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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:23 pm Reply with quote
Between this and Detective Pikachu doing pretty well in Japan, this makes me wonder why Alita wasn't a bigger success over there than it was. The only thing I can think of is maybe Alita is more popular in the West than in Japanese fandom but I don't really know much about how well known the manga is over there.
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nDroae



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:29 pm Reply with quote
One clear difference (I couldn't say how important) is that Pokemon and Godzilla have both been releasing popular new material over recent years. Alita/Gunnm had a sequel manga that wrapped up in 2014, but nothing else recent. I read the reason is that James Cameron owns exclusive adaptation rights.
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