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Live-Action Movie of Bubblegum Crisis Announced

by dtshyk
Nov 24, 2008 8:47 PM | 23 Comments
According to the press release, a Japanese anime production company AIC will make a live action movie based on Bubblegum Crisis in collaboration with a Singaporean movie company CUBIX International ("Zodiac"). The two company will invest several billion yen (several ten million dollars) in the production of the movie and plan to release it in 2011 mainly in US.

Bubblegum Crisis was released as an OVA series in 1987 and its TV series was aired in 1998. In the same press release, AIC mentioned a possible new series of Bubblegum Crisis.

Source: Anime!Anime!
Source: Press Release (PDF file)

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Echelon said:
I think a lot of people are missing this part:

dtshyk said:
In the same press release, AIC mentioned a possible new series of Bubblegum Crisis.

etc: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-11-24/aic-agrees-to-live-action-bubblegum-crisis-proposal

ie: Who cares if the live action adaptation sucks, , MORE BGC ANIME!! So, let's hope something comes out of that old and nearly dead 2041. I imagine if anything though, a new possible anime might be (yet another) reboot for the series. The ending to 2040 was kind of goofy, so I'm not sure what they could do if they followed it.


Wow, I missed that part, and I feel stupid for missing it. Indeed, I hope that they are working on 2041.

Nov 25, 2008 8:44 PM by BlueYoshi

Hollywood strikes again! The Bastards! -_-

Who will they strike next?

Full Metal Alchemist?
Bleach?
Naruto!?

It's only a matter of time.....

Nov 25, 2008 8:34 PM by Syb3rStrife

Well hey, if anything, I doubt this'll be as bad as the possible upcomming Robotech film.

Yeah, Robotech, American ... not Macross.

Nov 25, 2008 8:08 PM by Echelon

I hate Live-Action! But who knows this is interesting! If it will have good special
effects!

Nov 25, 2008 3:56 PM by Cello

Considering that today every movie is made computer based I believe they can make some realistic thing... Unless they take it as seriously as the Dragon Ball people.

Nov 25, 2008 2:15 PM by ladyxzeus

Echelon said:
I think a lot of people are missing this part:

dtshyk said:
In the same press release, AIC mentioned a possible new series of Bubblegum Crisis.

etc: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-11-24/aic-agrees-to-live-action-bubblegum-crisis-proposal.


Good, the ending to 2040 f*cking sucked.

Nov 25, 2008 2:01 PM by CCZilla

LOL that suit is too rich.

Nov 25, 2008 10:30 AM by kisami

dtshyk said:
My concern is this movie may cause a huge loss and affect AIC's anime business. It's too risky to invest such a large amount of money. They should have let the Hollywood take the risk.


This is the single best argument for not creating this abortion that could possibly be made. Also, supplementary to that, the fact that real women do not look like anime women and hence will never ever work in Hard Suits seems somewhat germaine to the issue:

Nov 25, 2008 9:47 AM by YourMessageHere

I never watched the anime series, not sure what to expect here.. Considering that the live-action movie will target American audiences mainly, I assume the cast will also be from America. It will probably give the DC-Comic live-action appearance.

Nov 25, 2008 8:27 AM by Kira01

I think a lot of people are missing this part:

dtshyk said:
In the same press release, AIC mentioned a possible new series of Bubblegum Crisis.

etc: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-11-24/aic-agrees-to-live-action-bubblegum-crisis-proposal

ie: Who cares if the live action adaptation sucks, , MORE BGC ANIME!! So, let's hope something comes out of that old and nearly dead 2041. I imagine if anything though, a new possible anime might be (yet another) reboot for the series. The ending to 2040 was kind of goofy, so I'm not sure what they could do if they followed it.

Nov 25, 2008 5:42 AM by Echelon

Fear.

Nov 25, 2008 4:55 AM by ladyxzeus

Doesn't seem like the best idea of adaption as far as anime is concerned.
And I'm not an anti-live action anime type person.

Nov 25, 2008 4:50 AM by ukonkivi

As much of an influence BGC 2040 was in starting my love for anime, I'd have to agree with the majority here about it being a bad idea. AIC: work on BGC 2041. Remember? That sequel you were going to do but never bothered to start producing.

Nov 25, 2008 2:42 AM by BlueYoshi

I dunno, four women stripping naked before putting on shapely robotic armor followed by various weaponry and explosions with subtle lesbian overtones. Market it to the primarily teenage & young adult anime/sci-fi fanbase...ya, that could work.

Nov 25, 2008 1:39 AM by artb

windy said:
LEAVE ANIME AND MANGA ALOOOOOONE
WORD UP, SISTA GIRL!

Nov 25, 2008 1:02 AM by rah-rah

Oh, the people adapting anime/manga series these days always make such good choices.

Nov 24, 2008 11:56 PM by Neverender

LEAVE ANIME AND MANGA ALOOOOOONE

Nov 24, 2008 11:52 PM by windy

the show was good enough but i dont now about a live action movie..

Nov 24, 2008 11:01 PM by kisami

I would not invest in this :P but oh well XD

Nov 24, 2008 10:44 PM by Icy-nee-san

I remember hear rumors about something like this back in 99-2000...I guess they finally got it off the ground? The question is, despite a few old school fans, who's gonna really care? I love BGC but seriously, it's been ages.

Nov 24, 2008 9:59 PM by rah-rah