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15 September 2008 @ 08:41 pm
20th Century Boys the movie!!  
Last night I went to the see the 20th Century Boys movie!!

Oh. My. God. !! That was a great adaptation of a great manga!! I was thoroughly happified with the casting and acting, as well as the special effects, setting, pacing, and plot. It's hard to impress me with character looks, especially, on a manga/anime/etc adaptation, but this time they were spot-on!! ^___^ (I especially loved teen-Kanna's hair, YAY!! THANK YOU FOR FINALLY DOING IT RIGHT! =D)

The movie started out at the beginning of the manga and ran all the way until the first appearance of teen-Kanna. I especially liked how they left off on an uplifting note, especially after the depressing events right beforehand (I'm being vague to avoid manga spoilers, because it's a series that I highly recommend!! Read it! ^O^). OMG. The robot was EXACTLY like I'd pictured it would be, and FRIEND was so creepy. Wow. They handled the flashbacks really well, the pacing was perfect, and best of all, the cinematography was top-notch and the film quality was amazing!! ♥ I am completely in love, and I can't wait for the second film at the end of January next year!! It can't come soon enough!!

In conclusion... GO READ 20TH CENTURY BOYS!!!! And then watch the DVD when it comes out. <3 Or if you're in Japan, go to the show! Now!!! ^^ It gets my highest seal of approval!

PS: I finally got to hear Kenji's song, yay!! I need to buy this soundtrack ♥
ephi: ngilerivles on September 15th, 2008 12:33 pm (UTC)
*squeeeeeeeeeeee* thanks for this, Jamie. *sigh* wish I can see it sooner.
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 16th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
I had my doubts before I saw it, too. It's to hard to please me, since things like hairstyle and set design can really ruin it for me. But this one didn't let me down. <3
mamchanmamchan on September 15th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
i was reading my flist, and i found this great info!
I love this manga! It is so tense, creepy, suspensful. i didn't finish it yet but i'm so happy to hear there's a movie adaptation that did it justice and a second film on january. I'm really jealous of you. But thank you so much for the news!! I will look forward to it.
ore-samathesundaywriter on September 15th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
The movie sounds interesting, I haven't read the manga but I'll go check it out ^^ (omg my to read manga list is just growing and growing lol, so are my dramas)
Maisonokoszk on September 15th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
It's truly a great movie!!!! There's just one thing that stuck in my mind...

near the end of the movie, Kenji group were heading out in group of two; then suddenly we see Otcho and Fukube already on top of Friend HQ building fighting with Friend. What Otcho and Fukube were doing? How the hell they got there? It seems those scenes were cut off?????

If you remember anything, please kindly tell me!!!!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 16th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
Hmmm I don't really remember feeling surprised about it. I'll have to watch it again!! :3

The one thing that did make me wonder was Friend standing on the tower right before the dynamite exploded. In that kind of explosion, wouldn't he have died too? O.o;;
Mayasasuke2itachi3 on September 15th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
You're so lucky!

I really wanted to see that movie when I saw the trailer D:
v_rozouvan on September 15th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
Or if you're in Japan, go to the show! Now!!! ^^

Sigh! Never having read that manga, and I don't live in Japan :( I have absolutely nothing to say. How terrible.

_PLEASE_ make your posts more general ^_^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 16th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
But this blog is about my life, and that's what I did on Sunday..
Glenburning_batsu on September 15th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
Ok, so this has NOTHING to do with your latest entry, but I figure I'll ask.

The 3rd Death Note movie (L - Change the world) is due to officially release in New Zealand today on DVD (Japanese with english subtitles), just wondering if you've seen it and what you thought about it.

I've seen the trailer for it and it looks like it's going to be a good movie, but I want to get some feedback from people I know before I decide if I'm going to buy the DVD or not x_x
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 16th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
Yes I saw it.... and DON'T waste your money. It was such a joke of a movie. Terrible acting (except L of course), TERRIBLE plot. It wasn't even worth it just for seeing L's last days. And Near.... ugh. They RUINED him!
Glenburning_batsu on September 16th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
cool, guess I'll just wait and see it when they screen it at the local anime expo next month.
Firsa Asahiasahifirsa on September 17th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
I actually found it quite decent. It's not better or worse than the other Death Note movies (which I found mediocre, but watchable). If you like L it's definitively worth watching. Especially because he does change a bit.

I probably wouldn't buy the DVD, but a rental should be fine.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 18th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
Oh wow, I thought I would never find anyone who liked the last one! o.o I'm impressed! Me, I adored the first two, they were two of the best japanese movies I've ever seen (minus Misa of course), but the last one was one of the worst, lol.
mei_sanmei_san on September 19th, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)
woah nice. I have a LJ friend who's a huge fan of 20th Century Boys so I linked her this post. Hope that's okay!