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NEWS: Clash of the Titans Posters by Saint Seiya's Kurumada Posted


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GATSU



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:57 am Reply with quote
Makes you wonder why they haven't commissioned an anime spin-off.
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Koji98



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:09 am Reply with quote
I might be the only one, but the first thing I thought when I saw the first image was deviantart.com.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:15 am Reply with quote
It's very much his style. The ones with Pegasus work better. They're brighter than the ones we got-less grimy/gritty worldview
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:28 am Reply with quote
That don't look like Sam Worthington.
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merr



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:33 am Reply with quote
Koji98 wrote:
I might be the only one, but the first thing I thought when I saw the first image was deviantart.com.

Seriously. In that first pick the perspective is even screwed up. It looks like something you'd find on bootleg merchandise in China Town.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:27 am Reply with quote
Looks sort of like Before and After shots for miracle hair growth tonic.
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egoist



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:54 am Reply with quote
He's following the first Saint Seiya's art style, so it's no wonder it doesn't look all that good for those who haven't seen the original Saint Seiya.
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here-and-faraway



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:13 am Reply with quote
I was waiting to see the poster. Super cool!
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Otaku Teahouse



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:24 am Reply with quote
This looks like west vs east, only each side being to the absolute extreme in stereotypes.
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Seraphim_Alchemist



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:27 am Reply with quote
I may be no expert and I'm not that knowledgeable on Saint Seya... but those posters don't look all that impressive. >.<; I was expecting something more grandiose.
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Lord Geo



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:34 am Reply with quote
Seraphim_Alchemist wrote:
I may be no expert and I'm not that knowledgeable on Saint Seya... but those posters don't look all that impressive. >.<; I was expecting something more grandiose.


Well, it's obvious that Kurumada could only go off of the posters that were made... And those posters aren't exactly anything grandiose. Also, it's obvious that Kurumada's style might not neccessarily mix in perfectly with the style of the movie. Titans and Seiya might both use Greek mythology, but they are still very different in execution in the end.

For the sake of promotion the pictures work, but it's kind of obvious that Kurumada was restricted a good bit in what exactly he could draw for these pictures. They look good, but they aren't some of Kurumada's best work. Also, Kurumada's blog has his pictures with all of the promotional messaging that the Hollywood posters have... And, oddly enough, having that promotional messaging make the pictures work better.


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Ta-kun The Black Kitty



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:35 am Reply with quote
Am I the only one that thinks that the heads on the Kurumada posters are a bit distorted?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:56 am Reply with quote
I was looking forward to the posters as well, but now I see Kurumada hasn't exactly gotten the hand of cg-coloring. Deviantart indeed.
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Brand



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:58 am Reply with quote
Lord Geo wrote:
For the sake of promotion the pictures work, but it's kind of obvious that Kurumada was restricted a good bit in what exactly he could draw for these pictures. They look good, but they aren't some of Kurumada's best work. Also, Kurumada's blog has his pictures with all of the promotional messaging that the Hollywood posters have... And, oddly enough, having that promotional messaging make the pictures work better.


I agree, they look much better with the text on them. I do agree the work has some wonky-ness to them but that is a pretty typical style for the time period Saint Seiya originally came out.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:33 am Reply with quote
Isn't Saint Seiya huge in France?
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