February 17th, 2009

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CinePuri Post 1/?

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE PRINCE OF TENNIS LIVE ACTION MOVIE.

I'm about 20 minutes into CinePuri at the moment, and... honestly, I have to say, if I hadn't seen the series, I'd probably be confused, and because I have seen the series, the differences bother me. I understand why they made the changes, but they bother me nonetheless.

Stupidly enough, the biggest change that bothers me is the hair. I have yet to figure out which one is Oishi because they left his hair with a normal cut, and Atobe's brown hair is really very bothersome. Movie quality, however, has led me to the deduction that Inui is hot. Also, it was comforting to see the same Tezuka from Imperial Match.... and to know that he's a lovely singer! XD;;

Honestly, to me, it feels rushed. Like 20 episodes have happened in 20 minutes, and I'm not thrilled about that fact. And that Hyoutei has appeared with neither hide nor hair of Fudomine, Yamabuki, or St. Rudolph's... Not that I'd ever complain about Hyoutei's presence, but... like wtf.

Expect more ranting later.
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CinePuri Post 2/?

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE PRINCE OF TENNIS LIVE ACTION MOVIE.

I'm now 30 minutes in... and I shouldn't be making another post so soon, but I am. XD;;;

A lot of things about this movie seem really unnecessary... Like the mute girl. Wtf? Random.

It's nice the Shinji got to have a brief appearance with his pink Fudomine sleeves. XD;;; I like Fudomine's pink sleeves. Also, adding Hyoutei, random as it is, doesn't hurt because Hyoutei is suteki. ...I can't figure out who is who outside of Atobe and Shishido, though, because wtf no distinguishing features at all. Gakuto and Oshitari sans hairstyle are obviously not very unique. And I miss adorable!Choutarou actor man from the musicals. He's so sweet. And... IS ATOBE'S BEAUTY MARK MISSING?! Because if it is, somebody is getting hurt. > 3 >

There was that cute Kawamura/Fuji moment though. I never intended to ship those two and I totally am now wtf. Also I'm LOLing @ Tezuka-sensei and squeeing at eyepatch!Ryoma! So cute.

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I should have rewatched Dream Live instead... Nyeeeeeh.
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CinePuri Post 3/?

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE PRINCE OF TENNIS LIVE ACTION MOVIE

So, I'm 40 minutes in and I decided to give it a rest for now, because ho god does that movie currently make me want to gouge my eyes out.

Though I'm still disapproving of the representation of Hyoutei in general, I have to admit, Gakuto's bangs were cute. It doesn't match the cuteness that should be the rest of his hair and isn't, but they were cute and kudos to the people for keeping them pointed. Atobe, however, does not awe me, and, in fact, strongly displeases me. They should have gotten Kato Kazuki, damnit. And his hair is just. Not. Okay.

The Pillar Pair part was cute.

The tennis special effects are really ridiculous, though. Honestly. They could have left them out or something. It's so bad.

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Prince of Tennis definitely translates better into musical format than movie format. And here this makes me wonder if reading the manga wouldn't make me hate my beloved Ping Pong.