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Inceptional
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(09-06-2017, 06:55 AM)
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Holy. Fucking. Shitballs.

https://youtu.be/6Pc5ikveEjA

Looks like 13 Assassins meets Kill Bill...and I'm fucking stoked.

Also, this is his 100th film? Damn.
Brian_FETO
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(09-06-2017, 06:58 AM)
This looks fucking awesome

Like Miike's take on Samurai Champloo or something lol
AbortedWalrusFetus
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(09-06-2017, 06:59 AM)
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I'm not surprised they got rid of the Manji symbol. Looks pretty good. I never did finish reading that series.
KraftyKrankins
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(09-06-2017, 06:59 AM)
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The trailer doesn't give me a lot of trust(never read the manga) but I trust Miike to at least kinda deliver.
Stinkles
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(09-06-2017, 07:01 AM)
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Aw yiss
Thug Waffle
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(09-06-2017, 07:03 AM)
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day one dude
Inceptional
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(09-06-2017, 07:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by KraftyKrankins

The trailer doesn't give me a lot of trust(never read the manga) but I trust Miike to at least kinda deliver.

Really? That's one of the best trailers I've ever seen. If anything, I'm afraid the movie won't live up to that trailer. But in Miike I trust.
Qvoth
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(09-06-2017, 07:04 AM)
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huh they seem to incorporate the mugai ryu arc as well?
probably won't have any sequels then
i think kimura takuya is a bad choice as manji, too skinny i feel
bishopcruz
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(09-06-2017, 07:05 AM)
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No Manji on his back? Guess they don't want the Nazi association. Kinda a shame.

Other than that it looks like a Miike film. I really gotta get back to reading the manga.
MrDoctor
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(09-06-2017, 07:06 AM)
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never even knew about this. the trailer looks entertaining, but there's no way to make the story work as a single movie
The Illiterati
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(09-06-2017, 07:06 AM)
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I can believe Miike has made 100 films due to the amount of trash he's made. Though he's made a ton of brilliant stuff too. Of course I won't claim to have seen even a fraction of it.
LiK
(09-06-2017, 07:08 AM)
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Omg, it looks so good.

Some scenes remind me of Azumi.
Baroquemantic
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(09-06-2017, 07:12 AM)
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Well that looks great.
Kite
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(09-06-2017, 07:12 AM)
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Looks infinitely better than the shitty anime adaptation, I'm in.
kswiston
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(09-06-2017, 07:12 AM)
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I was reading the Dark Horse localization of the manga this was based on for a few years. I should go back and finish it one day. This film does a better job capturing the imagery than most live action Manga adaptations that I have seen screenshots or trailers for.
Nappuccino
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(09-06-2017, 07:14 AM)
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Seems like the movie is going to cover a lot, which makes me kinda nervous.

But the film seems to have a fun grindhousey feel.
suzu
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(09-06-2017, 07:14 AM)
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Kimura Takuya as Manji is a bit weird. lol

The trailer looks cool though.
wandering
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(09-06-2017, 07:15 AM)

Originally Posted by Brian_FETO

This looks fucking awesome

Like Miike's take on Samurai Champloo or something lol

Lol it's a manga

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_of_the_Immortal
spineduke
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(09-06-2017, 07:21 AM)
Wonder how Watanabe feels with Takeshi basically aping the Samurai Champloo style. It totally works here, but I can't help feeling bad for him.

edit: agree that Manji is a little too scrawny for the part - the casting for everyone else looks on point though.
otapnam
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(09-06-2017, 07:23 AM)
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Never got to finish the series. Super hyped!
Brian_FETO
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(09-06-2017, 07:25 AM)

Originally Posted by wandering

Lol it's a manga

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_of_the_Immortal

Nice

I just saw the douchebag samurai helping a girl out for revenge to dope rap beats and got hyped
Eila
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(09-06-2017, 07:27 AM)
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Today I learned there's a JoJo live action movie. This guy...
Kaizer
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(09-06-2017, 07:28 AM)
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Saw this trailer a few days ago, looks pretty awesome. I read a bit of the manga a few years ago but never got too deep. Been waiting to see this for a while.

When it comes to Miike's films based on anime/manga, there's a lot of goofiness, but this looks decent to me. Samurai manga/anime always seem like the easiest stories to adapt due to not always requiring crazy amounts of CG. I enjoyed the hell out of the Rurouni Kenshin films, hopefully this will be good too.
Vic
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(09-06-2017, 07:31 AM)
bruuuh, I'm so in.
Siegcram
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(09-06-2017, 07:33 AM)
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Already better than the anime.
Despera
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(09-06-2017, 07:34 AM)
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hmm not bad
Soul Beat
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(09-06-2017, 07:35 AM)
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Day 0! Into my veins!
spineduke
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(09-06-2017, 07:35 AM)
My friend watched the film at Cannes and said it was by far his favorite experience while he was there. The movie has some crazy sequences to enjoy :)
Raguel
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(09-06-2017, 07:37 AM)
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As a fan of the manga, I don't like what I am seeing. They're also tackling a lot of story beats and arcs so I am worried that a lot of the nuances and subtlety as well as character beats are gonna be thrown away for the action. Which is unfortunate bc the Mugen no Junin manga is rich with great characters. It's the only manga I actually love enough to recommend to people.
KeRaSh
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(09-06-2017, 07:37 AM)
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Wow that looks awesome! I started reading the manga in my teens but never finished it.
RoyaleDuke
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(09-06-2017, 07:38 AM)
I'm in like fuckin' flint dude.

Miike is fucking amazing. 13 Assassins is like the craziest shit.
DarkJediKnight
(09-06-2017, 07:40 AM)
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JAW DROPPED! Love that cinematography
spineduke
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(09-06-2017, 07:44 AM)

Originally Posted by Raguel

As a fan of the manga, I don't like what I am seeing. They're also tackling a lot of story beats and arcs so I am worried that a lot of the nuances and subtlety as well as character beats are gonna be thrown away for the action. Which is unfortunate bc the Mugen no Junin manga is rich with great characters. It's the only manga I actually love enough to recommend to people.

It's an action movie first and foremost - I don't know enough about the movie but the emphasis seems to be on set pieces and action. It's a shame, but BOTI has a lot to offer, visually and thematically. I wouldn't be surprised if it gets people diving into the source material afterwards.
Screaming Meat
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(09-06-2017, 07:50 AM)
Ah, finally. Looks good!
Qvoth
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(09-06-2017, 07:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Raguel

As a fan of the manga, I don't like what I am seeing. They're also tackling a lot of story beats and arcs so I am worried that a lot of the nuances and subtlety as well as character beats are gonna be thrown away for the action. Which is unfortunate bc the Mugen no Junin manga is rich with great characters. It's the only manga I actually love enough to recommend to people.

Yep, this
And no way this movie can depict the 1 page killing scene spreads the manga used to do in the early days
SargerusBR
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(09-06-2017, 08:00 AM)
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Please be good, the manga is one of my all-time favorites.
SJRB
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(09-06-2017, 08:03 AM)
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Yeah that was awesome.
Raguel
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(09-06-2017, 08:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Qvoth

Yep, this
And no way this movie can depict the 1 page killing scene spreads the manga used to do in the early days

Yeah. The amount of work Samura put in for those splash pages in charcoal and pencil is just astounding. Some of them are worthy of being framed and hung on the wall.

What I also love about the manga is the lack of fan service and manga tropes. It's just a great series over all.

This movie seems to just aim for action and set pieces, which is disappointing.
KraftyKrankins
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(09-06-2017, 08:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Inceptional

Really? That's one of the best trailers I've ever seen. If anything, I'm afraid the movie won't live up to that trailer. But in Miike I trust.

Yeah, the music was terrible and some things feel a little too self-indulging but I'd love to be proven wrong. :) I just don't think it's that good of a trailer.
ZackieChan
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(09-06-2017, 08:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by KraftyKrankins

Yeah, the music was terrible and some things feel a little too self-indulging but I'd love to be proven wrong. :) I just don't think it's that good of a trailer.

Feeling the same. Like you, I'd love to be proven wrong.
Krev
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(09-06-2017, 09:13 AM)
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It's a pretty good movie. Trashy fun. Too long.
True Savior
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(09-06-2017, 09:45 AM)
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Needs more Shira.

That seemed to cover a lot of the manga.

Originally Posted by Siegcram

Already better than the anime.

Everything is though.
Messofanego
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(09-06-2017, 09:55 AM)

Originally Posted by Krev

It's a pretty good movie. Trashy fun. Too long.

Where did you see it? Any more details?
maomaoIYP
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(09-06-2017, 09:55 AM)
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I'm not a fan of Kimura playing Manji.
But I must admit the trailer looked fun. Not much chance of the film ending on a satisfactory note for fans I suppose, considering the length of the source material.
Crow Pudding
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(09-06-2017, 10:36 AM)
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Awesome trailer but it seems to cover a lot of the manga, so I think this will be a too rushed movie..
m3k
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(09-06-2017, 10:39 AM)
nice

they can cut a lot of the manga to be honest
Zen Aku
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(09-06-2017, 10:49 AM)
I swear I've seen a Japanese movie where a swordman also cannot die and there was a little girl following him too.
KyleCross
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(09-06-2017, 10:50 AM)
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So what's the release for this in the US? I can't seem to find any info.
Turin Turambar
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(09-06-2017, 10:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by m3k

nice

they can cut a lot of the manga to be honest

They HAVE to cut a lot of the manga, because it's a movie.
firehawk12
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(09-06-2017, 10:57 AM)
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Whatever happened to the anime series.

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