Chris Maier (
Wed, 31 May 2000 16:27:09 -0400

 I really would'nt say that the Japanese are bad at FX at all. Look at Final
Fantasy:The Movie as well as Final Fantasy 8 and the upcoming 9-it's amazing
how real some of the characters look. Especially at the ending for Final
Fantasy 8(With the video camera zooming around) really good stuff. Plus they
are pretty good with putting CG elements into anime(Just look at Cowboy
Bebop, especially Episodes 9 to 10). Was Char's Counterattack the first
anime movie to feature CG?
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From: Alfred Urrutia <>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Live Action Gundam

> Brandon Perlow wrote:
> > I dont know.. Bandai makes a good billion a year on kit sales alone..
(5th largest
> > entertainment co. in the world)Thats mostly Japan.. I think they could
invest 50
> > -100 million on a live action Gundam series.. I think a good one could
be done..
> > But I think it would have to be an Alternative continuity.. I think it
would be
> > great if JMS (I cant seem to spell him right) couuld write and plot the
> > Lets face it, he's done it before, and did it well too...
> >
> Bandai needs to come up with their own story (Tomino should write it or
the guy(s)
> who did 0080) and then they should find an American fx company to do the
> (otherwise you end up with the Square Hawaii
> problem). Get the brothers that directed "The Matrix", or somebody
similar (knows
> both Eastern and Western styles) to direct. I think this is the only way
it will
> work. Japanese fx companies are too far behind and Western writers suck
at serious
> SF right now.
> Alfred.
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