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Mega Man Legends = Laputa Castle in the Sky?

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Is it just me, or does the Megaman Legends series seem eerily similar to the anime masterpiece: Laputa: Castle In the Sky?

I just saw it, and it seems to have influenced the game in nearly everything, including story, creatures, and even characters.

I saw that there was a role reversal, with Pazu being an influencing on roll, and Sheeta influencing Megaman to a degree. the pirate family in Laputa is extremely similar to the Bonne family in Legends. and I swear one of the enemies in Legends is exactly like the robots in from Laputa.

523305_f2b1_550x900.jpg(the two robots on the bottom are the ones from laputa.)

I love how there is reference in the game to such a great movie, but it's borderline plagiarism at times.

Did anyone else notice that?

(edit: capitalization)

(edit: picure)

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I'm gonna have to see this... Laputa.

You never have? It's a classic bit of animation. Early Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli works are some of the better films out there.

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You never have? It's a classic bit of animation. Early Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli works are some of the better films out there.

yes, and the newer stuff still has it's charm.

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Oh, I'm not saying it doesn't! Most of the Ghibli/Miyazaki stuff is good in general. I just have a slight fondness for the older stuff more.

Part of Howl's Moving Castle's soundtrack makes up my Homeworld playlist for LAN games.

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Oh, I'm not saying it doesn't! Most of the Ghibli/Miyazaki stuff is good in general. I just have a slight fondness for the older stuff more.

Part of Howl's Moving Castle's soundtrack makes up my Homeworld playlist for LAN games.

cool!

I understand the feeling for the older stuff. the are the ones that have had plenty of time to seep into popular culture more deeply and have a greater influence. (it is surprising how much they actually influenced pop culture without us noticing.)

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It's kind of weird to have this pointed out, because I saw Laputa and played Legends ages ago, and Laputa is one of my favorite movies of all time, and Legends is one of my favorite games. Looking back on it now, I see the parallels that you're drawing, and it makes a lot of sense. Very interesting.

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Ah, another thread involving the great Joker/Mark Hamil.

Yes, Castle In The Sky features Mark Hamil as a voice of one of the main characters. Go get it.

As for MML, I've never played.

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You had to go and invoke the name of Mega Man Legends, now I want the third even more than before :(

Indeed! I semi-recently got the Misadventures of Tron Bonne, hoping it would make me happier. It really didn't.

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Here's an off-topic(har har) question then: What DOES belong in off-topic?

A selection of threads that belong in offtop:

Should I physically harm my friend?

I hate "fail" so much

Battle of the Pics

What are you listening to?

Today I had to fight to the death with an intestine.

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You had to go and invoke the name of Mega Man Legends, now I want the third even more than before :(

And this invokes the fact that Capcom will never make such a thing. Like a Breath of Fire 6. Sigh. Dragon Quarter was so good too.

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Threads about video games and anime don't belong in offtop. Moved.

I think this is the first time I have ever seen a thread moved OUT of off topic.

Anyway; I miss Mega-man Legends.

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Laputa is one of my favorite movies, and I'm not even into anime that much.

I'll have to try this Mega Man Legends game. What system is it for?

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Laputa is one of my favorite movies, and I'm not even into anime that much.

I'll have to try this Mega Man Legends game. What system is it for?

It's a PSX game but it was also released on PC, N64, and PSP.

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