Re: [Yuricon] Aim for the Ace!
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From: "atheniag" <"e.l.f."@...>
> I finally had a chance to watch the first episode of this classic
> anime and I can barely stop laughing. It's all so wonderfully
UTENA>> I love this anime too. I've watched the (wonderful) Technogirls
subbed version and was very happy to get the 1978's movie using torrent.
I'm really fan of 70's style.
> Ace wo nerae, (Aim for the Ace) was done in the early 70's, based on a
> manga of the same name by Yamomoto Sumika. Briefly, it's Oniisama E on
> tennis. :-)
> The character designs are stongly reminiscent of Ikeda Riyoko's
> Oniisama E characters and the situations aren't dissimilar, but Ace wo
> Nerae came first, I'm pretty sure.
UTENA>> Ace Wo Nerae and Oniisama E animated version are related because
both were direct by Osamu Dezaki and had Akio Sugino's character design.
Oniisama E resembles a lot second the Ace Wo Nerae serie's character
design. Talking about the manga version, I have part of Ace (started in
1972, the same year of Rose of Versailles) and Oniisama E (1975) and I think
both authors follow the 70's style for this kind of story, the common girl
(Hiromi-Nanako), the beautiful blond lady (Rika-Miya) and so on. And in the
hands of Dezaki-Sugino they got very similar. For exemple, the clock tower
as a refuge for the heroine was introduced by them.
> For high shoujo(ai)drama, Aim for the Ace is charmingly classic.
UTENA>> And I have high expectations concerning to the live action. :)
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