning of the movie, including the line she could not remember: "You have no power over me". The room crumbles away, whereupon Sarah finds herself in the front hall of her home with the clock striking midnight and the barn owl (Jareth) flying away.

In Toby's room, she gives him Lancelot, then returns to her room. As Sarah clears her dressing table, she seems confused about whether she has undergone the turning point in her life between growing up and remaining a child. Hoggle appears, along with Ludo and Sir Didymus, as images in the mirror. They seem to be bidding her good-bye as she leaves behind the fantasies of childhood, but remind her that they will still be available "should you need us". Sarah insists she will still need them, whereupon they appear in her bedroom. The film closes as the Labyrinth's creatures celebrate in her room. Outside, the owl watches the party for a while, then flies away into the night.

I think it should be turned into an anime, its already a manga itll make a good 13 eps maybe more ...what do you think feed back please
Posted 5/30/08 , edited 5/30/08
either no one knows about that manga or they're still reading it
i wouldn't know
im not god

EDIT:
oh
i see someone already posted here
well i still don't know what it is so
maybe i'll try reading it
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yeah i think it would be really cool, esp if they did the labyrinth bit with some steam-punk or fantasy elements like gankutsuou. loved the movie.

do you think Pan's Labyrinth would make a good anime film/series too?
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Posted 5/30/08
i actually saw this movie when i was younger... yeah i think a steam-punk elements will be good for this if it becomes animated...
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Posted 5/30/08
Of course! With the great anime effects of today the story would look awesome because the story itself (the plot) is already awesome. I saw this years ago.
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Posted 5/30/08 , edited 5/30/08
pan labyrinth would be good to wow i love david bowie acting in this he can play a very good villian oh if they do turn it into an anime i think the guy who play the counts voice in gankutsuou and the voice of sarah should be played aya hirano who plays haruhi voice oh that would be so AWESOME you know someting else wheni watched this movie in 2005 when i brought he dvd i said maybe they should make this into a manga in 2006 they made it into a manga i was so shock about that and something else i drew a picture of the cover of the manga in 2005 in my own style of art work an a one shot comic
Posted 5/30/08
~renamed headline and moved to Manga section
Posted 5/30/08
heck yeah- that'd be fun
Posted 5/30/08
If it ever got turned into an anime, would David Bowie's "Labyrinth" be the OP song? Because that would be awesome.
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Posted 5/30/08 , edited 5/30/08
I think it should be altered, but yeah, the story was pretty good.


Daharkas wrote:

If it ever got turned into an anime, would David Bowie's "Labyrinth" be the OP song? Because that would be awesome.


Lol you wish, no there will obviously be some crappy jpop song that we just all skip.
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Posted 5/31/08
i love the last line that she only remembered at the end...

"you have no power over me"


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Posted 6/1/08
Sure. But only if it kept the BULGE.
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Posted 6/23/08

animoo_x wrote:

~renamed headline and moved to Manga section

i put the picture of the manga to let people know its a manga im talking about the movie begin converted into anime series if you seen it
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Posted 10/18/10
Update:
A third volume was published in May 2009 and a fourth and final one is on the way.
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Posted 10/18/10
But the manga is about the baby brother, isn't it? 'Cause I really like the movie and haven't read the manga because I'm not sure if I'll like the brother..lol. Anyway, if they turned the movie into an anime, I'd be happy. It has a good theme, interesting characters, and it would be cool if it was a musical anime like it is a musical movie I would totally watch it.
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