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    sickVisionz moderator on Nov. 9, 2012 at 3:39 p.m.

    I'd love to see the ultra dark version of Death Note Tony mentioned. I thought it was pretty awesome how in the live-action version they gave Light a girlfriend long before he got the book and then he killed her just to test the Death Note. That was darker than the anime version because he never really cared about any of the women he used there. I like bad guys but I want to see a Light so cold and evil that I feel bad for liking him. As he is now, he's kinda Aizen bad ass, not giving a fuck.

    FoxxFireArt moderator on Nov. 10, 2012 at 3:19 a.m.

    Why would you need to take an anime/manga and do it in a Western style? Manga are still comics. The only real difference is they're made in Japan. Do we distinguish comics from Europe or Mexico as anything other than comics? The line we draw between the two is always confusing to me. It's like saying games made for the Playstation aren't like the X-Box games.

    They've been trying to make a Western live-action adaptation of DEATH NOTE, and thankfully it seems to be dying a slow death from ever being made. Last I heard, Black was objecting to many of the changes to the plot Warner Bros. made. That was back in January of 2011. I hope it will be soon canceled, like with COWBOY BEBOP. We don't need any more DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION nightmares.

    How do you even do the DEATH NOTE movie darker than the original story without going into the over-the-top realm of SAW?

    The only remakes I can get behind is what's being done with the Rebuild of Evangelion, and this project is coming from the original creator.

    Nice rendition of MULAN's "Reflection" there, Sam.

    Marshal Victoryon Nov. 10, 2012 at 12:17 p.m.

    @FoxxFireArt: Thanks for saving me time an poor typing on my part.100% agree with ya.

    Marshal Victoryon Nov. 10, 2012 at 7:54 p.m.

    Also Now comics did have a nice Terminator series back in the day . rest was meh. Continuinty tho did have a star blazers book .Really Theirs sevrial anime that could be great movies.But they can not come from hollyweird tho.

    Kino88on Nov. 11, 2012 at 6:02 p.m.

    MULAN LOL!!

    Kobra678on Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:22 p.m.

    I agree with sickVisionz

    JimeeJoon Jan. 17, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

    sickVisionZ has a good point

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