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12-28-09, 5:41 PM

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Jhonen Vasquez is an anime he's seen and talked about Evangelion
 
12-28-09, 5:44 PM

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No mention of Quentin Tarantino yet? There's a reason why he asked Production I.G. to do the animated segments of Kill Bill.

When Daryl Hannah asked Tarantino for some references for her character, Elle Driver, one of the sources he pointed her towards was Cowboy Bebop.

(IMO, there are only three "name" choices for directing the Cowboy Bebop movie - Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, or Steven Soderbergh)


I want Robert Rodriguez to direct a live-action Black Lagoon.


Tarintino better direct the CB movie to atleast make it decent
 
12-28-09, 5:59 PM
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The ones I know of...

Robin Williams (many references to Evangelion in his films such as in One Hour Photo and Robots, he was also one of the first people ADV pitched the live action Evangelion idea to)
Tobey Maguire (big Robotech fan)
Kanye West (aparrently likes shoujo and plays hentai games)
Gackt Camui (dunno who this guy is but im told he likes anime)
James Cameron (loves Metropolis and wants to adapt Battle Angel Alita into a feature film trilogy, he was also seen wearing a Battle Angel shirt on the set of Avatar)
Hulk Hogan (one piece, pokemon and ultimate muscule fan and he actually looks like a character from pokemon)
Andrew W.K. (has covered many songs from anime)
Will Smith (miyazaki fan)
Zac Efron (just as planned)
James Kyson Lee (attends anime cons)
Keanu Reeves (see you space cowboy)
Christian Bale (miyazaki fan)
Steven Spielberg (his favourite car chase is from The Castle of Cagliostro and he admires miyazaki, he also wanted to adapt Ghost in the Shell into a feature film)
George Lucas (draws many inspirations from anime)
Quentin Tarantino (same as george lucas)
Jackson Rathbone (also loves Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Daniel Radcliffe (ippo fan - hell yes!)
Robert Pattinson (another ippo fan)
Masi Oka (also likes 20th Century Boys)
Hayley Williams (has cosplayed as Re-l and Saya at concerts)
Leonardo DiCaprio (wanted to make a live action akira)
Daft Punk (had their own anime made based on one of their albums)
Fightstar (big Evangelion fans, many references in their songs)
Gwen Stefani (one of her No Doubt videos was based on kite - which is a hentai ova)

Heres a good thread on another forum about famous anime fans if you want to know more.

Also, I assume this has been posted already but I'll post it again anyway.



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flygon250 said:
The only person I can think of at the moment is Jonathan Ross. I don't know how famous he is internationally, but he is quite famous here in the UK.
didnt expect him to be an anime fan ;o


Jonathan Ross is always banging on about Japan and anime. He has also read his fair share of manga.
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Like Japanese films? Swing by the Cinema of Japan club! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
 
12-28-09, 6:12 PM

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Touka said:
The ones I know of...

Robin Williams (many references to Evangelion in his films such as in One Hour Photo and Robots, he was also one of the first people ADV pitched the live action Evangelion idea to)
Tobey Maguire (big Robotech fan)
Kanye West (aparrently likes shoujo and plays hentai games)
Gackt Camui (dunno who this guy is but im told he likes anime)
James Cameron (loves Metropolis and wants to adapt Battle Angel Alita into a feature film trilogy, he was also seen wearing a Battle Angel shirt on the set of Avatar)
Hulk Hogan (one piece, pokemon and ultimate muscule fan and he actually looks like a character from pokemon)
Andrew W.K. (has covered many songs from anime)
Will Smith (miyazaki fan)
Zac Efron (just as planned)
James Kyson Lee (attends anime cons)
Keanu Reeves (see you space cowboy)
Christian Bale (miyazaki fan)
Steven Spielberg (his favourite car chase is from The Castle of Cagliostro and he admires miyazaki)
Jackson Rathbone (also loves Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Daniel Radcliffe (ippo fan - hell yes!)
Robert Pattinson (another ippo fan)
Masi Oka (also likes 20th Century Boys)
Hayley Williams (has cosplayed as Re-l and Saya at concerts)
Leonardo DiCaprio (wanted to make a live action akira)
Daft Punk (had their own anime made based on one of their albums)
Fightstar (big Evangelion fans, many references in their songs)

Also, I assume this has been posted already but I'll post it again anyway.



Lith said:
flygon250 said:
The only person I can think of at the moment is Jonathan Ross. I don't know how famous he is internationally, but he is quite famous here in the UK.
didnt expect him to be an anime fan ;o


Jonathan Ross is always banging on about Japan and anime. He has also read his fair share of manga.



Wow! You really know lots of celebrity who like anime/manga...
 
12-28-09, 6:32 PM

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How awesome!
 
12-28-09, 7:02 PM

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I kind of like that. If I was famous I would probably state that I love anime too. Robin Williams is an absolute champ though.
 
12-28-09, 7:09 PM

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ArtRodriguez said:
There's a football player by the name of Andre Gurode in the NFL that said he watched Naruto and Bleach because of their gun-ho attitude.


He should watch Eyeshield 21.



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12-28-09, 7:12 PM

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lol jason mraz is k-on fan

also, hayley williams likes anime <3? no wayz.
 
12-28-09, 7:13 PM

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also, hayley williams likes anime <3? no wayz.


No idea about that, but she definitely likes Twilight *pukes*
 
12-28-09, 7:27 PM
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lol jason mraz is k-on fan

also, hayley williams likes anime <3? no wayz.


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Like Japanese films? Swing by the Cinema of Japan club! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
 
12-28-09, 8:01 PM

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hayley williams is now officially even more awesome than i originally thought she was.
 
12-28-09, 8:13 PM

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Well I know that the artwork for Lights' album was inspired by Sailor Moon according to her, but I'm not sure if she's actually an anime fan...
 
12-29-09, 3:16 AM

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You forgot Lone Wolf & Cub, Densha Otoko, and Lupin III: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy. I haven't seen Lone Wolf or Densha, but most people I know say that they were pretty good. I LOVED Lupin III, though. I also expect that the 20th Century Boys movies are pretty good.


Densha Otoko wasn't based on any anime or manga. It was based on the "true account" of what happened on 2ch years ago.

I completely forgot about the Lupin the 3rd one and I've yet to see the 20th Century Boys movies or Lone Wolf & Cub.
 
12-29-09, 10:35 AM

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ArtRodriguez said:
There's a football player by the name of Andre Gurode in the NFL that said he watched Naruto and Bleach because of their gun-ho attitude.


He should watch Eyeshield 21.


God no. Eyeshield 21 is a romanticization of football. Not to mention it would make him laugh because of how incorrectly they play a game (you CANNOT hold on to a quarterback's arm as he throws).
 
12-29-09, 11:23 AM

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Red_Comet said:
hayley williams is now officially even more awesome than i originally thought she was.


Agreed.. I had no idea so many celebrities were into anime. Not that there's anything wrong with it--it was just a bit surprising xD

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12-29-09, 2:16 PM

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Ah cool. I didn't know other celebs other than Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco that like/liked anime.
 
12-29-09, 3:29 PM

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Lupe Fiasco sings "Lupe still like Lupin the III" in Touch the Sky with Kanye west. Positive that he's referring to the anime
 
12-30-09, 7:25 AM

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Red_Comet said:
lol jason mraz is k-on fan

also, hayley williams likes anime <3? no wayz.


Really? Wow! I like him. I better check out K-ON.
 
12-30-09, 5:10 PM

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This thread makes me hate Hollywood again. Every single live action movie based off anime will fucking suck.


Because Hollywood is the only place in the world where movies are made right? Let alone the only place that does anime adaptations.

I can name a few that were quite good:

Crying Freeman (The one with Mark Dacascos of course)
City Hunter
Initial D
GTO
Cromartie Highschool
Yatterman
Dororo
The Guyver 2: Dark Hero
Mushishi
Cutie Honey


Any adaptation Hollywood makes will suck ass. Zac Efron will never be a good Light. No matter how many people say so. Keanu Reeves will fucking suck as Spike.
 
12-30-09, 7:45 PM

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ArtRodriguez said:
Plun said:
ArtRodriguez said:
There's a football player by the name of Andre Gurode in the NFL that said he watched Naruto and Bleach because of their gun-ho attitude.


He should watch Eyeshield 21.


God no. Eyeshield 21 is a romanticization of football. Not to mention it would make him laugh because of how incorrectly they play a game (you CANNOT hold on to a quarterback's arm as he throws).


The funny thing aside, not the 'never give up' line.



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12-31-09, 3:32 AM

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Any adaptation Hollywood makes will suck ass. Zac Efron will never be a good Light. No matter how many people say so. Keanu Reeves will fucking suck as Spike.


My my quite the angry little lad are ya? Jumping to conclusions like a bloke still in grammar school.

Well the Zac Efron as Light thing was never a Hollywood idea, Warner Bros had their eye on Chase Crawford or Ben Barnes for the role as "Luke" last I checked. The Zac Efron bit was actually the fan pick because of how similar they look. I like to think its because Efron is a fan of the manga itself and probably based his casual attire on Light. As for his acting ability well he's untapped talent but he hasn't done much outside of his type cast so no one can say for sure if he's a good pick or not. Unless you happen to see him audition for the part. Personally I think Ben Barnes is the far better choice.

As for Keanu Reeves well its not so much "Hollywood's Cowboy Bebop" more over "Keanu Reeves' Cowboy Bebop" since he's practically the only person in the entire production that wants to do this film and pushed both Fox and Sunrise to go through with it. I'm sure both people in the production and many others wouldn't have Reeves as their first choice for his wooden acting but no one can say for sure if he'll be a horrible Spike.
 
12-31-09, 4:37 PM

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Death Note is a series that Hollywood can actually adapt. It is not that hard. As much as I dislike Zac Efron, he would make a good Light. Given that he actually tries and gets in a crazy mentality, he could pull it off. You guys are acting like Death Note is some holy series. The Speed Racer movie was good, so king that assholes.

DBZ is a really rare case where it was just terrible with not redeeming qualities.
 
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DoctorForHire said:
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Any adaptation Hollywood makes will suck ass. Zac Efron will never be a good Light. No matter how many people say so. Keanu Reeves will fucking suck as Spike.


My my quite the angry little lad are ya? Jumping to conclusions like a bloke still in grammar school.

No kidding. This is the same kind of person that would have blindly complained about Michael Keaton playing Batman, and yet he's considered one of the best Batmans ever. I hate when people make a blanket statement based solely on the fact that an actor has only played one type of role. Zac's only 20 or so. He has plenty of room to grow. He already looks like Light and he's a fan of the series. That's 2 bonuses that would make me want to choose him over somebody else if i were directing because I know he'd be dedicated to doing it right.

Jeez...just look at Bruce Willis, Robin Williams, & Tom Hanks. They all started their acting careers in comedic roles, but they're also respected as great dramatic actors as well. WHO WOULD'VE THOUGHT?!

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Gackt Camui (dunno who this guy is but im told he likes anime)
He's a Japanese musician.

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Gackt gets MAJOR props from me for doing a music video that takes place in a destroyed Gundam.
 
01-01-10, 7:07 AM

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Any adaptation Hollywood makes will suck ass.


Right, because Hollywood has never, ever made a good movie, or a good adaptation of anything.

Seriously, I know it's the "cool" thing to bash the lack of quality in Hollywood films these days, but most of us will end up watching them. Are your most favorite movies all foreign made or independent?

 
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DoctorForHire said:
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Any adaptation Hollywood makes will suck ass. Zac Efron will never be a good Light. No matter how many people say so. Keanu Reeves will fucking suck as Spike.


My my quite the angry little lad are ya? Jumping to conclusions like a bloke still in grammar school.

Well the Zac Efron as Light thing was never a Hollywood idea, Warner Bros had their eye on Chase Crawford or Ben Barnes for the role as "Luke" last I checked. The Zac Efron bit was actually the fan pick because of how similar they look. I like to think its because Efron is a fan of the manga itself and probably based his casual attire on Light. As for his acting ability well he's untapped talent but he hasn't done much outside of his type cast so no one can say for sure if he's a good pick or not. Unless you happen to see him audition for the part. Personally I think Ben Barnes is the far better choice.

As for Keanu Reeves well its not so much "Hollywood's Cowboy Bebop" more over "Keanu Reeves' Cowboy Bebop" since he's practically the only person in the entire production that wants to do this film and pushed both Fox and Sunrise to go through with it. I'm sure both people in the production and many others wouldn't have Reeves as their first choice for his wooden acting but no one can say for sure if he'll be a horrible Spike.


It's Hollywood. They would just fuck up Death Note. It should never be made and it doesn't matter if somebody is a fan of a series. It will still be shit. Cowboy Bebop will be shitty. Keanu Reeves + good anime = double shit Hollywood adaptation.

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Death Note is a series that Hollywood can actually adapt. It is not that hard. As much as I dislike Zac Efron, he would make a good Light. Given that he actually tries and gets in a crazy mentality, he could pull it off. You guys are acting like Death Note is some holy series. The Speed Racer movie was good, so king that assholes.

DBZ is a really rare case where it was just terrible with not redeeming qualities.


Speed Racer was good? That's a good laugh. DBZ is not a rare case. DBZ is 100% what happens when Hollywood touches anime.

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Drunk_Samurai said:

Any adaptation Hollywood makes will suck ass.


Right, because Hollywood has never, ever made a good movie, or a good adaptation of anything.

Seriously, I know it's the "cool" thing to bash the lack of quality in Hollywood films these days, but most of us will end up watching them. Are your most favorite movies all foreign made or independent?


I should have said anime adaptation. Actually pretty much the only good adaptations they do are books and comics. They should stay away from anime and video games.
 
01-04-10, 7:42 PM

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Lots of bashing on Hollywood anime adaptations I see...

In my opinion, I like anime to stay as anime, and not be adapted into live action films. I mean, when it's anime it's obvious how unrealistic it can be, but anime can pull that off and still be a fun movie. It's harder to make an anime adaptation though.. I haven't watched many anime adaptations though, but the first time I saw DBZ as a live-action film was... Interesting <.< I don't think I'll criticize the movies just yet since they aren't out yet, but I'm not planning to keep my hopes up for Death Note or Cowboy Bebop.

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01-04-10, 9:16 PM

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The only one I know is Samuel L. Jackson. I've seen him in some interviews that he likes anime.
 
01-05-10, 6:12 AM

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It's Hollywood. They would just fuck up Death Note. It should never be made and it doesn't matter if somebody is a fan of a series. It will still be shit. Cowboy Bebop will be shitty. Keanu Reeves + good anime = double shit Hollywood adaptation.

Speed Racer was good? That's a good laugh. DBZ is not a rare case. DBZ is 100% what happens when Hollywood touches anime.

I should have said anime adaptation. Actually pretty much the only good adaptations they do are books and comics. They should stay away from anime and video games.


Now now calm down boy, don't get all cross.

I understand you think Hollywood is some big giant entity that torches anything it touches. But sorry to tell you this, its not. Its a series of people and politics all working for different goals and interests. When an adaptations goes awry and comes out like shit its not cause of one giant monster like you think it is. Its because of multiple reasons, crappy budget, horrible script, bad acting, and director's or production staff that really don't care about the project and throw on anything to it, just to name a few reasons.

Lets use Dragonball Evolution for example, the only other American live action attempt at a Japanese anime (the other being Speed Racer obviously). Fox is known for having a money hungry group of big wigs in control (which is why most of their shows get canceled and a lot of their movies are really cheap and poor adaptations of popular franchises), during the Writers Strike they hired some cheap no name writer to do Dragonball because all the good writers (IE the Writers Guild of America) were on strike. Fox didn't care so they didn't listen to the golden rule of "Don't put have non WGA writers write anything for you" and got some horrible writer to write Dragonball for next to nothing. Ben Ramses (the writer) didn't watch Dragonball at all, he was paid to write another shit script knowing next to nothing about the franchise. Fox didn't care they just wanted it done, put into production, and count the money they'll make.

So the shit script is done, time to get a director attached. How Fox does it? They pay some director known for a couple average films to do it regardless if they like the script or not, James Wong. When a director is forced to do something he doesn't even like the quality of the production will drop severely. That's why Spider-Man 3 turned out so awry, Raimi's ideas were thrown in the trash and he was forced to used Venom, a character he thought could never work as a primary antagonist for one movie. All because Sony should have just let Raimi do his work instead of butting their noses in.

Then comes the cast, Fox just rinsed and repeated what they did for the director in this case. The entirety of the cast (except for James Marsters who acts like a complete twat at times) hated the script and it showed in their acting. But when you're a relatively unknown actor trying to get work you can't say yay or nay to whatever role comes your way. Unless you're trying to be a professional homeless bum that is.

Now then you have a horrible screenplay, a director that knows this movie will fail, and a cast that agrees. Add them together and you get a bad movie. This is why many adaptations fail because of one or more of these reasons. Usually the screenplay though.

And its not just America that fails to these problems. Hong Kong and Japan have both failed at this many many times. Like Hong Kong's upcoming King of Fighters movie, that was doomed from the moment they hired a director (who is a brilliant martial arts director might I add) that didn't even know KoF was a video game. How bout how Japan botched up Sukeban Deka with that 2006 remake. Or the multiple Hong Kong attempts at Crying Freeman, all terrible. Even Japan treats some of their most beloved franchises like garbage like the Kamen Rider franchise or when Sunrise had that horrible G-Saviour movie put out for the Gundam franchise.

Now when the production team has a level head and actual shows at least an iota of care in the production then the adaptation will turn out well. Lets look at Iron Man: A screenwriter that was very familiar with the source and very experienced in writing. A director that knows how to treat the source with respect and what the movie calls for. A studio and producer that knew which director to pick and let them do their creative work as well as giving appropriate funds. And finally a cast that was not only full of pretty damn good actors and actresses but a few of them (namely RDJ himself who reads Marvel avidly) were incredibly familiar with the source and their characters and knew exactly how to play the role.

Its very possible for an anime, manga, or video game adaption to turn out like that, look at Dragon Tiger Gate, Initial D, Cutey Honey, or Mortal Kombat. Its naive and childish to think its impossible. Its just that most people don't treat the adaptations with the same amount of respect as how most novels are treated and some comic books are.

And the Speed Racer movie, while a very quirky movie with a plot that has its fair share of problems, was very close to the source. Which also had a pretty terrible plot and even worst dialogue. Can't blame them for sticking as close to the source as possible, but sometimes the material calls for straying away just a wee bit. The biggest thing out of that movie would be the fact that John Goodman and Susan Sarandan were really giving their A game for a C movie.
 
01-12-10, 5:42 AM

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I think Hollywood should really put all got have to make a respectable outcome when it comes to adapting an anime. And why make an adpatation anyway when in my opinion anime should remain an anime.
 
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I remember reading a while ago on wikipedia that Robin Williams is a big fan of Evangelion.

Oh yeah.... I also remember watching a special about anime in America on YouTube and apparently Rob Zombie is also into anime. From listening to his songs and knowing about the movies he's directed/been involved in or whatever, I can take a wild guess of anime he probably likes. Hellsing, Vampire Hunter D or other similarly gory horror anime are right up his alley. Actually, his previous band White Zombie even had a song called Devil Man. I wouldn't be surprised if the anime of the same name by Go Nagai inspired that song.
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"The Babyfaced Assassin" Josh Barnett, mixed martial artist

 
01-29-10, 5:55 AM

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Lauri Ylonen of The Rasmus has credited one of his hairstyles to DBZ
and Davey Havok of AFI has referred to himself as a faux anime pretty boy
I won't be fooled by a mere 3-d girl!!!

 
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My friend...
He's on Bass and vocals in the Thrash Metal band - Soul AssasinS - He's name is Alemao...
He's favourite anime is Detroit Metal City ;D...
 
01-29-10, 1:59 PM

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What do you people think of Britney Spears?
Her video "Break the Ice" was pretty anime-ish.

 
01-29-10, 2:18 PM

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WWE Superstar John Cena is a fan of "Fist of the North Star"
which only made me like him even more

 
01-29-10, 4:05 PM

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WWE Superstar John Cena is a fan of "Fist of the North Star"
which only made me like him even more


Yeah that is pretty cool
I won't be fooled by a mere 3-d girl!!!

 
01-29-10, 9:32 PM

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DoctorForHire said:
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Any adaptation Hollywood makes will suck ass. Zac Efron will never be a good Light. No matter how many people say so. Keanu Reeves will fucking suck as Spike.


My my quite the angry little lad are ya? Jumping to conclusions like a bloke still in grammar school.

Well the Zac Efron as Light thing was never a Hollywood idea, Warner Bros had their eye on Chase Crawford or Ben Barnes for the role as "Luke" last I checked. The Zac Efron bit was actually the fan pick because of how similar they look. I like to think its because Efron is a fan of the manga itself and probably based his casual attire on Light. As for his acting ability well he's untapped talent but he hasn't done much outside of his type cast so no one can say for sure if he's a good pick or not. Unless you happen to see him audition for the part. Personally I think Ben Barnes is the far better choice.

As for Keanu Reeves well its not so much "Hollywood's Cowboy Bebop" more over "Keanu Reeves' Cowboy Bebop" since he's practically the only person in the entire production that wants to do this film and pushed both Fox and Sunrise to go through with it. I'm sure both people in the production and many others wouldn't have Reeves as their first choice for his wooden acting but no one can say for sure if he'll be a horrible Spike.

actually Sunrise agreed, and the entire original creator and cast is going to do a complete overview of it. It does have SOME hope, but even if it doesn't, I'm still a hardcore Bebop fan so I'll watch it either way.
 
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My friend...
He's on Bass and vocals in the Thrash Metal band - Soul AssasinS - He's name is Alemao...
He's favourite anime is Detroit Metal City ;D...


Yeah he's not a celebrity.
 
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DoctorForHire said:
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It's Hollywood. They would just fuck up Death Note. It should never be made and it doesn't matter if somebody is a fan of a series. It will still be shit. Cowboy Bebop will be shitty. Keanu Reeves + good anime = double shit Hollywood adaptation.

Speed Racer was good? That's a good laugh. DBZ is not a rare case. DBZ is 100% what happens when Hollywood touches anime.

I should have said anime adaptation. Actually pretty much the only good adaptations they do are books and comics. They should stay away from anime and video games.




Even though everything you've just said was very informing and insightful, I don't think you'll get it into his head. Unfortunetly, most fanboy/Japanophiles are like that. They go into rage mode once western culture decides to interfere with the "precious-ness" of their idea of what Japanese pop culture is. In their mind: Japan >>>>>>>>>>>>> the rest of the world even if something Japan has produced is terrible.

Anyway, I've heard that Kirsten Dunst was a huge fan of Sailor Moon when she was younger. Recently, she's been seen in Akihabara, Japan (i.e the city of otaku) dressed up in what looks like Lucky Star cosplay. I think that's pretty cool of her even though I'm not a big LS fan. Here's a pic of her:

I'm a bandwagon whore

Ow. My Heart. <3
 
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Selkaine said:
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It's Hollywood. They would just fuck up Death Note. It should never be made and it doesn't matter if somebody is a fan of a series. It will still be shit. Cowboy Bebop will be shitty. Keanu Reeves + good anime = double shit Hollywood adaptation.

Speed Racer was good? That's a good laugh. DBZ is not a rare case. DBZ is 100% what happens when Hollywood touches anime.

I should have said anime adaptation. Actually pretty much the only good adaptations they do are books and comics. They should stay away from anime and video games.




Even though everything you've just said was very informing and insightful, I don't think you'll get it into his head. Unfortunetly, most fanboy/Japanophiles are like that. They go into rage mode once western culture decides to interfere with the "precious-ness" of their idea of what Japanese pop culture is. In their mind: Japan >>>>>>>>>>>>> the rest of the world even if something Japan has produced is terrible.

Anyway, I've heard that Kirsten Dunst was a huge fan of Sailor Moon when she was younger. Recently, she's been seen in Akihabara, Japan (i.e the city of otaku) dressed up in what looks like Lucky Star cosplay. I think that's pretty cool of her even though I'm not a big LS fan. Here's a pic of her:


You're pretty fucking stupid. Where did I say that it's because it's Japanese? I said Hollywood fucks up almost any adaptations they do. It's fucking hilarious you think I'm a weeabo. Well we've already established you can't read so you will just misread this again.
 
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After Robin Williams did the Genie in (the original) Alladin I think that got him started down the anime path, or at least depened his interest. He's always remarked that it was on of him most fun and memorable roles he's ever played. Anime humor and him go along hand in hand ^^

James Cameron doing a LA Battle Angel could be really good, especially if he could draw Ridley Scott into helping out. I can't think of a better director that would do their homework and work to produce a quality movie that is entertaining, but a great work on its own (not a sellout).

One musicians I'm an acquantice with, Glenn Danzig is a huge anime fun. He collects comic and animation art. Always a blast to see him at SDCC behind the dealers table selling stuff, or running around buying it like a kid in a candy store.
 
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You're pretty fucking stupid. Where did I say that it's because it's Japanese? I said Hollywood fucks up almost any adaptations they do. It's fucking hilarious you think I'm a weeabo. Well we've already established you can't read so you will just misread this again.

U mad?

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Selkaine said:
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Drunk_Samurai said:


It's Hollywood. They would just fuck up Death Note. It should never be made and it doesn't matter if somebody is a fan of a series. It will still be shit. Cowboy Bebop will be shitty. Keanu Reeves + good anime = double shit Hollywood adaptation.

Speed Racer was good? That's a good laugh. DBZ is not a rare case. DBZ is 100% what happens when Hollywood touches anime.

I should have said anime adaptation. Actually pretty much the only good adaptations they do are books and comics. They should stay away from anime and video games.




Even though everything you've just said was very informing and insightful, I don't think you'll get it into his head. Unfortunetly, most fanboy/Japanophiles are like that. They go into rage mode once western culture decides to interfere with the "precious-ness" of their idea of what Japanese pop culture is. In their mind: Japan >>>>>>>>>>>>> the rest of the world even if something Japan has produced is terrible.

Anyway, I've heard that Kirsten Dunst was a huge fan of Sailor Moon when she was younger. Recently, she's been seen in Akihabara, Japan (i.e the city of otaku) dressed up in what looks like Lucky Star cosplay. I think that's pretty cool of her even though I'm not a big LS fan. Here's a pic of her:


How cute! But it's definitely not a Lucky Star cosplay..


XD

 
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No one has said Seth Green yet? Almost every other episode of Robot Chicken has an anime reference somewhere.

Kanye West being a fan of hentai...surprise there. No, really - I'm surprised.
 
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No one has said Seth Green yet? Almost every other episode of Robot Chicken has an anime reference somewhere.

Kanye West being a fan of hentai...surprise there. No, really - I'm surprised.


Actually I thought Seth Green, or at least the writers, would be a big fan of hentai. I remember seeing a robot chicken clip with a tentacle monster calling an anime school girl on the phone for a date and one with Queen Beryl from Sailor Moon being a futa.

Wow. Kanye West, huh? .....

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Selkaine said:
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No one has said Seth Green yet? Almost every other episode of Robot Chicken has an anime reference somewhere.

Kanye West being a fan of hentai...surprise there. No, really - I'm surprised.


Actually I thought Seth Green, or at least the writers, would be a big fan of hentai. I remember seeing a robot chicken clip with a tentacle monster calling an anime school girl on the phone for a date and one with Queen Beryl from Sailor Moon being a futa.

Wow. Kanye West, huh? .....


I also saw a few with DBZ, one with Inu Yasha, and I do believe I saw the one with Sailor Moon (the one I saw, the guy kept on getting a boner every time she came to stop him or whatever.) I even think I heard somewhere that he went to a con or something, but it was probably the San Diego Comic Con.
 
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Can't think of any really famous actors of anything, but a few people related to my other hobbies (which would be skateboarding, not rap). In other words, niche celebrities.

Jeremy Klein, who was a really popular skateboarder in the 90's is really into anime. He even had a signature board in the early 90's with the Knight Sabers on it. His company actually takes popular anime girls (mostly from the 90's) and uses them on boards after changing them just enough to not get sued. Which would be awesome except that whoever does the art for him sucks and has too much of an American-ish style. Since I found his email address a few years ago but forgot about it, I'm totally about to email him and ask him what I should watch next, since my plan to watch list is ungodly long.

Continuing the skateboarding theme another popular skateboarder from the 90's / early 2000's, Chad Muska mentions Outlaw Star in one of his songs when he dabbled as a rapper (I think it featured Jeru the Damaja), but since the other references in that song mention all American comic book / cartoon characters, I wouldn't say he's probably that into anime.

Also, I saw someone mention Lupe Fiasco. Fuck that guy. If he's as into anime as he is into skateboarding, than he's seen a handful of stuff from the early 2000's or late 90's at best. He's just looking for a way to be popular by being different (and unfortunately succeeding).
 
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Kanye West being a fan of hentai...surprise there. No, really - I'm surprised.


I'm now thinking about Kanye West watching Boku no Pico.

Feels bad man.
 
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Usami-Haru said:
BadLuckTuck said:
Kanye West being a fan of hentai...surprise there. No, really - I'm surprised.


I'm now thinking about Kanye West watching Boku no Pico.

Feels bad man.

I just LOL'd like hell

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Zac Efron I am positive, but can't remember what anime he liked. Could be Pokemon...
 
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