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Anime VS. Hollywood
Posted 4/11/14
Hollywood is the death of every single well-written story on this Earth.
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Posted 4/19/14

demongurrl13 wrote:

Hollywood is the death of every single well-written story on this Earth.


So true!

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Posted 4/19/14
Pacific Rim was influenced by anime? i thought it was all mecha just all by itself
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Posted 4/19/14
If anyone watched Helix on syfy, I felt it had a bit of anime blood running through it.
Or I might just be a bit biased as one of the actors is Hiroyuki Sanada.
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Posted 4/19/14 , edited 4/19/14




Let's all just sit here and remember these were things that happened. This is what Hollywood does to anime. These were on the same level as Uwe Boll's video game movies and these are the best anime adaptions Hollywood has made which is just sad.

The best and only truly great thing to come out of mainstream Hollywood that was completely inspired by something Otaku love is this

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Posted 4/19/14

Sogno- wrote:

Pacific Rim was influenced by anime? i thought it was all mecha just all by itself


Not anime. It was inspired by Japan's Kaiju genre. Shows like Ultraman and movies like Godzilla. I suppose you can argue the use of mechs was inspired by anime, but I just think Deltoro knew western audiences could accept robots more than genetically morphing superhumans like Ultraman.
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Posted 4/19/14
Pacific Rim was hardly known? That's a shame, I thought it was pretty good as far as big mechs beating up monsters went.
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Posted 4/19/14
Nowadays, not really. Japan's gotten really insular, and Hollywood films don't have quite the same staying power that they used to. But back in the 80's/90's, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Alien, etc., lots of Hollywood films inspired an entire generation of anime.
Posted 4/19/14
I think the directors and producers must move around. I can only think that anime and Hollywood can blend well together with a little borrowing from here and there.
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Posted 4/21/14 , edited 4/21/14
Well the guys who made Pacific Rim, took inspiration form Neon Genesis Evangelion.
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Posted 4/21/14

tigerluv wrote:

Anime has some influence in Hollywood, consider these films were influenced by anime:

Kill Bill / Ninja Scroll

Dark City / Akira

Black Swan / Perfect Blue

Inception / Paprika

There might be even more examples, but this is what comes to mind now.

I can't see where Hollywood has any influence in anime, but if it does I haven't noticed.

And you are right to assume that Hollywood regurgitates old movies for a younger audience, knowing that people have short memories and that younger people are less likely to delve into old B & W films or older movies in general. Makes it easy for the no talents that make these movie making decisions.

I also think a lot of American animation is influenced by anime.


Both Inception and Paprika are awesome!
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Posted 4/21/14
What, no mention of how Matrix was influenced by anime?
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Posted 4/21/14
First rule about anime. You don't talk about Hollywood.
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Posted 4/21/14
Both the anime industry and Hollywood are similar in the sense that they f*ck up 90% of the time. Hollywood does seem to take inspiration from anime more, and that may be due to Japan being one of the few countries that doesn't really care about western movies, but they still seem to recognize their good parts. Watch the Princess Jellyfish opening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJoeGEEu5L4. I see fanart of western movies pretty often by foreign people, a lot of Pacific Rim and Frozen. And the anime industry also seems to enjoy western cartoons, with Panty & Stocking with Garter-belt being a knock-off of them. I'd say they both have influenced each other, with anime influencing Hollywood more recently as of late. Both suck most of the time too, but they can pull out something great every once in a while.
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Posted 4/21/14

Phersu wrote:

What, no mention of how Matrix was influenced by anime?


Wasn't it influenced by Ghost in the Shell?
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