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NEWS: 20th Century Boys Film's World Premiere Held in Paris




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Pacific Pikachu



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:04 pm Reply with quote
That sounds amazing! Very Happy I wish I could've been there.
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minakichan



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:12 pm Reply with quote
Wooow. Didn't expect that! And French press covered it? Is 20th Century Boys big at all outside of Japan?

CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS MOVIEEEEEE.
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enoah ballard



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:00 pm Reply with quote
I really hope that this film isn't the low-budget, poorly acted mess that most japanese films are.
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Jacut



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:14 pm Reply with quote
Actually 20th Century Boys is one of the only mangas that is really well-known in France (well mangas are quite important in my country since we have the second market for mangas specifically, and fifth for animes in the world). It won the Best Series Prize for the Angoulême international festival in 2004, and has been published for years in France (it finished in june with the last volume of 21th Century Boys), with a relatively high popularity even among the mainstream public. So it's not unexpected that the movie is appreciated here. And I must admit that Kaze, even if they are competitors of the company I work in, are doing a great job promoting the movie, and japanese animation in general...
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:51 pm Reply with quote
They're trying to cash in on that Da Vinci Crap movie.
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Dunst



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:33 pm Reply with quote
I want to see that movie so bad...
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hara



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:05 am Reply with quote
enoah ballard wrote:
I really hope that this film isn't the low-budget, poorly acted mess that most japanese films are.

They say the budget for the whole trilogy is 55.000.000$ so it shouldn't be too poorly made considering that you can do more with that sum in Japan than in Hollywood.
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vashfanatic



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:02 pm Reply with quote
Here's one huge Urasawa Naoki fan hoping this doesn't suck. I agree that most Japanese live-action films are below the level of American ones as well as way below their anime productions (compare the "Death Note" live-action to the anime adaptation), which is sad given the legacy of people like Akira Kurosawa. Of course, I've liked some live-action adaptations like Nodame (glances at her avatar), but that was a comedy and you can get away with camp in one of those.

So anyways... yeah, keep your fingers crossed. Has anyone heard reviews coming out of France yet?
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suzukijirotto



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:34 am Reply with quote
God I've been waiting for this for ages.
Does anyone know when we'll be able to see it?
Can't find any news about a DVD release...
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