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Korean star Gianna as the halfling Saya in Blood: The Last Vampire

Blood: The Last Vampire

Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Directed by Chris Nahon; Starring: Gianna, Allison Miller, Liam Cunningham, JJ Feild, Koyuki and Yasuaki Kurata

Jul 10, 2009 Web Exclusive
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Based on the cult anime series of the same name, Blood: The Last Vampire is a full-length remake of a shorter animated film. Halfling Saya (Korean star Gianna) looks like an ordinary teenage girl, but she’s really a 400 year-old trained killer who has teamed up with a secret society in her quest for revenge. Set in Vietnam War era Japan, the film follows Saya as she infiltrates an American military base to hunt for demons and their leader.

While the opening fight scene is fast-paced, well lighted, and wickedly bloody, the other endless battles leading to the ultimate showdown are gore fests of bad special effects and poor editing. A little bit film noir, a little bit anime, this highly stylized, hyper-violent live-action film should have stayed animated.

Author rating: 4/10

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July 19th 2010

Well, Avatar doesn’t really count as anime.

I don’t know why all these animations are being turned into live-action films for. I think they should just stay the way they are.
Even though DragonBall Evolution may have made a lot of money, it got bad reviews from people who watched it. So, I wouldn’t really consider it “successful”.
As for the other two, I think they will be better than DragonBall Evolution, but they probably won’t make as much money.

Oh, and let’s not forget they’re making a Cowboy Bebop live action too.