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Anime Roundup: June 16, 2017

'In This Corner Of The World' gets its first U.S trailer; Discotek blesses us with the likes of 'Kaiba' and 'HELLS'; and start saving up for the new 'Gurren Lagann' box set

Anime Roundup: June 11, 2017

Project Itoh's 'Genocidal Organ' hits theaters next month; peek at the new 'Gintama' live-action trailer; and 'Kino's Journey' wanders back into print

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How The Future (Of Western Live-Action Anime Adaptations) Can Be Female

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'Ghost In The Shell' fizzled, but there are tons of other worthwhile anime/manga titles with strong female leads that could be adapted excellently for English-speaking audiences

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'Outlaw Star': Once Upon A Time In Outer Space

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A poor man's 'Cowboy Bebop'? Maybe an anime 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'; either way, 'Outlaw Star' has its share of pulp-space-opera-sitcom delights

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'Captain Harlock: Arcadia Of My Youth': Paradise Lost

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Leiji Matsumoto brings his mythmaking style to the origin story of his legendary space pirate, a showcase for both the best and worst instincts in the man's storytelling style

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They're Going To Film This (On TV): 'Cowboy Bebop'

A bad idea? Maybe not -- in big part because Cowboy Bebop doesn't have nearly the same number of obstacles to live-action adaptability as other shows

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Not what I was expecting, but I doubt many other people were, either: Cowboy Bebop, that now-classic noir/western romp in space, is being adapted into a live-action television series in the West, with the involvement of some of the original creative team. This has, as you might well already know or suspect, not gone down well in some circles. On my own end, I didn't react with horror and disgust, but guarded curiosity — the same emotion I try to cultivate whenever another project of this kind is announced. And the more I rummaged through my reactions, the more I saw many aspects of this project that work in its favor. From the perspective of sheer feasibility, there are many reasons to think it can be done well.

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Katushiro Ōtomo Won't Look Back, Can't Look Back

The creator of 'AKIRA' is more interested in other things now. Good for him -- and most any creator ought to know what that feels like from the inside

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AKIRA was a gateway-drug manga and anime to many in my generation, those who entered anime in the latter half of the 1980s or the first half of the 1990s. The original manga is 35 years old this year, a fact only slightly less startling to me than Soundgarden now being considered "classic rock". But one of the people who isn't all that interested in an AKIRA anniversary is AKIRA creator Katsuhiro Ōtomo himself. And I empathize, in big part because of my own work as a creator, and not because of my own work as a critic or my experiences as a fan.

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'Wolf Guy': Bark At The Moon

A truly strange specimen from Sonny Chiba's filmography, and an illuminating early example of how manga adaptations were a perfect fit for 1970s exploitation cinema from Japan

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Wolf Guy. No, that is not a transliteration. The actual phonetic title of this film, and the manga it was derived from, is Wolf Guy. I admire the directness, the unpretentiousness of a title like Wolf Guy, as it tells you precisely what you're going to get: a story about a ... a wolf guy. Not a wolf man, a wolf guy. Especially when that guy is played by Japanese cinematic martial arts legend Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba, in one of the earlier examples on record of a live-action adaptation of a manga.

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