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lambchopsil
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What would it take for you to watch a Hollywood live-action adaptation of a manga/anime?

Question: Opinion on Hollywood live-action movies based on anime/manga?
Choices:
I enjoy all of them - votes: 243 (2.1%)
I just want to see the series on the big screen no matter what! - votes: 267 (2.3%)
Only as long as they don't change too much - votes: 2487 (21.3%)
I don't like how they choose the actors - votes: 1398 (12%)
They ruin the series no matter what! - votes: 3397 (29.1%)
Wouldn't watch them if my life depended on it - votes: 1547 (13.3%)
Don't care - votes: 2329 (20%)
There were 11668 total votes.
The poll ended: May 28th 2011

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Karonhioktha
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8:32 am, May 21 2011
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Honestly, I find Hollywood white-washes way too much.
Not only that, but they Americanize the series so much that it turns the point of the story into something totally different.
Thus, I don't watch them. Dragon Ball should have been THE last.


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I chose don't care. While there have been terrible adaptations (the only anime/manga adaptation that comes to mind actually is Dragon Ball, but the rumours about both Akira and Death Note sound terrible too), I'm sure that somebody in Hollywood has the ability to make a good one. We just haven't seen it yet.

Saying that they 'ruin the series' is a bit overboard. A bad Hollywood adaptation won't make the source material worse, which is what I would assume ruining a series would do.

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Honestly i can't think any example of Hollywood-live action movies based on anime/manga.. coz i never watched them.

@Karonhioktha ah, Dragon Ball is a failure, definitely.. i saw the poster, i knew it's bad. The actors/actress were badly chosen. Cosplayers were way much better than them. no

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Well... I've seen only Dragon Ball so far... so I cannot tell... Usually I like manga much better than anime even... so when I find out that there's a manga for this or that anime, I drop the anime and read the manga...

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its hard to pick the answer.
ask ourselves first, what hollywood-stuff which is adapted from manga/anime?
most will answer dragon ball.
(and i will say it was so bad even from the first encounter)
other example than dragon ball? i'm sorry, but its nil.

the lack of reference failed our hope to have clear opinion.
to the people who have enough reference, please enlighten me.

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Well, the thing with Live Action manga/anime is they do just look like a bunch of cosplayers. It doesn't look convincing.

I personally don't like watching them. I'll avoid them if I can.

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11:59 am, May 21 2011
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yea, hollywood does whitewash everything, like the same feeling i get watching anime, and live action anime is totally different. its like the story goes stale, the acting is corny, and its like im watching a cheap action flick with feint imitation of anime exaggerations.

but there was this one exception, "silent hill" , which was the only anime or anime game , that was translated well into a movie. i mean i guess since its a horror game, and all they had to do was just directly place all the elements in the game and put into a movie.
either than that speed racer, dragonball, transformers, resident evil, dead or alive, tekken, and so on

i think its possible to make live action anime movies successful,
only if people stop being biased with the actors, culture, and the message they want out.
they should be more diverse, and willing to try new things.

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Quote from WatermelonGhost
but there was this one exception, "silent hill" , which was the only anime or anime game , that was translated well into a movie. i mean i guess since its a horror game, and all they had to do was just directly place all the elements in the game and put into a movie.
either than that speed racer, dragonball, transformers, resident evil, dead or alive, tekken, and so on

Never knew silent hill anime.. what i knew the movie was an adaptation from games. Also resident evil, dead or alive, and tekken. So their origins aren't from anime/manga.
So far i only like transformers, cool CGs! ..still complain though, how does hollywood choose their actors?

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Quote from yuno19
other example than dragon ball? i'm sorry, but its nil.
the lack of reference failed our hope to have clear opinion.
to the people who have enough reference, please enlighten me.

Rose of Versailles
Fist of the North Star
The Guyver Movies (these ones were pretty good from what I remember)

There's others but there all pretty much forgettable, but at least they're not as bad as Dragon Ball.

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They are ALL duuuuumb!

On another note, I clicked 'view poll results,' and now I cannot go back to actually vote... ;A;

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3:38 pm, May 21 2011
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I was just trying to imagine a Hollywood adaption of Kimi ni Todoke and failed miserably.
I think it's the culture thing which can't be adopted that easily. It's not enough to read about it, you have to live it or at least be involved with it for a long time to understand it. If you try to portray something you don't understand it just comes of unconvincing and stupid.


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I'm still waiting for a good adaptation. There will be one eventually, and there are a few promising directors working on things.. It's just they happen to have other projects they're doing first. ._.'' But until something well done comes out I'm mostly avoiding them, short of spending enough time watching one to see if it's worth finishing.

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6:04 pm, May 21 2011
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I choosed don't care since i don't think i never saw any of them but if they are like movies based on game then i will pass of watching them.

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Saying that they 'ruin the series' is a bit overboard. A bad Hollywood adaptation won't make the source material worse, which is what I would assume ruining a series would do.


True, you never know if the Hollywood adaption will make the series a total disaster.. In my opinion though, the Americanization/Westernized version of the series does in fact ruin the series and what it may be loved for.
Take for example the plan for the "Akira" movie; Hollywood isn't gonna base the movie on the high school aged characters we came to enjoy reading about; instead, we will have 20-30 year olds waltzing around not in a Tokyo setting, but an American location. These and many other possible changes makes the movie about something totally different from what I came to enjoy reading.
Staying as close to the source material is unfortunately impossible.


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