Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Gatchaman & AstroBoy The Most Highly Anticipated Among CG Film Projects With Anime Roots

還記得約一年前第一次在機場書店看到這本書Japanamerica: how Japanese pop culture has invaded the U.S.,馬上翻來看看了目錄,更嚇一跳。
Chapter 1 : May the G-force Be With You
Chapter 2: Atom Boys
世事真的巧合,還是大家有相同的視野,imagi 所開發的兩套電影正正就是 Gatchaman 和 AstroBoy。英雄所見略同,Roland Kelts認為日本的潮流文化正續漸入侵美國。於是請他來分享...

Roland Kelts (author of Japanamerica) calls
Gatchaman and AstroBoy as the most highly anticipated CG film projects with anime roots with his latest article posted exclusively on Imagi's website.

Hong Kong (October 30, 2007) -- A new article by noted author and lecturer Roland Kelts will be posted exclusively on Imagi Animation Studios' website ( on October 30, 2007.

In this new essay, Kelts examines Imagi's next two upcoming movies -- Gatchaman and AstroBoy -- and places the studio at the crest of the current wave of Hollywood movies with Japanese pop culture roots.

Kelts' acclaimed book, Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S., explores the American experience and fascination with Japanese pop culture. The paperback edition—updated and with a new epilogue by the author—will be released on November 13.

Click on "What's New" on the Imagi website to read more about why Roland Kelts calls Gatchaman and AstroBoy "the most highly anticipated" of all projects, reflecting the rising convergence of American and Japanese cultures.

About Roland Kelts
Roland Kelts is the author of Japanamerica, the first book that directly addresses the American experience with the Japanese pop phenomenon. He is also a Lecturer at the University of Tokyo and a co-editor of the New York-based literary journal, A Public Space. His first novel, Access, will be published next year. His articles, essays and stories have been published in Zoetrope, Playboy, Doubletake, Salon, The Village Voice, Newsday, Cosmopolitan, Vogue and The Japan Times, among others. He has lectured at New York University, Rutgers University and Barnard College, and he is a graduate of Oberlin College and Columbia University. He currently divides his time between New York and Tokyo.

如果你有看近年來製作的美國電視動畫,便會發覺在表達方式及風格上都有很多日本動畫的影子。其中最佳的例子是 Teen Titan,Superhero竟然會"大粒滴汗"....


Anonymous said...

A quick question about Gatchaman, with Paul Dini recently annouced as the writer for the movie, will the current Hollywood writers strike have any effect on the production of Gatchaman and/or Astroboy?

felixip said...

no worry, there is not any impact on the both shows. :)

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