Nachdem ich – anders als andere zornige Geister – die Realverfilmung von Ghost in the Shell durchaus mochte, ging ich etwas in mich, um zu darüber nachzudenken, welchen Anime-Stoff ich explizit NICHT als Realverfilmung erleben möchte. Weil Listen natürlich immer gehen, habe ich mich für folgende fünf Titel entschieden:
- Perfect Blue
- Summer Wars
- Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
The film follows Kazuki Fuse, a member of a special police unit during the alternate history 1950s Japanese riots. Failing to follow an order to execute a frightened young girl only to see her commit suicide by detonating an improvised explosive device before his very eyes, Kazuki is put on trial and sent back to the training camp for re-evaluation. Visiting the grave of the suicide, he meets Kei, the girl’s sister, who doesn’t hold Kazuki responsible for her demise. The film proceeds as the two develop a peculiar relationship.
Befürchtung: Lächerliche Kostümchen machen die Wolfsbrigade zur Lachnummer.
Perfect Blue (パーフェクトブルー Pāfekuto Burū) is a 1997 Japanese psychological thriller animated film directed by Satoshi Kon and written by Sadayuki Murai. It is based on the novel Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis (パーフェクト・ブルー 完全変態 Pāfekuto Burū: Kanzen Hentai) written by Yoshikazu Takeuchi. The film follows Mima Kirigoe, the member of a Japanese pop idol group who decides to retire from music to pursue an acting career. As she becomes a victim of stalking and goes deeper and deeper into her first role, she starts to lose her perception of what is real and what is fiction.
Befürchtung: Film endet als durchschnittlicher Videotheken-Thriller der Klasse B.
Paprika (Japanese: パプリカ Hepburn: Papurika) is a 2006 Japanese science-fiction anime film co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon, based on Yasutaka Tsutsui’s 1993 novel of the same name, about a research psychologist who uses a device that permits therapists to help patients by entering their dreams. It is Kon’s fourth and final feature film before his death in 2010.
Befürchtung: Schlimme CGI-Effekte lassen das Blut zornig kochen.
Summer Wars (Japanese: サマーウォーズ Hepburn: Samā Wōzu) is a 2009 Japanese animated science fiction film directed by Mamoru Hosoda, animated by Madhouse and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film’s voice cast includes Ryunosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura, Sumiko Fuji and Ayumu Saitō. The film tells the story of Kenji Koiso, a timid eleventh-grade math genius who is taken to Ueda by twelfth-grade student Natsuki Shinohara to celebrate her great-grandmother’s 90th birthday. However, he is falsely implicated in the hacking of a virtual world by a sadistic artificial intelligence named Love Machine. Kenji must repair the damage done to it and find a way to stop the rogue computer program from causing any further damage.
Befürchtung: Siehe Paprika oben. Plus: Soundtrack wird nicht übernommen, sondern durch Generik-101 ersetzt.
VAMPIRE HUNTER D: BLOODLUST
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (吸血鬼ハンターD ブラッドラスト Banpaia Hantā Dī: Buraddorasuto) is a 2000 anime film written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. The film is based on the third novel of Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D series, Demon Deathchase.
Befürchtung: Erschaffung eines heterosexuellen Über-Musicals. Schlimm.