Archive of all blog posts tagged 'live-action anime'

2012


For The Girls (And The Boys, Too) Dept. (2012/11/16 12:45)
Let's see some live-action anime projects in the West that are shojo stories.

2010


Yatterman (2010/09/01 12:41)
I’m used to Takashi Miike working on multiple levels by now. He did this before with Great Yokai War, which was a kiddy movie in the guise of a satire of same … or maybe the other way around, depending...

Failth of July Dept. (2010/07/05 08:18)
Again, I haven't been posting much lately because of the Really Awesome Possibility thing that I can't yet talk about. Soon, I promise. The big fandom-related news of the weekend was of course the ghastliness of The Last M. Night...

Mangafication Dept. (2010/05/21 08:33)
After my last post, I remembered distantly I'd written another article on this topic a while back, but time and happenstance shoved it to the bottom of the To-Post pile. One archaeological expedition later, here it is: my Totally Non-Canonical Guide...

OM NOM NOM ADAPTATION Dept. (2010/05/21 03:47)
Between one thing and another over the past couple of weeks I squeezed in a few episodes of Soul Eater. I had no overriding reason to seek it out other than the recommendations of a friend, but it was easy...

Live & Kicking Dept. (2010/03/27 11:50)
I've been grousing on and off about live-action anime productions for a while now, about how projects like Paprika are a good idea and projects like Bleach are not. Somewhere along the way I let fly with a statement to...

Spicy Dept. (2010/03/26 11:08)
In between all of the bad news about live-action anime, here's something actually good: Wolfgang Petersen adapting Paprika. So why's this good news? Odds are he's adapting Yasutaki Tsutsui's novel, strictly speaking, not just Satoshi Kon's version of it. This...

Whitewash Dept. (2010/03/22 01:48)
Three words: Bleach live-action. A U.S. remake. A U.S. live-action remake, exec produced by the same man who gave us Get Smart and 50 First Dates. There are so many things wrong with this picture, I might well exhaust the...

Shelling Out Dept. (2010/03/16 06:36)
From the current AICN Anime report... Hollywood Ghost in the Shell screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis has stated during a Shutter Island q & a that she plans to "turn in a draft in a few weeks." She expressed cautious optimism about...

Live Traction Dept. (2010/02/22 12:59)
Tidbits: Most every anime-related news outlet has been babbling about the announcement that a live-action Vampire Hunter D is finally on the rails. The animated movies may also be joined with a third production, possibly a full-blown TV series. I...

Cracked Shell Redux Dept. (2010/02/19 11:16)
After my last grouse-and-grinch episode about the live-action Akira movie, I come back to you now with what may sound like heresy in my own terms: The live-action Ghost in the Shell project currently on the rails may not, in...

KANEDAAAA! Dept. (2010/02/11 12:18)
AICN Anime has news about Live Action Akira by The Hughes Brothers. New York's Vulture blog has learned that Warner Bros. to sign the Hughes brothers (From Hell, Dead Presidents, Menace II Society) to direct a live-action remake of the...

Eastward Ho! Dept. (2010/01/09 01:43)
Among the goodies from this week's AICN Anime report: FUNimation has the live-action Kamui film for the U.S. This was adapted from a long-running manga -- also adapted into a very 1980s animated production (Kamui no ken / Dagger of...

2009


Blood: The Last Vampire (2009) (2009/10/27 04:23)
You wanted a live-action Blood: the Last Vampire, you got it. The first of the big-budget Hollywood anime adaptations has arrived, and it has pretty much everything you could want from such a project. We get Saya, the katana-swinging vampire...

2005


Initial D (2005/10/10 10:09)
Initial D is a perfect example of how cultural cross-pollination is driving creativity in movies around the world: it’s a Hong Kong adaptation of a Japanese manga, popular in both countries and in the United States as well. It’s hard...


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