I’ve said this before, and I’ll say this again. BECK is awesome; The anime is, and so is the manga. The music rocks, despite the Engrish.
It seems like the actors will be undergoing intensive training for the instruments that their characters play, and I’m really looking forward to seeing that. At least we won’t be getting any Fuwa-Fuwa Time nonsensical craptastic PV. Also, a song list of 30 original songs will be written for this movie. 30 songs?! That’s a quite a lot compared to the NANA or DMC movies.
A few questions remain though. How much of the story can be covered within a single film? 34 volumes, or even 26 episodes aren’t easy to squeeze into about 2 hours of film time. Will the songs turn out to be trashy pop? What will the story turn out like if Ryuusuke takes over as the protagonist? The list goes on.
Still, no matter what, I’m really looking forward to this. Considering the director’s Tsutsumi Yukihiko, the guy behind the 20th Century Boys movies and H2, I think it would realistic to expect the film to be very loyal to the original work.