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luisedgarf



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:46 pm Reply with quote
The actor barely looks like Kenshiro at all...
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Whitestrider



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:15 am Reply with quote
luisedgarf wrote:
The actor barely looks like Kenshiro at all...


Still better than Gary Daniels...
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SHD



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:46 am Reply with quote
luisedgarf wrote:
The actor barely looks like Kenshiro at all...

Chances are the story itself will barely have anything to do with the original either. Musical adaptations are like live action TV adaptations, a completely different beast for a completely different audience, most of whom are not familiar with the source material and are not likely to want to read it in the future either.
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Chris Handsome



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:34 pm Reply with quote
Whitestrider wrote:
luisedgarf wrote:
The actor barely looks like Kenshiro at all...


Still better than Gary Daniels...


Gary Daniels has the rugged bodybuilder look befitting of Kenshiro, and there is a legacy there, he named his son Kenshiro and he's a footballer.

This actor portraying him is one of those soft boy models that can barely benchpress their cellphone, but that's normal for this kind of thing. The best thing about these plays/musicals, is the costumes are pretty much always on point, even if the casting is not.
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Ming Yi



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:32 pm Reply with quote
Chris Handsome wrote:

This actor portraying him is one of those soft boy models that can barely benchpress their cellphone, but that's normal for this kind of thing. The best thing about these plays/musicals, is the costumes are pretty much always on point, even if the casting is not.


Yusuke Onuki is pretty muscular and he's also a professionally trained dancer.
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Beatdigga



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:12 pm Reply with quote
I'm getting major Toxic Avenger the Musical vibes. And yes that was a thing.
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Multi-Facets



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:37 pm Reply with quote
Whaaaaat? I just- I can't- I-
[fuse shorting out noise in vicinity of head]
[staggers about spasmodically and topples over]
....
ow.... ow, my brain.... How? Just how can they make this gore-fest work on a stage? There need to be amazing special effects, and sets, and fight choreography, and and and and-
[high-pitched, prolonged beep]
[multi-facets.exe has stopped responding. reboot/retry y/n?]
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Whitestrider



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:00 am Reply with quote
Beatdigga wrote:
I'm getting major Toxic Avenger the Musical vibes. And yes that was a thing.


Didn't they make a Evil Dead musical, or something like that?? Or maybe I dreamed about it, I'm not sure...
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