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NEWS: Live-Action Akira Film to Shoot in California, Receive US$18.5 Million Tax Credit


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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:41 pm Reply with quote
CastMember1991 wrote:
I really think this is gonna be a box-office flop. I appreciate Leonardo DiCaprio's Akira fandom and all, but it's just very difficult to successfully make a good live-action adaptation of an anime no matter how hard he tries. It's like Charlie Brown trying to kick a football from Lucy.


Not sure about that metaphor, since that implies the studio is cruelly TRYING to pull the opportunity away.

In the very first 50's Peanuts strip where Lucy held the football for Charlie, she panicked at the last second, dropped the ball and covered her eyes, and Charlie went flying.
That seems like a more accurate metaphor to what's happened to most anime-illiterate big American studio adaptations of anime.

BadNewsBlues wrote:
And yet Alita happened, it's possible to make a good adaptation of something it's just rare.


While millions and millions of dollars were spent on the project by a largely manga-illiterate director overcompensatingly trying to explain to Western people why manga characters have Them-There Eyes.
They sparkle, they bubble, and--if you're not acquainted enough with anime going into the project that you think you have to work overtime to rationalize them--they're gonna get you into a whole lotta trouble. Rolling Eyes
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Steve Minecraft



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:40 am Reply with quote
BadNewsBlues wrote:
Because Valkyrie in the comics is white?

Which no one really cared about?


Plenty of people care about these things. You literally just quoted someone who quoted someone worried about the casting choices in this adaption.

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And yet Alita happened, it's possible to make a good adaptation of something it's just rare.


Calling Alita a good adaption is certainly debatable.
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BadNewsBlues



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:06 pm Reply with quote
Steve Minecraft wrote:


Plenty of people care about these things.


In that particular instance the only people who cared about that are the same people whining about how diversity is killing comic books
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