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My 2013 Anime Films Watch List:
- Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home (March 9, 2013) [Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life] - ANN & MAL
- Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu (April 20, 2013) [Sci-Fi, Thriller] - ANN & MAL
- *The Garden of Words / Kotonoha no Niwa (May 31, 2013) [Sci-Fi, Thriller] - ANN & MAL
- Hal/Haru (June 8, 2013) [Romance] - ANN & MAL
- **The Wind Rises (July 20, 2013) [Drama, Historical, Romance] - ANN & MAL
- anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (movie) (August 31, 2013) [Drama, Slice of Life] - ANN & MAL
- Tiger & Bunny Movie 2: The Rising (October 2013) [Action, Comedy, Mystery, Super Power] - ANN & MAL
- Space Pirate Captain Harlock (Movie) (October 2013) [Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Space] - ANN & MAL
- ***The Tale of Princess Kaguya (October 2013) [Fantasy, Historical] - ANN & MAL
Two Hakuoki films are also coming out this year but there’s not much info on it yet. There are also a couple of good ones that I didn’t include because it’s either I haven’t seen the series or the previous movie/s for it yet or they’re just not my taste.
For synopsis, trailers, pvs and more information on each movie just check the ANN (animenewsnetwork) & MAL (myanimelist) links. :)
* Makoto Shinkai
** Studio Ghibli / Hayao Miyazaki
*** Studio Ghibli / Isao Takahata
Rurouni Kenshin, 2012
I watched this yesterday with @rizchan and i have to say, i was fairly surprised at how good it was.
You see, live-action movies are a bit tricky especially with a manga or anime that has a solid fan base. Basing on other live-action films or dramas I’ve seen, one of the biggest problems usually lie in keeping it at as close to the original source material in most, if not all aspects (not exactly story wise). What I mean is, sometimes there’s a distinct humor in manga or anime that is only acceptable when you read or watch it in animation but may come off as extremely cheesy or cringe worthy in live-action. You’ll also have to deal with purists that will always find something bad or lacking when it comes to the live-action adaptation.
I’m not even going to lie, I can be annoying and extremely protective when it comes to live-action film or drama announcements to a favorite manga or anime or even something that I only closely followed. I haven’t re-watched Rurouni Kenshin in years but it’s one of the early anime shows that i followed back when i was a kid (next to Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, YuYu Hakusho, Hunter x Hunter, Shaman King, Trigun and the list goes on….). So when a live-action was announced early this year (or was it last year?) along with the casting, I was excited and also a bit disappointed.
I’ve watched quite a few films and dramas with Sato Takeru (Rookies, Bloody Monday 1 & 2, Mei-chan no Shitsuji, and Beck to name a few) and Takei Emi (Otomen, Asuko March!, and Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta) but if I was asked to cast actors at the top of my head to play as Kenshin and Kaoru, they wouldn’t even come to mind. Emi was okay in the film (her voice isn’t as whiny and grating as i remembered) but Takeru surprised me the most because he was very much in character. While I do think that the entire adaptation doesn’t exactly have a lot of to it, overall they did a pretty good job. The cinematography and ost/score is pretty great and the fight scenes were beautiful.
I think this will be theatrically released in a couple more countries (check imdb?) before it’s released to DVD in Japan on the 26th. Don’t give it a miss if it’s screened in your nearest cinema. It’s worth the $$$.:)