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

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#1 | Back to Top11-10-2006 12:48:11 PM

Anthiena
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Live Action Utena Dream Cast

If Utena was made into a live action show, who would you have as each of the characters. I wish I could remember where, but I saw a model who looked like the living image of Utena in an ad... it was a few years ago, so I have since lost the picture and have no idea who the model was.

Pictures or links to pictures would be greatly appreciated~!


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#2 | Back to Top11-10-2006 04:48:20 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

...for some reason, I just really think Adrien Brody would make a good Ruka.  I was probably hallucinating though when I came up with that.


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/leeness/Ruka--Juri-banner-1.png

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#3 | Back to Top11-10-2006 07:35:29 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

allegoriest wrote:

...for some reason, I just really think Adrien Brody would make a good Ruka.  I was probably hallucinating though when I came up with that.

My dream cast would have Kunihiko Ikuhara as Ruka. school-devil

http://aglick.web.wesleyan.edu/Dallbun/temp/150px-Ikuhara.jpg

Last edited by Dallbun (11-10-2006 07:56:24 PM)

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#4 | Back to Top11-10-2006 07:45:13 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

allegoriest wrote:

...for some reason, I just really think Adrien Brody would make a good Ruka.  I was probably hallucinating though when I came up with that.

No, I think you could have something there. A real life Ruka would definitely have that kind of nose.

http://www.lemon-chiffon.org/etc/ruka.jpg

Eh? Eh?



EDIT:

Dallbun wrote:

allegoriest wrote:

...for some reason, I just really think Adrien Brody would make a good Ruka.  I was probably hallucinating though when I came up with that.

My dream cast would have Kunihiko Ikuhara as Ruka. school-devil

http://aglick.web.wesleyan.edu/Dallbun/ … kuhara.jpg

That would obviously be the best case scenario.

Kunihiko Ikuhara is SO ATTRACTIVE.

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#5 | Back to Top11-10-2006 11:34:40 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

oooh...

hmm.

I'm forced to wonder just how tall Ikuhara is though. The only standing picture I have is him as SailorMars. emot-gonk


...on a non-Ruka note, I really liked Musical Anthy as a real life Anthy.
Too bad there could never be a real life equivalent to Akio. emot-frown


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/leeness/Ruka--Juri-banner-1.png

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#6 | Back to Top11-11-2006 12:05:58 AM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

Personally it would be easier just to use CGI to make realistic looking characters for the Utena cast a la Advent Children, except with way better storyline and direction. emot-wink


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#7 | Back to Top11-11-2006 12:10:16 AM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

Nessy wrote:

RUKA BRODY

Nessy, you need to be kept away from Photoshop, because you bring nothing but evil here with it. emot-mad

Just kidding. But still. emot-gonk

allegoriest wrote:

Too bad there could never be a real life equivalent to Akio. emot-frown

I know. emot-frown It's probably for the best or I'd have a criminal record for stalking and attempted rape. (Or successful rape maybe? school-devil) If you're going by sheer ability to play the character (we'll have to can looks for obvious reasons), then Jeremy Irons could probably pull it off admirably. He has aristocratic secretive sex pervert DOWN.

This reminds me of a thread I was going to make...


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#8 | Back to Top11-13-2006 11:25:55 AM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

http://www.broomstick.org/utena/livepitch.html

Photoshopped Utena, Miki, and Akio links at the bottom.

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#9 | Back to Top11-13-2006 11:53:21 AM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

tohubohu wrote:

http://www.broomstick.org/utena/livepitch.html

Photoshopped Utena, Miki, and Akio links at the bottom.

Aww, isn't Miki such a cute little hobbit! emot-keke


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#10 | Back to Top11-13-2006 11:55:40 AM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

tohubohu wrote:

http://www.broomstick.org/utena/livepitch.html

Photoshopped Utena, Miki, and Akio links at the bottom.

I actually like how Sarah looks as Utena here. Maybe it's the big eyes. And the cute-but-kinda-badass air. emot-redface

But Miki... emot-gonk I don't know, it just somehow looks so wrong to me.

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#11 | Back to Top11-13-2006 06:52:29 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

A friend of mine at Chicago looks frigging exactly like Utena when she cosplays.  It would take a hell of a similar-looking actress to pull Utena off without making me think "eh, K____ did it better."

I think that moll from "Bound" would make a great Anthy.  What was her name?  Jennifer Tilly... now if only she looked younger.  I don't know that Gina Gershon could pull off Utena even if her age was right, though.

Fabio would make an awesome Touga.

...Others?

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#12 | Back to Top11-13-2006 06:57:49 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

Alan Rickman just might have the charm to pull off Akio. I have to say that Elijah Wood as Miki disturbs me though.


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#13 | Back to Top11-13-2006 07:15:09 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

satyreyes wrote:

Fabio would make an awesome Touga.

Um. No. Touga's a beautiful man. Fabio's a walking protein strand. emot-gonk

ShatteredMirror wrote:

Alan Rickman just might have the charm to pull off Akio.

Has anyone else seen Rasputin? Where he's drunk and get gets on the table and whips his penis out? No? Well it reminded me of Akio.

In all honesty I think I could perhaps see this...I need to rewatch Die Hard just to check. Maybe a few times. etc-wankgirl (Bruce Willis? Who?)

Akio should be played by Woody Allen.


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#14 | Back to Top11-13-2006 07:33:06 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

Giovanna wrote:

satyreyes wrote:

Fabio would make an awesome Touga.

Um. No. Touga's a beautiful man. Fabio's a walking protein strand. emot-gonk

No, you see you are wrong for the following reason:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i117/satyreyes/fabiouga.jpg

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#15 | Back to Top11-16-2006 11:05:25 AM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

Some of those are pretty good, but buffy as utena is...I don't know a little too almost predictable. I don't know who would be good as utena though, but I love the idea of Ikuhara as Ruka, did you know that he actually did Ruka based on himself! True fact, he reckoned he had to be in the utena world so he modelled Ruka on himself! Cool or what?


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#16 | Back to Top11-16-2006 12:41:24 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

Nariel wrote:

Some of those are pretty good, but buffy as utena is...I don't know a little too almost predictable. I don't know who would be good as utena though, but I love the idea of Ikuhara as Ruka, did you know that he actually did Ruka based on himself! True fact, he reckoned he had to be in the utena world so he modelled Ruka on himself! Cool or what?

Yep, that was the reference. And it's true, you can see the similarity, especially in Chiho Saito's little cartoons of him in the manga.

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#17 | Back to Top11-16-2006 12:51:18 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

satyreyes wrote:

PURE EVIL

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#18 | Back to Top11-16-2006 05:01:54 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

Honestly, I don't think anyone could ever play Touga as amazingly as the woman from the musical did:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX_py8G7BNk

I swear, when I first saw this I started crying. From over-exposure to sheer awesome.

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#19 | Back to Top11-19-2006 05:57:45 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

As I was watching a recent movie, I spotted a human Anthy. That's what I remember thinking to myself.
It was The Wickerman. Whichever actress played the fragile-little-lost-waif-of-an-ex to the main character, Nicholas Cage - SHE - would be a perfect Anthy. Looks haunted and tortured, but then can pull out the bad ass!

She also had the very long wavy hair. Much like you hate to see a Santa with a fake beard, the actress who played Anthy would have to have actual long hair!


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#20 | Back to Top11-19-2006 06:07:33 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

Frosty wrote:

As I was watching a recent movie, I spotted a human Anthy. That's what I remember thinking to myself.
It was The Wickerman. Whichever actress played the fragile-little-lost-waif-of-an-ex to the main character, Nicholas Cage - SHE - would be a perfect Anthy. Looks haunted and tortured, but then can pull out the bad ass!

She also had the very long wavy hair. Much like you hate to see a Santa with a fake beard, the actress who played Anthy would have to have actual long hair!

Per the IMDB, her name is Kate Beahan.  Based on her pictures there, though, I'm not sure I see her as Anthy... her features are too strong.  I don't think she could look understated-Anthy-creepy.  Her smile in particular is all wrong emot-frown

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#21 | Back to Top11-19-2006 06:16:37 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

satyreyes wrote:

Frosty wrote:

As I was watching a recent movie, I spotted a human Anthy. That's what I remember thinking to myself.
It was The Wickerman. Whichever actress played the fragile-little-lost-waif-of-an-ex to the main character, Nicholas Cage - SHE - would be a perfect Anthy. Looks haunted and tortured, but then can pull out the bad ass!

She also had the very long wavy hair. Much like you hate to see a Santa with a fake beard, the actress who played Anthy would have to have actual long hair!

Per the IMDB, her name is Kate Beahan.  Based on her pictures there, though, I'm not sure I see her as Anthy... her features are too strong.  I don't think she could look understated-Anthy-creepy.  Her smile in particular is all wrong emot-frown

I dunno man, look at this one:

http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/warner_brothers/the_wicker_man/kate_beahan/wickerman1.jpg
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#22 | Back to Top11-19-2006 06:30:37 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

Hmm.  I see your point, and the hair is perfect, but do you ever see Anthy with that facial expression in the series?  It's far too emotionally charged for her.  I just can't see this face doing "emotionally void."  "Haunted," sure, but Anthy doesn't look haunted.  Still, better than I thought at first.

Here's Jennifer Tilly, my pick for Anthy from earlier:
http://www.imdb.com/gallery/granitz/505 … 35_400.jpg

Her face can express very strong emotions.  But if you've seen her performance in "Bound" (and by the way everyone on this board should, especially the lesbians; there are some Utena parallels), you can see a very vacant-creepy Jennifer Tilly.

P.S. How do you post IMDB photos to the thread?  Right-clicking the picture doesn't do anything :/

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#23 | Back to Top11-19-2006 07:07:57 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

I don't care if God smites him, I am still giggling like a schoolgirl at that. That will be the last thing I see before I close my eyes to sleep tonight; Fabio!Touga. etc-wankgirl

ETA: Well I guess I should include my own opinion...on the cast thing anyway. Since I absolutely love how Anthy is one of the rare examples of a dark skinned Indian in anime I really want her to be played by an Indian actress so here's a few pics I found.

http://celebs.ceeby.com/actresses/AnuAgarwal.cfm

For some reason her eyes seem to have the same prominence on her face like Anthy's, though she may be a little too old to play her. Though on the show Anthy does seem to suddenly mature into a volutpous woman after fucking Akio.

http://celebs.ceeby.com/actresses/Kajol_m.cfm

She deinitely has the hair for it and maybe the acting range.

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#24 | Back to Top11-19-2006 07:24:15 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

Dallbun wrote:

allegoriest wrote:

...for some reason, I just really think Adrien Brody would make a good Ruka.  I was probably hallucinating though when I came up with that.

My dream cast would have Kunihiko Ikuhara as Ruka. school-devil

http://aglick.web.wesleyan.edu/Dallbun/ … kuhara.jpg

Whoa... I didn't know Ikuhara was so... pretty... I feel like I've been missing something about Utena all these years now...


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#25 | Back to Top11-19-2006 08:54:29 PM

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Re: Live Action Utena Dream Cast

Ok, ok... now I know her name, Kate Beahan. I think she has the winning qualities, but maybe it's because I watched the movie which was totally creepy, lending itself Anthy vibes. Here's a little convincing....

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/frostybaby13/anthy1.gif http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/frostybaby13/utena1.gif

Un-huh. Notice the lips on those two!!!

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/frostybaby13/nanami1.gif

"Oh no! She just got my special dress wet!"

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/frostybaby13/juri1.gif

Classy!

Last but not least, our Hello ChuChu!!!

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/frostybaby13/chuchu1.gif



Edit: Added some more cast. Hahaha!

Last edited by Frosty (11-19-2006 11:31:42 PM)


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