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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Genshiken the Live Action Drama

Happy New Years, it’s either a time to look back at the previous year or look ahead to our hope and dreams for the future. This is my dream for 2008.

Here’s my fantasy show which if I had millions of dollars I’d produce a live action version of the manga. The plot lends itself to the drama format exceptionally well, it’s a character driven story has some romance and a large dose of humor and it’s about otaku which have been popular in both drama and movies. It’s college setting and no action to speak of so it should be cheap to produce, the only expensive set would be the Genshiken club room which like Densha Otoko’s bedroom would require the purchase or rental of large amounts of otaku goods, figures, manga and old game consoles and of course the salaries of the large cast of my favourite actors and actresses.
My dream cast for the men I’d pick either Satoshi Tsumabuki (Orange Days) or Hongo Kanata (Himitsu no Hanazono) as Sasahara, Ikuta Toma (Akihabara@deep, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e) as Madarame, Matsuda Shota (Hana Yori Dango , Liar Game) as Tanaka and Akanishi Jin (Anego, Yukan Club) as Kohsaka. For the women I’d love to see Horikita Maki (Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, Nobuta wo Produce) as Oguie, either Kosaka Yuka (Akihabara@deep) or Matsushima Hatsune (Akihabara@deep) as Ohno, and either Aya Ueto (Attention Please, Hotelier) or Ishihara Satomi (Nurse Aoi, Hanayome to Papa) as Saki.
In the smaller roles Angela would be portrayed by Leah Dizon, and because this is a perfect world Summer Glau would be Suzy. Domoto Koichi (Sushi Oji!, Remote) would be Kucchi.
Would you like to see this made into a drama and if you would what’s your dream cast. Another anime I’d just love to see as a drama is Ouran High School Host Club I thought Maki would make the perfect “Haruhi” ever since watching Hanazakari no Kimitachi e.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell you the truth, I rather stay with the manga. Happy New Year to you Kevin GiGi

1/01/2008 12:19:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

I rather stay with the manga.

I understand, I don't want to see it get screwed up, but I want more Genshiken. I just read my first fan fic the other day and it was pretty good!

1/02/2008 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, this would be great! I especially like your choices for Madarame and Ogiue.. ^_^

1/11/2008 04:41:00 AM  

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