Friday, April 2, 2010

Bleach Live Action Movie Hollywood Is At It Again

Not content with destroying Dragon Ball, Hollywood is now reportedly going after another Japanese manga, Bleach. Yes, it was on reported on various websites weeks ago I thought it was a joke but Warner Bros. is reportedly serious with the Bleach Live Action Movie proposal. The studio is now in the process of securing the rights to the movie according to Animenewsnetwork. If Tite Kubo stays true to his earlier statement, this won't happen. Don't trust Hollywood with Asian remakes!!

Bleach has a convoluted story, how could the producers squeeze it in just two hours? If they do that many things will have to go (even if they choose one arc or part of an arc to work on). Bleach Live Action Movie sounds promising but when you think about it deeply, can it translate well on the big screen? As expected Bleach fans, after the trauma of Dragonball Evolution, are furious about it.

Even before this fiasco came out, Tite Kubo, the creator of the series, is already opposed to any Bleach Live Action Movie remakes. "If it were possible to do 'Bleach' as a live-action movie, I wouldn't have drawn the manga. I want to draw something that can only be done as a manga." Kubo told the Los Angeles Times almost two years ago.

Aere of Ann translated Tite Kubo's tweet on the matter: I was thinking of ignoring or overlooking this matter, but there's been an increase of tweets about it, so I'll write down (what I think). The matter in question is a movie, but there've been discussions going on since much earlier. From what I understand, though - since there has been no talk about it yet - I can't say anything. Please await the official announcement. I trust you'll understand the situation. From now on, there won't be any talking about this matter here."

You know what while Hollywood runs out of ideas, it never seems to run out of money.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Kpop Invades Philippines? I Hope Jpop Won't

I really want Jpop to be a big thing in the Philippines, however my sister is against it. She doesn't want Jpop to suddenly explode in the country and fizzle out --- like the Taiwanese fad years ago. I think she has a strong point. Her opinion is shared by some fans see: I'm starting to agree with them. My sister and I aren't the snobbish type of fans but the fear of Jpop being devalued once it reaches the masses is real. Let me make this clear, its not people's fault but the television networks and radio stations which tend to overdo anything they can make money off.

Today, the country is allegedly being invaded by the Kpop wave. A newspaper and some bloggers began touting it. There was even a Kpop convention to prove it. However, I have a feeling it would follow the way of F4 though it will last longer since a local music channel called Myx launched a show specifically promoting Asian (mostly Korean) music videos. There's an overdose of Korean pop music on radio esp. in MOR radio stations nationwide. I was even forced to dance "Nobody" at a Christmas party. Luckily, I was in a good mood and it's for fun. Few days ago, I heard "So Hot" and "Gara Gara Go". It seems the Kpop craze won't end. But it will. Why? Most people in the country will get tired of Kpop except of course the die hard fans. Don't be sore about it. It will happen after all, waves have crests (highest point) and troughs (lows). I'm sure the Kpop wave has hit its crest months ago, when will hit its trough? I don't know but soon it will, j
ust like any foreign invaders who came in the Philippines, it will be turned back suffering tremendous defeat in the process. Next time use more diplomatic terms in describing the Kpop phenomenon in the country. Besides, I know some Kpop fans who will welcome that since they think their idols are being high-jacked by the masses --- cheapening them in the process.

So based on what's happening right now, I don't want Jpop to experience that unstable rise and fall.

Imagine the masses dancing to this? COOL!!!