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Self Made Hero - Shakespeare Manga

Ross MillsRoss Mills Mr.California, USARegistered User regular
edited November 2006 in Graphic Violence
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Personally, I'm really looking forward to these two Manga novels. They're changing Shakespeare into a modern (or futuristic, in the case of Hamlet) setting, and from what I've seen, giving a fantastic visual representation of the plays.

Has anyone else heard of these projects? Is anybody else nearly as excited as I am?

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Destructo disk??

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited November 2006
    So West-Side story in Japan, but without the choreography?

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited November 2006
    Ross Mills wrote:
    They're changing Shakespeare into a modern setting

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  • Ross MillsRoss Mills Mr. California, USARegistered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Keith wrote:
    Ross Mills wrote:
    They're changing Shakespeare into a modern setting

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    I never said that it was stonkingly new. :-P

    Just that I was excited with this particular project.

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  • ParroteerParroteer Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Keith wrote:
    Ross Mills wrote:
    They're changing Shakespeare into a modern setting

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited November 2006
    that works so well with your username

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  • bobgorilabobgorila Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    I once sat through a performance of Macbeth set in post-apocalyptic Scotland.

    The three witches all worse space-suits, and pushed around a shopping trolley with a TV in it.

    This TV delivered the prophecies.

    Do you see what I'm getting at?

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  • CharmyCharmy Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    bobgorila wrote:
    I once sat through a performance of Macbeth set in post-apocalyptic Scotland.

    The three witches all worse space-suits, and pushed around a shopping trolley with a TV in it.

    This TV delivered the prophecies.

    Do you see what I'm getting at?

    It was the greatest performance ever?

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  • Conditional_AxeConditional_Axe Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    There's a manga version of Macbeth. If you go and check that out, I swear you'll have no desire to read these.

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  • robosagogorobosagogo Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    I actually like the modern remake of "Hamlet" featuring Ethan Hawke a great deal, and "Romeo + Juliet" is at least kind of hilarious.

    Remakes that only serve to make classics more "marketable" should kind of die, though.

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  • JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    The best part of "Romeo + Juliet" was the guy who played Mercutio.

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  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    ugh...

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  • ParroteerParroteer Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Keith wrote:
    that works so well with your username
    Ha...

    I totally meant to do that.

    Also,
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  • bobgorilabobgorila Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Charmy wrote:
    bobgorila wrote:
    I once sat through a performance of Macbeth set in post-apocalyptic Scotland.

    The three witches all worse space-suits, and pushed around a shopping trolley with a TV in it.

    This TV delivered the prophecies.

    Do you see what I'm getting at?

    It was the greatest performance ever?

    I would have to say... "exactly!"
    [spoiler:e9dc1f3d47]if today were opposites day[/spoiler:e9dc1f3d47]

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  • Conditional_AxeConditional_Axe Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    robosagogo wrote:
    I actually like the modern remake of "Hamlet" featuring Ethan Hawke a great deal, and "Romeo + Juliet" is at least kind of hilarious.

    Remakes that only serve to make classics more "marketable" should kind of die, though.
    Bill Murray's Polonius was kind of weird, but it was...an okay movie. I really love Lurhman's R+J for some reason, and O is really excellent, as well.

    McKellan's Richard III, the WW2-era one, is also quite tits.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited November 2006
    Jordyn wrote:
    The best part of "Romeo + Juliet" was the guy who played Mercutio.

    Link from The Matrix?

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  • CharmyCharmy Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    bobgorila wrote:
    Charmy wrote:
    bobgorila wrote:
    I once sat through a performance of Macbeth set in post-apocalyptic Scotland.

    The three witches all worse space-suits, and pushed around a shopping trolley with a TV in it.

    This TV delivered the prophecies.

    Do you see what I'm getting at?

    It was the greatest performance ever?

    I would have to say... "exactly!"
    [spoiler:3db6cc131e]if today were opposites day[/spoiler:3db6cc131e]

    You're in luck. This exchange took place earlier today in SE ++:
    MikeMan445 wrote:
    naporeon wrote:
    HEY GUYS I THINK WE SHOULD BE NICE TO THIS MIKEMAN445 GUY HE SEEMS LIKE A RAD DUDE.

    hey thanks guys

    haha it is opposite day

    Kind of but not really on topic; I remember once seeing someone complain that Graphic Violence wasn't friendly to manga. I don't know where I'm going with this, except to say that we certainly aren't friendly to these.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited November 2006
    I don't mind manga (I don't personally read it), but this looks retarded

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  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    I hate manga. Then again that really doesn't have that much bearing on how retarded I think this idea is.

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  • Toji SuzuharaToji Suzuhara Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2006
    This is a Western approximation of Japanese comics.

    Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

    However, it never works when you use a photo for a background of a drawing.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    The art on these look pretty not good. Still, I'm always happy to see comics of any kind adapting various works in a more easy to digest format. At the library where I work I've seen middle aged men actually checking out the 9/11 Report graphic adaptation, and teenagers reading the works of Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft in comic form. Who knows, maybe these will suck, but anything that lets people get a taste of sequential art where they might not ordinarily is a good thing to me.

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  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    I'd rather have a manga Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead.

    Set in a crazy future.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Dex Dynamo wrote:
    I'd rather have a manga Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead.

    Set in a crazy future.

    Alternate future where R&G are still alive?

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  • Conditional_AxeConditional_Axe Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Dex Dynamo wrote:
    I'd rather have a manga Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead.

    Set in a crazy future.
    Tag and Bink?

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  • Ross MillsRoss Mills Mr. California, USARegistered User regular
    edited November 2006
    I guess I should show you all these so you can make a better decision on if you think it'll fly or flop. ^_^

    "Oh she is lame" looks so funny in today's context.

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  • HarrierHarrier The Star Spangled Man Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Dex Dynamo wrote:
    I'd rather have a manga Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead.

    Set in a crazy future.
    Tag and Bink?
    Holy shit I never thought of it that way before now. REVOLUTION

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Tag and Blink are the greatest things ever concieved of.

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    tag and blink?

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  • JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Keith wrote:
    Jordyn wrote:
    The best part of "Romeo + Juliet" was the guy who played Mercutio.

    Link from The Matrix?

    Oh, was that the same guy?

    I didn't pay attention to The Matrix very much.

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  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Munch wrote:
    The art on these look pretty not good. Still, I'm always happy to see comics of any kind adapting various works in a more easy to digest format.

    There's something to be said for actually having to work for something good though...

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  • FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    For the record, this isn't actually manga, just artists using a manga style.

    Which I don't mind.

    You know, when they're actually good artists.

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  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Fencingsax wrote:
    Dex Dynamo wrote:
    I'd rather have a manga Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead.

    Set in a crazy future.

    Alternate future where R&G are still alive?

    You misunderstand me.

    Take that crazy future hamlet.

    I want R&G in that world.

    It'd be the same, but in random scenes where hamlet bursts in on a flying demon-powered space bike, battling a tentacle monster. R&G watch and do nothing.

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  • FierceDeity666FierceDeity666 Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    UNLESS THERE ARE GIANT ROBOTS I AM UNINTERESTED

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  • TM2 RampageTM2 Rampage Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    This... ... is... not really "manga" by my standards... oh, Furu said it already but hey

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited November 2006
    This... ... is... not really "manga" by my standards

    what are your standards

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  • FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Keith wrote:
    This... ... is... not really "manga" by my standards

    what are your standards

    That it comes from Japan, apparently, since he said I already made that point.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited November 2006
    Furu wrote:
    Keith wrote:
    This... ... is... not really "manga" by my standards

    what are your standards

    That it comes from Japan, apparently, since he said I already made that point.

    man, I don't read threads

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  • TM2 RampageTM2 Rampage Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Well, personally the art style is a bit amateurish and some of it annoys me a bit... then again I think maybe shoujo comics annoy me a bit anyway! And it seems to have some not-way-too-successful copies of manga stereotypes, such as the "chibi" art (I'm looking at the link posted at the top of the 2nd page of this thread). I get a similar annoyed reaction from most of the art in the first series of Marvel Mangaverse. That said it's one of the better manga-ish art I've seen...

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  • Zodiac BraveZodiac Brave Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    NO.

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Rating: AWESOME YESRegistered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Look guys the art for these things is simply fucking abominable and it should have never made it to print, simple as that. It is godawful and soul-killing.

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