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Chrno2



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:06 pm Reply with quote
Now that's interesting. Cool. I wonder what possessed them to follow through with it?
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Onsokumaru



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:30 pm Reply with quote
What the helllllllllll???
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:49 pm Reply with quote
I predict a U.S. release before the end of the year. Cool
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Fronzel



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:50 pm Reply with quote
So much manga with American source material. How interesting!
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FireChick



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:22 pm Reply with quote
A Kung Fu Panda manga? This never happened before. That's a first.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:51 pm Reply with quote
Firechick: You're wrong there. Wink
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bleuster



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:10 pm Reply with quote
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Kadokawa published online a manga spinoff to Cloverfield, another American film, earlier this year. One of the first American movies to get a manga adaptation was the first Star Wars film, although a company is promoting its DVDs for Casablanca and other early classic Hollywood films by bundling new manga adaptatons with them.


I'd like to read those someday. Maybe one of those classic zombie or war films.

After hearing about Disney's Lilo and Stitch getting an anime I guess anything goes from here.
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sanosuke32



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:32 pm Reply with quote
If it gets exploitation of the anime world to North America, so be it. Now if only they would do that for something that appeals to older audiences, although Kung Fu Panda appeals to people of all ages. But you know what I mean by older audiences.
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mistress_reebi



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:39 pm Reply with quote
oooooo Lina and Gourry are going to be in the future. That sounds interesting. Hope they release it here!
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Siegel Clyne



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:00 pm Reply with quote
Kung Fu Panda director Mark Osborne, as well as Lilo & Stitch co-directors Dean Deblois and Chris Sanders, have acknowledged that Japanese animation, or anime, influenced the 2008 Kung Fu Panda and the 2002 Lilo & Stitch American animated features, respectively.

According to The New York Times, Deblois and Sanders cite the influence of writer-director Hayao Miyazaki and his 1988 Japanese animated feature My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro) on Lilo & Stitch.
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Viga_of_stars



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:28 pm Reply with quote
I would read it. I loved the movie.
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BleuVII



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:55 pm Reply with quote
I don't know. The movie, while excellent, has a very Western style of humor. I wonder how that will translate.
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Proman



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:19 am Reply with quote
Only 5th place? Guess pandas just aren't as popular in Japan as they are in China.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:57 am Reply with quote
That's wrong, too.
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fighterholic



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:59 pm Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
That's wrong, too.

Boy, you're on top of everything, aren't you? I'm not surprised at this little outcome, but I'm not going to get hyped over it. Probably check it out some time in the future.
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