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Oct 21st 2016 at 2:38:47 PM •••

Shishio's sword has changed, at least from the anime version. Only about 1/4 is serrated edge, the rest is regular katana blade. How would that be classified?

Sep 5th 2014 at 1:44:33 PM •••

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Played with across all the newly-introduced characters, which makes sense considering the more realistic aesthetics of the film:
    • Almost all characters affiliated with the Kyoto Oniwabanshu are about as accurate to their anime counterparts. Played with Aoshi Shinomori: apart from not having his freakish subordinates, he is nonetheless close enough to his anime counterpart down to the bangs (which is admittedly unusual). His trench-coat, however, is designed more functionally and is often worn closed.
    • The trope is pretty much subverted with Shishio, who goes from a reasonably-attractive man with basically blackened skin in the anime, while Tatsuya Fujiwara is made up as realistically as possible to convey the horrifying burns a man like him should have.
    • Yumi goes from a bombshell poster girl for the Impossibly-Low Neckline to a foxy woman with an-off-the-shoulder neckline, which is far more plausible and more classy.
    • The Juppongatana as a whole is a mixed bag:
      • Seta Sōjirō, Sawagejō Chō (beyond trading a red flamboyant kimono to a more sensible white long-coat) Sadojima Hōji and Uonuma Usui were pretty much accurate to their anime portrayals.
      • Kariwa Henya seems to be simply a normal man with a tengu-inspired outfit, instead of being tengu-like in physique.
      • Honjō Kamatari appears to have been cast as a woman and not as an androgynous male, and have disposed of the big scythe altogether.
      • Yūkyūzan Anji's outfit and skillset is pretty much accurate, but he lacks the Colossus-like physique he has in the source material.
      • Iwanbō appears to be an actual man of sumo wrestler proportions, in contrast to his blob-like inhuman nature in the manga/anime.
      • Saizuchi appears as a normal if elderly man wielding a naginata and kusarigama, and is even capable of combat on his own.
      • Fuji, whose gigantic proportions are impossibly out-of-context for the film series, has been reduced to a white-haired imposing man with a big naginata, which seems to harken Musashibo Benkei.

I pulled this because they're by and large not commenting on attractiveness, but rather just whether they're different or not.

Pretty much only Shishio and Iwanbo seem like examples as-written.

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Sep 7th 2014 at 10:27:05 PM •••

How would you recommend changes? Change the focus from the accurate reproductions to those with changes solely?

Sep 9th 2014 at 5:25:48 AM •••

Well, no. Change the focus to what's different or the same to differences in attractiveness.

Adaptational Attractiveness isn't just "Adaptation Change In Appearance," it's about the tendencies for those that adapt a work to have characters wind up prettier in adaptations.

Aug 30th 2014 at 9:57:00 AM •••

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Aug 30th 2014 at 12:36:36 PM •••

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