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09.07.07 25 Comments

Tobey Maguire (who looks pretty much like what I expect a guy named "Tobey" to look like) is on to produce and possibly star in a motion picture adaptation of Robotech, whose rights were recently acquired by WB.  

A sprawling sci-fi epic, "Robotech" takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific isle. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off three successive waves of alien invasions. The first invasion concerns a battle with a race of giant warriors who seek to retrieve their flagship's energy source known as "protoculture," and the planet's survival ends up in the hands of two young pilots.

Yeah, okay.  Ever noticed how Japanese anime characters always have enormous eyeballs?  I think it's like Japanese artists' fantasy of what it must be like to not be Japanese.  As if non-Asians all stand around with our gigantic eyes going, "OH MY GOD, I CAN SEE EVERYTHING. THERE, BEHIND THAT BUILDING – IT'S A SCHOOL GIRL BEING MOLESTED BY AN OCTOPUS.  QUICK EVERYONE! TO THE ROBOT CAVE!"

At least, that's what it's like in my fantasy of what's going on in the head of a Japanese animator.

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