Guillermo Del Toro has many planned projects to do many projects. As well as The Strain, he has recently announced he is interested in doing a Gantz movie. The full comment can be read here.
I also think that I am very influenced by Japanese game designers. I am friends and a big friend of Hideo Kojima, and I have been lucky enough to be friends with Otomo-San. But the series I think would be FANTASTIC to adapt, but I would love to adapt live-action GANTZ. I love the books, I love the book i don't know if you're familiar with it, called BLAME - it's a really surreal, beautiful book, but I don't know if you know it. But it's written by Tsutomu Nihei. And I love the work of Katsuya Terada. But I tried my best as an anime fan to try to do the first live action anime movie with Pacific Rim. And that was one of the reasons why I wanted to achieve an almost superpure color palette of super-saturated colors. I was hoping to make the movie feel as dynamic and as vibrant as anime.
This doesn't mean he will make a Gantz movie however, just that he thinks it would be a great manga to adapt. Del Toro is working with HBO to create an adaption of Naoki Urasawa's Monster. The first script has already been done. An animated series for Pacific Rim has also been confirmed, with at least 13 episodes and possibly done as an anime.
I originally uploaded this on Comic Vine, but it didn't get much attention, so I'll re-upload it here. To avoid confusion, no Visual Novel characters are to be put on the list, and only one character per series. They have to have originated from a video game.
We often talk of those who destroy at least one universe, and those who can yet destroy a planet. But what of the middle ground? What of the middle grounds? What of the starbusters? So here's a list of those who can destroy a star or solar system not just from anime & manga, but from all over. Just for fun and in no real order...
Just for some fun, I'll try and find an anime character from each country in the World (without using Hetalia, and one character per series). Try and guess what work they're from.
From Afganistan there is Souske Sagura, who doesn't know common sence.
From America there is Joey,who does things like Spiderman.
From Antartica there is Irion, a big white whale.
From Austria there is Jan, who is a friend of Atsuhiro.
From Australia there is John Brown, who likes to hunt ghosts.
From Brazil there is Michiko Malandro, one of the few South Americans in anime.
From Canada there is Meene Montgomery, a female outlaw.
From China there is Mao, who'll make you nice and compact.
From Egypt there is Yugi, who has a card that's trapped.
From England there is Jonathan Joestar, the first of the most fabulous.
From France there is Catherine, a chosen child from Paris.
From Germany there is John, a monster if there ever was one.
From Greece there is Laocorn Gaudeamus, who searches for the Armour of Mars.
From Holland there is Alfred Jodocus Kwak, who is a duck.
From Hong Kong there is Elaine, mute & violent.
From Ireland there is Leigharch, who went mad on drugs.
From Italy there is Henrietta, who holds a violent past.
From Japan there is Kanada, because we may as well have a classic for this one.
Form Korea there is Kim Kyung Hwa, who is Korean.
From Luxemburg there is Heero Yuy, hero of the Wing.
From Mexico there is Peyote Diaz, a shaman with a guitar.
From Russia there is Simon Brezhnev, who runs a sushi shop in Ikebukuro.
From Scottland there is Alexander Anderson, who hates vampires and praises the Lord.
From South Africa there is Matilda, a witch afraid of heights.
From the Vatican there is Abel Nightroad, who fights for the Vatican despite being a vampire.
From Wales there is Anya Cocolova, who was sent to London as a fortune teller.
And that's all I can think off. Was your country mentioned Could find anything for Spain, New Zealand, most of Africa & most of South America.
A lot of you have no doubt seen Pacific Rim (which I remind, is absolutely nothing like Evangelion). I did. Pacific Rim by Guillermo Del Toro was made as a tribute to classic animes such as Gigantor and Mazinger Z as well as classic monster movies like Godzilla. It has already gained praise from various important Japanese people, such as Hideo Kojima (creator of Metal Gear Solid). The artist of Metal Gear Solid and the artist of Blood+ also made posters for the Japanese release. It's yet to screen in Japan, but judging by how much the Japanese love their giant robots, I'd say it'll be a hit. No doubt the chances of an anime (or manga) adaption will increase. It also broke records in China, like the Kaiju breaking the Sydney wall.
Anyway that's my thoughts for you. Would you like to see an anime or manga of Pacific Rim? I'd say it's a good idea.