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Kurita
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(09-06-2017, 10:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Messofanego

Where did you see it? Any more details?

It's been out for a while in Japan so I'm assuming the poster saw it there
Antiwhippy
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(09-06-2017, 11:10 AM)
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Honestly as a big fan of the manga this looks... kinda disappointing? Cheap? There is a gravitas in the original art that is not translating in the movie for me.

It needs the beautiful dismemberment that is a big part of the identity of the art.
firehawk12
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(09-06-2017, 11:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Antiwhippy

Honestly as a big fan of the manga this looks... kinda disappointing? Cheap? There is a gravitas in the original art that is not translating in the movie for me.

It needs the beautiful dismemberment that is a big part of the identity of the art.

Welcome to Japanese films. lol
Antiwhippy
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(09-06-2017, 03:16 PM)
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Fair enough. :P
Rymuth
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(09-06-2017, 03:22 PM)
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I'm happy they appeared to have done right by my boy, Magatsu. :3
Seiryoden
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(09-06-2017, 03:25 PM)
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Hiroaki Samura's amazing art deserves better than Miike and the casting of KimuTaku as Manji is just plain weird. At least the gore level seems appropriate.
HStallion
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(09-06-2017, 03:25 PM)
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Looks better than his Jojo's Bizarre Adventure manga adaptation and actually looks decent all around but like others have said this appears to be covering A LOT which means its probably bouncing from action scene to action scene which is cool if they can pull them off but wished they were focusing a bit more. Also not enough of Shira, one of the more disturbing manga villains out there.
Jyrii
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(09-06-2017, 03:26 PM)
That looks pretty damn good
IronRinn
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(09-06-2017, 03:30 PM)
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God, I used to love this comic back in the day. Did it ever wrap up?

Some of those scenes look like 1:1 recreations of panels I remember.
HStallion
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(09-06-2017, 03:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by IronRinn

God, I used to love this comic back in the day. Did it ever wrap up?

Some of those scenes look like 1:1 recreations of panels I remember.

Yeah it finished several years ago
Redd
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(09-06-2017, 03:46 PM)
It looks alright. I need to finish the manga soon.
True Savior
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(09-06-2017, 06:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by IronRinn

God, I used to love this comic back in the day. Did it ever wrap up?

Some of those scenes look like 1:1 recreations of panels I remember.

Originally Posted by HStallion

Yeah it finished several years ago

I bought one of the omnibus editions a few weeks ago. Pretty, pretty good. Good way to collect it a bit more cheaply.
Space A Cobra
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(09-06-2017, 06:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Antiwhippy

Honestly as a big fan of the manga this looks... kinda disappointing? Cheap? There is a gravitas in the original art that is not translating in the movie for me.

Yeah some parts of the trailer look good while a lot of it looks like one of those cosplay fan trailers.

I really liked the comic so I'll give it a watch.
louiedog
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(09-06-2017, 06:59 PM)
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The sequel should be a team up with Jack Harkness.

BladeoftheImmortal
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(09-06-2017, 07:00 PM)
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Yo.


If I could make this movie. I've always wanted to do it with the art style of A scanner Darkly. Always thought that would sell the art style of the Manga well.
RMI
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(09-06-2017, 07:00 PM)
great. I have enjoyed a few Takashi Miike movies in the past and this looks like it is right in his wheelhouse.
TheWraith
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(09-06-2017, 07:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by RMI

great. I have enjoyed a few Takashi Miike movies in the past and this looks like it is right in his wheelhouse.

Unfortunately far from Kimura Takuya's wheelhouse though, urgh.
Krev
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(09-06-2017, 07:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Messofanego

Where did you see it? Any more details?

Saw it at the Sydney Film Festival in June.
The fights are really fun and funny but there's ultimately not enough variation for how many of them there are. It's really a series of duals movie, like Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Like that movie it would be better if they'd sacrificed different things in streamlining the source material.
Everyone I spoke to about it enjoyed it.
KodaRuss
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(09-06-2017, 07:49 PM)
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Damn this looks great, might have to check this out.
Lulubop
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(09-06-2017, 07:52 PM)
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BotI is my favorite manga, this looks alright.

The dude they got playing Anotsu is really pretty, at least they got that right
Anteater
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(09-06-2017, 07:55 PM)
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Takuya Kimura sure is looking good
The Omega Man
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(09-06-2017, 08:01 PM)
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Amazing Manga, great art, incredibly botched anime adaptation, this however looks good, I hope it delivers.
Messofanego
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(09-06-2017, 08:27 PM)

Originally Posted by Krev

Saw it at the Sydney Film Festival in June.
The fights are really fun and funny but there's ultimately not enough variation for how many of them there are. It's really a series of duals movie, like Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Like that movie it would be better if they'd sacrificed different things in streamlining the source material.
Everyone I spoke to about it enjoyed it.

I'll still buy tickets for it at our London Film Festival coming in October, but thanks for making me keep my expectations in check. 140min does sound a bit long, but that was the same length for 13 Assassins which I really liked.
manfestival
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(09-06-2017, 08:44 PM)
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looks like it could be good fun. i especially like the dynasty warriors scene
ZeroDivide
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(09-06-2017, 08:48 PM)
Awesome! Looks like a great action flick. And I'm always down for more Kimutaku
Hastati
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(09-06-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Woah! Looks awesome! I was wondering if they were gonna tone down the violence but I guess not LOL

Didn't realize he did 13 assassins, was skeptical about this adaptation but now I'm sold. Time to go back and finish reading the manga.
ssolitare
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(09-06-2017, 09:12 PM)
I didn't like the trailer. The MC got soooooo fucked up in the manga that I hope we very to see some of that. Probably not. This looks genetic, but the Manga is anything but.
Sanctuary
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(11-11-2017, 10:59 PM)
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Just watched this film, and I absolutely loved it. I had already liked Miike since Ichi the Killer and Gozu, but 13 Assassins made me a fan. This film is basically a samurai power fantasy and kind of like a mix of 13 Assassins, Ninja Scroll and with a protagonist that is basically Wolverine. Fans of Nioh would probably love this.

Originally Posted by Lulubop

The dude they got playing Anotsu is really pretty, at least they got that right

I don't normally think that when watching the seemingly androgynous anime characters in a lot of anime, but here I actually did. At first I thought he looked somewhat odd, but then later decided he was perfect.
Robot Carnival
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(11-11-2017, 11:10 PM)
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cool to see all the positive response to this movie. I had kinda chucked it under yet another terrible live action manga movie. good to know it's at least decent.
.hacked
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(11-12-2017, 08:02 AM)
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$6.99 to rent on iTunes right now, was pretty good.
Dunki
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(11-12-2017, 09:02 AM)
Just saw the trailer. Well this is a pretty strange role for Takuya Kimura but everything with him was pretty awesome so far. I am really interested in this one^^
Kadayi
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(11-12-2017, 04:31 PM)
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Looks dope.
borghe
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(11-12-2017, 05:28 PM)
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Thinking of renting this or The Villainess on iTunes.
Benjamin_MFF
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(11-12-2017, 09:42 PM)
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Dude, thanks for the bump, it's still in theaters over in LA!
Dacon
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(11-14-2017, 10:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Antiwhippy

Honestly as a big fan of the manga this looks... kinda disappointing? Cheap? There is a gravitas in the original art that is not translating in the movie for me.

It needs the beautiful dismemberment that is a big part of the identity of the art.

Yeah this looks kind of shitty. The tone is all wrong? It's too Miike.

A Blade of the Immortal movie should be more brooding and have really great cinematography and this just looks like pulpy violence.
Sanctuary
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(11-14-2017, 11:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dacon

Yeah this looks kind of shitty. The tone is all wrong? It's too Miike.

A Blade of the Immortal movie should be more brooding and have really great cinematography and this just looks like pulpy violence.

I don't really care about the source material at all, although I can understand why it might be important to others. I just watched the movie for its own virtues, and it's funny that you mentioned cinematography. I thought it did an amazing job in that regard, and it also took advantage of colors like how many of the Wuxia films do. If you enjoyed 13 Assassin's, then you would know what to expect regarding cinematography and to a lesser extent violence. If you didn't care for that film, then you probably wouldn't enjoy this either. Plus, did you really expect a Miike film to be less Miike?

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