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Posted 8/2/16
Sword Art Online Gets Live-Action American TV Series


American independent production company Skydance Television announced on Tuesday that it has acquired the global live-action television rights for the Sword Art Online franchise from Kadokawa.

The company plans to fast-track the launch of a live-action television series. Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Terminator Genisys) is writing the script and executive producing along with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross of Skydance.

Skydance Interactive is also planning a Sword Art Online virtual reality experience after the television series.


SAO apparently getting a live action show.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-08-02/sword-art-online-gets-live-action-american-tv-series/.104938
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Posted 8/2/16
Well...it could be decent?
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Posted 8/2/16
Why?
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Posted 8/2/16 , edited 8/2/16
Well rip my eyeballs
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Posted 9/2/16

Nikuma Why?


Because.
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Posted 9/2/16

Aoikihen wrote:

Because.


Could be good.
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Posted 9/2/16
American? Live action? *shudders* NO.. just no..
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Haru_no_hana wrote:

American? Live action? *shudders* NO.. just no..


Right there with you on that...
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I have a proposal for how to go about this. What you would do is:

- Set the scene as whatever rooms the players are actually in IRL

- Show the physical body rather than the in-game avatar, and just kind of have it laying or sitting wherever the person actually is

- Put the in-game action and dialogue on screen with them, but only convey it through a monitor and speakers playing the anime somewhere in the background of the set

Imagine a big fight between two players that way! They'll have the monitor showing all this incredible action going on, the characters will be shouting big anime fight lines at each other, but we just keep cutting between two people just kind of laying in bed with funny looking helmets once you get right down to it. They'll occasionally have someone come and tend to their basically lifeless bodies, too.

From there the only other scenes to adapt are those when the characters are actually outside of SAO. That's all that would need to be recorded as live action.
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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 9/24/16
Live action ruins anime's, stuff done in anime that's done in reality looks stupid, the thing with anime is that it can make almost anything look cool,funny,cute or epic.
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Posted 9/8/16
Dear lord, say it isn't so..
Posted 9/15/16 , edited 9/15/16
I support this! Maybe they can make it less shit than the anime is, I mean come on people there is no way they can make it any worse.
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Posted 9/15/16

vampirecell wrote:

Live action ruins anime's, stuff done in anime that's done in reality looks stupid, the thing with anime is that it can make almost anything look cool,funny,cute or epic.


not that i saw much live action, but Joshiraku live action was done really well in my book. it's a comedy though
shounen action series probably don't work too well when done with real actors/actresses.
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I dislike when people say anime can't be adapted to live action, because we know from things like Edge of Tomorrow and Scott Pilgrim (not Japanese but whatever) that they can. You just can't adapt them literally, you have to alter them to fit a real life setting to counter the lack of detail that you can get away with in anime or manga, but can't in film. Only few directors have the skill to do this though, and it seems like something Japan may understand how to do even less than the west. Gigguk made a good video about this I recommend you to check out. As for the SAO television series, I feel that would be way too special effects heavy for a television series budget.
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