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Lately there has been a rush to produce Live Action movies / shows from manga .I kinda dont like it since the manga was art to start with and ends up live action.But that is IMO

It works a lot look at comics and their blockbuster live action movies.

On this case I think they went into a franchise that was and should always be an anime.

So is this a fluke or is the Live Action ? Is the manga-anime crossover dying ?



Sailor Suit & Machine Gun Film Dies at the Box Office ANN NEWS



Even the cuteness of Kanna Hashimoto and Hello Kitty couldn't save the live-action Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation film at the Japanese box office.

The film opened in 12th place on 238 screens. It garnered 27,746,139 yen (US$$243,965) over the weekend, or an average of 116,573 yen (US$1,025) per screen over two days—each theater had roughly 60-70 people seeing the movie the entire weekend. One viewer tweeted that only four or five other people were there for a screening.

The film stars Hashimoto as Izumi Hoshi, teenage head of the Medaka-gumi yakuza. Hoshi, despite her best efforts to lead a regular high school girl's life, gets pulled back into the violent yakuza lifestyle when one of her classmates mysteriously dies.

The original film opened in 1981 and starred famous Japanese actress and singer Hiroko Yakushimaru. It drew 4.7 billion yen (US$41.5 million) at the box office. Yakushimaru rose to fame after the role, winning the Japan Academy Prize in 1982. She also sang the theme song for the movie and it topped the Oricon Singles Chart for five weeks straight.

Films like Nobunaga Concerto: The Movie, Girls und Panzer: The Movie, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens filled more seats despite being in theaters for multiple months.

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She is cute.
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AnimeKami wrote:

She is cute.


I agree !! Probally needed more birthday suit if they did the transformation

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FLjerry2011 wrote:
Lately there has been a rush to produce Live Action movies / shows from manga.

It's been going on for a long time. There's nothing unusual about it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_based_on_manga
https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?page=1&category=Adapted+to+Movie
https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?category=Adapted+to+JDrama
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Comparably this week might've been a bad time to release a yakuza flick.

Though it could also just be bad.
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It's probably just a marketing issue. I mean a machine gun is so generic and kinda uninspired for today's audience. I mean let's be honest, if we saw a posternfor a film that read "sailor suit and naginata" or "Sailor suit and buster sword" most of us would be way more excited.
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I'd watch this.
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