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From [livejournal.com profile] pretzelcoatl:

Pick 20 movies/anime/video games/TV shows/literary works and put their summaries from Better than it Sounds and WITHOUT CHEATING have your friends guess.

ETA: Since it's been 24 hours, I've updated the remainder with the category of work as hints.

ETA 2: 48 hours, so I'm adding the genre.

1. (VIDEO GAME) Siblings argue over how to inherit their father's legacy. (Baldur's Gate, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] westmarked)
2. (MOVIE, WAR DARK COMEDY) A man's sexual frustrations cause him to make some questionable decisions at work. Hilarity Ensues. (Dr. Strangelove, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] surgo)
3. Dead people fight other dead people but almost never to the death.(Bleach, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] tozetre)
4. Evil billionaire rebuilds family heirloom on top of New York City skyscraper, unleashes Noble Demon creatures that really don't like to get up in the morning. (Gargoyles, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] bugen)
5. Scientist, police officer afraid of water and war veteran go fishing. With explosives.(Jaws, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] mahmoth, with honorable mention to [livejournal.com profile] thunderphoenix)
6. Japanese schoolgirls hang out. (Azumanga Daioh, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] bugen)
7. A man wears sunglasses at night, so he can fight crime. Then the government. Then conspiracy nuts. (Deus Ex, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] moltare)
8. A college professor joins forces with a bartender to fight an entire army over a box that will kill you if you try to open it. (Raiders of the Lost Ark, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] tozetre)
9. (COMIC BOOK) Emo Kid breaks out of prison, gets his jewelry off some weirdos, gets into trouble thanks to a White Haired Pretty Boy and tries to get his sister to accept him. (Sandman, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] thunderphoenix)
10. Holocaust survivor turns Statue of Liberty into deadly weapon. (X-Men (movie), guessed by [livejournal.com profile] tozetre)
11. A miner and a delinquent team up with an underage girl for the purpose of fighting a race war. (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] westmarked)
12. Ninja detective fights mad scientist that wears a bag on his head. (Batman Begins, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] pretzelcoatl)
13. Family comedy about a young child who is abandoned by his family and robbed in his own home. On Christmas Eve. (Home Alone, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] bugen)
14. A prince must pick up litter in order to make up for his father's alcoholism. (Katamari Damacy, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] bugen)
15. Two former celebrities and their children fight a wannabe ex-fan. (The Incredibles, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] bugen)
16. (THEATER) Young man suffers from mental illness, hallucinates, desecrates a grave, then murders his family. (Hamlet, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] shadeykins)
17. Thieves kidnap a young princess as part of a political coup. They're the good guys. (Final Fantasy IX, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] pretzelcoatl)
Yeah, this one was maybe too tough... --> 18. (ANIME, SCI-FI ACTION/COMEDY) A young boy has disagreements with his new maid. (FLCL, guessed by no one
19. The last human in existence drifts through space in a vast abandoned ship. It's a comedy. (Red Dwarf, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] bugen)
20. Prisoners concoct elaborate escape plan with help from an American circus acrobat after learning that their captors intend to turn them into pies. (Chicken Run, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] pretzelcoatl)

Date: 2010-04-23 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pretzelcoatl.livejournal.com
12. Batman Begins

17. Final Fantasy IX

20. Chicken Run. Also, LOL.

Date: 2010-04-23 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bugen.livejournal.com
Guesses:

3) Yu Yu Hakusho
4) I haven't seen it, but... Gargoyles?
6) ...There are several slice-of-life anime series that would probably fit this, but... Azumanga Daioh?
13) Home Alone
14) Katamari Damacy
15) The Incredibles
19) I haven't actually seen this, either, but... Red Dwarf?

Date: 2010-04-23 11:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tozetre.livejournal.com
8. Raiders of the Lost Ark.
10. X-Men.

Date: 2010-04-23 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moltare.livejournal.com
7 is Deus Ex, I think.

Date: 2010-04-24 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chime.livejournal.com
Having not come up with anything on the remaining ones for like 15 minutes, I decided to cheat -- I felt better upon realizing that a lot of them I wouldn't have had any chance of! I might've gotten 16 and/or 18 given a couple days to think, and 2... well, 2, I've seen, but I'd be astounded if anyone got that one. :)

Date: 2010-04-24 12:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mahmoth.livejournal.com
5 should be Jaws, I believe.

What is this?

Date: 2010-04-24 12:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thunderphoenix.livejournal.com
We must settle this like gentlemen. Pistols at dawn, good sir.

Re: What is this?

Date: 2010-04-24 12:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mahmoth.livejournal.com
Haha! You are clearly a full minute slower on the draw, so your death is a foregone conclusion...

Re: What is this?

Date: 2010-04-24 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thunderphoenix.livejournal.com
If that is the case, then I did not deserve life to begin with.

Date: 2010-04-24 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thunderphoenix.livejournal.com
And now you must further my shame by showing it to the world! Does your depravity know no bounds?

Date: 2010-04-24 12:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thunderphoenix.livejournal.com
#5 is Jaws, of course.

Date: 2010-04-24 01:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] westmarked.livejournal.com
See, I should have checked this a while ago.

5 is Jaws, but some other people seem to have claimed that.

11 is Gurren Langan.

Is 18 He is My Master? I suppose there are a couple dozen things it could be. Same with 1.

I'm going to kick myself when someone guesses 9 correctly.

Date: 2010-04-24 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] westmarked.livejournal.com
Wait: Is 1 Baldur's Gate?

2 sort of sounds like American Beauty, but it could be a number of other things too.

I'm still kicking myself for not recognizing 9. Do you mean American comic book only, or could the category also include manga?

Date: 2010-04-24 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thunderphoenix.livejournal.com
With the added hint, I believe that #9 is Sandman.

Date: 2010-04-25 01:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadeykins.livejournal.com
Oh. 16. is Hamlet.

Date: 2010-04-26 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] surgo.livejournal.com
With those hints, #2 must be Dr. Strangelove.

Date: 2010-05-06 04:03 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
18: Mahoromatic?

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