- Oct 16, 2006
First Trailer for the James Cameron/Robert Rodriguez adaption of the popular Manga.
From what I understand in manga art (basically comics from Japan/the east) its an artistic style many of them use, oversized eyes. They often do it coupled with things like insane hair styles to help make the characters stand out and to exaggerate their facial expressions. It's part of the style, but I think its also used to help convey emotions and tell characters apart from each other as they often rely heavily on black and white drawing which can jump around a bit in terms of detail and quality.But did I miss something? Was there a plot reason for her big eyes? If not, what the hell was going on with that? Is it a military tactic to create warriors with big eyes so the enemy find them too cute to shoot at, like machine-gunning a puppy?
I get that, but why for just this one character (and in this one film: it's not like it's a feature of manga-derived movies generally)? All facial features and often body proportions are exaggerated in manga; why wasn't that done? Etc etc. It just seems arbitrary (because for live actors you don't need to exaggerate facial expression, or shouldn't) and, as Starbeast said, a bit creepy.So its sort of copy-catting the comic approach by having somewhat oversized eyes