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kokuryu



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:10 am Reply with quote
Live Action Blood! Drool!!!! I can't wait!
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slickwataris



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:35 pm Reply with quote
This is actually a really cool idea. I can't wait to see A Midnight Opera on Wednesday. It'd be awesome if they made one for MBQ too although the language may be too much for the "target audience."
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ZeroRyoko1974



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:59 pm Reply with quote
Since Tokyoslop has tried to convince people that their OEL junk is manga, I guess they will try to get people to think these animated clips are anime.
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Paploo



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:15 pm Reply with quote
I'm curious how involved the creators are in these works....... TP ran into some issues with their Radio Drama/Podcast versions of some of their titles, as the creators weren't aware they were being produced [though some also knew such things were part of their contracts... how much involvement/permission is involved depends on their contracts I guess.]

I Luv Halloween looks to have fairly impressive animation for a web based cartoon, and the use of cel shading is pretty good overall. From what I've seen of the manga, it sticks close to it's style. For a webbased show, it's not half bad. I was expecting them to just touch up the book's art with some Flash animation. Though I'm curious how they'll handle something more elaborate like Bizenghast [I seriously have to get vol.2 soonish now that vol.3 is coming out].

What's to watch though, is if any of this stuff gets on TV.... I imagine this is TP's attempt at doing pilots for these books [hence the short run times], and seeing if there's any interest from broadcasters [or DVD companies- Manga Entertainment is doing insane numbers on those Hellboy dvd's, and given some OEL titles sell as well as TP's more popular manga titles, there is an audience]

ps--- before you go and randomly bash [no context=bashing] domestic creators, try making a comic yourself, armchair manga editors of the world.
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SharinganEye



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:29 pm Reply with quote
Eww. Eww. EWW.

MySpace is the Devil. End of story.
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who_is_friend



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:58 am Reply with quote
ZeroRyoko1974 wrote:
Since Tokyoslop has tried to convince people that their OEL junk is manga, I guess they will try to get people to think these animated clips are anime.


Hey. Try WATCHING before you make comments like this. They've had a lot of flops with their English titles, but I Luv Halloween is actually half decent. I'm pleased with how it turned out. Glad to see it's not just coloring in the book.

Now, when's Dramacon coming?
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Paploo



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:14 am Reply with quote
SharinganEye wrote:
Eww. Eww. EWW.

MySpace is the Devil. End of story.


Yeah, MySpace is pretty evil. I hope TP also puts these up on their homepage as well, so we can avoid going to MySpace.
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