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Hollywood Should Never Adapt Any Anime/Manga
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Posted 5/2/14 , edited 5/2/14
http://youtu.be/3SvJYk6A9xA?t=1m41s
It would seem Minatsu agrees with us.
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Anyway. Tangent.
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Posted 5/2/14 , edited 5/2/14

Shrapnel893 wrote:



Well, he dislikes America in general so...


You forgot to also mention that he specifically hates white Americans, which grants him a streak of racism.
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Posted 5/2/14
no shit they would americanize it holllywoods demographic is americans not japanese...............or weebs
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nemoskull wrote:

most anime should stay anime. the media just does not transfer well.
even if its japan.


Going outside of this thread, most manga should stay manga. Some anime studios aren't good at turning a manga into an anime series.

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Posted 5/2/14
This thread is bananas.
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Let's get one thing straight here... Using white actors as opposed to Japanese actors, as well as using an American city as opposed to a Japanese city is not something to be butthurt about. Having the story portrayed in a different way is completely acceptable. If you're mad about this, you might as well tell Uchida to stop playing Mozart.

Now on to what you're saying, I completely agree that Hollywood should tone it down on trying to adapt things that they won't do well. It may or may not be because of respect for the Japanese culture (by the way, I really hope you're Japanese or are an East Asian Studies major or I just might see another person trying to defend something that doesn't need defending), but the fact that they won't be able to do it justice should be an incentive to not try to adapt it for the western market.

Japanese cinema adapting anime/manga to live action is the absolute best way. Only reason I agree is because I've seen success here and not in Hollywood. Anyone else excited for the Rurōni Kenshin sequel? =D
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I'm just hoping James Cameron does justice to Battle Angel Alita. I don't want one of my childhood favourites twisted and mangled the way Michael Bay has handled Transformers since the first movie.
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tehstud wrote:

Why should the actor's ethnicity matter?

But I agree, most american adaptations of anime/manga suck, but it doesn't mean they should be banned lol.


Personally, I would say that the actor's ethnicity shouldn't matter. But in the case of most Hollywood movies, they tend to make the the majority of main characters white. It makes me wonder why Hollywood movie protagonists can't have a bit more diversity among them. America in and of itself is a very diverse country, while American movies are, for the most part, whitewashed.

I'm still upset about the Godzilla movie. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Godzilla supposed to be a Japanese monster? Heck, they even have Japanese characters in the background of the movie's title card, yet it takes place somewhere in America...
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Posted 5/3/14
remember anime is niche. no studio is gonna put any good amount of money/risk into it
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qualeshia3 wrote:


nemoskull wrote:

most anime should stay anime. the media just does not transfer well.
even if its japan.


Going outside of this thread, most manga should stay manga. Some anime studios aren't good at turning a manga into an anime series.



Normally, I would agree with you. But from what I've seen and read, anime adaptations often tend to increase the popularity of the manga off of which they're based. So sometimes, even a bad adaptation can be good for the manga.
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Posted 5/3/14 , edited 5/3/14
I agree that I think that Hollywood can't do it well. I think the reason why is, they thinking business, they try to make it so people who have never seen the original anime/manga version, will enjoy it and understand it. In doing so they change the characters too much or change story, I agree last air bender isn't anime, just drawn in anime style but look at that movie, tried shoving 20 episodes in one movie which just felt rushed and messy, and in another case, I have never seen Dragon ball anime or that horrible movie heard about so can't put in my vote there.
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TheAZ126 wrote:
Personally, I would say that the actor's ethnicity shouldn't matter. But in the case of most Hollywood movies, they tend to make the the majority of main characters white. It makes me wonder why Hollywood movie protagonists can't have a bit more diversity among them. America in and of itself is a very diverse country, while American movies are, for the most part, whitewashed.


Movies are made to specific demographics. It all depends on the genre. However, it is to reach the broadest group of people possible. hence lack of ANY diversity. Forget actor diversity, originality has slowly eroded away over the last ten years in general. It is all about making money to reach out the the broadest audience possible. Nothing more. This is the main reason any anime adaptation by Hollowood is a bad idea. They won't care about the source material and will remove it so much from it that it would be unrecognizable garbage. Just like almost all their trash video game adaptations.


I'm still upset about the Godzilla movie. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Godzilla supposed to be a Japanese monster? Heck, they even have Japanese characters in the background of the movie's title card, yet it takes place somewhere in America...


That is silly. First off, Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the Pacific. It makes no sense that he attacks only Japan all the time. There is nothing wrong with moving him from Japan into the West Coast. Also, if I understand right, he is going to ravage a bit of Japan as well. We will see for sure when the movie starts. I can also tell you this much as a hard core Goji fan. No matter if the movie is bad or not, this movie will be infinitely better than the 1998 piece of trash. Mostly because the creators seem to actually understand what Godzilla really is supposed to be.
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TheAZ126 wrote:

I'm still upset about the Godzilla movie. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Godzilla supposed to be a Japanese monster? Heck, they even have Japanese characters in the background of the movie's title card, yet it takes place somewhere in America...


Japanese in origin, but long-adopted into American culture. It became hugely iconic in America, comparable to the Japanese popularity, with even American toy lines, cartoons, and books inspired by it. I once even read a book called Dogzilla when I was in first or second grade. It's been somewhat Americanized for years, to the point of an American version of the name that's arguably more well-known than the original. "Gojira" is the Japanese name. "Godzilla" is the American name. In the case of this movie, it's the second try of an American live-action Godzilla movie. The first came out in 1998, and wasn't received well by most audiences. That Godzilla is even referenced in Shusuke Kaneko's Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack as a creature that was confused for Gojira. Shows up in Ryuhei Kitamura's Gojira: Fainaru Wōzu film, too. This time around, I think they're going for a do-over by people who believe that they can make an American Godzilla/Gojira movie properly, if only to partially atone for the mistakes of the first.

Gojira: Fainaru Wōzu Zilla vs Gojira clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIcExdpsEcQ
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Well, now that I know this, I feel a lot better about the movie. Guess I shouldn't have jumped to conclusions and made assumptions about it.
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