Saturday, 5 January 2013

My First Anime Movie

This is probably the first anime movie most people saw, [was the Transformers movie Japanese originally? It's considered western anyway]. This is full on anime style. And note this is just the first one I saw. I'm not saying it is good, just that it was the first and left an impression. And howdy...



Yep, Akira. Based on a series of manga that hadn't been completed at the time, so the director made up his own ending. (I have the full manga. Annoying while the first volume (which I think was the British one) is full colour, the rest (American) are black and white.)

Now, it's long and somewhat bloated and slow. Not exactly different to other anime movies (dear gods some of the sequences in the Ghost in the Shell movies go on) in that respect though.

But yeah... it was my 'first'... yours? (As in 'what's yours?' but also 'was it yours too?' if you like.)

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4 comments:

aldenbates.com said...

The Transformers movie (and most of the cartoon) was animated in Japan, but written/produced/etc in the US. So not much different to the Simpsons which is animated in Korea, I think. :)

Akira has two English dubs, the later of which which comes off a lot more coherent and understandable than the first one, though it has a Power Ranger instead of a Ninja Turtle as Kaneda.

Jamas Enright said...

I should have asked you about the Transformer movie. ;)

Yeah, they did redo Akira didn't they... I think I saw the redub, but I don't recall it... but it might just be that I saw it existed...

Pete Hurley said...

Akira was my first anime movie I think as well. Think I was a bit more purest & saw it subbed.

Jamas Enright said...

Ah, the sub vs dub issue...