We’ve got a trifecta of questions this time…
Constanzadellarosa: How do you feel about live action adaptations (Japanese and American ones)?
This was something I actually covered a while back. My opinion’s maybe fluxuated a little bit after enjoying SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD so much. Generally, I’m a believer in medium-specific storytelling and I’d really rather see something new and original than something I’ve already seen before. I rarely get to the end of an anime and think, “Wow… I really need to see this in live action.” If it’s good enough as is, then what more do you need? That being said, this is really a case-by-case thing. There’s just many examples of two artistic visions meeting and producing something noteworthy as there are examples of somebody totally botching the translation.
I’m actually going to be watching the live-action DEATH NOTE movies on Blu-Ray over the weekend. I haven’t read the manga, but I’ll be curious how they compare to the show.
N15PCA Have you ever bought a Hong Kong DVDs of an anime before?
Like a bootleg? I did when I was kid living in Singapore. I didn’t know what was what back then. There were bootlegs of everything. Although, I’ve been noticing that they’ve been slowly getting phased out at conventions over the years (although you’ll still find them in abundance in China town.) I really don’t like to get boots, out of principal. Are HK DVDs a big deal? Please elaborate.
D34dM4n What is it about manga and anime that keeps bringing you back to it?
This question actually ties back to the first one. Watching and reviewing anime for this site has been a real breath of fresh air, creatively. What I’m really enjoying is that this is all relatively new ground for me. Western entertainment can all-too-often be predictable and over-developed, but everything I’ve watched so far has been a revelation because I simply can’t predict where it’ll go. None of these shows can fit into a box and, as I’ve said, the Japanese are generally less constipated about suspensions of disbelief.
That can be all the questions we have left. I’m sure you Anime Vice lunatics must have more. I’m sure you have hundreds, so keep the questions and topics flying. I’ll answer and address them here. C’mon… this is too much fun to stop. Keep going! Participate!