dangermousie: (FMP by misscrystalis)
I have seen it a few times on my flist already, but apparently a studio bought rights for a live-action version of one of my favorite animes of all time (actually behind only Trigun as a favorite), Full Metal Panic.

(For those interested in what FMP is I did a pusher post with explanations and vids here).

Even "better?" The rumor is Zac Effron (most known for High School Musical 1, 2, 3, 18, ten billion) will play Sousuke, the over-solemn teen mercenary. He will defeat the terrorists by singing at them. Maybe, if we are lucky, he and Kaname could do a tender love ballad while dodging bullets in the middle of the forest. Ahahahahaaaaaaaa. I actually like Zac Effron and think he was adorable in HSM but no. Just no. Who are they going to cast for Kaname, Miley Cyrus?

Bleh. And this is from the gal who actually thinks Keanu Reeves will make a good Spike in the upcoming live-action version of Cowboy Beebop.

(I reserve the right to be pleasantly surprised).

ETA: WHAT????????????????????? I quote: "Leonardo DiCaprio is considering casting SMAP as the Ninja Scroll live-action feature film adaptation’s main cast." *brain shortcircuits*
dangermousie: (FMP by misscrystalis)
I have seen it a few times on my flist already, but apparently a studio bought rights for a live-action version of one of my favorite animes of all time (actually behind only Trigun as a favorite), Full Metal Panic.

(For those interested in what FMP is I did a pusher post with explanations and vids here).

Even "better?" The rumor is Zac Effron (most known for High School Musical 1, 2, 3, 18, ten billion) will play Sousuke, the over-solemn teen mercenary. He will defeat the terrorists by singing at them. Maybe, if we are lucky, he and Kaname could do a tender love ballad while dodging bullets in the middle of the forest. Ahahahahaaaaaaaa. I actually like Zac Effron and think he was adorable in HSM but no. Just no. Who are they going to cast for Kaname, Miley Cyrus?

Bleh. And this is from the gal who actually thinks Keanu Reeves will make a good Spike in the upcoming live-action version of Cowboy Beebop.

(I reserve the right to be pleasantly surprised).

ETA: WHAT????????????????????? I quote: "Leonardo DiCaprio is considering casting SMAP as the Ninja Scroll live-action feature film adaptation’s main cast." *brain shortcircuits*
dangermousie: (FMP by misscrystalis)
I have seen it a few times on my flist already, but apparently a studio bought rights for a live-action version of one of my favorite animes of all time (actually behind only Trigun as a favorite), Full Metal Panic.

(For those interested in what FMP is I did a pusher post with explanations and vids here).

Even "better?" The rumor is Zac Effron (most known for High School Musical 1, 2, 3, 18, ten billion) will play Sousuke, the over-solemn teen mercenary. He will defeat the terrorists by singing at them. Maybe, if we are lucky, he and Kaname could do a tender love ballad while dodging bullets in the middle of the forest. Ahahahahaaaaaaaa. I actually like Zac Effron and think he was adorable in HSM but no. Just no. Who are they going to cast for Kaname, Miley Cyrus?

Bleh. And this is from the gal who actually thinks Keanu Reeves will make a good Spike in the upcoming live-action version of Cowboy Beebop.

(I reserve the right to be pleasantly surprised).

ETA: WHAT????????????????????? I quote: "Leonardo DiCaprio is considering casting SMAP as the Ninja Scroll live-action feature film adaptation’s main cast." *brain shortcircuits*
dangermousie: (Kenshin: guilt by roninhonor)
Watched the two-part finale of Cowboy Bebop and Oh. My. God.

So amazingly good. Probably the best anime finale I’ve seen yet. My opinion on the show, after all this, is that I loved the characters (especially Spike), that I adored beyond the telling of it all the episodes that tied to the main arc, and found the rest fun but a bit too leisurely for my tastes. But the 6 or 7 eps that tied to the arc? Wow. And best ending ever.

Thoughts on CB finale. Spoilery, of course. And long )
dangermousie: (Kenshin: guilt by roninhonor)
Watched the two-part finale of Cowboy Bebop and Oh. My. God.

So amazingly good. Probably the best anime finale I’ve seen yet. My opinion on the show, after all this, is that I loved the characters (especially Spike), that I adored beyond the telling of it all the episodes that tied to the main arc, and found the rest fun but a bit too leisurely for my tastes. But the 6 or 7 eps that tied to the arc? Wow. And best ending ever.

Thoughts on CB finale. Spoilery, of course. And long )
dangermousie: (Kenshin: guilt by roninhonor)
Watched the two-part finale of Cowboy Bebop and Oh. My. God.

So amazingly good. Probably the best anime finale I’ve seen yet. My opinion on the show, after all this, is that I loved the characters (especially Spike), that I adored beyond the telling of it all the episodes that tied to the main arc, and found the rest fun but a bit too leisurely for my tastes. But the 6 or 7 eps that tied to the arc? Wow. And best ending ever.

Thoughts on CB finale. Spoilery, of course. And long )
dangermousie: (Kara Lee play)
I was enjoying the first 4 eps: characters are fun, the writing is witty, Spike is hot, and Faye's breasts biologically impossible.

And then I watched ep 5, where we find some stuff out about Spike's past (he worked for the mob, there was a mysterious woman etc) and we meet Vicious who is horrible but also cool (he brings a sword to a gun fight!) and the story gets really arced and angsty and serious and there is this amazing confrontation between Vicious and Spike (former friends!) in the cathedral, wih this amazing imagery, and Spike falling through the window and remembering this mysterious woman singing for him and the rose dropping (the way it does in the credits). Am hooked now.

Also, saw BSG and have long thoughts for later, but I LOVED LOVED LOVED the ep. Never thought I'd say it, but Baltar in Six's head is HOT.

Also, having now read Alice 19th and Genbu Kaiden, as well as watched FY and Ceres, I’ve decided YW has come up with a compelling reason to be on the side of good. How? I present my case:

Yuu Watase's clever plan )
dangermousie: (Kara Lee play)
I was enjoying the first 4 eps: characters are fun, the writing is witty, Spike is hot, and Faye's breasts biologically impossible.

And then I watched ep 5, where we find some stuff out about Spike's past (he worked for the mob, there was a mysterious woman etc) and we meet Vicious who is horrible but also cool (he brings a sword to a gun fight!) and the story gets really arced and angsty and serious and there is this amazing confrontation between Vicious and Spike (former friends!) in the cathedral, wih this amazing imagery, and Spike falling through the window and remembering this mysterious woman singing for him and the rose dropping (the way it does in the credits). Am hooked now.

Also, saw BSG and have long thoughts for later, but I LOVED LOVED LOVED the ep. Never thought I'd say it, but Baltar in Six's head is HOT.

Also, having now read Alice 19th and Genbu Kaiden, as well as watched FY and Ceres, I’ve decided YW has come up with a compelling reason to be on the side of good. How? I present my case:

Yuu Watase's clever plan )
dangermousie: (Kara Lee play)
I was enjoying the first 4 eps: characters are fun, the writing is witty, Spike is hot, and Faye's breasts biologically impossible.

And then I watched ep 5, where we find some stuff out about Spike's past (he worked for the mob, there was a mysterious woman etc) and we meet Vicious who is horrible but also cool (he brings a sword to a gun fight!) and the story gets really arced and angsty and serious and there is this amazing confrontation between Vicious and Spike (former friends!) in the cathedral, wih this amazing imagery, and Spike falling through the window and remembering this mysterious woman singing for him and the rose dropping (the way it does in the credits). Am hooked now.

Also, saw BSG and have long thoughts for later, but I LOVED LOVED LOVED the ep. Never thought I'd say it, but Baltar in Six's head is HOT.

Also, having now read Alice 19th and Genbu Kaiden, as well as watched FY and Ceres, I’ve decided YW has come up with a compelling reason to be on the side of good. How? I present my case:

Yuu Watase's clever plan )
dangermousie: (Mal/Inara by cassiee)
I love it. (For anyone who is wondering, Cowboy Beebop is 26-ep anime, whose main character is Spike Spiegel, a bounty hunter (with the requisite mysterious past) in a futuristic space world. So far I watched two eps.

From the opening shot of the first episode, where everything is almost monochromatic and we see someone drop a rose into a puddle and walk away and slowly the rose turns red while everything else stays shadowed, and flashbacks to something that is as yet unexplained play, I was in love. And then came the uber-cool opening credits. And that first shot of Spike, silouetted in the dark, only the smoke of his cigarette curling in the air. This really looks and feels like so many noir movies I've loved over the years (down to the protagonist's crack of "I was killed years ago. By a woman." Femme fatales are a necessary and wonderful staple of the genre. Does the mysterious woman have anything to do with the dropped rose?)

I love the animation, but most of all I love the fluidity of movements, and the naturalness of the fights. When Spike fights, all his movements are spare and flow into each other. Love. Also am amused at the humor and love the bantering dialogues between Spike and Jet (I knew I was going to love them from their first bickering about where the money from their last bounty reward went. Answer? To pay for the collateral damage Spike caused while apprehending a wanted person).

Also, I love Spike (I love when he keeps insisting he hates dogs and yet is the one who brings one back) who is, in a word, a sweetheart.

So, it's noir. Only set in space. And anime. I am happy. And it's the closest to Trigun vibe I've gotten so far, so yay!
dangermousie: (Mal/Inara by cassiee)
I love it. (For anyone who is wondering, Cowboy Beebop is 26-ep anime, whose main character is Spike Spiegel, a bounty hunter (with the requisite mysterious past) in a futuristic space world. So far I watched two eps.

From the opening shot of the first episode, where everything is almost monochromatic and we see someone drop a rose into a puddle and walk away and slowly the rose turns red while everything else stays shadowed, and flashbacks to something that is as yet unexplained play, I was in love. And then came the uber-cool opening credits. And that first shot of Spike, silouetted in the dark, only the smoke of his cigarette curling in the air. This really looks and feels like so many noir movies I've loved over the years (down to the protagonist's crack of "I was killed years ago. By a woman." Femme fatales are a necessary and wonderful staple of the genre. Does the mysterious woman have anything to do with the dropped rose?)

I love the animation, but most of all I love the fluidity of movements, and the naturalness of the fights. When Spike fights, all his movements are spare and flow into each other. Love. Also am amused at the humor and love the bantering dialogues between Spike and Jet (I knew I was going to love them from their first bickering about where the money from their last bounty reward went. Answer? To pay for the collateral damage Spike caused while apprehending a wanted person).

Also, I love Spike (I love when he keeps insisting he hates dogs and yet is the one who brings one back) who is, in a word, a sweetheart.

So, it's noir. Only set in space. And anime. I am happy. And it's the closest to Trigun vibe I've gotten so far, so yay!
dangermousie: (Mal/Inara by cassiee)
I love it. (For anyone who is wondering, Cowboy Beebop is 26-ep anime, whose main character is Spike Spiegel, a bounty hunter (with the requisite mysterious past) in a futuristic space world. So far I watched two eps.

From the opening shot of the first episode, where everything is almost monochromatic and we see someone drop a rose into a puddle and walk away and slowly the rose turns red while everything else stays shadowed, and flashbacks to something that is as yet unexplained play, I was in love. And then came the uber-cool opening credits. And that first shot of Spike, silouetted in the dark, only the smoke of his cigarette curling in the air. This really looks and feels like so many noir movies I've loved over the years (down to the protagonist's crack of "I was killed years ago. By a woman." Femme fatales are a necessary and wonderful staple of the genre. Does the mysterious woman have anything to do with the dropped rose?)

I love the animation, but most of all I love the fluidity of movements, and the naturalness of the fights. When Spike fights, all his movements are spare and flow into each other. Love. Also am amused at the humor and love the bantering dialogues between Spike and Jet (I knew I was going to love them from their first bickering about where the money from their last bounty reward went. Answer? To pay for the collateral damage Spike caused while apprehending a wanted person).

Also, I love Spike (I love when he keeps insisting he hates dogs and yet is the one who brings one back) who is, in a word, a sweetheart.

So, it's noir. Only set in space. And anime. I am happy. And it's the closest to Trigun vibe I've gotten so far, so yay!

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