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New Blame! Manga Adapting Upcoming Film Debuts on April 26




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Kon'Doriano



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:11 am Reply with quote
What is the point of this exactly?
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doubleO7



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:57 pm Reply with quote
Kon'Doriano wrote:
What is the point of this exactly?


The same reason that practically everything gets a manga adaptation. They're cheap, and far more accessible to consumers than Japan's inherently expensive anime home video market. The manga market is far larger than the anime market in Japan, and not everyone that reads a manga (or a novel) will necessarily watch it's anime adaptations. In other words, it'll make plenty of money as a low-cost alternative to owning the pricey Blu-ray. The same logic can be applied to movie novelizations, which this movie is also getting.

They're just tapping different markets to get the widest reach among consumers, which will no doubt make them more money.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:01 pm Reply with quote
Kon'Doriano wrote:
What is the point of this exactly?


I imagine the film is going to diverge significantly from the source material. In which case it makes some sort of sense.
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Kon'Doriano



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:28 pm Reply with quote
doubleO7 wrote:
Kon'Doriano wrote:
What is the point of this exactly?


The same reason that practically everything gets a manga adaptation. They're cheap, and far more accessible to consumers than Japan's inherently expensive anime home video market. The manga market is far larger than the anime market in Japan, and not everyone that reads a manga (or a novel) will necessarily watch it's anime adaptations. In other words, it'll make plenty of money as a low-cost alternative to owning the pricey Blu-ray. The same logic can be applied to movie novelizations, which this movie is also getting.

They're just tapping different markets to get the widest reach among consumers, which will no doubt make them more money.


That makes a lot of sense, but it still perplexes me how its a manga adapting a movie that's adapting a manga. Unless the movie diverges from the source material (like Partially said) wouldn't it make more sense to buy the original manga?
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Amaranth Sparrow



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:07 pm Reply with quote
Kon'Doriano wrote:
That makes a lot of sense, but it still perplexes me how its a manga adapting a movie that's adapting a manga. Unless the movie diverges from the source material (like Partially said) wouldn't it make more sense to buy the original manga?

The film is an original screenplay Nihei wrote. It's telling a new story in the Blame! universe.
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Jose Cruz



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:25 am Reply with quote
Blame is classic cyberpunk stuff. Hope the movie does well and I will certainly watch it when I get the chance.
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