Pacific Rim anime adaptation?
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Just saw this news on CR:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/07/11-1/pacific-rim-animated-series-may-be-animated-in-japan

According to the article:

“We are right now in the middle of talking and negotiating with a few Japanese companies for the animation. We are talking to a couple of showrunners that have a strong animation background, [we’re] casting the writers room. What’s great is it’s a great set-up and a link between the first movie and the second movie. It really enhances the mythology of the characters; we have cameos of characters from the first movie, but mostly it’s a new set of characters. New jaegers, except for one or two, [and] new kaijus. It’s really fun.”



“We’re going for a long arc, so the idea is to show a group of characters—we have pilots, functional jaegers, but we have all these younger characters. I really want to explore things that are complimentary to the things that I want to explore in the second movie: drift, what drifting does to you, what is needed to drift, a lot of stuff that I think is important, but also the jaeger technology, the kaijus being evolved, ideas about the precursors—the guys that control the kaijus. We have a lot of leeway in 13 episodes and I wanna make it sort of in the same spirit of Pacific Rim, which is the ideal audience for Pacific Rim was young—very young, 11-year-olds and so forth—but with really beautiful design and stories that make these characters interesting in a way that I found them interesting in, for example, Year Zero, the graphic novel that we did. And I think that’s the basic thrust of the thing.”


So I'm kinda wondering what people think about this? Honestly, I can't say I'm entirely looking forward to it. It will really depend on how faithful the adaption will be and what studio chooses to take the project.
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If they're anything like the Hellboy animations, I'm excited.
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Mmmm I have mixed feelings about this.
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I'm always interested when there's a project that has the US and Japan swapping material. I'm less interested in the project itself and more interested in how it works out overall, if that makes sense. There's a lot they could flesh out, too.
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Insomnist wrote:

I'm always interested when there's a project that has the US and Japan swapping material. I'm less interested in the project itself and more interested in how it works out overall, if that makes sense. There's a lot they could flesh out, too.
Yeah, they could have Godzilla come in and save the day..
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It sound interesting. I'm curious how they will animate it. The movie was enjoyable and I can see them anime this since we have so many mecha series. It'll be interesting.
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ehhh but the movie did not make sense?
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AnimeKami wrote:

ehhh but the movie did not make sense?


yeah i wasn't a fan of it either
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AnimeKami wrote:

ehhh but the movie did not make sense?


Maybe the movie's plot wasn't its strong point, but it didn't matter to me. They could have stripped out all the drama scenes, replaced them with fight scenes, and renamed it "Mechs and Monsters Beat Each Other Up" and I still would have got what I wanted out of it.
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AnimeKami wrote:

ehhh but the movie did not make sense?

I remember watching it thinking they could've used 12 episodes or so to fill in all the gaps.
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Looking forward to it but it better live up to the films and not be too much for little kids...
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CaelK wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

ehhh but the movie did not make sense?


Maybe the movie's plot wasn't its strong point, but it didn't matter to me. They could have stripped out all the drama scenes, replaced them with fight scenes, and renamed it "Mechs and Monsters Beat Each Other Up" and I still would have got what I wanted out of it.


well i think that is what they tried to do.


Insomnist wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

ehhh but the movie did not make sense?

I remember watching it thinking they could've used 12 episodes or so to fill in all the gaps.


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