Posts Tagged 'live action'

Yotsuba Live Drama Announced (with pictures included)

This was some surprising news this week as well — a live action Yotsubato! recently got the green light for a live-action drama this fall.  The news was announced over Kitagawa Eriko's twitter feed roughly five days ago.  Kitagawa Eriko is a writer who's worked on shows like Orange Days and Love Story.

The cast looks pretty solid, with the exception of Tazawa Arisu, the little girl playing Koiwai Yotsuba.  In the manga, Yotsuba is half Japanese, with blue eyes and green(!?) hair.  Tazawa doesn't quite fit the profile (even the writer was a little worried about that) but her audition charmed the studio enough to let her take the role.  She sounds promising.

I don't think an American could fit that bill (what with the Japanese language and all), but there's probably someone out there who has blue eyes and speaks Japanese, but I'll trust the casting directors on this one. 

However, I totally dig the fact that Hiroshi Abe is playing Jumbo, lol.  Jumbo is about 6' 11", and Hiroshi Abe is about 6' 2"…kind of a big difference, but I'm sure he can fill those shoes quite easily!  Whenever the show comes out, I'll be keeping an eye out for him too!

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Gantz Live Action Trailer!

Gantz is / was one of the most disturbing anime series I had ever watched.  It didn't sit well with me, but it left a strong and lasting impression in my mind.  As far as shows go, I didn't sit down and read the manga that it was based from, but I'm absolutely certain that if I had, I'd probably be off worse.

Still though, Gantz is definitely a show you can't afford to miss. 

The live action looks spectacular.  I'm not too keen on the non-slicked back hair version of Masaru, but the end product looks very promising.

Speaking of movies, I've been on a real movie-high the past few days.  I've watched Fish Story, I Sell the Dead, Air Doll, Man From Earth, and The Kingdom.  I still want to watch Symbol, too.  That one looks really good.  And then there's all these summer blockbuster flicks coming out as well, geezus.

Somehow, I managed to unearth an MP3 of the cover song "Fish Story" by gekirin.  It's been playing non-stop on my iPod ever since I got it.  This song is so badass!

FISH STORY/逆鱗 【PV】

 

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Fan makes live-action Berserk, head asplodes

BERSERK – The Black Swordsman (ENG Subtitles)

Very, very cool.  Guts is a bit on the skinny side, but everything else is WOW.  Can't wait for the follow up!

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