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Old 11-13-2012, 04:05 PM   #281
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Default Re: Anime that would make great film adaptations

Originally Posted by topnotch View Post
My cousin that is a film major at UCLA said that they had a discussion on anime adaptations. The conclusion of the discussion is:

Films The Class Would Make:
Rurouni Kenshin
Twilight Q
Outlaw Star
Origin Spirits Of The Past
Shadow Skill
Heat Guy J
MPD Psycho
Ice Blade
Death Note
Ghost In The Shell
Goglo 13
Cowboy Bebop
Area 88
Wicked City
Sci Fi Hary
Hell Girl
Elfen Lied
One Piece
School Zone
Read Or Die
Afro Samurai

Films They Wouldn't Make:
The Big O
Speed Racer
Full Metal Alchemist
Baki the Grappler
Dragon Ball
Code Geass
Astro Boy
Samurai 7
Yu Gi Oh
Fooley Cooly
YuYu Hakusho
Trinity Blood
Street Fighter
I know this coment is old but it's strange how they though One Piece would work better than Naruto and Dragon Ball, OP may be better but Naruto and DB have a shorter story and less story arcs. Only the first half of OP would need in least 5 films, and that's already difficult. And the problem is that after one film you automatically have to make more since the "One Piece" from which the film is titled is only discovered by the end of the story which may be in film 10 or 11.

With Naruto the first film can simply be a one-shot adapting the Zabuza arc, if it's successful they can go on, but i assure everybody that a Trilogy isn't enough to adapt this or any other long manga, Dragon Ball would be even easier, the techniques learned are progressive instead of most new fight shonens where by the 5th episode the characters know some 10 different techniques with forgetable names.

Dragon Ball is simple, the first film can start as a quest with nice visuals where you can apreciate te road to the DB ball like in the first arc, after that you can go to Picollo, the red Ribbon, the sayans and then finally end things with Freeza. Unlike Naruto and One Piece the plot's very straightforward but keeps having nice ideas.

Shonen fighting mangas can make epic franchises, but that is if the studios don't do dumb changes and respect the source material.

Originally Posted by childeroland View Post
Plenty of male-led action films fail, yet the actors' gender is not blamed. Why should it be different for women? Especially since far more male-led action films are made than female-led action films?
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