L. M. Lloyd (ubik@austin.rr.com)
Sat, 27 May 2000 16:11:54 -0500


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The Matrix! The initial pitch to Joel Silver consisted of showing
Joel an unspecified Anime tape and saying "we want to make that as a
movie." Now obviously it is not directly based on any one anime, but
it is a good example of movie produced by an American company that
managed to keep that anime feel.

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From: Chris Maier
To: gundam@aeug.org
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2000 3:29 PM
Subject: [gundam] One of the reasons remaking Gundam for the US
audience might turn out bad.

We only need to look at the following examples of how we handle
established anime properties:
"The New Adventures Of Speed Racer" Anybody even remember that SR had
an American-made sequel?
"Robotech II:The Sentinels" Makes you REALLY want to watch Macross
Plus and 7.
Saban's version of "Sailor Moon" This remake is too evil to describe.
"Voltron 3D"...ugghhhhh
"Dragonball Adventures" A new American animated series coming soon
based on Akira Toriyama's big manga/anime franchise, which arguably
has the worst dub in anime history....
 "Fist Of The North Star" Live-action movie
 "Street Fighter" Live-action move....not technically anime, but a
Japanese property nonetheless.
 "Godzilla"-Ditto.
 "Guyver" Live-action movie..

  I've yet to see an American-made adaptation of anything Japanese
that does'nt mess up it's source material....

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