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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-02-11, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Fair enough, I bow to your superior knowledge

It's still a bad idea

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Originally Posted by SGMAlice View Post
You have, like many other people, hit on a common misconception.

Manga, being the original art form was first published in magazines.
Kanagaki Robun and Kawanabe Kyosai created the first manga magazine in 1874: Eshinbun Nipponchi.

Since then, the evolution of media forced new ideas and with the advent of the 'Moving Picture' it was translated to the screen in attempts to attract those that did not read Books/Comics/Magazines to the art form.

Anime began at the start of the 20th century, when Japanese filmmakers experimented with the animation techniques that were being explored elsewhere in the world.

The basic differences are animation style; Of particular note are the Eyes and Hair.
The hair of Manga characters will have many individual strands animated, eyes are more expressive in Manga also and less oversized.
Anime hair tends to be static blocks of two or three shades of a single colour and the eyes take up the major proportion of the face.

Another one would be that relative frequency of emotions shown 'On Screen'.
Manga's characters were subdued and showed only what was necessary.
Anime's characters show even the tiniest of emotions and sometimes blow them out of all proportion.

As an example: Attraction of a Male character to a Female one;
The Male character in Anime will often be portrayed having a 'Nosebleed' sometimes Niagra Falls in size where as Manga's Male character would merely blush or turn away for a second.

The word 'Manga' was coined by artist by the Katsushika Hokusai in the early 1800's. His outrageous cartoons and caricatures - often rude and insulting - were called "irresponsible pictures" or "Manga". He adopted the phrase, perhaps to confound his critics.

The first book of Hokusai's Manga, sketches or caricatures that influenced the modern form of comics known by the same name, was published in 1814. Together, his 12 volumes of Manga published before 1820 and three more published posthumously include thousands of drawings of animals, religious figures, and everyday people.

Postwar Japanese Manga as we know it today is largely due to the popularity of the work of Osamu Tezuka, known as the "Father of Manga". For many years Japanese publishers did their best to persuade export markets that Manga was good for business and they concentrated their efforts on material they felt might be most easily understood-the Western-style, cinematic Manga action of, for example, Akira. Anime is not really a seperate entity from Manga, it is simply an extension of it on the silver screen.
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It's important to remember the immutable Laws Of Anime

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I could stomach this if it was done by the Japanese, with a Japanese cast, with a fairly low budget (like the, imo, very decent Russian flick Nightwatch) and English subtitles.

Not everthing has to be converted so that an American audience can 'relate' to it. That's not a dig at Americans, but a dig at the film makers for thinking that the public is too stupid to appreciate World Cinema.
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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-21-11, 11:41 AM
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Well as some people may or may not know, Akira has been greenlit for its remake.... unfortuantely it is being americanised.... and the guy playing our biker gang leader hero? Its the guy from the new Tron movie....

I've no confindence in this.... Its going to bomb harder the hiroshima.
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Wha? Why the hell is this being done in the US? Not only is it originally Japanese, the original story takes place in Japan, dammit! Nothing good can come from this, I think.

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Hence my comment about it bombing so badly....
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have a little faith guys, look at the incredible job they did with the dragonball film..............

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I will reserve comment until I see it. At least M night Shalamalmadingdong has nothing to do with it (airbender).
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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-21-11, 11:31 PM
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Yeah, but the director they have gotten for it is Jaume Collet-Serra. He did the House of Wax remake with Paris Hilton.... Orphan... and most recently Unknown....
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