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Jan 8, 2009 2:00 AM
Anime Relations: Cowboy Bebop, Majo no Takkyuubin, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon, Juubee Ninpuuchou, Gunnm, Tetsuwan Atom
We all knew it was coming (at least I did). After seeing remake after remake of classic movies, TV shows and even cartoons getting a live-action treatment, it was only a matter of time before they turned their greedy eyes to anime.

First Speed Racer, up next is Dragonball, and somewhere along the way a movie for Battle Angel Alita was annouced (back in '04 I think). These aren't the only series getting the live-action Hollywood treatment apparently. Ninja Scroll was picked up by Warner Brothers, I heard something about an Astro Boy film being made, Disney is supposedly redoing Kiki's Delvery Service. Then theres the big shocker (for me) Cowboy Bebop is being made into a live-action film by Fox!

*insert freak-out moment here* NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I wanted to go to Hollywood and make a live-action Cowboy Bebop!!! I had some really cool ideas on how it could be done!! And knowing Hollywood THEY ARE BOUND TO SCREW IT UP!!! At least if i was in charge of making it, at least I would be able to give the fans a movie thats just as awsome as the series itselef!!! But its too late! *sniff/cries* You better not screw it up you assholes!! Or you shall face the wrath of the fans!!!

Well, I guess it can't be too bad. They did manage to make a live-action Cowboy Bebop already....well, kinda. Have any of you folks seen the movie Shoot 'em Up, I swear its as close as a live-action version of CB we have right now. When I first started watching that movie, I was all like..."OMG! Its alot like CB!" It has the exact same feel to it, similar writing, even the main guy reminded me of Spike and the main girl reminded me of Faye. All that was missing was the kick-ass soundtrack by Yoko Kanno, thats how much that movie was like CB. (Don't believe me? Then watch it for yourselef, you will be surprised.) Although, if I remember right, that movie was done by a different film studio. For all I know they could screw it over like how they did with my beloved Garfield. But at least we know it is possible to recapture the hip/cool awsomeness of CB in live-action form. (Seriously CB fans, go see Shoot 'em Up if you haven't!)

Anyways, the whole point of my post here is that I have recently decided to pick up reading Battle Angel Alita, and watch the movie for Ninja Scroll because of the films being made. So I wanted to comment on the whole situation. Plus, one of these days I want to go to Hollywood and be one of those folks working on live-action versions of anime films. Because Hollywood is going to to it anyways, its unavoidable, expecially now. So if you want something done right, then do it yourselef, thats what my dad always told me.

....and if Hollywood EVER makes a live-action Sailor Moon (by anyone other than me, at least I would not screw it up) I will murder the people who made it. Sailor Moon sacred to me (long story on why it is, let just say it was a very big part of my life, even today), and I know Hollywood will screw it up BIG time, have it based on the hacked up dub and make it into a stupid kids movie....

Anyways, thats all I have to say for now. Lets hope for the best and that these films will actually be decent. And if any more anime/manga series are annouced to become live-action films, most likely i'll check out the original if i havent' already...
Posted by SailorCardKnight | Jan 8, 2009 2:00 AM | 1 comments
Rosalaine | Jan 8, 2009 6:41 AM
NO WAY!!! Disney is gonna screw up kiki's delivery sercive!!!!! Although, all the live actions Ive seen are pretty good, I'm sorry to say but us Americans are really screwing up anime. Us and our dubbing T.T.