Friday, September 9, 2011

Doctor Who as an Anime Show

My friend Dan showed me this video, which is an anime interpretation of Doctor Who.
Where to begin with all the reasons that make this video impressive? At about twelve minutes, it manages to be a full story, complete with Cybermen, the Master, and other notorious Doctor Who villains. I love how the Doctor comments on the anime girl's lack of clothing, something anime is so notorious for doing. (I do love what a badass she is. If only we could have Liz 10 show up for this!) The depiction of the American military is exactly the sort of thing Russell T. Davies would do. The scenes set in above Earth were perfect blends of the show and anime; I half expected Spike from Cowboy Beebop to appear.
The anime is a little shaky and choppy, but this has the potential to be a great series in itself. The franchise already has books, radio programs and other things, so why not a whole anime series, one with the genre's tropes explored by Doctors? (It would be especially great if they managed to get some of the "retired" doctors to replay their cartoon selves.) Or, maybe something similar to what The Matrix did, making an entire series of cartoons, each with a different set of artists.

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