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Zac Efron is...Sousuke?

It's just not the same!


So, you guys know my long-running joke that Zac Efron is Kira, due to his easy physical similarities with the anime character (if any human can be said to look like an anime character, anyway). So imagine my shock when I found out that Zac Efron really is considering taking an anime character role on!

...But not the one that would have made me shit a brick. No, word is that Mandalay Pictures (the company behind, for example, 1997's I Know What You Did Last Summer; 1999's Sleepy Hollow; 2001's Enemy at the Gates; etc) has acquired the film license to, of all things, Full Metal Panic. And Efron is considering taking on a role in the project. My instinct, of course, is to guess that the role in question is the lead, Sousuke Sagara, and I guess I can kind of see the possibility for resemblence.

But it's just not the same...What say you, gentle readers?
N15PCAon April 11, 2009 at 9:56 p.m.
Good fit.
liledormouseon April 12, 2009 at 8:38 a.m.
oh my.... *laughs totally hard* are you kidding?! really, I don't have anything against Zac Efron but voicing an anime character... :)) more so a character from FMP... *still laughing*
Dan_CiTion April 12, 2009 at 10:14 p.m.
Why did you use a picture of Light Yagami here? Shouldn't it be of Zac Efron?
Buttonkingon June 29, 2009 at 1:47 p.m.
I don't really know how i feel about Zac Efron playing Light Yagami, 
A part of me is outraged at the thought of them toning it down in order to not scare the countless HSM fan girls who will undoubtedly turn up purely for the Efron factor. 
But a bigger part of me thinks that maybe this time Hollywood won't let us down and keep the character of Light Yagami as the evil souless killer we all know and love/hate.
If they keep it as dark as the anime/manga/films are, then it potentially will be an excellent film. 
Plus it does give Zac Efron a chance to show his true acting potential (if he has one that goes beyond the cry baby Troy Bolton) 
It gives him a chance to do something hard-hitting and worthwhile. 
But if the film's rating is any lower than a 15 then we know they've toned it down and its going to be disastrous.   
Lets just stay hopeful and keep our fingers crossed. 
I'm actually quite excited for it. 
shonenon June 29, 2009 at 4:17 p.m.
Changes to Zac Efron face must be made

Here's my input

1.Dye hair to look more dark brown

2.Add a scar to left cheek.

3.Get surgery done to widen chin so that it looks more pronounced.

4.Wear contacts so eye color can match character.

5. Get squirrel like lines implants or just use a marker and draw it under eyelid.

6.Put make-up on lips so they match with the rest of your skin color.

Yeah I think He'll look more like the character now.


chidoriion Aug. 28, 2009 at 9:28 p.m.

This is my ultimate protest to this so CALLED film with Zac... 
 
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r25/rinoaheartiliy/ZAC_FMP2.gif?t=1251519879 
 
I rest my case, its a dumb pic i found..but it says a million words about how badd ass the anime is and should STAY an anime! 
 
heres another lol... 
 http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r25/rinoaheartiliy/kanamepunch.gif?t=1251520066    

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