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Squadcast Episode 07 Preview & Topics

HA! I finally remembered!

See? See?! Didn't I tell you I'd remember earlier this week?

Anyway, tomorrow evening Dawn and Naomi and I will be recording the Anime Vice Squadcast's Episode 07: F!@#$ed Up Figures and More. Here are our topics!

Discussion Topics


Your Turn!

As always, we want to hear about your questions, comments, concerns, flames, relationship issues, random bouts of psychosis, etc!

But this week I want to try incorporating a new feature where we ask YOU something. (And yes, we'll answer these questions too.) This week's question: name an anime or manga you'd like to see a live-action movie of-- and then think of the worst possible casting for at least one of the main characters.
HeeroYuyon May 18, 2009 at 7:14 p.m.
Kara no Kyoukai Live Action. It's got Hollywood written all over it - it's artsy, it's unique (okay, maybe that part isn't hollywood-like), it's got an awesome female lead character, and there's plenty of ass-kicking. Hell, it's almost a superhero series in terms of how the powers and stuff are used in the plot.

Worst possible people to play them? heh....well, it's not hard to find bad hollywood actors for a role so I'll just go with what would be bad but amusing. Brad Pitt as Kokutou would be amusing, especially if he went along the lines of his acting in Burn After Reading (horrible movie btw, but he was funny in it at least). And for Shiki.....hmmm..... well I know Miley Cyrus would be HILARIOUS as Azaka....
Schwindelmagieron May 18, 2009 at 7:52 p.m.
Heero: Eh?! Kara no Kyoukai live action?! Hmm, I actually might just go see that. XD
HeeroYuyon May 18, 2009 at 8:03 p.m.
Oh I WOULD go see that believe me. I think it would have a lot of good potential since it fits Hollywood's style of "normal real(ish) world setting but some abnormal characters/things in it" so well. Plus it already has an actual script that's been proven to work in a movie format. It'd practically take a conscious effort to screw it up.

And I would definitely be checking for Nasu Kinoko and Takeuchi's names in the credits...


Schwindelmagieron May 18, 2009 at 10:03 p.m.
Heero: Ah, like how Shinchiro Watanabe is helping out with the Cowboy Bebop live action movie. Yes, it definitely makes a difference when the ones that created the series are involved in the live action project. ^^
Lunarmothon May 18, 2009 at 10:46 p.m.
A franchise I would like to see turn as a live action, is one of my favorite of course, Battle Angle Alita. I think, or would like to believe, that a good Hollywood studio could pull off the required CG, explosions and blood. But I would worry, mostly because I've seen DBE, that we would get the whole idea wrong and screw with the characters? Mostly I worry that would make Alita to sassy (or just get the whole character wrong), but hey your talking to a person who awful with actors and actress by name so...

And how Question: I hate that now Cartoon Network has reality shows? Don't you? I'm just glad I have good internet.
MoonStormon May 18, 2009 at 11:03 p.m.
OK Have a good show, But I have to say I actually like the real face on the Yoko. Now the more interesting thing is breast feeding animu! Something in my gut is telling me this is going to be bad but the man in me say I'm going to have to watch the first ep.

Now to  the question. I agree that Battle Angle Alita should be a movie. As who to put into what role I don't really know, but I do know who I want as the director,
Quentin Tarantino
blackholehearton May 19, 2009 at 3:27 a.m.
Live action eh? I'd go with Maison Ikkoku as it is my favorite and easiest to adapt of Takahashi Rumiko's work. Plus, Donnie Darko proved that you can make a great period film set in the '80's and Hollywood loves RomComs. As for casting, it pains me admit it but Shia LaBeouf would be a damn good Godai. My nightmare casting choice would be Kathy Griffin as Akemi,  the J-drama screwed this part up as well, Akemi needs to be more than just funny, she needs to be Fem Fatale enough that you believe she could take Godai from Kyoko if she really wanted to.
Nikoon May 19, 2009 at 9:42 a.m.
Worst Case Scenario: Mobile Suit Gundam with Shia LaBeouf staring as Amuro Ray.
Zeouterlimitson May 19, 2009 at 10:34 a.m.
Of course I want to see Weta & ADV do the Evangelion Live-Action movie.
I guess the worst people to play the protagonists: Someone like Efron playing Shinji, I'm not sure I could see him pull off the deafest attitude that Shinji has.
Asuka: God, remember the Lohan suggestions?
 It's hard to think of terrible teenager actors, because I just don't know a whole lot. As for Gendo, I could see them sticking someone like Ray Liotta. *shudder*
And Jon Voight as Fuyustki.
  How could they butcher Misato... hmmm. So many to choose from. God, imagine some line Jennifer Lopez getting it, ugh! Thank heavens it be nigh impossible. Oh my, what if they god Milla Jovovich... NOOOOOOOOO.

Holy smokes at that Asuka figurine. It does make her look older but obviously it's still odd. It would be interesting actually, to see grown up sketches of the 5 children in their plug-suits.


Nerxon May 19, 2009 at 10:55 a.m.
YAAY an anime wif boobz and milk, like Queens Blade!
HeeroYuyon May 19, 2009 at 12:49 p.m.
Niko: Sadly, I don't think that would be as bad as G Saviour (idc what anyone says, the live action Transformers movie was awesome even if he was the main character)
Nikoon May 19, 2009 at 2:23 p.m.
@HeeroYuy said:
" Niko: Sadly, I don't think that would be as bad as G Saviour (idc what anyone says, the live action Transformers movie was awesome even if he was the main character) "
Fine then. Brennan Elliott plays Bright too.
HeeroYuyon May 19, 2009 at 5:15 p.m.
@Niko: NOOOOOOOOooooooo!!!!

Actually you could've chosen worse...like George Clooney for Bright. Haha, actually, instead of Kokutou, I think Brad Pitt would make a hilarious Char.
Blindshogunon May 20, 2009 at 12:30 a.m.
KODOMO NO JIKAN!
I want to see Wes Anderson tackle this touchy subject. the love between a girl and her teacher.
The teacher: Samuel L Jackson
Rin: Ellen Page
Everyone else: who cares! Samuel L. Jackson is teaching children and fighting of the advances of a girl that is older than she looks.
Blindshogunon May 20, 2009 at 12:57 a.m.
Oh, wait
Blame! by Tsutomu Kihei
I'd love to see that as a movie. It's so atmospheric, like Mad Max in some weird underground world. Killy and his (I was gonna make a girl dog joke) girl Cibo make their way up into the sphere place. I would love to see the world Kihei created in motion.
Live action though, not CGI 

Breast Feeding:
I like milk and I like breasts; you combine the two done...yes

Yoko:
I said this on the Yoko post when it was first posted.
I'm going to touch my self regardless of whether or not the figure is accurate to the anime.
Also I like the figure for what it is, I admire the craftsmanship, the hard work people must have put behind it, and she also doesn't look as 'chidly' more series in a way.

What they did to Kagami...look at me... Good Smile Company look at me....no.       
 

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