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    Which anime would you like to see become a live-action film?

    The film industry has had mixed success turning comic and GN characters and anime into live-action movies. Are there any anime series you'd like to see someone give a shot at a live-action film?

    Personally, I'd love to see Bubblegum Crisis given a live-action treatment... it would probably look a lot like Iron Man, I'd guess... but I figure, how can you go wrong with 4 sexy girls in cyborg suits (and a brother-sidekick following in his uber-equipped van) going after killer robots?

    Any other ideas for a good live-action possibility? Or maybe some that you absolutely don't want to see anyone try?

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    Bugglegum Crisis is up for a live action release in the next couple of years I'm pretty sure.
    Frankly, live action anime scares me a little. The few I’ve seen left me disappointed but if I was to choose, I think I’d like to see “Grave of the Fireflies” given a live action version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead2u View Post
    Bugglegum Crisis is up for a live action release in the next couple of years I'm pretty sure.
    So I see from a few clips I found... we'll see how that goes.

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    Frankly, live action anime scares me a little. The few I’ve seen left me disappointed but if I was to choose, I think I’d like to see “Grave of the Fireflies” given a live action version.
    I think, like many other genres, it just takes the right vision and production to make it work. I do think a lot of SFF anime is inherently tougher to produce than other genres... there is usually a hyper-kinetic aspect of the action that can be hard to express in live-action... but I don't think it's impossible. I'd call movies like The Matrix and Forbidden Kingdom proof-of-concept.

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    Ghost in the Shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven L Jordan View Post
    I do think a lot of SFF anime is inherently tougher to produce than other genres... there is usually a hyper-kinetic aspect of the action that can be hard to express in live-action...
    exactly, if you stuff it up they end up looking like a new Power Rangers movie.

    The problem is that to make a live action version of a Sci-Fi anime would cost a few bucks so it’s more than likely they’ll get a big name director (I think Spielberg was on for the "Ghost in a Shell” movie) regardless of how appropriate they may be.

    I guess in the end it’s like watching a movie based on a favourite book. You often have to disassociate the two in order to enjoy the new one (or I do anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead2u View Post
    exactly, if you stuff it up they end up looking like a new Power Rangers movie.

    The problem is that to make a live action version of a Sci-Fi anime would cost a few bucks so it’s more than likely they’ll get a big name director (I think Spielberg was on for the "Ghost in a Shell” movie) regardless of how appropriate they may be.
    Sure, popularity helps... but it's not everything. Favreau's Iron Man was a huge success, though Favreau himself wasn't considered a "big name director." And remember, not all anime is heavy on mecha and giant spacecraft... quite a bit of it could be done on lesser budgets, relying mostly on good old human stuntwork and traditional gun and car gags (I'm thinking things like Gunsmith Cats and Riding Bean here).

    (And I might not have chosen Spielberg for GitS, but on the other hand, I thought he did an incredible job on The War of the Worlds, and I could go with him. I'd probably choose Ridley Scott, J.J. Abrams or James Cameron first.)

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    well i guess i can watch any movie baseed on anime providedly it should be directed by James Cameron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead2u View Post
    Frankly, live action anime scares me a little. The few I’ve seen left me disappointed but if I was to choose, I think I’d like to see “Grave of the Fireflies” given a live action version.
    Yep, gotta agree about the first part, although you're right that Grave of the Fireflies would translate well.

    Ghost in the Shell, as mentioned elsewhere? Please, no.

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