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Romeo x Juliet

#1 Post by lordcloudx » Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:08 am

GONZO's adaptations aren't exactly my favorite, but the first ep kinda sold me on this anime. The opening theme with the english version of "You Raise Me Up" looked beautiful too. I might even start liking Shakespeare after this. Any thoughts? I'm not a manga reader, so I have no idea how this is going to turn out. Seems to be a medieval fantasy remix of Romeo and Juliet.
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#2 Post by DaFool » Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:25 am

I like it.

Let's hope there be no mechas (crosses fingers).

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#3 Post by dizzcity » Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:12 am

I LOVED it. Right from the OP, all the way to the ending, and now that I've read the previews of the next episode, I can't wait for it to be subbed. I just wonder where Tybalt is. We've got every other major character (except for the Prince, Priest and the Apothecary) already introduced, but I can't believe GONZO doesn't have a Tybalt. (Unless maybe one of the new characters is going to fulfill his function) The only thing I didn't exactly like was the ending song... I don't think it fit very well.

This is one show I'll be following throughout the season.

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#4 Post by mokenju1 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:31 am

We're talking about the same Gonzo that made the lamest adaptation possible of the Count of Mount Crist? Pegasus, flying cities, crossdressing, Shakespeare adressed as Willi... Oh, please, where are the Mechas?

I don't care much about RomeoxJuliet (if we were talking about Hamlet or Titus Andronicus I would be actually mad at them), but I don't understand why they should call this anime RomeoXJuliet. If they are only borrowing from the original play the main themes (teenager tragic love story and death) why they don't create new names for the characters too and say only that the anime is lousely based on the play??. This sounds to me like taking advantage of a famous story to make the people wonder if they are going to change the ending or not.

Nothing against the quality of the anime that is very high and the main characters look really cute and all... Another positive thing is the ending which I ,against the opinion of most of the viewers, find very suitable to this kind of story :twisted: .

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#5 Post by lordcloudx » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:04 am

This sounds to me like taking advantage of a famous story to make the people wonder if they are going to change the ending or not.
Interesting point. This is one of the biggest draw-ins for me so far. It has me wondering how they'll approach the eventually tragic ending (omg! super-spoiler! Romeo dies! Juliet dies too! hehe uncyclopediaspeak) and I have high hopes that this version will have a slightly bittersweet but satisfying ending not only for the capulet vs. montague conflict, but also for romeo and juliet.
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#6 Post by GLACIER » Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:59 pm

If they are only borrowing from the original play the main themes (teenager tragic love story and death) why they don't create new names for the characters too and say only that the anime is lousely based on the play??
As with all of Japan's entertainment industries, the anime market has been continuously declining, so producers rely on hooks to attract viewers.

Using a recognizable name is one such hook (hence the abundance of manga adaptations. However, the re-envisioning of renowned literature raises eyebrows too).

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