Forum - View topic
NEWS: Prince of Tennis Adapted as Live-Action Drama in China




Note: this is the discussion thread for this article

Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
kuni_kuni



Joined: 15 Jul 2006
Posts: 37

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:16 am Reply with quote
I heard this a few days ago from the PoT LiveJournal community. I was pretty surprised to hear about a Chinese adaptation, though.

I'm not into the whole Asian dramas thing, but I'll probably watch it anyway. Hopefully it's better than the live-action movie, 'cause that was just...yeah.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
roujin



Joined: 12 Aug 2006
Posts: 139

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:16 pm Reply with quote
This will probably be another really surreal (at least in my opinion) adaptation of a manga/anime. I'll probably watch it for the very same reason.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
minakichan



Joined: 12 Nov 2003
Posts: 1070

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:45 pm Reply with quote
FRICK.

This will be awesomely terrible and terribly awesome.

I've never heard of CHINA (not Taiwan) adapting live-action drama versions of manga... (also, doesn't politics get in the way?) although I think they did movies? I can't wait to see.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ohnospagettios



Joined: 17 Aug 2007
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:12 pm Reply with quote
I read somewhere that the reality show was for the purpose of creating a boyband. That doesn't bode well for the acting. Laughing

It should be fun, regardless. It's Prince of Tennis, after all. How serious can it be, really?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
poehitman



Joined: 24 Oct 2005
Posts: 93

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:39 pm Reply with quote
Couldn't be more boring than the anime.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
becharm



Joined: 03 May 2006
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:51 pm Reply with quote
that sux, if HK decide to do it then it maybe be ok. However, I only support the Japanese live action version.

The movie was pretty good, although too short. Crying or Very sad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Roy9076



Joined: 06 Jan 2006
Posts: 286
Location: California

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:19 pm Reply with quote
Japan has a live action of Prince of Tennis.
China will be having a live action of Prince of Tennis.
Now I wonder if Korea will be jumping in sometime in the years. xD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
domino



Joined: 25 Nov 2004
Posts: 373

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:49 pm Reply with quote
Given the quality (or lack thereof) of other Chinese dramas, this should be... "special".

I want to check it out, but honestly hate the sound of Chinese, so I'm torn between watching and not watching. I'm tempted to cry "I wish it was a live action Japanese version!", but then I remember the Japanese live action Prince of Tennis movie and shudder.

What surprised me most about this article, though, was that it was only last year that Prince of Tennis aired in China. It seems like it's been wildly popular among Chinese fans for a long time (a friend took a picture of normal everyday clothing stores carrying Seigaku jerseys alongside other clothing as if it were just as "in style"), so I assumed it had been on the air for a long time there.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dingé



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:12 am Reply with quote
domino wrote:
What surprised me most about this article, though, was that it was only last year that Prince of Tennis aired in China. It seems like it's been wildly popular among Chinese fans for a long time (a friend took a picture of normal everyday clothing stores carrying Seigaku jerseys alongside other clothing as if it were just as "in style"), so I assumed it had been on the air for a long time there.

China has a pretty enormous community of fansubbers, as well.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Raoh



Joined: 28 Jul 2003
Posts: 344
Location: Florence, OR

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 4:11 am Reply with quote
Roy9076 wrote:
Japan has a live action of Prince of Tennis.
China will be having a live action of Prince of Tennis.
Now I wonder if Korea will be jumping in sometime in the years. xD

By that train of thought, do you believe that with the recent Transformers movie, we can expect to see a Go Bots movie coming? Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
blackheart2



Joined: 16 Jul 2006
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:29 pm Reply with quote
i'm looking to seeing that.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
Kyuriko



Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 152

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:40 am Reply with quote
After reading this article, I think that one of the main reasons I have loved this series for so long, aside from its awesomely large cast of unique and quirky characters, is because of the fact that it has such a large franchise. If you are up-to-date with the manga, there's the anime; if you are up-to-date with the anime, there are the musicals, the movie, and now this live-action drama. Personally, I don't really care where it's being produced simply because it's The Prince of Tennis, so even if it's incredibly cheesy, the fun and utter crack are what made me love this series to begin with. You can bet your anime and manga fandom that I will be watching this drama.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group