Live Action Bubblegum Crisis movie in 2011

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  1. Blaster

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    Anime News Network has reported that AIC has signed an agreement with Cubix International to produce a live action version of Bubblegum Crisis based on the original OVA's. They are aiming for a 2011 release.

    Apparently AIC is very interested in collaberating with the shows original staff members Kenichi Sonada and Shinji Aramaki!

    AIC Agrees to Live-Action Bubblegum Crisis Proposal (Updated) - Anime News Network

    There is also a small pre-production image posted on Cubix's site

    Pre-Production Bubblegum Crisis Film Image Posted - Anime News Network

    The original Bubblegum Crisis is one of my favourite series - and to hear that both Sonada and Aramaki might be involved has made me very excited about it. It shows that AIC want to keep the movie in tone with the original, which is a great first step.

    However, I'm a bit worried that Sonada will refuse again like he did with Tokyo 2040 (He refused to work on it because of the way he was treated by AIC on the original series)Guess we can only wait and see.

    There is also mention of a new BGC anime in the works too. The Bubblegum Crisis revival has begun!:thumbs2: 
     
  2. Gordon_4

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    Hmm, some seriously good looking girls in mech suits zipping around all Iron Man style beating the crap out of larger mechs......where does a brother sign?
     
  3. Tyjos

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    Sweet! I like this series too....got to get it on DVD next month that's for sure....

    Those Suits they wore were pretty awesome....yeah I'd love to see them done a bit Iron Man Style....

    Sylia was the hottest girl of em all to me....
     
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    Make more of the anime with Sonoda dang it :( 
     
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    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    Why is it called Bubblegum Crisis?
     
  6. Blaster

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    Hopefully aver the last 20 years, things between Sonada and AIC have cooled down. It would be a real shame not to have him involved in the movie.

    It'd be great if he was involved in the new anime series too - 2040 was ok, but it could've been a lot better if Sonada was involved.

    Also, I forgot to mention Noah Brewer's site Noah Brewer

    He has a short 3D BGC episode (split into 5 parts) which is really good. It's a shame he couldn't offer it as a single download though :p 

    Below is copied and pasted from a BGC newsgroup posting back in 2003

    According to "Animerica", Vol.1, No. 3, May, 1993 (Priss "exploding hardsuit"
    image on the cover). While replying to a question about if the novel
    he was then-working on ("Paradise Lost") was part of Bubblegum Crisis,
    a sequel perhaps, Suzuki said:


    "No, the novel is a separate project. The subtitle for "Paradise Lost"
    could be anything...Crisis, Crash, whatever. As I'm sure you're aware,
    we originally named the series "bubblegum" to reflect a world in
    crisis, like a chewing-gum bubble that's about to burst. Before the
    next BGC sequel is released, "Paradise Lost" will be published, and
    the new story will proceed from there."

    Hope that helps clear things up a bit :) 
     
  7. Boy who screams

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    That's a pretty weak reason for such a silly name...
     
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    It would have been a kickass series if it didn't end with SPACE DOLPHINS.

    There, I said it :p 

    (I vaguely remember ruining the ending for Weewoo with that comment years ago)

    Boogiepop got the name for similar reasons, I guess. Just put it down to the Japanese come up with weird stuff for names.
     
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    QuantumShock Stay for brunch ?

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    allright I LIEK !!!!

    New BGC ? I LIEK EVEN MOAR !!
     
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    If done right it could be very interesting depending on the studio, to be really good, they'd have to make it R rated.
     
  11. Gordon_4

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    Not R, a hard M would do fine. After all, most if not all of the violence is against (fake) machines and this is less of an issue than violence against people or animals.
     
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    An "R" rating in the US is comparible to an "M" rating here in Australia Gordon :) 

    The biggest question, is who's going to star in the Knight Saber roles?
     
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    Actually it seems to me that R in the US is more comprable to MA-15+ in Aus. The two examples I can pull off fromt he top of my head being AvP: Requiem and End of Days. Both R rated in the US, but only MA-15+ over here.

    The hard M market would do fine, if only because of decidedly head themes of genetic engineering, and bringing about the apocolypse with a human/boomer hybrid twelve year old.
     
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    I didn't mind the space dolphins. I just wish they had ended it better. I know they had planned a second season, but there should have been some kind of epilogue. I hate when shows end immediately after they beat the badguy or whatever. You have absolutely no idea what kind of impact was made.

    I do hope they continue the tv series, instead of making a whole new one, though.
     
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    Hey, it's an anime. Be thankful there's a reason for the crazy name in the first place. :lolol 

    But yeah, I'm all for a BGC flick. Especially if they get Stan Winston Studios to go nuts with the Hardsuit designs.
     
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    Is it a good show?
     
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    Not the first time an anime series has a weird name. Bleach anyone?
     
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    The original Ova's were brilliant when they came out in the late 80's early 90's. Watch the subbed version though. The dubbed one wasn't very well done. It had great animation,good music, and a good plot.
     
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    Yes the original OAV's kick ass!
     
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