Exclusive: Kill Bill Anime
A still from the film’s anime segment…
September 16, 2003 - In Kill Bill, Uma Thurman stars as the Bride, a former assassin betrayed by her boss, Bill (David Carradine). Four years after surviving a bullet in the head, the Bride emerges from a coma and swears revenge on her former master and his Deadly Viper Assassination Squad (DiVAS). The Bride travels from the El Paso backroads to Pasadena suburbia to Okinawa sushi bars to the Tokyo yakuza gang territory hunting down the gang’s members, played by Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah and Michael Madsen.
Miramax has said that Tarantino fans can expect plenty of the director’s signature flavor… homages to Kung Fu movies, spaghetti westerns, and pop culture references.
Another thing that fans can expect is a bit of anime in the film. There’s at least one animated sequence in the movie that tells the origin story of Lucy Liu’s character. We’re not sure about the other sequences, if there are any, but we’ve scored an exclusive first look at the anime from the film (see below) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess that that’s Bill (he’s played by David Carradine in the film). The animation was apparently done by the same studio that does Ghost in the Shell.
Uhh…Bill?! I very much doubt it.