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Yans86
July 17, 2008, 06:37 AM
Until now we know that Aokiji is based on Yusaku Matsuda...http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/8451/img2871dj0.jpg http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/9214/img2951bt2.jpg http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/5645/img3031gj3.jpg http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/4148/kudo1vw4.jpg http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/9875/img2871br1.jpg http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/3060/kudo21ww6.jpg .......

and Mister Ki Zaru is based on Kunie Tanaka...http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/483/tanakakuniefh4.jpghttp://img174.imageshack.us/img174/7711/000791gc1.th.jpg http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/4222/goroucy9.th.jpg

what about Akainu?

kaizokumarcee
July 17, 2008, 06:47 AM
gyahahah. are those really Oda's inspirations for those two?

Oblivion
July 20, 2008, 05:11 AM
well matsuda also inspired the charater of Spike Spiegel, as you can clearly see in the 2nd pic

LoS
July 20, 2008, 06:31 AM
My belief is Takeshi Kitano, aka Beat Kitano.

Kitano is know for insanely bloody and violent movies. Although he is also know to be a funny comedian, so who knows.

bunshindattebayo
July 20, 2008, 08:03 AM
My belief is Takeshi Kitano, aka Beat Kitano.

Kitano is know for insanely bloody and violent movies. Although he is also know to be a funny comedian, so who knows.

Yeah,I really like him.I always watch his "Takeshi's Castle" show when I was at elementary school.

Akainu
July 20, 2008, 08:09 AM
although it doesn't really fit the part of his face we alredy saw, does it?

LoS
July 20, 2008, 09:20 AM
although it doesn't really fit the part of his face we alredy saw, does it?

After I mad my post I did a search for Takeshi images and tried to compare with what we have seen of Akainu(which is not much at all). From what I found is that all Takeshi will have to do is make a scowl with his mouth.

Keep in mind that when looking at images of Takeshi they need to be when is his older, since by now Akainu has got to be around the same age as Aokiji.

dsr
July 20, 2008, 09:23 AM
Absolutely Takeshi Kitano.

Akainu
July 20, 2008, 09:44 AM
After I mad my post I did a search for Takeshi images and tried to compare with what we have seen of Akainu(which is not much at all). From what I found is that all Takeshi will have to do is make a scowl with his mouth.

Keep in mind that when looking at images of Takeshi they need to be when is his older, since by now Akainu has got to be around the same age as Aokiji.

mind showing me one of those? all that I saw didn't fit starting with the nose

LoS
July 20, 2008, 09:49 AM
Well you have to give Oda some free reign, he has the liberty of altering Akainu's face since we only saw his lower half and that was a bazillion chapters ago.

Akainu
July 20, 2008, 10:06 AM
it's more like 2/3 of his face from one side (like in my avatar) and from the front as well, just that his eyes are hidden by the basecap.
also both of the admirals we have seen so far were designed after a certain role these actors played. any suggestions what that might be for takeshi (btw.: after hundreds of repetitions in german TV I hate that castle show -.-)

LoS
July 20, 2008, 10:22 AM
Takeshi Kitano, he was cast in the lead for Violent Cop (Sono Otoko, Kyōbō ni Tsuki) as a sociopathic detective who responds to every situation with violence.

If that does not sound like our ol buddy Akainu then I dont know what does. A member of the agency who polices crime and must enforce the law, thats our Admiral.

JC123
July 20, 2008, 11:02 AM
Ya know, how about Akira Kurosawa? Influenced Steven Spiegel and a really good director back in the day...

Akainu
July 20, 2008, 11:20 AM
Takeshi Kitano, he was cast in the lead for Violent Cop (Sono Otoko, Kyōbō ni Tsuki) as a sociopathic detective who responds to every situation with violence.

If that does not sound like our ol buddy Akainu then I dont know what does. A member of the agency who polices crime and must enforce the law, thats our Admiral.
I don't mean the actions but the design as in does he wear a hat but oh well...
also it's kinda hard if you only throw out names and never show pictures (some ppl. here don't have the time to look after every little pic on google)

LoS
July 20, 2008, 11:44 AM
Ya know, how about Akira Kurosawa?

Yeah he was my second candidate. I only put Kitano as first because of his role in Violent Cop, which is his directing debut so it is his most well known film.

sharingan_kakashi
July 20, 2008, 12:04 PM
The guy in seven samurai could also be another candidate.
http://www.ica.org.uk/thumbnail.php?max=408&id=1407
the guy in front. He has a fae that could translate to manga very well.

JC123
July 20, 2008, 12:04 PM
I don't mean the actions but the design as in does he wear a hat but oh well...
also it's kinda hard if you only throw out names and never show pictures (some ppl. here don't have the time to look after every little pic on google)

Kurosawa - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/shows/kurosawa/kurosawa.html

Beat Takeshi - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeshi_Kitano

People don't have time to look at google? Come on... It doesn't take that long.

LoS
July 20, 2008, 12:10 PM
Real quick mock of Akainu side by side with Akira.

http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/9526/akiravakainuta7.jpg

The pro's for Kurosawa are that he wears a hat like Akainu, but he wears glasses.

The pro's for Kitano are that he is known for very violent roles like Akainu's view of justice, but he does not wear a hat.

Akainu
July 20, 2008, 12:23 PM
thx vm
(no I really don't have the time to google around that often specially the pics they show aren't those u linked)

and to throw out a new thought: the rolename Kizaru is based on and his "real" name are both Borsalino, thus I thought perhaps there is a connection for Akainu as Sakazuki too?
alas I have no clue where to search for that (except google, which again gives me shit)

LoS
July 20, 2008, 12:23 PM
Other possibles:

Toshirō Mifune: best known for his roles in Kurosawa Akira's masterpieces, the Clint Eastwood of his time.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/98/Shubun_poster_Toshiro_Mifune.jpg/220px-Shubun_poster_Toshiro_Mifune.jpg

Organizized
July 20, 2008, 12:27 PM
I just thought about him also.. Picture yourself him with a cap on and it's actually quite similar, especially at some points in The Seven Samurai.

LoS
July 20, 2008, 12:44 PM
See thats what I am not liking too much. His most famous role is 7 samurai, and I am a bit against OP having another bad ass samurai.

If he is a samurai and an Admiral he should be one of the best if not the best, but we already know Mihawk is the best samurai.

Organizized
July 20, 2008, 12:57 PM
Well the only movies I've seen starring him are the Kurosawa movies Seven Samurai, Rashomon and Yojimbo, all in which he plays a samurai. That does not mean that Akainu has to be one though, right?

LoS
July 20, 2008, 01:24 PM
He doesnt HAVE to but if Oda is deriving heavily from those inspirations I doubt he would leave that out.

But hey the Admirals could all have different fighting abilities, Aokiji having a highly trained DF, while Kizaru is an expert martial artist and has mastered Rokushiki, and Akainu is a swordsman. That would pretty much cover the bases.

Unless of course they cover the three types of DF, Aokiji having a logia while the other two have the others. If Rokushiki users are stronger while in animal form then Kizaru could have a Zoan DF, leaving Akainu with a paramecia. But who knows.

sharingan_kakashi
July 20, 2008, 03:57 PM
What about this guy?
http://www.japanhero.com/Graphics/Sentai/maskman%20movie/maskman_movie-3%20(L).jpg

LoS
July 20, 2008, 07:54 PM
Whats he from? Remember we cant just go searching for someone who looks like what we have seen of Akainu so far. The person needs to have some meaning to Oda.

sharingan_kakashi
July 20, 2008, 10:12 PM
He once played the 'sensei' in "maskman" its a live action, predecessor of power ranger.
He also has a cameo in Takeshi's castle.
Famous around the late 80s-early 90s.

Oblivion
July 21, 2008, 02:58 AM
seriously, mifune would be awesome, in movies like 7samurai, Yojimbo and Rashomon he was badass.

i dont think oda will use korusawa coz he was a director not an actor.

so mifune would be really uber. a sword fighting admiral for zorro to take on. maybe he could work a bit like Kenpachi from Bleach.

ZeroChrome
July 21, 2008, 07:04 AM
just a quick question. I read somewhere that Yusaku Matsuda (Aokiji) has already passed away. has Kunie Tanaka too or is he still alive? coz I think that Oda took the characters as to commemorate the person. like not to be forgotten or something. just a thought coz we might have to think for actors that has already passed away. sorry, I don't know much about veteran japanese actors

LoS
July 21, 2008, 04:23 PM
No Tanaka is nearly 76 years old, he is still acting in films as well.

The problem I have with Mifune being Akainu is that Akainu would most certainly be a swordsman, and we already know the worlds greatest swordsman is Mihawk. So does that mean that Mihawk is stronger than one of the Admirals, certainly would imply that?

JC123
July 21, 2008, 04:47 PM
There's different ways to measure strength. So long as Mihawk doesn't interfere directly with the Marine's mission, then perhaps, because of Akainu's thought process, he sees no need to fight a frivolous battle for "strength"

Absolute Justice would instead worry about efficiency, strength coming as an after effect.

Aokiji
October 10, 2008, 02:09 PM
We've seen both Aokiji and Kizaru homaging two famous japanese actors and to an extent having Devil fruit powers that represented some sorts of past movies or actitude of them. Yusaku Matsuda (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yusaku_Matsuda) in Aokiji's case and Kunie Tanaka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunie_Tanaka) in Kizaru's case.

I believe that Akainu shall homage the great, the biggest badass in all japanese movie film the grand Toshiro Mifune. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshiro_Mifune) I mean we know Akainu is a total zealot of the Zettai Seigi and as such he is a very angerful character, also Aka (Red) might indicate some of his mood being fiery and easy to anger much like most of Toshiro's character in Akira Kurosawa's mvoies. What ya think?

Akainu
October 10, 2008, 03:01 PM
http://mangahelpers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35200

...
though I have to say that your thread title is the better one ;-)

Hm, how did I miss that? Anyway, threads merged. Thanks for pointing out the already existing thread, Akainu.

Aokiji
October 10, 2008, 05:18 PM
Much thanks for pointing out and sorry for not searching :darn

Anyways, I have further evidence to corroborate my guess. In 7 Samurai, Mifune portrayed Kikuchiyo, a man who despite not being Samurai (let's say Tenryubito in this case) defended their ideals and strict code of honor with vehemence (One Piece's Absolute Justice), also Kikuchiyo was a very brash and rude chaarcter, and had a very feisty personalaty (Again can correspond to the color red.)

Brook Skull
October 21, 2008, 02:15 PM
What´s with Kakihara (http://www.casualvillain.com/etc/kakihara.jpg) from "Ichi the killer" in this. He is a really sadistic killer who is often red dressen.

Picture - 1 (http://www.irishfilmjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/ichi_the_killer.jpg)
Picture - 2 (http://twi-ny.com/ichithekiller.jpg)