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Mecha to Take Over Hollywood? -- THE VICE PIT

While Sam's away, Tom's left to trace a little history - - connecting classic sci-fi novels to the future of anime's influence on American blockbusters. He also flips the switch, picking a US movie that could've worked much better as an anime. What could it be?!?!

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    Tom Pinchuk’s a writer and personality with a large number of comics, videos and features like this to his credit. Visit his website - - tompinchuk.com - - and follow his Twitter: @tompinchuk

    Sam Weller is a writer and actor who's scribed for shows like FIRST EDITION, GEEK THERAPY, and most recently BATGIRL: SPOILED. He also really likes anime. To know what is going to happen next, follow@cravesam

    Turambaron Dec. 3, 2012 at 2:32 p.m.
    Starship Troopers the book was published in 1959.  The Tetsujin 28 manga started its run in 1956.
    Destinyheroknighton Dec. 3, 2012 at 9:26 p.m.

    Wow, that a lot of Vice pit video

    No, sam make me sad :(

    Anyway, I think a Gundam make over he would be pretty cool (with the right people making it) or a Gurren Lagann would be funny

    Marshal Victoryon Dec. 3, 2012 at 11:35 p.m.

    Reguarding Starship troopers.Friend an i went to see the 1st movie back in the day.He had read the books .i had not. He thought it was ok but books were not really on the screen at all.His discription of the books sounded way better than the movie by far.

    Thanks for usen my topic by the way .I would put forth a few movies that could just be straight atory adaptions not much needs changed to be a anime or manga even.Two that spring to mind right off are...

    http://www.screened.com/blade-runner/16-171085/

    an

    http://www.screened.com/dark-city/16-180200/

    Both fit in that it wouldnt take much catagory to fit right in.After rewatching Riding Bean i belive a anime version of http://www.screened.com/bullitt/16-181431/ would work .

    Also whats a mech an whats not.Our old pen an paper role playing group used to play pladium version of Robotech https://palladium-store.com/1001/product/551-Robotech-Macross-Saga-Sourcebook.html an we would discuss things like this .Our settled hard an fast rule was if its 1.75 times bigger than a human it can be considered a mech any thing less falls into powered exo skeleton an power armor.Which was dubed the 10ft rule .Really we used 10 an 1/2 .

    samweller999 staff on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:59 a.m.

    @Destinyheroknight: I'll be back soon once I'm done with my SECRET PROJECT

    Marshal Victoryon Dec. 4, 2012 at 5 p.m.

    @samweller999: Err if ya tell its not a secret.. just saying.Also hope ya an Tom do a review on

    http://www.screened.com/pacific-rim/16-203469/

    when it hits.Least from a Anime fan perspective.

    Destinyheroknighton Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:45 p.m.

    @samweller999:

    It not very secret if you show me a picture LOL!

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