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So I watched Blade Runner today for the first time in my life. While watching it, all I could think of was Cowboy Bebop.

The way Deckard acts during his quirkier moments totally reminded me of Spike. The atmosphere and the music felt like it was right out of an episode of Cowboy Bebop. Even the chase scene had a similar vibe to it.

There is no way that Nabeshin did not have Bladerunner in mind when coming up with Cowboy Bebop.

Are there any other animes anyone can think of that were influenced by movies?
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I also just saw Bladerunner for the first time recently, it was very good.

I think you can see it lurking behind a lot of Masamune Shirow's cyberpunk work like Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell. There are also a number of old OVAs that feel like (terrible awful bad) Alien clones, like Hell Target and Roots Search. And I thought 3x3 Eyes had a fun sort of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom vibe to it in places.

Edit: Also Metropolis, obviously.
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Black Lagoon.
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Insomnist wrote:

I also just saw Bladerunner for the first time recently, it was very good.

I think you can see it lurking behind a lot of Masamune Shirow's cyberpunk work like Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell. There are also a number of old OVAs that feel like (terrible awful bad) Alien clones, like Hell Target and Roots Search. And I thought 3x3 Eyes had a fun sort of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom vibe to it in places.

Edit: Also Metropolis, obviously.



I like Appleseed.
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I think Blade Runner has been a driving influence behind a large number of cyberpunk or space opera style anime in general.

I've always thought that maybe Godzilla (the Shōwa series) was a factor in the creation the Mech genre. They just took it from Mechs vs. Monsters to Mechs vs. Mechs because humanity can't stop fighting itself.

Regardless
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Brakkis wrote:

I think Blade Runner has been a driving influence behind a large number of cyberpunk or space opera style anime in general.

I've always thought that maybe Godzilla (the Shōwa series) was a factor in the creation the Mech genre. They just took it from Mechs vs. Monsters to Mechs vs. Mechs because humanity can't stop fighting itself.

Regardless


The problem is that Godzilla is one giant monster. You can make a movie about one giant monster, but not a series. The Monster either dies within the day, or it destroys the city and everyone loses. You need an enemy that you can defeat but still keep fighting, like other humans or an invading alien force.
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Also the Matrix fight in the beginning of Karas, which I happen to be rewatching right this moment.



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I like Appleseed.
I didn't say I didn't like it.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


Insomnist wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

I like Appleseed.
I didn't say I didn't like it.
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Insomnist wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


Insomnist wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

I like Appleseed.
I didn't say I didn't like it.


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xxJing wrote:

So I watched Blade Runner today for the first time in my life. While watching it, all I could think of was Cowboy Bebop.

The way Deckard acts during his quirkier moments totally reminded me of Spike. The atmosphere and the music felt like it was right out of an episode of Cowboy Bebop. Even the chase scene had a similar vibe to it.

There is no way that Nabeshin did not have Bladerunner in mind when coming up with Cowboy Bebop.

Are there any other animes anyone can think of that were influenced by movies?


Now that I think about it, they do have sort of a similar atmosphere. But a lot of 80s movies share the same atmosphere, which is basically a western set in a dystopian city. And of course Bebop is a Space Western. Going in reverse, it's clear Firefly was heavily influenced by Cowboy Bebop or at least it seems that way to me. As for other anime, I'm pretty sure the Android/Cell Sagas of DBZ were partially inspired by The Terminator. I'm sure there are a lot more examples.
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Kara's the shit and I mean good shit with action.

Hmm, from the top of my head, maybe Ghost in the Shell.
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Insomnist wrote:

Also the Matrix fight in the beginning of Karas, which I happen to be rewatching right this moment.




Love the musical score in that.
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Rei Hiroe stated that Black Lagoon was inspired by John Woo and Tarantino. Not like anyone really needed to point that out though
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