You've probably picked up already that this one isn't actually an anime. I know, weird that I actually watched something that wasn't animated or made in the 90's. Anyway I came across Cherry Magic while scrolling through Crunchyroll releases and decided I was in the mood for something a bit different but didn't expect much. So, what did I get?
Rise asks how I feel about Netflix creating live action anime - well there's a minefield and a half. Let's wade in.
So we start in a normal high school and then via magic rock get transported to some anime dimension... This one is just weird.
While it was less than a week ago that I watched this movie for the first time, despite having an incredibly hectic work week I forced a second watching. For a movie I wasn't dreading the release of, but was fairly nervous about how it would end up looking, the Bleach live action movie that … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: 3 Lessons To Be Learned From Bleach Movie Adaptation
But just like with video game adaptations, while there are certainly a fair share of truly dreadful ones to be found there are also adaptations that have worked and given a fairly satisfying watch. So the question becomes whether or not Bleach survived this adaptation?
Overview: Satoru is an unsuccessful manga writer working in a pizza shop and really just going through the motions of life. He has one strange ability where sometimes he will go back in time and it always happens after something has gone wrong and sometimes he can help to avoid it. However, when his mother dies, … Continue reading Erased Live Action Series Review: A Decent Ride
A live action adaptation of any anime is something of an occasion as it brings out the usual arguments about whether something follows source material, whether the characters 'look' right (though why any real human would want to look like an anime character is a bit beyond me), whether it can live up to the … Continue reading First Impressions of Netflix’s Erased
Overview: So Netflix decided to do a live action adaptation of Death Note and decided in the process to Americanise it. I could write a review where I tear this apart because it is genuinely nothing like the original and they'd have been better off just creating all new character names and just saying this … Continue reading Death Note 2017 Movie Review: That Was… Different?
Overview: Live action, Hollywood version of Ghost in the Shell. Like most anime adaptations, expect fans to be annoyed regardless of what they do. In this case the white-washing argument dominated early reviews of the movie. Ignoring all of that, its a movie about a girl who is given an artifical body but finds out … Continue reading Ghost in the Shell 2017 Movie Review