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With the coming of the Attack on Titan, Death Note and Akagi live-action dramas and the news of live-action Assassination Class, Attaack on Titan and Lupin III movies it got me wondering. What are your opinions on anime and manga being made into movies and drama shows? I've hear many people singing praises of Usagi Drop, Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches, Say I Love You etc iin live-action form but also have been hearing many with hatred toward the trend saying anime and manga should never be made into live-action. Where do you stand?

For me, I kind of enjoy them for the most part but will freely admit that just like anime they do have their problems at times. Say I Love You is probably my favorite live-action anime movie and I'd say Ouroborous just may be my fave manga-based drama.
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I'll say that I seldom enjoy live action. I think it ruins the dynamic of the characters for me, and usually there are changes to plot, character appearance, etc. I'm not saying they're awful, simply that I don't enjoy them. The Rurouni Kenshin and Casshern live action movies weren't so horrendous. That being said, I especially dislike when an anime is shipped over to the US to be butchered in live action form (i.e. the dragonballz movie, the upcoming gits movie, etc.). I mean, Scarlet Johansson playing Motoko is vomit worthy. Oh! The Kekko Kamen live actions were hilarious though for obvious reasons.
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ayaundwolf wrote:

I'll say that I seldom enjoy live action. I think it ruins the dynamic of the characters for me, and usually there are changes to plot, character appearance, etc. I'm not saying they're awful, simply that I don't enjoy them. The Rurouni Kenshin and Casshern live action movies weren't so horrendous. That being said, I especially dislike when an anime is shipped over to the US to be butchered in live action form (i.e. the dragonballz movie, the upcoming gits movie, etc.). I mean, Scarlet Johansson playing Motoko is vomit worthy. Oh! The Kekko Kamen live actions were hilarious though for obvious reasons.


I watched Jackie Chan's Cityhunter on Roku the other night and forgot just how awful it was so I can easily understand your feelings when it comes to the Kekko Kamen movies lol. The live-action Cutey Honey and La Blue Girl were similar. I do have to say though, the live-action Crying Freeman (starring Marc DaCascos) and 8 Man (based on Tobor the 8th Man) were very well done and still stand up to their counterparts 20 years after their release.
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ayaundwolf wrote:

I'll say that I seldom enjoy live action. I think it ruins the dynamic of the characters for me, and usually there are changes to plot, character appearance, etc. I'm not saying they're awful, simply that I don't enjoy them. The Rurouni Kenshin and Casshern live action movies weren't so horrendous. That being said, I especially dislike when an anime is shipped over to the US to be butchered in live action form (i.e. the dragonballz movie, the upcoming gits movie, etc.). I mean, Scarlet Johansson playing Motoko is vomit worthy. Oh! The Kekko Kamen live actions were hilarious though for obvious reasons.


I watched Jackie Chan's Cityhunter on Roku the other night and forgot just how awful it was so I can easily understand your feelings when it comes to the Kekko Kamen movies lol. The live-action Cutey Honey and La Blue Girl were similar. I do have to say though, the live-action Crying Freeman (starring Marc DaCascos) and 8 Man (based on Tobor the 8th Man) were very well done and still stand up to their counterparts 20 years after their release.


Haha, I remember seeing the live action La Blue Girl when I was much younger. Even then I thought it was laughable, but as is the case with a lot of that demonxhuman live action stuff. Could you imagine a live action Urotsukidoji? Haha. I think I liked Cutey Honey only because I have good memories of watching the anime with a friend, and that kind of erotic la stuff is acceptable when taken with a sense of humor.
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To be honest, I think the Parasyte live-action adaption weren't very good. I'm saying this because the things that should have been kept the same (things such as Migi's voice acting, Migi's metal extensions and the fact that Shinichi didn't use a bow and arrow) weren't kept the same. Migi's voice actor should have been kep the same because it kind of reflected that 'heartless' type of personality. I dislike the so-called 'excuses' for the Attack on Titan films excluding major parts and characters are really just dumb. If you haven't checked them out there is a video on YouTube by The Anime Man explaining these things.
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ayaundwolf wrote:


neugenx wrote:


ayaundwolf wrote:

I'll say that I seldom enjoy live action. I think it ruins the dynamic of the characters for me, and usually there are changes to plot, character appearance, etc. I'm not saying they're awful, simply that I don't enjoy them. The Rurouni Kenshin and Casshern live action movies weren't so horrendous. That being said, I especially dislike when an anime is shipped over to the US to be butchered in live action form (i.e. the dragonballz movie, the upcoming gits movie, etc.). I mean, Scarlet Johansson playing Motoko is vomit worthy. Oh! The Kekko Kamen live actions were hilarious though for obvious reasons.


I watched Jackie Chan's Cityhunter on Roku the other night and forgot just how awful it was so I can easily understand your feelings when it comes to the Kekko Kamen movies lol. The live-action Cutey Honey and La Blue Girl were similar. I do have to say though, the live-action Crying Freeman (starring Marc DaCascos) and 8 Man (based on Tobor the 8th Man) were very well done and still stand up to their counterparts 20 years after their release.


Haha, I remember seeing the live action La Blue Girl when I was much younger. Even then I thought it was laughable, but as is the case with a lot of that demonxhuman live action stuff. Could you imagine a live action Urotsukidoji? Haha. I think I liked Cutey Honey only because I have good memories of watching the anime with a friend, and that kind of erotic la stuff is acceptable when taken with a sense of humor.


*Shudders at the thought of a live-action Urotsukidoji* It could definitely be a real trip to watch though . I actually couldn't believe when a friend told me there was an entire series of live-action La Blue Girl movies . I watched the first but refused to watch the second at the time. I probably would now just for kicks.
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To be honest, I think the Parasyte live-action adaption weren't very good. I'm saying this because the things that should have been kept the same (things such as Migi's voice acting, Migi's metal extensions and the fact that Shinichi didn't use a bow and arrow) weren't kept the same. Migi's voice actor should have been kep the same because it kind of reflected that 'heartless' type of personality. I dislike the so-called 'excuses' for the Attack on Titan films excluding major parts and characters are really just dumb. If you haven't checked them out there is a video on YouTube by The Anime Man explaining these things.


I have to agree on Parasyte. Migi's voice from the anime was perfect, there was absolutely no need to replace it. I can understand the way they're thinking on the Attack on Titan characters but don't agree with the choice to replace them either. It's being done with the upcoming Terraformars live-action movie too. From what I hear though, Assassination Classroom stayed true to it's roots though.

One recent change I thought I'd hate that I honestly ended up enjoying was Ciel's replacement (and gender change) in the Black Butler movie. They explained her as being a descendant or ascendant (can't remember which) and changed the characters backstory so it seemed more a side-story then part of the anime being redone.
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All those attempts at inside views. ;p
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The problem with Parasyte is that I loved the anime, it was really entertaining as well as I liked AOT.
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I'm a huge Lupin III fan but I gotta say, the live-action movie was terrible. I hope they don't make another one.
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