Re: Genre-crossover nightmares
For a combination of Fan-service Anime and American film: MOUSEhunt
The Last Samurai Champloo (Tom Cruise goes hip-hop in Japan)
The weird thing about this thread is that people keep coming up with these things all the time in the various fandoms and, weirdness of weirdnesses, they work
Take, for example, a story that was quite popular on the sites called Azumanga Daioh in SPAAAAACE!.
The premise was that the Star wars trilogy was retold with the cast of the schoolgirl comedy Azumanga Daioh
in place of the main characters. Thus we had, for example, pig-tailed child prodigy Chiyo being trained in the Ways of the Jedi in place of Luke Skywalker. The really weird thing is that the writer actually thought through his whole universe, including things that George Lucas never bothered with.
For example, remember how Leia watched impassively as Alderaan was obliterated? When the scene was repeated, with Kaorin (who in the original series suffered misforutne after misfortune, to utterly absurd degrees) in Leia's place, she
. Much of the rest of the story was built around her regaining her self-will after the dual shocks of that and the death of the Obi-wan substitute (in this case Sakaki, on whom the original Kaorin had a comically unnoticed girl-crush that utterly dominated her life