Contra Deus wrote:
Interesting you mentioned Bleach. I've heard that the live stage-play of Bleach was good, but as a movie? I don't know. They'd probably have to replace the shuhakushos with something that wouldn't look out of place in live action (unless the entire film was set exclusively in Soul Society). Plus, though Bleach may be wildly popular in Japan, it hasn't quite reached the level of notoriety here in the US that DB has.
Personally, I'm surprised no one has attempted a live action Cowboy Bebop film. However, I did hear that a live-action Blood: The Last Vampire movie is in the works.
Back on topic: How do you suppose Piccolo's character will be portrayed? Will it be the smug malevolence of Daimao, or the sullen, no-nonsense, 'fuck the world' attitude of Ma Junior? Obviously, Marsters would be more suited to the former, but his role as Brainiac on Smallville did demonstrate that he could play the serious, all-business type.
I don't know. I'd say this whole thing is a shot in the dark.
I saw part of the live-action Bleach play, that's why I thought it could be pulled off more easily (as its already been proven its possible). Ah, I assumed it was more popular here than I gave it credit for; as the bookstore I work at part-time about a third of the people I see buying manga are picking up Bleach.
I'd actually be interested in a live-action Bebop; I miss that show.
If Adult Swim were to ever air it again I'd definitely re-watch it.
Dragonball is way more worthy with its universal plot, and to be honest... it is COMPLETE! I don't see why Naruto would be more believable or acceptable, because they are a bunch of children being trained at killing with a lot of unnecessary angst -_-. Can't speak for Bleach, but the DragonBall storyline is just way more appealing to all ages, as shown by its enduring popularity.
I totally agree, I suppose it mostly stems from my unease at their two current casting choices and the intitial "high school" plot thing that surfaced back in September.
I don't think Naruto would be more acceptable, (I've only seen up to what, episode 25 or something and then skipped straight to Shippuuden; and even then I'm only watching Shippuuden because a bunch of my friends are. I'm seriously lazy when it comes to Shippuuden.) I'm just saying its more popular right now. It's the "it" show and even though I don't agree with some of the stuff that's in Naruto, the mainstream eats it up and Hollywood tends to target that same audience with these kinds of movies.
Also on believabililty scale, I'm mainly talking about the hair. I have a horrible sinking feeling
that Goku's hair is going to be massacred if the use live action.
Now a CGI or Animated Dragon Ball movie would be something I would be excited for.
Seriously? Can you imagine a full-length animated Dbz movie done by Toei in the art style of Budoukai 2 or 3's opening? It would be beautiful!
I'm hoping the live-action-movie will be enough to kick Toei into gear about releasing some kind of new special (or at least nmz in ova form).
Also, Ms. Nozawa turned 71 this past month. Toei REALLY needs to do a new special before she retires.