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Grave of the Fireflies to be live action

by Darkanger
Aug 21, 2007 8:26 PM | 13 Comments
It was confirmed by Japan's PAL Entertainment Productions that production of a live-action of Grave of the Fireflies will begin next month and the movie be released by next summer. Grave of the Fireflies was origianlly a 1967 novella by Akiyuki Nosaka that was made into anime in 1988 by Studio Ghibli.

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Live actions aren't all that bad so i can't dismiss it just yet. But i doubt they can catch the atmosphere of the anime in a live action.

Death note live action movies and battle royale one (Although shi5uya seems abit crap) were moderatly good offering a similiar yet different approach to things.

Aug 24, 2007 3:34 PM by OriginalName

nihil said:
LynAnnouilh said:
I doubt this movie could be better than the anime. The movie by Ghibli was so great and so sad. I doubt they can renew such experience with live actors...

i kinda agree. i mean, the live action could be really sad and good and all.. but.. why make one? tsc.


to make money off all the people that liked the orginal?

Aug 24, 2007 9:27 AM by Sandgolem

LynAnnouilh said:
I doubt this movie could be better than the anime. The movie by Ghibli was so great and so sad. I doubt they can renew such experience with live actors...

i kinda agree. i mean, the live action could be really sad and good and all.. but.. why make one? tsc.

Aug 24, 2007 9:17 AM by nihil

the excisting live action movie of Grave of the fireflies was pretty good, so I wonder why they would make a second one ..

Aug 24, 2007 7:16 AM by otaku515

SAY IT AINT SO!.....they're gonna ruin a REALLY GOOD movie with a crappy Live Action -.-". they should leave the great classics alone, and not touch them.

Aug 23, 2007 9:30 PM by Arekkusu

interesting... maby a live action would project more sadness.... i didnt cry or feel too sad when i watched the movie. Maby im heartless

Aug 23, 2007 9:13 PM by magentaanbu

I haven't even seen the Ghibli film yet. Maybe i'll watch both when the live-action comes out and compare.

(Bondius FTW! Your finally posting on the forums.)

Aug 23, 2007 1:55 AM by BlueYoshi

Bondius said:
But if you ask me, it's gonna be weak, the live action movies are more like comedies to me (I laughed like an idiot at Death Note live action lol).


Heh...yeah. There is a particular style at work in some movies that completely overshadows the plot.

Interesting to see it's being done. Doubt I'll watch it, though.

Aug 22, 2007 9:34 AM by hounddog

I doubt this will be anywhere near as good as the anime, from what I've heard. But we shall see. (I'll have to watch them both and compare.)

Aug 22, 2007 7:03 AM by Sandgolem

NVT did a made-for-TV movie in 2005. This is a theatrical movie.

Aug 22, 2007 6:57 AM by Darkanger

Didn't they already do a live action movie for TV in November 2005?

Aug 22, 2007 6:17 AM by _edge_

I don't know, I didn't find the movie that sad as all said. Sure, it was tragic and it touched me but I've probably seen far greater horrors of war to truly sadden me. It was a good movie nonetheless, I'm quite curious on how the live action will turn out.
But if you ask me, it's gonna be weak, the live action movies are more like comedies to me (I laughed like an idiot at Death Note live action lol).

Aug 21, 2007 11:57 PM by Bondius

I doubt this movie could be better than the anime. The movie by Ghibli was so great and so sad. I doubt they can renew such experience with live actors...

Aug 21, 2007 8:59 PM by LynAnnouilh