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HOLY SHIT PEOPLE, IT'S NOT BAD ENOUGH WE'RE GETTING AN UTENA EXHIBITION RIGHT NOW

THEY. ARE. MAKING. A. NEW. MUSICAL. NEXT. YEAR. START LOSING YOUR SHIT RIGHT NOW

#1 | Back to Top12-27-2007 07:12:47 PM

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Utena: Now in live action!

Okok; weird, but I saw one once for Gundam wing, and I'd like to see what actors are up-to-par to define the characters we so legitimately love.

What real, still-alive actors do you think could play the characters in Utena?

(i'll add mine later)


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#2 | Back to Top12-27-2007 07:42:40 PM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

Oh...I thought you were talking about the musical.  LOL whoops.

Just for fun why not:

Utena-Hillary Swank (I mean hey she played a cross-dresser before)
Akio- Antonio Bandaras
Mikage-Micheal Jackson (sorry Mikage fans XP)
Touga- Ben Afleck
Saionji- Matt Damon
Miki-Haley Joel Osmond

I'll think of more later... emot-smile


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#3 | Back to Top12-27-2007 09:05:11 PM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

I've always thought Utena should be played by Zooey Deschanel.

And here's an older thread on the subject:
http://forums.ohtori.nu/viewtopic.php?id=359


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#4 | Back to Top12-28-2007 12:07:46 AM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

ArsenicForBreakfast wrote:

Oh...I thought you were talking about the musical.  LOL whoops.

Just for fun why not:

Utena-Hillary Swank (I mean hey she played a cross-dresser before)
Akio- Antonio Bandaras
Mikage-Micheal Jackson (sorry Mikage fans XP)
Touga- Ben Afleck
Saionji- Matt Damon
Miki-Haley Joel Osmond

I'll think of more later... emot-smile

Shouldn't Mamiya be played by Michael Jackson? emot-tongue

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#5 | Back to Top12-28-2007 03:37:41 PM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

Antonio Banderas as Akio? Hot damn. That alone would be worth the ticket price.


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#6 | Back to Top12-28-2007 04:04:36 PM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

ArsenicForBreakfast wrote:

Akio- Antonio Bandaras

Akio as Antonio Bandaras? Now you've opened the door to, "What if Akio was Che from Evita!" school-devil

Akio wrote:

Oh, what a circus, Oh what a show,
Ohtori Academy has gone to town, Over the death of an Athlete called Utena Tenjou,
We've all gone crazy, Mourning all day and mourning all night,
Falling over ourselves to get all, Of the misery right,
Oh, what an exit, That's how to go,
When they're wringing your curtain down, Demand to get stabbed by a million swords of hate, like Utena Tenjou,
It's quite a sunset, But good for the academy, in a roundabout way,
We've formed a revolution, Because of this day,

But who was this Utena Tenjou? Why all this howling hysterical sorrow?
What kind of goddess has lived among us? How will we ever get by without her?
She had her moments, She had some style,
The best show in town was the crowd, Outside the basket ball court crying, "Utena-sama~!"
But that's all gone now, As soon as the smoke from the funeral clears,
We're all gonna see and how, She did nothing for years!

*LATIN*

You let down your people, Utena! You were supposed to have been immortal!
That's all they wanted, Not much to ask for,
But in the end you, Could not deliver,

Sing you fools, But you got it wrong,
Enjoy your prayers, Because you haven't got long,
Your prince is dead, Your chairman's through,
She's not coming back to you!
Duels kept us all alive since 17, October 1945 (Wut?)
But the star has gone, The Glamors worn thin,
That's a pretty bad state for a school to be in,
Instead of a Student Council, We had a cult,
Instead of ideas, A manwhore's harem,
Instead of help, we were given a crowd,
She didn't say much, but she said it loud,
Sing you fools, But you got it wrong,
Enjoy your prayers because you haven't got long,
Your prince is dead, Your chairman's through,
She's not coming back to you!

You'd think that that would have taken a long time to write, but it didn't.

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#7 | Back to Top12-28-2007 06:27:17 PM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

I think it would be better, if not easier to watch, if the cast of a live action Utena were ACTUALLY teenagers. Or else people who could pull off a highschool role. ArsenicForBreakfast listed some good actors, but as good as they are, I think some of them are a little too old... emot-rolleyes


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#8 | Back to Top12-28-2007 06:34:28 PM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

I always thought Nichole Kidman would make for a good adult Juri.

As a live action film or series though I think the story would be best served by a cast of young unknowns, or semi-unknowns, with more established actors stepping in as Akio, and Mikage to give the series some clout. You know, Michelle Pfifer doing a guest spot as Mrs. Ohtori that would be damn hot. school-devil


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#9 | Back to Top12-28-2007 06:52:52 PM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

I am in totally agreement with Alithea. school-devil


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#10 | Back to Top12-28-2007 07:30:33 PM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

As far as grown up Juri goes, Kim Dickens is my choice for the part, but that's probably because she played the curly haired, jaded lesbian in Deadwood.


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#11 | Back to Top12-28-2007 07:33:10 PM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

Historical note: We've had a few threads on related topics before.  An incomplete list of previous suggestions for your consideration:

Utena: Miyuu Sawai (Tamago), Keira Knightley (Shmeecherz), Sarah Michelle Gellar (tohubohu)
Anthy: Jennifer Tilly (me), Kate Beahan (Frosty)
Akio: Sendhil Ramamurthy (Pallas Athena and herchuckness), Woody Allen (Gio)
Touga: Fabio (me)
Saionji: Josh Hartnett (Shmeecherz)
Juri: Angelina Jolie (beautifulpanther), Kate Winslet (morosemocha), Hugo Weaving in drag (ShatteredMirror)
Miki: Elijah Wood (ShatteredMirror)
Mikage: Hugo Weaving (me), Kurt Cobain (Epi_lepsia)
Kozue or Shiori: Mia Kirshner (Personal_IceQueen and Gio)
Ruka: Johnny Depp (beautifulpanther), Kunihiko Ikuhara (Dallbun)
Mrs. Ohtori: Monica Bellucci (morosemocha)
Everyone: Gackt (hyacinth_black)

Antonio Banderas for Akio is a remarkable idea.  Very nice!  poptart

We need to get that guy from Ratatouille to play our Chu Chu.

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#12 | Back to Top12-28-2007 08:46:14 PM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

If Keira Knightley were Utena, I would end my life. There is my ultimate promise to the world. If Knightley is ever Utena Tenjou...I resolve myself to death.


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#13 | Back to Top12-28-2007 09:13:21 PM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

satyreyes wrote:

Historical note: We've had a few threads on related topics before.  An incomplete list of previous suggestions for your consideration:

Utena: Miyuu Sawai (Tamago), Keira Knightley (Shmeecherz), Sarah Michelle Gellar (tohubohu)
Anthy: Jennifer Tilly (me), Kate Beahan (Frosty)
Akio: Sendhil Ramamurthy (Pallas Athena and herchuckness), Woody Allen (Gio)
Touga: Fabio (me)
Saionji: Josh Hartnett (Shmeecherz)
Juri: Angelina Jolie (beautifulpanther), Kate Winslet (morosemocha), Hugo Weaving in drag (ShatteredMirror)
Miki: Elijah Wood (ShatteredMirror)
Mikage: Hugo Weaving (me), Kurt Cobain (Epi_lepsia)
Kozue or Shiori: Mia Kirshner (Personal_IceQueen and Gio)
Ruka: Johnny Depp (beautifulpanther), Kunihiko Ikuhara (Dallbun)
Mrs. Ohtori: Monica Bellucci (morosemocha)
Everyone: Gackt (hyacinth_black)

Antonio Banderas for Akio is a remarkable idea.  Very nice!  poptart

We need to get that guy from Ratatouille to play our Chu Chu.

I didn't read this post carefully enough (to an extreme extent) and so for a moment I thought that we were assigning IRG members to these rolls.

I was wondering why Gio managed to beat dollface and I to the roll of Shiori. emot-rolleyes

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#14 | Back to Top12-28-2007 10:34:55 PM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

Saionji: -------> Cillian Murphy http://i.imdb.com/Photos/HH/0614165/Cilliannew.jpg

Miki: Zack Efron -----> http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Events/6280/Za … 43_400.jpg

Touga: Orlando Bloom --------->http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Events/2187/Or … 10_400.jpg

Ruka: Kyle Schmid -------> http://i.imdb.com/Photos/HH/0772704/kyleschmidtBW.jpg

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#15 | Back to Top12-29-2007 12:50:32 AM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

I agree to a point on everything stated here, except the saounji part. But then again, it could work.


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#16 | Back to Top12-29-2007 01:23:01 AM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

...I still have a firm belief that Adrien Brody could be Ruka.


And I do muchly agree on that guy I could never hope to pronounce correctly as Akio.


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#17 | Back to Top01-12-2008 12:17:07 AM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

Ruka = John de Lancie.  Not fat slob John de Lancie; Q from Star Trek John de Lancie:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3a/Q_portrait.jpg/250px-Q_portrait.jpg

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#18 | Back to Top01-12-2008 12:23:39 AM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

satyreyes wrote:

Akio: Woody Allen (Gio)

Wow, when did I do that?

I have a warped sense of humor, seriously.


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#19 | Back to Top01-12-2008 01:04:20 AM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

Sendhil Ramamurthy is uncannily gorgeous. And would look fabulous with lavender hair. emot-biggrin

And I could actually see Adrien Brody as Ruka.


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#20 | Back to Top01-12-2008 07:35:37 AM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

SENDIL RAMAMURTHY AS AKIO FTMFW. etc-wankgirl etc-wankgirl etc-wankgirl etc-wankgirl etc-wankgirl etc-wankgirl etc-wankgirl etc-wankgirl etc-wankgirl

I have a picture somewhere... HAH! HERRRRE.

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#21 | Back to Top01-12-2008 05:40:37 PM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

I think that Simone Simons, the singer from Epica, would make a great Juri:

http://strefa.rockmetal.art.pl/ankieta/simone-simons.jpg

as for Miki, I'd pick Edward Furlong when he was younger...maybe:

http://entimg.msn.com/i/150/ce/july/efurlong_150.jpg

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#22 | Back to Top01-12-2008 06:12:36 PM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

satyreyes wrote:

Juri: Hugo Weaving in drag (ShatteredMirror)

Probably the best idea ever.


Edit: I think Olivia Lufkin could play most of the female roles.
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d51/trueutenafan/SCawaii2120Magazine20-20June202007.jpg

She's just got such a versatile look. IMO, she'd make a killer Chigusa. I also think she could pull off Utena quite well.

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#23 | Back to Top01-12-2008 11:10:27 PM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

Utena: Natalie Portman
Anthy: Aishwarya Rai
Akio: Shahruk Khan (off the top of my head)
Touga: Henry Cavalli or Patrick Wilson -Note: he just looks so damn snooty. Perfect for Touga!
Saiounji: Johnathan Rhys-Myers, FUCKING PERFECT!!!
Juri: Scarlett Johansson She looks like a decent Juri to me
Miki: I agree that Zack Efron is pretty well suited for it.
Nanami: Sienna Miller -Note: C'MON she even wears the hair!
Wakaba: Emmy Rossum -Note: She has such a cute and innocent face!
Ruka: Doc Hammer (personal fantasy) but in all seriousness, Cillian Murphy
Kanae: Kirsten Dunst




Also, I could imagine Jennifer Connelly being Chigusa

More when I think of more...

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#24 | Back to Top01-13-2008 12:22:57 AM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

Those are some good picks, Persephone. emot-keke I agree that most of them could work. school-eng101


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#25 | Back to Top01-13-2008 06:32:59 AM

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Re: Utena: Now in live action!

OH! I found the perfect Shiori! Christina Ricci!


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