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What does /a/ think of All You Need is Kill?

So far I'm finding it to be really interesting.
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I can't take the title seriously.
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Better than the shitty Hollywood adaptation (Edge of Tomorrow)
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I'm getting PTSD already.

On that note, how was the original, for anyone who read it?
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>>101515000
Predictable. It was an alright read, but it felt like something was missing. Still recommending reading it.
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I read the novel. It was ok but the ending was really obvious from about half way through it.
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>>101515074
What hpapens?
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With this recent manga adaptation it could result in it getting an anime. Which studio do you guys think should do it? I nominate Madhouse.
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>>101515195
It's only a 200 page novel though.
It would have to be 6 episodes or something.
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>tfw all you need is kill
>it is die when it is kill
2deep
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>>101515238
I mean an anime MOVIE.
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it is sequel of Kill la Kill?
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>>101515358
A movie is like 6 episodes, mate.
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>>101515389
No, fuck off
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>>101515425
Yeah but it has a higher budget, which means BETTER ANIMATION.
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Looks like Bakuman
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>>101515525
gee, i fucking wonder why
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I think the live action movie would have been much better if Brad Pitt had been in it.
It seems like Tom Cruise keeps getting cast in these cool sci-fi movies and they instantly turn into shit.
It'd be like if you got handed a box full of awesome comedy premises with great actors and you were told you had to re-write each one to fit Adam Sandler.
Tom Cruise is the sci-fi genre's Adam Sandler.
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>>101515525
Nah, it looks like Death Note to me
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>>101515525
Same artist bro. Takeshi Obata is illustrating it.
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>>101515620
FUCKING THIS. Brad Pitt can actually fucking act. Not only does Tom Cruise's acting suck shit, but his presence as the protagonist in a sci-fi movie ruins my ability to take it seriously since we're supposed to believe that the hope and salvation of mankind from the Mimics is a Scientologist faggot who can't get on most roller-coaster rides.
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Both Pitt and Cruise are shit choices because the guy is meant to be in his 20's. Taking Pitt or Cruise seriously as "rookies" is hard as shit.
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>>101515819
The hollywood movie was always going to be shit since they retconned the MC from being an 18 year old nip into being a middle aged white guy.
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>>101515620
Personally I would've preferred Ryan Gosling.
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>>101515620
I think casting a high profile actor is the mistake since they will be type-casted.
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>>101515888
His age is the problem.
Race is hardly relevant.
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>>101515900
Ryan Gosling can turn shit into gold, but I agree with >>101515888
It would have been better if they kept it closer to the character. The point is to appeal to mainstream audiences though. If you've got Brad Pitt/Tom Cruise dollars to spend then you're going to want and try to make some of it back at least.
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>>101515888
Not to mention Keiji Kiriya is supposed to be a rookie private and the story illustrates his growth as a soldier each time he dies and is resurrected. Tom Cruise's character is supposed to already be a lieutenant in the movie. This singlehandedly ruins his character.
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>>101516113
>being a lieutenant means you can't grow

lul
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>>101516113
>butterbar bros
>having any experience
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>>101516181
It implies you've already seen your fair share of combat. Keiji Kiriya is supposed to be a complete rookie with no battle experience whatsoever in the beginning. Unless Cruise's character is a Lieutenant just because he graduated from West Point and has thus had no actual combat experience, then it completely defeats the purpose of his character.
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>>101516331
>LIEUTENANTS
>FAIR SHARE OF COMBAT
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>>101516331
Well, there's a literary implication, I guess, but being a lieutenant doesn't actually imply that you've seen combat.

Like, at all.
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>>101516411
I'm assuming you're speaking from experience?
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>The story is told from the perspective of Keiji Kiriya, a new recruit in the United Defense Force which fights against the mysterious 'Mimics' which have laid siege to Earth. Keiji is killed on his first sortie, but through some inexplicable phenomenon wakes up having returned to the day before the battle. This retroversal continues and he now finds himself caught in a time loop as his death and resurrection repeats time and time again. Keiji's skill as a soldier grows as he passes through each time loop in a desperate attempt to change his fate.

So this is just a muvluv spinoff, right?
No wonder they cast Cruise, since TE is already an adaptation of Top Gun/
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>>101516772
Muv Luv didn't invent time loops.
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>>101516558
Officers in the military have to rank up ASAP or they get booted into enlisted. Someone who is a lieutenant won't be for long. It's like being an E-1; you know they haven't had more than a year of experience because they're an E-1 and if they have had more than a year of experience and they're still an E-1 they're not going to be enlisted much longer.
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>>101516772
It's a 10 year old novel, it predates Muv Luv's time loops.
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>>101516331
>>101516113
Since Cruise's character insists he's "not a soldier" I assume he's some kind of desk jockey who got his rank as a formality of some sort who's being forced onto the front lines with the grunts.

In my opinion it's a fairly shoehorned way to try and make Keiji playable by Tom Cruise who's, what, 60-something now?
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>>101516993
Cruise is 51. Doesn't change the fact that he can't act for shit. The only movie he was somewhat decent in was The Last Samurai, and Ken Watanabe stole the show for that movie.
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>>101516959
The story of Muv-Luv Alternative was already planned as of Muv-Luv's release in 2003, though, since it was originally supposed to be a part of said release until they delayed it for three years. Whatever changes they made to the story in that time I'm not certain something as fundamental to the plot as timeloops wasn't something they already had in mind in 2003.
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>>101517193
Yes but the public didn't know about the muv luv timeloops in 2004, hence the author came up with it himself.
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>>101514795
Groundhog Day but with buckets of death and PTSD up the ying-yang. Works for me!
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>>101517238
Ah, gotcha.

But maybe they both just saw groundhog day in the mid nineties and copied that
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>>101517399
Yeah, time loops aren't exactly an original plot device, for either Groundhog Day or MuvLuv.
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Since he mentioned having that weird headache which Rita had as well, was he turning into one of those backups as well? Would that mean he is bound to die the same way Rita died?
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>>101515000
Read it yourself.
http://www.mediafire.com/?ea5shh2mh60yoem
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Really like the character design in the manga.



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