There are many things that have gone from animation to live-action. And that transition can be a tough one depending on the property. It didn’t go well for, say,
Anyone who is familiar with the anime knows that the music is fire. That includes the opening sequence, which shows the characters smoking and running, among other things, over a drum-heavy and jazzy beat. It’s impossible not to hum the catchy tune right after Spike lights up his cigarette. As a fan, I was curious about how
For those who love a great side-by-side comparison, there’s one just for you! Still Watching, Netflix’s YouTube account, paired the two opening clips together so fans could see what’s different. There are moments when things line up exactly the same but we also get to see more of the upcoming action in the series. There was a wide range of reactions on Twitter from sheer delight to cautious optimism. A few fans are understandably unsure if the live-action version will be as cool as the original.
Honestly, we won’t know until it comes out. And even then, opinions are all subjective. Some people won’t like it if it’s too faithful to the original series while others might love it. Some will appreciate the actor’s dexterity and dedication to action while others will say it doesn’t measure up to the animated series. I’m not sure how fair that is considering animated characters can do things that actors cannot because, well, they are not real people. But I digress.
Either way, the opening credits for