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    Series devised by me, written and produced by Madhouse for the South East Asian market, coming to G4 (presumably dubbed or subtitled) in 2011:

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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2010 edited
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    I'll admit, I was kinda hoping for another glimpse of that beautifully-animated anti-missile-chaff-pod sequence, but that xenomorph-looking armor is VERY intriguing. Kinda liking the seen-through-dark-sunglasses color palette, too.
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    Oh that looks nice! Is devising a complete concept a huge step away from your traditional writing?
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    There were differences -- including that I only wrote outlines for each series and each episode, which means that, once each one's been filtered through producers, a team of writers and an animation studio, I'm sure there'll be significant differences between my original text and the finished objects. But that's all part of the fun on this gig.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2010
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    That looks really impressive - Iron Man really lends himself well to Manga!

    A writing question - did you ever get to meet and work with the writing team at Madhouse, or was the collaboration al done remotely?
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    All done remotely.
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      CommentAuthorErrol
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2010
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    Glad to see that no matter how long i step away from this place, theres always something neat happening here. Congrats on the fancy looking show.That justice League episode you did is still one of my favorites. As far as this show goes: Im interested in seeing the ratio of science fiction to face kicking.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2010
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    I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of concepts you've thrown in there for them to play with. Should be awesome.
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    Looks good.

    Warren... do you ever sleep? You must buzz inside like a bee hive in an earthquake.
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    What inspired Marvel to have you devise a series for South East Asia? Does your Marvel writing do especially well there? And when you work for an Asian market are you adapting your writing style for the audience, or do the other writers do that, or are they bringing your perspective to an Asian market relatively unfiltered?
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    Ooh, pretty-shiny! Will watch.
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    What inspired Marvel to have you devise a series for South East Asia?

    No idea. I mean, obviously, I know nothing about Marvel characters, have never written any, have never written animation and am a very obscure writer.

    I'm kidding, but, seriously, I've got experience writing for animation, writing treatments, and I know the Marvel library.

    And when you work for an Asian market are you adapting your writing style for the audience, or do the other writers do that, or are they bringing your perspective to an Asian market relatively unfiltered?


    The other writers do that, mostly. It was my job to write outlines that delivered a "Marvel experience," if you like. My main sacrifice to the Japanese style was reducing the story density somewhat.

    Obviously, I have no idea what was DONE to my outlines once they were in the hands of the writing team! But, you know, it's not like Madhouse hasn't produced some of my favourite anime, so I'm going to trust that they'll rewrite my work very well...
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    I haven't seen good anime in quite a while. I'd be interested in seeing this, though.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2010
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    you know, it's not like Madhouse hasn't produced some of my favourite anime

    Which? Very curious, I would honestly have pegged you as an anime-hater.
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    Any world that has Satoshi Kon in it is one worth liking (at least some) anime in.
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    Off the top of my head? PAPRIKA, PARANOIA AGENT...
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    Paprika is indeed full of win.

    I'm very, very glad to see Marvel doing this… Having grown up with (French dubbed) anime, I have always had a hard time accepting Western (read: American) animation quality — especially when it comes to SF and superheroes.
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    The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Kaiba, Kemonozume, Metropolis, Shigurui and Millenium Actress (to pile on one more Satoshi Kon film) also rock. That being said, they're such a prolific company so they've produced a ton, not all of which is shiny. Since the animation already looks pretty good, I guess it really depends who is storyboarding and how much money Marvel throw at it.
    I'm interested to see where this goes :) It'd be cool to know once it's out how much of the original scenario survives, and in what form.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2010
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    This looks cool--would be nice if it was on a channel I actually have, but hopefully they'll put it on Hulu or something.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2010
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    Was anyone else worried Warren was going to say Death Note? I was really worried for a second there.

    At any rate, I'm sure this'll be interesting or, in the event that they botch whatever outlines were given, at least very shiny.