Others works/characters in fiction that might have some similarities to the ones in Gunnm

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Others works/characters in fiction that might have some similarities to the ones in Gunnm

Postby Novel Kars » Sun May 21, 2017 2:16 am

I was talking to someone about this and it seems that there are more similarities and connections gunnm might have with other works in fiction than I might have imagined before. Do you have any such similarities in mind? If so please feel free to share them in this thread.

I'll start off with something that I think is an interesting similarity. I think that there are quite a few similarities between Caerula and Cynthia from the pokemon game series. Firstly they seem to have a similar appearance. Secondly, just like Caerula, Cynthia is kind of an outsider for most of the main character's story early on and is instrumental in providing crucial information or artifacts for a major events or a set of major events later on in the story. Not only that, but they seem to serve out the purpose in kind of similar ways at least very early on. It kinda makes me think if gamefreak might have gotten at least a slight bit of inspiration for making Cynthia from Caerula's character in gunnm: last order.

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Re: Others works/characters in fiction that might have some similarities to the ones in Gunnm

Postby 00_unit » Sun May 21, 2017 1:33 pm

Elysium is a hollywood movie that is a ripoff of battle angel. Both futuristic, Elysium is a space city for the rich while there is the scrapyard rip off from battle angel where the people are poor and the earth is in poor condition and how the main character in elysium wants to go to the space city, it has cyborg and the movie was clearly borrowing story elements from battle angel alita.

Times like these makes me wander why couldn't they just make battle angel since hollywood to be interested in battle angel alita's storyline

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Re: Others works/characters in fiction that might have some similarities to the ones in Gunnm

Postby Sergio Nova » Sun May 21, 2017 4:14 pm

00_unit wrote:Elysium is a hollywood movie that is a ripoff of battle angel. Both futuristic, Elysium is a space city for the rich while there is the scrapyard rip off from battle angel where the people are poor and the earth is in poor condition and how the main character in elysium wants to go to the space city, it has cyborg and the movie was clearly borrowing story elements from battle angel alita.

You made me curious. Now, I will have to check this movie.

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Re: Others works/characters in fiction that might have some similarities to the ones in Gunnm

Postby jjaquinta » Mon May 22, 2017 12:33 am

I've seen Elysium and you are right. It juts never hit me before.

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Re: Others works/characters in fiction that might have some similarities to the ones in Gunnm

Postby 00_unit » Mon May 22, 2017 2:50 am

I got another fiction that is similar to battle angel alita. It is James Cameron's tv series from Fox called "Dark Angel", it is about a woman who was created from military along with 11 other soldiers with her. She doesn't remember her past and lives in a post apocalyptic futuristic world. It has cybernetic enhancement as one of its story elements.

It also has a radio station with a dj that has a mysterious past as well. The similarities are there for those who read battle angel alita and James Camerons admits he has been influenced by battle angel's especially Max in Dark Angels as her character development is similar to Alita.

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Re: Others works/characters in fiction that might have some similarities to the ones in Gunnm

Postby Sergio Nova » Mon May 22, 2017 4:03 am

This was debated in this forum some time ago.
In Underworld, Kate Beckinsale dresses and moves like Gally, and the way she fights is a sort of Panzer Kunst.
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Postby Silvery » Tue May 30, 2017 3:52 pm

I doubt that the authors of Sillage (aka Wake) were inspired by Gunnm, but the main character, Nävis (aka Navee... ah, nothing like weird English translations), has always reminded me of Gally, what with being a black-haired, short woman who's an excellent fighter with a fiery temper and a lot of determination. They even share some similarities when it comes to their past - at first Gally doesn't remember who she is, not to mention being a survivor from several hundred years ago (also, for quite some time she's, in a way, the last of her kind), while Nävis, being raised by a robot and a sentient animal in the wreck of a spaceship that crashed in the jungle, doesn't really know where she came from, plus she's the only living human known to the huge space convoy that is Sillage/Wake. Also, the comic is excellently drawn, with plenty of detail and with great mechanical designs - just like Gunnm was.

(By the way, I greatly recommend reading this series.)
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Re: Others works/characters in fiction that might have some similarities to the ones in Gunnm

Postby Mushura-Naga » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:21 am

I hope my Spoiler Quotations were placed right since this is in regards to Characters from the Mars Chronicle and ZOTT Chapters along with a Osamu Tezuka Feature Animation, Brian de Palma Cult Classic, and the Outer Limits Show Episode from the 90's:
Kishiro and Tezuka
Muster and Kuruku
Baron Muster has too many similarities if not then is a Tragic Anti-Hero Homage to Lord Kurku the Villain of the "Unico in the Island of Magic" 1983 Feature Film and shares similarities in Looks, Personality, and Habits that became
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Twisted Careers such as owning a Building Supply Company that takes dead bodies,applies the Krysta Mortenification, Pulverizes the Solidified Bodies into a Sand that is combined with lime then converts them into Cement Blocks that are used for construction of buildings on Mars(Erica's Visceral facing of the harshest of realities of being Born to Survive on Mars after finding out how much control Muster Holds) parallel to to Kukukururku's ability to use a Rainbow Colored Beam to turn Humans into Stone Statues become reanimated to march into a ship by a Magical Flute played by Torby to go across the sea become the Blocks that make up his Castle,
Muster's Origins too are similar to Lord Kukukuruku who was
Spoiler:
used as a Puppet that usually Played the Sorceror or Witch roles until the Strings got tangled and the owners tired of Him to which he was cast off by Heartless and Wasteful Humans and due to the cold brutality of their cruelty awakened a Survival Instinct, Gifts, and Talent driven by Rage within both.

As for Winslow Leach/Phantom of the Paradise Disfigurement and Dehumanization is a shared similarity if not Coincidence since both had the Right side of their faces Disfigured
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Winslow falling into a Record Press and Muster getting hit with the Sweet Smell of Maske Tumor an ancient Scourge and Curse of that Face on Mars getting it's left Eye Excavated without Biohazard Safety Protocols in place. Being Used as a Scapegoat, Object of ridicule, Guinea Pig, having ones Dreams Stolen then Trashed are what Muster and Phantom of the Paradise have in common.


Unico in the Island of Magic 1983:
https://youtu.be/2D1-gvrt4MM

Musters words to Erica
Spoiler:
for her confession of acts of Patricide & Matricide especially in regards the Former being Johan who betrayed with Buckshot Itaru who finally died to come back and be made "Renaissance" as Baron Muster
were unforgettable:
Spoiler:
"You've Got Nothing to Worry About...!
Rather Be Proud!
Have Pride in Your Wit and Strength!!"
"Who Has Decided That a Villain Can't Be Happy!?"


BTW
Winslow before his disfigurement also looks like the ZOTT Day Three, Round Two, Match One's Leader of the Starship Cult's "Charisma Magic Troupe's" Leader Mather's Hu-Feng aka Whophon the Great's Double that Sechs Foght(Winslow Leach Without the Glasses).
Link to a Clip from Phantom of the Paradise Winslow Leach's Audition:
https://youtu.be/pY-RqQA0iK0

Homme de Feu's Caretaker/Meal/Lover Olympe's Wardrobe has similarities to Mary 25's in the Episode of the Same name of the Alliance Atlantis Productions of the Outer Limits TV Show Season Four Episode 15 from the 90's about a AI Cybernetic Nanny Mary 25 and her predecessor Valerie 23 are played by Sofia Shinas who also played Eric Draven's Murdered Fianceee Shelly in "The Crow" but Olympe's Costume Design is much more detailed and Classical compared to Mary 25's Uniform but the visual similarities are still there and a Possibility of Kishiro-san being an Alliance Atlantis Outer Limits Fan or just a case of Coincidence.

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Re: Others works/characters in fiction that might have some similarities to the ones in Gunnm

Postby Novel Kars » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:27 am

Just gonna leave this here as well:

https://imgur.com/a/KmXBU#IOYsUNg


(interestingly, berserk body was introduced before the berserk armour).

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Re: Others works/characters in fiction that might have some similarities to the ones in Gunnm

Postby Vega2503 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:56 pm

Cammy from Street Fighter is basically just a tribute to Gally.

Also that one scene in Alien Resurrection was ripped straight from when Gally finds that experiment room in the underground lab.

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Re: Others works/characters in fiction that might have some similarities to the ones in Gunnm

Postby Sergio Nova » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:07 pm

Vega2503 wrote:Cammy from Street Fighter is basically just a tribute to Gally.

Also that one scene in Alien Resurrection was ripped straight from when Gally finds that experiment room in the underground lab.


Yes, the scene in Alien Resurrection is too similar to be a simple coincidence. As to Cammy (and, yes, the name has the same structure) I will have to check!


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Re: Others works/characters in fiction that might have some similarities to the ones in Gunnm

Postby D3sty » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:29 am

I just love Inu Yashiki. It is a bit of a mixture between Death Note and Gunnm. The story is about two people that got killed by an alien accident in an urban district in Japan. The victims are Shishigami, a young, handsome high school boy (who is friends with a kid that gets bullied each day) and a 58 years old man, Inu Yashiki, who is a salaryman and is trapped inside a loveless marriage and discovered he was diagnosed with cancer and has only a few months to live. Their bodies get replaced by advanced combatrobots with omnipotent powers. Their lives (or rather: their view towards life) changes. One becomes an angel, helping and healing people in other to discover his humanity and the other becomes a demon, killing people at random. However, both discover that there is no such a thing as black and white.
It borrows from Gunnm it's philosophical theme's like questions what a human being defines and are you still a human if your body is being replaced with that of a robot and it diggs deeper at the (dark and cruel) sides of humanity in order to find an answer. The devellopment of the two main characters over the course of the manga is very well done and it reminds me very much at manga like Gunnm, Death Note and Akira. It recently also got it's own anime ( Episode 2 just aired this week in Japan). If you were to read a manga like Gunnm, I recommend to read this one.

http://mangafox.me/manga/inu_yashiki/

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Re: Others works/characters in fiction that might have some similarities to the ones in Gunnm

Postby 00_unit » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:45 am

if anyone has heard of an old manga called Appleseed, the cyberpunk feel in terms art reminds me of battle angel, especially hitomi, she look similar to alita


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