Gunnm Manga Author Praises Live-Action Alita as "The Greatest Movie in The World"

Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids, Sin City)-directed adaptation will open in Japan on February 22


Having the leading actress Rosa Salazar (Alita), Christoph Waltz (Dr. Dyson Ido), director Robert Rodriguez,

and producer Jon Landau as special guests, the Japan premiere screening of Alita: Battle Angel was held

at VR ZONE SHINJUKU in Tokyo on February 14.


According to the reports by Japanese media, Yukito Kishiro, the original author of Japanese cyberpunk

manga Gunnm, on which the live-action film is based, was very much satisfied with the long-awaited

adaptation. The live-action project was originally launched in 2003. 


He had already seen the film four times (for free. He said it was the original creator's privilege), and the

Japan premiere screening was his fifth. He said on the stage, "Thanks to the great staff, it has become

the greatest movie in the world. Every time I see, I can find something new. The composition is amazing.

All scenes are special and there are no unneeded ones. It is so exciting that I can't believe that I created

the original story."





As reported, Kishiro previosuly posted his comment that praised the film very highly. 


"The core part of the manga was brilliantly passed on to the film. Including the characters' emotion

and raison d'etre, they were perfectly reflected in the film, so I was very happy."



The live-action adaptation directed by Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids, Sin City) will be released in

Japan on February 22, one week later than its US release.


Japanese dub trailer  



Source: Eiga. com, Comic Natalie, Cinema Today


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