It hasn’t been that long since I read the book, so I think I can fairly say that they did a surprisingly good job of keeping the bones of the story intact. Perhaps the most interesting change was that they removed the whiff of “grooming a 12-year-old girl into becoming your future wife” that was in the original, and made Our Heroine Riko a 17-year-old who inherited a full set of brains from her inventor father, Our Hero’s mentor. Honestly, I figured they’d have kept that bit, because Japan.
Heavily streamlined, of course, and updated with self-aware humanoid
robots. They couldn’t have
Dan Soichiro spend months figuring out
what had happened and how to fix it, and modern technology has long
since passed the point where the novel’s inventions would look
impressive on screen. In a nice touch, however, Our Hero does use a
very nice drafting board to put the final touches on the patent
drawings for his inventions.
Spoiler: while there are robo-girls, they do not look like this, at least not while they’re working:
I think you intended this to be reassuring, but it has the opposite effect on me:
Two layers of pepperoni sandwiched between provolone, Parmesan-Asiago and cheese made with 100% real mozzarella then sprinkled with oregano.
This is one of those ambiguous phrases that leaves you wondering precisely what legal landmines they’re navigating around.
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